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Hey guys and gals smile.gif am planning to buy my first mechanical keyboard and not sure what to get..already did some research and the various reviews didn't help that much since everyone has their own favorite switch.

Anyway here are my choices, but not limited to:

1. Thermaltake eSports Meka G1 Illuminated w/ cherry mx black switch @ approx Php4800 ($120)
2. Coolermaster Quickfire Pro w/ cherry mx red switch or cherry mx brown switch @ approx Php4350 brown ($109) / Php4450 red ($112)
3. Corsair K60 w/ cherry mx red switch @ approx Php4950 ($125)

My preference would be:
1. Mostly for FPS gaming and average/casual typing
2. Should have red LED backlighting (K60 doesn't have LED but still included it) that would complement my rig scheme

I'm kinda leaning more on the Meka G1 but not sure if the black switches are worth it since reviews really vary on this one and not too many reviews/feedback on that.

The CM Storm Trigger looks killer sweet but the price is too much @ approx Php5780 ($145)..BUT will still consider this if feedback is phenomenal biggrin.gif

same with Ducky shine 2 with cherry mx red or brown @ approx Php6270 ($157) red / Php6370 ($160) brown
Edited by Hsien - 2/14/13 at 12:48am
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I'd choose between the meka g1 or trigger since they're both costar made and are generally of higher quality than other OEMs.

If possible try to find somewhere to try them out first because linear switches are a lot different than tactile ones. Also blacks can be fatiguing for some people since they're heavier
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thanks man smile.gif I went for the trigger instead since your opinion kinda coincided with my lusting for the trigger's looks lol biggrin.gif gonna receive it tomorrow eve..now for a mouse to go along with it..lol
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