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Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 4FD-00006 Grey 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired BlueTrack Mouse
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Smooth scroll wheel

Cons: Left mouse button squeaks; difficult to double click

Other Thoughts: I like the shape, the tracking ability, and the scroll wheel. I hate the action of the left mouse button--it squeaks and is difficult to double-click due to sluggish return to position. This mouse is one week old, which makes me suspect a defective unit, but the fact that so many other people complain of a squeaking left mouse button makes me suspect a manufacturing defect.

ECS A75F-M2 FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: None yet; not yet operable

Cons: Lacks the standard heatsink backplate, so it's impossible to attach after-market heatsinks (heatsink manufacturers don't include the backplate, because it's usually part of the motherboard)

Other Thoughts: I requested help from Newegg, and their reply was that I should have known the motherboard didn't include the backplate. I am not happy with this response. I wrote to Noctua, whose cooler I bought, and said they can ship me a backplate from Austria (their home office), which will take about three weeks. By the time I have this motherboard assembled, most of the 30-day return period will have expired.

Antec NSK1380 Black/ Silver Steel MicroATX Cube Computer Case 350W Power Supply
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Clever design, but cramped 07/26/2010

This review is from: Antec NSK1380 Black/ Silver Steel MicroATX Cube Computer Case 350W Power Supply

Pros: Good build quality, clever design that fits all components in a small-volume case (but see below); efficient power supply; quiet; only two stand-offs take screws while the ones under the PSU are hooks--the arrangement holds the MB firmly in position without requiring removal of the PSU to reach all the screws.

Cons: The right-most hard drive rests on my CPU heatsink, blocking the fan from turning. The case is cramped, making it difficult to work. The SATA power adapters on the PSU are too short; they do not reach the recommended positions for the hard drives (I had to buy extension cables).

Other Thoughts: I used this case for two years with a file server. I use the Zalman 8000 heatsink & fan because it's one of the very few that fit in this case. I had to replace the MB this past month, and I discovered that the new MSI 740 MB (AMD) is slightly different in position--the heatsink sits a millimeter or so higher, and the hard drive blocks the fan from turning. I didn't discover this when testing the machine with the case open and the drive cage rotated up. I rotated the drive cage into position, closed up the case, and only discovered the problem when the thermal shut-off kicked in.
If you use 2.5" hard drives or find a heatsink/fan that sits lower than the Zalman 8000, you can consider this a 3- or even 4-egg case rather than a 2-egg case.


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Display Name: Dean S.

Date Joined: 04/14/05

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 05/20/05
  • Last Review: 03/19/14
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