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Hardware Razer BlackWidow X Chroma Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 31 Mar 2016.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    SchizoFrog New Member

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    Out of all the available RGB Mech keyboards I think I'd go for the Corsair Strafe.
     
  3. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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    Fair enough. Most are good choices tbh. Is that for looks along or something else?
     
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    It's a combination of things... The return of the Sails, the overall style and looks, the 'silent' RGB keys...
    I do have a habit/tendency to follow a brand once I have 'fallen' for them (I currently have an ASUS MB and GPU for example as I like them to match) and Corsair just seems to be a brand we can currently 'trust' more than certain others. Their products right across the board get excellent reviews and there are few horror stories about quality... I already have the 250D unopened waiting for me to gather the funds for the inevitable and long overdue upgrade to a new build, I'd most likely go with a Corsair AIO (unless I do go full custom WC) and I'd like to have a Strafe as I mentioned... although I have little reason to replace my Logitech G500.
     
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    The Silent RGB keys are certainly cool. Be careful with a Corsair AIO in the 250D though, the H100i GTX or H100i V2 as I think it's now called won't fit ;)
     
  6. SchizoFrog

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    Yeah, that was something I asked in the forum and had it confirmed that it doesn't fit. It was my thinking behind going for a custom loop instead, especially with EK's new expandable 'kits'. Due to finances and a lack of experience, I'll stick with an air cooler for the initial build and then see what space there is and go forward from there.
     
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    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    It's weird how the Razer and Corsair boards are so often discussed as close competition to each other, really. They share the same unusual layout, which I assume means they're actually both made by the same OEM?

    It's difficult to believe two major companies would be so daft independently, anyway.
     
  8. Nikumba

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    Be nice to have a proper enter key on it though

    Early review samples often are US layout only, just need to make sure you're buying UK layout :)
     
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