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Corsair Gaming MM200 Mouse Mat - Standard Edition
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works great! 12/18/2015

This review is from: Corsair Gaming MM200 Mouse Mat - Standard Edition

Pros: Thin
Doesn't slide around
Doesn't collect dirt

Cons: A bit large

Other Thoughts: I bought this to use at work. I wanted something simple and thin, and this fits the bill perfectly. I didn't notice any smell to it, or any issues with it sliding around as other have experienced. It also seems to stay pretty clean.

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Smooth Upgrade from Windows 7 Pro 08/12/2015

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Pros: I'm not sure what all the negative reviews are for. My upgrade from Windows 7 Pro was near flawless. The only thing that didn't automatically update was the Nvidia High Def. drivers, which updated a day later.

I upgraded by downloading the installer and running it from the desktop. The whole process took about 15 minutes after the download finished.

- Smooth upgrade
- Familiar feel coming from Windows 7
- DirectX 12 support

Cons: - Metro tiles still exist to some extent
- You have to install MS updates eventually. Pro version only lets you defer them.

Other Thoughts: i7 5820K @ 4.4GHz
ASUS X99-PRO
16GB PC2800 DDR4
500GB Samsung EVO 850
Corsair HX750
Corsair H110
Jonsbo W2 Case
Dell U3011

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MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti DirectX 12 GTX 980TI GAMING 6G 6GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ATX Video Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I purchased this to replace my MSI Gaming 970, since I run a 30" monitor at 2560x1600.

This card is very high quality. The dual 10cm fans are whisper quiet up to 70%. I can run the fans up to 75% without the noise being bothersome.

So far, I have overclocked the card to 1275 core, 1900 memory. The GPU idles at about 39C at 40% fan speed, and in-game temperatures are no more than 65C with fans at 75%. This card does put out a good amount of heat when fully loaded however. Max temps while benchmarking got up to 81C at 80% fan speed. You'll want to make sure your case has good airflow if you'll be pushing this card to the max.

I ran some benchmarks compared to my MSI GTX 970 at equal clock speeds (1200/1800). My system is a i7-5820k @ 4.3Ghz with PC2800CL15 DDR4. Here are the results:

3D Mark Firestrike
970: 10,794 (100.0%)
980Ti: 16,613 (153.9%)

Unigine Valley - 1080p Ultra, 2X AA
970: 3,791 - 90.6avg (100%)
980Ti: 5,809 - 138.8avg (153.2%)

At equal clock speeds my 980Ti is 53% faster than my 970 in synthetic tests.

Pros:
1. High quality
2. Quiet when under 80%
3. Comparable to 970 SLI
4. Short length
5. 6GB VRAM
6. Comes with backplate

Cons: 1. Puts out a lot of heat
2. Pricey

Other Thoughts: Overall, I am quite impressed with the card. It is expensive, but I think it's a better option than a 970 SLI setup. The card is very quiet, has great build quality, an attractive backplate, and just plain performs. It is also only about 10.75 inches in length, so it'll fit in virtually any mid-size or full-size tower. I highly recommend this card if you're looking for a quiet, high performance 980Ti.


System Specs:
i7-5820K @ 4.3Ghz
ASUS X99-PRO
16GB PC2800 CL15 DDR4
500 GB Samsung 850 EVO
Corsair HX750
Corsair H110
Dell U3011

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Thomas K.'s Profile

Display Name: Thomas K.

Date Joined: 08/06/01

  • Reviews: 27
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  • First Review: 05/01/02
  • Last Review: 12/18/15
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