Summary: The K65 is essentially a K70 with a shaved off Tenkey... except it's not. There are minute differences that make this board inferior to the K70, in my opinion, but overall do not detract from this being a 5-star item. I've been wanting a mechanical keyboard for about the last half year, and was waiting for the Corsair MX RGB K70 to come out, but decided to get the K70 instead and treated myself to one of these K65s with the money I saved from electing to skip out on the...
Summary: If you are the type of person who uses their keyboard for typing more than gaming, then this is one of the best ones out there. The keyboard feels absolutely amazing, and in comparison to other more popular gaming keyboards, this is truly one of the best. The compact size is also very nice after working for hours since you do not have to reach nearly as far to use your mouse. Yet, the primary keys are not squished together, the number pad is just taken away.
Summary: I've been monitoring prices on mechanical keyboards from brands such as Cooler Master and Razer for about a month until I saw that there was a sale on this Corsair K65. I'm all about minimalistic designs and resource optimization so the K65, being ten-key-less, meets this requirement. Looks: Upon first glance, you will notice two distinguishing features about the Corsair K65 that sets it apart from its competitors.
Summary: This is my first mechanical keyboard but I can say it's extremely durable and very comfy compared to a membrane. The lack of backlit and numpad is a bit saddening but those are sacrifices made for having cherry MX switches on a well made keyboard for this price.
Summary: Really great keyboard that's small enough to fit on my keyboard tray. Perfect for gaming and sounds neat while typing. Removed one star because the usb cable that connects it to the PC is only like 3 feet long.
Summary: If you are looking for a keyboard for a typist or work, get a Das Keyboard, or at least something with a 10-key. This is purely for gaming. Switches are loud and require quite a bit of force to actuate. You definitely know when you have pressed a button. Force feedback is good and prevents strain after gaming for long periods.
Summary: Everything about this keyboard is awesome. I would have loved the option of getting Cherry MX Blue's but since this is the only one available, I'll go for the Reds. This is a fantastic looking keyboard, and everything works as it should... But I had one issue. Instead of having WASD highlighted in grey, I had EASD highlighted. Seemed to be a misprint or something, but it's definitely not how it's supposed to be.