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APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Questionable Lifespan 02/06/2015

This review is from: APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Powered my i5 2500k and 560ti

Cons: Terrible Coil hum after a couple years of use.

Other Thoughts: I bought this power supply back on 5/13/12. A couple months ago i noticed a rather loud hum coming from my pc when I was gaming or otherwise stressing the video card in furmark. I eventually narrowed it down to this power supply. It would noticeably vibrate when under stress and return to normal when the pc was idle.

About the time I was starting to notice this issue, my video card had started to exhibit some odd wavy lines on my desktop under certain color shades. Swapping out to an older pci-e video card made this issue go away. I swapped out the psu for an EVGA 750 B2 and the humming went away and my system seems quieter and a little more responsive. Sadly, the video card I had been running was still showing the wavy line anomaly. It didn't appear to be a rendering issue as it doesn't show up on a screenshot and games still seemed to run without a hitch as they always did.

So basically I can't say for sure that the power supply is to blame for what happened to my video card but it seems that it could be a likely culprit.

For the sake of peace of mind and for the sake of your entire build, don't skimp on the power supply. A bad or poorly performing psu will likely effect all of your components and, in a worse case scenario, a catastrophic failure of the psu could take some of your expensive components down with it.

APEVIA ATX-CB700W 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Still going

Cons: Hasn't Died

Other Thoughts: I bought this power supply in may of 2012 and it is still going strong. Been in 2 builds since then. Worth the money in my opinion.

E-Blue Cobra 1600 Adjustable DPI Wired USB Optical Gaming Mouse (White)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Smooth and accurate tracking.
Dirt Cheap (was on a daily deal)
DPI Button (although I don't use it)
Bright and uniform blue led lighting.

Cons: Cheap construction
Lights cannot be turned off / may be too bright for some.
Side buttons are easy to accidently hit.
Side buttons are too small and close together.
Driver limitations (more below)

Other Thoughts: For the price that was paid for this device there isn't much that can be complained about. The tracking is smooth and accurate. The mouse feet are larger than standard feet and glide across my tempered glass mouse pad with ease. It did not come with a driver but there is a driver available at the website if you scroll to the very bottom of the page. The driver is very limited and only offers a small handful of shortcuts you can change the buttons to.

The build quality of the mouse feels solid but somewhat cheap. Its hard to say just yet how long it will physically last. The wheel feels smooth and is very quiet. The middle mouse button is slightly harder to press than most i have used. The side buttons are too small and close together. Depending on how you hold your mouse, the side buttons may also be easy to accidently hit. As expected, the polling rate is a default 125hz and there is no options within the Cobra driver application to change.


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Display Name: Steven E.

Date Joined: 07/07/04

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  • Last Review: 02/06/15
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