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Corsair K90 MMO or Razer Blackwidow?

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I need a new mechanical keyboards and I cant decide between these two, I am using it mostly for gaming, but for typing aswell
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Are these your only options? Both of these keyboards have people who are happy with them...but also worryingly frequent reports of quality issues.
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These and the Coolermaster keyboards are the only mechanical keyboards sold in my country
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Out of thoes 2 the Corsair thumb.gif
    
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I would go for the k90 because people are always complaining about the quality of the blackwidow.
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I went with the Blackwidow Ultimate and I am completely satisfied with it. The only con I can think of would be that the drivers require you to register an account for it. They did it so you can login into the driver program and access your keybindings and macros from any system by loging in which is nice if you have multiple systems, but it's not something I could make use of. Also, the buttons were smaller than my old k120 which took a couple hours to get used to.

If your into macros and want a bunch of them, the BW comes with 5 dedicated ones along with the option to change any key to a different function. Like if I wanted the "E" button to register as "]", I could do it but not very practical. But the k90 seems to have a bunch of dedicated macro buttons.

Also, the regular Blackwidow (non ultimate) has no backlighting if that is something you wanted. I find it quite usefull and the individually backlit keys are nice so I suggest the ultimate if you chose to go with Razer.

I cannot speek for the k90 so you would have to hear back from others about that product.
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