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post #21 of 27
Well first, it's a choice of what's your budget (and be honest with yourself here). If you're looking to save as much as possible/not go over $100, then save the money and go for the best bang for buck, which as most people have already said, is the X4 (don't get the X6, just not worth the extra money), though me being partial to Logitech, I say give the G110 a chance (aka if you can type with both of them, see which one is cheaper, and go buy).

Now if you go the mechanical (read expensive $80+), you've got a fair bit more research to go through, because they're kind of a different beast. Louder, clackier and the requisite problem of being more expensive. Just look at the mechanical keyboard FAQ. Blackwidow is a great cheap way to get started on mechanicals in my opinion, though if you're a student, i think you should also take a look at the Das keyboard (not backlit nor does it have macro keys, just very nice typing experience) or the X-Armor U9BL(-S)...well if X-Armor's store ever shows up.

Either way, good luck
post #22 of 27
I have a BlackWidow myself and for typing it is an absolute dream, but I just don't have the same feeling I got using my old membrane keyboard when playing games. It might just be that I have to adapt to the mechanical keys, but so far I'm enjoying.

You might also want to take a look at the Logitech G110. This was the other keyboard I was considering over the BlackWidow, buy the hype around mechanical keyboards got me and I went for the BlackWidow. If I don't get comfortable with these mechanical keys for gaming in the next few weeks I'm most likely going to get rid of it and go for a Logitech G110.

I say go for the BlackWidow, but I might change my mind soon.

EDIT: Just noticed I posted in a 3 week old topic. Sorry...
Edited by Farley - 3/7/11 at 7:56am
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post #23 of 27
Well I've owned 2 Logitech G110's and they both have failed, the first one within months ,and 2nd one it failed 4 hours after unboxing. So Logitech replaced them with the G510 which im very happy with. No more issues so far!
post #24 of 27
I just bought a blackwidow ultimate. Havn't received it yet, but I already now it'll be leaps and bounds better than my non-mechanical boards. So that alone makes me feel like it was a worthy purchase.
post #25 of 27
My vote goes to the X4 but it also helps that I got it for $20. Other than that though I like it, it did take a little while to get used to it though.
 
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I have an X4 and a Blackwidow Ultimate, the BWU is much better of a keyboard.
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post #27 of 27
I've had a Black Widow Ultimate for a bit now and it's amazing =) Not very fond of the macro buttons on the left cause I don't type properly (left pinky normally rest near caps) Key strokes feel super nice. I'm speaking from limited experience of course because I'm upgrading from an $11.00 Dell Keyboard.
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