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So I'm trying to find a mouse and keyboard for the build that are really solid and reliable, as well as being kind of universal.

Right now I'm thinking of getting the Corsair K70 with brown switches, and a Mionix Avoir 7000 mouse.

Any thoughts?
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I got the Corsair K70 black cherry red and I have had it for a week so far. Here is what I have to say about it:
Got dang best keyboard I evar had!
Nuff said
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Originally Posted by TheDarkBeast View Post

I got the Corsair K70 black cherry red and I have had it for a week so far. Here is what I have to say about it:
Got dang best keyboard I evar had!
Nuff said

Good to know! So there's the question of the mouse... Originally I was going to get a Deathadder, but after the scroll wheel on mine went to crap I'm questioning their build quality. The Avior is pricey but it looks pretty solid.
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Good to know! So there's the question of the mouse... Originally I was going to get a Deathadder, but after the scroll wheel on mine went to crap I'm questioning their build quality. The Avior is pricey but it looks pretty solid.
I use an Abyssus myself and have been fairly happy with it.

After a year I did have to take it apart to clean out the plastic dust by the scroll wheel (it started to squeak while scrolling), and removed the LED while I was in there.
 
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Thanks for your input!
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post #86 of 465
I gotta tell you, most mice models will have a problem. I've had 2 steel series mice - the 1 year old gave up the ghost on the malfunctioning right clicker, and got a replacement - lesser priced model. But I have another Steel series mouse Ikari working great for 4 years.

And my main mouse is Logitech G9X - and quite a few of those have got issues from what I've seen online, but mine is 3 years old and never given me a problem. I have hands on the big side with semi sausage fingers, and it fits fine, its not too small.
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I'm going to stay away from Steelseries... I've heard of their stuff having lots of driver problems (my headset has). It's kind of a tough decision since it's mainly personal preference. I might try the Mionix and return it if I don't like it. I think in general lighter mice are better, so I'm going to stay away from Corsair as well.
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Does anyone have experience with painting anodized aluminum? Due to XSPC's stock issues, I might just ask sidewindercomputers to send me the black ax360, since I would have repainted the white anyway. I also will be painting the EK backplate white (I sprayed it with white plastidip and I like the look, I just would rather have a paint finish on there).

I know you need an etch primer (I was thinking maybe THIS ONE? )

Do you sand down the anodized surface, clean it, and then do a couple coats of the primer? Would you want to sand in between primer coats? And how many coats?

I'm kind of learning as I go here with the painting.
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As far as KB/Mouse goes, I really like how Corsair has done with the K95: White LED's for backlighting, mechanical, and big old aluminum frame. As far as mice, I use the RAT7: which does come in white. Have not a single issue with it and its been used for almost 3 years so far.

All that said: Lovely build.
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As far as KB/Mouse goes, I really like how Corsair has done with the K95: White LED's for backlighting, mechanical, and big old aluminum frame. As far as mice, I use the RAT7: which does come in white. Have not a single issue with it and its been used for almost 3 years so far.

All that said: Lovely build.

That's what I'm thinking as far as the brown switch k65 goes (white backlighting). Thanks for the recommendations.
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