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So I'm looking to get a new keyboard around Thanksgiving and I'm looking for a mechanical keyboard for under $100. The Razer BlackWidow fits into that price range but the Ultimate does not. I was wondering if any1 knew of any differences between the two besides audio in/out, usb connectors, and led backlighting.
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Standard has lasered+white filled keycaps instead of the dyesub+rubberized+lasered keycaps of hte Ultimate.
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So I'm looking to get a new keyboard around Thanksgiving and I'm looking for a mechanical keyboard for under $100. The Razer BlackWidow fits into that price range but the Ultimate does not. I was wondering if any1 knew of any differences between the two besides audio in/out, usb connectors, and led backlighting.
I think you got it all covered there

besides the 3 things there isent much difference

oh the ultimate is .1 gram heavier lol
    
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So I'm looking to get a new keyboard around Thanksgiving and I'm looking for a mechanical keyboard for under $100. The Razer BlackWidow fits into that price range but the Ultimate does not. I was wondering if any1 knew of any differences between the two besides audio in/out, usb connectors, and led backlighting.
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honestly i would stay away from razer,if u want the best gaming bang for the buck steelseries 6gv2.
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I'd still trust SteelSeries over Razer, but making such a judgment may be hasty because I have yet to see a disassembled BlackWidow.
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If you want no frills and better build quality look into the Rosewill board. It is pretty sweet.
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If they're bashing rosewell, they're bashing Newegg (house brand) for selling a rebranded costar (makes Filco/DAS) board with cherry blues luls.
That wasn't the reason. GH had reason, some other forums went on about how my keyboard was going to explode (a joke on the very poor quality PSUs Rosewill has rebranded; although I've heard that they've rebranded SeaSonic at points, but haven't seen any evidence of this). Others just had a generally dismal view of Rosewill as a house brand.

A lot of people give house brands too much flak. I'm not saying that House brands are always great, but they often are better or comparable to brand products. Rosewill's external hard drive enclosures are fairly good, for instance. With the price they're fantastic.
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Well my point was basically too many people would bash for no apparent reason before they have even seen a decent review on the product. Oh well haters going to chug that haterade anyways.
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Seriously all you've done is bash Razer in almost every keyboard thread I've seen you in and recommend the Steelseries.

Stop judging before its even out. Haters gona hate.
im sorry im aware of razer's quality track history with keyboards.and i have seen the black widow in person already(best friend is distract manager for best buy)and it feels just like every other razer keyboard just has mech switchs and feels and looks like a gimmick.as far as me recommending steelseries im not the only one,and theirs a reason for it..they make amazing quality products
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