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What would be the best bang-for-the-buck mechanical keyboard that I could buy? I'm about to start gaming again and this is my first time buying a mechanical keyboard as I heard they're damn good. The current keyboard I'm using now is the Logitech Solar Keyboard.

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post #2 of 73
I highly recommend the Rosewill RK-9000. I've also had the Corsair K60 -- terrible mechanical keyboard
post #3 of 73
+1 for the RK-9000. I've had mine for about 6 months and love it
post #4 of 73
The Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid and TK offer a lot for their price. Each of them can be had with different switches.
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What is your budget?
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Interesting. How about the Corsair K70 and K95?

I'd say my budget is around $100 or so but I could stretch a bit if it is worth it.
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post #7 of 73
Rather than to just look at "bang for buck" you need to also figure out what switch would fit you best. Being that it is your first mechanical you're likely to enjoy any switch out there when put in comparison to your rubber dome. I personally dislike mx red and black... I find them mushy and some what similar in feeling to a rubber dome. They just feel less responsive to me since they don't have a tactile bump. I prefer brown and blues by far.

Blues have a clicky sound to them and are more suited for typing rather than gaming. They're really gratifying to type on.

Browns are kind of a middle ground, they are very responsive and not too loud.

Do your research, don't buy just based on price alone.
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post #8 of 73
Do you need backlit keys? Extra macro keys? Dedicated media keys?
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I second the Quickfire Rapid if you don't mind not having a numpad and having a large amounts of logos. Around $80 depending on switch type.
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Originally Posted by gl0ry View Post

Rather than to just look at "bang for buck" you need to also figure out what switch would fit you best. Being that it is your first mechanical you're likely to enjoy any switch out there when put in comparison to your rubber dome. I personally dislike mx red and black... I find them mushy and some what similar in feeling to a rubber dome. They just feel less responsive to me since they don't have a tactile bump. I prefer brown and blues by far.

Blues have a clicky sound to them and are more suited for typing rather than gaming. They're really gratifying to type on.

Browns are kind of a middle ground, they are very responsive and not too loud.

Do your research, don't buy just based on price alone.

Thanks, that makes sense.
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Do you need backlit keys? Extra macro keys? Dedicated media keys?

I prefer to have backlit keys but can get away with no media keys. What are macro keys?
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