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This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply
Basic Power supply
Great for power supply replacement in older systems
Cons: Not modular
Cables are stiff near connectors
Other Thoughts: I bought this for a basic system build to power:
Gigabyte H170 gaming 3
Intel 6700K 3.5 Ghz
16Gb Gskill memory
Samsung 850 SSD
Seagate 1 Tb
Asus DVD/RW combo
*** This power supply is for basic use only and is good to replacement in older systems.
It only has a 6 pin PCI Plug and one 8 Pin CPU plug.
IT IS NOT MEANT FOR OVERCLOCKING OR SERIOUS GAMING!
Many are complaining that you can't overclock with this... DUH.
It is meant for a basic system and has molex connectors to power older PATA drives and fans. I may be pushing the limit to power a 6700K but I am not running a PCI graphics card.
I built it for someone that is only wanting a system for surfing the net and maybe streaming music or movies.
IF I wanted to overclock or game ... I Would probably have PCI Graphics card and many peripherals connected. In that case anything smaller than 650W would be a waste of time or just cause problems down the road.
IF YOU ARE A GAMER OR ENTHUSIAST??? You would be ignorant to purchase a 430W PS for your gaming tower and your friends would probably be scratching their heads or laughing!
*** Maybe you might want to use a Power supply calculator when building but understand they all tend to highball the actual power required.
This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard, Backlit Red LED, Cherry MX Speed
1.2 mm key travel
Cons: Cue software is a bit of a learning curve and hard to navigate.
Special characters or shift characters are below rather than above, takes getting used to. Plus, the LEDs are at the top of each key location so illumination is very light on the special characters... These issues are mostly my fault as I developed a bad habit of looking at the keyboard while typing.
Other Thoughts: I have not owned a mechanical keyboard since the IBM 8088 which came with that large white keyboard made of steel.
Right away after connecting the Corsair, I was blessed with better FPS gameplay from my aged Logitech G110 keyboard.
BOTTOM LINE, Every aspect of this keyboard has a noticeably quicker response due to the polling rate combined with reduced key travel.
***Someone complained of requiring 2 USBs to connect. That is only if you use the USB passthrough!
This keyboard has a bulky braided cable that looks awesome and is split at the end for keyboard and passthrough. Very solid construction and aluminium volume wheel is very responsive.
Pros: Card is aesthetically pleasing with neutral color scheme, dark slate gray with silver accents. Doom runs at well over 120 + FPS at 1080p with boost clock enabled using the Vulcan API.
Very well constructed and extremely quiet. Comes with a back plate installed which is a big plus.
Temperatures have not exceeded 73 degrees centigrade throughout all benchmarks and games.
I have not experienced sagging even though this card is very heavy and much taller than my EVGA 780 GTX reference card. This is most likely due to metal construction, custom PCB and a sturdy back plate.
Cons: This card is about 1" taller than my 780 GTX so, the mounting bracket is almost impossible to mount the thumb screws by hand. I have sausage fingers though.
The RGB interface is part of the XOC software and is hard to locate at first. It also has an antiquated interface comparable to older windows or DOS GUIs.
The colors are not absolute, so, you are limited to a few choices on the spectrum grid. Whites are cyan, reds are pink or purple. The blues and greens are most accurate.
Maybe I am nitpicking but when I pay $679.00 for a GPU... I expected more!
I refuse to take away an egg for the LEDs because I bought it for performance! RGB lighting is fairly new, so, it will be a while before it is perfected. I am think newer versions of XOC and Geforce Experience will improve these issues.
Lastly is the price which I mentioned above.
Other Thoughts: This 1080 FTW has a base clock and boost clock that is only matched by the Classified but ... at a higher price tag!
Using the XOC software and clicking the "K" button this beast tears through graphic intensive games with a boost clock of 2017 MHz and memory clock of 5000+ MHz.
I definitely be buying another when I have the cash and recommend it highly to everyone I know.
If you are on the fence about this card and have the money, Just get it... You will be amazed!