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I'm using the Z-Merc at the moment and while I am happy with it, it's starting to go. I play pretty much anything and everything.

This is what I'm using now. I'd like to trade the the keys on the left for Macro keys. Before this, I used the original incarnation of the G15 with the 18 macro buttons. I have ~$100 to spend and I'd like to keep it cheaper if possible. Any suggestions?
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what features do you need?backlit?macro keys?do you prefer it mechanical?
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what features do you need?backlit?macro keys?do you prefer it mechanical?
I want macro keys and backlighting would be nice. I've been looking at the Sidewinder x6. It's really doesn't need to be mechanical. I'm just trying to keep things cheapish.
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http://www.zowiegear.com/products?pa...&category_id=7

I bought one of these about 6 months ago, it's definately a great product. It feels solid, it doesn't use cheap brackets to hold it up. I was looking at the steel series mechanical keyboards for a long time and i was turned off by small backspace key, i saw julyzerg using this on Gomtv, and i've been happy ever since. I also use the computer for long periods of time, and find that typing is a breeze on this keyboard. The only downside is that the key print will start to fade, i was aware of this before i bought it though. It uses cherry mx brown switches if you're familiar with the mechanical keyboard terminology. You can also turn the windows key into a CTRL key. Definately a good buy, and i would buy again in a heartbeat.
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http://www.zowiegear.com/products?pa...&category_id=7

I bought one of these about 6 months ago, it's definately a great product. It feels solid, it doesn't use cheap brackets to hold it up. I was looking at the steel series mechanical keyboards for a long time and i was turned off by small backspace key, i saw julyzerg using this on Gomtv, and i've been happy ever since. I also use the computer for long periods of time, and find that typing is a breeze on this keyboard. The only downside is that the key print will start to fade, i was aware of this before i bought it though. It uses cherry mx brown switches if you're familiar with the mechanical keyboard terminology. You can also turn the windows key into a CTRL key. Definately a good buy, and i would buy again in a heartbeat.
It's a tad bit over my budget however tempting it is
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I would buy the steel series board for $70 dollars at their website using this coupon: Discount Code: "QC2011"

That is an excellent value.
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