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This review is from: Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red Switches
Other Thoughts: YOU PROBABLY HAVE READ all the other positive reviews.
YOU ALREADY KNOW, why you're interested in this keyboard.
- No gimmicks
- Mechanical switches
So just BUY IT!! Its fantastic!!
I have been holding off on writing a review for the Corsair K65 compact keyboard, for a good while now. I wanted to thoroughly use and abuse it, before exclaiming my love for it.... and I love it... did I mention I love it? Like a tricked pet, I was cautious of this new offering, and held off from taking my first bite. But now I trust my new master. Now after using this for a month, I want to throw the old $120 Logitech G510s keyboard in the trash.
I'm a Logitech fan, and man, was I missing out! I've used 4 "membrane" Logitech keyboards and this Corsair K65 puts them all to shame. The mechanical switches, no bloatware, instant plug-in-play, shiny aluminum, media controls, and overall build quality, are amazing. I don't know why I thought I'd use macros, but I don't, and probably never will. This keyboard does exactly what I want, and it doesn't feel like I paid for some extra gimmicky garbage that was bundled with it, to justify its high price.
With that said, just buy this already.
Pros: Alright, I read the bad reviews. I thought I shouldn't buy it.
I even read about the sewage storm of bad reviews of the predecessor, the TRION 100 series...
but this TRION 150 series has greatly improved upon those shortfalls. But I'm very glad that I bought this SSD.
This works great for Linux / SteamOS. And was a good price for the 240GB storage capacity.
I haven't benched this drive yet, but its very snappy. Coming from a HDD---like most SSDs---this is a revitalizing experience.
Cons: I had a few hiccups when installing SteamOS from a USB 3.0 flashdrive, using UEFI.
The installation would fail with a generic error message, saying the step failed, and to try again. I thought my RAM was bad, or the flashdrive ISO became corrupt, so I redownloaded SteamOS and even swapped RAM sticks. But that didn't work.
After researching on Google, someone suggested to install the partition with Ext3 instead of Ext4. This worked for me. I'm not entirely sure why either. It could be an issue with my motherboard, but I figure I'd mention it here.
Someone else also mentioned, when partitioning the drive, to only use "/" (root), "/home", and "swap". And that "/boot" is not needed.
Hope this info helps other users.
Pros: I almost bought a more expensive dual-core CPU, but realized I was paying more for a locked processor.
At least with this CPU, I have the headroom to overclock it. And it was cheaper too, so that's a no-brainer.
The stock cooler is fine for now, but if and when I do overclock, I will consider changing it out for something better.
If you overclock, make sure you have ample power ready! It says 53W in the description, but plan on needing a lot more. You don't want to be stuck with not enough power.
Great value for a low price! Buy it now!
Cons: Someone else reported that a recent Windows 10 (and similar 7/8) update will re-lock this processor. Be careful, and as always, do your research before buying. I'm running this on Linux, so It doesn't concern me, but its worth noting here for others.READ FULL REVIEW