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post #1 of 15
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Hi guys,

So I'm building a desktop and all I need left is a keyboard Main purposes of this desktop will be for gaming/web browsing.

Games I will be playing include BF3, Skyrim, AC Revelations, Batman AC and a little bit of mmos ( I am going to try The Old Republic and Guild Wars 2).

I'm never had mechanical keys before, so I;m anxious to make the switch. I do not need macro keys, or media keys for that matter. USB ports and speaker/headphone plugs on the keyboard are nice, but not necessary. The same goes for backlit keys.

I specifically like the K60 because although it's not backlit, the rubberized keys make it easier to see the important keys for gaming/hold them down and the rollover/anti ghosting helps a bunch in case if I hit too many keys.

I really like the wrist rest for your left hand, and I trust the Corsair brand.

My budget limit is $120, do you guys have any other recommendations for me? Thanks!
post #2 of 15
http://www.elitekeyboards.com/produc...&pid=fc500rrab

full size, red switches, under 100. has NKRO with ps/2 adapter. great quality boards (i have 2 tenkeyless versions)
post #3 of 15
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I'm not sure on this one because has features I don't necessarily need but how is this?:
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64471

How much a difference does those rubberized red keys make? That's really the only main reason I want to buy the K60 (and since I can interchange them with regular keys)
post #4 of 15
That keyboard is hideous. If it has stuff you don't need, why would you buy it?

I gave you a similar version to the corsair (aside from the casing, I'd say better version since the corsair boards aren't even full mech).

Not sure if you purposely ignored my reply or what.
post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by waar View Post
http://www.elitekeyboards.com/produc...&pid=fc500rrab

full size, red switches, under 100. has NKRO with ps/2 adapter. great quality boards (i have 2 tenkeyless versions)
I'm not sure, I just saw an online review of it and it looked nice

I'm sorry, I didn't see your post. I'm no keyboard enthusiast, but I don't understand the hype of these. I was looking at the CM Quickfire and these types of keyboards just seem very basic to me. And the price just doesn't strike me that it is worth getting. I could be completely ignorant though.

I'm not trying to justify purchasing the Corsair, I'm merely saying why I like it:
-Rubberized WASD and 1-6 keys
-The wrist rest looks comfortable
-I don't mind the plain look of the keyboards like the one you listed, but I feel like they should much cheaper for their standard design. This one is plain but sleek, I like it.
-20 key rollover, I got big hands so the anti-ghosting and rollover helps in games.
- Half my components are Corsairs

I've never had mechanical before, so I really don't understand why people tell me not to get it because the top keys (which I rarely ever use) are not mechanical.
Edited by apav - 10/27/11 at 11:19pm
post #6 of 15
huh? from your original post, you said you don't need macros, media keys, usb hubs, audio pass through, no backlighting.

and that's what i gave you, along with cherry mx red switches.

the hype is that they are very well built keyboards, with excellent switches. they don't need looks to make up for anything.

but it looks like you care more about something that catches your eye.

again, they are great keyboards. well worth their price. EK has basically all switches (no clears in full size) to choose from. bedazzle it if you need it to be more eye catching.

16KRO over USB, more than enough you'll ever need. unless you're an octopus.

Quote:
-I don't mind the plain look of the keyboards like the one you listed, but I feel like they should much cheaper for their standard design
so you rather pay more for a half assed board?

eh, your money.
Edited by waar - 10/27/11 at 11:22pm
post #7 of 15
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Allow me to reiterate. I need basic features but I do not like the basic design. It's not a big deal, but it seems to me these keyboards should be $20-$30 less because they offer much less features and are still in the same price range as those more sohpisticated gaming keyboards.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by waar View Post
huh? from your original post, you said you don't need macros, media keys, usb hubs, audio pass through, no backlighting.

and that's what i gave you, along with cherry mx red switches.

the hype is that they are very well built keyboards, with excellent switches. they don't need looks to make up for anything.

but it looks like you care more about something that catches your eye.

again, they are great keyboards. well worth their price. EK has basically all switches (no clears in full size) to choose from. bedazzle it if you need it to be more eye catching.

16KRO over USB, more than enough you'll ever need. unless you're an octopus.


so you rather pay more for a half assed board?

eh, your money.
Would you honestly say the Corsair is "half-assed?" If you mean that if I still would pay for the Corsair despite it not being fully mechanical, yes. But for other keyboards, no not really. It isn't out yet, but I heard they might have a bad build quality. That's why I'm holding off, so I'm wondering what you mean by half assed.
post #9 of 15
yes, it is.

not going full mech over some stupid reason is half assing it.

and i have no idea what you're even saying after that.

but again, it's your money. if you want to spend it on a hybrid board.. that's on you. i was only giving you other options.
post #10 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by waar View Post
yes, it is.

not going full mech over some stupid reason is half assing it.

and i have no idea what you're even saying after that.

but again, it's your money. if you want to spend it on a hybrid board.. that's on you. i was only giving you other options.
And thank you for that I will give it another look now, but I guess the main reason I am so hooked with the Corsair is the rubberized keys. Backlights are not needed, but the red rubber tips help if I need to glance down for a second (for instance to see if I'm pressing the 2 key in the dark), and I'm not sure how the rubber is on your fingers.

Does that give a greasy look after a while? My Macbook Pro keyboard looks terribly greasy even though it's clean.
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