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March 19, 2013 5:52:26 PM

Which RAZER keyboard, mouse, and mousepad would you recommend me for durability and performance?

BUDGET: $200

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March 19, 2013 6:15:52 PM

i think i read somewhere that some razer products have issues. but then again i only have 1 razer, blackwidow.

going for a themed parts huh?
April 2, 2013 5:49:54 PM

well im getting the deathadder 2013 edition. its got great reviews, and will be a definite upgrade from my microsoft basic mouse that i got at walmart lol. I got it on sale at newegg for 55 bucks yesterday. Im also getting the deathstalker keyboard. its not mechanical but chicklet keys. Great reviews and all a matching green theme. As for mouse pad i plan on getting a goliathus gaming mouse mat fragged control edition standard size. along with all of that im going to get the razer armadillo2 cable management. now i know that it is overpriced/flashy and that a lot of people think its too much, but what the hell? i want a matching theme, i like the products, willing to pay the price, and i plan on having some sick peripherals to go with my new gaming rig.
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April 2, 2013 6:19:09 PM

well apperetnly my account was banned for "promoting piracy on another thread", its bs but whatever. anyway i was going to give you the links and prices but it wouldnt let me post, so i will use this account to finish it off while i get this resolved.. Anyway Links-->

deathadder 55 (great reviews, feel, and preciison) **on sale right now ordered mine 2 days ago http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mouse pad 23 (great mousepad, with sick design to bring the whole look together) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cable manegment 25 (expensive, but i need one and want all razor) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

deathstalker 80 (great, and chicklet keys so no noise sold out on new egg) http://www.amazon.com/Razer-DeathStalker-Expert-Keyboar...

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April 11, 2013 7:32:37 AM

Hmmm, right then it all depends on what games you really will be playing so I will provide you with my favouite razer products for the right games

Mouse: Razer Naga (For Mmorpg)-Due to more macro buttons
Mouse: Razer deathadder (For Shooting games, and normal games)

Keyboard: Razer Blackwiddow (For Most Games)

Keyboard: Razer Lycosa (For most games)

Mousepad: Razer Goliathus (Cheap durable great mouse pad)

Mousepad: Razer Goliathus extended (The same as the one above just bigger)
April 12, 2013 9:00:13 AM

your about to seriously mug yourself if your buying all that razer stuff.
its all bells and whistles and will do nothing for your gaming.
the mice have build quality issues and the keyboards have something called a gaming matrix. which actually destroys the functionality of the rest of the keyboard that isnt part of the game key matrix. it does have up to 10 key anti ghost but in reality if your not using the gaming matrix keys your gonna be down to 2-3 key anti ghost.

there are much better bits of kit out there costing way less and will give your games a bump.
the deathadder is 1 of the few products razer make that is actually decent. mice like the lachesis, naga,mamba all have the same fault. the mmb goes off for no apparent reason. it just dies.. i opened mine up and everything was fine. no dry joints. or broken microswitches but the button just wouldnt work.

look at filco, thermaltake, and many others for way better value and performance.
April 12, 2013 6:11:58 PM

HEXiT said:
your about to seriously mug yourself if your buying all that razer stuff.
its all bells and whistles and will do nothing for your gaming.
the mice have build quality issues and the keyboards have something called a gaming matrix. which actually destroys the functionality of the rest of the keyboard that isnt part of the game key matrix. it does have up to 10 key anti ghost but in reality if your not using the gaming matrix keys your gonna be down to 2-3 key anti ghost.

there are much better bits of kit out there costing way less and will give your games a bump.
the deathadder is 1 of the few products razer make that is actually decent. mice like the lachesis, naga,mamba all have the same fault. the mmb goes off for no apparent reason. it just dies.. i opened mine up and everything was fine. no dry joints. or broken microswitches but the button just wouldnt work.

look at filco, thermaltake, and many others for way better value and performance.


