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post #11 of 19
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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.

Only $10 to the states. I have one with reds and it was $110 shipped.
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post #12 of 19
Great review. Now that I read it I feel that sponge feeling when I press my G15 keys. Sounds like the old IBM keyboards of years ago. The kind you could hear clicking three houses away and heavy enough to knock out a bear if you swung it at one.
post #13 of 19
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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?

If you're not gonna use it that much then you shouldn't invest in a $150 keyboard. Like HWI said, get a cheaper one used from Classifieds section or something (link).

But I can tell you one thing, it was like a religious experience for me coming from rubberdome to a mechanical keyboard. lol
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post #14 of 19
Restating, if you won't use it much and you don't have money to burn, consider a cheaper one. However, everyone that sits at my desk and uses my mechanical invariably says "Wow, your keyboard feels awesome." In my opinion, typing is less fatiguing, more accurate and just more fun on a mechanical.

Also, you can take your mechanical keyboard with you to school.
    
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post #15 of 19
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hmm, so this looks cheap and could hold me over the holidays until maybe I decide to get a mechanical keyboard next year:

http://deals.woot.com/sellout

It's not mechanical but since I've never had mechanical it'll do for now I guess.
post #16 of 19
I would personally get a $10 OEM garbage keyboard if I planned on replacing it within a short time.

No need to spend $60 on a stop gap, but that is just me. When my keyboard died, I used a 10 year old PS2 keyboard until I decided on my Filco.
    
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post #17 of 19
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Thanks! Yea I think I'm going to end up getting either a CM Quickfire or a Corsair K60. I'm just gonna hold off until they come to the states.
post #18 of 19
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OR my other option is to get a keyboard now like the Razer BlackWidow Stealth Ultimate or TT Esports Meka G-Unit
post #19 of 19
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OR my other option is to get a keyboard now like the Razer BlackWidow Stealth Ultimate or TT Esports Meka G-Unit

I would stay away from "gaming" branded keyboards and such. I still feel that Filco, Leopold, Das etc provide more solid and reliable boards.
    
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