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  1. Athlonite

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    seems like it's hummin along [H]:toast: good score on the 4TB HDD ;)
     
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    Scored some more goodies yesterday at FRY's , pics incoming!
     
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    So Saturday I picked up a new mouse as my Microsoft Sidewinder X8, while fine, the DPI has become a little low for me, at a max of 4000, so I grabbed this guy.

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    Also to help me transfer files onto my new hard drive I found this.

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    Unboxing pictures should be up tommarow, as well as some more benchmarks. :toast:
     
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    Nice...though there is a "Mac version" of the Death Adder that has white LED accents such as on scroll wheel and I am trying to find one as it will match well. Not available retail anymore. I learned about it upon misisng one used for sale at OCN for only $28. Doh.

    Also there are new "Yin" and "Yang" Prodigys out which are a mix of black and white. Go see at PPCs.
     
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    Yeah I saw, them and they look nice, but I am more than happy with what I have, now if they had a white and royal blue combination I would be really excited! Also I am not sure I want to put in the work to move the rig out of this case. :roll:


    Also I can't sleep so unboxing pics incoming!
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Quick question here:
    If your Microsoft mouse was 4000dpi and that wasn't enough, why'd you pick up the DeathAdder when it's only 3500dpi?
    Am I missing something?:confused:
     
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    Yes and so was I while under the spell of Oxy, I will still keep the mouse as a LAN mouse, or perhaps give it away as a prize for the next LAN of my LAN group, but I am now in the market for one of these . . .


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    I am trying to contact Razer through my friends who work there, to see is a custom white LED or white case version of the Ouroboros is possible.
     
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    I gotta say it sure is a sexy looking mouse!

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    Now that I have this thing, today's priority is to get the new 4 TB installed and move over my steam back ups and such.

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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Are you dead-set on Razer? I loved my Razer mice, but found the software a bit lackluster and they all suffered the same long-term issues. Then Cold Storm gave me his Cyborg RAT7 because he couldn't get comfortable with it and I was absolutely blown away by it. Once I found a comfortable combination of the included finger- and palm-rests and adjusted the weight and dimensions to my liking, it's the best damn mouse I've ever used, software included, and it's 5600dpi to boot(there's a newer revision with a 6400dpi sensor called the RAT7 Infection).
    The RAT7 doesn't have any of the long-term issues I dealt with with my Razer mice, such as needing a recable after a year or so due to a super-thin cable fraying or the rubberized coating coming off of the mouse. Literally, the only two issues the RAT7 has developed are extremely minor: the clear-coat over the Cyborg logo on the thumb rest rubbed off and the little crosshair logo has faded a bit from the precision button(but it's the only red button on the mouse, so that doesn't matter). Big deal, I've been using this mouse heavily for 18 months or so and haven't had a single hiccup or issue that needed repairing unlike with the Razers, or the Kone+ which needed a piece removed because the 'click' from the scroll-wheel was just too damn loud, even after a month and a half of use.:pimp:
    Keep in mind I'm stacking this up against the Razer Copperhead, Naga, and Mamba, the Roccat Kone+, the CM Storm Sentinel Advance and probably a few others I can't remember(I know there were two high-end Logitechs in there somewhere...). Coming up second favourite in all of those is the Copperhead(very outdated now, though :ohwell:) followed closely by the Kone+, and the Kone+ has programmable lighting(so you can colour-match it to your pc ;))
    Then again, the shape of the RAT isn't for everyone. I prefer to "palm" my mice when playing, so if you like to "claw," I have no input for you.

    Sorry if this seems off-topic, just trying to give some feedback on mice so you don't end up with a turd:p Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking bad about Razer, Roccat, or CM, just stating that of all of those mice, the RAT came out ahead by a large margin in build quality and comfort(at least for me)

    TL;DR: Here's to hoping you find yourself a mouse that suits your needs and wants:toast: I know how tough it can be to find one you like nowadays with everybody and their mother making "gaming" mice.:banghead:
     
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    I was looking at the R.A.T. 9, but I can't seem to find it for sale locally. Also I do like the R.A.T. mice, but if I can score a custom Razer mouse, I would go for that for sure. But yeah your right finding the right mouse can be tricky as everyone has varying tastes.:toast:
     
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    I also feel a lot of "gaming mice" are artificially overpriced. I wold love to try a Steel Series, for example, but just can't being myself to pay $80+.
     
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    IMO their nice, and well built just not worth the money.
     
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    I agree 100%! Custom Razer mouse FTW!!! :toast:
    I recently sold my rat 7 and still have my mamba, as well as a cooler master. The rat was fun but the mamba wins out when it comes to comfort, and I did try every sort of customizable option with the rat.
     
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    I just got an email from my friend who is going to put me in touch with someone that just might be able to make a custom mouse possible.:eek:
     
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    So I just decided this new mouse is going back, it's just too small for my hamfists :banghead:, which I had a feeling it would be, as such I just ordered another razer mouse.

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    A Razer TAIPAN

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    Also yeah I did order the CE or Prometheus, I really enjoyed the movie!
     
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    Also looking at possible replacements for my Sidewinder keyboard as well, really strongly considering this . . .

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    The Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Elite



    Going to install that 4TB hard drive, so pics of that coming tonight.
     
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    I've never heard of Sabrent how did the dock go fast enough or just so so
     
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    I'm going to try it tonight, as long as it transfers files at 70 MB's a second I'll be happy, I mean it was $25 so I really can't complain too much regardless, but I will for sure let ya'll know how it goes.
     
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    In she goes . . .

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    Out with the old

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    Also this sabernet USB hard drive dock is pretty dammed nice I am getting 90 + MB/s transfers.
     
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    That makes me very happy! :D
     
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    So not knowing I'll have to ask what are some good all around system benchmarks.
     
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    Yeah PCMark Vantage. Maybe SiSoft Sandra? There is also SysMark but I do not think there is a free trial.

    Maxon Cinebench may be another option for one that is not primarily CPU or GPU.
     
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    Can't wait to watch Prometheus tonight:toast:
    I really wanted to see it in the theaters, but was unable to because of certain circumstances:(
     
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