I'm building my first gaming PC soon and I need a new keyboard for it.
Whats the verdict on this one? (Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016).
Theres a deal happening where everything on the razer store is 50% off so this will only be £50 ($72). Good price?
What does it have that a normal keyboard doesn't?
If it fits your budget, go on, but otherwise just get a better graphics card and buy a cheaper mechanical keyboard.
Seriously, the most expensive in a gaming PC should be a graphics card (possibly a processor, but that's up to you.)
Seriously, 72$ for a keyboard, dude.
Well I know there are fucking expensive keyboards out there, but I'd do that in the second leap.
>bought a gamng PC for 500$, self-built
>upgraded motherboard after 2 weeks
>upgraded mouse after a month
Granted, I'm not a die-hard professional gamer, but I'm an enthusiast. Doesn't make me want this one. What does it have?
Ducky shine 5 unless you're a pleb of course, then any thing will do.
Better response time and typing than rubber domes.
Also more durable - I got a mech after the enter key broke on my old logitech one, can't ever go back to rubber domes now.
If you want to see the difference - there's tester kits you can try for like $5 - if you like it they take it off the mechs if it's the same brand.
>LEDs on a keyboard
If you can't touchtype without ever looking at your keyboard you are a complete pleb.
And no they do not look good at all unless you have the taste of a 6 year old who has flashing lights in the heels of his shoes.
Serious question time. How good are Razer products actually? Yeah they look ricey as fuck, and people always shit on them for that and the MLG PRO NO SCOPE 360 image that they seem to carry, but rarely does anyone talk about how they're actually as peripherals. I mean, the price has to imply some sort of quality that's above the average office peripherals, right? Or is it all just rice tax?
Not him but you should ask /mkg/ on /g/
The general consensus is Razer a shit because they use cheaper switches (I forget what they're called) but still have high prices
It IS a good keyboard but It's always best to consult the masters of mechanical at /mkg/
>needing backlit keyboards
i mean wow. do you look for the keys while you type?
well the letters are actually forward facing and as for moonspeak keys i think there are custom keycaps for it.
been using this since 2011. haven't let me down yet.
I have had my razer blackwidow blue ultimate for 5 years. Great keyboard
My only complaint is you either have to use the obnoxious LEDs or you can't see the keys even in moderate light.
(Brown switch master race)
What about other Razer shit? The headphones? The other mice and keyboards?
Also, is it possible to get a mech keyboard that doesn't sound like a 1950s typewriter when I'm playing.
What's the point? I mean, literally, what benefit do you get from the keys not having symbols on them? And no, being able to tell your friends about how much of a special snowflake 1337 haxxxor you are isn't a benefit, it just makes you look like a complete sperg.
Headphones are shit.
Other mice depends on the models, keyboards are shit.
Mechs will be loud, there's no avoiding it - but if you want the 'quietest' either get MX Browns or MX Reds (do not bottom out on these), then fit them with O-rings (make them quieter).
Blues are the loudest, and probably what you are thinking of when you said 1950s Typewriter.
I have MX-Reds myself, they're not too loud.
>being able to tell your friends about how much of a special snowflake 1337 haxxxor you are isn't a benefit, it just makes you look like a complete sperg.
calm down, child
i have a tenkeyless mech kb its pretty great
i got the kailh blues for the clicky clacks
Because it looks really well and I'm too lazy to scratch off my keys. It looks good. And it doesn't look as bad if you paint some of the keys another colour (e.g. WASD)
This guy gets it. It looks nice. But I still wouldn't pay 60$ for it.
If you are fine with a rubber dome keyboard then it really doesn't. I have had a 15 dollar logitech keyboard for almost 5 years now and I still enjoy typing with this and I can type 130 wbm. I think the only problem that I have had was in DayZ when I couldn't press certain buttons simultaneously but that could be a problem with more high end keyboard too.
This is still the best keyboard ive ever had
I have this keyboard (MX Brown switches) and it's bretty good. Wrist rest is a must.
No it's not. I have the same keyboard (pic coming) and it's fucking great. Just because you think your default HP keyboard works fine doesn't mean that other products are shit.