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Why i'm boycotting corsair (iCue 4.x)

Mar 26, 2010
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Jakarta, Indonesia
System Name micropage7
Processor Intel Xeon X3470
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Memory Samsung 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Video Card(s) NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800
Storage V-GEN03AS18EU120GB, Seagate 2 x 1TB and Seagate 4TB
Display(s) Samsung 21 inch LCD Wide Screen
Case Icute Super 18
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte
Power Supply Silverstone 600 Watt
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Sades Excalibur + Taihao keycaps
Software Win 7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Classified
Their keyboards are great but the drivers got all bloated after rgb became a thing. I disable most of their services manually, after installing the keyboard I only let icue run not any of the other processes cobblefucked onto the driver.

Just go into the folder they launch from by right clicking in task manager and open file location, rename the exe to exenope or literally anything added after exe and it'll prevent them from running.

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I'm using the v3 software with a k57 and a k70 rgb with custom rgb profiles on both. Lame if v4 doesn't support them. Also lame if you're forced to choose.
this is what i did too


The Power Of Intel
Feb 19, 2014
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System Name BlackWidow
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Storage Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 500GB - WD Blue SN550 1TB - 2 X WD Blue 1TB - 3 X WD Black 1TB
Display(s) Asus ROG PG278QR 2560x1440 144Hz (Overclocked 165Hz )/ Samsung
Case Corsair Obsidian 1000D
Audio Device(s) I prefer Gaming-Headset
Power Supply Enermax MaxTytan 1250W 80+ Titanium
Mouse Logitech G502 spectrum
Keyboard Virtuis Advanced Gaming Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Enterprise
Benchmark Scores My PC runs FiFA
I just use it to set up profiles and then close it and make sure it's not booting with windows.....
That's what i do too, still using the old version till it works.
Mar 23, 2005
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Storage Samsung 960 EVO 250GB x2 RAID0 + various other SATA drives
Power Supply XFX 750W Black Edition
Software Win10 Pro
After sending in a keyboard that was defective only to get one back that was even worse, then shortly after, sending in a dead Survivor USB drive only to get a dead one back, I stopped even entertaining the idea of buying anything from Corsair.


Staff member
Oct 6, 2004
49,770 (8.21/day)
System Name Rainbow Sparkles
Processor Ryzen R7 5800X
Motherboard Asus x570 Gaming-F
Cooling EK 240mm RGB AIO | Custom 280mm EK loop
Memory 64GB DDR4 3600 Corsair Vengeance RGB @ 3800 C16
Video Card(s) Galax RTX 3090 SG 24GB (0.8v 1.8GHz) - EK ARGB block
Storage 1TB Sasmsung 970 Pro NVME + 500GB 850 Evo
Display(s) Gigabyte G32QC + Phillips 328m6fjrmb (32" 1440p 165Hz/144Hz curved )
Case Fractal Design R6
Audio Device(s) Razer Leviathan + Corsair Void pro RGB, Blue Yeti mic
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G Pro wireless + Steelseries Prisma XL
Keyboard Razer Huntsman TE
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Lots of RGB, so you know it's fast.
Heres an update from a user on their forums showing that these devices can genuinely work, and its just an artificial limit to up sales

These devices work, they've just been blacklisted based on how old they are (the dongle serial number/revision, in this guys case)
Sep 17, 2014
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The Washing Machine
Processor i7 8700k 4.6Ghz @ 1.24V
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Cooling beQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200/C16
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X @ 2100/5500
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 1TB + Samsung 830 256GB + Crucial BX100 250GB + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Gigabyte G34QWC (3440x1440)
Case Fractal Design Define C TG
Audio Device(s) Situational :)
Power Supply EVGA G2 750W
Mouse Logitech G502 Protheus Spectrum
Keyboard Lenovo Thinkpad Trackpoint II (Best K/B ever... <3)
Software W10 x64
Yep. Corsair gamur crap can go where the sun doesn't shine. I love how this makes selecting product easier. I can just straight up not even look at a bunch of brands and the list is growing, but still have lots of options left. And in the meantime there are new companies rising from the bottom, starting small and pioneering new stuff that's not copy pasted from whatever leads popularity charts.

Thanks, Corsair for simplifying the world a little bit for us.

Maybe its me but all I ever knew that was worth looking at from them was a keyboard and a few PSUs, plus a handful of cases of yesteryear. And apart from the cases, they were great bang/buck choices that weren't shit, but there was always something better around.

TL DR ; "You won't be missed"
Dec 14, 2013
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Processor Ryzen 2700X
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Cooling Scythe Big Shuriken 3
Memory C.R.S.
Video Card(s) Radeon VII
Software Win 7
Benchmark Scores Never high enough
Not to mention the issues with Corsair RAM and Ryzen.
You'd think by now they would have fixed what's been going on with what others have been accomplishing without any real problems.

It's like Corsair has turned a blind eye, not only to all that but now doing this ain't helping their bottom line either.