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EVGA 03G-P4-3661-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: - Great performance and overclock headroom
- Great price for the performance

I bought the 2GB version of this card a year ago in preparation for FFXIV and I must say I am completely impressed. I run that game, and any other game I've played, at 60 FPS or higher at max settings, but see the other thoughts.

Cons: - A little loud under load.

I am not used to these "new gen" cards, my last card was a Radeon 4600, so the noise was a little bothersome. Its not so bad as to be annoying, but when your in a quiet room it definitely draws your attention, and thats behind some noise cancelling foam.

Other Thoughts: Stock this card runs great, but there is some room on air for a modest overclock. I was able to get mine to just under 1200 MHz on air and capped around 79ºC. On liquid though, the cards a monster. I was able to get it to a considerable overclock of 1306 MHz, which is a performance increase of 42% over its stock speed of 915 MHz, and the temps never went above 46ºC. Whats my point? If you can get this thing on water (check out NZXT's G10) it transcends its already amazing performance for price.

Saitek Ccb437080002/04/1 Pc Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Mouse
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Decent Over-all 08/12/2013

This review is from: Saitek Ccb437080002/04/1 Pc Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Mouse

Pros: Buttons are nice and firm, but not too hard to press.

Scroll wheel has a nice rubber grip and is also easy to press and turn, without too much excess spinning.

On-the-fly low DPI button they call "Precision Aim" is a great addition to FPS or detailed mouse work.

4 pre-programmable DPI setting that can be cycled on-the-fly.

2 Thumb buttons are easy to press.

Horizontal scroll wheel that rests kinda under your index finger.

Several additional weights, palm, and pinky rests that can be interchanged and adjusted to fit your hand.

Customer support was friendly and responded quickly and professionally.

Cons: The horizontal scroll wheel (under the index finger) is a bit hard to reach, imo. You can bring your thumb up to it by moving your thumb toward your palm, but it doesn't quiet feel natural so I'm having a hard time even remembering its there.

Although the weights and rests can be adjusted outward (away from the mouse, elongating it) they cannot be raised upward for people with claw grip.

Macro and button programming software is a little tricky to figure out. I'm still trying to figure out how to have multiple profiles loaded, because this mouse CAN support up to three.

Other Thoughts: This is actually my second mouse. The first one had the laser suddenly fail after 7 months of moderate use. Customer support was quick to respond and setup a RMA even though I had no original proof-of-purchase. I got a new mouse in just under 3 weeks, but since I sent them an Albino I was expecting an Albino back. Instead, I received the Black model, which not only upset me because I specifically bought the mouse because it was white, but mine did not come with the case for the accessories like the above poster mentioned. My Albino did have a nice solid plastic case to hold all the accessories.

Not only that, but the accessories I got were different from the ones with my Albino, some of them are even identical to each other, where they are supposed to be different sizes and shapes. So now instead of "forming it to fit my hand" like advertised, I have to settle with what they give me. Not happy about that at all.

One last comment, the paint on my Albino started to rub off, and the rubber grips started to peel, after only 4 months of use. Hope the paint on this one is better. It'll be the only improvement over my Albino if it is.

For the product I give it 4/5 eggs. Good solid mouse with good responsiveness and a good feel to it.

For the fact a mouse this expensive only lasted 7 months, and although customer service was great, I did not get my product properly taken care of. For that, I dock an egg.

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great case thats easy to work with, has lots of room and airflow, and is fairly inexpensive. Imported my girlfriends components from an old E-machines case (the only stock part left of that machine) to this one without many issues at all. Plenty of airflow and the removable dust catches are a nice touch. The 2.5" drive bays it comes with were godsend because I also bought an SSD with the case and forgot a mounting bracket.

Cons: The front USB ports are USB3 and the case does not come with a USB3 to USB2 header adapter. Not really a big deal, just had to buy one from Corsair for a few extra bucks.

Another con I have is that the front connector cables aren't long enough to be mounted behind the motherboard try to where they plug into the motherboard. I had to go over the motherboard in order to connect the audio cables, which does obstruct airflow just a little (didn't help that my PSU cables were too short either)

Only other slight con is that this case is very open for airflow and fan mounts, which while is great for keeping your temps down, is bad for noise. My rig isn't particularly noisy, but its something to consider for potential buyers.

Other Thoughts: Good case for first timers, such as myself. Would recommend this case and use it again, but I expect my next build to be a fair bit louder so will look arund for another decent case.


Christopher R.'s Profile

Display Name: Christopher R.

Date Joined: 10/10/09

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 05/17/10
  • Last Review: 05/08/14
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