Originally Posted by ADragg
Listen to xmenta. I would not go with Razer, personally. They just aren't generally the most reliable products. Buying a mechanical keyboard is hugely about buying something that will last you for years and years and remain solid and consistent. For the $100 range, the Cooler Master Rapid and some of the other CM boards are really all there is that's decent and solid. Ducky is pretty decent as well, but I wouldn't buy one of their Zero boards, which leaves you with more expensive boards, like the Shine 3. If you're already spending over $150, you might as well go with the really good stuff that isn't all flashy gaming style keyboards and are truly high quality, such as Filco, WASDKeyboards, Leopold, etc. I'd go with Filco or WASD if you can swing it.
I just ordered a Filco Majestouch Ninja with Cherry MX Browns and expect it to last for a very long time. Some say the higher end Ducky boards are almost as good as the Filco's and a lot of people say otherwise, but they do seem like good boards. If you need something cheaper, I really wouldn't go with anything but a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid.
As far as keys, if you want a soft touch, don't go with blacks as they're heavier. Reds are light and have no click or tactile feel. Browns are similar but with the tactile click that makes them good for typing but fine for gaming and not annoyingly loud. Blue's have the tactile bump AND a loud audible "click" when you press the keys. They're still fine for gaming and are great for typing but annoying to people around you, if you're in an office or around family, etc. Most prefer Red's for gaming because they don't have any click or tactile feel. Just a smooth linear press. I don't find the tactile bump makes any difference when gaming, though, and the feel is too important to give up for typing. Browns are my favorite because the click can get annoying to other people, but the tactile feel is a must. Red's are just fine but when I'm spending that much on a keyboard, I want it to have that ultimate feel. While ANY mechanical switch is a huge improvement over membrane keys, reds are still linear like membrane keyboards and are very silent, so that just bugs me a little. Blacks are just harder to press reds, which is not ideal in my opinion, though I'm a bit heavy handed. They're just more fatiguing and almost force you to type hard, which I don't want since I bottom out keys most of the time anyway.
Dude, the store that im buying it have that Keyboard (on the price range):
Roccat Isku + Roccat Isku multicolor
CM Storm Quickfire Pro RED\BLUE\BLACK switch
Mad Catz Cyborg V.7
Razer BlackWidow 2013
CM Quickfire Rapid Red\Blue Switch
Razer Blackwidow 2013 Tournament (i saw that verison, same price. dunno what is that thing)
i dont like the Rapid to much because the size (very small) and there is no numpad (ik i can buy one..)
The numpad is that useful? i realy should not buy a keyboard just beacuse of it?
i cant see any profiles, macro or anything else on the keyboard? there is any of another feature?
Does it have Driver that i can use?
What is the most easily pressed? RED\BLACK\BLUE?
i just saw all that features but i dont know what is the meaning:
big thx for answering.Edited by xmenta - 10/4/13 at 2:03am