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ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Red LED
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5 out of 5 eggs Long life == true 07/09/2014

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-R 135mm Long life bearing CPU Cooler Red LED

Pros: Extraordinary build quality!
Long life!
Wonderful cooling!
Looks awesome!

Cons: Somewhat challenging to install.

Other Thoughts: I have had this CPU cooler for two years now, and it is still humming along perfectly! In fact it has been in 3 different computers. During heavy gaming my rig's CPU rarely strays above 40-50 degrees celsius.

The only downside to this CPU cooler is that it can be difficult to install, and some CPU cases might not give you enough clearance behind the motherboard to fit the bracket that attaches to the back of your mobo. Nothing a little dremeling can't fix.

But the counter point to this is...once it's on there, it ain't going anywhere.

RAZER Taipan USB Gaming Mouse - Black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great Ambidextrous Mouse 07/09/2014

This review is from: RAZER Taipan USB Gaming Mouse - Black

Pros: Ambidextrous.
Very clean, comfortable design.
Very sturdy and resilient.
Let's face looks amazing!

Cons: No frills, no real customization.

Other Thoughts: This is likely my favorite mouse for the price. Not only is it responsive on a variety of surfaces (including glass), but it very comfortable to hold, extremely well made and sturdy, and not hard on the eyes. The little vents on the front of the mouse make it look like a little mecha!

As a testament to it's durability it has survived several falls from my desk, my bag and even someone spilling Red Moscato all over it. When I spilled the wine on it, I simply disassembled it and cleaned the two PCB's that make up the mouse and the sensors and it has continued to work like a champ. The internal design is so clean and simple that disassembling it for cleaning is easy (if you are a klutz like me).

Really the only problem I can see with this mouse is that unlike other mice in it's price range (like the Logitech G500s or the Cyborg R.A.T 5), it isn't customizable in any regard. However with what a sweet little mouse it is, I hardly consider this to be unimportant. Frankly, I think a mouse with adjustable weight doesn't really help a poor player become better. Honestly instead of making infinitely adjustable mice I wish that companies would just do as Razer has done and make mice that are comfortable to hold and good weight (not too heavy, and not so light they feel as if they are going to float away).

Until recently this mouse was my favorite mouse. The only mouse better is the Razer Oroboros =). But that is for another review.

Razer Orbweaver Gaming Keypad
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Amazing and responsive! 07/09/2014

This review is from: Razer Orbweaver Gaming Keypad

Pros: Extremely responsive and ergonomic!
Makes FPS and RTS games comfortable to play.

Cons: Sometimes difficult to map everything to.

Other Thoughts: This device is amazing and makes FPS and RTS games a blast to play with all the keys you need at your fingertips. Sometimes however with some games (especially those originally designed for consoles), it can be difficult to map certain keys. However this is a shortcoming of the game and not the device. Fortunately Razer has thought of this.

When you have games that require a combination of keys, or requires you to hold a key (with no option of a toggle), you can create a profile for that game that reduces key combos to one key press or allowing you to create macros that will enable a toggle on a toggle-less command. And the greatest part is that all Razer products can have profiles programmed to them like this, including it's keyboards and mice. And the final win for these devices is the ability to save your profiles to the cloud. So although the mouse doesn't have onboard memory for storing profiles...if your computer has the driver software and the internet, you can easily procure your settings.


Michael M.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael M.

Date Joined: 08/15/09

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  • First Review: 12/31/13
  • Last Review: 07/09/14
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