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This review is from: iStarUSA D-2P/2U460w 2U Rackmount Server Case 460W 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
Pros: To start, this is my first build in a server rack, which I did to mount underneath my TV in the TV stand. Building is super easy. Took me two hours from parts in the box to a fully functional computer. The 5.25"/3.5" rack comes out for easy install. There's lots of extra hardware for mounting anything you might feel like mounting. Power supply seems legit, but only time will tell if it'll last. Front cover is well made. Overall a very well put together case.
Cons: -Horizontal PCIe slots in the back. I'd rather they be vertical and only accept low profile cards, but I knew that going in and therefore didn't dock an egg.
-The top is held on by both a single large thumb screw in the back (which I'm used to) and two little screws that require a screwdriver on the sides (which I'm not used to). This gave me about a minute of confusion, and I'm not sure why you'd make one screw able to be undone without tools, and require tools for the other two. Very minor, didn't dock an egg.
-Cooling. I'm not running anything intense in this, so it's not an issue, and all server racks of this size are only gonna have a couple 80mm fans to cool them. But IMO all 80mm fans do is make noise, so I'm cutting a hole in the top and mounting a 200mm low rpm fan on top, and then removing the 80mm fans. Less noise, more cooling.
-The front panel plugs. Each USB plug is on it's own cord with 4 pins, vice one with 9 pins, and they are not shielded. Not an issue, just takes a bit of research to figure out the orientation to plug them in. And the power indicating light didn't line up with my mobo's plug. Not an issue, since I was gonna leave it unplugged anyways to not be distracting when watching TV, but some might find it annoying.
Other Thoughts: There are a lot more words in the cons than the pros, but overall this is a great case to work in. Fastest and least troublesome build I've ever done. Also, no power switch on the PSU. You have to unplug it if you want to turn it off prior to getting it fully set up. That's not uncommon on FLEX-ATX supplies. Not a pro or a con, it just is.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: To start, it feels great. Keys are fast, but responsive. Macro keys are in a good spot to be reached without hunting. Also looks really good. I wish more companies did the anodized look rather than the powder coat look. Also, one thing you don't see in the pictures is that the switches themselves are sitting right on top of the surface of the keyboard, so you can see all of the switches rather than having them recessed into the keyboard. Not only does this give it a good look that's different than anyone else's, it makes it easier to clean as well. Backlight have multiple brightness levels, not just on and off. Obviously choosing the backlight color is great. And it's super solidly built. Frame is really good (yes, it has a frame) and I'm pretty sure if I hit someone in the head with this, their skull would fail before the keyboard's structural integrity did. And the interface software is equally awesome. Every key can be mapped to something else. I'm not sure if it's possible to accidentally lock yourself out of fixing your keyboard back to default mapping, but that's what spare keyboards are for.
Cons: Can't change the media control light colors, and their kind of bright. So their red color kind of clashes with my blue everything else, but it's not bad enough to dock an egg. Just would be nice if they had extended color changing to those lights. The Cherry switches are a bit loud, but that is to be expected with a mechanical keyboard like this and isn't really a con, I'm just giving you a heads up if you aren't familiar with this style of switch.
Other Thoughts: I swear by G Skill for my memory, so when I saw they had a keyboard, my brain exploded and I bought it even though I wasn't specifically looking to replace my Logitech G510. I have no regrets. I absolutely recommend this keyboard for anyone for any purpose.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ROCCAT Nyth Modular MMO Gaming Mouse
Pros: Buttons. Lots and lots of buttons. Well made. I give the interface software 4.5/5, but that's partly because I got used to a Naga's way of numbering the keys. The interchangeable grips are sweet. The extra paddle in the middle takes some getting used to, but once you do it's really nice. Really well made, good weight. And I like the matte finish on it. Way more attractive than the Naga IMO, and feels better made.
Cons: All of these are not really cons, just personal things that took some getting used to relative to a Naga. Side buttons have little resistance compared to a Naga, and as such have little feedback and are easy to hit accidentally if you are converting to this from a Naga. Also, your thumb is farther forward relative to the side grid. As I mentioned the software to set the side button key binds orients left to right, then top to bottom, vice Synapse which orients them top to bottom, then left to right. My OCD didn't like that, but I can and did get over it.
Other Thoughts: My initial grip on this was about 20 degrees too far counterclockwise. Didn't realize it and was getting annoyed at it for various things. But when I figured that out, picking up the mouse to reset position got easier and I stopped accidentally hitting side buttons when resetting. Came to this after 3 years on a Naga because my PTT button on the Naga got worn out. Also, all buttons including the Easy-shift button are mappable to anything and everything you can think of. The easyshift button makes a good PTT for those of you that use Vent.READ FULL REVIEW