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the build quality of a razer is steaming and gooey compared to das, i would recommend a das. with blues.

but if you want backlighting, a deck might foot the bill.

however, if you need macro keys, the razer isnt a bad choice. feels great compared to rubber domes, its just the stability bars i have a problem with. they are much thinner on the razer.

i am selling my razer blackwidow ultimate, actually, simply because i dont need macro keys, and i am replacing all my keyboards with blank keycaps so i can force myself to learn the numbers and symbols instead of just the letters. PM me if you are interested. it will come with a double soft landing pad mod installed unless otherwise specified, and price is negotiable. if nothing else, it is a good board to fall in love with mechanicals wink.gif
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post #32 of 56
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OK then the leopold with mx browns seems like the way to go. And honestly if the quality of the razer is shoddy, which it sounds like it is - i'd rather give it a miss (and the bad n-key roll-over or whatever it's called). So the only other thing I have to choose is which keyset for the board and the best place to get one from in the UK, so any of you know where I could get one - where I have a decent warranty if anything goes wrong?

The only other thing I have been considering is after looking at a few pro e-sports video's many people use branded keyboards etc. still - and too be honest I would feel safer with a known brand, as I would be buying from a known shop etc.

So I was maybe thinking of the cm storm quickfire rapid, or something along those lines... I mean what sort of keyboards do people use in e-sports nowadays for fps's and stuff?
post #33 of 56
They use what their sponsor gives them tbh, many pros use rubber domes.
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Ok after much deliberation I have whittled my choice down to the thermaltake meka g1 - it seems that it is better built than the steelseries 6gv2 (and yes I know it is mx blacks) and has a longer warranty so I am going to go with that. Thanks for all your help! smile.gif
post #35 of 56
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Originally Posted by FerretBuster View Post

OK then the leopold with mx browns seems like the way to go. And honestly if the quality of the razer is shoddy, which it sounds like it is - i'd rather give it a miss (and the bad n-key roll-over or whatever it's called). So the only other thing I have to choose is which keyset for the board and the best place to get one from in the UK, so any of you know where I could get one - where I have a decent warranty if anything goes wrong?

The only other thing I have been considering is after looking at a few pro e-sports video's many people use branded keyboards etc. still - and too be honest I would feel safer with a known brand, as I would be buying from a known shop etc.

So I was maybe thinking of the cm storm quickfire rapid, or something along those lines... I mean what sort of keyboards do people use in e-sports nowadays for fps's and stuff?

Known brands? You mean brands that just spend a large amount of money on advertising rather than on the product itself? I would take a Leopold, Filco, or Ducky over a CM, Corsair, Razer, etc anyway.

And just like the previous poster mentioned; they're sponsored so they get paid to use whatever is given to them.
Edited by Methoxetamine - 11/13/11 at 3:12am
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Your right, ok I am going with a leopold - But I can't decide between blacks or browns :/ I want to play fps games competitively, but also be able to use the keyboard for guild wars 2 when it comes out. So I don't know which to pick :/

EDIT: And I just found out leopolds don't do blacks - so if blacks are better which brand should I go? filco?

And also I can't help going back and forth through switches, it seems many people get annoyed with browns due to that tactile feel when pushing them down, so I suppose realistically for gaming I should go with reds or blacks. But which do I choose? Which switch would have a similar actuation force to my g15? I think that my g15 keys feel quite heavy anyway and I think a light feel would probably benefit, but I am really not sure.

Could you tell me two everyday items that I could relate to and compare the switches to that as it would probably help me make a choice.

Thanks for your help so far
Edited by FerretBuster - 11/13/11 at 3:37am
post #37 of 56
Browns. If you are going to be FPS gaming 24/7 then Blacks.

If I aint wrong Guild Wars is a MMORPG, which means you will be using the keyboard for rather long periods of time. Hence, the MX Brown is a clear winner here. It is as light as the MX Blue without tactile feedback and click. This makes it easy and comfortable as hell to type on for longer periods of time. Though it could be a bit loud if you press the key all the way down, as I am since I am used to typing on rubber domes.

Using the Filco Ninja Brown now and is just lovin it.
    
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Eek you posted while I edited my post. Might want to take a look at what I changed :/ sorry
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I currently have a BlackWidow Ultimate.

Considering getting something else because I don't like the gloss. Any suggestions?
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Reds is a very risky key to go with. As they are very very touchy. Those are for more experienced typers who do touch typing. For average users like me, I find myself accidentally hitting keys I do not mean to press, by simply nudging them.

I tried all the keys before purchasing my Filco and the Browns feel the most balanced between gaming and typing.

Blacks seem to be heavier than certain rubber domes and mushy compared to Browns, Blues and Reds. If you are going to be playing Guild Wars for long hours in one sitting, your fingers will get tired a lot faster than MX Browns/Reds.

I used a Microsoft X6 rubber dome as well. And the Brown felt lighter to type on and has a small bump to tell you that you have pressed the key. I have no idea what tactile feedback is to be honest. But I can tell you this. The MX Browns feel great. I got used to it from a rubber dome within an hour. Typing was a breeze and gaming on BF3 was nice as well. Blacks are a clear favourite for FPS gaming, not MMORPG gaming or strategy games that require high APMs like Starcraft and Warcraft. Reds are for people who want to type as fast as they can, really recommended for experienced typers.

Brand wise, the clear favourites are Filco, Ducky, Leopald. Das is nice as well. Filco I heard is harder to get in the US, quality wise you can check out my review. I believe you can access it from the link below my profile avatar. For Filco, there are 2 types of keycaps the normal top printed keycaps and the Ninja which is front printed for the Otaku look.

Leopald seems to have a good track record as well. Ducky I dont really have much experience with them,
    
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