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What is the best cheap mechanical keyboard for me?
I do a lot of autocad and gaming. I do a little bit of 3D work. My budget is $80 or less. I prefer it to be a smaller keyboard, however that is of minor importance.
Thanks for the help guys smile.gif
 
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129002

Have a buddy that has that... he likes it but I prefer my Logitech G710+ but sadly is not under your budget.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brazilianloser View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129002
Have a buddy that has that... he likes it but I prefer my Logitech G710+ but sadly is not under your budget.
Any reason I should go blue over brown/red/black? I've only tried one mech keyboard before, and it was blue. I liked it, but is one better than the others for gaming or something?
 
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post #5 of 9
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All of them seem awesome. Which is simultaneously biggrin.gif and mad.gif
 
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post #6 of 9
To me sincerely is your own preference that will decide. Find a location with different types on display os that you may try them out.
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post #7 of 9
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Is there any reason to get the Quickfire Stealth over the Quickfire Rapid? It has a steel plate and a rubber finish. I like how the k65 is easy to clean and has metal finish, but everybody hates it or so it seems. So I guess I have it down to the Quickfire models.
 
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post #8 of 9
Quote from another forum on the matter. "Stealth has the addition of 12KRO & adjustable repeat rate." Hope that helps.
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post #9 of 9
I have a QFR and could not be happier with it.
I since picked up a CMStorm with browns and while I like the keyboard, I find the keys
actuate much easier, and it leads to more frequent unintended key presses.

Blues are loud, though, and if you do a lot of VOIP while gaming it would be something to
keep in mind, especially if you don't do PTT. It might get annoying to others.
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