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Please help me find the "perfect" board for my sister.

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I built a computer for my Sister this last summer after she graduated. She has been using a POS keyboard with busted keys since we built it and I'd like to get her a proper keyboard for Christmas.

Here are the features I am looking for.

1. Multimedia controls. Preferably with a "knob" or "wheel" style volume control.
2. Some soft keys that can be configured to open apps or do other functions.
3. Must have full size (~2keys wide) backspace key.
4. Full size keyboard, no shrunken units.
5. Backlit would be sort of nice, if my sister is like me, she probably sits in front of her computer at night with the lights out.
6. Trying to keep the price under $50.
7. Wired is preferred. I try to avoid wireless input devices.

The only options I have found so far that sort of seem to fit the bill but don't quite pull it off all the way are these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823218003
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823184014
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126087

That $67 logitech looks like it might be worth breaking the bank for but I am disappointed that I can't seem to find any with proper volume "knobs." Seems like nobody makes them any more. I do like the nice pile of extra soft keys on the left of the board. I wonder if they could be configured to perform "tasks" in some of her pro apps.

Any other ideas?

Thanks,
Eric
     
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I like this one
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Hmmm, that's interesting, of the 3, I liked the lenovo the least. What about it do you think makes it the better board?
     
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Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
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FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
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A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
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FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
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