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Corsair Raptor M45 Optical Gaming Mouse Review (Page 4)

Chad Sebring | May 1, 2014 at 5:05 pm CDT - 1 min, 29 secs time to read this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Corsair

Inside the Raptor M45

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Getting this far was not easy. Along with a hidden screw or two, once the halves were released, we were greeted with four connections to disconnect before we could access the internal bits. This is also the first time we have seen a three layered setup like this, and the hollowed out design of the base is something new as well.

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This PCB is from the top section of the M45 where the pad switches for the DPI selections and the LEDs for the indicator screen are all in place. We also see that the MCU is placed here, and they have gone with the Freescale MC9S08JM32.

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With the hollowed out lower section being mostly in the way for images, we kept removing parts. This layer of PCB houses the scroll wheel on its TTC switch, and just in front of it is the Omron D2FC-F-7(10M) under the left click button, offering ten million clicks of lifespan, which is double most others.

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There are two large red LEDs that flood the sides of the scroll wheel with light once it is powered, and we also see a matching ten million-click Omron switch under the right click button.

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In the very bottom of the base section is the third PCB that houses the Pixart PMW33100DH-AWQT optical sensor that offers a maximum DPI of 5,000, in 50 DPI increments starting at 50 DPI.

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A bit of assembly time later, we now have the Raptor M45 all back together and powered up. One thing to note is that the red LED lighting you see is what it will always be as there are no options in the software to change this.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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