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GAMDIAS ZEUS GMS1100 Black 11 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 8200 dpi Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Great mouse, destructive software 12/12/2013

This review is from: GAMDIAS ZEUS GMS1100 Black 11 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 8200 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Beautiful mouse. Excellent design and nice button layout. Works great out of the box.

Cons: The HERA software that is required for creating profiles and changing DPI settings is loaded with bugs and bricks the mouse. After using the software to adjust color and DPI the mouse no longer worked correctly. After applying the changes to the mouse, the DPI buttons either made it so that it only scrolls vertically very fast and horizontally very slow. Pressing the different DPI buttons on the mouse only invert the behavior making the mouse effectively useless.
The HERA software erased the default profiles on the mouse and it seems there is no way to restore the mouse to factory default.

Also, since the first time opening the HERA sofware, every time I open the HERA software it tells me "The USB serial number is incorrect." This message only applies to this mouse as I also have the HERMES keyboard and it has no problems. It does this everytime the program is loaded or the mouse is unplugged and plugged back in (regardless of USB port the mouse is plugged into).

Other Thoughts: I had very high hopes for this mouse but the software ruined the experience and caused me to open an RMA with newegg since GAMDIAS doesn't seem to respond to support emails and doesn't have any useful information regarding fixes for these issues.

Just goes to show how awesome hardware can ruined by awful software.

For those who are thinking of purchasing this mouse make sure to NEVER EVER download and use the HERA software and stick with the default profiles.

The default DPI profiles are nice, the 4 side buttons include back, forward browsing buttons and volume up and down. You can also customize the led colors for the scroll wheel. All this without needing the HERA software.

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AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.9GHz/4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W 8-Core Desktop Processor with Liquid Cooling Kit FD8150FRGUWOX
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nice looking and very reliable. These custom AMD exclusive coolers are made by Asetek and are of high quality. Performs as good as a Corsair H80i.

Included software lets you change the LED color of the FX logo and set fan speeds based on liquid temperature.

Cons: Extremely difficult to install. The included instructions are not detailed enough in showing how the small clips connect the pump housing to 4 screws. It's like there is a whole step missing from the assembly diagram.

Be careful when connecting the small clips not to break them.

Fans are very loud when running at max speed but you will only encounter this when stress testing.

Other Thoughts: I must have bought the last one in stock since soon after I purchased this the item went discontinued. I actually purchased this to use with an FX-8350, and I've added the included FX-8150 to my collection of cpus. I don't even know if the included 8150 works as I have never even unboxed it yet (I'll assume it does).

For those wondering, this cooler works with all AM3 and AM3+ cpus. This includes the FX-9590.

I use this cooler with an 8350@4.8Ghz and it keeps temps down to 54C when x264 encoding + gaming, this is with 24C ambient.

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AMD Radeon™ RP1866 Performance Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory AP316G1869U2K
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Runs at rated speed of 1866mhz when paired with an AMD FX-8350@4.8Ghz. Easy to set up using the AMP (AMD Memory Profile). I also tested it with an i5-3570k@4.5Ghz and it runs at 1866mhz via XMP.

Good ram and was priced well when it first came out back in Q1 of 2013.

Cons: The first pair I received was defective. I had to do an RMA. Typically RAM is the component in a PC that is most likely to be DOA compared to other parts. It could pass memtest86+ but would cause issues when running various applications such as games or x264 encoding. Same behavior when running at both 1600 and 1866mhz.

Other Thoughts: This is very good memory for those looking to build a "pure AMD PC".

I have this memory currently installed in the following:

CPU: FX-8350 @4.8Ghz
Motherboard: Crosshair V Formula-Z
RAM: 16gb AMD Memory 1866mhz
GPU: Asus Matrix Platinum HD 7970 Ghz

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Display Name: Craig L.

Date Joined: 05/21/06

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  • First Review: 09/19/13
  • Last Review: 12/12/13
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