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Timothy E.

Timothy E.

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent gaming mouse!

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse  (910-004615)
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse (910-004615)

Pros: * Very comfortable for my average sized hand. The mouse size and button placement is suited for a palm grip, but I use a claw grip. For the gaming I do, it's not a problem though. I can switch to a palm or hybrid grip when needed. * Textured grips feel great for the type of mouse grip that I use. I live in a semi-arid region and have fairly dry hands. I have had no issues with the mouse slipping. * Excellent heavy duty feel to the mouse and click switches. I can see this mouse holding up for quite some time. * Very precise mouse sensor. Surface tuning for hard mouse pad or cloth. * Easy to use gaming software to setup profiles.

Cons: * I don't care for the large scroll wheel. And it also sits a bit high for my tastes. * the thumb button sits too far forward for my claw grip. But I rarely use it, so not a deal breaker.

Overall Review: I have mostly used Logitech mice over the years for gaming and have been very pleased with all of them. The MX518 being my previous favorite. Still use one on an older pc. Then I used a G9X for a few years, it was excellent. Decided to give a Corsair M65 a try, it was a decent mouse, but I did not like the grip textures. I had to custom cut and apply some grips for that mouse because of slipping. But I'm glad to have switched back to Logitech and purchased the G502 and look forward to a couple years of great gaming with this mouse.

My first Mechanical Keyboard

Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches
Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches

Pros: Loving this Corsair K95 Mechanical Keyboard! First time that I have tried a Mechanical Keyboard. I must say it feels great. * Has a solidly built feel to the keyboard. The main cable is braided and quite sturdy. My previous Logitech G510 had a somewhat flimsy cable.(Needed to repair that one to fix damaged cable.) * Very pleased with the Cherry MX Brown Switches for the keys. Nice tactile feel, but no click. Have not tried any other Cherry MX switches as of yet. * I like the extra G keys for customization. * Love being able to customize the RGB lighting for the keys. Looks great gaming in the dark. I have only had the keyboard 5 months, but so far the lighting for each key is still working. * The palm rest material has a nice feel to it. It is also detachable if you don't like it there. * You can setup multiple Profiles with Corsair Utility Engine. There several other features to the Software, but I have not done much with it other than setting up Customized Colors and some mapping to the G Keys. * Spacebar has a great feel to it. It activates whether I thumb it in the middle or the left side. My previous Logitech G510, I had to thumb closer to center to for Spacebar to register a press.

Cons: * Requires 2 USB ports. Never used a keyboard before that requires 2 USB ports. * When rebooting Pc, I need to unplug USB cables and then plug them back in. Seems to reset the keyboard. Otherwise I cannot type my system password

Overall Review: Loving this Corsair K95 Mechanical Keyboard! Was using a Logitech Gaming G510 Keyboard before, which I mostly enjoyed. But wanted to give a Mechanical Keyboard a try. I highly recommend this Corsair K95. Mainly purchased this for gaming. It is working great for games like Skyrim, Fallout New Vegas, Deus Ex, Pillars of Eternity, Wasteland 2, The Witcher 2, Dragon Age Inquisition. I still have much to learn about this keyboard.

Excellent!

CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850 W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850 W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Another quality Corsair product. Cables are labeled clearly. Quiet Provides more than enough power for my build, and plenty of more juice for future upgrades. Love how it looks, excellent packaging.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I have always been pleased with Corsair Power Supplies and RAM.

Gaming goodness!

ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Pros: 3GB Vram Very Quiet, even with fans above 75% Runs very Cool Handles any game I have tried so far. Love the way it looks.

Cons: None

Overall Review: This is my first time buying a high-end video card within a few months of release. Best gaming decision that I have made! In the past I would wait for deals on decent video cards, but they were never quite powerful enough to run newer games like I wanted. Wanting to play a heavily modded Skyrim, my GTX480 was just not getting the job done. So I finally gave in and bought this Asus GTX780, with a bit of a discount, which was great. And this card has handled my modded Skyrim, no problems. Pleased to be getting 50-60fps with HD Texture mods, ENB Graphics and plenty of NPC mods. Take into consideration the size of this card and the power it requires to run. Make sure your tower and power supply can handle it. But I planned on upgrading to a new Full Tower and a Modular Corsair HX850 PS, so good to go there. Have always been pleased with Asus Motherboards, now I can add their Video card to the list.

Great for Arcade Games

Tripp Lite 7-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 6 Feet Cord, 1080 Joules, Individually-Controlled Outlets (TLP76MSG)
Tripp Lite 7-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 6 Feet Cord, 1080 Joules, Individually-Controlled Outlets (TLP76MSG)

Pros: I am currently using 4 of these for my Classic Arcade Games. Love that I can have my games plugged in and then switch them on or off by using the power strip's switched outlets. Some of the Arcade Games have On/Off Switches located in difficult-to-reach locations.

Cons: Would have liked a 10ft cord. But the 6ft is working, so no deal breaker.

11/29/2013
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Excellent MoBo Low price Asus MoBos have been very reliable for me.

Cons: I do not care for the new positioning of SATA ports. Was a bit of trial and error trying to figure out which was SATA 1 and which was SATA 2. Would have been nice if Asus labeled them a bit more clearly.