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This review is from: Corsair M65 Vengeance USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
Pros: This mouse blows away my MX Revolution. This mouse has assignable profiles which are stored internally on the mouse. That means that you can use the great precision, macros and button controls for a game like CS GO while having a completely separate profile and macros for programs like Photoshop.
* Glides smooth
*Blue LED can be powered On or Off
One more thing. There area two buttons that adjust DPI up and down. You can use the mouse management software to define the DPI settings. If you are like most users who use only 1 DPI setting, these 2 buttons can be changed to a macro, single button assignment or do nothing. This is especially useful in a game such as CS Go, where they can be assigned to switch to a grenade, use button, primary weapon, etc. The same is true foe the "Sniper" button.
With differing profiles that can be saved to the mouse, you can literally have a different button assignment for every program or game! I personally couldn't ask for more. If you are using this mouse for FPS or even Photoshop, this mouse will work perfectly.
Other Thoughts: You need to make sure this mouse is setup properly within windows and your games.
*Windows mouse settings (Pointer speed should be reset to normal (6th tick))
*Windows mouse settings (enhance pointer precision should be shut off)
* inside the game Mouse acceleration should be shut off.
without these changes any high DPI mouse will have inconsistent mouse recognition. These changes should be made regardless if you buy this mouse or a different high DPI mouse.
Pros: I started a new build withan FX-8370 and the Corsair x3 cooler with 8 GB of Gskill Sniper Ram. When I first built this computer I decided to run it all on the Biostart TA-970. For a multitude of reasons, I realized this board was not for me. My main desire for a board was to run my computer quietly, this was something the TA=970 couldn't do. Fortunately the Asus does this with flying colors!
This board has every option I could ever ask for. I can monitor the fans and cooling inside the OS. I can even change the speed at which they operate. So when I am using this as my HTPC I can put my fans on silent (including the CPU fan). Yet when I want high performance for my intense games, I can put them on turbo mode for maximum cooling. You can even user define the fan speed based off the internal temperature! How great is that!?!
This board even has UEFI Bios which allows you to easily install the OS on a 3TB+ HDD. If you have not ever used UEFi Bios, they really make a big difference when making changes to your system.
One last this that I really enjoy. As stated before, I use this as an HTPC, so it stays on most of the time. This means I need to make sure that my computer is on when I need it to (so I can record shows or even access my drives). Before this computer I had to keep my computer on all the time in order to make sure this would happen. And if I were to leave town and the power go out, boy was I in trouble. Now? Asus has advanced Power menu in the UEFI that allows me to set a time every morning for the computer to come on. You can also define what the computer does if it were to unexpectedly shut off (IE power goes out). Now when the power goes out, I have defined it to automatically return to the last state. No more missing recordings for me!
If you have an FX processor and are looking for a board that can do everything, this is it. It honestly has all the tools I could ever want on int and more. I can't imagine anyone being unhappy with this board (especially with the reasonable price tag).
Cons: I would rather the color scheme be black and red. But seriously, that is nitpicking.
Other Thoughts: If you are thinking about it, stop! Just buy it!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: RAIDMAX Altas ATX-295WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: I bought this case on a Black Friday deal. Honestly, I did not expect much from it for the price. I was pleasantly surprised!
I was able to fita Biostar TA970 Board in it, with an FX-8320 chip with the Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler. All of it fit easily. In fact I was able to fit a dual card HD6670, Sybya USB 3.0 expansion card, TV tuner. a Kingwin ABT850mm 2 HDDs and a Bluray drive. Oh yeah, and two more case fans (Cooler Master Sickle Flow).
You would think that this case would be crammed. It wasn't. In fact it was the cleanest case I have ever had. This is due to the great cable Management offered. Cables can be run on the back side of the case, through openings, that way they will not impede the airflow. Furthermore, if you do not have a modular power supply, Raidmax had left a sizable gap next behind the 3.5" bays. This gap is out of site from the window and the fans. It ends up being an excellent place to store those unused power cables.
I wish I could who you a picture, but since I can't let me just tell you , that with all the options to hide cables, your computer will not lack the desired airflow.
Cons: The Metal isn't the strongest, but you should know that if you are buying this case. If you aren't really moving it, it shouldn't matter. If you are moving it, it will be light.
Other Thoughts: It is surprisingly well thought out case. For the price, you would be hard pressed to find anything better. I would definitely recommend.
P.S. If you have the Biostar TA970, this case fits it perfectly!