Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › looking for a great gaming keyboard
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

looking for a great gaming keyboard

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I currently have a lgitech mk 350 mouse and keyboard combo. I like it and all but sometimes it becomes unresponsive for a few seconds. I know its not just me. My friend has the same one and it happens to him all well. I want something a bit cooler looking with better gaming features anyways. I see some keyboards come with led displays which display system info(temps an such) I think that rocks but are any of those good on a performance and features level. Also i would like a keyboard that has lighted keys(blue is preferred). In the end though all the bells and whistles don't mean jack if the keyboard isn't comfortable and performs well. This is an important upgrade for me/ Christmas present so my budget can go pretty high. 100+$

oh yea wireless is welcome but i doubt they have one with lighted keys and a display. wouldn't mind getting a new mouse if it has good futures, performs well, and looks cool.
Console Killer
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 4.9ghz 1.41 v.core  Asus P9X79 WS Gtx Titan X G.skill 2x 8gb 2133  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250gb 840 Series  128gb Mushkin  150gb Hd Hitachi  12x Sony dvd-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Raystorm cpu block. With EX420 Radiator and a D... Windows 7 Pro 64bit Qnix Evo II 2560x1440p oced to 96hz Ducky Shine II 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Enermax Platimax 1350 watt MAGNUM STH10  razor Naga epic Sound Blaster Z series sound card 
OtherOther
Scythe KAZE MASTER Ace fan controler  NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller  
  hide details  
Reply
Console Killer
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 4.9ghz 1.41 v.core  Asus P9X79 WS Gtx Titan X G.skill 2x 8gb 2133  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250gb 840 Series  128gb Mushkin  150gb Hd Hitachi  12x Sony dvd-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Raystorm cpu block. With EX420 Radiator and a D... Windows 7 Pro 64bit Qnix Evo II 2560x1440p oced to 96hz Ducky Shine II 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Enermax Platimax 1350 watt MAGNUM STH10  razor Naga epic Sound Blaster Z series sound card 
OtherOther
Scythe KAZE MASTER Ace fan controler  NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller  
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 14
I own a Corsair K90 & R.a.t 7 mouse. I prefer mechanical keyboards. The corsair K90 also has blue back lights as well.

Once you go mechanical you'll never go back top cheap rubber dome keyboards.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 - 3820  Asus Rampage IV Formula X79 Sapphire Duel X 7970 Sapphire Duel X 7970 - SOON 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 8-8-8-24 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M SSD 120GB LITE-ON USB 2.0 External XSPC Raystorm  XSPC EX360 Rad  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX120 Rad  XSPC Duel bay res w/VPP655 Pump Primoflex white tubing 1/2ID, 3/4OD Swiftech Komodo 7970 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech Komodo 7970 - SOON Windows 7 Premium 64 bit Dell U3011 Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 w/Black carbon fiber Caselab Magnum M10 w/Custom window Cyborg R.A.T 7 Infection Cyborg G.L.I.D.E 7 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Corsair Vengeance 1500 Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Female ID:1... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Monsoon CF, 1/2" x 3/4" Six Pack - Matte Black ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red DEMCiflex magnetic filter 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red   Phantek 120mm 1300RPM GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2...  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOther
ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 - 3820  Asus Rampage IV Formula X79 Sapphire Duel X 7970 Sapphire Duel X 7970 - SOON 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 8-8-8-24 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung spinpoint F3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Intel X25-M SSD 120GB LITE-ON USB 2.0 External XSPC Raystorm  XSPC EX360 Rad  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC EX120 Rad  XSPC Duel bay res w/VPP655 Pump Primoflex white tubing 1/2ID, 3/4OD Swiftech Komodo 7970 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech Komodo 7970 - SOON Windows 7 Premium 64 bit Dell U3011 Corsair Vengeance K90 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX1200 w/Black carbon fiber Caselab Magnum M10 w/Custom window Cyborg R.A.T 7 Infection Cyborg G.L.I.D.E 7 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Corsair Vengeance 1500 Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Female ID:1... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Monsoon CF, 1/2" x 3/4" Six Pack - Matte Black ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red DEMCiflex magnetic filter 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red   Phantek 120mm 1300RPM GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red GT AP-15's 1850RPM sleeved red  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2...  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill 
OtherOtherOtherOther
120mm Black fan grill  120mm Black fan grill  Phantek 120mm 1300RPM  BitFenix Alchemy Connect™ 30 LED Light Strip Red 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red Bitfenix 3-Pin to 3x 3-Pin Y Cable Splitter red ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
OtherOtherOther
ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm Koolance QDC Extreme Flow No-Spill, Male ID:1/2... ModRight FilterRight Square Design 120mm 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabbs View Post

I own a Corsair K90 & R.a.t 7 mouse. I prefer mechanical keyboards. The corsair K90 also has blue back lights as well.
Once you go mechanical you'll never go back top cheap rubber dome keyboards.

