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Well, my dirty Microsoft keyboard is probably on it's way out soon and so I'm looking for a new one.

I'm looking for something mechanical, I do a bit of gaming and spend a lot of time on forums too. I gather some MX Browns would be the best compromise between the two.

I'd prefer a full keyboard (Inc. numpad) and would like LED backlighting but not many mech keyboards have that so I'll not make that a requirement.

It also needs to be available in the UK too.

I'll spend what ever is needed really, but be sensible - I guess a £100 budget is about right.
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If you could go up to £114, you could get a Filco Majestouch from TheKeyboardCo.

Very helpful company, fast shipping, and the Rolls Royce of keyboards.

You might want to do some reading on mechanicals before you buy, though. I game a lot, and type a lot, and I actually prefer blues for both of those tasks.
    
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If you could go up to £114, you could get a Filco Majestouch from TheKeyboardCo.

Very helpful company, fast shipping, and the Rolls Royce of keyboards.

You might want to do some reading on mechanicals before you buy, though. I game a lot, and type a lot, and I actually prefer blues for both of those tasks.
Doesn't seem like a bad option actually.

I'm not sure if I could live with a loud click on the blues.

Blue or Brown - Which to choose.
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What about the OCN ducky keyboard?
    
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What about the OCN ducky keyboard?
I'd have to pay shipping to the UK - and if it broke I would have to ship it back.

If it even has a warranty.
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Did you wear yours out RAGING against Geordie Shaw? A mate up in Newcastle punched his keyboard in half after the rage got too much he looked like Evil Ryu for a week!
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I much prefer blues, but they are quite loud.

This is the sound of me typing on my Filco with blues with my mic on my desk, to the right of the keyboard, about 20CM away.

Wonderful for typing, but loud for gaming. I have no issue gaming with them, and I play semi-pro COD4.

    
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Did you wear yours out RAGING against Geordie Shaw? A mate up in Newcastle punched his keyboard in half after the rage got too much he looked like Evil Ryu for a week!
I refuse to watch that trash.

I wouldn't class myself as one of 'them' - as snobby as that sounds.
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