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5 out of 5 eggs High quality product 01/11/2016

This review is from: RAZER DeathAdder Chroma USB Gaming Mouse

Pros: This is my first actual gaming mouse and I feel like I'm on a new planet. I will certainly never go back to a mouse that doesn't have HARDWARE-LEVEL CPI adjustment. The lighting is neat and the RBG adjustments are great because I don't really like the green.

I'm also coming off a wireless mouse which I did like, but not having to worry about recharging the batteries will be nice, and I think the wireless module was starting to fail. This is just so much more reliable and I don't really care about a cable.

This comes down to personal preference but I REALLY like not having too many buttons. The two thumb buttons are far away from where I might accidentally push them like I have on previous mice. I doubt I'll ever assign them to any controls in-game but it's nice to have at least those two if I change my mind, because they ARE quite convenient.

Again, hardware CPI adjustment up to 10,000 CPI is overkill but really nice to have.

The shape is perfect for my fingertip / palm grip. Once I'm in the zone, I forget I'm holding a mouse.

Cons: I'd like a more advanced colour control system if I'm going to pay ~$30 extra for lights. For some reason, the mouse wheel doesn't have the breathing option the palm area has, and the only other options are static or the preset spectrum shifting.

There's no way to have the spectrum only change from blue to purple, or to control the duration of the breathing (for example I don't like how the lights are OFF for a couple of seconds through each cycle). Even something as small as having static while using the PC and breathing when the monitor is off would make my day.

Other Thoughts: Aside from that, if I have any negative feelings about the mouse, it's because it's a strange mouse I haven't fully adjusted or gotten used to yet.

The mouse is a LOT lighter than what I came from (partially because it included a battery) so it almost feels "cheap" even though the quality of the mouse is far from cheap.

I'm relieved to be free from having to control the sensitivity via Windows. I also can't believe I was using pointer acceleration without knowing it. My control is now quite awful because the feel has changed completely, but I also feel like I'll be able to make real progress in my mouse accuracy as I re-train my muscle memory.

As an aside, if you're using pointer acceleration (known as "Enhance Pointer Precision" in Windows) and you have any interest in improving your skill with the mouse, just turn it off. Yeah, it'll feel like junk and you might even need to lower the sensitivity if you find it difficult to hit a very small target, but pointer acceleration makes it virtually impossible for you to develop consistency.

EVGA 220-P2-1000-XR 80 PLUS Platinum 1000 W 10 yr Warranty ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI Ready and Crossfire Support continuous Power Supply
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Pros: This is a 5.0 out of 5.

1000W of 80 Plus Platinum power is great. It has all the connectors you could possibly need and the power to keep them all fed.

The "Eco Mode" switch on the back is funny because as far as I can tell it just switches the fan curve to run be off when possible and running as slowly as possible. I wouldn't count turning off one fan as Eco-friendly but what I actually wanted on my power supply was a way to turn off the freaking fan, and there it is!

Cons: Not a single one.

Other Thoughts: I look forward to digital power supplies, or power supplies that offer some flexibility in terms of control.

For example, one feature that would be over the top would be an adjustable peripheral slot. Cover it with a warning (require a screwdriver to remove the cover, even) just to be sure. Then you've built a full fan controller right into the power supply itself.

For my own system, I have 14 fans. They're too weak at 5V but their combined noise is just a bit too much at 12V. I don't want to re-wire a Molex plug for 7V because I don't know how the PSU will react to power being fed backward into the 5V rail.

In this instance, a single peripheral port with controllable voltage would be the cherry on top.

Corsair Obsidian Series 900D CC-9011022-WW Black Aluminum ATX Super Tower Computer Case
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4 out of 5 eggs Welcome to the big leagues 12/03/2015

This review is from: Corsair Obsidian Series 900D CC-9011022-WW Black Aluminum ATX Super Tower Computer Case

Pros: I've been told the politically correct way of saying this is: "Large in size and dark in colour".

With that out of the way, let's get to it.

This case is very impressive. I'm coming from the HAF 932 (which was bigger than my Dell piece before that (which was bigger than my HP piece before that)). Between the 6 blue LED's on my front panel fan controller, the blue LED inside my dual bay reservoir, the RED led 200mm fan and all the fancy angles and protrusions etc, it looked like a big mess. The 900D on the other hand, is a perfect rectangular prism and assuming you're lucky enough to have no 5.25" bay devices, the front is completely plain exactly how I want it.

For my own tastes, we're reaching the point where the case is starting to be too large. My next project (years and years down the line, mind you) is going to be an exercise in conservatism (like saving space by making my own cables).

Still though, no smaller case could fit all the stuff I stuffed into it so what the heck. I have two pumps, a 450mm tall reservoir (I meant to get a 250 but mistakes will be made), two 480mm radiators and a 240mm radiator, and three HDD's.

The case is modular enough that I could still fit 6 more HDD's if I had need for such a thing. The modularity is great. Despite the size, there is still a minimalist approach.

My terrible cable management skills were no match for the amount of space to hide bunches of cables.

All of the structural stuff is made of steel so the frame is stronger than you will ever need it to be.

Cons: The big black elephant in the room is the price (well so is the case itself, but never mind that). For $480 I am expecting something truly fantastic given that there are no electronics and no moving parts. I didn't quite get the $480 WOW factor so minus one egg. Most of my complaints relate back to the price; at $250 I couldn't complain about anything, but at almost half a grand, I wonder where all the money goes...

Even a small user guide would have been nice. It's been a little while now but I remember that taking apart the drive bays wasn't intuitive enough to have no instructions. The side panels and top mesh in mine are hard enough to remove that I thought I was doing it wrong.

Some of the non-structural components are made of very thin steel. The fan / radiator mounts on the bottom left side bend VERY easily. The door is magnetic and even this tiny magnet was strong enough that I bent the frame around the door when I tried to open it. Now my radiator is structural support, I think.

I wish Corsair made an optional mid plate themselves, and built the appropriate support right into the bottom of the case. You had to know that people would want to physically separate the compartments.

The polycarbonate window is tinted and would look much better if it was clear. I am considering purchasing an aftermarket one, especially since mine has already managed to get scuffed up (probably my fault but it still seems to easy) and polycarbonate cannot be polished.

The front panel could use an optional mesh pattern just like the bottom sides are perforated for air flow.

Other Thoughts: All in all I am impressed with the case. I think it's too expensive but the product itself is very good.


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