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I've been doing a lot of researching regarding my next keyboard and mouse combo, which I'll specifically be using for gaming.

Being budget-oriented, I can't afford the mechanical keyboards or even the ones with ALPS switches, stuck with rubber-dome switches. Same story with mice, I find it absolutely outrageous to dump $50 on a mouse. Razer and fancy brands and such out the window.

Did some researching, and eventually found the following to meet my criteria:

Keyboard: QSENN SEM-DT35
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200800504358

Now I've heard some mixed opinions on this keyboard, some highly praising it (diamond in the rough and such), some calling it nothing more than a normal rubber-dome keyboard Koreans buy because its dirt-cheap. I can only ship from Ebay. Cheapest PS/2 keyboard available to me is $19... I guess its safe enough to put in another $5 or so into something that just might be promising.

Mouse: E-Blue Cobra
http://www.ebay.com/itm/330888956732

Pretty much praise all the way here, haven't heard anything negative. A few have referred to it as having the same style as a Razer Diamondback. Dirt-cheap for $8.

What's your opinion? Does this seem to be a good budget gaming combo? I know when it comes to keyboards and mice... that its all about individual taste... not everyone would like a set like this. To put in an example, maybe the Eblue Cobra would not appeal to Claw Grip users? I'm not sure, I'm pretty much neutral with the way I use my mouse...

However, in general, putting aside niches like claw, finger and palm grip aside, would the QSENN SEM-DT35 keyboard and E-Blue Cobra mouse be recommended for the budget-minded?

EDIT: Another PS/2 keyboard option... but is the QSENN SEM-DT35 worth the extra $10? This is currently the least expensive PS/2 keyboard available to me.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271195504220
Edited by Forde3654Eire - 6/24/13 at 4:49pm
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i can't remember the last time i paid more then $5 for either a keyboard or a mouse. Sorry bro... can't claim there is any difference between a $100 keyboard and a $5 one. I rarely even want to spend money on those parts and just get people's hand-me downs for free...
 
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i can't remember the last time i paid more then $5 for either a keyboard or a mouse. Sorry bro... can't claim there is any difference between a $100 keyboard and a $5 one. I rarely even want to spend money on those parts and just get people's hand-me downs for free...

I get your point haha, you're not the first person to say that. I myself would rather just go for the cheapest available... however, reason why I'm stepping it up a notch is, the last few $5 keyboards my parents bought over the years for the family computer were beyond atrocious. Wrong and missing keys straight out of the box, keys getting stuck down when you push them. Same with the mice. Extremely tiny yolks that make web browsing an absolute pain.

Bottom line: I'd rather spend a few more $ to get a keyboard without missing / wrong keys or ones that get stuck, and a mouse that doesn't make me despise using the computer.
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If you're not going mechanical, just get the cheapest rubber dome you can find.
The mouse should be fine.
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If you're not going mechanical, just get the cheapest rubber dome you can find.
The mouse should be fine.

Second this, also if you're close to a Microcenter or Fry's they both sell dirt cheap rubber dome keyboards in store (under 10.00). Not sure if you can order them online.
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