Originally Posted by BonzaiTree
It's an unfortunate reality that usually the companies with the best marketing team often get the best reputation.
It goes along with fanboys in general--I remember someone asking for a product (forget if it was PSU or keyboard or what) they needed, but it HAD to be Corsair.
Why? Why not just go with the product with the best price to performance ratio or from the company with the best reputation?
Corsair doesn't even have a great reliability factor anymore compared to lots of companies. They're fairly solid all over (though overpriced), but there are often better alternatives in each category.
I'm just giving this as an example, but it goes along with why people would buy a Razer Black Widow over a Ducky. They haven't heard of Ducky, and Razer is 1337, so I have to go with them! lol
The only thing Corsair that is objectively better than the alternatives is the Neutron SSD, and that's because of the awesome controller. Everything else? They're like the Bose or Apple of components: good quality, but overpriced. I can't stand the really "modern" angular keyboards though. I like my Rosewill board: it's nice, minimalist, and is bright white. As long as it works, I couldn't care much less. If I were dropping the big bucks, Ducky and Filco, possibly WASD too, would be my choices thanks to durability. Maybe I'm weird, but I like my gadgets to last long after the next model comes out (hi there, Sandy Bridge and Phenom users!). Cooler Master sounds like they have a much better reputation, here at least, thanks to the price and build quality.