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1 out of 5 eggs Worst keyboard I've ever owned 01/29/2016

This review is from: Logitech G710 Plus Mechanical USB Gaming Keyboard

Pros: Sturdy and heavy

Cons: Everything. It does not work right. Every key either:

- Doesn't respond
- Responds 2/3/4 times to one keystroke
- Sometimes a keystroke on a certain key produces a keystroke from a key I didn't press. IE: press J and it produces a P. Doubleyoo Tee EFF!!!!!

Some keys require extreme pressure to register a keystroke. Left ALT, left CTRL, left shift, space, Z, X, C and probably even more.

Absolute nightmare to type on. I type 70wpm, but certainly not with this keyboard. Not when I have to backspace every two seconds to fix typo's I didn't make.

Gaming is also a nightmare. This keyboard has caused more deaths than I can keep track of.

Lighting is uneven and color temperature of LED's is also uneven. Some have a purple hue. Some have a green hue.

Capslock/numlock LED indicators are too bright. I had to cover them with tape.

Other Thoughts: I've had $5 thrift shop keyboards of higher quality. I am one backspace away from smashing this thing on concrete and going back to old school keyboards. This thing isn't worth $20. Save yourself money and time by skipping on this sad excuse of a mechanical keyboard and buying something that actually works.

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ASRock ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Fatal1ty 990FX Killer AM3+/AM3 AMD 990FX + AMD SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: 8+2 power phase
Overclocks well (could be better with LLC)
Great color scheme
Purity sound works good
Killer NIC is awesome, dropped my pings from 40's to 20's
USB 3.0 works great (was finicky at first though) very fast
UEFI bios (I like it, others don't)
Good VRM cooling (if you have good case flow)
M.2 slot
Dual PCI-E x16 slots

Cons: No LLC

I got the dreaded power button/sleep glitch a couple times

Other Thoughts: I was able to get my FX8320 stable at 4.6ghz on water. If the board had LLC, I could go higher, but as it is now the idle voltages would have to be over 1.5v in order to reach higher than 1.44v under load. I don't feel safe idling that high, so 4.6ghz is my sweet spot with this board.

I've had no problems with VRM heat or throttling.

I had to put a fan on the socket to reach 4.6ghz (pretty much to-be-expected, not a con)

Overall it's been a great board for me.

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XFX Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290X DirectX 11.2 R9-290X-EDFD 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Just wanted to give an updated review. I have purchased a 4k monitor since my first review and wanted to share my experiences after roughly 10 months with this card.

Runs cool (idle 29c-36c, load 50c-75c, depending on how dirty it is) Highest temp I've seen is 75c, when it's dirty. Usually runs at 63c-68c when it's clean. Some games only push it to 50c.

Super fast

Full 4gb unlike the 970

Plays anything I throw at it maxed out, even at 4k (I don't care about 60fps)

Plays 4k video without stuttering, so long as you have the bandwidth to stream the video

Overclocks great but I leave it at stock clocks because the gains are negligible (1-3fps gains) not worth the extra heat on the VRM's

Cons: No HDMI 2.0, even on the new 300 and Fury series, what are you thinking AMD!?!?

It's long. It blocked my bottom intake fan and raised my CPU temps, but I have since water cooled the CPU so that is no longer an issue.

Can't think of any other cons. Great card.

Other Thoughts: There are no DP to HDMI 2.0 adapters, supposedly on the way, but are taking forever. This is needed for 4k 60hz output. So if you plan on using this card on a 4k TV, you'll be stuck at 30hz until these adapters come out. In my experience, 30hz hasn't been as bad as people make it sound. Input lag is negligible compared to 1080p 60hz. Not a super big deal, but for desktop usage 60hz is best.

Games I've played at 4k: (No AA)

GTA V maxed out 3840x2160 = 20-30fps vsync capped, perfectly playable for me and looks amazing (only high resoution shadows disabled, everything else maxed out, even grass and advanced settings, uses 3998mb)

Dying Light maxed out 3840x2160 = 35-50fps no vsync, plays great

Watch Dogs maxed out 3840x2160 = 40-50fps

BF4 maxed out 3840x2160 w/ mantle = 50-60fps plays great and looks great

BFBC2 maxed out 3840x2160 = 60fps solid

Tomb Raider maxed out 3840x2160 = 25-40fps, TressFX off, with TressFX on it becomes unplayable

Fallout 3/NV maxed out 3840x2160 = 60fps solid

ARMA 3 maxed out 3840x2160 = 50-60fps, fps drops steadily with more and more AI (draw distance turned down)

L.A. Noire maxed out 3840x2160 = 60fps solid

Mafia II maxed out 3840x2160 = 60fps solid

Test Drive Unlimited 2 maxed out 3840x2160 = 60fps solid


I don't care about 60fps so I've been more than happy with this card at 4k. Everything I play is playable and looks amazing. A second card would be great, but one works fine for me, I can't complain.

Rig:
Asrock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer, fan cooled socket
FX8320 OC 4.6ghz water cooled
8gb Ripjaws DDR3 1600mhz
XFX R9 290X DD 4gb
Antec EA650
Thermaltake V3 case
Tons of fans

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