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I am not looking for a mechanical gaming keyboard that has all the flashy crap that I never use, has bad build quality and is typically overpriced... no... I want a sturdy, well built, mechanical keyboard that holds up well in a gaming situation... I am coming from a Razer Arcosta and am looking for something of a more sturdy and tactile feel. I am going to be buying this from a computer market in Hong Kong, so I would like a list of several reasonably priced keyboards that meet my requirements... $100 (US) or less would be fantastic!
post #2 of 57
Ducky DK9008 should be around that price in China.

MX-Blue or MX-Brown switches would be good for you.


Do you have a specific size you want? (IE: Tenkeyless or Full sized?) Or some specific features?
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Ummm... no specific features... just as long as it gives fast response and feels good, that is all i really care about... If it were to maybe come with some extra caps so I can highlight the WASD keys, that would be cool, but no harm if it doesn't come with that... Also, a full-sized keyboard is preferable...

EDIT: I play a lot of competitive FPS and RTS if that makes a difference...
post #4 of 57
The DK9008 is a good option then.

Filco's would also be a good option, but I would avoid the Majestouch 2 as they tend to to make a "ping" noise. It seems rather common, though my M2 doesn't have this issue.

Here's a helpful link as to where to go and what's available.
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post #5 of 57
The Ducky Shine appears to be a good value, and should be worth waiting for.
post #6 of 57
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WOW!!! Thanks man! That website you linked me to is epic! It has all of the computer markets I go to in Hong Kong and it even has the electronics market listed from my city (Shenzhen) biggrin.gif... However, Hong Kong is so much easier to shop at because at the electronics market in my city, it is hard to find what you are looking for...

I will have to give some of the shops a ring to see if they stock the DK9008 when I get back home... Because the only reason I am going over to Hong Kong for the day is because I have already arranged to get my B2 board swapped out... And all of these places...

Various stores in Sham Shui Po:
Capial | 2361-3268 | No. 49,51,53,55&70, LG/F, Golden Computer Arcade, 146 Fuk Wah St.
Cosmic | 2720-1177 | No. 63-67, LG/F, Golden Computer Arcade, 146 Fuk Wah St.
One Stop Shop | 2728-3366 | No. 48, LG/F, Golden Computer Arcade, 146 Fuk Wah St .


Are in the same market that I need to get my board replaced at!
post #7 of 57
I'd skip the Ducky and get a Leopold. Or a Filco.

Better build quality.
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post #8 of 57
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Originally Posted by keyboardlover;14279883 
I'd skip the Ducky and get a Leopold. Or a Filco.

Better build quality.
He's in china, but you link him to Elite Keyboards (USA) ?

The Filco's are not built any better or worse than the Ducky's. That's just trollin.

The FC200R is "mushy" feeling according most when you get an MX-Brown switch because of the PCB mounted switches.
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post #9 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;14280656 
He's in china, but you link him to Elite Keyboards (USA) ?

The Filco's are not built any better or worse than the Ducky's. That's just trollin.

The FC200R is "mushy" feeling according most when you get an MX-Brown switch because of the PCB mounted switches.

I can hear ripster making his way over here...
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post #10 of 57
Why not just get it via Taobao?
If you are feeling adventurous, those Guangzhou old keyboards(I believe the Chinese call them YLJ keyboards) sellers have tons of Cherry's/Model M lying around for cheaps
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