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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Apparently the new one isn't 2KRO like the original, that points to it being higher quality.
I don't know if it does because all they would have had to do is alter the matrix of the original BW which they know how to do (the Lycosa is the first board that comes to my mind). I mean, all they would have had to do is alter the matrix and then have it fitted with Cherry MX Browns instead of blues.
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post #32 of 72
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How long is "not long"?

(I'm concerned you may run into problems later on, perhaps similar to what killeraxemannic described with his BW - you guys wouldn't be the first ones to have problems with the BW boards)
it's not even a month old
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post #33 of 72
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it's not even a month old
I can't guarantee something bad will happen to it, but I just don't want you to be surprised if it starts going bad in one way or another before it's even a year old. Some people aren't having any problems with theirs at all and are extremely happy with it, but some aren't.
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post #34 of 72
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I can't guarantee something bad will happen to it, but I just don't want you to be surprised if it starts going bad in one way or another before it's even a year old. Some people aren't having any problems with theirs at all and are extremely happy with it, but some aren't.
i have a crush on a few other boards.. so it's not a big deal if i gotta pick another
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post #35 of 72
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i have a crush on a few other boards.. so it's not a big deal if i gotta pick another
Oh. Well then I hope it dies on you tomorrow. hehe j/k
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post #36 of 72
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I am on my second keyboard in about a year and a half and I am feeling that this one is getting ready to go now. I can't get some keycaps to stay down, the shift key feels like it is going to break and the keyswitches are starting to feel sticky. The last one I had the keycaps wore clear and the screw receptacles pulled through the top

How often do you guys wear out keyboards?

First one was a Saitek Cyborg, this one is a Black Widdow Regular.
I have never worn a keyboard out. The only problem I've EVER had with ANY keyboard was my first Saitek Eclipse. After 2 years, it had a short inside where some keys would repeat a billion times until you hit a key right next to it and then it would work normally.
However, I've had this RMA board from them (they sent me an updated NIB replacement) since 2007 and it still works perfectly. Hell, none of the letters even look remotely close to worn.

I think you need to reassess how you use your keyboards. If you're killing more than one per year, YOU are the one doing something wrong. It's not the KB's fault.
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buy something that is built more durably [i.e. not razer/saitek products] and you will have it last.

steelseries 6gv2/7g is built like a tank.
I personally like Saitek products. Sure the first ones weren't the greatest, but their updated versions have taken care of most of the issues that the original versions had like the lettering on the keys wearing out.
This RMA replacement has lasted quite a while now, and it still feels like brand new. Not to mention Saitek has excellent customer service. Even though my original Eclipse was well out of warranty, Satiek/MadCatz RMA'd it.
Unlike Razer, from what I've heard Razer's customer service it atrocious.
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What is contributing to the demise of your keyboards? Under normal use with no spills or rough treatment, any keyboard should last longer than that. I suspect it's your habits that need to change, not your hardware.
I agree -- PEBKAC.
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post #37 of 72
I usually buy budget keyboards, a new keyboard / mouse is a refresh for me. Even if I can't afford a new CPU. They do get "loose" feeling after a year, I MMO/game and wear certain keys pretty hard.

Spills seem to be what kill my old keyboards, the GF/child seem to throw food / drink at the equipment.
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
what would happen to them? Did they stop responding to keystorkes or wear down?
stop responding or the keys would lock up. Razer keyboards were the worst in my experience. Microsoft and logitech were of better quality.
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post #39 of 72
2 to 3 years of hard gaming is pretty average for a rubber dome.

Frankly most people spill a drink or barf on them first.
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This all depends on what sort of machinery or tool I am using,

Fingers normally,
Fist secondly,
Foot,
Window,
Hammer,
Baseball bat,
Jack Hammer,
Car,
Truck,

Like I have said it depends on tools to what sort of mood I am in and what I was doing at the time when the Keyboard failed me,
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