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post #1081 of 2366
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Originally Posted by sQuetos View Post

Price: £70-£120
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): yes blue or green
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): full size
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming (FPS) Battlefield 3 and 4
USB/ PS2: USB
KRO: what is this lol?
Macro keys (yes/ no): not needed really
Media keys (yes/ no): not needed
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): UK - English
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Blue I guess

If you were willing to stretch the budget, I'd highly recommend the Ducky Shine 3.

Failing that you could consider the Corsair K70, although some users have had issues with it being wobbly or the backlighting having problems.
post #1082 of 2366
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

If you were willing to stretch the budget, I'd highly recommend the Ducky Shine 3.

Failing that you could consider the Corsair K70, although some users have had issues with it being wobbly or the backlighting having problems.

Not a fan of the ducky ones, dont look appealing to me
post #1083 of 2366
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sQuetos View Post

Not a fan of the ducky ones, dont look appealing to me

Fair enough, they are one of the best options for a backlit board around though.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

german made, tried-and-true cherry switches

That should be the new marketing for mechanical keyboards, use German made switches instead of petty rubber domes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sQuetos View Post

Price: £70-£120
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): yes blue or green
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): full size
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming (FPS) Battlefield 3 and 4
USB/ PS2: USB
KRO: what is this lol?
Macro keys (yes/ no): not needed really
Media keys (yes/ no): not needed
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): UK - English
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Blue I guess

Anyways on the subject of what board you want, if the duckies don't look good, they kind of look like most keyboards, just a rectangular black frame, so I guess you want something with a little more flair.

Mech perhaps?:




Well the k70 could be a good option, but there have been issues with the reliability of the blue LEDs and you can't find them with Cherry Mx Blues.

But it seems that you don't really know what switch you want, other than the one that is in the Black Widow, so I would highly recommend going out and trying some keyboards with different switches and finding out which one you like best, by going to a local computer store. If you can't do that, you should at least get a switch tester and try out the different switches, http://www.amazon.com/Max-Keyboard-Keycap-Cherry-Sampler/dp/B00E71W4O8 if you get the one from cooler master you get some money off of the price of their keyboard if you buy one I think.
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Originally Posted by Lubed Up Slug View Post

Well the k70 could be a good option, but there have been issues with the reliability of the blue LEDs and you can't find them with Cherry Mx Blues.

The K70 does come with MX Blues.
post #1086 of 2366
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

The K70 does come with MX Blues.

Yeah but it is out of stock on the corsair website, and you can't find it on amazon or new egg, but I see on amazon.co.uk you can get browns or blues if you select gunmetal, my bad.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FLVICPS/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers

and on scan.co.uk
Edited by Lubed Up Slug - 3/23/14 at 4:54pm
post #1087 of 2366
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lubed Up Slug View Post

Yeah but it is out of stock on the corsair website, and you can't find it on amazon or new egg, but I see on amazon.co.uk you can get browns or blues if you select gunmetal, my bad.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00FLVICPS/ref=noref?ie=UTF8&psc=1&s=computers

and on scan.co.uk

Yeah, I posted the Scan link in my first response. tongue.gif
post #1088 of 2366
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Originally Posted by sQuetos View Post

Not a fan of the ducky ones, dont look appealing to me

Ah one more thing occurred to me, you might not like that space bar, but it comes with another one without the snake all over it, and also you can get a set of custom keycaps to make it fit your style.

Like this

or this



or this

post #1089 of 2366
Yes the shine 2 and or 3 are both good options if you are willing to stretch the budget a bit, but there is also the Cooler Master Ultimate which is both full size with blue led with blue switches. It is usually around 100 usd mark for price so not even exceeding the limit for your price. Also the Te Sports Poseidon keyboard is fullsize and looks basically like the Cooler master XT, minimla with a nice look and blue leds. It is only a 80 to 90 usd buy and I would suggest it if you are looking for a good board with a good price.
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I currently have a dying Razer Lycosa.. And, needless to say, it's become more of an irritating keyboard the older it gets. I'm a typist and writer, I type at 80WPM. I do a heavy amount of gaming as well, I'm a PC gamer pretty much exclusively.. So a board that is good for MMOs, shooters, and RTS (my 3 main 'genres') is what I'm really looking for.
  • Location: West Coast, US
  • If not in the US or UK, links to stores in your country:
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind:Das Keyboards, Steel Series
  • Price: 50$ - 150$
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Highly preferred, but not required (have 104 keys memorized)
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Typing (writing, chatting, web search, forum posting), all types of gaming.
  • USB/ PS2: I was reading that PS/2 is the easiest way to get full NKRO.
  • KRO: Full on the alphabet
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): I do not use macros
  • Media keys (yes/ no): I rarely use them as is, I use Google Play Music for the majority of my music.
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): From what I've read, blue/brown would be the most comfortable to use for my typing speed.
  • *Noise level (high/low): Doesn't matter, but prefer low.
  • *Tactility (yes/ no): ???
  • *Stiffness (high/ low): Something that doesn't stick like the Lycosa...

OBVIOUSLY, I am trying to spend as little as possible on rectifying my mistake of hoping Razer keyboards would be as good as their mice.

EDIT: After doing a bit of hunting, I found the CM Storm QuickFire TK
http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00EM7L600/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1395755177&sr=1-2&keywords=CM+Quick+fire

It seems to fit what I want out of a keyboard.. can anyone who's owned this give me some pointers? Maybe point me in the direction of a better board?
Edited by nirvanabomb - 3/25/14 at 7:01am
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