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Originally Posted by Panther Al View Post

Some may laugh, but so far I have found that the Corsair K95 is actually really rather good. Its large granted, but it is mechanical, and it does have all the keys one could want as well as a bank of Macro Keys that are good for more than just gaming - mine are loaded up with Premier and AutoCAD key combo's. If you have a place or a buddy that has one, its worth a peek in my opinion.

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Bravo, good sir.

I plan to load mine with AutoCAD, Inventor, 3DS Max, and Photoshop combos as well as hot keys to start up programs.

My only complainy about the K95 is that I may need to switch out the MX Reds to a different switch. Still deciding between Brown, Blue, and Black.
post #3922 of 3982
This is all I have to say...



This goes for the game and the build! biggrin.gif
post #3923 of 3982
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Bravo, good sir.

I plan to load mine with AutoCAD, Inventor, 3DS Max, and Photoshop combos as well as hot keys to start up programs.

My only complainy about the K95 is that I may need to switch out the MX Reds to a different switch. Still deciding between Brown, Blue, and Black.
i've had blues, its the best - no doubt what so ever, it really is! but holy damn they are loud as **** biggrin.gif

because they were so loud i had to switch to others due to complains from GF and friends when watching a movie tongue.gif but i ended up with brown, since they are the closed to a blue without the noise, you can still feel the tactile but not with the clicky sound smile.gif
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Bravo, good sir.

I plan to load mine with AutoCAD, Inventor, 3DS Max, and Photoshop combos as well as hot keys to start up programs.

My only complainy about the K95 is that I may need to switch out the MX Reds to a different switch. Still deciding between Brown, Blue, and Black.
i've had blues, its the best - no doubt what so ever, it really is! but holy damn they are loud as **** biggrin.gif

because they were so loud i had to switch to others due to complains from GF and friends when watching a movie tongue.gif but i ended up with brown, since they are the closed to a blue without the noise, you can still feel the tactile but not with the clicky sound smile.gif

Hmmm...I'll have to investigate different switches before I commit to purchasing a mess of switches and modifying the keyboard. Thanks for the intel, though!
post #3925 of 3982
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Got my UPS....this thing weighs 50 pounds! Not too big though...kind of like a large shoe box. The LCD panel is really nice and provides all sorts of information, like current wattage, VA and amps being supplied. Plus battery state, ...and even kilowatt hours being used if you want to gauge energy cost. Some pics....







This shot is right by my old APC 1000 UPS so you can get a better feel for the size of this one. Much shorter....but much wider.





One of the really neat things is that the LCD panel can detach and has a fairly long cord. So...you could move it to your desk if you are doing something where you need to get some readings from the UPS...and not have to bend over to see it on the floor. Could even permanently mount it somewhere higher if you wanted. Very nice...





Since I now have access to some information on how many amps/watts are being pulled from the wall, I decided to use this UPS to do some testing on how the two different PSU's are working. First...had to take inventory of what each of the PSU's are powering. See below:

PSU #1 (AX850)
- 24-pin on motherboard
- 2x 8-pin on motherboard
- Auxillary molex #1 on motherboard
- Auxillary molex #2 on motherboard
- 2x Aquaero 5's
- 2 D5 pumps
- 52 fans

PSU #2 (AX850)
- 2x GTX 690's
- 16x SSD's
- 2x D5 pumps
- Blu-Ray Burner
- Cold Cathode Inverter
- About 10 feet of LED strip lights

Phew! Forgot how much stuff I had in here. After doing the inventory, I took turns only plugging in one of the PSU's at a time to the new UPS, and running some stress tests to see what kind of wattage was being pulled. Dropped the results into a quick little graph. See below....




The machine idles at about 330 watts...and hits right at 1,000 watts when the GPU's are being stressed. The two PSU's seem fairly well balanced, knowing that the one powering the 2x 690's will always be under utilized until the GPU's are being stressed. I could probably get by with just this one UPS since it's max wattage is 1,050. But if I stick with one, I can't plug the monitor into it, which I'd like to. There may be some other applications that stress it a little differently and make me hit the cap. Not sure yet. I'll probably stick with just one of these right now, for at least a week or so, and see if I end up getting any warning bells/whistles when I'm doing my normal activity (primarily Adobe pictures/video stuff) with it. Then I'll decide. Newegg has these for just $300 bucks right now, which is a steal of a deal.

I'm in the middle of running some different benchmarks, so I can put a stick in the ground for performance and have something to measure against when I start doing some upgrades to this machine. I'll be posting those over the next few days. Plus...as soon as I have a few hours to play with my camera, I'll do the final photo shoot for version 1.0 of the BBBB. Gotta take those beauty shots!
post #3926 of 3982
Want to know the best upgrade you can do for a UPS? Open it up, take out the pathetic battery in there, solder some 10AWG wire to the terminals, and run it to an Optima yellow top deep cycle battery. I did something similar for the computer that my CNC runs off of. Those UPS's are nothing but car power inverters. Give them a car battery and they will run MUCH longer wink.gif
post #3927 of 3982
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Want to know the best upgrade you can do for a UPS? Open it up, take out the pathetic battery in there, solder some 10AWG wire to the terminals, and run it to an Optima yellow top deep cycle battery. I did something similar for the computer that my CNC runs off of. Those UPS's are nothing but car power inverters. Give them a car battery and they will run MUCH longer wink.gif


10 AWG? You're asking for a fire. 10awg is only rated for 30 amps, which at 12 volts would be 360 watts. Well less than that pupper is rated for. I'd look look for 2 AWG at the least.

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above is very right!!!
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Now more than likely, it uses two 12 volt or two 6 volts, if they are in fact two 12 volts wired is series, you can get away with half the wire size. However, you'd need a second car battery. My guess is that it used two motorcycle size sealed acid 6 volts in series.

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post #3930 of 3982
a fire? hardly. Depends on how long the wire run is. I have run far more then 30 amps through 10 gauge. I used 8 gauge on mine without any problems. Its just a concept.
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