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I'm new to mechanical keyboards and I'm not sure which ones are the best. Been looking at the Corsair Vengeance k70 and k95 and the Razer blackwidow ultimate 2013 edition. Would like to hear your suggestions. smile.gif
post #2 of 6
If your new to mech keyboards you can checkout one of THESE so you can get a feel for every switch and choose the one that you want before you spend all that money. If you like the "gamer" style boards like those I really couldn't recommend anything because I have only owned a CM Quickfire but If you just want simple value quality I really like my QUICKFIRE or the STEALTH is the same but cooler. biggrin.gif They are both tenkeyless. If you want a full key layout checkout the CM TK which is pretty fricken sweet. I really like the CM TK because the arrow pad is integrated into the number bad, I prefer tenkeyless though.
Edited by Namkab - 7/8/13 at 4:35pm
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post #3 of 6
I got the Coolermaster Rapid with MX Browns and I love. It's my first time mech board. I heard it was the best middle ground for typing and gaming and it's amazing.

I'd recommend the Coolermaster in whatever switch type you want, it's the cheapest on the market, made REALLY well and uses the same OEM boards that Filco uses.
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post #4 of 6
+1 for the quickfire rapid, if you don't want to spend a lot. It can get pretty cheap when they have sales.

Don't buy Razer keyboards; they tend to have really bad stabilizers on the long keys.

If you want something backlit, I would suggest a Duckie shine. They have back lights in just about any color, and have the best build quality.

Alternatively, you could try getting an old IBM model M off of eBay. They are still great keyboards to use, despite their age, and the keyswitches offer a different experience from Cherry MX.
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I'm using Cooler Master keyboards. The feel is pretty good smile.gif
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks for everybody's suggestions, I think I'm going for either cm stork quickfire tk or rapid
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