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This is my dream keyboard, and I'm looking for some input on how close I can get to it in reality.

Around $100 or less
Mechanical
Backlit
10 Key
MX Browns are preferred, though I'm willing to switch them out if that's possible. (if it is, where can I find them for sale)
I need to be able to press W, D/S and Spacebar simultaneously. I can't do that with the Dell keyboard I'm using. More rollover is always welcome but this is the main thing that irritates me.

Anyways, is it possible? I'm not too worried about quality because anything is better than what I have, and I'm up for second hand. The one that I've found so far is an Xarmor U9BL-S but it's about $50 over budget. Any alternatives?
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post #2 of 10
None.

Backlit comes with a price expecially on mechanical keyboards where every single switch come with its own led. Your only hope is to find a sale but that would probably happen only for the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate (and you need the stealth one to get MX brown) or the Xarmor.

Probably the cheaper backlit keyboard that will get to the market soon is the Corsair K90 (which have MX red) but still it will be over your budget (125$/130$) and won't be fully mechanical

Other mechanical backlit keyboards include:

Ducky shine
Deck legend

which cost 150$>

and that is pretty much all the market have you to offer except one or two backlit tenkeyless.
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by un1b4ll View Post

This is my dream keyboard, and I'm looking for some input on how close I can get to it in reality.

Around $100 or less
Mechanical
Backlit
10 Key
MX Browns are preferred, though I'm willing to switch them out if that's possible. (if it is, where can I find them for sale)
I need to be able to press W, D/S and Spacebar simultaneously. I can't do that with the Dell keyboard I'm using. More rollover is always welcome but this is the main thing that irritates me.

Anyways, is it possible? I'm not too worried about quality because anything is better than what I have, and I'm up for second hand. The one that I've found so far is an Xarmor U9BL-S but it's about $50 over budget. Any alternatives?

The Xarmor U9BL-S is out of production I think so you may not be able to get it or what type of warranty would be in place.
I'd look for one used, maybe that could be close to your price.
However, I've read some complaints on the special keys like Enter, being a bit off as well as issues with backlighting failing.

But if you went with the black widow or just added a Nostromo or saitek claw to your setup, you could just macro those keys I think.
That really would be the cheapest route, as I think sales put them at $60 and they are backlit.
I guess that's where I get confused because if you can do macros, you don't really need NKRO.

The other thing to consider is that mechanical is an upselling point and unless you've tried them and are set on it, a regular old X4 or something similar might work for much less money and still feel better than this Dell you have.
Edited by P3c4h2 - 12/18/11 at 1:19pm
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post #4 of 10
10 key? u mean as in with the number pad?

you can get the razer black widow ultimate if its ten key like what you want
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post #5 of 10
There's also the Mionix Zibal, but it's also over $100.
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Yeah the number pad is what I was referring to with 10key, my bad. And the Zibal would be excellent if it just wasn't green frown.gif I've got a whole load of blue and red going on... I think green would make my desk look like a christmas decoration. I know, dumbest reason ever especially for a beggar like me, but I am thinking if I'm going to get one I might just have to take the plunge for quite a bit more than my budget allowed for. I read more about that xarmor and it sounds pretty unrefined in regards to not remembering lighting settings and the like. I think the Razer Black Widow Ultimate will be my ticket. Thanks for the help all!
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Ducky Shine (available with MX-browns, MX-blues, MX-blacks, MX-reds)
Black Widow Ultimate Stealth edition (stealth = MX-browns, non-stealth = MX-blues)
MIonix Zibal 60 (MX-black switches)
Deck Legend (MX-blacks or MX-clears)
     
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post #8 of 10
Actually the Xarmour should still on the market but under another brand, Qpad which shold be their european counterpart.

Another thing you have to mind is that Blackwidow Ultimate is not 6KRO while the Stealth edition have this capability
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black widow ultimate
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post #10 of 10
black widow(mechanical) non backlit is 79 or 89 i think
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