Originally Posted by Marafice Eye
Agreed. I have the CPU/RAM load applet on my G510 and love it. Just shop around. I got my G510 for 50 on dailysteals.com. Sure it was a refurb, but there is literally NOTHING wrong with it.
Exactly, I'll never go back to having it overlap the game I'm playing or having to quickly switch to desktop and only having one second before what's displayed no longer reflects what I was doing in the game.
I've never found any of the game profiles to be even remotely useful, except for the WoW profile because it informed me when I had a whisper and who it was from, so while I was on desktop I could see I had a whisper, which was handy. it also informed me of when a BG queue popped.
Originally Posted by Velathawen
I don't think I could ever justify paying $120 for a rubber dome keyboard that is no different from a no-name $5 generic one with a mini screen with info I can check with the same amount of effort and time. Especially not when I can get a fully customized mechanical for $130 including shipping.
OT - Speaking from personal experience, while I do occasionally check GPU temps, I don't think I have ever thought "gee, I wonder how my cores are being utilized".
A band-aid fix could be to have task manager open in the background (ctrl+shift+escape) and play your game as normal. After a while, you could tab out to check the CPU usage.
Reasons people buy things are relevant to them, people on OCN need to monitor various things such as gpu load, vram usage, and many other things on a live basis, so it comes in handy, and even more so when it's not overlapping anything on the screen.
And I think most mechanical keyboards look hideous.
It also came in handy while I was on my desktop and I could see I had a whisper in WoW since the LCD notified me since WoW has a profile for the game, I just retired from WoW after 7 years.
Anyways, I didn't buy it for those reasons, they're just bonuses.
It comes down to your needs + what you want, and the LCD based keyboards are great, though the $200 Color LCD G19 is a waste of money.Edited by Ascii Aficionado - 4/11/12 at 1:05am