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Kurt K.

Kurt K.

Joined on 11/21/17

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Most Favorable Review

Sweet, Sweet Decadence

Razer Firefly - Chroma Custom Lighting Cloth Gaming Mouse Mat - RZ02-02000100-R3U1
Razer Firefly - Chroma Custom Lighting Cloth Gaming Mouse Mat - RZ02-02000100-R3U1

Pros: I'm dumb, so for my first rig I decided I wanted to be flashy af. So of course, when I saw this Chroma mat, I knew I had to buy it. I wish I could say I made a mistake so I don't spend impulse cash anymore, but it's honestly one of the prettiest things about my new setup. The mat is extremely customizable and has vibrant colors, including some in the spectrum you've likely never really seen before. Razer does a fantastic job with their supported software, and this mat is excellent, too. Meshes brilliantly with my Razer DeathAdder. The cloth cover is great and feels good to slide across... I couldn't be happier with the size or the tactile response.

Cons: It's a fifty dollar light up mouse mat.

Overall Review: Buy it. Absolutely worth it.

Phenomenal Keyboard, Period.

G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown with Gaming Keycaps
G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown with Gaming Keycaps

Pros: This is, hands down, the best keyboard I've ever had the pleasure of using. The tactile response is second to none--the Cherry Brown is truly a great compromise between responsiveness and sound. I'm click-clacking away over here, bathing in the sweet, sweet RGB glow from the keyboard. JFC is this thing awesome. It comes with extra gaming key caps in a handy little case that you can attach to the back of your keyboard, and even has a nice little changing tool provided in it. It's also got a good wrist pad, AND it has a cable organizer on the back that keeps your mouse cord from getting too long or in the way. Did I mention the awesome metal rolling buttons that you can turn your sound up and down with? Hooo boy, I'm getting excited just thinking about it all! It's little stuff like this that really makes this keyboard what it is; it's thoughtful, without sacrificing response or functionality. It's honestly changed my whole outlook on keyboards.

Cons: It's not really a con, but the function buttons at the top don't seem to be able to (easily?) change with the RGBs of the keyboard. There's also a bit of light flicker when you're actuating the buttons (e.g., typing), but it's not a serious flaw. I imagine they all do that to some extent, especially if you're an accomplished typist. A few of the buttons are a bit smaller than I was used to; I sometimes fumble the Caps Lock and Tab keys. However, that's not really the keyboard's fault--I've been using a different keyboard for the past 4 years.

Overall Review: One of my proudest purchases for my rig. Seriously. I wouldn't trade it for any other keyboard; catch this bad boy on sale and you'll soil your drawers with the legalized form of stealing you just committed.

Excellent Choice for RGB, Regardless of Hand Size

Razer DeathAdder Elite - Multi-Color Ergonomic Gaming Mouse - RZ01-02010100-R3U1
Razer DeathAdder Elite - Multi-Color Ergonomic Gaming Mouse - RZ01-02010100-R3U1

Pros: I've got big ol' meathooks for hands; it's genetic (unless I've got the cancer, in which case...). I was, frankly, worried about buying a mouse and not liking it. In fact, I was seriously also considering going with something weighted. But you know what? This mouse was ergonomically designed to fit well in just about any hand, in my estimation. It feels great, has ridiculously good DPI settings and software support... Even though I came from a pretty solid wireless setup, I'm glad I pulled the trigger on this one.

Cons: It's pretty, so sometimes in the middle of an FPS I find myself staring at it and die.

Overall Review: If you get this and a Chroma mat, you're really gonna be impressed with the syncing options. I've become a moth.

Fantastic Price, Fantastic Display

AOC G2770PQU 27" Gaming Monitor, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
AOC G2770PQU 27" Gaming Monitor, FHD (1920x1080), TN Panel, 144Hz, 1ms, Height Adjustable, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

Pros: I debated for hours on what monitor I wanted to buy. It's my first real build, and I spared (quite literally) no expense on my new rig. However, I needed to be judicious about price point--and this is what I bought. It's an amazingly quick display, and frankly, anything bigger would require too much head and eye movement to be convenient in FPS games. The display is crystal clear and by Jove has it been a game-changer (no pun intended).

Cons: It comes with a sort of flimsy cable organizer and took a while to get to optimal settings. No complaints about performance, however. If I could deduct a half egg instead of a full one, I would.

Overall Review: Absolutely recommend.

You Get What You Pay For

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 4266 (PC4 34100) Intel Z270 / Z370 / X299 Desktop Memory Model F4-4266C19D-16GTZR
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 4266 (PC4 34100) Intel Z270 / Z370 / X299 Desktop Memory Model F4-4266C19D-16GTZR

Pros: This is RAM. It's RGB RAM. And it's great; the colors are fantastic, if you're willing to spend a little extra. They're fast, and they randomly access the memory like bosses. Very pretty.

Cons: Like most RAM these days, it's not cheap. However, I won't deduct an egg for that--it's the state of the RAM world, not some anomaly otherwise.

Hell I Love This Case

CM Storm Stryker - White Full Tower Gaming Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock
CM Storm Stryker - White Full Tower Gaming Computer Case with Handle and External 2.5" Drive Dock

Pros: This thing is a beauty; it's got a gentlemanly viewing port, tons of extra storage space, multiple slots for drives... And it's WHITE. Any LED ever will look disgustingly good in this case. Oh, and did I mention it has a sick handle? It's got a sick handle. Seriously, the tactile response is phenomballs. You've gotta grip one of these things and try it.

Cons: It's a full tower, so it's heavy; there IS a handle, but frankly, this isn't something you're going to be lugging back and forth to LAN parties every night. Also, the viewing window is easily scratched and scuffed, which kind of sucks. Be careful with it and you'll be good to go.

Overall Review: I would never award -any- case five eggs, period. This thing is just gorgeous, and you'll have plenty of room inside for your electric spaghetti. I honestly have not seen any case that I'd rather have; it looks sexy as hell all lit up with my colors.