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Matt H.

Matt H.

Joined on 03/10/05

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Most Favorable Review

Perfect claw mouse

Logitech G9 Black 9 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse
Logitech G9 Black 9 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Quality design, super-smooth gliding, very customizable. This mouse is extremely well-suited for people who hold their mouse claw style. (google claw grip mouse for explanation of different styles) If you do not hold your mouse claw style, you probably won't appreciate this mouse as much as other more traditional models. But if you are claw style, like me, it is a godsend, as the two thumb buttons are both in range of your thumb!

Cons: Design not for everyone. If you hold your mouse with your whole palm and the entire length of your fingers touching the surface of it, you will probably not find this mouse as comfortable as others.

Overall Review: Two shells to choose from, a larger, curvier shell with full size rest for thumb (your thumb rests on a shelf on the mouse) and smooth finish. Second is a smaller, boxier shell with no thumb rest (your thumb will rest on mousepad) and rougher finish. (I prefer this one for claw style)

Only minor flaws

Cooler Master ATCS 840 RC-840-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Cooler Master ATCS 840 RC-840-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Super nice case to build in. Removable mobo tray that includes pci backplates means you can assemble the whole mobo on the tray and then pop it in and hook it up. It slides in super-easy thanks to ball bearings on the tracks. The hard drive cage was a snap to load hard drives into, if you don't mind them not being super-tight. CM utilizes some really nice reusable cable tie-downs and includes some extras if you want to put more elsewhere.

Cons: Aside from the usual complaints about this case (optional bottom fan rubs, prevents dust cover removal, sort of thin sides. questionable airflow design), the skimpy case packaging caused my case to come a little beat up, with one damaged drive bay cover and a small dent in the back side panel.

Overall Review: Great case overall. I won't be replacing this one for a long time. CM offers a side panel with window for people who want to see their hardware.

Excellent PSU

OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700 W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI 700 W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: 700W, dedicated PCIe 12v rails, active PFC, 120mm blue LED fan, all in a not-oversized case.

Cons: None!

Overall Review: This thing fit easily in my TT Armor. I know its a huge case buy my old Aspire 520W was a very tight squeeze. This thing is pretty to look at and very quiet. I'm not sure exactly how quiet it is because my vid card coolers drown everything out. Bottom line: you can't go wrong with this PSU.

Excellent monitor

SAMSUNG 940b-BK 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor
SAMSUNG 940b-BK 19" SXGA 1280 x 1024 D-Sub, DVI-D LCD Monitor

Pros: Nice slim bezel. Excellent price. Zero dead pixels.

Cons: Mine does have a good amount of backlight bleeding on the right side. However, I didn't even notice it until a couple weeks in. I can't speak for others but it never distracts me when I play games or watch movies/TV.

Overall Review: I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary with this monitor response time wise after watching somewhere around 30 movies and several full TV series and of course gaming. If your worried about it you might want to spring for the 940bf which I believe is 2ms, though Newegg doesn't stock the black version. This thing is very bright. Going from a CRT to this took my eyes a couple days to get used to. I wonder if they are damaged now....:D