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So, I used to have the original G15 with the left hand macro keys. LOVED that keyboard. I dont have it anymore. I need a new keyboard.

I am seeing good reviews about the Merc. What do you guys think? My budget is right around $75 to $100 at the most. I can get a newegg recertified Merc for $60.

What do you guys think? I DONT have to have the macro keys, but they sure would be nice.
post #2 of 8
The MERC has awful ghosting problems. I wouldn't recommend it.

I'd recommend getting a Sidewinder x4 if you need Macro Keys & Backlighting on a budget.
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Now, if I didnt need either, but wanted a good gaming keyboard, but couldnt kill my budget, would you still recommend the X4?
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Now, if I didnt need either, but wanted a good gaming keyboard, but couldnt kill my budget, would you still recommend the X4?
I'd actually suggest going for a mechanical board. As Cherry MX-Browns can be had for $80 and they'll feel superior to your standard dome keyboard in most regards.

On the other hand, you don't get most of the features you would with some of those rubber dome keyboards.
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post #5 of 8
I recommend QSENN DT-35's that you can get from ebay.
These keyboards are among the best rubber dome keyboards out there if you don't need all the fancy backlighting and macro bs.

Edit: Oh and there's also GP-K5000 from QSENN as well. DT-35 and GP-K5000 are similar in price. Just pick one with your favorite design. You can't go wrong with them.
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I recommend QSENN DT-35's that you can get from ebay.
These keyboards are among the best rubber dome keyboards out there if you don't need all the fancy backlighting and macro bs.
Amazon had them for $35 with Free Shipping.

The only downside is they have the Big Asian enter key; so the layout is a bit "Funky."
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What about the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate?
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What about the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate?
The board has poor build quality and razer's quality check isn't really up to part.

Many users have noticed a mix of Upper Case & lower case letters on boards. Instead of a unified design.
There's also been issues with the LED's dying off early in the life of the board.
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