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My keyboard is messing up, so I'm using it as an excuse to get a new one.

It HAS to be mechanical.
It HAS to be back lite, I sit in the dark a lot.
I really don't want to spend over 100$ if possible.


Also, I'm a little nooby when it comes to keyboard, but can anybody care to explain what the difference is between (red, blue, ect) all the different colors of switches?

Thanks guys!
Edited by xion - 3/30/12 at 6:50pm
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post #2 of 6
Best post to read up on all the switches and the differences is here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide

I can't personally recommend any as I've never had one but my next keyboard will be mechanical so it'll be nice to see what others have to say.
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Most of your backlit mechanical keyboards on the market are going to be above the $100 mark from what I've seen. Add in the fact that most of the available brands out there are not carried by newegg and you don't have many choices.

Newegg does carry plenty of mechanical keyboards but only two that I know of that are backlit. Those would be the Razer Black Widow Ultimate and the Corsair Vengeance K90. Both of these keyboards are $129
    
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Ew, I guess I may dive in and get a ducky keyboard.
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Ew, I guess I may dive in and get a ducky keyboard.

Ducky has my vote. Keep in mind though that the Ducky Shining does not save your backlight preferences when your computer shuts down, The Black Widow does. Many people don't know this little fact. I had the Black Widow before my ducky and the build quality on the Black Widow isn't nearly as bad as some people say it is.
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I am using the Blackwidow Ultimate and havnt had any problems with it.
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