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As stated, I have $80 for a gaming keyboard. I was originally thinking about the Logitech G110 but I have heard a lot of things about the keys being too small and buttons being flimsy, so I want to see if there are any better options out there.

- Preferably volume controls
- Preferably backlit
- Preferably NOT mechanical (although by all means recommend mechanical ones as well)
- Must work well with FPS games

What would you guys recommend?
post #2 of 17
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- Preferably NOT mechanical
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I just got rid of my microsoft sidewinder x4. It was a nice keyboard for $50. Covers all your recommendations, although in my opinion the backlighting isnt strong enough, and appears pink if you have the lights on. It has a nice sturdy feel to it, but the keys are a shiny plastic so that might bother you...makes them look kinda cheap
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post #4 of 17
Go for mechanical, it's more then worth it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823166109
post #5 of 17
Weird, I have used my G110 since release and I find it to be just fine.

I did just replace it with a mechanical though. And I find it to be a lot easier on the fingers.
post #6 of 17
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What would you guys recommend?
Stay away from X6/X4

Get a g110 or an old reclusa
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Stay away from X6/X4

Get a g110 or an old reclusa
I've had my X6 for a year and a half and don't have any problems except I lost a key when I was cleaning it. That's not the keyboards fault though
    
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post #8 of 17
The Sidewinder x4 should offer what you are looking for.
Edited by EastCoast - 7/26/11 at 2:38pm
post #9 of 17
Get one of the steel series keyboards with that budget. Yes its mechanical, but honestly. Night and day difference. Volume adjustment isn't really a necessity and wont make or break you in FPS, and backlighting is a crutch. How often do you look at your keyboard while playing a FPS?
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Get one of the steel series keyboards with that budget. Yes its mechanical, but honestly. Night and day difference. Volume adjustment isn't really a necessity and wont make or break you in FPS, and backlighting is a crutch. How often do you look at your keyboard while playing a FPS?
Not really. I used a Razer Blackwidows for a week and by the end of the week I felt like slamming the keyboard into a wall. Very loud keys and extremely annoying feeling when pressing the keys down.

Also, I want back lighting because I always have my blinds completely closed with the lights off, so I want to be able to see my keys.
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