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I just got a Logitech G510 to replace my G15, but I'm debating on whether or not to sell it and get a nice blue back-lit mechanical keyboard.

I'm torn between the XArmor U9BL-S and the Razer Black Widow Ultimate, which do you guys think would be better? I know it's browns vs. blues, but I have no preference toward either switch.
I'd go with the Deck Legend Ice, but it's on back order until August. Other than those three, I don't know of any other blue backlit keyboards.
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Question: Do you actually do gaming in the dark that would make use of a backlight or are you just doing it for the cool factor?

Sorry can't offer any advice don't know anything about keyboards (still on my freebie of 4 years ago).
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Question: Do you actually do gaming in the dark that would make use of a backlight or are you just doing it for the cool factor?

Sorry can't offer any advice don't know anything about keyboards (still on my freebie of 4 years ago).
A little bit of both. I do tend to game and lurk forums in the dark, but I specifically want the blue color for the cool factor (since it matches all my other gear).
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I'd advise avoiding the Black Widow Ultimate, took mine out the box and put it back in an hour later, the space bar collided with either or both of the alt keys (causing none of my keys to register), I mean come on how did they not have this fixed and honestly the back lighting is nice but if you can touch type you wont be paying attention to the keyboard.

My naga broke 3 days later as well which lasted me for 7 months, I would return it but im not even going to bother as i'll just get another shoddy product to replace it. I must sound completely anti razer but the mice are good (even if mine broke), just stay away from the keyboards.

As for mechanical i've ordered a Filco to replace mine, not back lit, no macros but I wont be using either and if your gaming cherry blues aren't the best for double tapping I found this out very quickly, but as they say its all about preference for your switches.
    
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I can't really comment on the BlackWidow since I don't own it. I keep hearing mixed comments about it. As for XArmor, I had a U9BL and wasn't happy with their QC, and a lot of people agree with me. Which leaves you with only one option if you want a mechanical keyboard with a blue backlight -- a Deck.
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Guess going for a backlit mechanical isn't the best thing to do then...
Maybe I should go all-out and get a keyboard without letters like the Das S Ultimate Silent, that way I'll learn where the keys are and I won't need backlighting.

Since backlighting is no longer a priority, any recommendations on what the highest quality mechanical keyboard with brown or blue switches is?
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Das or Filco are the big names. Das will be a bit less expensive (particularly if you're a student), but Filco has more options (tenkeyless and different switches). Elitekeyboards.com recently started stocking Leopolds, not too familiar with the brand, but allegedly they're pretty good, too.
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http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...c041ba0ec5e2a9


This one has linear switches... I like them more than tactile, especially for gaming and even typing.
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