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I am looking to find a mechanical gaming keyboard, and I was wondering what the best one for $100 or less would be. I am open to any suggestions, but it must have Cherry MX RED switches.
    
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First check here http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/keyboard/#s=4&sort=a8

Then decide if you want lighting and whatnot. I hear that http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AOIRCI6/?tag=pcpapi-20

http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=264

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009FTWKYG/?tag=pcpapi-20

Are all good keyboards with red switches and backlighting.
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no idea if it's the best, but i absolutely love mine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129006
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CM QuickFireRapid in Greens if you like resistance.
 
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CM QuickFireRapid
Steelseries 6GV2 ( no anoying numpad on is which is good. )
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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid, QuickFire Stealth, QuickFire XT, and Unicomp Ultra Classic. Choose whichever one provides the best layout and switch type for you.
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