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Originally Posted by h0thead132;12998074 
ah, so i do have the loudest ones, i kinda like that biggrin.gif

i could never use the reds, i have heavy hands and usually end up accidentally hitting buttons in games and usually killing myself even with the blues...

Not a lot of people like reds. But browns are really popular.

I have blacks personally, i couldn't deal with the little bump halfway down.
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so then this is basically a typing and a RTS keyboard?
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I go for 3 things for my peripherals in order, performance, strength then looks. It doesn't look too bad, and the technology used is arguably second to none, and all the keys are individually backlit too. I paid AUD $160 for mine, just $10 more than what I paid for my Microsoft X6 keyboard when it first came out that many people copied me with.

It has function keys for the media keys so they can't be accidentally knocked like on my old keyboard. Sexy styling and individual key back lighting - "Giving each key it's own individual LED results in brighter and more even backlighting. For those who didn't know, rubber dome keyboards with backlighting have only about 6-10 LEDs around the perimeter of the board, and use a diffuser sheet to spread the light across the entire thing."

5 different lighting modes, 1 of which gives a cool pulsing effect. Inbuilt USB, microphone and headphone support hub. The reason for all this accuracy is that it has plate mounted Cherry MX Blue switches. The reason why mechanical keyboards are vastly superior? A whole guide on this can be found here --> http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/4...ard-guide.html

It has a grippier key coating than my old board had. It has sculpted keys for each row for each row to have a different height and angle, so that your fingers hit the keys better while typing.

Other build quality things are also a plus . The way the cable is mounted to the keyboard is pretty nuts quality wise - first, it's bolted to the frame. Then it's pretty much super-glued to the frame twice. The bottom half is made from high-strength ABS plastic, with the top half made from a softer plastic to absorb more of the clickety noise. It has very well done internal soldering, and a heavy duty braided cable to the PC.

It has on-the-fly macro recording capability as well as your normal assignable key features.

This keyboard is a real keyboarder's keyboard.

This is really the only keyboard I'll ever need and never need to replace again. I had a Microsoft X6, but I never used the knobs, and rarely any of the media keys. Having the ones on this board as function keys is excellent. After owning a fancy-esque Microsoft X6 keyboard, I can say, I just want a keyboard that does a keyboard's job really well and nothing else. It's sooo much more accurate than the cheaper, jelly rubber membrane ones that most others use too. They may be 'good enough' for other people, but a keyboard to me is very important as it is one of the main interfaces between you and your PC, so 'good enough' is in fact not good enough for me. The quality is insane. The lights are really cool and brighter than on any other keyboard. 10/10. Once you go clack you will not go back.

Everytime I now go back to a 'normal' keyboard it feels like I'm typing on a sponge. The only thing with this keyboard isn't really a fault, but just as with anything new, there is quite a steep learning curve to get used to it to be able to use it effectively in my opinion. That's just really nitpicking.
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I go for 3 things for my peripherals in order, performance, strength then looks. It doesn't look too bad, and the technology used is arguably second to none, and all the keys are individually backlit too. I paid AUD $160 for mine, just $10 more than what I paid for my Microsoft X6 keyboard when it first came out that many people copied me with.

It has function keys for the media keys so they can't be accidentally knocked like on my old keyboard. Sexy styling and individual key back lighting - "Giving each key it's own individual LED results in brighter and more even backlighting. For those who didn't know, rubber dome keyboards with backlighting have only about 6-10 LEDs around the perimeter of the board, and use a diffuser sheet to spread the light across the entire thing."

5 different lighting modes, 1 of which gives a cool pulsing effect. Inbuilt USB, microphone and headphone support hub. The reason for all this accuracy is that it has plate mounted Cherry MX Blue switches. The reason why mechanical keyboards are vastly superior? A whole guide on this can be found here --> http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/4...ard-guide.html

It has a grippier key coating than my old board had. It has sculpted keys for each row for each row to have a different height and angle, so that your fingers hit the keys better while typing.

Other build quality things are also a plus . The way the cable is mounted to the keyboard is pretty nuts quality wise - first, it's bolted to the frame. Then it's pretty much super-glued to the frame twice. The bottom half is made from high-strength ABS plastic, with the top half made from a softer plastic to absorb more of the clickety noise. It has very well done internal soldering, and a heavy duty braided cable to the PC.

It has on-the-fly macro recording capability as well as your normal assignable key features.

This keyboard is a real keyboarder's keyboard.

This is really the only keyboard I'll ever need and never need to replace again. I had a Microsoft X6, but I never used the knobs, and rarely any of the media keys. Having the ones on this board as function keys is excellent. After owning a fancy-esque Microsoft X6 keyboard, I can say, I just want a keyboard that does a keyboard's job really well and nothing else. It's sooo much more accurate than the cheaper, jelly rubber membrane ones that most others use too. They may be 'good enough' for other people, but a keyboard to me is very important as it is one of the main interfaces between you and your PC, so 'good enough' is in fact not good enough for me. The quality is insane. The lights are really cool and brighter than on any other keyboard. 10/10. Once you go clack you will not go back.

