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post #11 of 32
FWIW I got a razer bwu and I really like it. Backlit,has macro keys, can disable the windows key. It feels great to type and game on. I really am very satisfied with it.
post #12 of 32
Blackwidow is a good board.
Just whether you'll like MX Blue switches is simply opinion.
I think they've released a new Blackwidow that has MX Browns, but I'm not sure.

Personally, I don't like MX Blues. They're too loud. The feel is fine, but the sound is irritating lol

(Just a heads up, there's a ****load of Razer haters here on OCN.)
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(Just a heads up, there's a ****load of Razer haters here on OCN.)
You should listen to them.

@OP: My suggestion is Noppoo Choc Mini with Cherry MX Red switches for gaming. Backlighting is for chumps and macros can be programmed in software.
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Just throw my opinion in on this one.

The BW you have linked as already stated does not have backlights. You need the BW ultimate for that which can be up to $50 more expensive.

The Tactx I actually bought as I was in the same situation as you but returned it very soon after.
It actually is built on the same tech as the G19. I believe they share most components. While it had very nice build quality, good keyboard legs that didn't feel like they would break off and contrary to many of the reviews I read the media keys were not stiff, I had some issues with it.

1) The backlighting bleeds our between the keys meaning that it looks very cheap when the lighting is on. Unlike the microsoft X4 for instance has the light coming through the keys only. This looks very professional, the Tactx just has lots of bleed.

2) While you can change the background colour of the keyboard you cant dim it. This is particularly annoying if you are playing in the dark as it really is distracting.

3) The keys did have quite a bit of "wobble" to them, this isn't a bad thing per say when typing. But compared to my very old wireless Logitech, it meant that you would mis-hit keys when playing games, and this ultimately is big no no in my books for a gaming keyboard.

4) The keyboard also takes up 2 usb ports, not a big deal in today's PC market, but it is worth mentioning.

5) Arguably the point that made me most annoyed, the wire felt so think and stiff it made it fairly hard to route the wire. It felt almost like a HDMI cable as opposed to a keyboard cable.

As I'm based in the UK i had to pay £80 for the keyboard which I think is closer to $120 than $80. At this price, I wasn't happy with the product. If I had paid £40 I probably would have kept it, but at £80...it wasn't worth it.

I must state one thing though, the keys were covered in an almost matt coating, which meant they did have a very nice feel to them. But overall, it wasn't worth the upgrade from my older logitech.
+rep thanks for the info like it........for me i can get it for $80 as opposed to about $100 for Black widow ulitmate $120 retail, with your info i think it will be to spend the extra $20 to get what the masses are suggesting I think Black Widow Ulitmate IT IS!!!!! thanks guys
 
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You should listen to them.

@OP: My suggestion is Noppoo Choc Mini with Cherry MX Red switches for gaming. Backlighting is for chumps and macros can be programmed in software.
How is backlighting for chumps? That doesn't even make any sense, seriously. Even if you touch type, backlighting is pretty cool looking. Also, the BW is a good board, I used to own one and never had any problems with it, just as solid as a Choc Mini(which I happen to be typing on right now).
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post #16 of 32
Yeah, people are chumps for a lot of things but back lighting isn't necessarily one of them. I find it to be more of a preference that I personally wouldn't use.
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+rep thanks for the info like it........for me i can get it for $80 as opposed to about $100 for Black widow ulitmate $120 retail, with your info i think it will be to spend the extra $20 to get what the masses are suggesting I think Black Widow Ulitmate IT IS!!!!! thanks guys
Glad you found my post of some help. Also, thank you for the +rep and I apologise for the numerous mistakes in my last post. I was in a rush to head off to work.

Enjoy your new purchase
post #18 of 32
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Even if you touch type, backlighting is pretty cool looking.
Maybe if you're 12 years old.
post #19 of 32
Your posts are informative and sensible, you are a valuable member of this forum. I hope we get more people like you with open minds that understand people have different tastes.
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Dogs eat their own vomit, doesn't mean it tastes good.
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