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Hello folks. I'm interested in purchasing a mechanical keyboard for my upcoming gaming build. I've heard that MX Reds and Blacks are good for gaming. i was wondering if you guys had some input on which board would be the best choice for me. I know the Steelseries boards are readily available in the USA. I was also looking at WASD keyboards (how is the build quality on WASD boards) because of the amount of options. Filcos and Duckys are a bit harder to find from what I hear but everyone seems to like them. Finally, will using a USB board with a PS2 adapter affect the rollover functions or would it be better to go for native PS2? Thanks for any advice.
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Everybody's got their opinion. Most people overwhelmingly choose cherry Blue as their favorite; Brown if you like to keep it slightly quieter. And if you're building a gaming pc, just get a blackwidow and call it a day. Or if you're looking for a steelseries, just buy my ducky 1008. looks and feels exactly the same even less pricey compared to the steelseries
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Wasd keyboards have really good build quality but tend to be relatively expensive (when compared to razer or steelseries). I'd go for a rosewill keyboard because the build quality is comparable to a filco but costs far less.Also, Ps2 adapters allow you to use n-key rollover.

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What do you guys think of the K90? I know not all the keys are mech but it doesn't seem like a draw back since it's only the function keys and I think the programmable keys. Would I lose any functionality by using a PS2 adapter with the k90? It says that it has 20 key rollover but I know that PS2 is just better.
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I am going to get a MX Black keyboard to replace my blackwidow ultimate. GF hates the clicky style. tongue.gif
 
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K90 is cherry mx red
blackwidow is cherry mx blue/brown
steelseries 7g is cherry mx black

I guess we have to know which switch we like to use BEFORE choosing which boards are in our buying list ...
Find a way try all switches, like blackwidow box, arrows keys are open to try & hear the clicky cherry mx blue.
It's not a $20 hardware
think seriously biggrin.gif
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