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Hi,

I'm looking for a gaming keyboard with the following characteristics:

1) Good key click quality / accuracy (I really like the mac keyboards accuracy, for example)
2) Programmable macro buttons (preferrably 4+)
3) Backlit is a plus...
4) Wired / no battery required

If you have any personal experience with your recommendation, please let me know what you like / don't like about it. Budget isn't too much of a concern.
post #2 of 17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-012-_-Product

Has everything you asked for.
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Originally Posted by Bamboozled View Post
Hi,

I'm looking for a gaming keyboard with the following characteristics:

1) Good key click quality / accuracy (I really like the mac keyboards accuracy, for example)
2) Programmable macro buttons (preferrably 4+)
3) Backlit is a plus...
4) Wired / no battery required

If you have any personal experience with your recommendation, please let me know what you like / don't like about it. Budget isn't too much of a concern.
That is way too broad to ask because it comes down to personal preference. Answer the following questions:
- Do you have a budget?
- Do you want a mechanical or rubber dome keyboard?
- If you want a mechanical do you want a tactile or linear switch?
- If you want a mechanical do you want a clicky or quiet switch?
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post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by turtleslikejohn View Post
Wow, that looks perfect. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
That is way too broad to ask because it comes down to personal preference. Answer the following questions:
- Do you have a budget?
- Do you want a mechanical or rubber dome keyboard?
- If you want a mechanical do you want a tactile or linear switch?
- If you want a mechanical do you want a clicky or quiet switch?
Don't really have too much of a budget. I think right around $150 would be my maximum, preferably spend less, though. I'd prefer a mechanical keyboard. I like tactile switch and am a bit indifferent between clicky vs silent. Probably more of a clicky guy though.
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Originally Posted by Bamboozled View Post
Wow, that looks perfect. Thanks!



Don't really have too much of a budget. I think right around $150 would be my maximum, preferably spend less, though. I'd prefer a mechanical keyboard. I like tactile switch and am a bit indifferent between clicky vs silent. Probably more of a clicky guy though.
In that case the Black Widow Ultimate would suit you well. It has the Cherry blues which are both tactile and clicky, 4 macro keys, and adjustable back lighting. The only issue I've heard from it is the location of the audio jacks may interfere with your mouse if you're right handed.
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black widow as mentioned
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
In that case the Black Widow Ultimate would suit you well. It has the Cherry blues which are both tactile and clicky, 4 macro keys, and adjustable back lighting. The only issue I've heard from it is the location of the audio jacks may interfere with your mouse if you're right handed.
Cool, thanks for the tip! I'll definitely look into it..

Edit: Looks like everyone's unanimous.
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I like my logitech g110, its probably not the best but it works for me. Its like 60 bucks, backlit between red and blue, and 12 progamble keys.
also has USB ports, onboard USB audio for headphones and mic and volume controlls.
    
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I'm still using a gen 1 Logitech G15 and I love it. More than enough macro keys and the LCD is useful for me since I'm always monitoring with Fraps/CoreTemp/MSI afterburner.
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post #10 of 17
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I like my logitech g110, its probably not the best but it works for me. Its like 60 bucks, backlit between red and blue, and 12 progamble keys.
also has USB ports, onboard USB audio for headphones and mic and volume controlls.
Cool.. I'm not one to rule Logitech out. I prefer Logitech mice over Razers, after all. Is the G110 the best Logitech available?

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I'm still using a gen 1 Logitech G15 and I love it. More than enough macro keys and the LCD is useful for me since I'm always monitoring with Fraps/CoreTemp/MSI afterburner.
Haha nice. How customizable is the LCD?
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