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All input appreciated/repped. Thanks! For gaming, writing, etc. Backlit preferred, not required.

Don't want to spend more than 50 bucks...

I have the logitech illuminated ultra-thin and I know it goes on sale pretty frequently....


saw that Saitek 2 was around that price? What's the difference between 2 and 3?
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If you're looking at a mechanical, a used IBM Model M.
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If you're looking at a mechanical, a used IBM Model M.
was going to say that
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All input appreciated/repped. Thanks! For gaming, writing, etc. Backlit preferred, not required.

Don't want to spend more than 50 bucks...

I have the logitech illuminated ultra-thin and I know it goes on sale pretty frequently....


saw that Saitek 2 was around that price? What's the difference between 2 and 3?
What's wrong with your illuminated?
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post #5 of 31
IMO the Logitech Illuminated is a really good keyboard. It's easy to type on and I'm much more used to scissor style switches than I am to mechanical. I gave the MX Blues on the Razer Blackwidow for a week and didn't like them.
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post #6 of 31
They all are mechanical and have different feels to them but with your pricerange you could get 2 to try them out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/TG3-Data911-Back...#ht_917wt_1139

http://cgi.ebay.com/Compaq-Rack-Moun...ht_2914wt_1139

http://cgi.ebay.com/Focus-2001-KEYBO...ht_1137wt_1139
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post #7 of 31
the saitek keyboard is looks good at first, but overtime, them letterings wear off.

I say if you like the logitech illuminated ultra-thin, you should get another way when a deal pops up. Other illiuminated keyboard that you could get would be the G15v2, prolly a refurb from those ebay stores with regards to pricing.
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post #8 of 31
^ all of my friends that own the saitek eclipse boards have their letters wear off too
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post #9 of 31
Thread Starter 
thanks for the news of the saitek, will keep that in mind. Illuminated is great, building computer for friend that doesn't want to spend 75 on a keyboard though. Also, the quieter, the better
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OCZ Vertex2 Extended 120, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LITEON 24x Internal DVD/CD Writer Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit 
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Samsung XL2370 LED Filco Ninja Majestouch 2 Brown Keys, IBM Model M XFX 750W Black Edition HAF 932 Black Edition 
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post #10 of 31
http://www.xoxide.com/saitek-ii-ecli...-keyboard.html - Really nice looking $50
http://www.xoxide.com/razer-arctosa-...ard-black.html Nice looking and comfortable/ no backlighting though.
http://www.xoxide.com/keyboards.html A bigger selection!
    
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