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Pros: Runs all of my gear without a hiccup. The modular cables mean I can tuck away all the extras in the box it came in, greatly helping with cable management. I have this installed in a CM Storm Enforcer. The cables are all well sized so that they reach where they need to without too much extra slack.
Cons: There is no power switch on the back, so once it's plugged in to an power outlet, your system has juice. If you want to tinker/clean inside your machine you need to unplug the actual power cable from the back of the PSU. This would be important to know if you couldn't easily reach the backside (power cable routed through a wall or cabinet, etc.), but it was no issue for me.
Other Thoughts: 1600 watts! Never buy another PSU again.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: THRUSTMASTER T.Flight Hotas X Joystick
Pros: First the stick: It is a twist stick that allows you to control the rudder via the twist. Additionally, it has a trigger, a high index finger button above the trigger, two thumb buttons and a POV hat that are all solid. The sensor for the stick isn't super high resolution (like a TM Warthog, etc.), so you won't get incredible accuracy, but it's good enough for most games that you would play with a stick. There is a tension adjustment rheostat-like knob on the bottom which is great. Lastly, if you don't like the stick twist, you can disable it using the allen key attached to the underside of the stick to tighten a hex nut on the right side of the stick near where it meets the base.
The Throttle: The truly unique thing about this throttle is the rocker for rudder pedals on the front of the throttle. It is VERY well designed and works perfectly if you don't like using stick twist for rudder control. There are 6 buttons on the throttle, and it also has a neutral (50%) detent.
Cons: Tough to get back in to the packaging if you're moving to a new house...had to watch an unboxing video to figure it out.
Other Thoughts: You can also use the allen key on the bottom to tightly attach the throttle and stick bases together. There are two hex nuts on the bottom of the stick base that you tighten after you fit the bases together. Or, you can separate them and comfortably sit on the wire between the two with the throttle on the left and the stick on the right. The wire for the USB connection to the PC comes out of the throttle base.
Nothing beats this stick at this price point for versatility of rudder control (the rudder rocker on the throttle alone makes this stick worth trying out). There isn't another throttle on the market like it. The center detent on the throttle is also a huge plus for games that have both forward and reverse thrust, like space sims, mechwarrior online, etc. Other higher end throttles only come with idle and afterburner detents at the extreme ends of the axis.
Pros: Large screen, easily viewable from any angle, easy menus to navigate, nice touch controls, lightweight, non-glare / matte finish.
Cons: Took me a few minutes to figure out the overscan problem.
Other Thoughts: Had to take the overscan away to get the full picture, but even after I set it to zero on the monitor, there was some unused screen area on the monitor. I had to go into the AMD controls for my graphics card, which had jumped to some default overscan settings once I connected the monitor, FYI.READ FULL REVIEW