I was about to say the deathadder really kicks ass. Im using mine right now, and it is such a big improvment from my old microsoft mouse. I ordered a razor mouse pad to match the theme, the keyboard is the only thing im unsure about. To say that razer products are all bells and wistles is not true. They are expensive, but they are good products..
April 12, 2013 6:38:55 PM

CS11 said:
Which RAZER keyboard, mouse, and mousepad would you recommend me for durability and performance?

BUDGET: $200


If the bolded is your concern, I'd suggest taking your $200 to another company.
April 12, 2013 7:48:32 PM

deathadder mouse, Logitech g510, goliathus gaming mouse mat fragged control edition standard size, and your set.

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April 13, 2013 2:53:53 PM
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guitargod213 said:
HEXiT said:
your about to seriously mug yourself if your buying all that razer stuff.
its all bells and whistles and will do nothing for your gaming.
the mice have build quality issues and the keyboards have something called a gaming matrix. which actually destroys the functionality of the rest of the keyboard that isnt part of the game key matrix. it does have up to 10 key anti ghost but in reality if your not using the gaming matrix keys your gonna be down to 2-3 key anti ghost.

there are much better bits of kit out there costing way less and will give your games a bump.
the deathadder is 1 of the few products razer make that is actually decent. mice like the lachesis, naga,mamba all have the same fault. the mmb goes off for no apparent reason. it just dies.. i opened mine up and everything was fine. no dry joints. or broken microswitches but the button just wouldnt work.

look at filco, thermaltake, and many others for way better value and performance.


I was about to say the deathadder really kicks ass. Im using mine right now, and it is such a big improvment from my old microsoft mouse. I ordered a razor mouse pad to match the theme, the keyboard is the only thing im unsure about. To say that razer products are all bells and wistles is not true. They are expensive, but they are good products..

thats the thing there not good products. they do have some good hardware but in reality most of it is just rubbish that breaks within a few months. i dunno about you but if i buy a £20 mouse that is gaming grade and it lasts 5 years before a button breaks i would expect at least the same lifespan from a mouse that costs 5 times that. what i dont expect is that i pay x5 times for a razor mouse then have to send it back after 6 months to have a button replaced or after 2 years for it to break completely.
not dogging on your choice of what is good but in reality corsair, steelseries, gigabyte, coolermaster, logitech, zowie, all make better cheaper mice.
the same plus a few others also make better keyboards.
honestly i dont blame you for thinking there good because they sell so much but in reality a lot of people aint that happy after 6 months when they buy razor. especially when they buy the blackwidow series keyboards and use something like a ducky or filco. they suddenly realize what good products are, compared to well advertised.
30 years of gaming has taught me a few things about what to buy and razor for the most part is a company i wont recommend because they really are all hype for the majority of there hardware..
April 13, 2013 2:59:18 PM

1 of there best adverts... RAZOR destructor mat... will improve your accuracey by 37% over other solutions...
i fell for it and got 1 at £25 i opend it and started using my lachesis on it only to be greeted with what felt like rubbing my mouse over sand paper. anyways i stopped using it after about 3 days and put it in the cupboard.
6 months later i bought the rat 7 contagion. a refreshed version of the rat 7. i pulled out my destructor and the rat acted like it was floating on air. pull out the lachesis and it again was like sand paper.
in this situation razors own products dont actually work well together. but for the rat7 its a perfect compliment.
April 13, 2013 6:44:36 PM

HEXiT said:
guitargod213 said:
HEXiT said:
your about to seriously mug yourself if your buying all that razer stuff.
its all bells and whistles and will do nothing for your gaming.
the mice have build quality issues and the keyboards have something called a gaming matrix. which actually destroys the functionality of the rest of the keyboard that isnt part of the game key matrix. it does have up to 10 key anti ghost but in reality if your not using the gaming matrix keys your gonna be down to 2-3 key anti ghost.

there are much better bits of kit out there costing way less and will give your games a bump.
the deathadder is 1 of the few products razer make that is actually decent. mice like the lachesis, naga,mamba all have the same fault. the mmb goes off for no apparent reason. it just dies.. i opened mine up and everything was fine. no dry joints. or broken microswitches but the button just wouldnt work.

look at filco, thermaltake, and many others for way better value and performance.


