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G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red Switches
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3 out of 5 eggs Decent, but needs work. 02/26/2016

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

Pros: Packaging is pretty good for a company who is new to making keyboards. Keyboard feels well built, has good weight and all around sturdy. Cables are nicely braided and thick, this should prevent kinking and premature wear on the cables. I personally use a Corsair K70 and would say the keyboard performs similar but that's a given since both share cherry mx red switches. I love the led volume indicator on the G.Skill and the what it seems to be metal bar that goes around the keyboard, it makes the keyboard feel like tank. The usb pass through should be a must on gaming keyboards and other manufacturers should include it in all their keyboards, maybe even a built in sd card reader onto the keyboard? (*hint)

The extra contoured keys are a nice feature and addition with the keyboard, however they didn't work for me. The angle is wayyy to aggressive. If you're like me, I don't want to change em back and forth. What I am saying by that is when you're done playing a game, you will not be able to type with the contoured keys installed. It throws off the feel when typing. I can see them working if the angle on them weren't so strong. Overall keystrokes feel good, keyboard is rather quiet vs my K70 then again maybe I just haven't broken in the keyboard yet.

Cons: Application needs work, not user friendly and I personally had to watch videos on youtube to get it working. Also takes getting used to.

Whoever wrote/developed the app didn't consider the ease of use nor think to provide some sort of tips/tutorial.

Other Thoughts: -Price is reasonable.
-Cherry Red MX switches at this price is again more than reasonable.
-Spend time watching a few videos on how to make lighting effects, you'll need to anyway.

Would I recommend? Sure, but honestly if you ca get something better for cheaper than please do so.

Swiftech H220 X2 2x120 mm Drive X2 AIO CPU Cooler
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1 out of 5 eggs Looks Good, Efficient Cooling 01/24/2016

This review is from: Swiftech H220 X2 2x120 mm Drive X2 AIO CPU Cooler

Pros: Keeps my 4670K @ 23'c idle on low speed. LED looks good, a lot of color/options. These AIO's allow further additions such as a GPU block or another rad/res and that's why I bought this.

Fans are quiet during LOW RPM's (more in cons), 3 included color dyes, red, yellow and blue. Thermal paste that is included will do the trick just fine unless you have higher quality tim laying around. Installation is cake, anyone who's done a few cpu cooler installations will know right off the bat how it goes. I didn't even read the manual and was able to install the h220 without hassle. This thing screams quality! I mean everything feels sturdy, tight and secure. Nothing feels fragile or "cheaped" out on. Packaging was also very good, there was no way this thing was getting damaged.

Cons: Sadly, mine has HORRIBLE pump noise. During low rpm operation, the pump ticks and makes it rather annoying when gaming or watching a movie on my computer. At full speed, the pump then hums and is VERY audible. It seems faulty pumps aren't so rare on the H220 series but they aren't a common problem either. It may just be my luck that I got a faulty unit.

YES! I tapped/flicked the water lines, tilted the whole thing and unscrewed fill hole to try and release air or air bubbles and none were present. The system is CLEAN and free of air. The pump is louder than my few years old cooler master seidon 240m & H60, so yeah.. I also have my build enclosed in a Fractal R5 and with the case doing a great job at keeping everything silent, the pump is all that I hear. The fans don't need to go any higher than 35-40% and at that setting they are dead silent.

Other Thoughts: I have two fractal venturie 140mm fans in the front, one in the rear and that's it.

The fans on my GTX 980 don't spin until 60c is reached and my EVGA G2 750W with eco mode the fan is also "dead" until a certain temp is reached. My computer in my honest opinion is very very quiet.. I at first thought it was a faulty fan or something else in the case but after opening the side panel it was definitely the pump. I didn't have to put my ear beside it to hear it either so it's very audible.

OCZ Trion 100 2.5
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Pros: Popped it into an Acer laptop and instantly increased system performance. Crystaldiskmark showing 510mb read / 410 write. Can't speak much on reliability since I haven't had it for more than a month. Due to a lot of other reviews I am somewhat scared myself about the SSD dying but as of right now the SSD performs as it should and gives read/write numbers fairly close to what OCZ claims. I've had good experiences with OCZ ssd's in the past and I personally WOULD recommend them to other users or potential buyers. If the SSD fails within that 30 day period, simply return it!

Cons: None as of right now. The SSD is working great and as it should.

Other Thoughts: Wish OCZ and other SSD companies would include a software for cloning. I know a FEW do but OCZ isn't one of them and would have liked to see them offer a program to do so. Maybe in the future?


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