Cherry MX Brown
- 33 points
- 36 months ago
from completed build Frostbite
Really cool keyboard and the keys are great for every game I play!
- 31 points
- 52 months ago
from completed build Xena, Warrior Princess PC! 5820k, Enthoo Luxe, First time builder.
Sleek and Beautiful look. The colors are great
- 21 points
- 22 months ago
from completed build iLLuminator
• Great RGB lighting
• One of the best gaming keyboards so far
• Has a built in USB port
• Uses Cherry MX Brown switches
• Requires two USB ports
• Can be difficult to clean
• Some lighting effect bugs can be seen
• The "Corsair" logo above the numeric keypad can easily move due to the adhesive
- 18 points
- 54 months ago
from completed build A Safe Bet
This keyboard probably seems a bit out of place on this non-gaming system. I wanted a quality back-lit keyboard that would be good for typing. I wanted a keyboard with Cherry MX switches which are known for their quality and after researching the differences between red, brown and blue I figured that the brown switches is probably what I wanted. Red is for gamers, blue is for typing but are considered too noisy so brown is the compromise. Then I see that Cherry has a new switch named the MX Silent. Turns out that is a switch that has the feel of the Cherry MX Red but are much less noisy then the Red. So I purchased two keyboards, one MX Silent and one MX Brown so that I can evaluate them for myself. The MX Red and thus MX silent don't have tactile feedback like the MX Brown and Blues. I have always been a fan of tactile feedback so I am leaning toward keeping the MX Brown version even if it is a bit noisier. As far as the backlight originally I was not thinking RGB but I don't think I would like to look at red all the time so I decided to get the RGB so I can mix it up a bit. You need to run corsairs keyboard software to change the colors. When the system boots the LEDs are in their default colors until that software loads which is a bit annoying. Can't the keyboard remember what colors it last used? There is a button so you can easily change the light intensity to low, medium or high.
- 16 points
- 25 months ago
from completed build The Great White (First Build!)
I miss the media keys.
- 15 points
- 26 months ago
from completed build The UwUinator
Works well, looks beautiful, I have no complaints
- 14 points
- 16 months ago
from completed build JOKER
Everything about this keyboard is amazing. There is no miscoloring with the RGB illumination and the switches are great. It is also very easy to clean and grease doesn't show prominently. My only problem was with iCUE. When I upgraded from Corsair LINK to iCUE, my keyboard was locked on the colour red and I was confused and frustrated. I found the solution eventually, it was to disable SDK. I still prefer LINK over iCUE, but I'm just throwing this out there in case anyone else has the same problem.
- 13 points
- 23 months ago
from completed build RGB AMD Build
Had a couple discolored keys when set to white, but it was easy enough to fix in CUE software. Not a big deal if you want something other than backlighting. Probably didn't need RGB but you live and you learn.
- 12 points
- 29 months ago
from completed build My First Build: The Heron (2017 Christmas)
Mechanical + Cherry MX Red = Great!
I love the CUE sync across all RBG Corsair Devices.