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post #841 of 2353
they are very similar, but here are some small differences that may help you decide.

the SS has a hard plastic finish, where the XT has a softer rubber coating over its plastic body.

The SS has a hard wired cable, where the XT's is removable. ( both have their pros and cons )

Other than that, they really are nearly the same as far as build quality and reputation.

I would think that CoolerMaster is a bit more popular than SS. But really, unless either of the points above matters, just buy the one thats cheapest or has the switch option you like.
post #842 of 2353
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I'd personally go for the QuickFire XT, the keycaps on the 6GV2 are really not good and the 6GV2 uses Cherry stabilizers, which can make the large keys feel squishy compared to Costar stabilizers, which you can find on the QuickFire XT.
post #843 of 2353
i hear a lots of complain about the cm stroms quickfires that they has a lot of problems with stoped working keys. for me is very important coz i dont want to desoldering it for new after warranty.
post #844 of 2353
Every keyboard ( or anything ) will have some rate of failure. Also note CM is the larger company, and ships more product, so naturally, you will find more instances of DOA devices, though in reality, the ROF percentages are probably the same as any other brand.

and there was a time when a specific CM keyboard did have some batches with shoddy soldering work, but that was a while ago and has been taken care of and addressed by CM

Out of the 6 or 7 different CM keyboards i've bought new and used, I've never had a stock switch fail or go out on me.
Edited by Jixr - 1/15/14 at 8:49am
post #845 of 2353
Anyone have an opinion on the Q-Pad MK 85 its only a couple of £ more expensive that the G710+ and I have gone away from the K70 now.
post #846 of 2353
Quote:
Location:UK
If not in the US or UK, links to stores in your country:
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Either the Corsair K70 or Logitech G710+
Price:£100-£110
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full Size
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Games and Browsing the web
USB/ PS2:USB
KRO:10
Macro keys (yes/ no): Would be ideal if possible
Media keys (yes/ no): Yes
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc):UK with the big old enter button :-)
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Either Reds or Browns
*Noise level (high/low): As long as it doesn't sound like a Blue
*Tactility (yes/ no): Either way as long as the switch isn't pushing back to hard on my hand
*Stiffness (high/ low): Low if possible

any particular reason why you're looking at it over the Logitech?

I wouldn't say its a bad board, if it has the features you want go for it.
post #847 of 2353
My Razer BlackWidow Ultimate bricked on me a while back while updating the firmware (have since been unsuccessful in attempts to un brick it found online) so I'm looking to get a new keyboard.
I quite liked the design and feel of the BlackWidow and would just get a new one, but due to the issues I had with my current one and issues I've had with my Razer Mamba mouse I'm a bit jaded on Razer hardware at the moment. Plus the 2013 edition of the keyboard has horrible green backlighting (I much preferred the blue).
I'm hoping to try and find something as close as I can to the BWU, I'd also prefer to avoid having a giant wrist rest and anything with lots of different colours across the surface.
  • Location: Australia
  • If not in the US or UK, links to stores in your country: pccasegear.com is about the only real option for stores in Aus, otherwise its buying off places like eBay
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind:
  • Price: Sub $200
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes, blue would be preferred
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming/Typing
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: Not a big concern, I think the BlackWidow has 6KRO(?) which I never had any issues with
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Would be convenient, but not going to detract if the keyboard matches everything else
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Yes
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): QWERTY
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Cherry Browns would be good, but I was fine with the Blues in the BWU
  • *Noise level (high/low):
  • *Tactility (yes/ no):
  • *Stiffness (high/ low):

Edited by Harley Gorillas - 1/15/14 at 10:35pm
post #848 of 2353
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Originally Posted by Harley Gorillas View Post

My Razer BlackWidow Ultimate bricked on me a while back while updating the firmware (have since been unsuccessful in attempts to un brick it found online) so I'm looking to get a new keyboard.
I quite liked the design and feel of the BlackWidow and would just get a new one, but due to the issues I had with my current one and issues I've had with my Razer Mamba mouse I'm a bit jaded on Razer hardware at the moment. Plus the 2013 edition of the keyboard has horrible green backlighting (I much preferred the blue).
I'm hoping to try and find something as close as I can to the BWU, I'd also prefer to avoid having a giant wrist rest and anything with lots of different colours across the surface.
  • Location: Australia
  • If not in the US or UK, links to stores in your country: pccasegear.com is about the only real option for stores in Aus, otherwise its buying off places like eBay
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind:
  • Price: Sub $200
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes, blue would be preferred
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming/Typing
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: Not a big concern, I think the BlackWidow has 6KRO(?) which I never had any issues with
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Would be convenient, but not going to detract if the keyboard matches everything else
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Yes
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): QWERTY
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Cherry Browns would be good, but I was fine with the Blues in the BWU
  • *Noise level (high/low):
  • *Tactility (yes/ no):
  • *Stiffness (high/ low):

http://global.pchome.com.tw/english/?mod=store&func=style_show&SR_NO=SBAE42&tm=e

is also a really good option to order from smile.gif
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post #849 of 2353
Location: USA
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: would like a fun look, blue everything else
Price: Sub $200
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes, blue required
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming (only World of Warcraft really), rare need for typing
USB/ PS2: USB
KRO: medium
Macro keys (yes/ no): preferred
Media keys (yes/ no): preferred
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): QWERTY
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): black or red

any suggestions from anyone greatly appreciated!
post #850 of 2353
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harley Gorillas View Post

My Razer BlackWidow Ultimate bricked on me a while back while updating the firmware (have since been unsuccessful in attempts to un brick it found online) so I'm looking to get a new keyboard.
I quite liked the design and feel of the BlackWidow and would just get a new one, but due to the issues I had with my current one and issues I've had with my Razer Mamba mouse I'm a bit jaded on Razer hardware at the moment. Plus the 2013 edition of the keyboard has horrible green backlighting (I much preferred the blue).
I'm hoping to try and find something as close as I can to the BWU, I'd also prefer to avoid having a giant wrist rest and anything with lots of different colours across the surface.
  • Location: Australia
  • If not in the US or UK, links to stores in your country: pccasegear.com is about the only real option for stores in Aus, otherwise its buying off places like eBay
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind:
  • Price: Sub $200
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes, blue would be preferred
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming/Typing
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: Not a big concern, I think the BlackWidow has 6KRO(?) which I never had any issues with
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Would be convenient, but not going to detract if the keyboard matches everything else
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Yes
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): QWERTY
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Cherry Browns would be good, but I was fine with the Blues in the BWU

Best option on that site is the Ducky Shine 3, one of the best LED boards out there. You might also be interested in the Quickfire TK (not a true full size board).
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jillian1679 View Post

Location: USA
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: would like a fun look, blue everything else
Price: Sub $200
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes, blue required
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming (only World of Warcraft really), rare need for typing
USB/ PS2: USB
KRO: medium
Macro keys (yes/ no): preferred
Media keys (yes/ no): preferred
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): QWERTY
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): black or red

any suggestions from anyone greatly appreciated!

Ducky Shine 3, Quickfire Ultimate, Max Nighthawk x9. You could also wait on the Corsair RGB board if you're interested in that.
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