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post #1 of 9
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Hey,

I've looking to enter the realm of Mechanical Keyboards for the first time and I'm not sure what I should purchase.

Based on my research I figured the Cherry MX Brown would be best for me as I do a mixture of gaming (Mainly FPS and MMOs) and typing (Programming, forums, etc.) but I'm not too sure what keyboard I should get.

I live in the UK and I'm struggling to find a retailer in the UK (or EU that has a English language website and will ship to the UK) that has a good selection of keyboards available. I can import from the US but it would be as a last resort as I'll be hit with taxes when I import it.

Also the Realforce 103UB (http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=rf_se02b0) caught my eye but it would cost me $385 (+whatever the shipping company will charge me for the pleasure of charging me the VAT when it is imported) when you take into account shipping+VAT charged by HMRC. Is it worth it? Can I get this somewhere in the EU?

I don't have a budget as such but at the same time I'm not going to pay like $2000 for a keyboard so I'm looking for something that is reasonably priced for what I'm getting.

Thanks
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I am from the UK also. Here is my retailer of choice and they do have some nice keyboards for you to consider.
    
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I love my MX Blues.. <3

I mainly play FPS to, RTS, and some MMOs, works great for me!
 
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I got my Black Widow for 80 dollars and couldn't be happier. My 1st one as well

The stealth edition = MX browns so I would suggest that if your looking for a good but cheap (cheap as in price wise) mech keyboard.

http://store.razerzone.com/store/raz...ctID.235196400
Edited by Bboy500 - 10/9/11 at 3:21pm
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Bboy500 View Post
I got my Black Widow for 80 dollars and couldn't be happier. My 1st one as well

The stealth edition = MX browns so I would suggest that if your looking for a good but cheap (cheap as in price wise) mech keyboard.

http://store.razerzone.com/store/raz...ctID.235196400
sounds good price. I got mine at a little expensive price. But It really amazing stuff. Love it.
post #7 of 9
Yours is the ultimate tho, back lighting is what makes it more expensive. The 80 dollar one is the regular none backlit one.
post #8 of 9
You just need to order from www.keyboardco.com/ in order to get a Topre of your choice, and avoiding spending that crazy amount of money.
post #9 of 9
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Thanks for the advice. I was going to go ahead and purchase the Filco Majestouch-2 (mx brown) but it seems the keyboard company have run out of stock and won't get any more in til the 5th of december. I've found somewhere else that has a Filco Majestouch (not version 2). Is it worth waiting til the 5th to get the 2nd version or should I just order the original Filco Majestouch?
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