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Hi OCN,

I'm on the lookout for a new keyboard.

I'm currently using the Logitech G110 and have been for a year. I'm still not 100% comfortable with it and I'm not happy with the way it feels. I've been looking at the Cooler Master mechanical keyboards and as it's my first mech keyboard, I'm not sure what's best.

I want a full numpad on the keyboard. I also live in South Africa so I use the following stores:

LandMark PC
WootWare

I've been looking at the CM Storm Cherry MX Black Quickfire Pro Black - LINK - the CM Storm Cherry MX Red Quickfire Pro Black - LINK - or the CM Storm Cherry MX Blue Quickfire Pro Black - LINK

Are there any others on those sites that you would recommend?

I'm not too fussy when it comes to backlighting either.

Thanks
Edited by DuckKnuckle - 3/24/13 at 5:43am
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Bumping for urgency. I'd like to place my order today thumb.gif
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post #3 of 5
They are all great keyboards. Firstly you need to decide what kind of switches you want then get the appropriate keyboard.

I just got a CM Storm QuickFire TK with Brown switches and I am in love, it's amazing smile.gif You should check it out.

Also, the brown switches feel awesome, exactly how I want them to be, not too soft, not too stiff wink.gif Best of both worlds imo.
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post #4 of 5
Hey, if you still need some ideas for mechanical keyboards you can always use this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1369214/recommended-mechanical-keyboards

So far I have it listing most of the mechanical keyboards that are regularly recommended on OCN.
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For typing, I would either recommend the Coolermaster or the Filco. However, seeing that the sites you listed do not sell Filco keyboards, Coolermaster also makes some great keyboards. I have a Coolermaster Quickfire TK w/ blue switches and I love it. However, I will be upgrading to a Filco Majestouch 2 w/ brown switches very soon.

For gaming, I would recommend the Steelseries 6GV2 as it is popular among many professional gamers. One of my close friends own one, and it is a pleasure to use.

What switch you get is also very significant. For gaming, I recommend black as it is hard to press (bad for typing). For typing, I recommend either brown or blues; either one is awesome biggrin.gif
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