Looks good but I'd suggest you have a look at TBG's recent gaming peripherals shootout for some other ideas regarding mice and keyboards. You've picked some pretty old models.
Yes that was the last thing I'm touching up.
I know about the newer Corsair Strafe MX Red but liked the more modern look of the K70. The Strafe has a more plain look but I'll switch it just for the cost offset. The system total is now at $2,018.
Keyboard: Corsair Gaming STRAFE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red CH-9000088-NA $90 Newegg
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M45 USB Wired Gaming Mouse CH-9000052-NA $60 Amazon
I like backlit key caps for I can use it with the room dark but not sure RGB is needed. Also I have to watch out for reports of key caps coating rubbing off. My fingertips must have alien acid on them! The G15 lasted the longest resisting my evil touch. Also I only use a wired keyboard and mouse. When I first got my current PC over 8 years ago I bought a wireless Microsoft keyboard and mouse combo. My favorite keyboard that I've owned was the Logitech G15 gaming keyboard. My favorite mouse was the Logitech MX518. When that died I replaced it with a G400 mouse which was its updated version. I like the Corsair Raptor M45. I might change the one in my list to that. I don't like the newer RGB version.
What do you think about the Razer keyboards and mice?
[EDIT] I didn't read your winners list and pros and cons. I'll have to review that now. I like that matched Razer keyboard and mouse on looks alone.
I have to say, I like the Razer gear a bit more than the Corsair gear. But keep in mind that if you buy the single-color LED products rather than the full-RGB, Razer is green and Corsair is red. You may like one or the other more. Both are effective backlights for typing (assuming you don't use maximum brightness, which is blinding!).
If you go with Corsair for looks or name or any other reason, note that the Corsair Raptor M65
, which features a fancy metal frame and an extra sniper button, happens to be on sale right now, making it a bit cheaper than the M45. It also uses a laser rather than optical sensor, but I'd consider that a wash - both have their pros and cons.
As for your two concerns on keyboard wear and mouse feel, here are my impressions:
(1) The Logitech G910
and Corsair are both using a "soft-touch" coating on their keycaps. The Razer and G.Skill KM780
use a hard plastic coating. I can't say for sure which will ultimately wear faster, but I'd guess hard plastic is more durable.
(2) In terms of mice with a shape most similar to the MX518/G400, I'd go with the Razer or the Logitech G502
. The Corsair models are really different. I like them in some situations (fast game play), but they aren't as comfortable for daily use. If it says anything, the mice I have hooked up to TBG's test benches right now are the Logitech and Razer.