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Logitech G400s 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 4000 dpi Gaming Mouse
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Uhh... is this laser or optical? 01/19/2014

This review is from: Logitech G400s 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 4000 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: Want to buy, but not sure what this mouse is about?

Cons: Optical or laser? Which is it?

Other Thoughts: Is this laser or optical? Title states optical, but spec specifies laser, which is it?

MSI H87-G43 LGA 1150 Intel H87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Basic board for the casual PC folks 01/13/2014

This review is from: MSI H87-G43 LGA 1150 Intel H87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard

Pros: Inexpensive.
Quality components.
Easy to put together.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: No SLI or X-Fire, but you would know this before buying. I don't OC so this board works just fine for me. One video card and plan to upgrade to one video card in the future.

Corsair Vengeance K90  Black/Metal USB Wired Gaming Performance, MMO Mechanical Keyboard
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4 out of 5 eggs Fine keyboard, takes some practice 11/13/2012

This review is from: Corsair Vengeance K90 Black/Metal USB Wired Gaming Performance, MMO Mechanical Keyboard

Pros: Currently typing this review using the Corsair K90. Brings me back to the old days of typing on a IBM keyboard. This K90 keyboard is a nice keyboard for sure. I have to admit that I'm more of a scissor-switch membrane keyboard fan though. I love the laptop -style keyboard since it has a shorter travel. I don't necessarily see myself typing a whole lot faster on this keyboard versus my BTC 6300 Luminescent Multimedia keyboard. The BTC 6300 CL is a very quiet keyboard and has not given me any problems from the last three years of typing through documentations, etc.

Have to say I haven't given this Corsair K90 enough warm up time so I'll have to give it a few more presses before I make any rush judgment. Shout out to Newegg for shipping this puppy to me in exactly 2 days, I was surprised when the box dropped in front of my door today. The quality is undeniably better than the BTC. I also have a G510 that I had dedicated to gaming, so I don't really type that much with it.

The keys on the G510 is tall and really mushy, which makes it tiring to type on after a period of time when you compare it to this Corsair K90. Otherwise, the reason why I purchased this K90 is because the layout is extremely similar to the G510 (which I liked). Macro keys to the left, and MR, M1, M2, M3 up top. Light button top right followed by roller volume, mute button and other media play buttons nearby. The additional button that I enjoy from the K90 is the Windows lock button, very nice.

The quality build of this K90 keyboard is excellent and at least looks and FEELS high quality. The corners of the keyboard are sharp though, so be careful. The light is balanced and even. It does not make any humming noise like my BTC 6300 CL does if I talk over VOIP (using my headset) due to the light source (if I turn off the BTC 6300 CL lights, the humming noise disappears). I don't really know of the durability as I have just been using this for one day. The cable that is attached to it is super thick and definitely durable. I have a HDMI cable that is just as thickly covered, so you don't have to worry too much about it getting cut easily. One thing to note though is that the material on the outside of the cable is not wear-proof. My long time trusted Logitech G5 mouse has a similar style cable wrap and it has worn out due to it coming into contact with the edge of my desk day in and day out. That should be different from a keyboard though as you don't necessarily move the keyboard back and forth every minute.

The overall size of the keyboard is smaller than the G510. The G510 has the extra LCD screen, but I don't care for that screen one bit, I am not a hardcore player for any FPS or MMORPG to make use of it.

Cons: I feel they could have smoothed out the corners of the keyboard. Seems as if they just decided to cut a chunk of aluminum base without sanding it a bit around the corner and then slapped on the keys. Don't get me wrong, it looks great overall but if you are one who just likes to touch every bit of the keyboard every-now-and-then… then you may get annoyed with the sharp edges.

One of two negative things I could bring up that may not be a negative to others is I feel like the <Backspace> key is a bit mushy to the feel. I make a lot of mistakes in typing and use the backspace key often so when I press the backspace key several times sometimes it feels a little mushy to the feel. This could be something that I can get used to over time, so not a deal breaker by any means.

The other negative I'd like to mention is that I wished they DID make the buttons above the arrow keys mechanical. Inser/Home/Page Up/Page Down/Delete/End are all keys I used very often in paperwork and documentations. I browse a full page or browser often using the Page Up and Page Down buttons. I like to highlight and make corrections by jumping around using the Home and End buttons. I often select a sentence or paragraph and delete it by pressing the Delete button. Not a complete deal breaker, but doesn't place this keyboard as providing everything that I would have hoped for.

Other Thoughts: This keyboard is recommended if you wish to use a mechanical keyboard. If you are a hardcore scissor-switch keyboard fan, then consider trying out mechanical keyboards first before you buy it. The keys are raised much higher than scissor-switch keyboards so the extra travel is noticeable. Does it make you type much better? Compared to my G510, yes, definitely. Compared to my BTC 6300 CL, not a whole lot but the BTC 6300 CL is mushy feeling after typing on this K90. It's just that the scissor-switch keyboards have less to travel so fast typing is possible. I would just say the K90 is "different" with a different learning curve to get used to (for me it's re-learning back to the old days) . It's clean and a nice complimentary for a contemporary desk. I don't know if it can handle moisture/liquid that well, but I hope to be careful in that department. For me, this seems to be a keeper. If it turns out otherwise, I'll re-edit my post here in the future.


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Display Name: Allen W.

Date Joined: 01/09/05

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  • First Review: 11/13/12
  • Last Review: 01/19/14
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