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Hi I have managed to get 40$ to buy myself a new keyboard and I wonder what is the best gaming keyboard i can buy for 40$
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Welcome to OCN, we actually have a thread just for this topic, fill it out and you will get quick and good information

http://www.overclock.net/t/1361490/keyboard-suggestion-thread/1000#post_21915382
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This has been my favorite keyboard that I have ever owned. When it finally gave out I switched to a Logitech g510 (out of your price range) but I still miss the Merc, it's pretty tempting at the price, if my 510 was really old or giving out I'd probably pick up the refurbished Merc. For $40 you don't really have many options especially if you won't buy refurbished, it kind of depends on what features you are looking for.

If your are focused on gaming then most likely you want something wired and with a good amount of macro/key-binding options which the Steel Series has.
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post #5 of 8
Excuse me for evading the question, but I suggest you keep saving until you at least double your $40. Then you can actually buy a decent keyboard.
post #6 of 8
imho, the best option is a monoprice mechanical keyboard. http://www.monoprice.com/Product?p_id=9433

They sometimes go on sale for around 45-50 dollars.
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I got a Cherry brand MX-Board 2.0 for $50, but the Monoprice looks better with the ergonomic keycaps. A word of warning though, these boards are built cheap and are flimsy. You're probably not going to break the back plate, but you can definitely feel it give and flex as you type, which takes away from the quality of the experience.



EDIT: added an image of the g80 mx 2.0 fyi.
Edited by zigziglar - 3/11/14 at 2:37pm
post #8 of 8
I used a Microsoft Sidewinder X4 for a long time and thought it was a great keyboard until I went mechanical tongue.gif

Amazon has it for under $45 right now.
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