Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › Looking for a quiet keyboard
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Looking for a quiet keyboard

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I currently have a Microsoft Sidewinder X6, it's super noisy. I went to Best Buy and opened a few and tried a few, not sure what the models were, been a while, but they all were really noisy, the Logitech Illuminated was the only low profile wasn't very noisy, but the space bar was pretty loud. Just looking for some general suggestions, my best option I've found thus far is this, and I really don't want to resort to this, but it's not bad, very quiet and sleek in my opinion. http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en...-600/ANB-00001 Thanks in advance everyone.
post #2 of 11
If you like low profile, the razer lycosa is not noisy, at least, not imo. And it's super sleek.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 550BE O/C @ stock 3.1 Ghz Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 rev 2.0 Sapphire HD 5850 Extreme 1GB Patriot Viper 2x2GB DDR2 6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung SSD 830 128GB / WD Caviar Black 1TB sat... Sony Optiarc AD 7243S W7 x64 23" Samsung S23A700D 3D+120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa XFX Pro 650w Core Edition CM 690. 5x120mm fans: AC Ryan, Xigmatek, Enermax Logitech MX518 1800dpi 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries qck mini. Puretrak Stealth. 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 550BE O/C @ stock 3.1 Ghz Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 rev 2.0 Sapphire HD 5850 Extreme 1GB Patriot Viper 2x2GB DDR2 6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung SSD 830 128GB / WD Caviar Black 1TB sat... Sony Optiarc AD 7243S W7 x64 23" Samsung S23A700D 3D+120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa XFX Pro 650w Core Edition CM 690. 5x120mm fans: AC Ryan, Xigmatek, Enermax Logitech MX518 1800dpi 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries qck mini. Puretrak Stealth. 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
Get a filco with cherry mx blues, super quiet -__-
jk. why do you want a quiet keyboard? Just wondering. You could get one of those fold-up keyboards that have really squishy rubber domes. Would be horrendous to type on, but would probably be pretty quiet if you didn't bottom out hard.
Edited by feteru - 8/10/11 at 9:56pm
SG05
(15 items)
 
MBP :(
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k @stock ASRock Z77E-ITX EVGA GTX 670 2gb Samsung WondeRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD 840 250GB Samsung Slim DVD-RW Stock Cooler (for now) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS235T Das Keyboard Silverstone ST45SF Silverstone SG05 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Steelseries QcK Grado SR80i 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2.4 GHz C2D Apple logic board Geforce 320m 8gb 1067mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 Toshiba 250gb Matshita 24x Superdrive Mac OSX 10.6 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG IPS235T 1280x800 Ips display Das Keyboard 5476 Mah battery 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Unibody Apple Razer Deathadder 3500 Steelseries Qck Grado Sr80i 
  hide details  
Reply
SG05
(15 items)
 
MBP :(
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k @stock ASRock Z77E-ITX EVGA GTX 670 2gb Samsung WondeRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD 840 250GB Samsung Slim DVD-RW Stock Cooler (for now) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS235T Das Keyboard Silverstone ST45SF Silverstone SG05 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Steelseries QcK Grado SR80i 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2.4 GHz C2D Apple logic board Geforce 320m 8gb 1067mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 Toshiba 250gb Matshita 24x Superdrive Mac OSX 10.6 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG IPS235T 1280x800 Ips display Das Keyboard 5476 Mah battery 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Unibody Apple Razer Deathadder 3500 Steelseries Qck Grado Sr80i 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by feteru View Post
[EDIT]: here is a link to a sony one for only $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834992763
You linked a keyboard skin.
The Fortress
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 930 @ 4.0 GHz 1.28V Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB 850MHz Core, 4800MH... Kingston 6GB 1528MHz 7-7-7-20-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 1TB LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233Hbd 23" 1080p Logitech Illuminated Keyboard BFG GS-650 Silverstone FT01 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Molten Edition Cloth Pad Philips 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
The Fortress
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 930 @ 4.0 GHz 1.28V Gigabyte X58A-UD3R Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 1GB 850MHz Core, 4800MH... Kingston 6GB 1528MHz 7-7-7-20-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Black 1TB LG WH10LS30 10X Blu-ray Burner CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer X233Hbd 23" 1080p Logitech Illuminated Keyboard BFG GS-650 Silverstone FT01 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga Molten Edition Cloth Pad Philips 2.1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 11
whoops
thought that was actually a keyboard.
Derp
Edited
[EDIT]: here is an actual one that I was thinking of
http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CFcQ8gIwAg
Edited by feteru - 8/10/11 at 9:58pm
SG05
(15 items)
 
