Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › Can't decide between the 6Gv2 and the Blackwidow Ultimate
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can't decide between the 6Gv2 and the Blackwidow Ultimate - Page 3

Poll Results: 6Gv2 vs Blackwidow Ultimate

 
  • 36% (8)
    6Gv2
  • 45% (10)
    Blackwidow
  • 18% (4)
    Other
22 Total Votes  
post #21 of 32
I kinda want to say no. Besides, that would be a HUGE pain in the rear to do if possible. I know you can change out the keycaps but I dont think the switches can be. Im not that hardcore a keyboard guy so I cant say for sure but Im sure somebody will post up a definite answer.
post #22 of 32
Thread Starter 
So I found out you can but it's gonna be extremely time consuming to change all the switches.
post #23 of 32
switch out the switches involves buying the switches themselves which are pretty pricey, then you gotta unsolder the old switches and the new ones back in... in short, unless you have the skill and patience, i'd recommend spending that money on getting another keyboard, surely your time is worth the $40 you save and that way you have to chance of killing your board if you screw up
post #24 of 32
seems like it depends if the switches are plate mounted or pcb mounted, i was watching a video of someone switching out a black for blue's without needing to do any soldering the board had the switches pcb mounted.
post #25 of 32
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AchuSaysBlessYou View Post

switch out the switches involves buying the switches themselves which are pretty pricey, then you gotta unsolder the old switches and the new ones back in... in short, unless you have the skill and patience, i'd recommend spending that money on getting another keyboard, surely your time is worth the $40 you save and that way you have to chance of killing your board if you screw up

I don't even know how to solder things so changing the switches by myself would be a no no.
post #26 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reqkz View Post

LOL. Why?
Because when you pressed a blue switch key, you have to let it raise up till the top to be able to press it again. Basically: double tapping is difficult/not fluid.
Now I knew about that issue but didn't thought of how important that might be for me. But as I tested for over a week 4 keyboards at home in all situations, I came to the conclusion that with blues it was the most unpleasant way to double tap and it hindered me in gaming situations. Example: play a FPS game and move your charcter ministep by ministep by tapping repeatedly so you can stand at the perfect angle on a corner or similar. It was just annoying in those situations. rolleyes.gif Another user here at OCN had another good example, playing racing games where he could smoothly change directions back and forth on a red switch, but due to the needed high rebound of the blue he always needed to practically let go of the keycap.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reqkz View Post

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)
Red. Because it offers a nice and easy way to do the above mentioned. Also when you need the resistance or similar in some games like RTS where a button press is crucial, you most of the time basically just bottom out because the switch is light enough. So you wont really compromise in that part either.


That's just my sole opinion though, and everybody serious about comparing them should test them all.
post #27 of 32
Thread Starter 
Well. I'm gonna stay away from the blues. How about the browns used in the Blackwidow Stealth?
post #28 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reqkz View Post

Well. I'm gonna stay away from the blues. How about the browns used in the Blackwidow Stealth?

Browns are very similar to blues, but without the click (they are tactile, meaning you can feel the actuation point, and non-clicky).

If you double tap all the time then the linear switches (black and red) are going to be slightly better for you, but I usually advise against reds unless you have the finger pressure of a 5 year old girl.
space heater
(29 items)
 
S-HVH-01
(11 items)
 
PfSense
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.7GHz  Asus P8P67 Pro(B3) 2 x Club3D 280X 3GB 16GB g.skill 1600MHz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 4 x 2TB Barracudas in RAID10 2 x WD Blue 1TB RAID0 2 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8 x 146GB HP 10k SAS - various RAID levels RAID Controller LSI 9260-8i 512MB LiteOn IHAS124 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
8.1 Enterprise Acer GD245HQ (120hz) LG W2420P LG IPS231P 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR24w LG 32LH3000 (w/IPS) Razer Blackwidow Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 750D Modified original G5 Asus Xonar PCIe Sennheiser HD595 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Tannoy Mercury 5 NAD C165BEE Bowers & Wilkins 683 Cambridge Audio DACMagic+ 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Lenovo RD650 128GB DDR4 ECC REG 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
720ix 12Gbps SAS RAID Controller with 1GB FBWC RAID 0 - 2 x Intel S3500 120GB SSD (deduped VHD... Intel 530 120GB SSD RAID 10 - 8 x Seagate 146GB 10k SAS  
OSPowerCase
Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 2 x LiteION 750W 80PLUS Platinum RD650 24x2.5" chassis 
CPURAMHard DriveOS
Intel® Xeon® Processor X5650  8GB ECC 2 x 146GB SCSI RAID1 PfSense 2.2b 
Other
Intel 4 x 1GbE 
  hide details  
Reply
space heater
(29 items)
 
