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post #1091 of 2365
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Originally Posted by nirvanabomb View Post

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.

If you'd be happy not using backlighting then the CM QuickFire XT or a FIlco Majestouch-2 would be a great choice.

If not then try the Ducky Shine 3, available with MX Blue or MX Brown and with several backlight colours

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post #1092 of 2365
Price: around £100, less if possible
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ):no , but would not mind
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: CM Storm Quickfire TK
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): TKL
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming(fps) and a bit of typing
USB/ PS2: USB
KRO: highest if possible
Macro keys (yes/ no): no
Media keys (yes/ no): would not mind
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): UK
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Blue
post #1093 of 2365
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Originally Posted by killer121 View Post

Price: around £100, less if possible
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ):no , but would not mind
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: CM Storm Quickfire TK
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): TKL
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming(fps) and a bit of typing
USB/ PS2: USB
KRO: highest if possible
Macro keys (yes/ no): no
Media keys (yes/ no): would not mind
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): UK
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Blue

Are you sure you want MX Blues? Some people don't like them for gaming due to the distance between the actuation and reset points.

The TK is a reasonable choice, I'd personally go for a QuickFire Rapid or Stealth, but I'm having trouble finding any stock.

You could also stretch the budget slightly and get a Ducky Shine 3 (multiple backlight colours available), it has backlighting which you said you didn't really need, but you could always leave it off if you don't want it.
post #1094 of 2365
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Are you sure you want MX Blues? Some people don't like them for gaming due to the distance between the actuation and reset points.

The TK is a reasonable choice, I'd personally go for a QuickFire Rapid or Stealth, but I'm having trouble finding any stock.

You could also stretch the budget slightly and get a Ducky Shine 3 (multiple backlight colours available), it has backlighting which you said you didn't really need, but you could always leave it off if you don't want it.
Thanks a lot, but i think i might stay with CM to save a few bucks.
Would blue be fine with playing fps? Since it doesn't require spamming a key.
Is there any other keyboard that is TKL but still retain a Num pad like the TK?
post #1095 of 2365
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by killer121 View Post

Thanks a lot, but i think i might stay with CM to save a few bucks.
Would blue be fine with playing fps? Since it doesn't require spamming a key.
Is there any other keyboard that is TKL but still retain a Num pad like the TK?

It depends how you hold your fingers when they are not pressing a key. If you are used to holding the switch just above the actuation point when you're not pressing the key, then you might have issues, as you have to let off the switch considerably for the switch to reset after actuating.

As for if there's any more boards like the QuickFire TK, it uses a pretty unique layout, I can't think of any others that use that format.
post #1096 of 2365
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

It depends how you hold your fingers when they are not pressing a key. If you are used to holding the switch just above the actuation point when you're not pressing the key, then you might have issues, as you have to let off the switch considerably for the switch to reset after actuating.

As for if there's any more boards like the QuickFire TK, it uses a pretty unique layout, I can't think of any others that use that format.
Thank you again , i will borrow my friend's blue switch ducky and see if it work for me .
If not i will just stay with Red
post #1097 of 2365
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Originally Posted by killer121 View Post

Thank you again , i will borrow my friend's blue switch ducky and see if it work for me .
If not i will just stay with Red

MX Reds could be a better choice for gaming, but you should be aware that they are light switches with no tactility, which means accidental keypresses could occur more often than usual.

Regardless, if you'd be happy with MX Reds then you could also consider the Corsair K65, although it's non-standard bottom row will make getting another set of keycaps more difficult.
post #1098 of 2365
I actually find blues easier to use for RTS than FPS. Something about the tactility when pressing and holding buttons just feels like a hindrance.

I had my blues from work at home while repairing a couple of boards at home and I must say, it was a massive pleasure to set the reds back up again for gaming. I'm still undecided on red vs brown for gaming. I honestly think my opinion changes the longer I use one switch for. The grass is greener and all that.
post #1099 of 2365
I'm looking for an ergonomic mechanical keyboard, how should I fill the request? I don't see any field for "ergonomic".
post #1100 of 2365
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Originally Posted by dorcopio View Post

I'm looking an ergonomic mechanical keyboard, how should I fill the request? I don't see any field for "ergonomic".

Dude, you are just in time for The Ergodox Massdrop! Here is a link illustrating the assembly process, so you can get a good idea of what is inside.
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