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This review is from: GoPro HD Hero3+ Hero 3+ Black Edition (CHDHX302) with Best Value Special Edition Bundle Accessory Kit includes - 16GB MicroSD + Battery + Charger + European Adapter + Action Grip Handle + Case + HDMI
Pros: WOW! I don't think I will ever purchase another recorder, EVER! It came with everything I could ever possibly need for a Go-Pro. Came with plenty of batteries for a few hours of use (pending your settings). I have dropped this a few times and (luckily didn't scratch the lens case window) and it just doesn't get hurt.
My buddy had his swallowed by his horse. That was an interesting video!
Cons: None at all
Other Thoughts: We hooked this up to my truck on the road to the cabin. The brush guard was level with the mud and we were worried it would suck the go-pro off. We were not able to stop during this time, as the truck would get stuck and we would be stranded in the woods. So we kept going. When we got to our destination through a mile of sticky mud, the Go-Pro was there...and the video was amazing.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Looks cool, you gotta give it that at least!
-Where the USB Cable connects to the mouse, the connection is protected by a flexible plastic or rubber grommet. Nice touch Corsair!!!
-It glides very well across the pad; has a well thought weight to it.
-For my hand, it fit snug, except it kind of agitated me that my middle finger would hang over the edge. But the Index Finger button was well "lengthened".
-The ergonomics of the sides fit elegantly into my hands, making it easy to pick up for those aircraft and helicopter moves that require long strides of the mouse.
-Plenty of buttons.
-The gazillions of colors is cool, and the fact you can save a plentitude of different profiles with different sequences in your colors.
-The profiles can activate the color sequences on demand or a special key if you want.
-The macros were easy to customize for me.
-I am disappointed with Corsair here; You know you can do better than this. The biggest claim to the egg drop is the utilization of the software. For me, it was literally a learn-as-you-go for simply configuring the lighting. The Macros were easy peasy, but it took me 3 days to fully learn how to set all the aspects of the lighting. I cannot recall how many times I just gave up and deleted all the profiles and started over!
-Mouse Wheel: To me, it was a little stiff to scroll. It also did not have the left right button on the wheel, just the MMB.
-The second middle button was just under the point where it was a reach for my hand.
Other Thoughts: Once you get the software tackled (took me forever!) you can truly have a unique color sequence. But, you will most likely spend a few hours like me if you want one that does different sequences at different button presses. I did not really look at the cable, except that its a gaming mouse cable.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: BIOS - Dual boot for testing BIOS Updates. Within the bios, there is an advanced view, and a non-advanced view. Surprisingly enough, the GUI or non advanced view seemed to offer more functionality and configurations in my opinion.
HARDWARE - everything was easy to read, and was labeled accordingly. There is a really cool audio feature where you can toggle the audio amplification. That compensated negated the non-solid caps egg I was going to dock the board on.
The SATA Express is a pretty cool feature too. I tested that, and man did it fly! Although I could reach the maximum 10Gbps, I did get up to 7.8Gbps.
Also, the SATA Power port for the PCI slots was pretty slick. This provides that extra bit of power for those higher end graphics cards.
OS FEATURES - Although the CPU I was utilizing did not offer any auto overclocking, there were tons of features to be able to auto overclock straight from the OS. Also, like most gaming boards, it offered ways to configure power settings and cooling.
RUNNING - I found that this board ran a little hot during testing, maybe on the higher side of normal, but nothing that I thought would be dangerous
Cons: BIOS - It seemed cluttered to me. The rolling text at the bottom in ST Mode was too squeezed together to read fast enough, not that it was already moving fast enough to begin with. While configuring settings and going through, testing the different features, I noticed that once you accessed certain areas, you couldn't go back without exiting the BIOS and restarting (1 EGG).
HARDWARE - This is the first gaming board that I have seen that does not have all solid capacitors. The audio capacitors, although cool looking, are not solid and thus prone to leaking. I have big beefs with that.
All but 1 of the 4-pin system fan ports were at the bottom. That I thought was really, really mean. It really does limit the amount of fans that the motherboard can directly support, as most gaming boards are typically placed in ATX Full towers or bigger. So, the fan cables might not reach unless you go over the CPU and what not. But then, you are starting to create cooling issues.
OS FEATURES - Some of the applications, although luxurious, did not like running. For example, the Killer Network Manager would not run without Flash, even after I deliberately installed Flash (1 EGG).
RUNNING - It ran a little warm. But like I said before, it was nothing to be concerned about.
I had a 4GHz Processor installed on this setup, and I discovered that the integrated graphics still had a hard time playing BF4 on LOW settings.
Other Thoughts: Testing Environment:
8Gb DDR3 1600
Intel Quad Core 4GHz CPU
For $300.00, I personally think that Gigabyte could have done a lot better with the hardware in terms of giving it all solid caps. They also could have made the UEFI BIOS a little more understandable. Furthermore, before they integrate software, they should make sure it actually recognizes that Flash is installed.
Display Name: Noah F.
Date Joined: 10/15/09
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