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Originally Posted by Lubed Up Slug View Post

How does this work? I am intrigued.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

The key would still be as tall as it is now, the key travel would just be decreased.
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Originally Posted by Lubed Up Slug View Post

Key travel would be reduced yeah, but the actuation point doesn't change, does he mean that you would press it as far as you could and that would be actuation? So that way you can only go as far as actuation, and would never bottom out? Or something along those lines?

Yes, my apologies I meant key travel, not actuation distance, you couldn't change the actuation distance unless you modified the internals of the switch.

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Originally Posted by Galkaman View Post

Hello, I'll be ordering my first mechanical keyboard next week. I plan to use it for gaming (Probably a lot of FFXIV) and general web surfing. I think I have it narrowed down to the BlackWidow Ultimate 2014 or Corsair Vengeance K95. I can't decide on which one. I just want to make sure I'm not leaving anything out that could be better in the same price range. Thanks.

  • Location: US
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: BlackWidow Ultimate 2014 or Corsair Vengeance K95
  • Price: $140.00 ballpark
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): preferably
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): full size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): gaming/typing
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: ? lol
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): yes
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Doesn't matter
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): All that matters to me is the responsiveness.
  • *Noise level (high/low):
  • *Tactility (yes/ no):
  • *Stiffness (high/ low):

Corsair K95 would be a decent choice, you could also consider the Logitech G710+.
post #1122 of 2357
  • Location: USA
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: CM QuickFire Ultimate and Pro
  • Price: $120-ish
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes, Red
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full Size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): 60% typing, 40% gaming
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: Be nice, but not vital
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Be nice, but not vital
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Yes
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Cherry MX Brown

For some utterly bizarre reason, a full size keyboard with Cherry MX browns and full red backlighting seems to not exist! The CM QuickFire Pro is as close as I've found, but it's only partially backlit. Any suggestions?
post #1123 of 2357
I currently have a full size $20 microsoft rubber dome keyboard, as stock standard as they come, it has served me suprisingly well for 5+ years and still going strong.

Location: Australia (I ship most of my PC from overseas anyway)
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Corsair Vengeance K95 (and the future Corsair MX RGB), Roccat Ryos MK Pro and possibly a Ducky shine keyboard

Price: <170 USD
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): yes, I want to have adjustable rgb colour
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): full size ( with G-keys prefereably)
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): games (FPS and MMO)and typing on forums/skyppe 50/50 (no programming)
USB/ PS2: either
KRO: high
Macro keys (yes/ no): yes
Media keys (yes/ no): yes
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): Nordic
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Cherry MX Red
Other: want a sturdy keyboard with durable keycaps that have decent shine resistance and letters that won't fade. Also a wrist rest is good too. Large size and weight are no issue

I want to add that for me lifespan is very important, I want something that will last me a very long time hopefully into the realm of 10 years, Also I'm not real keen on fully minimalistic keyboards, I want it a bit stylish but not over the top (I'm looking at you Mad Catz puke.gif ) for this reason I had been eyeing off the corsair K95, they seem great to me however they only have one backlight colour which is almost a deal breaker for me as I want it to match my PC colour scheme which I change from time to time, I then noticed the Corsair MX RGB, but it has no G-keys, if it had them it would be almost perfect (why must they always leave something out?!?). I then looked at ducky, however they also lack media keys and G-keys too. I'm kind of stuck here, I'm fairly certain there may have been other brands I have not thought of.

lastly I would really like to know how the Corsair K95 and the upcoming MX RGB compare to ducky and other manufacturers in terms of durability and build quality.

If it makes a difference I do not touch type, I need to look at the keyboard occasionally and I also want to get custom keycaps for WASD and Esc
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post #1124 of 2357
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ubermick View Post

  • Location: USA
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: CM QuickFire Ultimate and Pro
  • Price: $120-ish
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes, Red
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full Size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): 60% typing, 40% gaming
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: Be nice, but not vital
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): Be nice, but not vital
  • Media keys (yes/ no): Yes
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Cherry MX Brown

For some utterly bizarre reason, a full size keyboard with Cherry MX browns and full red backlighting seems to not exist! The CM QuickFire Pro is as close as I've found, but it's only partially backlit. Any suggestions?

Many boards with MX Browns and red backlighting exist, it's just a lot are more than your budget, e.g the Ducky Shine 3 or Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8.

As for actual suggestions, you could consider the CM QuickFire Ultimate, it's a QuickFire Pro with full backlighting. You could wait for it to come in stock here.

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Originally Posted by Stickeelion View Post

I currently have a full size $20 microsoft rubber dome keyboard, as stock standard as they come, it has served me suprisingly well for 5+ years and still going strong.

