While i typically love corsair's ram
While i typically love corsair's ram... This keyboard does not live up to the price tag. Fyi this "silent" version is licensed to be exclusively sold at best buy hence why it's cheaper on their site (people selling it here are re-selling it and it's not directly from outletpc. Solid keyboard in terms on constructionusb passthroughpretty lightsquieter mechanical keyboard switchescons:buggy softwarenot compatible with bios screensbuggy hardware"lock" key lights not color-ableno dedicated media controlsoverall, this is a decent keyboard. Pretty good for typing. However, if you are a more advanced keyboard user look elsewhere. After owning this keyboard for about 9 months i got sick and tired of all of the issues this device has. First of all, let me tell you two combinations you need to know that aren't documented anywhere except in their support portal:1. Hold down esc key for the first 10 seconds you plug in the device: this "resets" your keyboard. I've never needed to try to figure out how to reset a keyboard until i owned this one. Basically you need to know how to do this when you keyboard fails to take any input..... I can't believe that this something on a new revision for a 40 year old peripheral platform.2. Hold down the "lock" key and "f1" again, this isn't documented anywhere in the manual. Guess what this allows you to do? It allows you to move around in your bios and make edits. As well i've only been able to reliably change into this mode from windows!!!! Which means i have to boot into windows switch the mode and then reboot to do anything in my windows. As well if you get stuck in the "windows" reboot screen (if for example you lose power) you pretty much have to switch to using another keyboard to make a selection in that menu. Horrible design.Now, once you learn those things it's a matter of tinkering with the cue software which doesn't always detect the keyboard properly on power ups, causes crashes with steam, and the system has to "wake" for it use your custom color scheme.....As long as you don't plan on having to go into safe mode, play with your bios, put the computer on standby/sleep, or play on steam. This keyboard is pretty good, you can type on it like any other mechanical keyboard with slightly less sound due to the "silent" switches. You can do many cool things with the lights, although i haven't found a way to reliably and automatically change lighting patterns or macros based on the applications open on the screen without going back to the cue software.Overall a 2/10 for solid keyboard construction, macro support, and pretty customization on the lights. Going with a different rgb mechanical keyboard to avoid all of the above issues.