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Alrighty everybody!

Time to help me choose a good keyboard for mainly gaming.

requirements are mechanical. I know there are a couple different kinds of switches, and different costs. I know I want a keyboard without the 10-key on the side. My price limit is 250 for the keyboard

let the suggestions fly! links too if possible. thanks
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http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=fc500rrab

Leopold Linear Touch 10 keyless with Cherry Red MX switches. $109 with free key puller
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post #3 of 13
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Alrighty everybody!

Time to help me choose a good keyboard for mainly gaming.

requirements are mechanical. I know there are a couple different kinds of switches, and different costs. I know I want a keyboard without the 10-key on the side. My price limit is 250 for the keyboard

let the suggestions fly! links too if possible. thanks
My vote is for Filco. I have two and can attest to their superb build quality. You can get a tenkeyless version on Amazon for about $140.
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I like my Deck 82 Ice. $119 + shipping. Great for gaming.

http://www.deckkeyboards.com/product...products_id=30
Edited by PrimeBurn - 10/16/11 at 4:59pm
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by cmdrdredd View Post
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=fc500rrab

Leopold Linear Touch 10 keyless with Cherry Red MX switches. $109 with free key puller
I agree, plus theirs a huge selection of Leopold keyboards and the white one comes out soon...
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I just got my Leopold Tenkeyless Otaku with Cherry Browns yesterday and this thing is SWEET... but if you are going strictly for gaming, most people will say Black or Red switches.

I do a lot of typing, so I prefer the Browns (and would even go for Blues if they didnt bug my wife so much).

Elitekeyboards.com is where you can find one, but I scored mine from geekhack.org for $80 shipped.
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post #7 of 13
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I would REALLY like to get the Ducky OCN one.... looks like they are out of stock though
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I have the Leopold full size with Cherry MX Blues. I find it perfectly acceptable for gaming. Nobody is bothered by the click and it's absolutely wonderful to type on. Only thing better would be Browns. Maybe I'd like Reds better for gaming who knows. I must say though that what I have is excellent. Feels solid too.

Originally ordered red switches but received Blues through error. Gave it a try and like it enough to keep it.
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Leo tenkeyless black with cherry mx black switches Laventer wasd keys ordered also!


Thanks guys!
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post #10 of 13
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Leo tenkeyless black with cherry mx black switches Laventer wasd keys ordered also!


Thanks guys!
you will not be disappointed with the quality of Leopold. congrats on a fine purchase.
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