what is mechanical anyways. I can't say i have heard of it. If there is a chance of you posting a pick of your keyboard in a low light situation i would be grateful.
Console Killer
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 4.9ghz 1.41 v.core  Asus P9X79 WS Gtx Titan X G.skill 2x 8gb 2133  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250gb 840 Series  128gb Mushkin  150gb Hd Hitachi  12x Sony dvd-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Raystorm cpu block. With EX420 Radiator and a D... Windows 7 Pro 64bit Qnix Evo II 2560x1440p oced to 96hz Ducky Shine II 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Enermax Platimax 1350 watt MAGNUM STH10  razor Naga epic Sound Blaster Z series sound card 
OtherOther
Scythe KAZE MASTER Ace fan controler  NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller  
  hide details  
Reply
Console Killer
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 4.9ghz 1.41 v.core  Asus P9X79 WS Gtx Titan X G.skill 2x 8gb 2133  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250gb 840 Series  128gb Mushkin  150gb Hd Hitachi  12x Sony dvd-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Raystorm cpu block. With EX420 Radiator and a D... Windows 7 Pro 64bit Qnix Evo II 2560x1440p oced to 96hz Ducky Shine II 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Enermax Platimax 1350 watt MAGNUM STH10  razor Naga epic Sound Blaster Z series sound card 
OtherOther
Scythe KAZE MASTER Ace fan controler  NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by upload420 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabbs View Post

I own a Corsair K90 & R.a.t 7 mouse. I prefer mechanical keyboards. The corsair K90 also has blue back lights as well.
Once you go mechanical you'll never go back top cheap rubber dome keyboards.

what is mechanical anyways. I can't say i have heard of it. If there is a chance of you posting a pick of your keyboard in a low light situation i would be grateful.

Boy, do you have a lot to discover... They're far superior but come at a price but ever since I got my Filco, I have never looked back!
Animus
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K Asus Maximus V Formula Z77 EVGA GTX980Ti SC+ ACX 2.0+ 2 x 4GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 2 x WD 1TB Blue EZEX RAID0 EK Supremacy - Copper / Acetal EK Titan X & Backplate - Copper / Acetal 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK 360XTX EK Spin Reservoir - Acetal Liang DDC / EK Top EK PSC Compression Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64bit 3 x Samsung P2450H 24" Filco Majestouch 2 - Cherry Blues Corsair TX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Destructor 2 Creative Titanium HD 
AudioAudio
Fiio E9 Amplifier Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (600 Ohm) 
  hide details  
Reply
Animus
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K Asus Maximus V Formula Z77 EVGA GTX980Ti SC+ ACX 2.0+ 2 x 4GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB 2 x WD 1TB Blue EZEX RAID0 EK Supremacy - Copper / Acetal EK Titan X & Backplate - Copper / Acetal 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK 360XTX EK Spin Reservoir - Acetal Liang DDC / EK Top EK PSC Compression Fittings 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional 64bit 3 x Samsung P2450H 24" Filco Majestouch 2 - Cherry Blues Corsair TX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 800D Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Destructor 2 Creative Titanium HD 
AudioAudio
Fiio E9 Amplifier Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium (600 Ohm) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 14

There is some good info on mech keyboards here.

Turbo Chicken
(30 items)
 
HTPC
(15 items)
 
Server
(18 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
Turbo Chicken
(30 items)
 
HTPC
(15 items)
 
Server
(18 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
well any suggestions on any of these keyboards with the lighted keys and possibly an lcd display. I really want that display to use coretemp with. Coretemp states that it can do that with some logitechs. Whats the odds i can get that from one of these keyboards you are mentioning. Can some one post me a link to a site so i can get ready and order on of these.
Console Killer
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 4.9ghz 1.41 v.core  Asus P9X79 WS Gtx Titan X G.skill 2x 8gb 2133  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250gb 840 Series  128gb Mushkin  150gb Hd Hitachi  12x Sony dvd-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Raystorm cpu block. With EX420 Radiator and a D... Windows 7 Pro 64bit Qnix Evo II 2560x1440p oced to 96hz Ducky Shine II 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Enermax Platimax 1350 watt MAGNUM STH10  razor Naga epic Sound Blaster Z series sound card 
OtherOther
Scythe KAZE MASTER Ace fan controler  NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller  
  hide details  
Reply
Console Killer
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 4.9ghz 1.41 v.core  Asus P9X79 WS Gtx Titan X G.skill 2x 8gb 2133  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250gb 840 Series  128gb Mushkin  150gb Hd Hitachi  12x Sony dvd-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Raystorm cpu block. With EX420 Radiator and a D... Windows 7 Pro 64bit Qnix Evo II 2560x1440p oced to 96hz Ducky Shine II 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Enermax Platimax 1350 watt MAGNUM STH10  razor Naga epic Sound Blaster Z series sound card 
OtherOther
Scythe KAZE MASTER Ace fan controler  NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller  
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 14
I got the corsair k90 mechanical keyboard which has back lighting and macro keys... It is nothing short of amazing. I love it to death and I have 3 friends who tried it and went out right away and bought it.

