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I need a new keyboard, like NOW. My keyboard I've had for 4 years (HP lol) has died on me. It was my favorite keyboard ever. Currently, I'm using a keyboard from 2003......So I need a new keyboard literally NOW

Can you guys suggest some MECHANICAL keyboards that are 80-100 dollars? I'm on an extremely tight budget. I was considering the Corsair K60

-I don't like those macro keys, like the black widow/K90/CM Trigger. I think they're dumb and I'll never use them
-A backlight would be nice, but I know my budget is super low, so it won't happen
-I like MX Reds the most, but I'm willing to try others.

Thanks
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post #2 of 36
I have a Corsair K90, which is essentially the same as the K60, but with macro keys. Absolutely love everything about it, down to the firmware that comes with it.
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Razer BlackWidow 2013 is very good smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeplin View Post

Razer BlackWidow 2013 is very good smile.gifsmile.gifsmile.gif
That's nearly 50 dollars over my budget..hmmsmiley02.gif
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There are way better keyboards than the BlackWidow 2013 for a lower price. Get something like a Filco or Ducky. The CM Storm quickfire Rapid is good enough, its basically a filco but cheaper.
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Ducky and Filcos are 140 dollars. My budget is 100.
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post #7 of 36
SteelSeries 6Gv2 has red switch now and it's ~$90 I believe. Also you can get Rosewill Mx Red for ~$80 on newegg, or CM RapidFire
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CM Quickfire Rapid is one of the best tenkeyless keyboards for the price. No backlighting, no FN lock, but yes media keys, ~$60

CM Quickfire Pro is made by the same [company? manufacturer?] as the iOne keyboards and the Razer BlackWidows, so its build quality is lacking a bit but still good. It has partial backlighting, all 108 keys, and some media keys (w/ a FN lock). It's anywhere between $60 and $100.

I dunno about any others. I hear the Rosewill ones are decent. They're around $80 or $90, but look a bit bland.
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post #9 of 36
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I would like to have the numberpad, but I'll definitely look into the Steel Series 6G. So far, I'm going with the K60. Something tells me not to get it, though.
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post #10 of 36
CM QRF if you want 10keyless
or
Rosewill RK-9000RE if you want 10key

Both are very solid boards in your budget range

Don't get the K60/90 because not all the keys are mechanical, kind of a rip off
Edited by bavman - 10/18/12 at 9:52pm
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