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This review is from: Corsair Vengeance 1400 Dual 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset
Pros: The pros have been listed by most everyone who has posted here already. They are pretty good, crisp sound, not uncomfortable, turn 180 degrees for storage, and the mic is very well done. But I have a pretty game changing complaint.
Cons: The wires coming from the headset click and wiggle inside the cup. The smallest head movement and I hear click. At first I didn't notice, then I blamed other things, then I just couldn't deny it. It sounds like the wiring inside the cup is not glued, or tied down but free flowing. The louder the music, the less I notice but I thought at 70 dollars there would be no tradeoff.
Other Thoughts: I love corsair, total fan boy. If I can use their gear in, on, or around my rig I do. But they all have little problems. If I were looking into headsets again, id probably splurge for the wireless version (2100 I think?). probably well worth it.READ FULL REVIEW
-modular (kind of, the 8pin cpu and 24pin mobo cables are hardwired)
-Enough power for an average gamer
-Decent length on 1 of the two sata cables
-2 pcie cables are on the same cable (ie, it has 2 connectors but only 1 cord)
-Most of the cables are flat cables, making cable management and tie downs much much easier
Cons: -There are two sata cables (1 with 3 connectors, 1 with 2), which means no 8 hdds systems. Also,i found the 2 connector cable to be pretty short. I couldn't route it in my case and had to simply run it straight up to the dvd player.
-Molex cable still has that legacy floppy connector that I cant stand
-Cables are not sleeved but they are all black, which works
Other Thoughts: My system is setup with 1 ssd and 1 hdd, but I used the triple connector for the length and possibility for a third hdd in the future. The 2 connector sata is used for my dvd drive and (if it will ever arrive) my second front fan that is currently the only reason im using the molex cord. Once I remove that cord, ill have a pretty sleek system, which was the entire point of the modular design.
I would of liked 1 more sata connector but 5 is pretty fair. I probably wouldn't have an issue with the molex if it wasn't for the floppy and the fact it has four (*I think*) molexs. It is ungodly long for a cable that most systems are moving away from.
Do note that this psu is tiny. I use to have a huge psu that blocked my bottom mounted fan, but with this one it slides in with room to spare. With the modular design, turning it fan facing down was way easier than my old one, which removed a typhoon of sound from my case.
I buy corsair for the quality and the reputation. Ive bought 2 cases, 3 psus, and am eyeing a ssd, all with rebates and I know corsair will deliver. With the sales and rebates, they've nearly sent me back what I spent buying their products!
If your a first time buyer, this is probably all you need! im running a gtx 560 ssc 2gb graphics card with an i5 3570k and its smooth as silk. the major thing to look at is the ampage and how many rails. From what ive seen corsair sells nearly all single rails( which are considered the best). You simply cant go wrong.
Pros: --Its a corsair, you get exactly what you would expect.
--the door has a great look to it, and the fact it opens either way is awesome for a budget case.
--Roomy, though I hit a bit of a snag
--The black on black look of it just screams style
--The front panel connectors aren't attached to a removable frame (Massive improvement over my old case)
Cons: --I have a corsair tx650v2 psu and it fits weirdly with the case. My old one had a half inch gap I could run wires through(fp to audio and such), but the gap for this one is covered by my psu. It pinches my audio wire and at first I was nervous but it still seems to work.
--this was my first experience with usb3.0 and I messed it up. I plugged it into my mobo header and 2 weeks in I wanted to clean the mobo and went to remove the 3.0 cable and..it wouldn't let go. I ended up pulling off my mobo's casing for the pins. After a few tears, I decided to plug it in and see if it still worked. Everything seems fine but im holding my breath a bit.
--Other cons are pretty obvious: only 3 drive bays so if your a storage freak,you will have problems. No grommets for wire management. Very few tie down spots. No grommets for the psu. No removable hdd tray for those of us willing to use smaller cards but with more hdd's. And using a corsair psu,i expected it would fit better than it does.
Other Thoughts: I would say that if you can get this case on sell, pick it up. Ive bought a number of psu and a pair of cases from corsair and they have honored every MiR I've sent. Granted its 6-12 weeks, but its still money in the bank (kindof). And the quality of corsair just cant be beat. When I ordered it, I got it for a measly 60 dollars after MIR. At that price, it simply cannot be beat imo.
This case might not be perfect, but its a great solution for the sound-concerned gamer. Noise dropped to where all I hear is a heartbeat from my computer and for only 3 degrees of heat.
Display Name: David K.
Date Joined: 07/11/12
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