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-Has to be mechanical
-I prefer to have media keys
-Doesn't matter which type of switches
-Should be good for gaming
-Silent
So to make a short story even shorter (lol): my Blackwidow's loud sounds have finally drove me crazy, so I want to look at some keyboards, and if my blackwidow sells, then i can get another better one.

Currently using a Dell keyboard. MUCH MUCH softer.

I do allow the "for $10 more you can get this..." But only up to $30 more @ $80.

I play FPS all day long smile.gif
Edited by Osea23 - 3/7/12 at 10:08pm
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I think the Razer Blackwidow is the only thing you'll find sub-$100. Have you tried an o-ring mod on your current one? From what I've heard/seen it really reduces the noise.
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Sad cuz NCIX USA just ended their $65 Cooler Master Quick Fire deal about 5 hours ago... back to $80 now I believe.
post #4 of 9
The CM Storm Quickfire will probably be the best mechanical keyboard in your price range. You can get it for about $72 on amazon. I believe they are blue switches so it won't be very quiet. Same as your Blackwidow. If you want quiet you will probably want red switches. They run a bit more around $100 or so. Or you can always wait for brown switches from CM. Should be releasing sometime soon. They are like blue switches but without the clicking sound.
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I just saw the Corsair K60 on Amazon for $79.99. Does it look good?
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post #6 of 9
Buy a used one? That's what I would suggest.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Osea23 View Post

I just saw the Corsair K60 on Amazon for $79.99. Does it look good?

I think you'd really like that board. The usual disclaimer is that not the entire keyboard is mechanical, but that wouldn't bother me.
The raised keys look awesome IMO and the whole board looks solid. MX Reds are a nice light switch and great for gaming. May take a little time to adjust. For 80 bucks I'd say that's a good board.

Take a look at the CM Quickfire as well, also a great board. smile.gif

Good luck!
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post #8 of 9
Personally I use brown switches (and primarily/only play FPS). I went from a Blackwidow to the Leopold I am on now.

I would check out a ducky with browns, it will be at the top of your budget but you don't look back.
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post #9 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wheezo View Post

I think you'd really like that board. The usual disclaimer is that not the entire keyboard is mechanical, but that wouldn't bother me.
The raised keys look awesome IMO and the whole board looks solid. MX Reds are a nice light switch and great for gaming. May take a little time to adjust. For 80 bucks I'd say that's a good board.
Take a look at the CM Quickfire as well, also a great board. smile.gif
Good luck!

It doesn't have a keypad D:
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