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Check out the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, they carry them at best buy, I fell in love with it as soon as I tried it
     
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post #12 of 34
If you don't need the Number Pad on the right of your keyboard, you can give the Cooler Master QuickFire Mechanical Keyboard a look. It's ~$80. Though, I don't know about availability other than online.

EDIT: The QuickFire with Blue Switches is readily available practically everywhere online, and is $80. CM also has a QuickFire model with Red switches and is $10 more, and I can only find it at the official CM store.

QuickFire - Blue
QuickFire - Red
Edited by Maian - 3/2/12 at 7:49pm
post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by xquisit View Post

I've read them before, it's just hard to grasp which is for me.
I understand there are different feels, like if there is a bump or not, and I'm not sure which I would like.
As far as noise goes, it's not a huge issue, because I'm trying not to game at night.
I would like it without a numeric pad, because I don't have a huge tray... and would like more mouse room.
I just want the layout to be traditional, I don't want to get use to something, because if I have a job... that has a different keyboard, I'd hate to get use to it again.
I know key feel is the most impotant, but since I have no clue which style I want.... looks like I have to gamble, and since I'm really broke... it's really frustrating (hehe).

Brown, black and red are all good gaming keys. Blues are mainly for typing. I would go for brown black or red if I were you.

There are quite a few nice boards without the num-pad. the mechboard thread has a ton of links to those.
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Thread Starter 
I do have to apologize, I know these threads do get a tad tiresome when the poster isn't so willing to go back to the most awesome thread/sticky on this side of the forum... Forgive me!

I do want to try out that Black Widow, because I can go and buy it now!!! But I feel like with a little more money, I can buy that corsair board and corsair has never let me down (quality wise). Razer.... with their mice, was a big let down (as far as duration of the product goes).

I suppose, I have an hour left to go to the stores, but I won't. I'll just buy online!


As far as the numeric pad goes, since I play MMOs more than FPS at the moment, I can use the keys...but I prefer to have the space vs extra keys. I can always find new keybinds, because the numeric keys aren't super important binds that I use.
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Wait if you like the laptop keyboards than why do you want something else? They make keyboards that are basically laptop keyboards that you plug into your desktop. The one i liked for you in the beginning of the thread is just that. I say if you like scissor switches stick with scissor switches.

Also dont get the corsair one, its a rip off considering not all the switches are mechanical, the whole top row is rubberdome.
If you want a mechanical board, i'd grab the cm storm quickfire rapid in either red or blue. Its cheap, under $100, with the same build quality and stabilizers as a $150 filco.
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The reason why:

I don't know if there is a performance difference between scissor and the cherry switches.

I've never touched a machanial keyboard, let alone press down on a key, so I might be missing out if I don't try one.

I know for a fact I like the scissor, but the keys aren't elevated/long enough. With my brothers laptop, it feels to good to press the keys, but they are so low that I sometimes press the wrong key (but maybe it's the layout of his MACBOOK pro, the keys seem to be layed out differently than my keyboard... it seems the macbook has them squished together).

Btw, the keyboard you linked is definitely a winner in my eyes. I just wanted to know what other feels about the feel of scissor switches, what do they dislike about them and what do they like compared to mechanical keyboards.

Like I mentioned, this is very frustrating, because I'm broke..and it's a gamble. I'd hate to buy a mechanical keyboard, and not like the switches... but how could I despise a future mechanical keyboard when I'm using a $10 compaq I bought from bestbuy?

EDIT: I do NOT want a wireless keyboard, but I wish I could get a keyboard with a numeric pad... I've made up by mind, I need the extra space on my tray!

One must have: Wired keyboard

Second on the list: No Numeric Pad

Third: Under $150 with CA tax
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post #18 of 34
I think this might be what you are looking for, and its quite cheap too biggrin.gif

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_1005&products_id=18349

No idea on the quality tho, but it looks like a macbook keyboard tongue.gif
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I have been using a k60 for about 2 weeks now and i love it. It is my 1st mechanical keyboard so i dont have alot of experience with them but the difference when gaming is very noticeable

A couple things about the k60:

-the keys arent all mechanical. It doesnt bother me but you will notice a difference when you press the f keys
-i found the wrist wrest to be kinda worthless. Feels weird to have a rest for one wrist when typing and it is too much of a pain to remove it after playing
-the red wasd keys are great, but the red number keys dont have the associated symbols on them. Again, kind of a pain when typing

Other than those 3 small nits it is a great keyboard. The aluminum chassis makes for a well built unit. I like it so much i bought the m60 to go with it
    
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post #20 of 34
I don't like the keycaps on the K60 or the blackwidow, but the K90 and the BWU have much softer and smoother feeling caps. My favorite keyboard at frys is the BWU but considering price I would just go with the normal blackwidow. The steelseries 6G is a good option too. They should have them all on demo for you to try and if not just open one up and try it.
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