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MSI GK-601 Gaming Keyboard

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I got this keyboard a few weeks ago but have not had too much time to use it since I have been moving and was in the hospital. I love the weight of the keyboard so it will stay in place when I am using it. The rubber feet really do a good job of gripping, and even when the rear feet are opened they are keeping it in one place. The cord is very nice looking - being sheathed entirely with USB. mic, and speaker/headphone plugs. The keyboard has female speaker, mic, and 2 USB. The backlight on the keyboard is bright but not overly so, as to distract me. The Cherry Red switches are very nice and definitely seem to make my typing faster for some reason (maybe since its more of a tactile feeling coupled with the size of the keyboard). You can use the software for the keyboard to set up macros (but not required for standard use smile.gif ), and I forgot to say that the backlight has four modes, but I have been using this with just a standard bright full keyboard light. I was pleased that there were media keys on the board ( need to use the function key, but still good).

I enjoyed using the board with battlefield 4 beta and some menial games like Torchlight II. I am currently in my mother's house while I wait to get into my house on Saturday but while here she has used it and wants to get one lol. So I am thinking that this one would be a good choice for her at work even. Since there is a $20 MIR on it at newegg with a free mousepad I may scoop it up for her. I may go with the black/blue model that has no backlight for her though. Is anyone else using this ?

Pics coming soon - in the process of moving

Edit: $79.99 after MIR @ Newegg
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Took some pics smile.gif





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post #3 of 5
Ugh, that alienware.

But other then that, it looks awesome. Cherry reds are nice to game on, and they're pretty quiet too. Have fun with that thing. The gold backlighting looks sweet
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Ugh, that alienware.

But other then that, it looks awesome. Cherry reds are nice to game on, and they're pretty quiet too. Have fun with that thing. The gold backlighting looks sweet

Um, what alienware - that is a MSI GT60-403US (w/ 680m) - as mentioned in my sig
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
MSI GK-601 mechanical / backlit Cooler Master V1200 Platinum Custom MSI Benchtable Lots of them - I have a problem! 
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post #5 of 5
what is going on with that keyboard? I like it, but can't find any information about out. Was it discontinued? Are there any other layouts of it?
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