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RAZER Blackwidow Chroma RGB Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Love it! Excellent RGB mech keyboard 03/21/2016

This review is from: RAZER Blackwidow Chroma RGB Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: If you haven't checked out Jayztwocents review of this board just do it now. I went with this board when it was at $140 over the more expensive Corsair RGB equivalent primarily because of the ease of use of the software to modify the lighting schemes. It really is super easy, and it's actually a ton of fun to play around with the different variations. A lot of "fun" purchases like this rarely live up to the hype for me, but in this case I really do love it. I haven't changed the initial setup just because I think it's so cool. Basically a wave effect with blue, purple, green, red and yellow, and with each key I type it creates a white ripple effect in all directions. It's pretty amazing. I have a few Corsair K70s with Cherry Red MX switches and while this one feels slightly different, I like the feel just as much as other mechanical keyboards I've used. All mech keyboards make "clicky" noises, and while I still probably prefer the Cherry MX (just because they feel like butter...) it's a nominal difference.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I would highly recommend this product. I even saw recently they were offering a free death adder chroma mouse which is a $60 value and a great product in itself. Price is hefty, but you always get what you pay for, and this thing is worth every cent. My kids even love it. After typing on my keyboard they are annoyed with the other keyboards because "they don't light up when you type". Ha!

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G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Memory Kit Model F4-2400C15Q2-64GRK
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Good memory - but be careful to check compatibility for your motherboard 03/21/2016

This review is from: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Memory Kit Model F4-2400C15Q2-64GRK

Pros: All sticks worked. Very affordable for a 64GB DDR4 kit.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I'd recommend that EVERYONE that is looking for a 64GB kit check 2 things first 1) confirm that the motherboard you are wanting to use supports 64GB, and 2) check with the motherboard manufacturer to view approved kits - for example, there are only 2 64GB kits that are approved for the ASUS Sabertooth X99 and this is one of them. Both are by Corsair. I still got the board to recognize all 64GB, but wasn't able to run at the rated speed of 2400. Not a big deal for my purposes, but something to be aware of for sure.

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Corsair Hydro Series H115i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler, 280mm CW-9060027-WW
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: With each generation Corsair continues to improve on quality and performance. Not that long ago getting a 280MM radiator was a problem as you had to be really careful that it would fit in your case. So many cases has evolved addressing this issue that this really isn't a limitation anymore. I put this cooler in the front of a Fractal Define S and had plenty of space. Setup was 4 140mm Thermaltake Riing fans in push/pull and I have to say I was shocked at the performance. Rig was 5960X with 64GB RAM on a ASUS Sabertooth X99 board and overclocked to 4.6GHz. The amazing part was that the idle temps were 11C, ummm, seriously? I thought it was a mistake at first and checked a few different ways and that's really how cool it was. At load it would get in high 40's to low 50's. I OCd a little higher by increasing voltage to 1.4, but couldn't keep it stable at 4.8 under load and simply no need to push voltage any higher even though I was tempted.... 4.6Ghz for this processor is just fine with me. Link software isn't my favorite, but it's easy to change color of the LED which is cool if you want to match the LED scheme of your internal fans. If you get quality 140mm fans then they will run virtually silent.

Installation is stupid easy - another credit to Corsair for continuously trying to improve their products.

Cons: I never use the Corsair fans that come with these units because they are just loud. I hope at some point Corsair just offers some of their LED SP140MM fans as an option vs cheaping out on fans. You could argue that they just want you to buy their more expensive fans separately, but in my case I went with Thermaltake Riing which I think are superior to anything Corsair is offering right now anyway.

Other Thoughts: Fan profiles using Link software are limitless. I personally don't spend a lot of time with that, but if you really like that sort of thing you will like the options. You can even have the LED change colors once your CPU hits a certain temp. Option to enable/disable warning color change or LED entirely if you don't like it.

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Display Name: Robert G.

Date Joined: 06/05/12

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 01/11/16
  • Last Review: 03/21/16
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