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post #1 of 16
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Recently came into a moderate cash infusion $200, and want to know which of these you guys think would make the biggest impact (gaming, typing (essays), web browsing, music)

G15 -> (just to go mechanical) DAS keyboard Ultimate


Logitech Performance MX mouse 1600 DPI -> R.A.T 9
Alesis m1 active Mk2 studio speakers -> add a sub
Keyboard's LEDs do not work, macro buttons pretty useless
Mouse doesnt seem to be very sensitive (Very comfortable though)
Speakers have adequate but not great bass response.

Opinions?
post #2 of 16
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=fc200rtab

Why not get that, and a new mouse?
post #3 of 16
I'd go with the speakers. I could bare typing on a rubber dome keyboard, but I absolutely cannot stand bad sounding music.
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Id like to go wireless for the mouse, the amount of cables and clutter that lead to my computer would be hazardous to have a cable being jerked around in.

Also, aesthetically, the DAS kills then tenkeyless, though it definatley looks like a solid design functionality-wise.
+Rep for suggestions though
post #5 of 16
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My speakers are pretty good, its just the low down response. Ive never had a sub before, does it make that big of a difference? Main music is classical. Also, games.
post #6 of 16
Mechanical keyboard, hands down. If you're a massive typer (and finicky about that sort of thing) like me, dude. It will change your life. That plus a new mouse.

But masterchief already beat me to it.
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post #7 of 16
A proper subwoofer really is pretty fun and is worth it, if you can turn it up
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post #8 of 16
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Its all new to me.
Mechanical
High DPI
Bass response.

Never had any of them before.
I think i will opt for the mouse or keyboard, just because i can still shake the house with my speakers, just not explode it.
Do you guys think 1600 DPI is enough for FPS gaming, or do mechanical keyboards really change your life (Like i've heard)
Also, opinions on the Razer Blackwidow vs the DAS. Its really inexpensive for a mechanical keyboard, have you heard of any issues with shoddy build quality?
Lastly, G700 vs R.A.T 9?
Sorry about all the questions, I am moderatley obsessed with finding deals and bargains.
Edited by pangolinman - 4/26/11 at 11:32pm
post #9 of 16
I've heard that the RATs have tracking issues (at least v7, not sure about 9) and aren't terribly comfortable or reliable. Cool as all get-out, though.

I have 1800 dpi on my Mx518, and it's more than enough for me. I do enjoy the on-the-fly dpi changing, I recommend that.

And yeah, if you type a lot of things, you'll be happy. For gaming, I think it's kind of a matter of personal preference, but I'm writing a book and there's just no comparison. I write at home on my cyborg (which I love) but at work my buddy's letting me use one of his pure mechanical contraptions. No characters/lettering on the keys. It's boss. As soon as I can cough up a hundred bucks for one, I'm in.
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post #10 of 16
New keyboard...typing on a mech is a completely new experience...and it is a positive one It's like the paradise for your fingers...+ u get that nice cliky sound...so soothing
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