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I am in the market for a keyboard and mice. What is the best bang for the buck mice and Keyboard?

Mice:

Logitech G9x

Logitech MX 518

or

Razer Deathadder

Keyboard:

Sidewinderx4

or

Saitek Eclipse II

My budget for

Mice: $30-65
Keyboard $60

If you have any suggestions please please list them.

Thanks
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Buying a gaming keyboard is completely useless aside from the backlight. The key feel will at first be better than your previous keyboard because it's new, but in the end, it's not gonna feel any better than any regular keyboard, because it still uses the same technology. If you really want a good keyboard, look into mechanical ones, like the razer blackwidow or the steelseries 6gv2. The blackwidoe clicks when you press a key.

If you don't want to pay the price for a mechanical, you can just go ahead and buy the cheapest random logitech you can find, it's not gonna matter anyways. The only benefit of gaming keyboards is the backlight.

Though, I must say the sidewinder x4 is one of the best feeling rubber dome keyboards I have ever tried.
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Yah, im after the backlight hehe and of course durability/reliability.
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post #4 of 18
Gaming keyboards are not more durable than any regular keyboard. Quite often, the opposite.
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post #5 of 18
I assume they'll be mostly used for gaming?

If you finger grip and prefer smaller mice and/or have small hands, G9x.
Keyboard I won't comment because I prefer mech. keyboards only.
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I really dont know what mechanical keyboards are ;X
Edited by Mr_kewl - 5/27/11 at 12:29am
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post #7 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by calavera View Post
I assume they'll be mostly used for gaming?

small hands, G9x.
I have huge hands haha so maybe logitech or razer then?
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post #8 of 18
Pretty sure that a Mechanical KB is gonna cost more than $60. Pay attention guys as he does have a budget.
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Quote:
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I really dont know what mechanical keyboards are ;X
They are keyboards that use mechanical switches instead of rubber domes under the key. These keyboards are expensive usually, and the modern ones cost roughly 70-350 dollars. Most in the 80-120 range. There's a wide variety of differnt kinds of switches though, so you will have to try each one individually to know what they feel like. You can't judge them all based on one of them.

Razer blackwidow and steelseries 6gv2 are the most popular gamers mechanicals these days. However, it's still as good if it's not oriented towards gamers, so you could try and look into other sellers if you are actually interested.

EDIT: I know the budget, I just said its useless to buy a keyboard for gaming unless it's mechanical
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I will stick with the regular keyboards as I am a beginner, and Im running on a tight budget. I can see that mechanical keyboards are quite expensive.
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