Originally Posted by OverClocker55
Think I like the corsair K60
I would avoid the K60/K90. In theory it sounds ok having the 'less used keys' on a board as membrane keys but once you try pressing them side by side you will probably say 'Oh...'. I have done this from experience, I really wanted a fully mech K90 but eventually ordered anyway and compared it to a Gigabyte Aivia Osmium (ordered at the same time) and ended up sending the K90 back. I would say wait for a K65/K95 or look else where.
Also once you have put O-rings on reds they improve for typing and ofc get quieter. If you can stretch your budget to get a Gigabyte board I can say the key finish is silky smooth and it has an extra deep space bar which is awesome for FPS (any games you have to jump aswell) and it is no wider than any standard size keyboards but it is an inch deeper (due to macro keys above F-keys). Given you are budgeting and O-rings would be even more money perhaps not
A point when choosing between Reds and Blacks consider if you are a wrist rest user as I think it can change how much resistance you want your keys to have. For wrist rest users I think reds are a better choice because you have a lot of your hand's weight (or potential key pressing force) lost through the rest. If you are someone who raises/suspends their wrist while playing- using Blacks might be safer as you can rest more of your hand's weight on Keys without accidentally activating them. Using a rest with Blacks probably stresses your tendons more than they need to be
Ultimately it comes down to which you would like to have the best possible experience with: gaming or typing. Personally- gaming* is more important to me so I went with Reds and typing is still very good but just not as optimised.
*Exception: Browns are better for RTS.Edited by Je720 - 1/14/13 at 3:05pm