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This review is from: Logitech G710 PLUS USB Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard- Cherry MX Brown
Pros: I don't have the backlight problems. Never plugged into 2.0 usb, only 3.0. The backlighting is nice. My wpm has gone up pretty significantly. Not sure why. The macro keys. Goodness. Passwords, email addresses, and, well, anything else. Yeah. On the fly abilities, pretty cool.
Cons: Not taking an egg off, because it says MX Brown, but I don;'t like how the tactile point of the keys is different from the actuation point. Only mildly, but even still. (It's really a nonissue, but I'd like both points to be the same.)
Also, the wristrest. It kind of sucks.
Why aren't there more colors? Seriously? I have a g600 (go buy one, it's the perfect mouse for everything) and that can go everywhere. This, only white. What gives? if they ever fix this, I paid $120 for this, I'd like a new one.
Other Thoughts: Best keyboard I've ever used, despite the cons. Still wish it was clicky though.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Gunmetal Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Everything. Almost. I'm sure I can find a thing or two to say in terms of improvement, but this case is just outstanding. It's solid. It looks and feels.. just... awesome. The perfect mix of clean and unobtrusive, but still-one look at it and it's easy to see that it's not a Dell.
The snapping sides are cool. A little loud, but more convenient than even the easiest of thumbscrews and safer than just keeping them out.
There's room for cable management... which I'm pushing, due to 4 drives, supplementary power for a 660 ti, aftermarket cooler, fan controller, dvd drive, and a good deal of fans, but it's far better than other cases I've had. the flared rubber grommets are a nice touch that helps everything look organized, not to mention behind that, the case uses little removable plastic bars to keep all the cables in line, making most zip ties unnecessary-though they never hurt. Comes with 3 fans and 3 filters, which is a decent step up from the usual 1 fan and a filter or zero.
The drive bays are just superior to anything ever, though room for more would be nice. They're segmented into 2 separate cages of three bays. You can remove either cage. Inside each cage are three sturdy plastic mounts that are genuinely a breeze to remove (so long as the drive is disconnected)- additionally for any 3.5 inch drive, you need no tools, no screws, nothing. You just bend the bracket around the drive and it snaps in and grips it. I've done some simple tests of holding it upside down and waving it around, and my drives have never fallen out. You will need some screws for 2.5 inch drives, but no need for a new bracket.
There's space above my motherboard. It's beautiful. I can install fans with ease.
Cons: There are a couple now that I think about it. The front panel is a little annoying to remove, as you need to remove both side panels first, and then squeeze in 6 pieces to finally get it off.
Doesn't come with the standard test speaker.
Other Thoughts: Mobo peg is handy, though I've heard a person or two doesn't like it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Razer Orbweaver Gaming Keypad
Pros: -Mechanical keys. No, seriously, it's a nice upgrade from the nostromo, whose 4 key got dull after a month of use.
-6 buttons for your thumb. Ten if you want to bother with diagonals. This is a massive step up from any keyboard you could ever buy. the thumbstick is good for 4 separate buttons, then theres the button below, and above. All quite easy to reach.
-Customization. I utilize two different physical settings for this, one for RPGs, where having quick access to the full board is more useful than having quick access to the thumb area (both are accessible, but it's big, so unless you have some massive hands..) and one for just about everything else, where I move the wrist part back a bit. Keeping the palm rest on swivel is also a nice way to maintain free access to the entire thing. You never actually have to lift your hand to press any key, a far cry from any keyboard.
-Design. It just looks cool sitting there.
-Positioning of keys. It's strict rows and columns so you always know what button you're hitting. Maybe in the next generation they can curve it so that the side keys are just as easy and recognizable, but really, it does its job quite well.
Cons: -The synapse software is really a little derp. Razer will fix the issues, hopefully, and since you don't pay for the fixes, I can't really take off an egg. It gets the job done fairly well, and in the time I've owned it (pre ordered, had on first day) it has only glitched up once, and that was last night.
-The non-braided cable. It's really not a con, but this is where you'd expect to see it. You really will never notice it. This one is lengthy, and very flexible in comparison to other rubber cords, yet still pretty sturdy. You don't move this thing around, it's not a mouse, so fraying should never really be an issue.
-There's only one color. Again, not a big deal. Green is fine, but I use this alongside a Logitech G600, which i have a variety of colors for. BTW, this is probably the best gaming setup in terms of peripherals that you could ever buy. I very much recommend it.
Other Thoughts: This is my second review of this. I feel that some people unjustly criticize many aspects that well, frankly, don't need to be criticized. Everyone can see the cost. If you're willing to put down the money for it, it's quite a solid piece of hardware, and if you want a keyboard made explicitly for gaming, this is your best option, period. I say keyboard, not keypad. Explicitly, because you aren't going to go type an essay on this thing. Keyboard because this is as many buttons as you would ever use on a keyboard, and right in reach of your single hand. No flying all the way across from wasd to press enter or any other obscure key.READ FULL REVIEW