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XTRAC PADS Ripper Mouse Pad
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great Pad 04/28/2014

This review is from: XTRAC PADS Ripper Mouse Pad

Pros: This pad is huge. It's also relatively thin (for you americans: not much thicker than a quarter).

Very smooth, no issues with my mouse tracking on the pad.

Cons: The things seems to be dirty all the time. While that may be my fault (thus all 5 stars), it just seems like dust, crumbs, and other junk just sort of find their way on to this thing.

Other Thoughts: Make sure that you have enough desk space for this. I hadn't considered it too greatly before I bought it. In order to use it I had to turn in 90 degress so that it would not elevate half of my keyboard. I ended up buying a second so that my mouse and keyboard are on the same level.

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Low profile.
It posted and booted right from the start.

Cons: I can't give an real "rating" because I haven't gotten them stable.

Other Thoughts: Not really a knock against G.Skill, but these have given me a headache.

I bought 2 pair of these. Punched in the timings, voltage, and clock rate to my bios. Prime 95 encountered rounding errors within 2 minutes. Bumped up the voltage a bit at a time from 1.5v up to 1.65v and the problems only took longer to occur. Started backing off the timings one timing and one tick at a time and then the clock rate (all the while starting with the voltage at 1.5v and trying to bump it up to keep stable) until I was running 4 sticks at 1600 11-11-11-36 @ 1.65v and still getting the same rounding errors in Prime95 and random crashes from Battlefield 3.

Ran Memtest86+ on all 4 sticks for 8 hours and showed no errors. Ran it for 3 passes on each stick individually and showed no errors.

The longest that it has take to get these errors was about 45 minutes of prime95 and about an hour of battlefield 3. To get this far without a lock-up, rounding error, or program shutdown, I had to only run 2 sticks at 1600 @ 11-11-11-38 1.6v.

I guess I'll try to RMA these and try again, though the chance that I got two different pairs of fault sticks that show as being properly functioning in Memtest86+ after 5 passes of being tested individually seems low... :-/

Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Supports up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, Comes With Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Lots of space: great air flow and plenty of room for cpu cooler/long gpu

Prime 95 tops my CPU (2500k oc'd to 4.2 on air) out at 72c after an hour, down ~7 degrees from my previous midtower (Rosewill Blackbone)

Easy cable management, plenty of space behind the mobo side of the case to store extra cables (I don't have a modular psu. aka I have a lot of extra unused cables to hide).

Cons: The rubber grommets for running cables don't really like to stay in place when running cables through. Mostly a first world problem.

Other Thoughts: It is heavy. Not really a con because if someone breaks into my apartment, this thing could probably take a few bullets and then I could set it on top of who ever attempts to burgle me until the police are able to arrive.

Only 2 front USB 2 ports. Again, not really a con because there are 2 USB 3 ports on the front (top) panel, but my mobo doesn't have usb3 leads.


Timothy R.'s Profile

Display Name: Timothy R.

Date Joined: 03/07/12

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 09/30/12
  • Last Review: 04/28/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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