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So since 2001, when I got this Compaq OEM Computer, I've been using the same Keyboard.

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It's a good Keyboard, I like it, satisfying click-iness and whatnot, overall good. I'm pretty sure it's rubber dome though, cause it does have that mushy feeling and well yeah, I got a box of 5 of them for 50$ a few years ago. Like them and hard to imagine using anything else.

But you know? Change is good. It might be time to move on up to say, a Mechanical Keyboard. I was tempted by a Logitech G15 Keyboard a few years ago and still look at Logitechs latest offerings. I have a Logitech G9x and love it, and got incredible service from them, at the drop of a pin, they sent me a new G9x without even needing me to pay shipping or send the old one back. Not much was wrong with my old one, just the little rubber feet were worn, you know? So I feel like they are a safe bet, though I do hear their Keyboards die easily, but with the experience I had with the G9x...I feel decently satisfied.

My current computer still has a PS/2 port, as I like that Full Key Roll Over thing, I like to press as many keys as I can at a time, ect, ect.



If going Mechanical, I was thinking:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201040 (Newegg OEM brand, highly recommended, good price.)

http://www.amazon.com/KEYBOARD-PROFESSIONAL-HIGH-END-MECHANICAL-SWITCHES/dp/B003M567V6 (I hear amazing things about Das Keyboards)

I don't really wanna go Razer; all I hear about them is their horrible product quality control and that hasn't changed from what I've seen.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823239015 (Steel Series, I hear wonderful things about them as well, though not as many as the others.)

http://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Keyboard-FKBN104ML-EB2/dp/B0053U3Z8G/ref=pd_cp_e_0 (I hear the Filco Majestouch is a premium Mechanical Keyboard, like, one of the best.)

I used to have a old type-writer and loved typing school reports on that, so I am very much a fan of the clicking. Plus, I have tinnitus and it'll help create white noise.

For non Mechanical...

Well, I haven't found many I want, maybe the G15's successor, the G110?

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-920-002232-Gaming-Keyboard-G110/dp/B002RRLQIO/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

I dunno, I like the Macro keys, and I do play my fair share of MMO's, but I can't help but feel the new keys will throw me off when typing. I'm a touch typist and it's been one the reasons I've been scared of changing for awhile. I do like the little screen where I could display info like temps and whatnot...but I already got MSI Afterburner for that...

I don't think there really is even a selection outside of Logitech for non-Mechanical Keyboards, really.
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post #2 of 41
make ur own (IM COMPLETELY SERIOUS)

or use the best one yet AUGMENTED REALITY KEYBOARD(NOT PIANO)
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I had a 6gv2 and quite liked it, just that key layout got to me ( the big enter and relocated \ key). The rosewill looks really good for the price, but I currently have a Filco and it is very nice biggrin.gif
I would suggest you try as many types of switches as you can, if you make the choice to go mechanical. Everyone has their own opinion, so you really need to try them to make up your own mind.
post #4 of 41
the das keyboard is a very nice mechanical keyboard as well: http://www.daskeyboard.com/

It uses cherry MX blues so you really hear the click with easy to push keys. If you are looking for a mechanical keyboard i recommend it thumb.gif
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Das keyboards are highly overrated imo, I have one and they were great back when the mechanical market wasn't as popular, but now with all the other choices available I wouldn't recommend them for the price.
I also have a Rosewill mech and as much as I like it I wouldn't recommend it either because I've heard a few people have their mini-usb connection on the keyboard come loose and break.

Since you said you're a fan of the clicking, if you're okay with no numpad, i'd suggest the Cooler Master quickfire with cherry blues.
Edited by Sainesk - 3/24/12 at 8:57pm
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Originally Posted by CapSlOCkVirUS View Post

make ur own (IM COMPLETELY SERIOUS)
or use the best one yet AUGMENTED REALITY KEYBOARD(NOT PIANO)

is there a tutorial on how to do this? (you've just got me seriously interested.)
    
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post #7 of 41
I currently switched from a rubber dome to an iOne qumax xarmor U9 with browns (on newegg for like $90).

If you like the old type writer feeling, you could give:

MX blues
Buckling Spring
and (not sure about noise)
Torpes (apparently the ultimate form of a keyboard)
     
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Topre's are expensive and my sisters Boyfriend had one. Didn't like it.

I mentioned Das Keyboards in my post as well, I like their look.

MX Blues sound good from what I've been reading. Only older keyboards use the buckling spring though.

What I really wanted as this Keyboard, but it cost nearly 1500$:450

And I like my numb pad, thank you very much.
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http://www.pckeyboard.com/

The buckling spring “Model M” keyboard, invented by IBM in the 80’s; popularized by Lexmark in the early 90’s; and manufactured by Unicomp for the past 15 years is regaining its status as one of the best keyboards in the market.

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post #10 of 41
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And I like my numb pad, thank you very much.

Then i'd go for a filco, but the one in your original post uses Black switches (non-clicky, no feedback).
The Das is fine too, the main things I dislike about it are the glossy finish (gets dirty quick) and the usb ports being on the right side instead of the back.

Are you a student by any chance? because if you are, I believe if you buy from the official das site you can get a significant student discount...
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