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This review is from: Corsair Gaming HARPOON RGB Gaming Mouse, Backlit RGB LED, 6000 dpi, Optical
Pros: Nice texture and feel on the side grips as well as the top surface
Styling is great, with the wheel visible from 3 sides (top, front, bottom)
Dramatic DPI range should fit all scenarios
Very good value for the price
Full customization buttons. You can assign macros to right click if you wanted
Lighted logo does not get warm even at full brightness
Four glide pads
Cons: The biggest gripe by far is that there is limited lighting synchronization between a corsair rgb keyboard and the mouse. If you choose to sync them it is limited to one effect only on the keyboard. You cannot for example, set a solid color that is always on, and then layer on top of that a wave effect on key presses. So if you want a wave effect to flow over to the mouse, then you won't have any "always on" backlighting. The end result is that you can't really synchronize the lighting at all if you use a "on key press" effect.
After rebooting, DPI goes back to the default setting, rather than what it was set at right before reboot. Simple enough to fix though, just change the default.
Other Thoughts: I already had the CUE software installed to manage my keyboard, but it didn't initially detect the mouse. I had to download the new version from Corsair's website. No problems after that.
Other than the disappointing support for lighting synchronization, the mouse is a great performer in it's price category. Easily 5 eggs if they ever fix this inside the CUE software. It's simplistic enough that it "Just works" but you can also customize it pretty much any way you would want. I use the fingertip claw style grip, and my wife is a palmer, and we both agree it fits well in the hand with either style.
This review is from: Seagate BarraCuda ST1000DM010 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive
Pros: Very good performance for this class
Thinner profile means better airflow in cramped drive bays
Cons: No real complaints
Other Thoughts: For a standard destkop drive, this is one of the better 1 TB performers that I have benchmarked. If you are building a single drive system, or looking to add higher performing storage this is a great option. Based on my testing, it performs 15% better than my 1tb Western Digital Blue drive.
Minimum: 106 MB/s
Max: 207 MB/s
Average 170.5 MB/s
Pros: Top and sides come off easy after removing screws
Front fan spots have variable screw locations. Up to 3 fans. About 2.5” of adjustment up and down.
Front fan spots are offset so they aren’t blowing behind the motherboard
Interior frame top is removable with a few screws – no rivets.
Center mobo mount is a small screw, has a little lip that fits into the screw hole on the mobo. Helps with mobo installation
Tool-less hdd works well for 3.5”. even for thinner drives it holds solid
Comes with Enough fan screws to put fans in all possible locations
There IS a hole for the CPU power cable in the top left.
Generous tie down locations behind motherboard
Had no issue routing all cables behind motherboard tray.
Fan controller works well. Can control 4 fans simultaneously
PCI slot covers are re-usable (not break-off type)
Cons: Had to loosen the top to get the cpu power cable to fit through the hole
Rear-most 2.5” tray may not be accessible once motherboard is installed if you have 90 degree sata ports on your motherboard. Cage is removable though
No dedicated cutout for front audio cable, but it can be routed through the hole next to the PSU. There is enough of a gap between psu and the mobo tray.
Sliding the top back on can be a little tricky.
8 spare HDD size screws. Used 4 on psu
Form over function. The design of the front and top is partially blocking some of the fans.
Fan controller switch requires significant force. hard to get it to medium because it snaps all the way to one side.
Other Thoughts: Two ssd mounts behind the top front. Not behind motherboard tray
Need to push down two tabs from top to remove front cover. Could be done from inside if you have small fingers
No dvd drive
Fan controller requires sata power cable, and 3 pin fans only.
Maybe I had low expectations based on other reviews, but this case really impressed me for it's price point. To be honest, the styling isn't to my taste, but that's just me. It was a fun build. The only two "gotcha's" I ran into were that I had to route the cpu power cable before installing the motherboard, and I had to remove the hdd cage to install a 2.5" ssd into the top spot.
Overall, if you like the style, this is a good purchase. There are no glaring flaws or negatives to this case. The asking price is reasonable for what you are getting.