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G.SKILL RIPJAWS MX780 USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great Gaming Mouse! 09/24/2015

This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS MX780 USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

Pros: Comes with all of the accessories to adjust between left and right handed layouts. The magnets used for the side panels appear to be rare earth magnets, there is also a grove that the piece fits into. This is pretty effortless to change the configuration on the mouse.

I was able to use the mouse on every surface other than glass. I am still yet to find anything that will actually work on glass though. Through a week of use, I was unable to find a ‘dead spot’ for the mouse to skip around or lag from not being able to read the surface. I used the mouse on my high gloss dining room table with wood grain, a dark grain, marble, mono colored folders high gloss and matte finish, standard mouse pad etc.

The software is extremely easy to configure the mouse with. I’ve ran into problems in the past trying to load different program modes for mice! I’m very impressed.

Unlike some other brands, the mouse lights are not overpowering and are subtle enough in the dark to not fatigue your eyes.

Although its not mentioned, the cord is about 6 foot long.

Cons: Right out of the box, I was adjusting the palm elevation a little bit. I immediately realized that there is no back stop on the screw. It came loose from the back piece, and slightly stripped a little bit trying to get it back together. I’m not sure why this was not thought of. However if you do experience this, do not force the screw back into the plastic. Make sure that the screw is facing straight in the hole, which can be difficult.

Some of the edges feel as if they could be smoothed out just a little bit for comfort, as with anything it is just overall preference. They are not jagged or sharp edges.

Other Thoughts: Personally I prefer a free spinning scroll wheel. However, this is not a terrible design, it is open and easy to clean.

It would be nice if the mouse came with a small pouch, or something to keep all of the accessories and tool for future use. I have a feeling they will get lost in time. Fortunately it is just a standard hex tool if you did lose the factory supplied screw.

My initial impressions with the mouse, was that it was cheap and built very cheap. After adding the weights, it became more in line with the weight that I am used to. I seldom have a wired mouse, and the batteries clearly are the weight difference for these.

This is my first experience with a GSkill mouse and I would gladly purchase another. Hopefully they address the screw backing out.

I generally would remove an egg for the palm rest adjustment screw, however I do not feel that most users would ever experience this, without forcing it past its maximum adjustment.

I'm likely going to take this mouse to work for every day use. It is extremely comfortable and easy to use/program.

AMD Radeon SSD Radeon R7 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Quality - Branded AMD - its made by OCZ! 08/17/2015

This review is from: AMD Radeon SSD Radeon R7 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) RADEON-R7SSD-480G

Pros: As with every SSD, if you have not had a chance to try one out… you’re missing out on some extreme speed for read/write times. Approx. 10 seconds to get into windows 10 from my laptop, and 7 seconds on my desktop.

This is one of few SSD’s that still comes with the mounting plate for standard hard drive slots. The majority of SSD’s on the market now do not come with the mounting plate & hardware.

Ran great with windows 10, 8, and 7 without any issues. Averaged about 530 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write times. My machine is currently an Asus extreme 4 motherboard and Intel 3770 chip with 32 gigs of ram. Running my laptop was substantially slower, however this is to be expected as it only has a SATA II controller in it.

Instructions are pretty straight forward as with any hard drive installation. A link is provided to download additional software for Acronis true image. I was able to clone my hard drive from windows 7 prior to doing the upgrade to windows 10. Everything worked flawlessly.

Cons: I did not find any real issues with the SSD itself. Some additional software packaged with the product could have been beneficial. However there is website addresses provided to download software if you insist.

Other Thoughts: This drive is labeled as an AMD, however the instruction manuals clearly state that it is produced by OCZ storage – a Toshiba Group Company. I’ve never experienced any hardship with any OCZ products. I had an OCZ vertex 2 go on me shortly before warranty had expired. And was sent a brand new replacement for my desktop computer. The process was very easy, and they just asked for a copy of the receipt to prove the purchase date with a little bit of over the phone trouble shooting to determine the cause of failure.

If the 4 year warranty is any indication as to their life expectancy on this drive. It is a keeper in my book.

I don’t know that I would personally utilize much of the 480 gigs as a primary device. However if you’ve got a lot of games and or software that you are looking to run from I highly recommend this drive. I still use several standard HDD’s for my storage devices.

LG 29UM67P Black 29
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This monitor is extremely crisp. The LED is incredibly bright and can light up the entire room it is in. After I turned the brightness down to approx. 30% my eyes were able to adjust and not feel burdened by the colors.

After working many years at home as a developer and now in an office. I really wish I could petition my employer to purchase these monitors instead of 2. The ability to have everything side by side without having to jump from monitor to monitor is incredible.

Gaming on this is incredible. It is not often that I can play a FPS game and not get FPS sickness. This screen resolution is able to help my eyes focus in, and not make me sick while playing. Even in tight spaced hallways and rooms! Strategy games are able to display a lot more of the battlefield/map that you are on, make sure that the game you are looking to play is fully supportive of ultra wide or you may get some strange display issues.

The assembly and base of this monitor went together very easily. Just make sure the bottom is in snug, or the screws wont line up properly. The base is very sturdy and does not wobble around. The screen is able to tilt up and down on the base and stays tight in position once released.

Comes with a HDMI cable, which if connected with HDMI, there is no need for a second cable to hook up audio connections.

Cons: Lack of general support for ultra wide screen monitors with streaming services as well as game design. Widescreen movies have to be scaled to fit on to the screen. This is only a downfall until movies start coming out with ultra wide versions.

This monitor really requires a video card or a powerful enough machine to handle rendering to the screen at these resolutions. On my i3 laptop / 8 gigs ram / onboard video, this struggled to even display a streaming video onto the screen. My desktop with video card and an i7 had absolutely no problems at all.

Other Thoughts: I frequently said that 23 inch wide screen monitors were large enough and had all of the screen real-estate that I would ever need. As a developer I’ve ran multiple monitors for many years. Often and most common is 2x 23” monitors on my desk.

I had to turn the brightness on this monitor way down. Even in the daylight, there is no way my eyes can handle any high contrast colors on the screen. I work all day on 2 widescreen LCD monitors, and this blows them away.

I really think I’m going to go down to just this monitor, there is not much to trade coming from 2x 23” widescreen, except for convenience on the desk. I’m not sure how you would manage to get enough space to run 3 of these wide as shown in the pictures. This is relatively huge.

The menu is fairly easy to navigate, it was not overly difficult to figure out, but different.

The cons listed above are more food for thought, than they are really cons. Most in the market for an ultra wide would likely understand these before purchasing.


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