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TG3 takes a loss with Decks, I don't know how or why, but they do. Keep in mind Decks come in Blacks and Clears though (linear and tactile heavy switches). I've never heard anything about a 3 layer PCB though. LEDs on the Deck are strong, the keycaps are fugly. Up to you but the build on the Deck is top-notch.
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Originally Posted by Skiivari;14570779 
Wut, Durability isn't a factor but money is?
If money is an issue, then you're supposed to pick the most durable one?
Dunno.


What? If money is an issue I should get the most expensive one? Sorry, that doesn't really fit with me. Durability isn't an issue in the sense that I'm not going to be throwing it around.. as long as it can sit on my desk and take my typing that's fine. If it's going to break after a couple months.. then it's a problem, but from what I hear it's "average" so that shouldn't ideally happen.

I don't really care about the rollover.. I'm getting mechanic because of the feel/longevity, not because I want to hold down 20 buttons at once.
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Deck is one of the best built mechs you can get.
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Originally Posted by csm725;14571165 
TG3 takes a loss with Decks, I don't know how or why, but they do. Keep in mind Decks come in Blacks and Clears though (linear and tactile heavy switches). I've never heard anything about a 3 layer PCB though. LEDs on the Deck are strong, the keycaps are fugly. Up to you but the build on the Deck is top-notch.
The keycaps are beautiful (made well) but the font is fugly.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot;14571581 
The keycaps are beautiful (made well) but the font is fugly.
I know the 2 piece dye subs are well made but yeah the font is fugly.
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BWU's have problems with stabilizers being weak, same with the Xarmor. Deck has better stabilizers, and their key caps are the best LED key caps that are available in a mainstream board. Their customer service is right here in the U.S so you can mail your board back for repairs. Reportedly, Deck's customer service has always been more than fair; supporting mods as well.

Their LED's reportedly also cost like 80 cents a piece. They put a lot of money into their plastic base, and overall a lot of money into their boards. Profits are about 5%-10% max. They don't make a whole lot of money. They also don't waste money on marketing their products. All of their money goes into the product itself.

BWU is no where close to a Deck in quality. One of the annoying things about a BWU is the glossy case (which I would never accept). The main thing that stops Deck sales in my opinion is not having any "light" switches. Both the blacks, and clears are not really the best to type on (going by popular opinion) as the brown, and blues are (or even reds) are better. So Deck would have made a good decision for themselves to sell a brown switch (or red) instead of clear.

Also, the keys are not slanted for the Deck which can be more of a problem for typist, than gamers. Lastly, Razor is funny in how they made the BWU with blues. Blues are not the best for gaming (for repeated strokes) and they are in my opinion extremely annoying at late night hours while gaming. During the day they are fine, during late at night they take their toll on you.

I would still take a Deck a thousand times over a BWU. I would take either a toxic, or a tactile clear. They are worth the money for an excellent cherry board.
Edited by Trueepower - 8/13/11 at 1:56pm
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Originally Posted by Trueepower;14571877 
BWU's have problems with stabilizers being weak, same with the Xarmor. Deck has better stabilizers, and their key caps are the best LED key caps that are available in a mainstream board. Their customer service is right here in the U.S so you can mail your board back for repairs. Reportedly, Deck's customer service has always been more than fair; supporting mods as well.

Their LED's reportedly also cost like 80 cents a piece. They put a lot of money into their plastic base, and overall a lot of money into their boards. Profits are about 5%-10% max. They don't make a whole lot of money. They also don't waste money on marketing their products. All of their money goes into the product itself.

BWU is no where close to a Deck in quality. One of the annoying things about a BWU is the glossy case (which I would never accept). The main thing that stops Deck sales in my opinion is not having any "light" switches. Both the blacks, and clears are not really the best to type on (going by popular opinion) as the brown, and blues are (or even reds) are better. So Deck would have made a good decision for themselves to sell a brown switch (or red) instead of clear.

Also, the keys are not slanted for the Deck which can be more of a problem for typist, than gamers. Lastly, Razor is funny in how they made the BWU with blues. Blues are not the best for gaming (for repeated strokes) and they are in my opinion extremely annoying at late night hours while gaming. During the day they are fine, during late at night they take their toll on you.

I would still take a Deck a thousand times over a BWU. I would take either a toxic, or a tactile clear. They are worth the money for an excellent cherry board.

The blues have a "tactile response" feel, right? Would that be helpful in an MMO like WoW where I'm constantly using keybinds for different abilities?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Narzon;14572029 
The blues have a "tactile response" feel, right? Would that be helpful in an MMO like WoW where I'm constantly using keybinds for different abilities?
No, tactile & clicky switches are better for typing than anything else.

I must disagree on one subject though. A Deck with Clear's is really easy to type on if you're coming off a rubber dome.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725;14571165 
TG3 takes a loss with Decks, I don't know how or why, but they do. Keep in mind Decks come in Blacks and Clears though (linear and tactile heavy switches). I've never heard anything about a 3 layer PCB though. LEDs on the Deck are strong, the keycaps are fugly. Up to you but the build on the Deck is top-notch.

I wouldn't give a raise to the business executive who came up with this strategy.

Is Deck the next Xarmor?
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Originally Posted by Narzon;14570737 
Thanks for the info. I think I'll just go with the Razer. Durability isn't that big of a factor for me, and money certainly is.

Thanks!

Durable doesn't only apply to what you do to it, it also applies to product life.
A few BlackWidows died over at the Hardforum, and now perceived as a joke.

I've owned multiple Decks, and I can say it's one of the best mechs on the market today.
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