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Cyber Snipa CSMPTR01 Tracer Mouse Pad
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Gamer mouse pad 06/07/2011

This review is from: Cyber Snipa CSMPTR01 Tracer Mouse Pad

Pros: Nice feel, great surface finish and look, fantastic tracking, good size for desk top surface area.

Cons: I have been using it with and without a conventional mouse (rubber) below it. For some reason I find having a "spongy" regular mouse pad below it makes it much more comfortable to use. I don't know if is the extra thickness or sponginess/bounciness of the additional pad that makes it feel better. This is not serious, just an observation.

Other Thoughts: Very nice mouse pad for gaming or other desktop applications. The rimmed blue light is "hot" if you are into that sort of decoration.

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ZOWIE GEAR EC1 “Black” Optical Gaming USB Wired 2000 dpi Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Woooo...check this mouse out 06/07/2011

This review is from: ZOWIE GEAR EC1 “Black” Optical Gaming USB Wired 2000 dpi Mouse

Pros: Fit and finish > very nice
Construction > rugged
Handling > excellent
Comfort and Size > very very nice
Weight > OK ... i would like it just a little heavier but that is personal preference

Cons: None yet...see thoughts below. If it wears out in one year i will downgrade my rating and never buy one again. If it lasts, i will get one for my laptop and travelling...i don't like wireless mouses because of the response time (particularly bluetooth ones!)

Other Thoughts: This is a mouse...not the master console to control the universe like some gaming mouses have become.
I got the larger version and find it extremely comfortable and easy to handle.
I am waiting to see how it performs over the long term: is the wheel really as good as they advertise. I wore out a Logitech G9 over the course of two years especially the fraying of the cloth covered usb wire.

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LIAN LI Black Aluminum PC-C50B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Really nice compact case but some w t f s are ther 01/12/2011

This review is from: LIAN LI Black Aluminum PC-C50B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Well built and stamped sheet metal. Heavy gauge and nicely finished. I purchased the unit for a compact in a shelf pc / television system connected to a 60" lg plasma screen.
Air flow is well thought out and case remarkably cool for such a tight/small package.
Enough space inside for 3 cards (including a largish 9800 GT video card) on a micro atx mobo.
I have 1 BD drive / 1 ssd for operating system above the BD drive / 2 1-TB storage drives in the case and could have put one more 1-TB drive in if it hadnt been for the length of the BD drive. A dvd/cd would have given it enough room to fit.

Cons: For a case of this overall quality and design, two small but significant issues come to mind in the build:
1. The connectors to the case front USB ports are not the standard 8/10 pin connector block but an actual usb connector. Where did that come from. The front usb connectors need to be the standard connector block that one plugs into a mobo. This is serious because the case so tight and any loose/extra wires are a problem. Besides who in their right mind would have an internal usb case connection with that arrangement.
2. The power indicator light connector block is useless for 99.9% of the mobos. Again. This is part of the front panel block for usb/hdd/power indicator. Wood shed here i come (see below)!
Other than these two seemingly small items this is an outstanding case. Potential 6 eggs but minus 1 egg for each of these items.

Other Thoughts: I would have given case 6 eggs if it hadnt been for front panel usb connections. Whoever thought of that needs to be taken to wood shed and talked to - seriously - otherwise this is a really nice case. Remarkable for that matter.
When doing the build, think it through. This case is very compact and you can't go back and plug in a mobo connector at the end. You may have to take apart the entire case and rebuild it once or twice if you find stuff you forgot. Put the processor and it's fan in last. It is in a wide open spot in the case and that gives a lot of room for working. Also, buy a completely modular power supply. Wire management with ties is a must. This is very important because there is no space to spare. Air circulation is very good. I experimented with several options on the bench and monitored mobo/processor/video card temps for a while with heavy use. Ended up closing off the vent and adding 1 other 120 mm fan on the power supply side of the case for best air flow.

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Display Name: August E.

Date Joined: 03/19/05

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  • Last Review: 06/07/11
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