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Pros: Extra large fans and heat sink array should keep it quiet and cool, Nice looking package and absolutely Amazing performance that should have no trouble keeping up with whatever the gaming world throws at it for the next couple years, as overall MSI has been building some very fierce components, and this looks to live up to the legend. Or at least that's what I expect it to do - Unfortunately my computer build is still very early on. This along with a very becoming keyboard from Perixx were the first things I bought for it. As it is now, I take it down from it's shelf periodically and kind of coo at it, and tell it I love it and that it's a very pretty card, and very smart too. And it will one day do great things. i pet it for a few minutes and nuzzle it before gently placing it back in its box and returning it to it's shelf. My wife thinks Im odd. I'll likely leave her - her jealousy of that wonderous card is palpable.
Cons: Does not coo back, nor will it tell me im pretty. It sits in it's box feigning cold indifference as I tell it how much it means to me, and not once bothered to compliment my hair or shoes.. Frankly this relationship is starting to feel one sided. May not leave my wife afterall... need to play it cool and not be hasty. Anyhow, It is rather huge, even by full size card standards - (There, I called it fat. Who's the jerk now?!?!?) This is due to the extra beefy heatsink and upgraded fans. MSI sells a "Gaming" version of this card that has nearly the same punch minus the overclocking features in a smaller package for about 50 dollars less. If I had bought that one, i probably could have shoved it into the roach of a Gateway case that is on life support pretending to be my computer until it's glorious replacement can be constructed. But, that would be compromising and compromising sucks. This is the highest and best, most wonderballs version of the GTX 770 and I didnt want to hold back. It just hurts when your affection is unrequited, you know?READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Perixx PX-3000, Programmable Backlit Gaming Keyboard - 37 Macro Keys with 5 User Profile - 16 Million Customized Backlit Color - Anti-ghosting 19 Keys - Full Keyboard Remapping - Macro Live Recording
Pros: Very affordable - I got this keyboard for 45 bucks.
Configurable backlighting gives many options to match whatever future themes I go with on my next build.
Nice feel, keys are well sized and have a satisfying tactile feedback when pressed.
USB port on the back corner is great for running peripherals - This was a big selling point with me as a use a Bamboo tablet to draw on when working freelance jobs at home (graphic design) and this worked perfect.
Cons: Plastic has a vaguely low dollar feel to it, with sort of a matte grain? Its not so much cheap as different I guess. My mouse is the same, but neither bother me. I feel like for the money, this keyboard is a very good deal.
Other Thoughts: I bought this after enjoying the Perixx gaming mouse I purchased a bit ago. Like the mouse, I am very pleased, especially for the money. They look good together, with the same full spectrum color selection options, I have my mouse and keyboard both glowing green with white details. Looks really good. Also both have nice feeling braided cords that seem like a nice upgrade.READ FULL REVIEW