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Costar stabilisers look good, the more I research them. Which I guess rules out the Ducky.

What are you guys' opinions of Filco? I can see the Majesto 2 is over my budget, but the brand seems to come recommended... I guess the alternative is to buy the CM Quickfire XT and replace the keys - as I really don't like the font on them and I know it would annoy me. Is there a particular model of Filco you might recommend for me?

Or a set of replacement keycaps with a more neutral font for the Quickfire? I couldn't see anything on amazon.co.uk...

Does Filco have issues with 'pinging' and uneven fonts printed on the keys?

Thanks!

Ping has to do with the Cherry switch, you're just as likely to get it on a Filco as you are on a $40-on-sale Thermaltake board. That is, not very likely.

All Filcos are going to cost a lot. If you want something cheaper, go for a Quickfire with similar features. Jixr linked a good list. You can get a full set of keycaps for max $40 if you know where to look. My current set of caps came from Max Keyboards. It has the legends printed on the front, rather than the top, so there's nothing at all to feel on the top of the key. They were $40 plus shipping, and it's a universal set so it works on pretty much any Cherry board you'll find.
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is this a good keyboard and mouse combo for gaming? http://www.amazon.com/AULA-KILLING-Gaming-Keyboard-Backlight/dp/B00GMJOPUE/ref=sr_1_15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1394774711&sr=1-15&keywords=wireless+gaming+keyboard. i need led so i can see in the dark andi would like a multifunctional mouse to come with it. my budget is $70

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is this a good keyboard and mouse combo for gaming? http://www.amazon.com/AULA-KILLING-Gaming-Keyboard-Backlight/dp/B00GMJOPUE/ref=sr_1_15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1394774711&sr=1-15&keywords=wireless+gaming+keyboard. i need led so i can see in the dark andi would like a multifunctional mouse to come with it. my budget is $70

I don't know about general gaming purposes. That's not a mechanical board, so most people you're going to ask in this thread are going to say it's not as good as it could be. Then again, with a budget of $70, you're probably not going to find a keyboard and mouse combo if you want a mech board. Maybe a $70 QFR or something.

Personally for gaming, I find the keyboard to be much more critical, because I perform a lot more of my actions on it. I game on a $140 board and $5 mouse. My personal recommendation would be to look at a Cooler Master quickfire rapid, even though it has no LED. A lot of people like reds for gaming, but take a look at the characteristics of the switch types they offer and see what sounds right to you. For a mouse, just go for a cheap USB optical mouse.

I would recommend against gaming in the dark on principle -- it's bad for your eyesight. If it's unavoidable, I still don't see how LED helps. You ought to be looking at the screen and feeling the board, it shouldn't be necessary for the board to be legible at all.

Again, because you're posting in a mechanical keyboard thread, any opinions you get here are going to be biased towards that type of board.
post #1044 of 2352
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I don't know about general gaming purposes. That's not a mechanical board, so most people you're going to ask in this thread are going to say it's not as good as it could be. Then again, with a budget of $70, you're probably not going to find a keyboard and mouse combo if you want a mech board. Maybe a $70 QFR or something.

Personally for gaming, I find the keyboard to be much more critical, because I perform a lot more of my actions on it. I game on a $140 board and $5 mouse. My personal recommendation would be to look at a Cooler Master quickfire rapid, even though it has no LED. A lot of people like reds for gaming, but take a look at the characteristics of the switch types they offer and see what sounds right to you. For a mouse, just go for a cheap USB optical mouse.

I would recommend against gaming in the dark on principle -- it's bad for your eyesight. If it's unavoidable, I still don't see how LED helps. You ought to be looking at the screen and feeling the board, it shouldn't be necessary for the board to be legible at all.

Again, because you're posting in a mechanical keyboard thread, any opinions you get here are going to be biased towards that type of board.

thank you and the light is for when i type in the dark like now as my fiance is sleep so i turn the lights off. I actually am here in the forums helping out or somewhere else helping out and i just need the light to see which key is which but i would like a gaming keyboard for macros among other things. to keep it short i am trying to kill 2 birds with one stone. also it should be compatible with windows, mac, and linux as this is a triple boot system and that suggestion was an awesome suggestion but mac doesn't like it so much.


Edited by djthrottleboi - 3/13/14 at 11:57pm
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  • Location: Germany
  • If not in the US or UK, links to stores in your country: Amazon.de / Alternate.de / Mindfactory.de / Hardwareschotte.de
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: None. I've been using the Razer Anansi and I like the layout of it.
  • Price: 100€ max
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes. blue / green / a mix of those are preferred, but any other is fine aswell
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming, lots of programming (8 to 10 hours a day)
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: Preferably
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Doesn't matter
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Doesn't matter
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): German
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): MX Blue, I guess?
  • *Noise level (high/low): High (althought I'm concerned that it will be hearable in TS³ with the mic being 20-30cm away from the keyboard and voice activationn turned on; I dont want to use push2talk)
  • *Tactility (yes/ no): Yes
  • *Stiffness (high/ low): No idea what that means
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  • Location:US
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Razer Black widow (Razer switches?)
  • Price:100-150
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ):[ /B] It is a plus but not needed
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Games
  • USB/ PS2: Usb
  • KRO:
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Never used them
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Yes
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): What ever is the norm
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Clicky blue
  • *Noise level (high/low):
  • *Tactility (yes/ no): Yes
  • *Stiffness (high/ low):

Edited by Sainix - 3/14/14 at 9:06am
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  • Location:US
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Razer Black widow (Razer switches?)
  • Price:100-150
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ):[ /B] It is a plus but not needed
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Games
  • USB/ PS2: Usb
  • KRO:
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Never used them
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Yes
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): What ever is the norm
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Clicky blue
  • *Noise level (high/low):
  • *Tactility (yes/ no): Yes
  • *Stiffness (high/ low):

Most will recomend a Coolermaster Quickfire XT or a Filco, or if you want backlighting a Ducky Shine ( shine zero, or Shine 3 ) Razer keyboards are not that great, just over hyped marketing makes it sound like they are the greatest things on the planet, in reality they are not. ( they moved to their 'razer' switches to save production cost by using chinese knock off switches )
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Most will recomend a Coolermaster Quickfire XT or a Filco, or if you want backlighting a Ducky Shine ( shine zero, or Shine 3 ) Razer keyboards are not that great, just over hyped marketing makes it sound like they are the greatest things on the planet, in reality they are not. ( they moved to their 'razer' switches to save production cost by using chinese knock off switches )

Yea they had me all hyped with that video >.< I have looked into the ducky shine 3 before and it was looking good to me just nervous to pull the trigger on buying one and then something new and better coming along
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Yea they had me all hyped with that video >.< I have looked into the ducky shine 3 before and it was looking good to me just nervous to pull the trigger on buying one and then something new and better coming along

Ducky and Filco are the Top teir brands in terms of build quality and performance.

Razers just cheap products with pretty lights and a good marketing department, pretty much like beats headphones, alienware computers, and all that other kinda stuff.

Just because you paid a lot of money for something does not mean its the best.
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^_^ well I am glad i came here before buying.

I am down to two keyboards

Ducky Shine 3: Cant seem to find where to buy one though =o

Das keyboard model S pro: http://shop.daskeyboard.com/collections/products/products/das-keyboard-professional-model-s
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