February 15th, 2011

Nova Overslide

Testing

Test Rig

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2GHZ
Motherboard MSI 680i Diamond
RAM Super Talent 6400 4GB @ 1200MHZ
Graphics Card Vvikoo 8800GT 1GB DDR3
HDD Western Digital Raptor 75GB, Western Digital Caviar SE 80GB
OS Windows XP Pro x86

Methodology

Mouse mats and other peripherals fall into an interesting category for testing, as your opinion on them tends to be very personal, as the mat, mouse or keyboard has to be right for you, beyond having the specifications to do what you want with it. Therefore these reviews can be highly subjective so as always, please make sure to test a peripheral for yourself before you buy it.

However with that said, our testing methods involve using the mat over prolonged gaming and general usage periods to test it’s gaming ability and comfort.

The games used for testing were as follows:

  • Unreal Tournament 3
  • Multiple browser games

I used several mice to test the Overslide: The Ideazon Reaper, the Cyber Snipa Stinger, and the Nova Slider X.

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Peripherals