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Razor BlackWidow Stealth vs Das Model S Professioanl Silent

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So I've finally decided to pull the trigger on a mechanical keyboard after reading about them and hearing many good things about the feel of all of them. I've decided to go with Cherry MX Browns because it will be my gaming keyboard as well as my daily typer. I've heard great things about the Das S and the BlackWidow but many question the build quality of the BlackWidows. So I want some suggestions if anyone could help, which would you get and why?

Das S Professional Silent - $135 before student discount
Razor BlackWidow Stealth - $79.99

Both use Cherry MX Browns.
    
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Personally, I would get the BW Stealth because it has a matte finish, I don't like gloss, and also because I used to own a BWU and had no problems with it. It being cheaper would cement the deal for me.

The Razer hate is strong on OCN, so you are going to get more people saying get the Das most likely.
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Personally, I would get the BW Stealth because it has a matte finish, I don't like gloss, and also because I used to own a BWU and had no problems with it. It being cheaper would cement the deal for me.
The Razer hate is strong on OCN, so you are going to get more people saying get the Das most likely.

How does the build quality feel? Does it shift around on the desk or does it feel pretty sturdy? How about the macro keys? Do you find them useful, or do they just get into the way.
    
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I don't own it anymore, I sold it because I'm not a fan of MX Blues and gloss(I didn't have the stealth version). The build quality was fine, just as good as the other mechanical keyboards I have owned. I didn't use the macro keys, but they didn't get in the way. Honestly, I don't understand how people accidentally press them, they are to the left of the normal block of keys and they aren't even directly against them, there is a gap about the same size as the gap between the numbers and F row. I also had no problems with it moving around on the desk while typing.
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I don't own it anymore, I sold it because I'm not a fan of MX Blues and gloss(I didn't have the stealth version). The build quality was fine, just as good as the other mechanical keyboards I have owned. I didn't use the macro keys, but they didn't get in the way. Honestly, I don't understand how people accidentally press them, they are to the left of the normal block of keys and they aren't even directly against them, there is a gap about the same size as the gap between the numbers and F row. I also had no problems with it moving around on the desk while typing.

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