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Hi all. I am a SQL programmer that is in the market for a new keyboard. I've burned through a Saitek Eclipse and Logitech G110, both not mechanical of course. After talking to my boss, he said I should be able to expense a new keyboard.
  • Location: USA
  • Price: <$250
  • Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): dont care
  • Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): TKL or Full Size
  • Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): programming
  • USB/ PS2: USB
  • KRO: ?
  • Macro keys (yes/ no): YES
  • Media keys (yes/ no): dont care
  • Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US
  • Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): ?
  • *Noise level (high/low): LOW
  • *Tactility (yes/ no): YES i think
  • *Stiffness (high/ low): not sure

I recommend a board with MX Clears. WASD Code is the first thing that comes to mind. If that's unavailable or you're concerned about the heavier MX Clear switch, go for a Quick Fire Rapid or Quick Fire XT in browns. Max Nighthawk x8 or Ducky Zero/Shine or Filco boards would also be great choices for browns. Other users might know of something that's not the Code that comes stock with MX clear if you're interested in them.
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I recommend a board with MX Clears. WASD Code is the first thing that comes to mind. If that's unavailable or you're concerned about the heavier MX Clear switch, go for a Quick Fire Rapid or Quick Fire XT in browns. Max Nighthawk x8 or Ducky Zero/Shine or Filco boards would also be great choices for browns. Other users might know of something that's not the Code that comes stock with MX clear if you're interested in them.

Yea, I tend to be a fairly forceful typer, and when I have played around with the blues (razer greens) at the store, they seem really really light to me, though partially due to my familiarity with rubber dome keys that i have always used. The Cherry Clear did jump out at me when I was comparing the different keys.

I really like the CODE, but i really need macro keys. They are a huge time saver when coding.

I suppose I could get a separate macro board, if such a thing exists, or better yet, a TKL keyboard with a separate numpad+macro keys board. Now that would be perfect.
Edited by clawlan - 4/15/14 at 3:00pm
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Yea, I tend to be a fairly forceful typer, and when I have played around with the blues (razer greens) at the store, they seem really really light to me, though partially due to my familiarity with rubber dome keys that i have always used. The Cherry Clear did jump out at me when I was comparing the different keys.

I really like the CODE, but i really need macro keys. They are a huge time saver when coding.

I suppose I could get a separate macro board, if such a thing exists, or better yet, a TKL keyboard with a separate numpad+macro keys board. Now that would be perfect.

A lot of users here find that software such as autohotkey is a good substitute for dedicated macro keys. Have you ever looked into that?
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A lot of users here find that software such as autohotkey is a good substitute for dedicated macro keys. Have you ever looked into that?

Yea, I am familiar with autohotkey. I just like the idea of a separate set of keys, but I may have to go ahk so I can get a better keyboard.

Now just need to find someone that is selling one of those coolermaster mechanical key samplers used so I can try them out...
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Yea, I am familiar with autohotkey. I just like the idea of a separate set of keys, but I may have to go ahk so I can get a better keyboard.

Now just need to find someone that is selling one of those coolermaster mechanical key samplers used so I can try them out...

It's pretty common that people want macro keys, not for the ability to set up macros, but in order to have more key binds at the ready within the reach of the left hand home position.
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It's pretty common that people want macro keys, not for the ability to set up macros, but in order to have more key binds at the ready within the reach of the left hand home position.

Agreed. I have the keys set up to enter my most common programming commands and other related actions like compile script, etc.

Looks like the keyboard to get is the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate if I must have the macro keys. Otherwise, the WASD Code, Deck Legend, or Ducky PRO/Shine II with the Cherry Clears seem to be the way to go. hmmmmmmmmmmm.weirdsmiley.gif
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I'd personally get a CM Storm Trigger or Logitech G710+ over a Razer BWU.
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I'd personally get a CM Storm Trigger or Logitech G710+ over a Razer BWU.

why do you say that?
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I'd personally get a CM Storm Trigger or Logitech G710+ over a Razer BWU.

why do you say that?

Razer boards aren't known for having the most reliable backlighting or best build quality, also I'm not convinced about the new "Razer" switches just yet.
Edited by Paradigm84 - 4/16/14 at 8:16am
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Razer boards aren't known for having the most reliable backlighting or best build quality, also I'm not convinced about the new "Razer" switches just yet.

Very good points. I think this is what i am going to do. Buy a solid Cherry Clear TKL (WASD?) and a seperate usb numpad. I am a lefty and have always wanted a left hand numpad so this will kill 2 birds with one stone. I can use autohotkey to program macros to the numpad as well as use the numpad as a left hand numpad.
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