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I play lots of FPSs, and some RTSs and I am planning on playing WoW for the very first time.

I have come to find out that the Black switches are better for FPS and the Blue/Brown (?, seems to be a debate) are better for RTSs.

Keyboard layout is irrelevant to me. LED lights and sound of keys are also irrelevant. In-fact, I think I like the clack of the sounds (you hear all the money you've spent. ). I don't want anyone having the edge over me in gaming. I have never had a problem using a normal keyboard but then again I've never used a mechanical one before. I don't do much typing besides stuff like this and I can type without looking though I've found I can make many mistakes and have to take a second look (depends on mood/comfort). Also, I've never used a wrist pad before either and I don't feel the need for one. They cost more money so why bother?

I was looking at the DAS Keyboard Model S Ultimate which uses the blues while the DAS Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silent uses the browns. I like the all black keys. Very orginal. I HATE when the white comes off the keys. HATE HATE HATE IT! It makes me laugh until I cry. <---- But, they might not be the best for gaming so if I have to get white keys I will.

I was looking at the Razer Blackwidow because of the Macros (good for WoW) but I sense here you get what you pay for. Though some people like them, I've read far too many bad things to get it for myself. I want the BEST!

The SteelSeries 6Gv2 seems to really be the best bang for the buck, not the Blackwidow. But I am greatly concerned about the keys falling off. I heard they can fall off just from typing! The 6Gv2 was supposed to have fixed this problem from the 7G but from what I read that it is still happening.

The XARMOR-U9BL Backlit Keyboard doesn't seem to have anything going for it other than the LEDs.

The Filco Majestouch, Tenkeyless is cool because of the lack of a keypad (never use it). The switches also come in Black, Blue, and Brown.

Than, there is this one: The Filco Majestouch-2 NKR 104 ASCII with red switches. I am at a loss on this. Can anyone tell me why it is so expansive?

Anyway, I am at a complete loss for all of this. I thought picking a mouse was gonna be my headache. I don't wanna spend more then $200, if possible (none of these are). I am not sure which type of switch would be right for me considering I play all types of games. Can anyone recommended one for me based on my needs for gaming but also on the quality of the keyboard itself?

Help me, and I will do a Shaman dance for you, naked, while holding VERY hot pans of maple-flavored oatmeal. I bet you've never had that offered to you!
Blackwidow ultimate
loud clicky noise --- check
backlit --- check
cool looking --- check

check
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Blackwidow ultimate
loud clicky noise --- check
backlit --- check
cool looking --- check

check
amen
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OK, after doing a lot of reading...I'm going to approach this from a different angle.

Though some people like the blue switches for gaming, I've pretty much ruled them out because of too many people complaining about them, especially compared to the browns. While great for typing and also with a kick-ass click sound, they're not ideal for gaming.

Two questions...

What switch would feel as comfortable/similar as/to a normal membrane keyboard? What I mean is...I LOVE the way my normal HP keyboard feels. I like how the keys have a slight bump in it, how they spring right back up. In FPSs and RTSs I've always gotton great response times. I also just realized that I don't bottom out when I type. But I also make many mistakes when I type and I heard that's a good reason for getting a black. I don't hit the wrong key so much in gaming, though.

Can someone explain clearer how a black would feel compared to a brown, the best they can with words? How does the linear keys feel? Loose? I think I would like some resistance on the way down. I've also heard that the blacks can hurt the hands on some people after long gaming sessions. I don't usually play for hours on end but I am capable of it. From experience, I know that my hands/fingers can hurt from uncomfortable products. I've never had a problem with a keyboard before, though. I have small hands, btw.

I know the ideal thing would be to buy a black for FPSs and a brown for RTSs but that's not happening. I like playing games and all but that's just silly.

I am sort of leaning on the Leopold Tenkeyless Tactile Touch "Otaku" Cherry MX Brown Keyboard. Does anyone have any postive things to say about it? Thanks.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 5/3/11 at 1:15pm
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Does anyone have any positive things to say about it? Thanks.
Positive? How about that is one smexy looking set of keys. And 2, it makes it so almost no one can steal your komputer or mess with your stuff. One look at that and they will be like "where is the 'any' key" LOL
 
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Reading the descriptions of Blues and Browns you'd think they'd be very similar in feel. The way they're usually described makes it sound Browns are quieter Blues. That's really not the case. While the tactile bump in Blues is very perceivable, the bump in Browns is enormously more discrete. You do definitely feel it if you pay attention, but it's not as crisp and clear as Blues. Browns almost feel linear like Blacks, but much less stiff. I don't like Blacks much myself, but the best way you can form an opinion is by going somewhere where they have such keyboards out on shelves. The Steelseries and Razer keyboards shouldn't be too hard to find, but good luck finding a place to try Browns unless you live in the Far East.

And you are right to approach this differently. Decide on a switch, then on a keyboard, not the other way around.
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Blackwidow ultimate
loud clicky noise --- check
backlit --- check
cool looking --- check

check
I personally don't trust Razer products, they seem to have a track record of breaking down after about a year. Though I have heard good things about the Ultimate, and mechanicals tend to be build like a truck.
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post #27 of 56
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I've heard far too many negative things from owners of the Blackwidow to purchase it now, though, I was originally interested in it. For all the other mechanical keyboards, negative things seem to be be mostly about preferences. With the Blackwidow, it's cause the product sucks.

Of course, some people will like it. Hell, I might like it. But, I listen to reviews...
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razer has HORRIBLE HORRIBLE customer support and Quality control i just hate them for making so many awesome products but not backing them up with quality assurance
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razer has HORRIBLE HORRIBLE customer support and Quality control i just hate them for making so many awesome products but not backing them up with quality assurance
I've never owned a Razer product but this is apparently true. I've heard this from like 10 different people who've dealt with them while doing research the past couple of days (and looking at the Deathadder and Blackwidow). Even someone who said that they were the best mice manufacturer and uses their products admitted that you were never going to get through to them by phone or email.

For people who buy Razer products, Squaretrade is your best bet.

I've also heard some cruddy things about Steelseries' customer service but I don't know.
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I have the Das S Ultimate. I use it for gaming and just general typing. I will never ever go back to another rubber dome keyboard again.
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