I was about to say the deathadder really kicks ass. Im using mine right now, and it is such a big improvment from my old microsoft mouse. I ordered a razor mouse pad to match the theme, the keyboard is the only thing im unsure about. To say that razer products are all bells and wistles is not true. They are expensive, but they are good products..

thats the thing there not good products. they do have some good hardware but in reality most of it is just rubbish that breaks within a few months. i dunno about you but if i buy a £20 mouse that is gaming grade and it lasts 5 years before a button breaks i would expect at least the same lifespan from a mouse that costs 5 times that. what i dont expect is that i pay x5 times for a razor mouse then have to send it back after 6 months to have a button replaced or after 2 years for it to break completely.
not dogging on your choice of what is good but in reality corsair, steelseries, gigabyte, coolermaster, logitech, zowie, all make better cheaper mice.
the same plus a few others also make better keyboards.
honestly i dont blame you for thinking there good because they sell so much but in reality a lot of people aint that happy after 6 months when they buy razor. especially when they buy the blackwidow series keyboards and use something like a ducky or filco. they suddenly realize what good products are, compared to well advertised.
30 years of gaming has taught me a few things about what to buy and razor for the most part is a company i wont recommend because they really are all hype for the majority of there hardware..


I have to agree with you. i was seriously considering going all out razer, but decided to just get the mouse and mouse pad from them. Although i absolutely love my deathadder mouse, which has been a huge improvement over my generic microsoft, i dont want to spend twice as much for green leds and a razer logo on a keyboard. The build quality and performance of the mouse is totally worth the 55 i payed for it, however ive only had it for about 2 1/2 weeks, so im unsure on durability. I agree with you completely on their hype, considering my mouse came with a page describing the razer cult they are really full of themselves lol. Anyway i dont feel scammed on my purchase, however after a little bit of research i would feel scammed if i spent 130 on a mediocre mechanical keyboard just because of the gaming label and fancy leds. I would also have to recommend Logitech (I have a 6 year old wireless mouse that i gave to my dad, and it still works flawlessly. It was 25$ and has 6 buttons) I have 2 Logitech keyboards, a 10 year old wired one that is slightly dirty but also works perfectly, and a newer wireless one that i use with my mac. Thinking back on it every single Logitech peripheral that i own has lasted till i wanted something different.. After reading razer reviews you really cant say the same
April 14, 2013 2:42:22 PM

I would highly recommend not getting a Razer keyboard, i've heard the build quality is terrible. For your keyboard I would say a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid or TK or a Corsair K60 or K90 would be great options. For your mouse a Deathadder would be great (its supposed to be one of razers only good products) but Logitech also makes quality stuff and I can personally attest for the Corsair M65. I personally use the K60 keyboard and M65 mouse and love them both.
April 14, 2013 3:38:11 PM

You should defnitely try Genius GX gaming gear, it's really cheap and of very good quality! I'm currently using the Imperator Keyboard and the virtual 7.1 headset, and between the 2 I sepnd like a hundred bucks. And I'm not disappointed at all. Nevertheless, I do have an old Razer Mamba, it's the old version, it's sturdier.
April 14, 2013 5:17:02 PM

bruniss said:
You should defnitely try Genius GX gaming gear, it's really cheap and of very good quality! I'm currently using the Imperator Keyboard and the virtual 7.1 headset, and between the 2 I sepnd like a hundred bucks. And I'm not disappointed at all. Nevertheless, I do have an old Razer Mamba, it's the old version, it's sturdier.



i checked the keyboard out and it looks sweet. I might get that instead of the logitech one i was looking at. however reviews say that the keys stick. Do yours? thanks
April 14, 2013 7:34:10 PM

guitargod213 said:
bruniss said:
You should defnitely try Genius GX gaming gear, it's really cheap and of very good quality! I'm currently using the Imperator Keyboard and the virtual 7.1 headset, and between the 2 I sepnd like a hundred bucks. And I'm not disappointed at all. Nevertheless, I do have an old Razer Mamba, it's the old version, it's sturdier.



i checked the keyboard out and it looks sweet. I might get that instead of the logitech one i was looking at. however reviews say that the keys stick. Do yours? thanks


