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eSports Thermaltake Knucker vs Real Mechanical Keyboard

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Hello OCN, I am considering buying a new keyboard. I use a generic OEM plunger gaming keyboard (Rosewill / ProHT / Inland - same design / keyboard is rebranded by many vendors for >$30). It's awesome, but it's not mechanical, it is plunger style with fake mechanical switches.

The Knucker keyboard from thermaltake would match all my thermal take gear nicely, and it's $9 AMIR at Microcenter. Has anyone used this keyboard? Is it comparable to a mechanical keyboard for gaming? I like the aesthetics of the eSports thermaltake stuff a lot, but I don't want to buy it if I don't see an improvement. If it's no better than my current, I might as well buy another of the same one I have for like $15 (No rebate).

Now on the other side, I am heavily considering this keyboard. http://www.amazon.com/Vicious-Touch-Keyboard-Programmable-Professional/dp/B00DHUUTEM I have thought about buying it for a while now. The negative review is from some noob who can't figure out how to control the LEDs / thinks they are too bright, I truly don't care about this.

What do you guys think? Lead me in the right direction please!

I play; CS:GO, PS2, SC2, Rising Storm, BF4 / BF3 / BFBC2, soon to play ESO (Basically all the great games a PC gaming geek would enjoy rolleyes.gif)
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$9 for a gaming keyboard isn't a bad deal at all. I don't know much about plunger switches but considering its MSRP is 1/3 the price of a good mech I doubt it'll be that great.
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Yea, I hear you. Did more research and turns out the "mechanical" option I listed isn't mechanical at all. I was hoping the Knucker would be a good buy because it has a good brand name behind it, but it looks basically like the same thing I have, for $15 more.

Really don't know what to do, might just wait til I find a good sale on mechs and buy a real one.
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