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This review is from: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
Pros: Originally bought this power supply back in 2012 or something, power delivery was great the whole time. The fan just now started to rattle and vibrate excessively. Contacted Rosewill for an RMA just to ask about the fan, they told me to send the whole thing in. Whole process was painless, and they sent me a new HIVE-750 - except the new one had flat cables!!!
Had to throw a review up here just to say that, apparently the new ones have flat cables like the CM "V" series of PSUs. Very cool.
Power delivery seems to be just fine.
Cons: There are probably better platforms, but at the time I bought one it was one of the best priced semi-modular power supplies on the market. Glad to see it has held up over time. Had it in a BitFenix Prodigy M for awhile, maybe the vertical orientation is what finally did the fan in after two years, hard to say - but that was the only problem I had with it, and Rosewill/Newegg took care of it without a fuss.
Other Thoughts: Has powered systems like:
Core i5-2500K 4.6 + XFire 7970s
Core i5-2500K 4.8 + R9 290
FX-8320 @ 4.6 + 7970
Core i5-3570K 4.4 + R9 290
And probably quite a few other combinations of similar components over the years.
This review is from: Func surface 1030 Revision 2 XL Mouse Pad
Pros: Wanted to make sure I was accurate, I tried the Ouroboros again on this pad and it tracked just fine - no jitters like before. Still had to turn off the mouse mat compatibility features in Synapse though.
Cons: Not sure if this is much of a con, but keep it clean! Oil from your hands/fingers will affect tracking ever so slightly - started noticing some weird movement from a SteelSeries Sensei where it had worked just fine before, wiping the oils off the pad quick fixed it (more of an issue on the smooth side, rough side doesn't get affected as much). Less of a problem with palm grip mice / MS-3, since less of your hand touches the mat unlike the lower profile mice (Sensei, Lachesis, etc.)
Other Thoughts: Got a chance to try the G9x like I mentioned in my original post, wanted to say it tracks perfectly too and glides smooth on both surfaces.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Looks great, comfortable, very satisfied with the feel and performance. The lighting effects are neat (I like strange colors like orange, aqua and light blue - hard to find without a multi-color LED system).
Software is easy to use, combines on-board memory with an option for cloud sync - that's how it SHOULD be done (ahem). Can be used without drivers once you have it configured. Huge plus for me. I know they're working on a new version of SteelSeries engine, so I'm sure it'll change over time - hopefully on-board memory sticks around through all of it.
Grip is a low-profile, claw-oriented grip. People seem to praise the Intellimouse heritage, and I'd tend to agree - it's pretty comfortable, and lends to a feeling of control. Overall, I am very satisfied for the refurbished price, although I don't think I would have felt the same at the normal retail price.
Cons: While the metallic finish looks very cool (especially with the lighting effects), it just reminds me why I prefer matte/soft touch rubber finishes. When dry, it's very grippy for a smooth surface - as soon as your hands sweat slightly, it gets very slippery. Personal preference, and I know some prefer the exact opposite. Would be cool if they made a rubberized version (I know the Sensei RAW comes in glossy or rubberized, but why not the Sensei?) Ultimately, it doesn't affect use that much, so it just isn't that big of a deal - just be aware if you're particular about such things.
Other Thoughts: My first experience with SteelSeries was a Sensei RAW. I liked the implementation, was just impressed overall. I'm always looking for "that perfect peripheral" (hint: they don't exist :) ), so I like to try all different brands and styles. Refurbished products are a great way to try products you wouldn't really have considered otherwise, and I'm glad I tried one of these. It'll probably always be a backup mouse for me, I like the button tension, frame, and finish (soft touch/rubber) on the Lachesis better. It looks amazing and the lighting effects are nicely done though, and the low profile/Intellimouse grip style is surprisingly comfortable. Overall a good experience - a good introduction to SteelSeries products for me.READ FULL REVIEW