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Honestly one of the reason I like that razer keyboard is because the media player keys (which are few and far between on mech boards) and also the back lighting is extremely nice to have at night.
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post #12 of 30
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Honestly one of the reason I like that razer keyboard is because the media player keys (which are few and far between on mech boards) and also the back lighting is extremely nice to have at night.
Well on the backlighting front, deck has much better backlighting, hands down uncontested. It costs them a literal ton for the high power LEDs they buy for each key switch and they make little profit per board. But razer did bring some nice things to the front with that keyboard.
     
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post #13 of 30
I would go for a Razer Deathadder insead.
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post #14 of 30
I'd vote Razer Diamondback 3G for the mouse, I always take crap for recommending it, but its hands down my all-time favorite gaming mouse. I've got three of them - they all still work perfectly too. Perfect shape, perfect level of sensitivity, perfect weight/feel.

Yes, I'm a bit biased, but I have used other, newer razer's and I did go with a logitech g9x for part of last year. Long story short, I sold the g9x and went back to the diamondback 3g, just a better mouse all around imo and I game much better with it.

Honestly, go to a LAN party/friends house/etc and ask to try out some gaming mice. The one that feels right in your hand is the one to go with, don't worry about how expensive or how many DPI it has. If a $30 cheap-plastic mouse feels good in your hand and makes you play better - go with it.


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Honestly one of the reason I like that razer keyboard is because the media player keys (which are few and far between on mech boards) and also the back lighting is extremely nice to have at night.
^AGREED. Media player buttons are never important until you don't have em' - especially if you listen while in-game.
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post #15 of 30

If you get the BW I wouldn't get the ultimate, laying 130 down on a mech board with no NKRO that's just a rebranded XArmor U9BL with no diodes and a Razer logo is lame. Look at that keyboard instead.

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post #16 of 30
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^AGREED. Media player buttons are never important until you don't have em' - especially if you listen while in-game.
Actually what I've been noticing it's quite the other way around. People on this forum ask for a keyboard, and list media keys as a MUST HAVE. Then, eventually they get convinced to get a keyboard without them, and end up posting a few weeks later how they couldn't imagine why they ever thought they needed them.
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post #17 of 30
I've had keyboards with and without them, and I'm one that can't live without them. I'm ALWAYS playing music if I'm at my pc, and it's nice to be able to pause when I get a phone call, or turn down when the g/f starts talking to me, no matter what program/app I'm running.
Also they help greatly in windows media center, which I use pretty often also. When I'm using keyboards without them (at work, on site repairs, etc) it drives me crazy not having them.
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post #18 of 30
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Meh I wouldn't get MX blues for gaming. Try MX blacks

Look at the deck 82, great keyboard.
pfft i love my blues with gaming.
post #19 of 30
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If you get the BW I wouldn't get the ultimate, laying 130 down on a mech board with no NKRO that's just a rebranded XArmor U9BL with no diodes and a Razer logo is lame. Look at that keyboard instead. Amazon.com: XARMOR-U9BL Backlit Keyboard Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard: Electronics

I have both of those boards and i prefer the black widow ultimate over the xarmor, And to me they are different its weird too say this usely but the black widow feels more solid built and the keys feel much better and the sound is also better to me, And as to NKRO i don't miss it.

The xarmor is a nice board tho which i am using on my server pc, But the black widow is my main keyboard for those reasons

At first i thought i was making a mistake about preordering the black widow ultimate because i already have the xarmor but nope im glad i did
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I made sure I bought a pair of Mackie HR824s and THEN I started to worry about keyboards. Mice are generic these days despite all the DPI wars and claw vs deathgrip arguments.
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