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I have a crush on the Corsair K60. Nice looks, cherry red, and all that, but i hear some complaints. Like not all buttons are mechanical, the 1-6 arent engraved like the picture shows, and the other buttons fade quickly, plus the price. But i still want to get it. Beside this what other alternatives are there? I'm looking for well known brands, since in my country there is not much variety and i want to avoid ordering from abroad. I dont have the newegg luxury! I also hear about Coolermaster quickfire.

So what well now brands in fair prices are there, that are easily avaialable?
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Avoid anything made by Razer, synapse is terrible. The hardware is great the software is horrid.
 
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I got two blackwidows (the old (blue) and the 2013 (green)). I personally find them really good, Synapase could be better tho however it does the job!
post #4 of 17
I have a Corsair K90 and I love it but if I was to buy a mechanical now I'd buy a Coolermaster Storm Trigger, can't really go wrong with it to be honest thumb.gif
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post #5 of 17
I would suggest Cooler Master Storm line, Trigger if you want full size, Quickfire Rapid for tenkeyless or recently released TK for compact yet fully featured keyboard in tenkeyless form factor.

They are well build and have modest prices compared to other brands.
post #6 of 17
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What are the criteria in which to choose and make a choice that i'm comfortable with?

This week there's a deal for CM Storm QUICKFIRE RAPID at 83 Eur. Is it a decent value for this keyboard compared to Cosair K60 at 100-110 eur? Besides Corsair and Coolermaster, which other well known brands are there?

PS. Someone mentioned K90. I'm not into MMO, mostly FPS,3PS and Adventure games is what i'm into.I wont be needing the extra macro/shortcut buttons.
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post #7 of 17
Yeah I am also thinking about getting a mechanical keyboard. I just want there to be a backlight and volume control. Don't need any additional keys and addidional price tongue.gif

Coolermaster Storm Trigger seems good but it's a little pricey and no volume control
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post #8 of 17
Have a look at Ducky. Tankguys.com has some in stock in North America. You may have to get yours somewhere else, but nonetheless I linked it to show a few different models on one page.

http://www.tankguys.com/mechnical-keyboards.html?limit=15

Generally people are very satisfied with their Ducky purchases, I suggest you check it out for yourself.
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post #9 of 17
I too was considering the k60 and got to see it in person, its nice. BUT I read reviews about the cooler master quick fire rapid and decided to get that instead. I have now had it over 6 months and love it as much as the day I got it. The build quality is amazing and it feels extremely durable. It feels heavier than the k60 I think and to me that means added durability. Regardless which board you get, you will love it. I couldn't play fps games with a rubber dome keyboard, instead I used a seperate key pad but when I went mechanical I was quickly able to learn it; I think because the precision of the cherry switches. Even non tech friends i have love typing on it lol

My vote goes to the quickfire rapid over corsair k60 also because you can get it in many switches. While noisy the blues to me have great feedback and love blue now.

Good luck
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I would suggest Cooler Master Storm line, Trigger if you want full size, Quickfire Rapid for tenkeyless or recently released TK for compact yet fully featured keyboard in tenkeyless form factor.
They are well build and have modest prices compared to other brands.

I second this. I own a QFR w/ Blues and I absolutely love it and highly recommend buying one.
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