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Corsair M65 Vengeance USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
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5 out of 5 eggs my 2 cents 08/23/2015

This review is from: Corsair M65 Vengeance USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse

Pros: Well made, smooth operation, skates are slick and glide across my desk easily. Button click nicely, and the texture on the outer plastic is not too slick and not too gripy. The simplicity of it (not too many extra button and features) makes it a good everyday work mouse too. The software for it is relatively simple and strait forward, although I can't comment on the macro settings, as I'll never use them. Over all, it seems to be a good mouse for gaming AND every day use.

Cons: I haven't found anything that could count as a actual con, although I do have some complaints that are specific to me, and possibly a few other people too.

Other Thoughts: It easier to go to a store and play with a mouse before settling on one. You can learn a lot about it in just a few seconds vs. looking at picture and reading specs. I wasn't aware that the wheel didn't have the left/right side scroll button that you find on other mice.
There are two basic ways to grip a mouse. The palm method and the claw method. The sniper button seems to favor the palm method based on how far forward it is. For us people who "claw" the mouse, it needs to be back about 3/4 of an inch. The buttons above it could be moved back 1-2mm also. While using the sniper button with Call of Duty, I find that I have to turn the mouse at a 45 degree angle to get my thumb in the correct position to use it. I also tend to claw the mouse closer to the back, if I chock up on, it's not much of problem anymore, but feels odd to me. Like I said, these minor annoyance won't apply to very many people.

HGST Deskstar NAS 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Price point vs, some of the other names out there. Everyone else seems to love this drive, and the ratings give me confidence. As long as it holds up, I'll be happy. For mass storage, I don't need a great deal of performance out side of durability. But I have no complaints about it's read/write and access times.

Cons: Well... the software needed to make it work with a Windows system has at least one problem. Unfortunately, I never got the software to install. On two different computers, it would just hang up after two Win7 security popups. It appears the software attempts to look for the drive when you first install it before allowing you to continue. And I'm guessing something was stopping it from looking at my HD's. After 5 tries, I gave up and used a different method.

Other Thoughts: To get around the failed software, I used a RAID controller card to initialize the drive and set the partition. Once this was done, I removed the card and plugged the drive into the MB. Windows picked it up and showed the full capacity. Now it works great. I may another down the road.

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Awesome…. For about a year and a half…. 07/07/2014

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt

Pros: Setup was easy and it has all the features I needed for a medium level MB.

Cons: One day I notice my games are not running very smooth. During some system checks, I notice that Windows is only seeing 4 of my 8GB of memory. When I removed one of the sticks, and powered it back up, I instantly got rapid beeping. The typical response when you start up a PC with no memory. So, thinking I had a bad stick of memory, I swapped with the one I just took out, and got the same result. So now I’m thinking bad memory socket. But no… one or both in any other socket still did the same thing. The memory was tested in another PC, the same one I’m using to write this review, so it wasn't the issue. Now I believe it to be a bad memory controller and the board has been RMA’ed. Now I fear that I’ll get a refurb with all the mouse/keyboard issues I’m reading up on.

Other Thoughts: No other thoughts.... Just wondering how this will all play out. Who knows... I might be looking at a Haswell very soon.


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Display Name: Matt A.

Date Joined: 11/07/06

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  • First Review: 12/11/07
  • Last Review: 08/23/15
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