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Is it worth getting a mechanical keyboard if I'm going to use it not often?

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Hi forum,

Topic says all really. I am building a gaming rig and right now the last thing I need is a keyboard. I'm just torn whether I should sink $150 into a mechanical keyboard that will be used maybe 5 months of the year.

I go to college cross country so I would only be home to use it during breaks/summer. I hear they are vastly superior to rubber domes and more comfortable, so I would like to know if they are worthwhile to invest into for gaming.

I know this is personal preference above all else, but if you were only able to use it 5 months every year, would you pay $150 for a good mechanical over a $50 cheap gaming keyboard?
post #2 of 19
I personally wouldn't consider it worth it if you're not going to use it full-time. The only reason I got mine was because I'm a CS major/coder and I'm on the computer a lot of the time.
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post #3 of 19
If money is tight then I wouldn't bother with it especially since you will only use it for 5 months out of the year. Plus if you've never used one before you won't know what you are missing.

I've used basically every kind of keyboard but mechanical and to tell you the truth I'm happiest with an el cheap $20 microsoft generic media keyboard.
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If you have the cash to spend, then yes, I would definitely consider it worth the cost. As an FYI, you can get a high quality mechanical for much less than $150, you can get Leopolds and CM Storms for $100 to $110.
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I don't use mine much but I absolutely love it. One of the best purchases I have made thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by HWI View Post

If you have the cash to spend, then yes, I would definitely consider it worth the cost. As an FYI, you can get a high quality mechanical for much less than $150, you can get Leopolds and CM Storms for $100 to $110.

Is the CM Quickfire even out yet? I can't find it anywhere.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HWI View Post

If you have the cash to spend, then yes, I would definitely consider it worth the cost. As an FYI, you can get a high quality mechanical for much less than $150, you can get Leopolds and CM Storms for $100 to $110.

Is the CM Quickfire even out yet? I can't find it anywhere.
In Asia it is, you can buy from PCHome, they ship internationally.
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by HWI View Post

In Asia it is, you can buy from PCHome, they ship internationally.

Heh, shipping costs must be expensive then. I heard it's a good board. I was also looking into backlighting, but I feel like I may or may not need that feature.
post #9 of 19
What is a mechanical keyboard?
post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mercyflush64 View Post

What is a mechanical keyboard?

Check out the guide dude.

And TS, if I wanted to save money, I wouldn't get a mechanical since it won't be used full-time, and the point of a mechanical is so that it will take heavy full-time usage and still last. But as HWI said, if you have the money, go ahead. You will find it a very worthwhile investment.
    
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