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GIGABYTE GP-MP8000 Extreme Accuracy Gaming Mouse Pad
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs A mouse pad. The mouse moves on the pad. 01/18/2014

This review is from: GIGABYTE GP-MP8000 Extreme Accuracy Gaming Mouse Pad

Pros: First, to all those that are complaining about it coming "faded" you need to look at the pictures more closely or get a better monitor. That's what it looks like. It appears they have color enhanced the photos a bit.

Large but not too large. It comes in at 400 x 300 x 5mm / (15.75" x 11.81" x 0.2") which is about 2 to 2.5 times more surface area compared to a "standard" pad from businesses and computer companies. It is wooven fabric and the weave is tight. I've had it since October 2013 and it is showing a bit of fraying on the edges but is not coming apart. Definitely 1 egg off for that. The surface is smooth and accurate but given that I upgraded from one of those "business" mouse pads anything better would be better. I love the large size for gaming. The better surface when coupled to my MX 518 Logitech gaming mouse has improved precision and speed. I had to make adjustments to my mouse sensitivities after adopting this pad. The price was good as well and although Gigabyte waited the maximum amount of time I did finally get the rebate back. Total cost to me was $10.98 after rebate and shipping. For me it was worth it. I expect to get 2-3 years out of it and perhaps longer.

Cons: Two cons so far.

1) The fabric quality is a bit lower than I would like but for the price I paid I knew it was going to be not as good as others. However, at this point, I've owned it for 3 months and some of the edges were the mouse wire rubs and my arm makes regular contact are showing some signs of fraying. However, the fabric is not separating from the back. This appears to be an edge effect only.

2) The surface isn't as smooth as I had hoped for but for $15 I'm not going to take off a 2nd egg.

Other Thoughts: If you get it on sale and want a medium to large mouse pad this is a good choice.

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs A hunk of Al and Cu with a fan 09/21/2013

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

Pros: The Hyper 212 EVO improves on the 212+ in a slight but important way. See newegg video for explanation. The cooler goes on easy enough and performs well for under $40. I got it for $35 but it often can be found for less than that. I have an i5-2500k overclocked to 4.4 GHz at 1.36V. Temps stay below 70C when at full load and the GPU is maxed out and room temp is around 20C. Installation is relatively easy and will fit most cases. Just check your dimensions and RAM clearance. It's a good price to performance ratio.

Cons: The fan is a bit louder than I expected (louder than the stock Intel fan at maximum speed) but that can be fixed with an upgraded fan. However, the fan that is included is good and has good air flow.

Other Thoughts: Doesn't improve my game performance.

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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The RAM is relatively inexpensive and runs well. The bright red color is good for those that are interested in that sort of thing. The RAM overclocks easily on my Gigabyte Z78UP-UD3 motherboard with an i5-2500k processor. No problems.

Cons: The heat spreaders are rather tall and they do pull heat away from the modules but exactly how much, well that test isn't available to be run except by the tech-perts. If I understand correctly, the technology in the modules themselves may be becoming a bit dated so those looking for RAM and want the best tech/$$ ratio might want to look deeper into the technology that is employed by their short list of possible RAM purchases

Other Thoughts: I have measured it and on my Gigabyte Main board a hyper 212 EVO will clear the RAM but I won't be able to add a second CPU fan on it. At the present time I'm on stock cooling so this isn't a problem.

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William T.'s Profile

Display Name: William T.

Date Joined: 06/14/11

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  • First Review: 10/21/11
  • Last Review: 01/18/14
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