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ZALMAN ZM-GM4 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 8200 dpi Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Solid...but annoying 09/19/2015

This review is from: ZALMAN ZM-GM4 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 8200 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Let's get it right out in front. This mouse markets heavily on looks and it looks great. Like a love child between a transformer and the batmobile.

The customizability is its biggest selling point though.
Easily set the width on both sides for your grip preference while you can extend the back to better place your fingers for awkward button presses. Weight adding system is super cool, little gold hex bolt heads that are anodized with reflective paint make for a very nifty look. Only problem is the viewing window is so dark the effect is completely lost.

Solid response but it's 2015, no points for that, no skipping even on pretty poor surfaces, the mapping program is intuitive and quick to set up.

Braided cable is a solid plus

Cons: it's...jiggly.
For such a solid mouse, and this thing is solid, the main left and right buttons and silly little function slider thing have a decent amount of play in every direction which smacks of cheapness and is off-putting when the rest of the mouse is built like a brick.

There's this light at the top of the mouse where cable meets body, and every input it senses, a bright blue LED lights up. This is absurd, annoying, and has no inherent functionality other than to reassure you that yes, you did indeed just move the mouse. Haven't found a way to disable it but I've never looked forward to something breaking so much in my life.

While this mouse is customizable in basically every significant way, it's (and I quote) "masculine design" prohibits it from being the most comfortable mouse I've ever used. It fits my hand perfectly, and yet remains feeling somewhat alien. Weird angles for the sake of design and a bulgy thickness make this feel ever so slightly off...Time will tell and I'll update later, not really a con because every hand is different, maybe my hands are weird.

Other Thoughts: Used an analytical balance in the lab to test the weights...come on guys, these things are all over the place. You got the 3g part right, everything following the first digit is variable.

Yes, I realize this doesn't matter and has literally no impact on the sensed weight. I just thought it was funny.

Egg dropped for jiggly bits and that fracking LED that turns on every time I even look at it funny.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Great sink 07/14/2013

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

Pros: -Quiet
At low speeds this thing sounds like a flea breathing. When cranked up it's about as loud as a mouse farting on the far side of a room

Keeps the CPU temp down even when OCd for extended periods

Cons: BIG
Hesus Tapdancing Cristo this thing is tall! It will overshadow your motherboard like an imposing monolith as your graphics card and its inferior fans cower in fear

I have the Raidmax smilodon case and had to remove the fan that was on the plexiglass window and very slightly shave down a corner of the fan shroud that's on the GPU stabilizer bar to get it to fit.

It's obnoxious to install (you have to pull the entire mobo out of your case) and it doesn't sit perfect, it will slide/rotate a little bit even after tightening down the screws.

Creative GigaWorks T40 II 32W RMS 2.0 Speakers
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Exactly what I paid for 07/14/2013

This review is from: Creative GigaWorks T40 II 32W RMS 2.0 Speakers

Pros: Good looking setup, black on yellow just looks awesome.

You generally get what you pay for with speakers unless you're looking for brand status. These sound good through all volume levels, haven't gotten any cracks or popping, vibrating buzzes, etc. Not the best on the market, certainly not the worst. I use them almost exclusively for gaming and they're exactly what I wanted

Cons: Minor annoyance: They go into power save mode after 10 minutes of inactivity and it takes a few seconds for them to wake up again so if you're watching videos make sure to wake them up first.

They are bigger than the pictures might have you believe, these suckers are tall so do your measurements.

Other Thoughts: These won't give you thudding bass, but you should already know that if you're looking at a 2.0 setup.


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Display Name: Thomas K.

Date Joined: 08/09/12

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  • First Review: 07/14/13
  • Last Review: 09/19/15
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