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Hi Guys

i am tired of the keybopar di currently have it is a cheap piece of poop that i bought jsut to replace my old one that i had to get me by.

now the 2 keyboard i am looking at are.


Razer Deathstalker Expert

and


Razer Blackwidow 2013 Expert


if need be i will go for the ultimate version of the blackwidow - but can not find any

what do you think ?

the board needs to be big as i have huge hands and if they are to close it will hurt my hands.
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Well first I would say that you should find which switch is right for you before you make any decisions on what to get, second you shouldn't go Razer, their quality is pretty bad, and with something that you are ramming your fingers onto a million times a day, you want it to be built well, and third it must be a really bad keyboard (spell check helps thumb.gif)

So read this thread about the different switches and if you can, go to a local computer shop and try keyboards with different switches, don't worry about size, the spacing between keys is pretty much standard across all mechanical keyboards assuming that you want a mechanical keyboard. If you can't find a local shop, then you can buy a cherry mx sampler, or switch tester, which are discussed in the thread I linked to, and if you get the one from Cooler Master you get a discount on buying a board from them.

Once you have decided on the switch that you want, it is a question of size of keyboard, as in do you want a number pad, arrow keys, there are three main sizes, full size that has a number pad, function keys, arrow keys, insert, home, pgup, pgdn, del, and end, tenkeyless that has all that except for the number pad, and then 60% which has just the main typing block, no arrow keys, no function keys. Now you have the biggest decision: price. Mechanical keyboards can range from $88 to over $200, and it isn't as easy as pay more and get a better product, some will have just as good build quality as boards that cost $100 more. If your budget is tight, go with Cooler Master, they have great budget offerings with Filco build quality. Then you have to decide if you want backlighting, and what color and then that should narrow it down (keep in mind this raises the price). The main brands I would go with are cooler master, ducky, das keyboard, wasd keyboard, leopold, filco, and vortex.
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