What is the opinion of Reddit about the
SteelSeries Apex 100 Gaming Keyboard – Tactile & Silent – Blue LED Backlit – Splash Resistant – Media Controls?

A total of 2 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


2nd Jan 2020

I wanted to leave the keyboard out of the budget, because that’s really based on personal preference and by what you see. There is a Steel Series keyboard for around $20 on Amazon though, that looks pretty good.

For Solidworks, and some other programs, it looks like you will need Windows 10 pro, NOT Windows 10 home, so that’s included in the list.

2 almost 24″ IPS monitors at 1080p resolution. The graphics card is definitely a budget graphics card, but that’s something I would recommend upgrading later (maybe to an RTX 2060 or RTX 2060 SUPER, or higher). Added case fans to be put under the top of the case, for better airflow going out. Gives the build neutral airflow, which is really good.

That 1TB SSD is actually faster than quite a few others, and you could always add a second one later. There’s a 2TB option too.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPUAMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor$120.98 @ Newegg
CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler$39.99 @ Best Buy
MotherboardMSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard$89.99 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$68.99 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung 860 QVO 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive$99.99 @ Best Buy
Video MSI GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GAMING X Video $159.99 @ Newegg
CaseCorsair Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case$55.98 @ Newegg
Power SupplyCorsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply$109.99 @ Amazon
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit$142.99 @ Amazon
Case FanCorsair AF140 LED (2018) Blue 2-Pack 62 CFM 140 mm Fans$30.99 @ Amazon
MonitorAcer R240HY bidx 23.8" 1920×1080 60 Hz Monitor$129.99 @ Amazon
MonitorAcer R240HY bidx 23.8" 1920×1080 60 Hz Monitor$129.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$1194.86
Mail-in rebates-$15.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-01 19:10 EST-0500
0 points


5th Dec 2019

No, it probably does not have cherry switches because it is not stated, and if it did it would say something like “Genuine Cherry Switches” or something like that, but I would not go with rosewill, I would go for another brand https://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Apex-100-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B01MRUNPS2/ref=sr_1_11?keywords=mechanical+keyboard&qid=1575548380&sr=8-11 or https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Alienware-Advanced-AW-Mechanical/dp/B07N4DCL6B/ref=sr_1_18_sspa?keywords=cherry+mx+brown+keyboard+rgb&qid=1575548511&sr=8-18-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUDk2WFU4Wk5OM0xaJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkP… I know you want the rgb backlighting, but for a little bit more you can get a better feeling keyboard that does not have rgb (in my opinion Rosewill is a horrible keyboard manufacturer)