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UtechSmart US-D8000-GM High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse - Avago ADNS-9800 Chipset, 8000 DPI, 9 Programmable Buttons, Weight Tuning Cartridge
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: More than the typical mouse buttons but not too many.

Many are in comfortably accessible places.

The precision available in the settings is highly customizable. (Adding the weights help at higher poll rates).

It's a bigger mouse and it's nice bc I have bigger hands.

The software may have a high startup impact, but it is highly tunable, from color of lights to DPI settings for 4 different profile settings dispersed between two actual profiles.

The two profiles can be switched on the fly with a bottom button (which is nice to avoid accidental profile swapping).

I personally like to customize it for different uses which I will explain in notes section.*

Cons: Of the polling rates are set to high, the smallest fibers can throw the Mouse off. Not a huge problem tho, just turn the rate down a bit and save your profile to correct.

Higher DPI settings are not as useable unless you turn down Windows' mouse settings for pointer speed. They prolly should've made it one adjustable feature with the Mouse drivers.

Some ppl report shockingthemselves or having cheap quality to their products and I can't agree. It's not a con, but has been a con many have reported. So I thought I'd mention here, I've dropped this mouse with all weighs in it, multiple times, and out still works great well as remain accurate. And I've never h had any shocking problems. I also do not use the "breathing lights" settings. Only the standard steady lights.

Other Thoughts: *I like to make one profile with buttons programmed as normal operating buttons. So if I'm using Windows and web browsing or looking through Windows explorer I have buttons for Back, Fwd, Select All, etc. On the 2nd profile, I have buttons programmed to represent keyboard keys on the right hand side which I couldn't normally use in games like Far Cry 3, B4, Crysis 3, WoT and it proves useful to clear up other buttons around my left hand thus allowing me to customize those buttons in game. So I basically have a gaming profile (with DPI settings in increments of 1000 and the mouse light on so I could fine tune the DPI I want depending on the games settings and feel) and then a regular profile with the light a different color (or off bc I watch movies a lot at night and hate the bright lights at night). The regular profiles DPI settings are a little more broad (and with zero mouse acceleration) So they can be adjusted for different situations. The gaming DPI settings are a bit tighter to allow for precision fine tuning on the fly tho.

Overall I like this mouse. I wish the thumb grip button was located a bit differently so the mouse had a better grip but it's not a problem. Just my 2cents.

Another great aspect of this mouse is that my profiles store to the mouse itself. Bc I disconnect from my PC and plug into my laptop for school projects, and I never installed the driver software on my laptop. The button settings remain the same though. I can use the back button to undo things in MS Office/Visio/NetBeans IDE which is useful for ppl like me who change devices regularly.

Great mouse, high DPI, high polling rate, good selection of colors (and yes they are a little different in cases between screen and light, bc the screen is a color swatch and the light is an led, so obviously they wouldn't look exactly the same). For the price and quality of the peripheral, it is surely worth the purchase. I got it bc I hate replacing batteries too often and wanted higher DPI w/o spending 3x as much on a different mouse.

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AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast, steady, stable, and is able to use less power than many other CPU's I have seen with less cores.
Great way to save money and still build a great gaming rig.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Being that most games for the foreseeable future (and currently) will not utilize more than 4 to 6 cores, I see no need to go out and buy a CPU with more cores than that for a gaming PC build. Many games like World of Tanks and Fallout 3 use 1-2 cores max, and sometimes the games must be modded to do so. Yes it may make a tiny difference in other processes, but if you are truly trying to save money on a build... go with this CPU. It is basically the same thing as the FX-6350 except the latter is factory clocked @ 3.9 GHz. This CPU can utilize one BIOS option and work out of the box at it's Turbo rating of 4.1 GHz (and easily higher).

If you are into overclocking, looking into this with a Kraken x60 or Corsair H110i Liquid Cooler will allow you to push the chip far past the 4 GHz mark. I have not found the need to do this though. Turning on the Turbo setting is more than enough for any game out there atm. As long as you have a good video card to support it, you will not be disappointed with this CPU. It has more than enough power (with low draw of 95w) to handle maxed out games such as BF4 (with proper VC to back it up) and apps like Photoshop without any lag issues.

Save the money for the better video card... go with this processor. (for gaming builds)

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CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Low noise, Steady power flow, great options and excellent cables

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I have only had this a short time due to a replacement issue, but the packaging for this item was very nice. Comes with a velvet bag to hold the PSU and is packaged differently than the entry level models. I have noticed this with Corsair and their higher end products.

I feel this PSU would be more than adequate to push some serious gaming setups. Whether you overclock or run crazy amounts of fans and other accessories this is a great PSU to consider. Being an 80+ Gold standard too, the efficiency is better than the basic models. I would wait for the sale and buy this model again if I had a choice between the entry level models and spending a small amount more on this model. This is the heart of your entire system... it powers everything. So do not skimp out. Go for the gold. The HX series, 80+ Gold!

You will not be disappointed with this model.

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Display Name: Cory S.

Date Joined: 10/01/13

  • Reviews: 14
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  • First Review: 06/18/14
  • Last Review: 09/29/14
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