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Corsair Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Black - Cherry MX Red (CH-9000011-NA)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It is a great gaming keyboard. sometimes my old keyboard wont lose contact on the keys while flying the heliocopter in battlefield 3 and 4 and the helio wont just start dropping down from the keys randomly dying. this one doesnt do that. last keyboard lasted 3.5 years and is somewhat decent still. hopefully this one lasts 6+ years. nice bright lighting for each key.

Cons: keys are a little bit closer together compared to my previous logitech g110 keyboard. i think the g110 has mechanical keys too the corsair has cherry red switches and is only about 20-25% louder then my old keyboard. i like it but some may see this as a con.

Other Thoughts: make sure on the first bootup on this corsair k70 kb that you set the switch to bios mode then back to the default 1ms polling rate otherwise you will get a constant blinking scroll lock light with no way to turn it off.

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BenQ XL Series XL2420TE Black-Red 24
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Alot better colors then Asus monitors even out the box. Only a small amount of tweaking is needed. Smoother gameplay then 60hz monitors even at 120hz. Comes with dvi dual link cable which is needed to run the monitor at 120 or 144hz refresh rate. Easier and less strain on my eyes compared to my old Asus VW266H

Cons: The only thing i hate about the monitor is why did they use touch buttons instead of normal buttons. The menu buttons is fine with touch since they are easy to press but the power button is different you have to hit it spot on and sometimes i have to hit it several times before it turns on.

Other Thoughts: Recommend settings for monitor is Standard Mode
with brightness at 26-28, Contrast 50, Sharpness 5. Color Temps at Red 96, Green 98, Blue 100. I personally turned down the brightness to 7-8 since alot of websites i go on have white backgrounds.

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Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 95W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623i72700K
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: overclocks to 4.5Ghz at 1.31 volts with temps ranging at 55-59 Celcuis full load with a Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler. My room ambient temps range from 86-93F. I have an Asus Sabertooth Z77 motherboard my options for overclocking it in bios is Load Line Calibration set to Standard, if set to Medium temps go up another 1-3 Celcius with no extra benefits in benchmarking so left it at Standard. Cpu Current Capability at 130%. Dram voltage dropped from 1.65 to 1.63 on my Corsair Dominator 1600mhz ram. CPU PLL Voltage set to 1.731 and the rest of the settings left enabled or auto. If you want 4.6Ghz you need to set Load Line Calibration to Medium, CPU Current Capability to 130% and CPU PLL Voltage at 1.731. The CPU volts needs to be at 1.325-1.328. On my motherboard CPU Voltage is at +.010 for 4.6GHZ Internal PLL Voltage needs to be set to Enabled. CPU PLL voltage can be messed with some to lower your overall CPU temps, maybe 1.68-1.69 volts might be lowest you can go.

Cons: none. You might need a Gold Series or Platinum Series Power Supply for more stable overclocking as the voltage drops down less frequently then a cheaper bronze series power supply.

Other Thoughts: asus z77 motherboard bios version 1805
Corsair Dominator 1600mhz 8 8 8 24 triple channel ram 3 x 2GB sticks
Intel 520 series 120GB SSD
Asus GTX 670
Seasonic x760 Platinum Power Supply
Corsair 500R case

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Display Name: William M.

Date Joined: 10/28/06

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