Date Joined: 02/10/10
Pros: feels great
customization options are extensive
can turn off those annoying lights
keypad can map to the numpad and be recognized by any game
very durable cord (my cat can't chew through it which is a huge plus)
Cons: right and left mouse buttons wear out after a year or so
Overall Review: I've gone through 3 of these in the past 6 years or so. They're great, but after a year or so you start getting issues with the left and right mouse buttons. Double clicks and misclicks plague this mouse as it ages. Thankfully this usually starts happening just as the warranty is about to expire and you can send it in for a replacement. Sadly the replacement won't come with an extended warranty so once that one starts acting up you'll just have to buy a new one. Considering I've still got mice I purchased in the 90s that work perfectly today I can't really understand why Razer would choose to use parts they know will wear out unless that's the whole point.
They changed the keypad buttons on the side in the most recent version I purchased and they're much easier to press than the previous ones I've had. The previous ones weren't hard to press, but they had a click to them and you couldn't really press them by accident. The new one's buttons don't have that click they just press, and after so many years of the previous style I've had some issues pressing the buttons by accident. It's something I've been adjusting to and happens less now than when I first got the mouse, but it still happens and I sincerely hope they go back to the old style in future versions.
Pros: Low Price for a lot of Storage
Cons: Seems to be a high instance of these cards going dead within minutes of initial use or simply being dead straight out of the box.
Overall Review: I had this card for about 20 minutes before it stopped working. I took it out of the package and put it in my computer to double check the card and run some transfer tests. It completed all the tests with average marks but within seconds of putting it in my PSP it froze up. I had to pull the card and reset my PSP to get it working again. I tried loading the card back into my PC to figure out what the problem was and my PC wouldn't even recognize the card in my reader. Tried everything I could to get it working without success. RMA'd the next day and Newegg was great about the return.
I'll be waiting for an official Sony or San Disk card for a replacement. Too many people talking about DOA cards from Lexar, which is surprising considering the cards are actually from Crucial and I've never had any issue with their stuff before.
Pros: Awesome board, lots of options.
Very high performance for today's tech and support for tomorrow's.
SATA 6.0 and USB 3.0 support!
Cons: The design of this board left a lot to desire for me.
The RAM slots are too close to the CPU to use many of the high end CPU coolers.
The PCI Express slots are both blocked if you're using the 1st PCI Express 2.0 slot so if you need them for something and you're planning to use more than 1 video card don't get this board.
Only 2 PCI slots, so there's not much room for expansion.
Overall Review: The lack of PCI slots is nearly a non-issue since the board has so many built in utilities that are normally handled with PCI cards. But if you're using the bottom PCI Express 2.0 slot for a video card so you can maintain access to the PCI Express slots or you're using 2 video cards you lose one of them, leaving you with just 1 which severely limits your options. So be sure what you need before you buy.
A lot of people have mentioned having to RMA DOA boards, so i was a bit worried about ordering this. ASUS hasn't failed me yet though so I went ahead with it. Board worked great the first time with no problems. So ASUS scores again! :)
Pros: Lower mount PSU, Lots of room, fans, mountings, and style. Quick mounts for 3.5 and 5.25 drives. One 2.5 mounting.
The top mounted controls are cool and easy to hookup.
Big enough to fit the Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler without alterations.
Cons: This thing is HUGE. I thought my last case was big but this thing has at least an inch on it in each dimension so it doesn't quite fit in the same spot. As stated by other reviewers, the power and reset buttons are very easy to press by accident. The instructions that come with the case are vague and pretty useless if you're not setting up the VGA cooling fan/duct. Only one 2.5 mounting, it'd be nice if there were at least 2.
The door fan doesn't have much protection on it, so you need to make sure all your wires are secure and out of the way of the door.
There's no removable motherboard tray, so you have to work inside the case to assemble things. Not a huge deal because the case is so large, but if you're using a large CPU cooler like the Frio things can get very tight.
Overall Review: The specs listed here are wrong.
The fans don't automatically change colors according to their speed.
The pictures are misleading, the case only comes with 1 top mount fan and the fan sizes listed are wrong. The top mounts are 170mm, the door fan is 200mm, this is very important if you're going to order a 2nd fan to mount in the top of the case.
The quick mounts for the 3.5 and 5.25 drives feel pretty flimsy, but you can screw the drives down so it's a non-issue.
The mounting for the 2.5 drive is on the bottom of the case, not in an actual mounting, it just screws to the bottom of the case. It doesn't really get any airflow and seems like it was an afterthought by the designers.