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Pros: XMP profile runs great-booted right up
Never have had a problem with GSKILL yet, in all the years of buying/ using
Cons: nadaREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CM Storm Devastator - LED Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo (Green LED Model)
Pros: Very nice looks - bright green lighting - very "TRON-esque" feel to it
I would give it a 2 -1/2 out of 5 , because the keyboard is still working OK.
Cons: Only 2 weeks of use from XMAS time and the mouse has developed a very loud squeaking noise from the scroll wheel... Sounds like a grocery cart wheel ! - Which also makes any text being read jitter up & down , so the scroll wheel is obviously defective.
Now I didn't go into this unit with blinders on - I realize it is a very cheap KB/ Mouse combo unit - BUT- on the same hand, it is from CoolerMaster and I fully expected a little better product than 2 weeks worth of use before giving it up.
I am now reading all the other reviews, that weren't up at the time of my purchase, about the very same thing. I am seeing 4 other reviews/ complaints about scroll wheel squeaking between 2 wks.- 30 days. CoolerMaster & Newegg might want to get together on the matter ( recall , version 2.0 .etc.. )
Other Thoughts: *SIDE NOTE* - Newegg gave me a slight bit of hassle about this too. I did a live chat ( which I waiting 20 minutes on hold for ) so I could explain the issue to the rep.
-of which I was told 'Sorry, this is passed the 30 day return' - by 2 days !!!
- I had to do a short bit of arguing the matter back & forth several times to get the 'Managers' approval for an exchange . A little disappointed in Newegg's stance during the holidays about extended returns on purchases ( Like almost every store has )
I shouldn't have had to argue about this matter , especially concerning it was only less than $30.....
I will have to send it off first, then wait a week or 2 to get a new one back .
Pros: looks cool / appears to stay cool with low fan noise
Cons: Arrived DOA- took my original Visiontek 7970 out of system- put this MSI one in it's place = system refused to boot w/ error code of not recognizing video. Tried reseating it, nothing. put my original 7970 card back in = perfect boots right up
try this card in bottom slot- crossfire w/ good card up top = screen blackouts randomly and /or static lines buzzing up and down the monitor
Take new MSI card out of system = everything runs fine again w/ older 7970
Checked my motherboard Bios anyways. just to be sure ( it was up to date ) tried 2 different AMD drivers just for giggles --> I knew it was a bad card but I always try to go above and beyond testing for RMA's because it is such a hassle.
Other Thoughts: Extremely disappointed in MSI quality of testing on this one. I have rarely gotten a bad MSI product but was still very aggravating....
Now i am hearing rimours that the 7970 can Xfire w/ th newer r9 280x AMD cards - so maybe I'll try one of those in the near future.
BUT not sure I'll go with an MSI 280x or not after this...