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post #1 of 6
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I'm currently trying to decide on whether I should either buy a nice mechanical keyboard or instead use a MX3200 wireless keyboard (which uses rubber domes, isn't mechanical) that someone I know had given me for free. The MX3200 is in very good condition, but a little dusty, though some cleaning fixed that. My biggest concern about the MX3200 is any lag that may be present due to its wireless connection and how well the Logitech receiver works compared to other wireless technologies such as Bluetooth. I currently use a generic Dell keyboard (one that comes with a Dell PC) since I wanted to lower the cost of my build a little. I'm fine with the Dell keyboard but I've heard great things about mechanical ones so I may just buy one of those.


TL;DR: Currently use a generic Dell keyboard and have acquired a free MX3200 keyboard (rubber domes, old 2006 release but in good condition, wireless). So either I use that or buy a mechanical keyboard (switches, new but expensive, wired).
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post #2 of 6
Since recently acquiring a mechanical keyboard, I would definitely recommend one!
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post #3 of 6
After two mechanic keyboards, i wouldn't abandon them for anything.

Also, if getting a wireless keyboard is important to you, why not get a wireless mech board like the XArmor U9W?
   
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post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post

Also, if getting a wireless keyboard is important to you, why not get a wireless mech board like the XArmor U9W?

Sorry if my post wasn't explaining it right: I have no preference between wired and wireless, they're both fine. I was just wondering if there would be any negative impact by using a wireless keyboard such as the MX3200: eg - lag between when I press a key and when the computer registers that I have.
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by AHW214 View Post

Sorry if my post wasn't explaining it right: I have no preference between wired and wireless, they're both fine. I was just wondering if there would be any negative impact by using a wireless keyboard such as the MX3200: eg - lag between when I press a key and when the computer registers that I have.
That is the exact reason why I haven't gone wireless. If you are gaming and need fast response time and a highly reliable connection wired is the way to go. The only reason somebody would want a wireless keyboard is for convenience.
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post #6 of 6
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That is the exact reason why I haven't gone wireless. If you are gaming and need fast response time and a highly reliable connection wired is the way to go. The only reason somebody would want a wireless keyboard is for convenience.

I agree with that. I actually own the U9W, but i swapped it to my CM Quickfire Rapid since it allowed me to get rid of the lag. It isn't noticeable most of the time on single player games, but on a pinch on multiplayer games, you need to get rid of as much lag as possible.
   
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