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joshua c.

joshua c.

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Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red Switches (CH-9000082-NA)
Corsair Gaming K95 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red Switches (CH-9000082-NA)

Pros: let me start off by saying this review may be a mixed bag. so I'm gonna give you the pro's and there are a lot. first off 16.8 million colors and it will do every one of them, and the light effects that this keyboard can do is simply amazing. there are a multitude of lighting effects and color combinations you can play with and make it do almost whatever you want it to do. the build quality is impeccable aluminum construction the keys are made better then previous versions (K70) the characters are more defined. it still has the dedicated media keys and macros buttons the black on the keyboard is gorgeous. comes equipped with cherry mx switch which to date no other RGB mechanical has it has a heavy duty braided cord and soft touch wrist rest, I personally have to have a wrist rest. the lights look good it is an exceptional gaming keyboard. even more so compared to my previous K70 which I loved.....please see cons now

Cons: ok now for the cons of this keyboard of which there are a lot as well. lets start off with the hardware first. upon inspection of the lighting it is not as bright a previous versions and here's why the led's are attached to the pcb sorta below the switche's in the same general area as the other led's in previous keyboards but they are sunk in to the switch versus coming through the switch and right under the actual keys....this causes them to be dimmer the switche's casing is made of clear plastic that is sort of opaque and not crystal clear which does not let them glow as bright as well....if they might have used clearer plastic they would be brighter and if they would have used dome RGB led's they would have also been way brighter. now on to the rest. it does not have the USB pass through like previous gen I used the pass through for my venegeance 2100 headset wireless module it brought it closer to my headset but now I have to put it on the back of my pc or use the little dock that came with it. the next thing is and it doesn't bother me but it may bother some, the area under the g keys is plastic and not aluminum like the majority of the keyboard some people may not like that. and I know this is kicking a dead horse but the corsair gaming logo is not very pretty I like the old one it looks like a crab...and lastly but not least the most important part.....the software...is the most un user friendly I've ever used compared to the competition it almost requires someone from nasa to figure it out...I personally had to youtube every thing. you can download the manual but it its very hard to understand they do not put enough detail into explaining what to do and how to do it, and the diagrams are so small you almost can't see them, put simply its not to helpful. the first thing I had to do was update the firmware and even that was hard....see other thoughts now

Overall Review: so in summation this keyboard is a beautiful piece of hardware its absolutely gorgeous and mechanically sound perfect for gaming or any task. the software can be a bear but once you do get it figured out it gets easier to use I still don't know how to do things but I youtube it . newegg did an awesome job on their part, love newegg. corsair made an awesome peoduct it just needs to be easier to setup and understand the software....so I would definitely recommend this keyboard but I would also recommend having some patience for setting it up

10/28/2014
Most Critical Review

lots of cool features

DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240 CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with Dual 120mm FDB PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240 CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with Dual 120mm FDB PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3

Pros: I like what they are doing with this cooler. it has a lot of really cool features others do not and some cool tech under its hood. first off the radiator is a basic standard 240mm radiator nothing new there but it is quality built. the cool stuff is in the pump and plate and also the fans. in this all in one the plate and the pump are separated the plate is up against the cpu ofcourse but the pump is at the top of housing and they are connected but the clear tube. so the tube isn't just for asthetic's . it also has L.E.D lighting where the tube come's out at the top. the pump is powered off of the motherboard and not off of the powersupply. it comes with a pwm fan hub with up to four pwm fans great for a push pull setup , also include's double sided sticky tape so you can put the hub any where in your case you would like. it has brackets to fit all modern cpu's AMD and intel...including the newest socket 1151from intel. the fans look and feel high quality and also come with a feature for the first time I'm aware of the blades of the fan remove by popping them off for easy cleaning. I had no issue installing the plate to my cpu it was very easy to install overall ...I have the newest 1151 socket of which not all coolers support yet but this one does. and last but not least it comes with one of the coolest case badge's I've seen to date, its an actuall metal plate which I wish more company's would start doing we still love the case badge's just not cheap one's...lol

Cons: the first thing I found I didn't like is the tubing, its small and made of cheap plastic and just like the original h100's I think they should have used a thicker clear tubing and it would have made a big difference. they should also sell other versions with rgb led lighting and different color liquid like blue and green and not just red my system is lit up in blue and the red looks off

Overall Review: as far as all in one's go it has some features to set it apart it has a few that help its performance but a few that may hinder it's performance so. it doesn't perform better or worse than any of the others

Really good budget gamer/ workstation

ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop - 15.6" Full HD - AMD Ryzen 5 3550H - RX 560X - 8 GB DDR4 - 256 GB PCIe SSD - Gigabit WiFi - FX505DY-ES51
ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop - 15.6" Full HD - AMD Ryzen 5 3550H - RX 560X - 8 GB DDR4 - 256 GB PCIe SSD - Gigabit WiFi - FX505DY-ES51

