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Silicon Power 64GB Elite microSDXC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 85MB/s (SP064GBSTXBU1V20NE)
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Pros: So I needed a memory card for my Nvidia Shield Tablet, and when this one came up for review I requested it. Out of the package you get the MicroSD card and an adapter to help it fit into SD card slots. It comes with a Life-Time Warranty and is Water/X-Ray/Shock proof. Testing this with CrystalDiskMark, I got read speeds of around 75-80 MB/s, so pretty speedy…write speed however was about 12-14 MB/s. It is good for 1080p recording, but for a bit better experience I would go with a more professional card. Using it with my tablet is great as I store a couple movies and some music on it and it plays just fine on the tablet.

Cons: The one thing I hate about any SD card and SSD/HD is that the storage amount does not show the available storage. With this card, it professes 64GB, but only had about 58GB of useable storage…where does that 6GB go missing? While I say it is good for 1080p recording, you probably want to find a faster write card as this one is on the lower end of the write speeds. In the SD adapter, the write speeds are a bit different than above, which is odd.

Other Thoughts: For the price, it can’t be beat for the amount of storage you get. If you are using it for mainly extra storage for a tablet or phone, this is probably a really good card to get. For 4k and 1080p camera work, I would go with something a bit more professional.

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SteelSeries Rival 300 Gaming Mouse - Silver
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4 out of 5 eggs Great for beginners, Pros look somewhere else 07/28/2016

This review is from: SteelSeries Rival 300 Gaming Mouse - Silver

Pros: I was a bit excited to get this for review. Being one of my first gaming mice, I feel it did really well for what I use it for. Out of the box, you get the mouse and a quick start guide/warranty info booklet. With 6 programmable buttons and the RGB customization, I felt it was a really good fit for my setup. The sensors built into this mouse really are wonderful when playing some competitive games. The design makes it feel comfortable and light to maneuver. If you really wanted to make it your own and own a 3D printer, you can print your own plate. The software you can download really makes it easy to adjust and fine-tune to your feeling. The grips on the side really help when using it in hardcore PVP matches.

Cons: Lefty’s and people with small hands might want to avoid this mouse. The clicking of the buttons on the mouse is a bit loud, but if you have a headset on most of the time, you won’t notice. The firmware updates on the mouse were a bit funky to install…some of the time I had to restart my computer to get to the point to where it would install. Some professionals will notice you cannot modify the weight of the mouse like others.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I feel like this might be a good mouse for beginners that can get by with the cons I presented. More experienced gamers will probably want to look for something a bit higher end to show off their skills. For me, since I don’t consider myself a pro gamer, I think this mouse suits me just fine.

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Corsair Carbide Series CC-9011083-WW White/Red See Details SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower Gaming Case
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4 out of 5 eggs Great for beginners, Pros look somewhere else 07/28/2016

This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series CC-9011083-WW White/Red See Details SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower Gaming Case

Pros: I looked forward to receiving this case for a good gaming build I had coming up. Inside the box, you get the case itself, some screws, some small cable ties and an instruction/warranty booklet. The red/black/white really goes well with some of the newer motherboards out for the new intel chips. At the front of the case you have a power/reset switch, 2 USB 3.0 ports, microphone jack, headphone jack, and LED drive status indicator. Comparing to other cases, this is actually on the smaller size of the mid-tower computer cases. Its unique design will really appeal to the gamers. It really handles airflow pretty well with the feet at the bottom raising it up quite a bit allowing your PSU to breathe easy. The case’s interior comes with 3 fans: one non-lit in the back and 2 lit near the front to give it the red LED color through the grating that you see in the picture. The 2 front fans are controlled by a fan speed control near the I/O in the front to give you 3 speeds of control. (High, Low, Medium) The placing of the SSD storage is really neat as it can handle 4. It can handle a 240mm radiator in the front, but being a more compact case, this may have some trouble getting the tubing to go exactly where you want it.

Cons: Depending on how you feel about CD/DVD/Blue-Ray drives and or card reader front-panels, then you will probably be disappointed if you would want one of those. There is no way to add one into this rig, meaning you’ll need some external options. The design being sort of obtuse limits you to where you cannot place anything on top of the case without it falling off. The air filters on the case are not the ones you can easily clean. I’m really surprised that this case mentions in the description in can handle 3 fans in front, but does not ship with the 3rd fan, leaving the responsibility of getting the 3rd fan to you. For liquid cooling, the only way to put a radiator is in the front…some might find this tedious as some like to mount to the top of the case. The motherboard placement in respect to the window is kind of odd.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I feel like this might be a good case for beginners that can get by with the cons I presented. More experienced builders will probably want to look for something a bit higher end to show off their skills. I’ll probably end up giving my review unit to a friend for him to build something in as he always wanted to try and build a computer himself.

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