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Patrick H.

Patrick H.

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OK keyboard. Mouse not so much

Cooler Master MasterSet MS120 Gaming RGB Keyboard & Mouse, Clicky Mem-chanical Switches, Precision Pixart Sensor with Omron Mouse Switches & On-the-fly DPI settings
Cooler Master MasterSet MS120 Gaming RGB Keyboard & Mouse, Clicky Mem-chanical Switches, Precision Pixart Sensor with Omron Mouse Switches & On-the-fly DPI settings

Pros: My first reaction to the Cooler Master MS120 set is that the keyboard feels fairly heavy. The keys stand up proud of the plastic base and there are no multimedia keys or programmable keys. The bottom has two small rubber feet and two substantial snap up pegs to hold it up for more comfortable typing. One nice thing is that all the RGB options are in the keyboard. There is no need to load a program into the System tray. You can adjust color, intensity, speed and choose the particular RGB pattern that strikes your fancy. It does the usual RGB tricks just like my much more expensive Corsair mechanical keyboard. These dances of color are mesmerizing when you first get the keyboard and you’ll invite all your friends over and they’ll ohh and ahh appropriately. Then one day you’ll get tired of them and set the keyboard to one color and get on with your life. But they are really cool. The new thing about this keyboard is the switches. They are combination of mechanical and membrane, thus the ‘mem-chanical’ tag. To be honest, when you’re typing it’s hard to tell what you have. They are clicky but the click is sort of anemic although it’s there and I suppose you can convince yourself you’re using a pure mechanical keyboard. The thing is the click comes a split second before the key bottoms out and it just feels strange if you’ve ever used a mechanical keyboard. The right hand only mouse also does not require a tray app. You can adjust the DPI 3 ways and it appears the color on the wheel of the mouse and under your palm changes to represent which DPI setting you have chosen. There is also an RGB strip at the bottom back of the mouse that can be changed to any color you wish but does not pulse or any other function.

Cons: Mouse is cheap feeling and light. It seems more suited to being included as a freebee when you buy the keyboard and is certainly not up its level of finish. Think of what kind of mouse you get if you buy an OEM computer and that’s what this mouse reminds me of. Also, none of the DPI settings seemed to make general typing easier. It was too difficult to highlight a word or character with any of the three settings. One was far too slow to use and the other was far too fast. The middle setting seemed the best but it still made the cursor skittish. The fact the mouse was so light it seemed to float around on my desk didn’t help easier. I don’t particularly like the sound the keyboard keys make. It’s certainly not the sound a real mechanical keyboard makes, more a sort of anemic snick. And even though the keyboard is heavy it seems cheap. The space bar rattles and the keys feel flimsy. Finally, the USB cords are cheap looking plastic. The cords are stiff and in the week I used the Cooler Master MS120 set they never really straightened out and got any softer.

Overall Review: First off let me say the keyboard and mouse in the Cooler Master MS120 set worked every time and worked perfectly. I gamed with them and typed with them and they never let me down. This is a medium priced kit and for the money it worked as advertised. My comments about the bargain basement feel of the mouse do not take away from the fact it worked fine. I wouldn’t use this set on a serious gaming machine. The keyboard seems fragile and the snick, snick of the keys bothers me. I’d be afraid too much pounding on it would break it. Now that’s just my humble opinion. It works and works well. The RGB effects are as good as my much more expensive Corsair mechanical keyboard and to get that to do RGB tricks requires a program in the computer. To be honest my girlfriend loves the Cooler Master MS120, at least the keyboard. She’s already claimed it. The mouse is not as well loved. Once again it works perfectly. But it’s light and cheap looking and seems more suited to being included with an inexpensive desk top. Left handers do not need to apply. I’d say for light office duty it’s fine and with the added bonus of RGB elements. The price of this kit is modest but if it was up to me, I’d spend the money on a low level real mechanical keyboard and skip the mouse.

11/12/2017
Most Critical Review

A disappointing purchase.

Motorola Droid Pro XT610 Unlocked GSM Android Cell Phone 3.1" Black 1.5 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB ROM
Motorola Droid Pro XT610 Unlocked GSM Android Cell Phone 3.1" Black 1.5 GB storage, 512 MB RAM, 2 GB ROM

Pros: This is well designed and good looking phone plagued by a known problem (see below).

Cons: Be aware that at least this unlocked phone is warranted by a company called PDAGiant that has a bad reputation with the BBB. My sound on my phone stopped working after I installed the included headphones and it took some detective work to find PDAGiant. Their solution was to probe in the headphone jack with a narrow wooden stick. Needless to say I'm not going to do this on a new and expensive phone. I finally got the speaker working after a lot of research on the net. Be aware this a problem with Motorola Droid phones and there is no permanent solution.

Overall Review: I am disappointed in New Egg for doing business with a company like PDAGiant and would recommend you look elsewhere for an unlocked cellphone.

