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EVGA GTX 980 Backplate Model 100-BP-2981-B9
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Backplate for EVGA 04G-P4-2983-KR GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0 06/26/2015

This review is from: EVGA GTX 980 Backplate Model 100-BP-2981-B9

Pros: Fits as it should (installed on EVGA 04G-P4-2983-KR GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0)

Screws were included (inside a little bag in the bubblewrap)

looks good

very easy to install.

Cons: There are two additional protective plastic sleeves on the underside of the card; one under the "V" and one under the "GA".

These are to be kept in place (instructions dont explain this at all and may lead to people removing them) to protect the electrical components from contacting the backing plate and shorting out.

On my card two soldered connections are a hairs breath away from contacting this protective plastic sleeve, showing the importance of leaving them in place, however; leaves me worrying one day it may short out.

The plastic sleeves are visable after installation, and looks unpleasing in an open build, seems like an after thought.

Other Thoughts: Not sure why they claim these will reduce heat by up to 3 degrees since there is no heat dissipating aspect to them however it is clear that even with all the breathing holes heat will be trapped under and in the backplate itself , on a single card my temps raised by 1 deg and in SLI the temps rose by 3 deg on the top card and 1 deg on the lower card.

not a big deal, i didnt buy them to lower temps as these cards do not have any temp issues but not what was advertised

LG 24M45VQ Black 23.6
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: works as it should,
reader mode is helpful,

Cons: lacks ports,
Base stand is wobbly at best,
lacks movement for monitor adjustment

Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red LED - Cherry MX Red Switches
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Corsair product,
Cherry MX switches, (red)
Very responsive,
Very smooth,
Fantastic for gaming,
Textured WASD & 1-6;
Very Sturdy construction,
USB passthrough,
Volume control,
Wrist rest,
Per key backlighting,
Good size for having a numerical keypad,
Very well suited for staying stationary, does not slide around easily
The windows key lock is WONDERFULL!

Cons: very noisy, nowhere near as quiet as reviewers claim, although no clicking such as blue MX switches, when the keys bottom out it is very clicky anyways.
To solve this I've installed rubber o-rings under the keys and now the keyboard is almost as quiet as a membrane keyboard and as an added bonus the total "throw" (total travel of key until it bottoms out) of the keys are less which actually improves the performance. I am surprised Corsair does not include o-rings in with the keyboard.... hint, hint,wink, wink,...corsair. especially when the keys seem to be designed for this.

After sleep mode or full system reboot the backlit keys go back to default all on and at full illumination, and have to hold the program button to restore your preset key lighting then hold again to set.

I have long fingers and the wrist rest is too short for me, when ordering i was really hoping it would be longer.

The textured numerical keys have no place for iluminated !@#$%^
and are better suited for the numerical keypad.

I would have rather had the non led textured space bar instead of the smooth one with the tiny useless led in the middle,

only good for typing after installation of the o-rings

Other Thoughts: The red backlit keys are actually hard to deal with from time to time as the red light tracers a bit, I dont seem to have this problem with white backlit keys.

It would nearly be perfect if corsair would just send o-rings for the underside of the keys caps.


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Display Name: Michael G.

Date Joined: 08/20/13

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  • First Review: 09/06/13
  • Last Review: 06/26/15
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