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I am currently enrolled in a college for programming that I do online with University of Phoenix. The technical term is "Information Technology with a focus in Programming. I type a lot during the week, doing essays, research, and the occasional transcribing of guitar tablature to the computer. I also game a lot.

Because I live in Puerto Rico, the only two choices of mechanical keyboards I have are

the Razer BlackWidow for sale at Walmart for $100

or

the Steelseries 6GV2 for sale at Compusa for $100

I know that the Blackwidow has blue switches and the 6Gv2 has black switches.


What keyboard should I choose for my needs.
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I would say the blackwidow since you'll be doing a lot of typing
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just got the blackwidow, routed it through my cable management and updated the keyboards firmware. This thing is amazing. I can type faster, I am more accurate, and the sounds of the keyboard are so relaxing biggrin.gif
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I am currently enrolled in a college for programming that I do online with University of Phoenix. The technical term is "Information Technology with a focus in Programming. I type a lot during the week, doing essays, research, and the occasional transcribing of guitar tablature to the computer. I also game a lot.
Because I live in Puerto Rico, the only two choices of mechanical keyboards I have are
the Razer BlackWidow for sale at Walmart for $100
or
the Steelseries 6GV2 for sale at Compusa for $100
I know that the Blackwidow has blue switches and the 6Gv2 has black switches.
What keyboard should I choose for my needs.

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...What gamx said... Be careful about how much debt you take on for U of Phoenix degrees.
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the first thing UoP teaches you is about debt management and how to finance correctly. I honestly think ill be fine. plus there are no programming colleges in puerto rico so I had to choose online. I love the classes so far. Everything is so well done on the online format. I wouldn't have it any other way.
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the first thing UoP teaches you is about debt management and how to finance correctly. I honestly think ill be fine. plus there are no programming colleges in puerto rico so I had to choose online. I love the classes so far. Everything is so well done on the online format. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Sorry for jumping to conclusions. I've had so many people around me who entered schools like these (degree mills?) unprepared. Part of the blame goes to them and part of it to recruiters/school. Bad experiences all around. However, if you seem to be doing fine, then more power to you. I'd still be cautious though.
Well back to the topic. You bought your board online or instore?
Edited by xxgamxx - 8/17/12 at 5:43pm
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Sorry for jumping to conclusions. I've had so many people around me who entered schools like these (degree mills?) unprepared. Part of the blame goes to them and part of it to recruiters/school. Bad experiences all around. However, if you seem to be doing fine, then more power to you. I'd still be cautious though.
Well back to the topic. You bought your board online or instore?

In store. Shipping anything to Puerto Rico is automatically over $30. So it was either pay online 70+30, or go to walmart and buy it for 100. I just played a round of left 4 dead 2 with this thing and 1ms response time seriously makes a difference in response time and immersion. My mouses 1ms and my keyboards 1ms is now in sync. Plus the matching blue pulsating lighted logos are beautifully matching on my setup now. Typing is so much more fun. I love the sound, the tones going around, the tactile bumps, and the comfort level I am recieving from this keyboard. If someone asked me if it was a good thing to go mechanical, I would recommend this keyboard right on the spot. Now that walmart and razer have a contract to sell their product in their store, razer is officially the most accesible gaming accessory for any computer.
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