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Pros: These cards run everything I can throw at them right now. I'm not gaming at 2560x1440 at the moment but at 1080p these cards are quiet and overkill. Metro last light no problem @ max settings.
2 of these are a bargain with 4GB of ram compared to competitive models.
Software allows for over clocking.
Cons: The branding is upside down?
Other Thoughts: I took a chance on these because they were cheaper. Happy I did. I'm still running an i7 920 Bloomfield with pci 2.0 and am very happy with this upgrade over a new mobo/CPU combo and running on my previous GTX 560 FTW.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The capacity and performance are outstanding. This is my second SSD (up from a 128 previously). Nice utility software included.
Cons: I can't hear it? and my applications load faster? hmm...
Other Thoughts: Between Corsair & Samsung SSDs - I like my Samsung model more because the software utilities that came with it are actually useful. My Corsair did not come with any utilities and after using my Samsung I searched Corsair for something similar and found nothing on their site.
If you're still not running your operating system on an SSD you're missing out. If you're even on the fence about whether purchasing an SSD will make you happy versus staying with a traditional spinning drive... buy an SSD - you won't be disappointed.
As for capacity. I use a lot of different development software suites - visual studio, photoshop cs4, etc... My first SSD was only 128 GB and I had to be pretty choosy about what I installed on the SSD over what I installed on my secondary spinning disk. With this 256GB drive, I install all my applications on it (including games) and just leave the majority of my documents (pictures, music, etc) on my spinning disks.
Build times for software and load times for games is ridiculously faster on an SSD.
Pros: Solid construction. The metal frame is light but thick enough that it feels solid. All of the keys, regular dome switches and cherry red switches, feel crisp and responsive. The double USB cable forks at the very end for easy cable management and a clean install. The wrist pad is very comfortable.
The macro keys on the left are very easy to program on the fly. I doubt most users will even need the software. The only advantage to using the software to bind macros is for advanced timing and tweaking.
All of the media keys, volume slider, and windows lock key work as advertised.
Cons: Just to pick on corsair. All that is in the box is the keyboard, a warranty slip, and a quick start guide. There really doesn't have to be anything else in the box; however, the quick start guide has a website link on it for you to get the software that is broken.
Other Thoughts: I'm using Windows 8 Professional and this keyboard was fully functional right off the bat plug and play. I didn't have to download any drivers.
The noise from the cherry mx switches is negligible IMO.
I wasn't sure if I'd like the recessed nature of the design (having all the keys elevated off the keyboard) but I can see were this will make it very easy to keep clean with a quick spray from a can of air.
It's been a long time since I spent more than $20 on a keyboard. I'm very happy I did.
Display Name: Kevin W.
Date Joined: 09/10/08
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