Location: Australia (I ship most of my PC from overseas anyway)
Any keyboards you currently have in mind: Corsair Vengeance K95 (and the future Corsair MX RGB), Roccat Ryos MK Pro and possibly a Ducky shine keyboard

Price: <170 USD
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): yes, I want to have adjustable rgb colour
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): full size ( with G-keys prefereably)
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): games (FPS and MMO)and typing on forums/skyppe 50/50 (no programming)
USB/ PS2: either
KRO: high
Macro keys (yes/ no): yes
Media keys (yes/ no): yes
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): Nordic
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): Cherry MX Red
Other: want a sturdy keyboard with durable keycaps that have decent shine resistance and letters that won't fade. Also a wrist rest is good too. Large size and weight are no issue

I want to add that for me lifespan is very important, I want something that will last me a very long time hopefully into the realm of 10 years, Also I'm not real keen on fully minimalistic keyboards, I want it a bit stylish but not over the top (I'm looking at you Mad Catz puke.gif ) for this reason I had been eyeing off the corsair K95, they seem great to me however they only have one backlight colour which is almost a deal breaker for me as I want it to match my PC colour scheme which I change from time to time, I then noticed the Corsair MX RGB, but it has no G-keys, if it had them it would be almost perfect (why must they always leave something out?!?). I then looked at ducky, however they also lack media keys and G-keys too. I'm kind of stuck here, I'm fairly certain there may have been other brands I have not thought of.

lastly I would really like to know how the Corsair K95 and the upcoming MX RGB compare to ducky and other manufacturers in terms of durability and build quality.

If it makes a difference I do not touch type, I need to look at the keyboard occasionally and I also want to get custom keycaps for WASD and Esc

If you want RGB backlighting you will have to wait for Corsair's RGB boards to come out, no other mechanical keyboards with Cherry MX switches offer RGB backlighting.

In terms of build quality, some Corsair boards such as the K70 have had issues with the backlighting or the board being wobbly. The quality of Ducky boards is very good, particularly the Shine 3.
post #1125 of 2357
  • location: the netherlands
  • If not in the US or UK, links to stores in your country:
  • Any keyboards you currently have in mind: cm storm quickfire, ducky 9008g2pro, vortex race II
  • Price:0-160$/0-120€
  • Backlighting (yes colour doesnt matter):
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc):
  • Use (games/ typing)
  • USB/ PS2:both
  • Media keys (yes):
  • Layout (US
  • Switch type (cherry mx browns):
  • *Noise level (high/low):
  • *Tactility (yes/ no):
  • *Stiffness (high/ low):

i would love pbt keycaps so maybe you can suggest a nice site where i can buy some fancy new pbt keycaps (maybe in a ncie colour)
Edited by PurpleFurple - 3/31/14 at 1:27pm
post #1126 of 2357
Thread Starter 
You need to be more specific with the criteria first.
post #1127 of 2357
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Many boards with MX Browns and red backlighting exist, it's just a lot are more than your budget, e.g the Ducky Shine 3 or Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8.

As for actual suggestions, you could consider the CM QuickFire Ultimate, it's a QuickFire Pro with full backlighting. You could wait for it to come in stock here.

I looked at the Nighthawks, but couldn't see them in the configs I want (the X8 is available in blue, orange, purple, green, or white). Looked at Duckys as well (although they are a bit spendier than I want) and it seems like they're all out of stock.

The CM Ultimate is actually the one I've earmarked, but just can't seem to find them anywhere. (And that one referenced at NCIX is white backlit, alas!)
Edited by ubermick - 4/2/14 at 8:44am
post #1128 of 2357
[*] Location:Poland
[*] Any keyboards you currently have in mind:G710+
[*] Price:130$ max
[*] Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes (no particular colour)
[*] Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): full
[*] Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Games+typing
[*] USB/ PS2: USB
[*] KRO:5+
[*] Macro keys (yes/ no): don't care
[*] Media keys (yes/ no): yes
[*] Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): ANSI
[*] Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): -
[*] *Noise level (high/low): -
[*] *Tactility (yes/ no): -
[*] *Stiffness (high/ low): -
Edited by powN - 4/6/14 at 6:09pm
post #1129 of 2357
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by powN View Post

[*] Location:Poland
[*] Any keyboards you currently have in mind:G710+
[*] Price:130$ max
[*] Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): Yes (no particular colour)
[*] Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): full
[*] Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Games+typing
[*] USB/ PS2: USB
[*] KRO:5+
[*] Macro keys (yes/ no): don't care
[*] Media keys (yes/ no): yes
[*] Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): ANSI
[*] Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): -
[*] *Noise level (high/low): -
[*] *Tactility (yes/ no): -
[*] *Stiffness (high/ low): -

Where would you be able to buy from?
post #1130 of 2357
I guess my country only. The prices prolly are a bit higher but just give me some suggestions so I can read some reviews etc.

P.S. 1 euro = ~ 4 zł.
Edited by powN - 4/7/14 at 8:31am
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