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G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Fantastic for lefties 11/10/2015

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

Pros: Completely programmable.
Macro programming via recorder, can be manually edited.
Not just for games - you can use different profiles.
Appearance is not so gaudy as to not be usable in a business environment, especially if you are a developer.
Extremely solid construction, reminds me of the keyboard that came with my IBM PC-XT that weighed about 8 pounds.
Wrist pad is so well-designed that I'm using it. Most of these attachments are so poorly designed I just throw them away.

Cons: If I were an executive, I wouldn't buy this, because it does have an irregular shape and a lot of bling.
The red keycaps are fitted for WASD, which means that they are useless to lefties.But who cares anyway. I think righties would prefer the correct alignment of keys on the keypad if they could have that, anyway.

Other Thoughts: I'm a leftie. That makes about 20% of games out there very cumbersome without a remapping tool. This keyboard comes with its own program to do that, so all I have to do is load a profile with a single button press.

The feel and layout are identical to a Das Keyboard, and for work I've found that I like a single backlight color, slightly yellowish white.
For gaming, I use different colors for function keys, ctrl and alt, and numpad. It doesn't seem to make much difference, but it does look nice.
The programmability is pretty nice. I'm old enough to not really enjoy complex key/mouse combos, so it's nice to be able to hit one key to handle up arrow/right click combos, etc. I think it is even nicer to use in development, where you can assign a single macro button to a hotkey combo or jumplist selection for code snippets. Every developer has some pet peeve about something not having a hotkey, and this is a magnificent way to solve that.

This keyboard is so much better than all the generic Cherry keyboards available, just with the programmability and lighting. The biggest pleasant surprise is how well-designed the wrist pad is, and how comfortable typing becomes immediately on this keyboard. Highly recommended! Thanks, g.skill!

CORSAIR RMx RM1000X 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fully modular
Japanese capacitors and transformers
Runs cool
Runs silent
7-yr warranty! Don't find that often.

I searched for this model on the 80 plus report, and did not find it. I did find the RMi, and compared the manufacturer specs and looked at the pictures, and it's close enough in all pictures for me to believe that the RMx is a high-end CWT product.

The capacitors are "Nippon Chemi-Con" which is part of Fujitsu Ten, maker of overpriced but high quality narrow tolerance electronics. So there is no question about the quality - Corsair has gone to great expense to produce a first-tier quality product. I'm impressed that the price is reasonable.

The rule of thumb is that highest efficiency occurs at 50% load, and that is what I am drawing - 489w. The power supply remains very cool. In the two weeks I've been using this unit, I have chosen to not allow a reboot for any reason - no updates or changes in hardware/software that would require a restart. The system has been stable for the full time.

I would recommend this power supply for almost any use, except of course in a mini system.

Definitely worth the cost.

Cons: This unit has proprietary cables. I attempted to reuse some SATA lines from a different modular ps, and the unit would not power on until these were removed. Not exactly a con, but was certainly a head-scratcher for awhile.

It is fairly long as power supplies go, and won't fit in a lot of cases.

Other Thoughts: I consolidated two multipurpose systems into one unit to make one server/workstation. There are 9 drives in two arrays, plus a boot SSD that doesn't take much power, plus two older cards in crossfire configuration. It is water cooled with a total of 6 fans, most of which are barely spinning.

IRULU Walknbook 10.1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: IPS display is stellar.

comes with a chiclet style keyboard that protects the screen when closed.

Very excellent performance, like most baytrail-t tablets.

HDMI, mini usb, full size usb, and microSD slot. Better connectivity than Dell or Lenovo.

Seems to work for 6 or more hours in normal use, doing things like netflix,, a few games, browsing.

IRULU has a recovery disc builder and instructions posted on their "driver" site, so no matter what happens to your OS, you can always go back to square one with this device.

Cons: I did the Win10 upgrade immediately on this device, because I believe this would be the #1 question prospective buyers would ask. A few critical hardware devices were not supported in the upgrade. This is something I would not consider a problem, since I've always been able to figure these things out using Hardware device ids, but in this case, I could find no working accelerated video driver. Apparently, the BIOS needs some changes to support the video and the accelerometer, and nothing I could find would work. After 4 days, I gave up all attempts at Win10.

Because the manufacturer uses a recovery partition, 6GB of your 32GB flash drive is already burned. I have always been able to locate product keys and media, and do a clean reinstall, but in this case, the product key does not permit reinstall from OEM media. So the recovery partition is there permanently, whether I like it or not. This is even more frustrating because the ONLY support files the manufacturer provides IS a recovery disc builder. There are no drivers, no BIOS updates, nothing.

Keyboard/stand does not really support the weight of the tablet. It is atablet, a tabletop, a desktop, a countertop - anything but a laptop because of the way the stand sits. This is a fairly minor annoyance to me, but deserves mentioning because some people would believe this could replace a laptop.

Other Thoughts: I contacted IRULU support and had a "Chat" via email with "Cherry" over 6 days to find out that Windows 10 upgrade was not supported; no drivers are posted, and no BIOS updates will be offered. So please bear that in mind.

If you look at offerings from other manufacturers, you may pay a little more, but you will get support, drivers, bios updates, and even parts lists for things that wear out or break.

I give this 4 stars only because of the price, but with a warning to anyone who can spend $50 more, please look elsewhere.


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