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So my crap logitech wireless keyboard is finally starting to break. I'm in dire need for a new keyboard because this dynex one hurts my wrists when I type its that bad. >.> Price point will be ~$100.

If I get my Sennheiser PC 350s sold on here then my price will go up to around $130. Tenkeyless does not matter for me. It can be either or.
Edited by NguyenAdam - 5/27/11 at 8:27pm
    
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gaming? typing? p0rn surfing?

whats the board for?
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I'm not an expert on mechanical keyboards,and don't know what your really looking for but here's a starting point.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...sc=mechanical+
 
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post #4 of 51

Well you're in ear shot of one of the best Mechs you can get

Linear = Black
Tactile = Brown
Clicky = Blue

Also if you want to go a little cheaper you could pickup either a Leopold from Elitekeyboards or a Das with a student discount (assuming you're a student or know someone who is). Those are my 3 recommendation, also don't forget OCN has those nice Duckys through tankguys.com.
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IBM Model M or an old Compaq cherry brown are about the cheapest you can get for good quality. They are both WAY below your price point, but the Das with student discount or the Filco would both be worth shelling out for. If you have $100 for a keyboard then you can surely spend $20 more, and if you really can't, you probably shouldn't be buying something so superfluous with that money anyways.
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Would be used for gaming and casual typing.
    
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post #7 of 51
Blacks blow for typing I was say brown or red if you can find them.
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post #8 of 51
I wouldn't say that Blacks blow for typing, they're just not quite ideal as some other switches. I'd choose them over rubber domes, Black/Cream Alps, Red Cherry and possibly Browns as well.

I'm going to throw in a vote for the $80 Unicomp Spacesaver. A much better keyboard than ones being sold for nearly twice its price.
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Look at the top of this page. See the Duck? Give him some love.
If Ducky is hiding, you may know that OCN is or is going to be selling more Ducky keyboards. They are a good price/value in mechanical boards.
 
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Would be used for gaming and casual typing.
browns would be a safe start
blues if you play like rts and dont mind the clicks and good for typing
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