MBP :(
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k @stock ASRock Z77E-ITX EVGA GTX 670 2gb Samsung WondeRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD 840 250GB Samsung Slim DVD-RW Stock Cooler (for now) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS235T Das Keyboard Silverstone ST45SF Silverstone SG05 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Steelseries QcK Grado SR80i 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2.4 GHz C2D Apple logic board Geforce 320m 8gb 1067mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 Toshiba 250gb Matshita 24x Superdrive Mac OSX 10.6 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG IPS235T 1280x800 Ips display Das Keyboard 5476 Mah battery 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Unibody Apple Razer Deathadder 3500 Steelseries Qck Grado Sr80i 
  hide details  
Reply
SG05
(15 items)
 
MBP :(
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k @stock ASRock Z77E-ITX EVGA GTX 670 2gb Samsung WondeRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD 840 250GB Samsung Slim DVD-RW Stock Cooler (for now) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS235T Das Keyboard Silverstone ST45SF Silverstone SG05 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Steelseries QcK Grado SR80i 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2.4 GHz C2D Apple logic board Geforce 320m 8gb 1067mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 Toshiba 250gb Matshita 24x Superdrive Mac OSX 10.6 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG IPS235T 1280x800 Ips display Das Keyboard 5476 Mah battery 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Unibody Apple Razer Deathadder 3500 Steelseries Qck Grado Sr80i 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 11
DERP. LOL. A microsoft wired keyboard is very very quiet. and before people start saying im a cheap ass, its the best keyboard i have ever used for gaming. The keypress feel is satisfying(LOL IDK how to word things) and its very very quiet, unlike those noisy and clacky high profile keys. The the curve of the keys is nice. A little bit like those lenovo "chiclet" laptop keyboards. The logitech g110 is also very nice. But some people might not like the lighting on the keyboard.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
X6 1055T Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 Gigabyte HD6850 Gigabyte HD6850 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance LP White Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB + Spinpoint F3 1TB in RAID 0 Samsung SATA DVDRW Antec Kuhler 620 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x Bitfenix Spectre intake Gelid Wing 12 PL side panel 140mm Antec Twocool top exhaust Ubuntu 10.4 ,ArchLinux, Red Hat, Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cheapo Microsoft KB Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Antec 100 Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
Cheap fabric and rubber mousepad. 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
X6 1055T Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 Gigabyte HD6850 Gigabyte HD6850 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance LP White Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB + Spinpoint F3 1TB in RAID 0 Samsung SATA DVDRW Antec Kuhler 620 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
2x Bitfenix Spectre intake Gelid Wing 12 PL side panel 140mm Antec Twocool top exhaust Ubuntu 10.4 ,ArchLinux, Red Hat, Windows 7 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cheapo Microsoft KB Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Antec 100 Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
Cheap fabric and rubber mousepad. 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
Yeah. Go for the microsoft. Never used one, but definitely better than the one I linked.
SG05
(15 items)
 
MBP :(
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k @stock ASRock Z77E-ITX EVGA GTX 670 2gb Samsung WondeRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD 840 250GB Samsung Slim DVD-RW Stock Cooler (for now) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS235T Das Keyboard Silverstone ST45SF Silverstone SG05 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Steelseries QcK Grado SR80i 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2.4 GHz C2D Apple logic board Geforce 320m 8gb 1067mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 Toshiba 250gb Matshita 24x Superdrive Mac OSX 10.6 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG IPS235T 1280x800 Ips display Das Keyboard 5476 Mah battery 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Unibody Apple Razer Deathadder 3500 Steelseries Qck Grado Sr80i 
  hide details  
Reply
SG05
(15 items)
 
