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Pros: Very well built, solid keyboard
Slightly raised keys make it easy to clean around and under
Comes with extra textured gaming keys
Ability to illuminate individual keys in a custom profile
3 illumination level settings: low, med and high- not just off and full as others have reported
Tangle free, sturdy braided cable
Great analog volume roller - nice touch!
Was on sale
Cons: No function \ macro key
No software for saving different profiles or further customizations
No audio jack
Other Thoughts: *Note* that the issues with LED's burning out appear only to be with the Blue version - both in reviews here and on the Corsair forum.
I love this keyboard. It's a tank - in a good way! It just has the solid weighty feel of a well constructed product. And it looks great to boot! This is my first mechanical keyboard - I've always been hesitant to drop a lot of money on a keyboard, but this is worth every penny, and now I don't know how I waited so long and did without one.
I chose the red because I wanted something relatively silent. Keys still have a slight tap sound to them, but it's still easily silent enough for me.
Others have mentioned that the full brightness level is quite bright, so I use the first two settings - mostly the middle setting - as I like to type and game in a fairly dark room. This is perfect for that.
It took a me a few days to get used to the soft touch of the keys compared to my old keyboard, but now I really like the feel. Very smooth and responsive.
If you're on the fence, check out the color \ mechanical versions available for the K 70, make your choice, then take the plunge. This is one sweet keyboard!
Pros: -Only 95W @ stock
-Fast enough for the games I play
-Cheaper than it's 8 core brothers, especially with Black Friday sales
Cons: -Turbo rarely kicks in and then only momentarily
Other Thoughts: I've owned mine three months now. I have mine OC'd to 4114 to take advantage of all six cores full time. I find this a better option than Turbo bringing it up to 4100 - which I've never seen it do anyway. So I notice a performance increase over stock with Turbo.
I can't comment on the stock fan \ cooler cause I installed mine with a 212 EVO from the start.
I bought this to replace an older generation 25W dual core i3 and it's about 3 times faster. I've done quite a bit of vid rendering with this using Sony Vegas and it actually does quite well. Leagues better than that i3 I had.
This gets a Win WEI score of 7.5 - the lowest of all my components, but it still holds its own admirably.
Pros: Stable voltages
Good cable lengths
Perfect size for most systems with a single GPU
48 Amps on the 12V rail
Quiet, with a ball bearing fan - should last a while
5 year warranty
Cons: First one was badly damaged
Other Thoughts: I've only had mine two months but I love this PSU! It is solidly constructed and just has the weight of a quality build. I chose the non-modular one to save a few bucks and have no regrets. If you want modular, spend more and buy modular. Yes there are a LOT of cables to deal with especially if you are only running a single GPU. However if you have a case with good cable management options then you just need to be creative. After all, once you install it, how often will you need to access all the cables? Even with upgrades it's not often enough that it's a hassle.
I don't deduct eggs for what is probably a packaging problem or shipping damage on the first one. Note to Neweg though: you absolutely have to look at how you package these for shipping. Both arrived in a shipping box not much bigger than the actual PSU with only two sets of those plastic air pillows that Newegg uses - completely deflated!! The first PSU was actually dented at the back with the top pushed up. To actually incur that kind of damage on such a solid PSU speaks to how poorly it was packaged for shipping - no reflection at all on a quality product from Seasonic. And to others, please don't let your ratings reflect these kinds of issues. This is an issue with Newegg. Newegg did replace promptly though, so it was more an issue of inconvenience for me.