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5 out of 5 eggs Best keyboard I've owned yet 03/15/2016

This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches

Pros: To start, it feels great. Keys are fast, but responsive. Macro keys are in a good spot to be reached without hunting. Also looks really good. I wish more companies did the anodized look rather than the powder coat look. Also, one thing you don't see in the pictures is that the switches themselves are sitting right on top of the surface of the keyboard, so you can see all of the switches rather than having them recessed into the keyboard. Not only does this give it a good look that's different than anyone else's, it makes it easier to clean as well. Backlight have multiple brightness levels, not just on and off. Obviously choosing the backlight color is great. And it's super solidly built. Frame is really good (yes, it has a frame) and I'm pretty sure if I hit someone in the head with this, their skull would fail before the keyboard's structural integrity did. And the interface software is equally awesome. Every key can be mapped to something else. I'm not sure if it's possible to accidentally lock yourself out of fixing your keyboard back to default mapping, but that's what spare keyboards are for.

Cons: Can't change the media control light colors, and their kind of bright. So their red color kind of clashes with my blue everything else, but it's not bad enough to dock an egg. Just would be nice if they had extended color changing to those lights. The Cherry switches are a bit loud, but that is to be expected with a mechanical keyboard like this and isn't really a con, I'm just giving you a heads up if you aren't familiar with this style of switch.

Other Thoughts: I swear by G Skill for my memory, so when I saw they had a keyboard, my brain exploded and I bought it even though I wasn't specifically looking to replace my Logitech G510. I have no regrets. I absolutely recommend this keyboard for anyone for any purpose.

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5 out of 5 eggs Good MMO mouse, prefer over the Naga 02/28/2016

This review is from: ROCCAT Nyth Modular MMO Gaming Mouse

Pros: Buttons. Lots and lots of buttons. Well made. I give the interface software 4.5/5, but that's partly because I got used to a Naga's way of numbering the keys. The interchangeable grips are sweet. The extra paddle in the middle takes some getting used to, but once you do it's really nice. Really well made, good weight. And I like the matte finish on it. Way more attractive than the Naga IMO, and feels better made.

Cons: All of these are not really cons, just personal things that took some getting used to relative to a Naga. Side buttons have little resistance compared to a Naga, and as such have little feedback and are easy to hit accidentally if you are converting to this from a Naga. Also, your thumb is farther forward relative to the side grid. As I mentioned the software to set the side button key binds orients left to right, then top to bottom, vice Synapse which orients them top to bottom, then left to right. My OCD didn't like that, but I can and did get over it.

Other Thoughts: My initial grip on this was about 20 degrees too far counterclockwise. Didn't realize it and was getting annoyed at it for various things. But when I figured that out, picking up the mouse to reset position got easier and I stopped accidentally hitting side buttons when resetting. Came to this after 3 years on a Naga because my PTT button on the Naga got worn out. Also, all buttons including the Easy-shift button are mappable to anything and everything you can think of. The easyshift button makes a good PTT for those of you that use Vent.

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G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C10D-16GAB
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Pros: Lifetime warranty. Decently priced. Solid performance. Good memory space for only two sticks. Low profile heat sinks aren't that much lower than a ripjaw's, but they are a bit shorter and slightly cleaner looking.

Cons: I had to install them myself? They don't make me coffee in the morning? Really no cons in this, or any other G Skill sticks.

Other Thoughts: I only write reviews on G Skill memory because they keep being awesome. At times I think we forget how good they are, because we come to expect it. I've used G Skill in just about every computer I've built, and every computer that I've replaced RAM in. I have never gotten a bad stick, nor seen a stick go bad. And even if a stick had gone bad, I would've been able to get a new one free of charge. Awesome stuff is awesome.

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