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Old December 8, 2012, 12:02 PM
Signal2Noise Signal2Noise is offline
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My System Specs


I'll chime in. I recently decided to venture into the world of mechanical gaming keyboards. My first purchase several weeks ago was the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate (non-2013 model) kb. First, the drivers/firmware needed for this keyboard wreaked havoc on my system. With some trial and error I got it working properly. The most annoying thing about the Razer is all the macros & settings are stored on Razer's cloud, called Synapse, so you must have an online account with them and be logged in to get full feature KB functionality. I also did not like the shiny piano-black finish of the keyboard or the character fonts on the keys . So I returned it after a weekend with it.

I was going to pick up the Corsair K90 to try based on reviews but when I saw it in person I thought it looked butt-ugly. I didn't want to turn my desk into some futuristic tank cockpit. Sitting near the K90 @ the store was a keyboard I never saw before, Gigabyte's Aivia Osmium. I asked the compstoredude if he could open it up so I could take a look and when he did I was impressed. I ended up buying it and couldn't be happier with it. Keys are relatively quiet, compared to the Blackwidow, it looks good, feels great, and it's nice having both USB 2 and 3 pass-thru ports on the kb. I highly recommend it if anyone is in the market and haven't considered Gigabyte for keyboards.
System Spec Peripherals: NZXT Kraken X42 CPU cooler | Zalman MFC3 fan controller | Steelseries Apex M800 kb | Steelseries Sensei mouse | Logitech Z-2300 2.1 speakersDrobo FS 6.5TB Synology DS1515+ 15TB
Laptops: Asus G74SX-DH71 | Asus G752VY
Surface Pro 4 Core i7/256GB

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