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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hello guys,

im looking for a CHEAP new keyboard. I dont care if its mechanical or not but the main thing im worrying about is nkeyrollover.
Standard keyboards dont support the keycombination CAPSLOCK + S + D / CAPSLOCK + S + A.
So basically thats everything i need on my new keyboard biggrin.gif ofc it shouldnt be pink or purple tongue.gif
Ive been thinkin about a mechanical keyboard for quite a while and i think red / black switches would be
the best choice for me but most mechanical keyboards are just out of my price range :/

so yea i hope u guys have some good suggestions smile.gif
Edited by nick2knife - 3/1/12 at 2:03pm
post #2 of 9
well, when you want cheap.. it's helpful to put down a budget.
post #3 of 9
Keyboards With Full N-Key Rollover
DAS Model S (Full NKRO on PS/2, 6-key + 4-modifiers on USB)
Deck Keyboards
Filco Majestouch Tactile Touch NKRO (Full NKRO on PS/2, 6-key + 4-modifiers on USB)
Filco Tenkeyless
Razer Tarantula (discontinued/hard to find)
Steelseries 7G

Keyboards with Partial Rollover
i-Rocks 6230 | 6-key + 4-modifiers Rollover
Logitech G11 | 6-Key Rollover
Logitech G15 | 6-key Rollover (varying reports: 1 2)
PFU Happy Hacking Pro II | 6-Key Rollover
Topre Realforce 87U Tenkeyless | 6-Key Rollover
Logitech Wave Pro | 3-Key Rollover (thanks to Gump)

pulled from another thread on techpowerup.com

Any gaming keyboard that is mechanical or non mechanical is going to fit your bill. Microsoft sidewinder is fairly decent that isnt a mechanical keyboard.

If you want full mechanical and can deal with a tenkeyless get CM quick fire storm at NCIX''

Pretty decent as it is n-keyrollerover when using ps/2.
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post #4 of 9
sidewinder is full nkro and choc mini is full nkro over USB
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
thx so far guys.

- budget 60-65$ (its low i know) / max 75$ in other words around 50€
- keyboard has to have a num block
- already tested the sidewinder x4 -> its a good keyboard but the buttons to the very left are kinda irritating
since i orientate my handposition towards the very left
post #6 of 9
I've literally just upgraded my keyboard to a Cyborg V5, I know it's not exactly helpful as it doesn't fit your specs all that well but I may as well let you in on my experiences with it!

Do note however, this is one of the most comfortable keyboards I have ever owned, I've had a few mechanical keyboards, sold them when I was struggling for cash before Uni. Regret it now as I've never had enough money to replace them haha!

Anyway, the rollover of this keyboard is fairly good, nice LED backlight, a little dim, but who would want keys glaring in your face?!

Everything on this keyboard is plastic, but don't let that distract you from its quality, very very sturdy, nice adjustment options, and simplistic design, incorporating basic functional needs with sound on/off switch, very handy when watching porn. (kidding)

I highly recommend this at its price! I'd give more info but it's 4am, and I'm on my iPhone! If you're interested at all, I don't mind posting pictures or a video.

Good luck finding a keyboard!


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post #7 of 9
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hey there again,

i made up my mind today and i came to the conclusion that i want a mechanical keyboard biggrin.gif
but as i see that mechanical keyboards tend to be a bit more expensive i will raise my budget
to around 100 $. i mainly use the keyboard for gaming but i also chat/message/browse alot
so which keyboard would u recommend me? well rather: what switches would u recommend?

from what ive read i think red ones would fit for me since i dont like hard pressure points on
mice / keyboards. just let me know what u think. main "target" is the qpad mk-50 so far but im
open for your recommendations smile.gif
post #8 of 9
The cheap and probably best choice is the buckling spring switch. I would recommend buying a brand new keyboard with these switches from Unicomp.
I've also tried cherry blues and browns, but they're lacking quality and durability compared to the buckling springs.
However they are a bit more heavy to type on.
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at TigerDirect they sometimes have a BlackWidow (which is mechanical) for $70
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