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Need a capable gaming rubber dome to hold me over for 4-5 months

post #1 of 7
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So ive been sitting around waiting for a good mech to come out, and I am looking at either:

---- Ducky Shine
or
---- CM storm Trigger

Problem is both wont be out for a good while longer, and truth be told...the mechanical keyboard market is very weak in terms of Quality Control and distribution, not to mention the prices are way too inflated. So current available mechs are NOT an option for me.

I need a 40-50ish dollar kb to last me a good 4-6 months while the mechs that i want are released.

1) I need gaming acceptable nkro...meaning 4-5 nkro will do fine...as long as i can do cntrl w r, or shift w space, i need to be covered.
2) I need the typing feel to be the best it can be for this price range...and we all know some gaming keyboards absolutely suck in keystroke feel.

I am confused about what to get exactly...

$38 ---- Saitek Cyborg V 5
$47 ---- Saitek Cyborg V 7
$44 ---- Microsoft Sidewinder X4
$38 ---- Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for Business (or is retail version better?)


How does the ms natural ergo 4000 stack up against the gaming keyboards? The x4 has a large nkro, but at the same time awkwardly small keys...while the cyborgs only have gaming optimized matrixes, meaning only wasd area and arrows are nkro, while the rest is not. How does the Logitech G110 compare to these?

My biggest concern is getting a cyborg or sidewinder, and having it suck compared to a natural ergo 4000. I want some level of good typing feel without giving up the little bit of nkro that i need for pc gaming.

How does the typing feel on these boards I have listed? Is the natural ergo 4000 typing much better than the others? Is there really a difference in the rubber domes?

Tell me what keyboard to buy for 35-50ish bucks to hold me over till the mechanicals arrive please...

PS: the reason i need a new board immediately, is my old rubber domes have really bad ghosting, even with stuff like cntrl w r or shift w space.
Edited by Spitfire6000 - 8/22/11 at 5:29am
post #2 of 7
Honestly if you just need one to keep you going intill you get a Mechanical one just get the cheapest keyboard you can find. I have the cyborg V5 and the keys are squeaky and the space bar is kinda stiff. I Went back to using my Dell L100 keyboard which cost me £2 and works just aswell in games.
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Originally Posted by Lee79;14672366 
Honestly if you just need one to keep you going intill you get a Mechanical one just get the cheapest keyboard you can find. I have the cyborg V5 and the keys are squeaky and the space bar is kinda stiff. I Went back to using my Dell L100 keyboard which cost me £2 works just aswell in games.

Can you perform all tasks in a FPS just fine on that board? Even my logitech illuminated keyboard that cost 80 bucks would not do SHIFT W SPACE at the same time, which was ridiculous. I had to return it for that reason.

I don't care about backlighting at all actually...
All that matters to me here is functionality and typing feel...so with that in mind do you think the MS natural ergo 4000 is a good buy?

Is this keyboard:
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-920-002478-Keyboard-K120/dp/B003ELVLKU/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top"]Amazon.com: Logitech Keyboard K120: Electronics[/ame]
Just as good as the microsoft ergo 4000s?
post #4 of 7
I don't see the need to spend that much money on a rubber dome when you're going to be replacing it anyways.
post #5 of 7
Just buy a $5 Dell keyboard off Ebay to hold you over. I'd recommend the KB-1421 - good board with decent stabilization on the longer keys.
post #6 of 7
I third what has been said above me, just get the cheapest one you can deal with until replaced. Go to the different stores around to get a feel for them. Then order wherever is cheapest. Unless you find a cheapy at the store.

Also, dont forget to check thrift shops around your area. If found some old IBM keyboards in the ones around me. They werent "M" models. But make great backups.

Hell, I just had a old Gateway keyboard finally die on me, it was from 1999.

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post #7 of 7
I fourth that. Buy the cheapest so you can save up for the mech board. I disagree with you on the inflated prices for mech boards. It takes some costs to make a mech board starting with the switches which are near a dollar a piece from Cherry (not a dollar, but still they add up). Some are very over-priced though. Just save up, and wait.
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