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This review is from: Corsair Vengeance MM400 CH-9000016-WW Hard Plastic Gaming Mouse Mat
Pros: Its a nice smooth mouse pad, its not too thick and it wont slide around on any desk surface i could possible think of. Simple, clean design and well constructed. Ive owned a lot of mousepads, this is the best one Ive ever had, so far. Ive hated some, ive lived with most, but secretly hated them. This one I dont hate atm, and it works quite well. Using Logitech G600. I keep my dpi pretty low, which works great on this mat, even lowered it. If i maxed my dpi on this mat, I might never see my pointer again. Its quite good.
Cons: Its not all that huge. In my ideal size, shoot id take it twice as big, maybe even three times as big, but more wide than tall. Heck, id like one so big I could make my whole desk surface covered with it, and just put keyboard and stuff on it. Anyway, that said, its decent size.
Other Thoughts: Resist the temptation to get a dual sided mouse pad, who do you think you are, anyway!? Just lower your dpi or something, or raise it or whatever. Why? Cause dual sides mouse pads are annoying. This one is not annoying it sits flat and nice and flush on the desk and it wouldnt move in an earthquake. Stop it already, a dual sided mousepad!? are you daft... Dont you know they put like feet in the corners. Do you know how annoying that is? Do you know that a lot of times they flex, which is even more annoying than the feet, and also, they sort of can hurt your wrist/arm a bit more, cause they are taller.... This is the one you want, im sure of it.... Also do you know that if you have two sides on your mousepad you will waste a lot of time flipping it around and trying one side or the other and never quite being satisfied with either... When you have one, you are satisfied.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Good enough price for 32 g 2400 kits, included RE:rev game, which i wanted. Look cool enough, and fits well enough in my system, but I am generally against fins and stuff on modules. Nearly 40 and into computers for a long time, I just trust Kingston, and reviews on the modules have been strong. No hoops to get game, just a steam activation code on a piece of card paper/thanks note. System is definitely a bit faster, I cant say its so much on the desktop, but there is a little zip going on, in benchmarks and stuff its definitely posting real difference. Im just happy to have 2400 mhz memory, im pretty sure its not the wisest investment having had 1600 already, but its definitely faster, I have a lot of it, and thats that. I had to enable and choose the xmp profile in BIOS to get it to run otherwise the standard profile is 1333, like I guess most xmp sticks. There are two profiles a 2133 with bit tighter timings, and 2400. I am at 2400 of course. I am manually bringing down timings little by little to the best my 4770K system can handle. So far all I have done is reduce command rate to 1T from default 2T. Easy no problem, bench increase. Its Kingston so while im sure thoroughly performance tested, a lot of time and effort went into compatibility and stability on wide range, so I suspect there are good gains to be made on the timings. I am not interested in MHZ increase on these. Part of the reason I bought these as opposed to other good newer brands like G Skill is because I dont think Kingston is trying to push out the sticks at max timings but with broader compatibility/stability knowing the performance crowd aint accepting stock anyway. That said it was neck and neck with gskills until order time, though my heart was with Kingston all along... Im old. Hey this is why I got a nice MSI mainboard to play in the BIOS.
Cons: I am generally against fins and stuff on modules. I like a basic spreader like my other machines AMD memory has. No frills, no wasted space. Not bad but a little squeeze to get in under hoses and such.
Default 2T command rate left a bit to be desired, but I changed it to 1T right away and had no problems. I am certain Kingston does this for compatibility and stability sake across broad range of systems, especially when using 4 dimms totallying 32 G more problems can arise, in some cases if your too aggressive the machine wont even post. On my haswell I am reducing timings little by little, I have doubt memory controller is very good. First change 1T, no problem, bench increase. Reviews on these sticks are good. Even compared to faster memory, they win some, lose some, draw some, but mostly top line, when pushed passed defaults they are solid winners. Kingston i trust because of their legacy and that is going to lead them to take more conservative roads on timings. That is why we have the BIOS to mess with.
Just to add Kingston knows a lot more about memory than me, and likely a lot of people, and they also have been in the business a long time, and well I am pretty sure they resolved the timings as such for a lot of reasons, so maybe its smart not to mess with them, but I am pretty sure if you have a pretty good last gen or two system with a solid memory controller there is room to work with.
Other Thoughts: Fins are silly and wasteful and create potential problems for consumers. Stop the madness. Want to learn how to do it right, look at AMD memory. No one is doing it better.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Kingston HyperX Resident Evil-Revelations PC Games
Pros: included with memory, simple card with steam activiation code, no hoops to go through, just go into steam, activate a game, enter the code, own RE revelations.
Other Thoughts: Nice freebie.READ FULL REVIEW