Everytime I now go back to a 'normal' keyboard it feels like I'm typing on a sponge. The only thing with this keyboard isn't really a fault, but just as with anything new, there is quite a steep learning curve to get used to it to be able to use it effectively in my opinion. That's just really nitpicking.
holy crap bro you typed a whole book lol. thanks this really helped
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Personally, switches are a personal choice, but I don't like the blues for anything. They are really loud, loose, and have much too light of a feel to me. Too clacky and they feel imprecise in gaming. I prefer clears, then blacks, then browns. Never had a chance to try reds so I'll reserve judgement on those, clear seemed to be the best all a rounders for my style.

The board itself, in my opinion barring any Razer hate around here, is too cheap to me for what you pay for. Once you see a Deck, Filco, etc and type and game on them the Razers look and feel like junk. Everything you hear is true, some people love them, and for the majority(?) they seem to be ok, but I'll skip em from this point on, especially after seeing what $40-50 more really buys you quality and performance wise, not to mention longevity.
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key caps are meant to be taken off. Razer is just being a dick about it.
Mine came with a few keycaps randomly off in the box. I'd point and be like trolololol if razer told me shipping basically voided my warranty.

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so then this is basically a typing and a RTS keyboard?
blues are the most popular for typing as long as you can stand the noise. For RTS games most pro players use browns from what i've heard, but a few good ones use blues too - I think the emperor (SlayerSBoxer in SC2) for example, aswell as a few people in high divisions over in the SC2 thread.
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Mine came with a few keycaps randomly off in the box. I'd point and be like trolololol if razer told me shipping basically voided my warranty.



blues are the most popular for typing as long as you can stand the noise. For RTS games most pro players use browns from what i've heard, but a few good ones use blues too - I think the emperor (SlayerSBoxer in SC2) for example, aswell as a few people in high divisions over in the SC2 thread.
Sweet! thanks for answering. SlayerSboxer is actually one of my favorite players haha.
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I go for 3 things for my peripherals in order, performance, strength then looks. It doesn't look too bad, and the technology used is arguably second to none, and all the keys are individually backlit too. I paid AUD $160 for mine, just $10 more than what I paid for my Microsoft X6 keyboard when it first came out that many people copied me with.

It has function keys for the media keys so they can't be accidentally knocked like on my old keyboard. Sexy styling and individual key back lighting - "Giving each key it's own individual LED results in brighter and more even backlighting. For those who didn't know, rubber dome keyboards with backlighting have only about 6-10 LEDs around the perimeter of the board, and use a diffuser sheet to spread the light across the entire thing."

5 different lighting modes, 1 of which gives a cool pulsing effect. Inbuilt USB, microphone and headphone support hub. The reason for all this accuracy is that it has plate mounted Cherry MX Blue switches. The reason why mechanical keyboards are vastly superior? A whole guide on this can be found here --> http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/4...ard-guide.html

It has a grippier key coating than my old board had. It has sculpted keys for each row for each row to have a different height and angle, so that your fingers hit the keys better while typing.

Other build quality things are also a plus . The way the cable is mounted to the keyboard is pretty nuts quality wise - first, it's bolted to the frame. Then it's pretty much super-glued to the frame twice. The bottom half is made from high-strength ABS plastic, with the top half made from a softer plastic to absorb more of the clickety noise. It has very well done internal soldering, and a heavy duty braided cable to the PC.

It has on-the-fly macro recording capability as well as your normal assignable key features.

This keyboard is a real keyboarder's keyboard.

This is really the only keyboard I'll ever need and never need to replace again. I had a Microsoft X6, but I never used the knobs, and rarely any of the media keys. Having the ones on this board as function keys is excellent. After owning a fancy-esque Microsoft X6 keyboard, I can say, I just want a keyboard that does a keyboard's job really well and nothing else. It's sooo much more accurate than the cheaper, jelly rubber membrane ones that most others use too. They may be 'good enough' for other people, but a keyboard to me is very important as it is one of the main interfaces between you and your PC, so 'good enough' is in fact not good enough for me. The quality is insane. The lights are really cool and brighter than on any other keyboard. 10/10. Once you go clack you will not go back.

Everytime I now go back to a 'normal' keyboard it feels like I'm typing on a sponge. The only thing with this keyboard isn't really a fault, but just as with anything new, there is quite a steep learning curve to get used to it to be able to use it effectively in my opinion. That's just really nitpicking.
I also own an X6, and frankly is the worst keyboard ever seen, everything else seem better if compared with it.
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what stops USB from doing NKRO? i thought USB was like one of the best inventions ever made lol
Nothing, but most of the keyboard controllers don't implement NKRO over USB. For example, the Noppoo Choc Mini and Microsoft SideWinder X4 do.
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Nothing, but most of the keyboard controllers don't implement NKRO over USB. For example, the Noppoo Choc Mini and Microsoft SideWinder X4 do.
really thats really dumb that they don't do it.
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