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Pros: -Nice coloring and lighting if you are into the bling aspect. I am not so much.
-Nice quality braided USB cable.
-Accurate and smooth tracking performance
-Software performed as expected and you can control and tailor the lighting
-Ambidextrous, great for lefties
Cons: -List MSRP is way too expensive for this.
-I don't like the over the top pulsing LED lighting. Thankfully, this can be controlled via installed software(many options).
-Overall this is a very light and therefore to me it has a cheap feel.
Other Thoughts: Received this as a review piece. It will be heading off after this review to my son's school where I donate most of the review products. I think the kids will get a kick out of the LED lighting.
As for the mouse, I simply do not like it but I don't hate it. First impressions are how lightweight it is. I prefer a heavier mouse and being so light, it feels cheap to me. Everything just feels light and cheap. One exception being the braided USB cord which is really nice.
That being said, the scroll wheel has well defined stop points and functions well as a button. I sometimes have trouble actuating the middle mouse button on some mice without scrolling but this middle mouse button's action is nice. The laser works very well and feels accurate. Software performed as expected and it has a bunch of options to tame the gimmicky default LED pulsing system. The mouse earns top marks for lefties. The two thumb actuated side buttons are duplicated on both sides, this mouse is as symmetrical as can be. Although the side buttons performed without issues, the action feels a bit soft. I found myself actuating them during heated gaming, especially the off-side ones being hit with my ring finger.
Overall this has been a good mouse. It feels a lot like the old MS IntelliMouse which is no longer made so if you like that you will like this. It's just I have been using high end Logitech and Corsair mice for some time now. This just felt too lightweight and "cheaper" than other higher-end mice on the market. If you can get this in the $20ish range I would recommend it. It performed very well but I could not get over how cheap it felt for the price.
This review is from: Corsair CH-9000040-NA Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Pros: Beautiful. Nice aluminum top deck.
Raised up keys with no "pits" for crud to fall into and fester.
Cherry MX Red switches are my favorite.
Cons: Wish it had the USB pass-through and "drum dial" volume control that other Corsair keyboards have. I always worry about keyboards with a removable USB cable. With other makes/models you hear this is usually their point of failure. Time will tell.
Other Thoughts: So awesome these Corsair mechanical keyboards. I have this for my 10 year old gamer. He is messy so I go through keyboards like crazy. Crumbs and crud usually get deep into the keys on normal keyboards but due to the raised design on this it is no longer an issue. Just blow a little air and any crumbs fly right off. No nooks and crannies to collect. Key caps of course are removable if I need to clean more than that. This is also a perfect size for my son's small desk.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: -Well packaged with plenty of modular cables
-Good looking power supply, black with a nice finish
-Modular and 80+ Cert.
-Very quiet, cannot hear it over my already quiet 120mm case fans
-Solid steady power from a name I trust
-Nice compact size reletivley speaking
Cons: Modular cables are a bit stiff. No eggs knocked off because they are not to the point of being brittle by any means. If you are doing a build and need some tight corners try folding a heating pad around your cables for 10 min and they become more pliable and easier to work with.
Other Thoughts: Received this as a review item.
Really nice PS here so far. Tested this on two machines.
My HTPC. The dimensions are quite small for a 750W unit. Was able to fit this nicely in my smallish HEC case. This machine is a HTPC and file/media server for my home network. The PS never got too warm in the tight confines and the fan was not audible over the 80mm case fans. This was left on 24/7 for over a month with no power or heat issues.
My gaming PC. Used this with an AMD 1090T overclocked 3.7GHz. There is one SSD, two HDD, CD/DVD, 2xHD7850 cards, 5 120mm case fans and a large Corsair CMPS CPU cooler. Again, this performed flawlessly for about a month. Still going strong. Never any heat issues for power issues. I would game on this for 5-10 hours straight (yes, no life) without a hiccup.
Corsair. I have become a fan of Corsair the last year or two. I have a couple of their mechanical keyboards and SSDs in the house. I did have an issue with my M95 mouse failing after about 6 months. They replaced it under warranty with no real problems. It took some time (about 3 weeks from start of process to receiving my new unit) but that is expected with shipping and everything. I would recommend this power supply and Corsair as a company.