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Pros: This USB mouse was a great solution for me. Wireless, so no cords to get in the way on my desktop.
The size is nice, not too small if you have larger hands but not too big if you don't. It's a very comfortable fit, with slight dips on the top of each button to follow the natural contour of fingers.
The USB interface connector is TINY: it only sticks out maybe ½" from the port into which it's plugged. This makes it great as a front-case USB device, since it's pretty much impossible to have someone accidentally knock it with a chair or anything.
Cons: The down-click of the mouse roller (for dragging to "speed scroll" down a Web page, for example) is a bit rigid; it works but sometimes requires a second attempt to get it to remain depressed while dragging the mouse up or down.
Other Thoughts: This is a great mouse! Once again Logitech scores great quality along with price.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Pros: The case is very large, albeit a tad heavy (even with nothing in it). But that weight comes primarily because the case is mostly made of VERY STURDY STEEL (as the Newegg's name listing indicates).
It's wide open inside, a virtual prairie for all of the other parts to graze across. The motherboard—an ASUS M4A79XTD EVO—fits very well with nothing even close to crowding it. I also have a KINGWIN Mach 1 1220W PSU with plenty of room and even an XFX Radeon HD 5870 (a behemoth video card), all fitting nicely with plenty of room to spare.
Cable management is great, since there is some space between the internal and external walls, with squarish holes provided for feeding them through. This keeps all but the power (20+4 pin main) and 12V cables (4-pin) out of the way for better airflow and cooling.
(OK, I have a couple of LED cable extensions on top too. Oh, and looking through the clear side at what's within looks so much better without all the cables, too.)
Cons: I mentioned this is heavy, right? Lol. 32 lbs. (14.5 kg) of monster ready to take anything you want to put inside.
The only other thing I can think of is that the Power LED cable is on the TOP of the case, but the PSU mounts to the BOTTOM. ? A little odd, but with a couple of extensions purchased (for maybe $5 each), this "problem" is easily solved.
Other Thoughts: This is an amazing case. It has SIX fans (3 intake in front, 120mm each; 2 exhaust in back, also 120mm each; and 1 exhaust on top, 200mm) to keep it ultra cool, in addition to whatever internal cooling you may have going.
On top of the front, there are 2 USBs an eSATA, and a headphone and traditional mic jack. Additionally, you have water cooling hose holes on the back. Also, the fans have little knobs for adjusting their speeds, and the back uses switches (upper left) for the exhaust fans (back and top ones). There's even a switch for the LED, since not everyone can handle the cool blue like I can. :)
This review is from: ASUS DVD-E818A6T/BLK/B/G Black 18X SATA DVD-ROM Drive - Bulk - Retail
Pros: This is pretty much a standard DVD-ROM drive in function. What is NOT standard is the way it performs. Other brands and models do the same, but this was a CHEAP drive ($16.99 at the time I bought it) with solid performance. It has never failed or even thought of failing, it's super quiet, and its nondescript cover actually matches very well in my Antec Twelve Hundred case.
Cons: It didn't come with a SATA cable, but I suppose at this price I shouldn't complain. Besides, my PSU came with plenty of modular cables, including SATA (KINGWIN Mach 1 1220W), so there was no need. And even above THAT, how much does a SATA cable run these days, $8.00 tops?
Other Thoughts: If I need another DVD-ROM drive, I would probably try to find one of these again.READ FULL REVIEW