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Just got some cash, looking for a keyboard. Anyone have any great suggestions? thumb.gif
Edited by xFALL3Nx - 3/22/12 at 6:32pm
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Hi!smile.gif
What is your budget?What kind of games do you play?Do you care for mechanical keyboards?
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Hi!smile.gif
What is your budget?What kind of games do you play?Do you care for mechanical keyboards?

$60, but im thinkin id like to spend less.

Mostly FPS games, few RTS games anddd I make music.

Whats a mechanical keyboard?
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Whats a mechanical keyboard?
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Fact: Nearly all keyboards sold bundled with computers or at retail stores use rubber domes under their keys. This is the same technology used in cheap TV remotes. They're made to be as cheap as possible to manufacture in order to maximize profits. Yes, this even includes "high end" keyboards. So why settle for something that is made as cheap as possible?

So Why do YOU want a Mechanical Keyboard?
For most people it's all about the feel. With the keyboard you're typing on right now you've got to press the key all the way down to the bottom to get it to register. This wastes a lot of energy and causes fatigue, as most of your effort is spent pushing against a solid piece of plastic. Mechanical keyswitches are designed so that they register before you bottom out, so you only need to apply as much force as is necessary to actuate it, not wasting any. And with as many different types of switches as there are you can pick and choose which one you're the most comfortable with, as each one has a different feel to it. And most people who try one can never go back to using rubber domes, as they realize just how "mushy" they really feel.

They're supposed to last a lot lot longer too.

If you want the best bang for buck mechanical, a little more will get you a CM quickfire with Blue switches which make clicky sounds.
If you don't want mechanical, just get a sidewinder X4.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Manyak 
Fact: Nearly all keyboards sold bundled with computers or at retail stores use rubber domes under their keys. This is the same technology used in cheap TV remotes. They're made to be as cheap as possible to manufacture in order to maximize profits. Yes, this even includes "high end" keyboards. So why settle for something that is made as cheap as possible?
So Why do YOU want a Mechanical Keyboard?
For most people it's all about the feel. With the keyboard you're typing on right now you've got to press the key all the way down to the bottom to get it to register. This wastes a lot of energy and causes fatigue, as most of your effort is spent pushing against a solid piece of plastic. Mechanical keyswitches are designed so that they register before you bottom out, so you only need to apply as much force as is necessary to actuate it, not wasting any. And with as many different types of switches as there are you can pick and choose which one you're the most comfortable with, as each one has a different feel to it. And most people who try one can never go back to using rubber domes, as they realize just how "mushy" they really feel.
They're supposed to last a lot lot longer too.
If you want the best bang for buck mechanical, a little more will get you a CM quickfire with Blue switches which make clicky sounds.
If you don't want mechanical, just get a sidewinder X4.

Sounds good but $80?

ick! too pricey, possible to get a mech board for under $50?
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Razor, yah? or nah
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Razor, yah? or nah
My vote on razer keyboards is a NAH, as they have let me down 3 times on previous keyboard purchase. mad.gif Love the mice, hate the keyboards.

Logitech g110 has served me honorably for the past year. It responds well to my use as an all around gaming keyboard, and has some added functionality with the g-keys when I do photo/video editing. It is backlit, and you can change the color; unfortunately you can only change the lights from from blue, to red, or any hue of them combined (purples/pinks). The red and blue colors are crisp and I can see them well in the dark, even though I never look at the keyboard.
It's been very durable and has met every expectation I have of a keyboard.

Cons: USB Ports are unpowered on the keyboard, and can't even handle my damn phone or ipod.

Logitech g110 $60
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I am thinking of picking this up, it has a broken LCD, but G19s and G510s are nice. i cant them on sale anywhere which is a bummer.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Logitech-Wired-Gaming-Programmable-Keyboard-G510-LCD-SCREEN-NON-WORKING-/140729111889?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item20c41bd551
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I am thinking of picking this up, it has a broken LCD, but G19s and G510s are nice. i cant them on sale anywhere which is a bummer.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Logitech-Wired-Gaming-Programmable-Keyboard-G510-LCD-SCREEN-NON-WORKING-/140729111889?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item20c41bd551

I wouldn't, especially if the LCD is non functioning. The only real perks of the g510 vs the g110 is the LCD screen and another row of g-keys..... $46 isn't bad shipped, but you can get a NEW g110 for $59.99 shipped; which in the end will be almost identical because you won't be getting the g510's LCD anyways.... The only thing you'll be really missing is the extra row of g-keys, and trust me, you won't care that they are not there.

EDIT: If you're still looking to go cheap,
RedStapler has a lycosa for sale
Edited by Defunctronin - 3/23/12 at 11:49am
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I wouldn't, especially if the LCD is non functioning. The only real perks of the g510 vs the g110 is the LCD screen and another row of g-keys..... $46 isn't bad shipped, but you can get a NEW g110 for $59.99 shipped; which in the end will be almost identical because you won't be getting the g510's LCD anyways.... The only thing you'll be really missing is the extra row of g-keys, and trust me, you won't care that they are not there.
EDIT: If you're still looking to go cheap,
RedStapler has a lycosa for sale

yeah i was wanting green back light LEDS

i guess if i can find a 110 for $35-45 ill pick it up.
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