11/17/2012

Usual Corsair quality

CORSAIR RM850 CP-9020235-NA 850 W ATX 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
CORSAIR RM850 CP-9020235-NA 850 W ATX 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

Pros: The first thing you notice in taking the RM850 out of the box is the weight. It has that premium heft to, solid and heavy. This isnt one of those inexpensive power supplies that seem to be no more than a metal box with a few heatsinks inside. First inspection shows the historic beveled edges design with no bling, just purpose built and classy white legends and a small information label on the top. The power supply is 6 ½ inches in length so its slightly longer then ordinary supplies so make sure you check. The box contents are sparse. There is the bag of modular cables, a stout power cord and very small bag of zip ties and black anodized mounting screws. There is also a small booklet labeled Important Information that holds the warranty and safety information in a dozen languages. There was no user manual, which I am used to finding but never open anyway. The modular cables are the by now familiar black flat ribbon design and they are labeled for the noobs not familiar with modular power supply. There are (4) SATA cables, (1) molex cable and strangely enough (3) of the 8 pin auxiliary CPU power cables. This is a first for me but then maybe some of the new, high end motherboards require (3) cables. Also, surprisingly for a power supply of this magnitude, there are only (2) PCIe video card cables. I guess SLI really is dead. Also this the first power supply that doesnt include an adaptor for a floppy connector. Also not included is the old Corsair vinyl pouch to hold the cables you are not using. The modular cables are a reasonably tight fit and clip into the power supply easily. No fighting to get the connectors in or out. Something else I like is that the (3) CPU 8 pin power Aux cables have clips to hold the 2 (4) pin conns on the motherboard side together. Ive said a few salty words fighting to get these conns seated when the 2 (4) pin ends are just meant to sit next to each other. The Aux CPU cables are approximately 26 inches long so they should stretch from a bottom power supply mounting location up to the top of the motherboard. I dont currently have a high powered computer on the bench. The only system I have currently being built is a Ryzen 3 3200G system with an ASUS A320I-K motherboard in a NZXT 520 air case. The RM850 is overkill for this system but Ill soldier on. The NEXT 520 Air is a small mid tower and the power supply goes under a shroud on the bottom. The power supply fam faces down and breathes through a filter. Check your cases but it seems like 75% of the cases out there are this configuration. So why is the printing on the side of power supply upside down? I know this is the back of the case and covered by the side panel but still It also shows how far I have to go to find something to complain about. The cables all fit just fine and of course there was plenty of power. I know this for a fact because I must have turned the power supply on and off fifty times while dealing with a BIOS update problem.

Cons: Printing is upside down

Overall Review: Corsair is one of those companies that seems to be everywhere. They make so many different computer products that you cant escape the. They are also one of those companies that I know I can trust. I keep returning to their power supplies and memory and cases and All in One cooling units. I have 4 systems at my house and 3 of them have Corsair power supplies. They just work. This one is the same. Its quality built and solid and you just know its going to work. Thats enough for m e.

Works fine

Rosewill Portable Air Conditioner 12,000 BTU, 4-in-1: AC, Fan, Dehumidifier & Heater, Remote Control, Self-Evaporation, Up to 300 Sq.Ft., White - (RHPA-18003)
Rosewill Portable Air Conditioner 12,000 BTU, 4-in-1: AC, Fan, Dehumidifier & Heater, Remote Control, Self-Evaporation, Up to 300 Sq.Ft., White - (RHPA-18003)

Pros: Works as advertised. Price was good.

Overall Review: Delivered in one piece with no damage. Not much to say except it works fine.

Cheap

Ivinta Large Computer Desk, Modern Writing Desk for Home Office, Simple Wooden Study Desk, 55 inch Laptop PC Table for Living Room, Gaming Computer Desk with Black Metal Frame
Ivinta Large Computer Desk, Modern Writing Desk for Home Office, Simple Wooden Study Desk, 55 inch Laptop PC Table for Living Room, Gaming Computer Desk with Black Metal Frame

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Easy to strip screws. Screws loosen the first time you move the unit.

Overall Review: I bought it because it was cheap but the screws really let me down. Tighten them tight and they strip. Tightem them so they don't strip and they loosen up.

good quality

Seasonic FOCUS SGX-500, 500W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, SFX-L Form Factor, Compact Size, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Power Supply, SSR-500SGX.
Seasonic FOCUS SGX-500, 500W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, SFX-L Form Factor, Compact Size, Fan Control in Fanless, Silent, and Cooling Mode, 10 Year Warranty, Power Supply, SSR-500SGX.

Pros: It works as advertised. The price is amazing, considering this is an SFX unit.

Overall Review: Power supplies are one of those components you can't really get too enthused about unless they blow or burn up. This one works well.

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Their video card killed 2 systems

Bought a 1650 video card. It killed the motherboard on 2 systems. I emailed the seller and received no response. DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM! The stuff comes from China and is bad>

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This is not a new drive

Came in a sealed anti static bag and well wrapped in bubble wrap. But drive is definitely not new. It had two partitions on it. Haven't had time to check hours used but will report back on that. This makes me angry because I scrutinized the ad to see if it was a used drive. Very disappointed.

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Not the right thing

The case was too small. I reread the description and it did not specifically mention the Surface 3 Pro but the description was badly worded and easy to misinterpret. It was ultimately my mistake so I only took off 1 star for the ambiguous description. The price was so low it wasn't worth taking up with the seller.

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