Pros: this laptop is really affordable and has a lot of features that come on more expensive laptops its super sexy the ips panel is clear and very responsive the freesync helps gaming a lot . has a new generation AMD quad core processor and an ssd so programs are very responsive as well. comes with a gigabytes of Ram which is enough but I wish it had 16gb but the good news is its upgradable to 32gb there are 2 Ram slots with 1 slot populated currently the graphics is labeled as a hybrid vega rx 560 and games fairly well some games on high settings have lower framerates but on medium it run most games pretty good so all in all its a decent gamer but really good as a work station comes with an L.E.D lit keyboard with WASD keys highlighted and a function key for other controls such as audio. the audio is clear and fairly good for a laptop it distorts a little when turned all the way up and depending on what is playing. comes with a 256 nvme ssd drive with the ability to upgrade or add a 2.5 inch drive for storage. I would definitely recommend this laptop if you need a good work station or game on the go and are not to worried about high settings on your graphics

Cons: this is a very nice laptop but I have some concerns like the panel is very flexable like really flexable i'm afraid it will brake easily . Neweggs site says that the keyboard is RGB it is not its just red L.E.D lit which is fine but I was hoping for RGB. the battery only last for about 3 1/2 hours and it came completely dead so I had to charge it first and it doesn't matter much the packaging was bare bones brown box and it came with a charger and instruction manual and that was it. Asus usually gives you some extra feature with their stuff. the graphics is labeled as a hybrid which uses part of the 8 gb to work it doesn't have its own Ram and only uses 125 mb I don't know if that goes up if it needs more or that's just it most games these days take gigs of Ram to run so i'm wonder if the graphics subpar performance is because there isn't enough Vram either way the graphics are great for lower end games and workstation applications but if you want this for your main gamer I would buy something better

Overall Review: its a sexy laptop and a decent performer for what you pay for it has some really good features and plenty of upgradeablity so for the price point or if you can catch it onsale its a great laptop

top of the line

Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 BL2K8G32C16U4B (BLACK)
Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 BL2K8G32C16U4B (BLACK)

Pros: this ram was very well packaged and the ram its self is some of the best looking ram I think I've ever seen crucial make with or without the RGB lighting but it comes with both options available. the preformance was excellent I simply turned on the intel xmp and it switched to advertised timings and frequencies. this ram is overclockable and I did overclock mine but I only recommend if you know what your doing in your motherboards bios settings. my pc preformed well this ram set and I highly recommend set if your on a budget because in my opinion it preforms as good as the high end sets but for a better value

Cons: no cons that I can think of

Overall Review: I wish I would have got the RGB set I like the pretty lights

great product

Corsair AF Series AF120 LED (2018) CO-9050081-WW Blue LED Case Fan, Single Pack.
Corsair AF Series AF120 LED (2018) CO-9050081-WW Blue LED Case Fan, Single Pack.

Pros: one of the best fans on the market for high airflow applications it come well packaged and they are made of quality materials I love the glow of corsairs leds they are very rich in color and spread as far as cooling they cooled really good 52 cfm at 1400 rpm low noise operation with hydralic bearings for long life

Cons: no cons that I can speak of

very fast

Corsair Force MP510 M.2 2280 240GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F240GBMP510
Corsair Force MP510 M.2 2280 240GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 3D TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSD-F240GBMP510

Pros: the pro's of this drive are that its super fast in atto benchmark it writes at 1050 mbps and sometimes over the recommended speed and the read on mine was 1756 mbps which was not what is not the recommended speed of 3000 mbps but still really fast. this drive came in simple but nice packaging and the the asethitics of the drive are beautiful all black and clearly label company logo and model. this drive is super small I can't believe how small it is and it was easy to install in my asus rog strix z370 8700k build and it initialized and tested right out of the package corsair's quality is top notch and super reliable I would definitely recommend this m.2 price wise it matches the competitons and speed wise aswell see cons for

Cons: the write speed on my drive tested a lot lower than the recommended but I also just installed it and tested it right out of the gate with no data on the drive I initialized it and proceded to test it on first install I will put some data on the drive and retest once its been on a while so this could be a fluke and not representive of the actual speeds I can achieve the other con is a personal one I wish it was a 500 gb or 1 tb also speed goes up the higher the capacity goes up. even with all this I would still recommend this m.2 for purchase

Overall Review: after further review I learned there is a setting in the bios that was limiting the drives read speeds to the the afore mentioned 1750's. if you go to your motherboard bois and under advanced/ onboard device configuration/m.2.1 tab it was set to auto and I set it to pcie mode and my speeds shot up past 3360 for my read the the write stayed above the 1050 so to summarize THIS DRIVE WELL SURPASSED THE SPEEDS RECOMMENDED BY CORSAIR AND IS A BLISTERING FAST DRIVE just make sure you check you bios settings

11/10/2018