S-HVH-01
(11 items)
 
PfSense
(5 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500k 4.7GHz  Asus P8P67 Pro(B3) 2 x Club3D 280X 3GB 16GB g.skill 1600MHz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 4 x 2TB Barracudas in RAID10 2 x WD Blue 1TB RAID0 2 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8 x 146GB HP 10k SAS - various RAID levels RAID Controller LSI 9260-8i 512MB LiteOn IHAS124 Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
8.1 Enterprise Acer GD245HQ (120hz) LG W2420P LG IPS231P 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP ZR24w LG 32LH3000 (w/IPS) Razer Blackwidow Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Corsair 750D Modified original G5 Asus Xonar PCIe Sennheiser HD595 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Tannoy Mercury 5 NAD C165BEE Bowers & Wilkins 683 Cambridge Audio DACMagic+ 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v3 (20M Cache, 2... Lenovo RD650 128GB DDR4 ECC REG 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
720ix 12Gbps SAS RAID Controller with 1GB FBWC RAID 0 - 2 x Intel S3500 120GB SSD (deduped VHD... Intel 530 120GB SSD RAID 10 - 8 x Seagate 146GB 10k SAS  
OSPowerCase
Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 2 x LiteION 750W 80PLUS Platinum RD650 24x2.5" chassis 
CPURAMHard DriveOS
Intel® Xeon® Processor X5650  8GB ECC 2 x 146GB SCSI RAID1 PfSense 2.2b 
Other
Intel 4 x 1GbE 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by fluxlite View Post

but I usually advise against reds unless you have the finger pressure of a 5 year old girl.

Funny that you mention that, because although I work as a mechatronic and pretty much every day have something to do with my hands I must still have hands of a 5 year old girls because I can use reds just fine. Remember: bottoming out is fine! And saying things similar like "blowing on it or slightly touching register a press!!" is blowing the low actuation force way out of proportion.

But yeah, I also recommend blacks/reds for gaming. In fact I had a really hard time deciding between the two.
post #30 of 32
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007651&IsNodeId=1&Description=rosewill%20mechanical&name=Keyboards&Order=BESTMATCH

promo code 20% off rosewill keyboards: EMCNFJC248

Really good deal. Rosewill keyboards are pretty much rebranded filco's. 80 bucks for a full size mech board of this quality is a hell of a deal. No frills, nothing fancy. Just a solid mechanical keyboard.

Also I saw someone mention there being a bias favoring Razer products. I actually dislike razer products, majority are cheaply made or have various issues. The only reason I bought my Razer Blackwidow was because I got it open box on Newegg for 48 shipped, as I suspected with the track record I've had with razer products I was planning on waiting for CM's quickfire rapid but then saw the open box pop up. I was surprised by the overall quality and would still recommend it. There are a couple quirks with the board, the F keys are offset to the right a bit from a standard layout...and the keys overall seem more compact. I can't complain about the build quality, it's solid, doesn't move, has great grip feet on it, function keys for music, solid braided cable, etc. Overall I think it's a pretty good board for the price. Some people will of coarse not like the look of it or the glossy finish.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 MSI R9 390 8GB Gskill Ripsaw 2x4GB 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
500GB 7200RPM 500GB 7200RPM Crucial M500 240GB SSD Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22" 1680x1050 Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX650 V2 NZXT Phantom (Black) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9 Icemat V2 Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 MSI R9 390 8GB Gskill Ripsaw 2x4GB 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
500GB 7200RPM 500GB 7200RPM Crucial M500 240GB SSD Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
22" 1680x1050 Razer Blackwidow Corsair TX650 V2 NZXT Phantom (Black) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G9 Icemat V2 Eagle Tech ET-AR504LR-BK 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Keyboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › Can't decide between the 6Gv2 and the Blackwidow Ultimate