MBP :(
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k @stock ASRock Z77E-ITX EVGA GTX 670 2gb Samsung WondeRAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD 840 250GB Samsung Slim DVD-RW Stock Cooler (for now) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS235T Das Keyboard Silverstone ST45SF Silverstone SG05 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Steelseries QcK Grado SR80i 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2.4 GHz C2D Apple logic board Geforce 320m 8gb 1067mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial M4 Toshiba 250gb Matshita 24x Superdrive Mac OSX 10.6 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG IPS235T 1280x800 Ips display Das Keyboard 5476 Mah battery 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Unibody Apple Razer Deathadder 3500 Steelseries Qck Grado Sr80i 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 11
Anything with a MX-Black switches. Steelseries 6v2, 7, Thermaltake Meka G1,...vs vs
frankRIGstein
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700K @ 5.1Ghz 1.5v or 5.0Ghz 1.45v :( Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 ZOTAC GTX680 Samsung 2x4GB 2133Mhz 9-10-10-24-1T 1.53v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256GB + 2TB Caviar Green EK Supreme HF Black, XSPC 5870 WC Block, MCP655... Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit Asus 27" VK278Q 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP WR743AA S2331a 23" Philips 47" 47PFL8404H LCD with Ambilight Razer Blackwidow Ultimate + Thermaltake Meka G1 Corsair TX850 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM HAF X Razer Mamba + Razer Naga Molten Core Edition Razer Goliathus Control, Steelseries 4HD Asus Xonar Essence STX 
Audio
Roland Cakewalk MA-15D Studio Monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
frankRIGstein
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700K @ 5.1Ghz 1.5v or 5.0Ghz 1.45v :( Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 ZOTAC GTX680 Samsung 2x4GB 2133Mhz 9-10-10-24-1T 1.53v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256GB + 2TB Caviar Green EK Supreme HF Black, XSPC 5870 WC Block, MCP655... Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit Asus 27" VK278Q 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP WR743AA S2331a 23" Philips 47" 47PFL8404H LCD with Ambilight Razer Blackwidow Ultimate + Thermaltake Meka G1 Corsair TX850 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM HAF X Razer Mamba + Razer Naga Molten Core Edition Razer Goliathus Control, Steelseries 4HD Asus Xonar Essence STX 
Audio
Roland Cakewalk MA-15D Studio Monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 11
You mean cherry BROWN switches?
post #10 of 11
Oops, sorry... I know Meka G1 is black and silent but i might have been mistaking about Steelseries 6v2 and 7...
frankRIGstein
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700K @ 5.1Ghz 1.5v or 5.0Ghz 1.45v :( Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 ZOTAC GTX680 Samsung 2x4GB 2133Mhz 9-10-10-24-1T 1.53v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256GB + 2TB Caviar Green EK Supreme HF Black, XSPC 5870 WC Block, MCP655... Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit Asus 27" VK278Q 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP WR743AA S2331a 23" Philips 47" 47PFL8404H LCD with Ambilight Razer Blackwidow Ultimate + Thermaltake Meka G1 Corsair TX850 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM HAF X Razer Mamba + Razer Naga Molten Core Edition Razer Goliathus Control, Steelseries 4HD Asus Xonar Essence STX 
Audio
Roland Cakewalk MA-15D Studio Monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
frankRIGstein
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2700K @ 5.1Ghz 1.5v or 5.0Ghz 1.45v :( Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z/GEN3 ZOTAC GTX680 Samsung 2x4GB 2133Mhz 9-10-10-24-1T 1.53v 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 256GB + 2TB Caviar Green EK Supreme HF Black, XSPC 5870 WC Block, MCP655... Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit Asus 27" VK278Q 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
HP WR743AA S2331a 23" Philips 47" 47PFL8404H LCD with Ambilight Razer Blackwidow Ultimate + Thermaltake Meka G1 Corsair TX850 850W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
CM HAF X Razer Mamba + Razer Naga Molten Core Edition Razer Goliathus Control, Steelseries 4HD Asus Xonar Essence STX 
Audio
Roland Cakewalk MA-15D Studio Monitors 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Keyboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › Looking for a quiet keyboard