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Pros: works as it should,
reader mode is helpful,
Cons: lacks ports,
Base stand is wobbly at best,
lacks movement for monitor adjustment
This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red LED - Cherry MX Red Switches
Pros: Corsair product,
Cherry MX switches, (red)
Fantastic for gaming,
Textured WASD & 1-6;
Very Sturdy construction,
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.
Pros: learning the RMA process
Cons: *with no overclocking whatsoever!.... optimized default settings only!*
Firstboard new from newgg smoked and had to be RMA'd in the first 2 weeks; it came with unbeleaveably greasy fingerprints all over the board and blue tape stuck to the vrm heatsinks and thermal paste stuck just below the cpu socket,
The replacement board worked alright for 4 months then computer froze, and upon reboot a qcode of 10 and will not POST past the CPU initializing,
RMA'D to asus this time, received email saying my serial # was invalid, after talking to 3 different ASUS agents at 3 different times it was determined to
'Ignore that email"!?
It took 3 weeks for to receive the replacement board which they put the wrong address on the shipping label which delayed receiving it by another day,
I was upset they just sent someone elses "refurbished board" which you have no idea what kind of hardship someone else has put that board through and other components can be near death but pass their "refurbished test"
3rd board lasted 2 weeks of use, now it has the most awesome qcode of them all.... F.F. which indicates a dead BIOS... after reflashing BIOS, 24hrs removing all cables hardware, cmos batt, same FF code, all hardware works on another board and confirmed good hardware on this faulty board still displays FF code.
Now have RMA'd this 3rd board for a 4th board within 6 months of ownership, and 2x shipping with insurance....I have no trust in ASUS whatsoever and recommend everyone to forget the red and black asthetics of this board and the red lighs and buy a gigabyte ud3 or asrock fatality
*Edit*---- now onto my 5th board the 4th one they sent through RMA has a Dead Gigabit Lan adapter, yes it was enabled in BIOS
Windows could not locate the hardware to install drivers even after a clean windows install and BIOS reflash.
So I tried the Asus Premium Service advance RMA... they sent me an e-mail an entire week after they said theyd respond saying my credit card was declined and my financial services were to be blamed... and that although all my information was correct to "resubmit my information again" and would not/could not give me a reason as to what was wrong.
A quick call to Mastercard quickly proved them liars attempting to blame anyone but themselves, they didnt even try to put a holding charge on my card as financial institutions keep all records of completed and attempted charges to all accounts.
Now after delaying my RMA for another two weeks they are paying for snail mail by a courier I had to drive out of town to use. Its pretty bad when they have to lie about not having replacement boards ready for shipping due to the overly abundent amount of RMA'd formula z boards.
so seven months into owning this board I am now on my 5th board with 2 onths of practical use.
Other Thoughts: Other Thoughts: you should be scared of the fact that these boards do not come sealed in any sort of box security tape at all, no plastic wrap, no flap sealing of any kind and even worse these are shipped with no anti electrostatic discharge bag at all.
no protection from ESD and no protection from anyone having previously opening these boxes and using the board before you receive it.
dont listen to the positive reviews left by 15 year old kids who owned it for 3 days and rave about how pro it is, or that because they watched you tube that they have a max egg tech level, you will be surly dissapointed
By The Way... where's my manufacturers response with a help ticket#?....
I see they give them out like candy to those who give positive reviews with no issues to report at all...!?
why give ticket #'s to people with no problems... huh...?
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