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Hello,
I'm selling my current keyboard for 50€ because I'd like to buy a mechanical one. The price should be around 120€ or so. I saw the corsair (brand which I really like) k90 and it seems to be pretty damn good. I found it on Amazon for 116€. Should I get the k90 or something else? I usually play fps (BF3, COD...) and I also type a lot. My current keyboard (Roccat Isku) is not very good for typing and it's membrane...
Thanks
post #2 of 28
I use a K90 for FPS. Love it. THere is a K95 out now but not much between them other than the F buttons on left also mechanical now.
post #3 of 28
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Thanks! And just to ba able to compare, what's an other very good mechanical keyboard?
post #4 of 28
If you haven't used a mechanical keyboard before, I'd look into buying a sampler kit. WASD Keyboards do one for pretty cheap, and you might be able to find it on Amazon or similar as well. It gives you one of each type of switch to try, as well as a keycap. There are big differences between keys. Personally I like Blues the best, and Red switches least, but that's just me.
post #5 of 28
If you type alot aswell, i think blue switches are the right choice for you.
They are perfect imo for gaming and typing, i'm using the razer blackwidow ultimate 2013 atm and after 2 months of use i haven't had any issue.
It is better ofc to visit a local store or something and try them all out and see what fits you the best.
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For my first mechanical keyboard i got the Corsair k70. It's pretty much a k90 or k95 but without the G buttons. But it comes in 2 different colors and a lower price wink.gif. It is the best keyboard i have ever used and it comes with textured keys to replace the WASD and 1-6 for when you are gaming. Programable backlighting, every single key is a cherry mx red, Aluminum backplate, usb passthrough, bios option, detatchable wrist wrest (also fits the k60 single hand wrest). No metal bars under the larger keys making it much easier to put the space bar back on and off when dusting.
Its cheaper than the k90/95 so why not get it? i love it for battlefield 3.
Here's the blue and silver: http://www.corsair.com/us/vengeance-k70-fully-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-natural-silver-na-layout.html
Here's the black and red (mine) :http://www.corsair.com/us/vengeance-k70-fully-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-anodized-black-na-layout.html
Amazon has some better images: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B00CD1FC6G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1370012069&sr=8-2&keywords=K70
Switching from a logitec mx 5500 (rubber membrane) to the K70 (cherry mx Red) increased my wpm by 20wmp or more.
DEFINITELY THINK YOU SHOULD GET THIS ONE FOR THE SMALLER PRICE TAG
plus you wont be using the G keys that often durning battlefield or COD wink.gif
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post #7 of 28
IMO, go with either Red or Brown Cherry switches. I have browns on my Nighthawk x8 Mechanical Keyboard. They are great for typing--I also casually game with it.
post #8 of 28
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I need some help about the key types!
Some people told me the reds are the best, then I heard the are the worst and so on!!! I just need gaming (fps) and typing. Best if they aren't too loud and not too hard to press
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by Alessio View Post

I need some help about the key types!
Some people told me the reds are the best, then I heard the are the worst and so on!!! I just need gaming (fps) and typing. Best if they aren't too loud and not too hard to press

I'd recommend Red or Brown switches. Out of the two Reds are considered better for FPS gaming while Browns are considered better for typing. Blues are the loudest and Blacks have the most resistance.

Here's my write-up of the different switches in case you're interested.
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so what I'd need are reds right?
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