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Poll Results: 6Gv2 vs Blackwidow Ultimate

 
  • 36% (8)
    6Gv2
  • 45% (10)
    Blackwidow
  • 18% (4)
    Other
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post #11 of 32
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Well, it's available in all of the main switch types for a start (blue, black, red and brown).
It really is a personal preference thing.

That's really what it comes down to, which switch you like best.

I like the 6gv2's plain simple looks and durability/heavy tank-like feel.

If you get a chance to test the 6gv2 again, open a notepad and press a key gently look at how fast it registers. I think it registers about 0.6mm down or so, which gives it an extremely responsive feel, atypical for durable looking things which are stereotyped as slow and sluggish. It is also cheaper....

BUT if you would rather have illuminated keys I would rather save a little and invest in a Ducky keyboard.

Not to take anything from the Blackwidow, I do like the tactile feedback on it very much, its just it would wake up my room mate if I used MX blues lol.
    
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post #12 of 32
Not a lot of love out there for the Black Widow Ultimate but Ive had mine for about a year now and love it. The only problem Ive had with it is every 10-15 hours or so while gaming, one of the WASD keys will stick. Not physically, but my character will keep walking in a certain direction. Jumping usually fixes the problem. That sounds more like a firmware issue to me and not one with the keyboard itself.

Other than that, this thing has worked great. A lot of people trash them because theyre backlit and have the glossy finish. This doesnt bother me cause I think it makes it look very cool and I dont think there is anything wrong with wanting a cool looking keyboard sitting on your desk. The keyboard "purists" will look down their noses at you though.

I also like the Blue keys myself. I dont mind the loud click but they can be annoying to people sitting around you. They also have a drawback in gaming because the actuation point is so high that it can be a problem if you have to double tap a key really quick like in Batman Arkham City where you can quickfire a gadget by double tapping a number key. I did have a problem with this in Batman AC when fighting Solomon Grundy and you have to run around and quickly "quick fire" your explosive gel while dodging his attacks. There was a time or two where it wouldnt register because since I was running and dodging as well, I was hitting the keys really quick and wasnt letting it travel back far enough to reset. That however was the only time I had an issue with Cherry Blues and gaming. The rest of the time it works fine....except for once every 15 hours when my guy strafes to the side unexpectedly. wink.gif

At the end of the day, Id still recommend the BWU.
post #13 of 32
I don't know what type of durability issues people are talking about on the blackwidow...it's a pretty solid board and fairly heavy. If you have it laying flat (not propt up my kickstands) it's not going anywhere, even with kickstands it stays put (i actually like how they have the rubber grip on the kick stands fitted like a glove rather than just stuck on the bottom of them).

If you wear headphones, you can hear the blue switches and over time you'll barely even notice the tactile...but initially it'll take some getting used to. I think the keys are a bit smaller as well than standard keyboards, could just be me though. Spilled some water on my BW a couple weeks ago, it started dinging stuff in windows and going nuts...unplugged it, let it dry out over night, plugged in it...still working just fine. I've had this for about 3 months now and havent found anything to complain about (even ordered some o-rings for it). My neighbor used to have a 6Gv2...said the keys felt "squishy" and didn't like it at all, literally trashed it and bought a BW and loves it as well.

It's all a matter of preference really, any mechanical board is going to be better than any standard keyboard...hands down. So, beyond that its just a matter of preference of switch type which is best determined by going to a local store with several displays setup to try out. Personally, I'd tell you to either go with blues or reds.
    
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post #14 of 32
I noticed that instead of a left windows key, the 6gv2 has a function key. Is that remappable? That's a definite no-go for me as I use my left windows key alot to open my pinned programs and other keyboard shortcuts... Sorry for jacking the thread, but for me, that's something I'd consider a dealbreaker if it's not remappable (just bought this keyboard off OC marketplace and waiting to receive it... might have to sell and purchase a ducky shining)
post #15 of 32
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I noticed that instead of a left windows key, the 6gv2 has a function key. Is that remappable? That's a definite no-go for me as I use my left windows key alot to open my pinned programs and other keyboard shortcuts... Sorry for jacking the thread, but for me, that's something I'd consider a dealbreaker if it's not remappable (just bought this keyboard off OC marketplace and waiting to receive it... might have to sell and purchase a ducky shining)

Actually since you brought it up, I don't believe it is re mappable and have heard similar complaints about it if my mind serves me well. It's partially due to the design they had in mind which was that gamers accidently hit the windows key on the left side...so they just removed it altogether. You can disable the left windows key by using the "gaming mode" on even the normal version of the blackwidow (the only difference between the two is the backlight, that's it).
    
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post #16 of 32
If you want durability,simplicity and performance go for 6gv2, if you want the looks, go for the razer wink.gif
    
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post #17 of 32
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So a lot of you guys are saying it's all about what switches the keyboard uses. Which switch is the best for gaming? (All genres)
post #18 of 32
i have the BWU i like the clicking of the blues, personally its pleasant when youre typing an essay or something, its also good for gaming soo i dont know why people are dissing blues

also, Razer is second only to apple on OCN so youre gonna get biased decisions.

I was thinking of the steelseries board too but then i needed the board to light up (i play with lights on dim) there is a great BWU review here on OCN which goes in depth all the way to the cabling and circuitry.
post #19 of 32
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So a lot of you guys are saying it's all about what switches the keyboard uses. Which switch is the best for gaming? (All genres)

Thats gonna be a personal preference. I prefer the Blues because even though they actuate too high, I like the feel and decisive tactile feedback of them. However there are a lot of people that prefer Browns or Reds for gaming. I know its not exactly easy to take a bunch of different types out for a test drive but youll have to do as much research as you can to find the one you like best. Trying a Black Widow at your local Best Buy or Frys is the best way to start.
post #20 of 32
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Will do! Oh and BTW, is there any way to switch the switches with other ones?
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