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Hello,

I have my G510 but people say that mechanical keyboards are better, I have no knowledge on mechanical keyboards what so ever (even though I could use google but you guys can explain it better).

Price really isn't an issue but I don't want to go over board you know.

Any recommendations you guys have based on experience and such would be greatly appreciated smile.gif

Thank you.
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Budget? Here's one that's considered by many to be a good starter board... unless you feel the price is too high. Let us know.
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Originally Posted by reaper~ View Post

Budget? Here's one that's considered by many to be a good starter board... unless you feel the price is too high. Let us know.

Its not to exspensive but aren't there ones with macros as well or numpads as well? like a razor or something?
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Sounds like you already know what you want. biggrin.gif Here's a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate for $85 shipped. It has Cherry MX blue switches which can be a little noisey for some when typing. Also you may want to check out Mech Keyboard Guide first to learn more about different switches. smile.gif
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Its not to exspensive but aren't there ones with macros as well or numpads as well? like a razor or something?

Razor is not the best product to buy. There are some satisfied customers out there, but I wouldn't recommend Razor boards. Plus, blue switches are hard to recommend for new mech users. They are noisy as the above poster said, and are overall the least likely switch used for gaming. With that said, I recommend either a Leopold board (non-back lit) in red switches which is good for typing and gaming. You can get those at Elitekeyboards.com. Or if you want something backlit, this Mionix is a better choice than the Razor, sold at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mionix-Zibal-60-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B004YZV1JQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321670130&sr=8-1

The negative to the Mionix to me is the board design (it's a bit bulky, and I didn't care for the plastic case material, it's the same board used by the popular WASD company so a lot of people have it), and most people don't have a problem with it. The back lit color is more of a yellow-green, almost yellow color. But, the black switches are good for gaming. They are extremely springy and just overall solid for gaming. But, typing with black switches can be tiresome for most (as most people prefer a lighter brown switch for typing). Brown switch being the most popular choice. Overall though, it's hard to say what you would like. Buying from Amazon will at least give you an easy RMA, and that's exactly what I did with the Mionix. I took it back, and went with a Topre board. But, the Mionix is decent if you are looking for a back lit board, and an original back lit color (besides the usual blue). Good luck!
Edited by Trueepower - 11/18/11 at 6:43pm
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I would just get a Leopold in mx red or mx brown as both of them are good switches for a first board. Usually, the mechanical keyboards made for gaming such as Razer is not really that good. You should just stick with those no frills mechanical keyboards.
post #7 of 7
Yup I would be wary of "gaming" branded mechanical keyboards. These boards are not exactly terrible, but somehow I still feel they are not as solid as boards from Filco, Leopold, Das etc with less bling. thumb.gif Also, I would stay away from the Razer Black Widow if I were you. It really is a hit and miss with these boards. Some people have no problem with theirs, but there are also plenty who have had problems. So unless you are prepared to RMA it you should look elsewhere.

Maybe you could state what you plan to use your keyboard the most for. Gaming and typing or just gaming alone? That would help people to make recommendations.
    
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