Mine has never had any issues, although I know of some people that bang the keys very hard, maybe that's why theirs stuck. Also, the Caviamaus headset is very nice for gaming (not so much for music) and it can also vibrate, which is really nice for action games.
I also have the Genius SW 3000 which is a great 2.1 speaker and lemme tell ya, it works spectacularly. And it's only 80 bucks.
Between the keyboard and the headset you have about 100 bucks (130 if you get the pro version of the keyboard, that comes with LEDs, but it's kinda useless and it costs 30 bucks more). Add to that the 80ish of the speakers and you got yourself a nice set of peripherals for less than 200 bucks. I know that if you get all of those from Razer, Roccat, Steelseries or whichever other great brand, they'll probably work even more smoothly and feel better and maybe even last a bit longer. But those are OH so much more expensive. Don't get me wrong, I fucking love Razer, I wouldn't change my Mamba for anything. It fell to the ground like 20 times already and it hasn't even got a scratch. Mouse pad is also from Razer, and so is my wallpaper :D . But they are so expensive that I couldn't afford (nor will a I want to) a Razer peripheral set.

It's up to you of course, it'd be nice if you could find a store or someone who could you try them and see them for yourself.
Here you have a few links of some cool peripherals by Genius that are cheap and good:

http://www.amazon.com/Genius-GX-Gaming-SW-G2-1-3000-Dev...

http://www.amazon.com/Genius-GX-Gaming-DeathTaker-9-but...

http://www.amazon.com/Genius-Professional-Gaming-GX-Gam...

This one might interst you:
http://www.amazon.com/Genius-Imperator-GX-GAMING-KMH-10...
May 20, 2013 2:23:52 AM

bruniss said:
You should defnitely try Genius GX gaming gear, it's really cheap and of very good quality! I'm currently using the Imperator Keyboard and the virtual 7.1 headset, and between the 2 I sepnd like a hundred bucks. And I'm not disappointed at all. Nevertheless, I do have an old Razer Mamba, it's the old version, it's sturdier.

genus have been around for a long time and they sell may of there products under different badges. many webcams gineric mice and cheap headsets are made by them and branded with lables for other manufacturers.
there average price is 12-25 for a headset. 5-15 for a mouse and 5-15 for a keyboard.
they are functional but i wouldnt say they are good. they certainly wont last long as they tend to be badly designed and missing basic things like rubber bumpers where wires enter the preripherals. which means you will tend to break wires at the joins of cables or at the inline mic/volume controls.
so yeah if you cant afford high end or mid level for that matter you can do worse than genius.

May 20, 2013 6:11:48 AM

HEXiT said:
bruniss said:
You should defnitely try Genius GX gaming gear, it's really cheap and of very good quality! I'm currently using the Imperator Keyboard and the virtual 7.1 headset, and between the 2 I sepnd like a hundred bucks. And I'm not disappointed at all. Nevertheless, I do have an old Razer Mamba, it's the old version, it's sturdier.

genus have been around for a long time and they sell may of there products under different badges. many webcams gineric mice and cheap headsets are made by them and branded with lables for other manufacturers.
there average price is 12-25 for a headset. 5-15 for a mouse and 5-15 for a keyboard.
they are functional but i wouldnt say they are good. they certainly wont last long as they tend to be badly designed and missing basic things like rubber bumpers where wires enter the preripherals. which means you will tend to break wires at the joins of cables or at the inline mic/volume controls.
so yeah if you cant afford high end or mid level for that matter you can do worse than genius.



You are talking about the generic mice and headsets, but this the GX series, it's made for gaming. They are not generic at all. Check this website: http://www.geniusnet.com/wSite/np?ctNode=3603&mp=1
June 1, 2013 3:31:03 PM

i did look at them mate and they are pretty generic to me as far as functionality goes. there keyboards are very similar spec to the cyborg range and even look fairly similar but again they have cut a few corners to keep cost down. so while your rite in that they dont look gineric there internals are pretty much run of the mill with no outstanding features but for the money they are good enough.
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