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G15 has served me well over the years but I think it's time for something new. Not quite sure what to get but I have an idea at least. Looking for a mechanical board, obviously.

So far I played with the Razer BlackWidow a bit at a computer shop and liked it rather well. Something similar to it would be great. I'd prefer something with the same or less actuation force on the keys. The G15 and it's little rubber domes start to get painful to hold down and type on with long periods of time.

Keyboard will primarily be used for gaming (holding down WASD a lot, which is why weaker keys will be most wanted) but I will also be using it for data entry at work so I'd prefer if it had a numpad.
Backlit keys are a must. Don't care what color it is as.

Doesn't matter to me if it has function keys or an LCD. Was pretty cool to have but to be honest I rarely used them anyways and can always get a larger LCD not built into the keyboard if I really need it.

Budget is as high as $350 but I doubt there's something above $150 that will be necessary for me to have.
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there is cherry MX black switches for gaming, and cherry MX brown for gaming/typing. which do you prefer?
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Originally Posted by iDaryl View Post
there is cherry MX black switches for gaming, and cherry MX brown for gaming/typing. which do you prefer?
Just from the few I've used I prefer browns.
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If your looking for something for with less actuation force then you might want to look at the MX blues or Browns.

The blacks while supposedly good for gaming sometimes can become harder for typing since the actuation force is higher then the blues or browns. I tried out some black switches while in a store and found them alot harder to press then my blues or browns for sure.

If your looking for fullsize, backlit...then I would probably recommend the following:

- BlackWidow Ultimate ( blues)
- Xarmor UB9L-S (browns)
- Deck ( serveral models)
- Ducky Shine (not out yet)
post #5 of 8

Since he wants something with a less actuation force, I would not recommend black switches, way to stiff.

Browns or blues would probably be best for you. Just to give you an idea of how browns feel since you've already tried blues, the browns are slightly lighter and that tactile bump you felt when you tested out the blackwidow isn't as "strong" and it obviously doesn't click.

Since you want backlit keys and a standard full size layout the only keyboard I can think of off of the top of my head are

Blackwidow ultimate http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823114012 A lot of people seem to have problems with razer but I own a regular blackwidow and I love it except for that fact that the stabilizers aren't that great. They also have this version with a red backlit. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823114018

Then there's deck keyboards http://www.deckkeyboards.com/ From the many review i've read, they seem to be great and also come in mx clear switches which I've never tried but have on coming in the mail right now.

And there's XARMOR

Haven't used one but according to people, their quality doesn't seem to great.
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Looks like I'll probably be sticking with the BlackWidow then which I did like rather well. Might look at a few of the Deck's but none of the stores around here carry them in stock so can't try one out to see if I like them better.

Thanks guys.
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Originally Posted by TwilightEscape View Post
Looks like I'll probably be sticking with the BlackWidow then which I did like rather well. Might look at a few of the Deck's but none of the stores around here carry them in stock so can't try one out to see if I like them better.

Thanks guys.
If your in a state where they have a fry's..the BWU is on sale this weekend for $89.99

Updated: looks like amazon is selling it for $101.99 which is pretty close to the frys price since you would have to pay tax.

Another alternative is amazon warehouse which has a bunch of them in varying conditions:


I have bought from Amazon warehouse before and had pretty good experiences, also if you have any issues you can return it to them in 30 days. The like new... sometimes comes basically brand new and they cant sell it as new anymore so they put it up on the warehouse.
Edited by jpm804 - 7/24/11 at 11:37pm
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The CM Storm Trigger will also be out soon. Red backlight and will come in Brown/Blue/Black/Red switches.
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