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Hello guys. So my birthday is coming up soon, and I'm thinking about getting some components to my computer rather than to water cool it.
I want a new keyboard, rather than my junky HP $30 keyboard. My cousin has the 2013 Razer Black widow with blue switches. I liked it with the feel and the clicking.
So I came across the Ducky Shine 3 Snake Edition in blue switches. ( really liked the aesthetics and heaviness from the aluminum) and the Max Keyboards X7, the blue switches one.
Shine 3 has more lighting options like the option where you can light up the keys that you only want, along with like 6 other options. But has this kinda ugly space bar that I want to remove but don't know how to and what to replace it with?

X7 has two lighting options which doesn't really help.

Cost for the normal Shine 3 is about the same with the X7, but the Snake edition tacks on about $75 more.

So it really comes down to experience and personal reviews. I know that both keyboards are very reliable and do not break easily or have little crappy problems like stuck keys repeating.

For those of you that have either keyboard, can you tell me if there are any small problems like strange feelings on the key cap or what ever?
Both keyboards are very nice with great brands, and returning products is a bit of a hassle.

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Hello guys. So my birthday is coming up soon, and I'm thinking about getting some components to my computer rather than to water cool it.
I want a new keyboard, rather than my junky HP $30 keyboard. My cousin has the 2013 Razer Black widow with blue switches. I liked it with the feel and the clicking.
So I came across the Ducky Shine 3 Snake Edition in blue switches. ( really liked the aesthetics and heaviness from the aluminum) and the Max Keyboards X7, the blue switches one.
Shine 3 has more lighting options like the option where you can light up the keys that you only want, along with like 6 other options. But has this kinda ugly space bar that I want to remove but don't know how to and what to replace it with?

X7 has two lighting options which doesn't really help.

Cost for the normal Shine 3 is about the same with the X7, but the Snake edition tacks on about $75 more.

So it really comes down to experience and personal reviews. I know that both keyboards are very reliable and do not break easily or have little crappy problems like stuck keys repeating.

For those of you that have either keyboard, can you tell me if there are any small problems like strange feelings on the key cap or what ever?
Both keyboards are very nice with great brands, and returning products is a bit of a hassle.

I think you have the X7 spec wrong as there are 5 back lighting modes (4 plus pulse) the same as the X8 (Custom) which I ownhttp://www.maxkeyboard.com/max-keyboard-nighthawk-x7-backlit-mechanical-keyboard.html (Source Max Keyboard)

I have not experienced the stuck keys issue (it may be a cleaning issue) and find the X8 an excellent mechanical keyboard ( i would go for MX Browns or Clears rather than Blues personally but each to their own)!
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