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This review is from: Corsair Obsidian 750D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pros: Lots of space in this case. Can easily fit a GTX 780 Lightning's massive length, even if you have the hard drive cages stacked. Looks very sharp, and has a smoked window. Lots of room in the back for cable management, and with all the features it makes cable management really simple.
Cons: Could've set the motherboard a little bit lower. I can't have a radiator with fans in push/pull because the lower fans very slightly block the CPU power socket. Kind of disappointing, since I had also ordered a pair of 140mm fans for the front, but now need to return.
Other Thoughts: I love this case. YMMV on the radiator, as I've got a Swiftech H220, which has a slightly thicker radiator than the H100i. I'm not the best at cable management, so considering that even with my poor cable management work you can barely see the cables is a major plus. The tint on the window is perfect, since you can see everything just fine with LEDs, and it's not letting the LEDs be too bright when I'm gaming, or leaving the computer on overnight for a download. There's no headset rest like my last case, but I think it's mostly just Thermaltake cases that have a headset rest. Can't really dock an egg for that since there's not too many choices with a headset rest. I'd definitely recommend this case to anyone looking for a sleek full-tower case or wants plenty of good cable management or water cooling options.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very powerful card with a non-reference cooler. Overclocks very well (currently have my boost clock running at 1280 MHz, and a friend can only get to 1228 with an EVGA Superclocked 780 no matter how hard he tries) and stays cool (<70C) under load. LED indicators are nice, but usually you won't be paying attention to it. Massive heatsink really helps with cooling, and the two larger fans are very quiet. The packaging was definitely well-done and should keep the card very safe, and I definitely appreciate it.
Cons: One problem is the fan control software doesn't have any options to save settings, so the center fan tends to get a little noisy after having the card under load. Not enough to dock an egg though. Also, Nvidia restricting Kepler cards' power limits and voltage is really holding this card back, but that's not MSI's fault.
Other Thoughts: If you're considering whether the $50 premium over any standard GTX 780 is worth it, and it's within your budget, I'd say get it. This card can really put up some heavy clocks, high details, and a lot of FPS. With how well this card's doing on air, I'm tempted to get a waterblock for it and see what it can do.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: RAZER Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat
Pros: Definitely a hard mouse pad. I needed a hard pad because my mouse (Corsair M60) had a tendency to rip up my cloth mouse pads during use. It's nice there's two sides, one for people who like a smooth surface for faster movements, or a rough surface for better control. Personally, I prefer the rough surface, since it feels more sturdy to move my mouse on. Also has a foam wrist rest, with a rubber mat for the mouse to fit on, though that's going to be up to each persons' personal preferences.
Cons: The wrist rest is glued on. I'd like to easily remove the rest, because the mouse pad still has a slight tendency to slide during use. Those four small rubber grips in the corners don't completely cut it. The only reason I even docked an egg.
Other Thoughts: The wrist rest is more of a harder foam than a softer foam, so it feels kind of awkward to keep it on while I'm gaming. I'm just going to leave it off, and have just the hard pad itself for my mouse pad.READ FULL REVIEW