Joined on 04/02/09
Best mouse, period.
Pros: This is the best mouse on the market, period. It is built like a rock. All buttons are silky smooth with a nice little click to let you know you are pressing them. The scroll wheel feels great as well as the thumb wheel. I was afraid the adjustable palm rest would have a tendancy to move when gripped hard but there is actually a small level under the rest which allows it to move forward or backward and does a great job of locking the rest in place where you want it. I was also concerned that the plastic parts would feel flimsy and cheap but they are nice thick sturdy parts with a smooth but not slippery satin finish. You can also change them with a grippy rubber version, but I think the satin has plenty of grip for me. This is a great mouse. Anyone on the fence about buying one will not be disappointed.
Cons: Initially I felt adding two more buttons in place of the thumb wheel would have been of more use, but technically you can program the thumb wheels two directions to act as two different buttons. It works the same, my brain just isn't used to rolling a thumb wheel for button presses.
Overall Review: Many people have complained about the laser used in this as well as many other gaming mice. The complaint is that when the mouse is lifted off of the desk the cursor moves down and to the right. This does indeed occur, but it is extremely negligible. The complaint is that in the heat of gaming, picking the mouse up quickly to reposition it will throw off your aim. But in actuality, the faster you pick the mouse up the less the cursor moves. If you snap it off the desk with the speed of most hard core gamers movements the cursor movement is almost imperceptible. However, if you pick the mouse up slowly the cursor will move down and to the right maybe half an inch. If you weren't in a big hurry to begin with, having to adjust the cursor half an inch when you set the mouse back down really isn't a huge deal. I almost let the laser complaints keep me from buying this mouse as I frequently pick my mouse up and set it back down. Don't be detoured by the critics of this laser.
Pros: Good price, good performance, great waranty.
Cons: This is not a very rugged unit. If you are an active person and tend to keep your flash drive in your pocket this is not the unit for you. The drive is constructed of a circuit board that is glued into a rubber housing. There is not metal or plastic casing on this drive. I you lay on it or smash it any force you put on it is felt directly by the components inside, allowing them to be bent and smashed with very little force. This is also a poor drive to use on a key ring. The key ring loop on the end of the drive is nothing but rubber, there are no reinforcements. If the drive happens to get snagged on anything it will easily rip the hole out, possibly causing you to lose your drive.
Overall Review: Corsair makes great products, unfortunately this one is very much lacking.
Pros: Solid Construction, good design.
Cons: Missing features found on a cheaper case
Overall Review: Anyone interested in this case should look at the MS1000-HS2 by zalman. I don't understand why this case is priced $50-$75 dollar more than that case. But with the MS1000-HS2 you get 6 full SATA hot swap bays instead of only 3. You also get a very nice tool-less design for the 5 1/4" bays without the pesky vents in between. The SATA hotswap bays come with built in fan mounts with a 2 speed controller (1 fan included). On top of all that it is an extremely quiet case, and even has some sound deadening material on the door. Lastly, this is a very stunning looking case. The ugly front panel of the gs model has been replaced by 2 smooth doors and the power button has been moved to the top of the case and is a nice black button with a blue backlight. I can't say enough about this case. If you are even remotely considering the GS, hit the back button and buy the MS, you won't regret it.
Feature rich and very classy
Pros: This case is a pc builders dream, and at an extremely reasonable price. Zalman really threw the kitchen sink at this thing. 6 Hot swap hard drive bays can be accessed without opening the case. Just open one of the two doors in the front, pull the lever for the drive you want and slide it right out. 5 1/4" bays are all tool-less and feel very secure. Cut out for cpu back plate. Cut outs for cable management. Location for 2 hard drive cooling fans with built in fan speed control (includes 1 fan.) Large 120mm fan on the rear and top of the case with room for another fan on the top and bottom of the case. Exterior of the case is very classy looking. It has a nice satin smooth matte black finish with smooth rounded glossy black edges. This is a very elegant understated case. No plexi windows or neon lights. The case has a large round back lit power button (not a blinding LED) and a very small (unnoticeable when not lit) activity lite. All other inputs and buttons are hidden.
Cons: With stock fan configuration this is definitely a negative pressure case. the front has plenty of hidden air inlets (Recessed slits around the edges of the case) but only the included hard drive fan is set up to pull air into the case. I would suggest buying a second hard drive fan and a 120mm intake fan for the bottom of the case if you plan on using a lot of hard drives or a high end video card. I have had no temp issues with this case, but it definitely has less cfm potential than something like a HAF with its all mesh front. Personally I do not like the look of cases with mesh front panels, so I am willing to make the trade off for decreased airflow potential.
Overall Review: I only listed a fraction of what this case has to offer. My only con was not worth me taking an egg off as it is merely a warning to anyone wanting a super high airflow case. System specs: Intel Core i7 920, corsair H50 cpu coller, asus P6T Deluxe V2 motherboard, OCZ gold DDR3 1600 6GB RAM, Radeon HD 5870 graphics, zalman ms1000 h2 case, Intel X25-M G2 SSD, Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB HDD, Corsair 850HX PSU