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RAZER Mamba Tournament Edition Chroma Gaming Mouse
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Loss of Cursor control? READ THIS! 12/09/2015

This review is from: RAZER Mamba Tournament Edition Chroma Gaming Mouse

Pros: Works great! I only use the DPI at around 3500, so that insane 16k DPI is mostly wasted on me. The lights are gorgeous and programmable, although I ran into issues where selecting different segments to make them do things would affect ALL segments...bah, I just left it on default in the end. I find the grip of the mouse to be VERY comfortable, after the disappointment from the new Diamondback.

Cons: Subtracting one star because the mouse came with the annoying loss of cursor control in games, and Razer never, ever responded to my email about it, nor does Synapse detect the "bad firmware" and offer to update it. I ended up searching online for the firmware update, the fast way to find it is posted below. It WILL fix the issue if you have it!

Other Thoughts: Mine had the "cursor works fine until I play a game" issue others have described on here. This is easily fixed with a firmware update to the mouse. Unfortunately, It's not directly available on Razer's site, they send you a link for the file after a few days of emailing them, which is unacceptable. I can't post a link here, but search "razer mamba TE issue right now", the top link to a reddit post has the download link in it. Obviously, don't grab this if yours works fine.

Razer Diamondback Chroma RGB Laser Gaming Mouse
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Small changes ruined this for me 12/09/2015

This review is from: Razer Diamondback Chroma RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

Pros: The sensor worked perfectly. The Chroma lighting is really neat, but it replaced the reason I liked the original Diamondback.

Cons: I went through 3 original Diamondback mice, I LOVED the feel of them. Unfortunately, I was apparently "doing it wrong", because I used the rubber ring (now replaced by the Chroma light ring) to position the mouse. With it gone, I never felt like I was in control of the mouse. If I used the indentations near the bottom of the mouse, my fingers would always brush the mousepad. I kept it for several days, hoping I'd get used to it. I eventually returned it and bought the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition, which has the same internals but a comfier design.

Other Thoughts: There's nothing TECHNICALLY wrong with the mouse, if you like the feel of it. If you're buying this because you have an old Diamondback, pay attention to how you use it...if you don't rely on that rubber ring for grip, you'll be fine with this. If you DO use that ring, look at the Mamba instead. If possible, try one out in a local store display, because Newegg made me pay shipping and charged a restock fee. Needless to say, a local store got my money for the Mamba, and I learned never to buy anything online that may be taste-subjective.

NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Second Source 210 I've bought. The plan was to build a fairly small, QUIET, powerful, clean looking machine. This case succeeds in its part. The included fans are NO louder than the Cougar fans I had bought to bring the possible noise level down, but they do feel flimsier. I squeezed an H80i cooler in here along with a pair of GTX 760s. The video cards use the stock cooler design, NOT the ACX version, as those tend to blow the heat around inside the case instead of pushing it out the rear. At the price, there are a lot of expensive-case decisions made here. ZERO sharp edges, cleanly painted exterior AND interior, cable routing behind the motherboard, tool-less drive mounts. At the price, it's a fantastic case.

Cons: Would have liked an extra quarter inch behind the motherboard plate for cable routing, it's a TIGHT squeeze. Front USB ports are upside down, this seems to be a trademark thing with NZXT though. Just like Kriss Kross, it's not cool. The front panel itself may appear to be askew, and it is...this is not a defect, it's by design. Don't worry, your dvd/blu-ray drive will line up perfectly. Apparently NZXT couldn't resist doing *something* quirky with the design.
I'd like to see SSD mounts in the next version.

Other Thoughts: I bought a non-elite one of these initially, and for my more recent build, got the Elite. The extras are definitely worth the extra couple bucks. There is NO difference in build materials or quality between the two, but the Elite comes with fans, tool-less drive mounts, and an upside-down usb3 front panel port.


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