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Pros: Very impressed with the build quality over all, the cables aren't flimsy, the connectors are excellent. I put this in a Fractal Design R4 with ease. This PSU replaced my noisy, cheap, Rosewill RD700. This was quite the leap in quality if you ask me. You can't also argue with the price when it's competitors are at the $120-160 price point, plus rebate check!? (I bought it for $110) EVGA has done a great thing with this PSU, and the others who reviewed this will reflect that. One other buying point was the 10 year warranty that comes with this bad boy, I was very impressed, a full decade of warranty if it goes bad? that in itself, should be a selling point. If you're torn between anything else and this, buy this.
Pushes my 8320, R9 270x, and 3 drives with ease, I will be expanding in the future with dual 270x's. Great PSU
Cons: Geez, I know this is over used, but it doesn't cook or clean?
Otherwise, absolutely none.
Other Thoughts: When comparing it with it's competitors you see that it has just as many features, if not more. Fully modular, all black cables, doesn't switch on the fan until 40C, build quality is excellent. Just all in all it's a great PSU and I would recommend it to anyone doing a mid level build.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Corsair CH-9000051-NA Raptor K40 Keyboard
Pros: -Its a full sized keyboard
-adequately spaced keys and macros
-back lite to any color preference
-decent key feel
Cons: -price, oh yeah, and price...
-doesn't have more features
-says full key roll over, doesn't quite do it (see other thoughts, it'll be ** for those who TL;DR)
Other Thoughts: So where to begin, since owning this keyboard it has been quite the journey to say the least. When I first got this keyboard the MR, M1, M2, and M3 keys were mixed up and out of order and my macro keys didn't work. I sent it off to corsair for RMA, only get a broken/smashed keyboard from them 2 weeks later, then I had to send that one back for RMA which was pain, and very annoying. So at the end of that episode I was without this keyboard for about a month and a half from its original purchase date. Don't get me wrong corsair's customer service was there to assist me with every issue, without a problem, but it would have been better if this all never happened. At this point I kind of regret purchasing it. I also was surprised after all my problems they didn't try to compensate me at all, I didn't expect it, but with a customer with this many issues, with a new product, they could have been a bit more considerate IMO.
**Now that I've ACTUALLY had the chance to use it, when playing games I find that I have to repress a lot of keys and sometimes the keys don't work on the first press with other keys pressed, so I have to repress all my keys just to get the one I wanted initially to work, if that makes sense. So I am lead to believe that this keyboard probably doesn't have full rollover, or my keyboard is malfunctioning and I REALLY don't feel like dealing with corsair again.
The corsair software that they have you download is not the best, I'd give it 5/10, it can be problematic and sometimes buggy.
I have to agree with other reviewers, at this price point you can get a similarly equipped keyboards for about 20 dollars less, with a lot of the same functionality. If this keyboard was mechanical it would make it worth the price, if I could do it all over again, I would have spent the extra 50 or 60 dollars and bought a k70.
All and all, I've always been lead to believe that corsair is a top brand, and rightfully so, but I was very unimpressed with this product. I will buy other corsair products, but I am a very disappointed customer. However, at the time of this post I am patiently awaiting the new K95 RGB, which looks spectacular, so this keyboard will be replaced.
This review is from: Rosewill Stallion Series RD700 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI CrossFire Power Supply
Pros: It's cheap
Cons: This PSU is the loudest one I've heard in a long time. The only reason I bought it was the price so it's hard to complain, I do plan on replacing it in the near future because it is the only loud part of my build. I'm also mad at myself for not paying attention to that detail. It's pushing 5 fans, an FX-8320 and a r9 270x., granted that's quite the load but the fan is spinning at full speed when I only have 10% load on the CPU, ambient temps are between 75-80F, with very adequate air flow. I actually flipped my bottom fan on my case to blow air out the bottom to supplement air to the PSU, this did quiet it down a bit, but not as much as you'd hope.
My other complaint is the length of the supplemental CPU cable, its to short, and I have mid ATX case! I literally had to pull and stretch it as hard/best as I could to get it to route to the top of the case where the header was, I mean you'd think rosewill would have thought that one out. It was an uncomfortable amount of force needed to stretch it.
Other Thoughts: If you want a quiet PSU get something else, sorry rosewill.READ FULL REVIEW