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Crucial MX100 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Excellent drive in terms of read speed. No noted consistency problems while using more than 50% of drive space.

Cons: No Crucial software suite/ tool box. Crucial rally needs to step it up on this issue to enable easier Firmware updates (at the least).

Write speeds are faster than an HDD but do not compare well to the offering of another brand's mid-range SSD. Also notice a (small) drop in performance of write speeds after hitting the 50% mark in drive space usage. Not a deal breaker by far.

Other Thoughts: This drive is excellent as my secondary/games SSD and I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
I would, however, not recommend buying this drive unless the MX200 version is unavailable immediately and you need an SSD NOW!!!

CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMY8GX3M2A1600C9B (Blue)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works as advertised/expected. Not much ability to OC so the heat spreaders are just for show but they are lovely and match standard blue/black color schemes well.

Cons: Not listed in any Motherboard manufacturers' QVLs for Z97 series (or many Z87 series) that I've seen although the Vengeance and Vengeance LP are - Hope the only real difference is the heat spreader but it may not be as mostly BOTH the Vengeance and the Vengeance LP are listed, just not the Vengeance Pro

Should note, the Vengeance Pro is OFTEN listed in QVLs for the higher MHz sets (usually 2133 and above sometimes 1866)

Other Thoughts: I bought this set to pair with an identical Silver set (CMY8GX3M2A1600C9A) but it took some doing to get them to work at 1600MHz CL9 when installed together (when either set was installed alone there were no issues in any way).
Resolved easily by adjusting timings and giving a small voltage boost to RAM and Ring Bus. Would be a real issue for the less tech savvy/beginner without doubt.

It would be nice if it were practical for Newegg to be able to check the manufacture Year/Month so as to be able to get sets from the same Bin/Lot as this is the reason (I believe) that the XMP profiles were not "compatible" between sets.

Mionix NAOS 7000 000MIO7000M Black 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB 2.0 Wired Optical 7000 dpi Gaming Mouse
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Excellent tracking with great button response. Scroll wheel working very well for scrolling/third button after more than 6 months.

The "on the fly" DPI switches are perfect (with caveat -see other thoughts) and adjust to settings that suit me well - even though I only use the highest and lowest (for sniping ;) )

Good weight (I like my mice a bit on the heavy side) and the braided cable is high quality and securely attached

Cost is a bit high and availability can/is scarce

Cons: The skid pads (feet) are a foam rubber with a hard, glossy plastic "sticker" with sharp edges that can catch on micro fiber mouse pads. Not a con if you use a plastic pad.

The rubberized matte coating will "stain" from natural skin oils. I'm compulsive about hand washing and not eating at my desk and after a few months the areas my palm and fingers contact the mouse are clearly visible. Not a performance con in any way but the aesthetics of that small flaw are un-appealing.

Other Thoughts: This mouse is a little too large for me (I admit I have short fingers). The length (just over 5") coupled with the height of the "curve" (almost 1 3/4") make this unsuitable to my preferred claw style grip. But that's just me and my small hands, not the mouse's fault.

As mentioned in the pros the caveat to the DPI switch is it's location in the middle of the mouse. Not an issue for most but could be a problem for gamers that like a "sniper/scope" switch.


Dominic L.'s Profile

Display Name: Dominic L.

Date Joined: 10/27/12

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 10/17/13
  • Last Review: 10/08/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
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