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Replacing K350 with gaming keyboard

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Hi,

I am thinking on replacing my K350 with a wired gaming keyboard, given the fact that I am tired of changing batteries, not being able to see keys properly at night, and tired of dropped inputs. To top it all off my unifying USB receiver just died last night. Anyways, I was looking around for a couple of hours and based on reviews,opinions, ratings, and personal taste I came up with these 3 candidates:


Razer BlackWidow USB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 5 Macro Keys Black

Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard USB Programmable Backlit Keys USB Audio


Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard

I was looking at this guide: http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide, and I honestly don't know what to pick from there, other than the blackwidow that seems to be very popular. Also my budget is about $100 including tax and shipping. I am planning on playing FPS , MOBA, and fighting games.

Features and preferences:
- Back light
- Durable
- With wrist rest or ergonomic (not a must have)
- Anti-ghosting around WSAD AT LEAST
- Has numpad
- Media keys (?) (Lower volume & mute mic is all I use in my current keyboard )
- Not too noisy
- Somewhat soft keys
- Big left SHIFT key (VERY IMPORTANT) and back space

Not needed (but ok to have):
- Macros
- LED panel

Thoughts and comments are appreciated.
Edited by mald - 2/15/13 at 7:44pm
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What 'gaming' features are you looking for as you're probably about to get a load of people suggesting mechanical keyboards. Do you need macros, backlighting, profiles etc?
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FYI, the list of keyboards in that guide is very old, so you're likely to miss a lot of possibilities if you just try and pick from it.

As Crooksy said, we need more information about what you want to make recommendations...not just what you will be using it for, but also your own preferences in terms of features, what it should feel like, noise level, etc.
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Originally Posted by FoxWolf1 View Post

FYI, the list of keyboards in that guide is very old, so you're likely to miss a lot of possibilities if you just try and pick from it.

As Crooksy said, we need more information about what you want to make recommendations...not just what you will be using it for, but also your own preferences in terms of features, what it should feel like, noise level, etc.

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Originally Posted by Crooksy View Post

What 'gaming' features are you looking for as you're probably about to get a load of people suggesting mechanical keyboards. Do you need macros, backlighting, profiles etc?

Features and preferences:
- Back light
- Durable
- With wrist rest or ergonomic (not a must have)
- Anti-ghosting around WSAD AT LEAST
- Has numpad
- Media keys (?) (Lower volume & mute mic is all I use in my current keyboard )
- Not too noisy
- Somewhat soft keys
- Big left SHIFT key (VERY IMPORTANT) and back space

Not needed (but ok to have):
- Macros
- LED panel
Edited by mald - 2/15/13 at 7:25pm
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