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post #11 of 20
I deal with people like the OP all day at work. People call in and don't know what they want. You have to tell them. If they choose not to go with your advice, you offer no more assistance because you try to help them and they are blind to that.

Get a daskeyboard with blue keys. GG.
post #12 of 20
the click activation is a personal preference IMO. people that like blues are people that want the click sound and click activation. if your used to membrane keyboards and have been for a long time get REDS or BLACKS. they are the easiest to transition from because they feel like a membrane key. if you are 100% sure you want the click feeling AND you've used one before then get blues as they are the easiest to press with a click. but if your aren't wanting that specific feature stay away from it because you'll dislike it after a while, but you'll find it "tolerable".

the differences between reds and blacks are the pressure to push the key, blacks take 50grams of pressure to push, reds are like 30-35ish, cant remember. but since your coming here to ask, this means your aren't sure, then i HIGHLY recommend cherry mx REDS for you, they will feel like a super precise membrane keyboard that never errors and will last a LONG time. ive chewed up atleast 20 membrane keyboards over the course of 15 years. and dont punch or throw them or spill stuff on them.

this keyboard is my recommendation to you and what your looking for and the price is justifyable and its the only one that comes with a free cpu cooler which you can sell on craigslist or ebay to get some money back.
Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard RK-9000RE with Cherry MX Red Switch

then it includes two cables(Braided also!), one for usb and one for ps/2 connector. i also highly recommend you use the ps/2 connection to support more than 6 keys pressed at the same time and is more responsive then usb as you can see in this video below(fast foward, its long winded).

i hope i painted a very good picture for you and enjoy your new keyboard!


Edited by mikemartinco - 3/21/13 at 8:42pm
    
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post #13 of 20
just get a reg. keyboard for like 50 bucks.. lol
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just get a reg. keyboard for like 50 bucks.. lol

Or you can get a mech keyboard for $50 like I did
post #15 of 20
cherry reds and black in the Steelseries G6 are silent.
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cherry reds and black in the Steelseries G6 are silent.

The switch itself is silent, but the steelseries 6Gv2 and 7G keyboards at least, make quite a bit of noise. Certainly much more than a normal rubber dome keyboard. But it's the noise of the plastic of the keycaps hitting the bottom when you press the switch all the way down.
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Forgot about the backlight but that definitely is something I want. Only problem with the quickfire TK is that it is not a full keyboard. How is the trigger? I see it on newegg with mx browns for $79 along with a video of it getting run over by a Lamborghini.

personally I have NEVER used the numpad in my entire life. but it does actually have one, you just need to hit the numlock button to turn it on/off.

the only thing I dislike about it is that the media keys are integrated with the F keys. i always listen to music while I game and sometimes I need to hit F9 to pause in Dota 2.

other than that, the keyboard is impeccable.
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personally I have NEVER used the numpad in my entire life. but it does actually have one, you just need to hit the numlock button to turn it on/off.

the only thing I dislike about it is that the media keys are integrated with the F keys. i always listen to music while I game and sometimes I need to hit F9 to pause in Dota 2.

other than that, the keyboard is impeccable.

Btw you can change key binds to any key using the CM Storm program tongue.gif
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Btw you can change key binds to any key using the CM Storm program tongue.gif



Edit: I only found the program "Trigger App," and I think it only works for the CM Storm Trigger. I'll try installing it when I get home though.
Edited by MKUL7R4 - 3/22/13 at 12:43pm
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Edit: I only found the program "Trigger App," and I think it only works for the CM Storm Trigger. I'll try installing it when I get home though.

Yea that's the one haha, didn't know which it was.
I don't use it at all except when I first got the Trigger to see what the program had to offer.
I saw you could do a lot with it, the Macro creator seemed nice. I have not used my macro keys at all since I got it tongue.gif I don't know what to use it for! You have any clue? tongue.gif
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