Buy it and never look back this things is a gamers dream come true.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
Asus ROG G751JY
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4710HQ @ 3.4 Intel H87 GTX 980m @ 1262/5410 w/PREMA BIOS v1.1.1 + Dre... 24GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung m.2 PCIE SSD OCZ Vertex 3 Samsung Evo 850 Bluray reader/writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Massive 14² Windows 10 x64 LG-D046C IPS @ 100hz  Corsair K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
230W Power Brick Asus ROG G751JY Logitech G502 Proteus Core RGB + G500 for travel HyperX smooth surface + Corsair hard surface fo... 
AudioAudioAudio
Sound Blaster Omni 5.1 USB w/dual array mic Ultrasone Pro 750 Sennheiser HD598 Special Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
Asus ROG G751JY
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4710HQ @ 3.4 Intel H87 GTX 980m @ 1262/5410 w/PREMA BIOS v1.1.1 + Dre... 24GB 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung m.2 PCIE SSD OCZ Vertex 3 Samsung Evo 850 Bluray reader/writer 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Massive 14² Windows 10 x64 LG-D046C IPS @ 100hz  Corsair K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
230W Power Brick Asus ROG G751JY Logitech G502 Proteus Core RGB + G500 for travel HyperX smooth surface + Corsair hard surface fo... 
AudioAudioAudio
Sound Blaster Omni 5.1 USB w/dual array mic Ultrasone Pro 750 Sennheiser HD598 Special Edition 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exostenza View Post

I got the corsair k90 mechanical keyboard which has back lighting and macro keys... It is nothing short of amazing. I love it to death and I have 3 friends who tried it and went out right away and bought it.
Buy it and never look back this things is a gamers dream come true.
Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
I just wish it was wireless. I have my pc in my bed room. I set at the foot of my bed in a gaming char. The monitor(hd tv 47 inch) is about six feet in front of me. The computer is next to the tv. The reason i explain all this is, i already have a few wires that come across the room to my gaming chair. If i can i would like to avoid any more. In the end though if the cord is long enough and it is as great as you say i will just have to deal with that and get that bad boy. It does look really sweet though.
Console Killer
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 4.9ghz 1.41 v.core  Asus P9X79 WS Gtx Titan X G.skill 2x 8gb 2133  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250gb 840 Series  128gb Mushkin  150gb Hd Hitachi  12x Sony dvd-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Raystorm cpu block. With EX420 Radiator and a D... Windows 7 Pro 64bit Qnix Evo II 2560x1440p oced to 96hz Ducky Shine II 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Enermax Platimax 1350 watt MAGNUM STH10  razor Naga epic Sound Blaster Z series sound card 
OtherOther
Scythe KAZE MASTER Ace fan controler  NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller  
  hide details  
Reply
Console Killer
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 4.9ghz 1.41 v.core  Asus P9X79 WS Gtx Titan X G.skill 2x 8gb 2133  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250gb 840 Series  128gb Mushkin  150gb Hd Hitachi  12x Sony dvd-rw 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Raystorm cpu block. With EX420 Radiator and a D... Windows 7 Pro 64bit Qnix Evo II 2560x1440p oced to 96hz Ducky Shine II 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Enermax Platimax 1350 watt MAGNUM STH10  razor Naga epic Sound Blaster Z series sound card 
OtherOther
Scythe KAZE MASTER Ace fan controler  NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller  
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 14
The Logitech g19 and g510 are the only keyboards I can think of with the information display you describe. There is also the razer deathstalker, but that's a bit different. I'd only go with one of these if you absolutely REQUIRE the display, otherwise, go for mechanical.
post #10 of 14
It's rare to find a decent (i.e. mechanical) keyboard that is both wireless and backlit. Off the top of my head, all I can think of is that you can get a PLUM 96 (which is wireless) and add in the LEDs yourself (the PCB has traces for them; it's advertised as being ready for DIY LED modding).
The Computer
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon e3-1245 v2 ASRock Extreme4 Z77 PowerColor R9 380x Crucial BallistiX Tactical 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Caviar Black 1TB Biwin 60GB SSD Cache Drive Asus DVD Burner Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ViewSonic VX2460 Ace PadTech Hall Effect keyboard (prototype) Rosewill Capstone 650-M Zalman Z9 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Team Scorpion Zealot Jr.  Forminco Mouse Arena Racoon SG-300 MrSpeakers Mad Dog 
OtherOtherOther
CyberPower 1350PFCLCD UPS 3-Star Leather Wrist Rest CST 2545W-RC R2 Trackball 
  hide details  
Reply
The Computer
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon e3-1245 v2 ASRock Extreme4 Z77 PowerColor R9 380x Crucial BallistiX Tactical 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Caviar Black 1TB Biwin 60GB SSD Cache Drive Asus DVD Burner Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ViewSonic VX2460 Ace PadTech Hall Effect keyboard (prototype) Rosewill Capstone 650-M Zalman Z9 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Team Scorpion Zealot Jr.  Forminco Mouse Arena Racoon SG-300 MrSpeakers Mad Dog 
OtherOtherOther
CyberPower 1350PFCLCD UPS 3-Star Leather Wrist Rest CST 2545W-RC R2 Trackball 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Keyboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › looking for a great gaming keyboard