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So I am looking to buy a new mechanical keyboard, bored from my good old Logitech G15v2 so want to enter this mechanical era wink.gif I've used mechanical keyboards in stores only so far, and I've made a lot of research and read many reviews and the Cherry MX I am looking for Cherry MX Blacks ( maybe red but I am used to press hard on the buttons thanks to G15v2 biggrin.gif ).
But there are many new keyboards out now, and I just don't know which Cherry MX Blacks I should choose, would be awesome if I could have MX Black keyboard suggestions and possibly the reason for it. I mainly play FPS games and I like full sized keyboards and a nice long left shift but I can use something tankyless if it is worth it. For FPS gaming would you suggest another type of MX switches (actually don't think so because I see everywhere that black is for FPS). Something with LED backlighting would be cool but I can live without it smile.gif
Ducky Shine II - Mionix Zibal 60 - Linear Force Keyboard from the top of my head for example biggrin.gif
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Edited by amorello - 1/21/13 at 8:40am
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post #2 of 16
If you want a really quality board the Ducky is pretty good, I haven't ever used the Zibal 60 but it's supposedly very durable.

Personally I would get a Filco TKL or fullsize for starters; they're priced pretty well (around the same as other mechanical keyboards) and are built like tanks. I could smash you around the head with my Filco and it wouldn't even get dented.
post #3 of 16
I know this is not what you've got in mind, but this keyboard is very good!
http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-k90-performance-mmo-mechanical-gaming-keyboard.html
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post #4 of 16
CM Storm Trigger is backlit and full size. Steel Series has a board with MX Blacks, not sure about the backlighting though. I have a ducky shine II and pretty happy with it. Looking at the Trigger as a 2nd full sized board.
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I'd add the Tt Meka to your consider list. If you don't mind the layout it's a solid board and the lack of physical windows keys makes it a dream to game on.
 

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I had blacks once, the Steelseries 6GV2. Obviously not back lit but it was nice to begin with, then it broke. Moved on to Filco and had Brown switches and love it. More a tactical feel to it.

I love the build quality of Filco, nice and sturdy - compared to the steelseries 6GV2 imo, I mean yeah it was heavy and what not and was meant to be rage proof but I don't know what it is about this one. However it is a simple design and what not, just plain black no back lit keys.

Check it out.
This is mine here:
http://xsreviews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/promo-1000.jpg

You have 2 extra windows keys to make it look like the rest.
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I'm not exactly a keyboard..ophile? but i've been quite satisfied with my razer blackwidow ultimate. It's my first mechanical so i don't have anything to compare it to. As mentioned, i too think that ducky is a noteworthy option.
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BMorrisSly the keyboard you suggested is the full-sized version of what AznRage suggested, and with the letters at the bottom it looks sick ( I think it's this one http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_details.asp?PRODUCT=847 ). The only reason I am liking the Tt Meka is the long LCTRL and LSHIFT but I have a history with all sorts of Tt products so it just doesn't feel right for some reason. On the other hand zflamewing suggested CM Storm Strigger, it also has macros for when I rarely play moba or mmo games but I don't think I can ever get the durability and the ''small company'' quality. Right now I'm more keen on the Filco or Ducky II for some reason.
ps: BradleyW K95 is out already and soon there will be K65 (there has been sneak peeks so far) so why would I get the old one wink.gif
Well, any more suggestions?
Thank you, narrowing down the list biggrin.gif
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i've used k90 recently and i thought it was quite good
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Originally Posted by amorello View Post

BMorrisSly the keyboard you suggested is the full-sized version of what AznRage suggested, and with the letters at the bottom it looks sick ( I think it's this one http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_details.asp?PRODUCT=847 ). The only reason I am liking the Tt Meka is the long LCTRL and LSHIFT but I have a history with all sorts of Tt products so it just doesn't feel right for some reason. On the other hand zflamewing suggested CM Storm Strigger, it also has macros for when I rarely play moba or mmo games but I don't think I can ever get the durability and the ''small company'' quality. Right now I'm more keen on the Filco or Ducky II for some reason.
ps: BradleyW K95 is out already and soon there will be K65 (there has been sneak peeks so far) so why would I get the old one wink.gif
Well, any more suggestions?
Thank you, narrowing down the list biggrin.gif

Yeah man, it's such a nice keyboard. My friend showed me his and I was in love straight away. Do you really need a large CTRL though? I mean surely you're use to a small one after have a G15v2?
I mean my left shift and CTRL are small but you get used to it. Love this keyboard, the problem I had with my SteelSeries as well is the keys wore out so quickly where as this hasn't shown a mark yet. Definitely worth the money.
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