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I was interested in getting a mechanical keyboard but i dont know which one to get. I do a lot of gaming and i type a lot of papers for school as well.

I was thinking about the BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical but is the regular blackwidow a better bang for my buck. i dont really need the light up keys but i would like the usb and mic ports on the side. is there a real disadvantage to going with the regular blackwidow.

Also if you have any other recommendation i would like to hear them. my budget is no more than 150.
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Happy Hacking Pro 2


http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...2&pid=pdkb400b
    
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post #3 of 20
Cherry MX Brown will be a great choice for you
Das Silent Pro Model S
or wait for Elitekeyboards.com to carry Leopold.
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Rosewill's RK 9000 is a great keyboard, I own it and i have to say, it's pretty fantastic for my first mechanical. It has MX cherry blue keyswitchs, which I find fantastic for typing and gaming alike.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=rk%209000

Out of stock currently

http://www.chiefvalue.com/product-_-...00158448010060

This is where I got mine from, they are also owned by newegg.
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post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Weasel555 View Post
Rosewill's RK 9000 is a great keyboard, I own it and i have to say, it's pretty fantastic for my first mechanical. It has MX cherry blue keyswitchs, which I find fantastic for typing and gaming alike.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Tpk=rk%209000

Out of stock currently

http://www.chiefvalue.com/product-_-...00158448010060

This is where I got mine from, they are also owned by newegg.
This. It's a rebrand of a Filco Majestouch. I opened mine once and found some of the internals branded "Filco"!
     
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post #6 of 20
Steelseries 7G, perfect for gaming and typing + has the usb/sound ports you are looking for.
post #7 of 20
on another note, the Metadot DAS keyboards sound like a good fit for a non-backlit keyboard. Personally, i think the ultimate edition looks too flashy aswell..
    
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Originally Posted by like30ninjas View Post
ignore Yoko.

on another note, the Metadot DAS keyboards sound like a good fit for a non-backlit keyboard. Personally, i think the ultimate edition looks too flashy aswell..
Yoko did the same thing to another mechanical keyboard thread last night.

I definitely agree the Black Widow Ultimate is a waste of money. The regular Black Widow has the same switches and IMO is perfect. I'm personally waiting for it to go on sale for $70. I like it because it gives you the macro and media keys like normal rubber dome keys unlike most mechanical keyboards which are very nice but lack those features.

[Edit]
Just so you guys know I do understand there are some mechanical keyboards that do have those features but there aren't very many at $80.
Edited by VW_TDI_02 - 12/28/10 at 12:06am
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why is this troll not banned? clearly not helping the OP, cannot use to/too properly and is even prepared for the comments ppl will give in offense to her trolling.
Leave it alone. He's offline so just move along and help OP. I saw the thread yesterday and it's best if you just stay away.

Any recommendations for the OP??
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If you game/type in the dark, you will want illuminated keys. I like the lights off when I game at night and my keyboard is under my table.
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