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So last weekend I went out and picked up a Logitech G510s. I love everything about the keyboard, but the fact it's hard to use the space bar on the sides. I am a MMO gamer, so this poses some issues for me. So I am returning it to bestbuy today or tomorrow.

So now the question is, what is a good keyboard to get for MMO gaming? I would like it to have back lighting. Extra keys are not that big of a deal as I have a g600 mouse and razer naga, but I would take them if I can get them without a huge price jump. Other than that, just need it to be at or below $120. I can throw in another $20 or so if it's REALLY worth it. Thanks!

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If you don't need mechanical or a lot of bells and whistles I would recommend the Microsoft Sidewinder X4. I have been using one for a couple of years now and it still works great, despite the fact that I sometimes pound the living heck out of it if something makes me angry enough to flip out like that. It's even taken a couple of soda spills without complaining. Seems it has channels in the bottom so that liquids just go straight through out a few little holes in the back.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191

I only have one little complaint, and that is that a couple of the keys are wearing a bit cosmetically. It's nothing major, and honestly not surprising given the fact that I am on the computer for hours and hours a day and the thing is two years old, and that they are the keys where my fingers naturally rest even when I am simply browsing the web.

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Anyone know if http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201064 is any good? It's $40 off today, so it's only $109.99

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That Rosewill keyboard may be just fine, but even on sale that seems alot to pay for something made almost entirely of plastic. If you are going mechanical I would personally suggest the Corsair K70, but it appears all switch-types are out of stock on newegg right now. Here is an amazon link though, and it has links within the page to the other versions of the keyboard. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B00IVEGSIA
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post #5 of 10
I have the same keyboard myself.
At first, I hated it. Months later.. I'm still not too happy with it.

The keyboard I had prior to this was an MX3200, see here: http://www.logitech.com/repository/1287/jpg/24439.1.0.jpg
I really loved the F Keys on that one, F5 was actually inbetween 4 and 5, making it easy to reach. On the M510s it's actually between 6 and 7. I can't really reach it easily, and I used it alot for MMOs and refreshing pages. I hate how it's hard to reach, but I can't really hate the keyboard much for it since after looking at hundreds of them, it's the norm.

When I decide to upgrade again I'll probably just buy another Logitech MX keyboard and use a gamepad for gaming.

The spacebar gets better in time, it needs to be broken in. It doesn't have the supports or whatever they're called that were there in the MX3200 so it is always going to be a little wobbly but when it's new sometimes hitting it on the side doesn't register as being pressed down and that gets better.

If that is your only reason for returning it, I'd say keep it for 2 weeks then return it if you don't notice it getting better. best Buy lets you keep things for a month before returning I believe.
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post #6 of 10
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They have a 15 day return policy. I did think about bring it back and getting a game pad. Was not to sure how well I would like it though. Also if I did that I would have to go back to my old keyboard with no back lighting.

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post #7 of 10
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That Rosewill keyboard may be just fine, but even on sale that seems alot to pay for something made almost entirely of plastic. If you are going mechanical I would personally suggest the Corsair K70, but it appears all switch-types are out of stock on newegg right now. Here is an amazon link though, and it has links within the page to the other versions of the keyboard. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B00IVEGSIA

I was looking at that one before also, but from what everyone says it's plagued with led issues. It would also take forever to get it in blue switches from amazon (3-5 weeks).

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post #8 of 10
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After a lot of looking around, I think I finally know what I want. It's just finding one at the right price (and in stock).

As I stated before back light is a must (Blue if possible)
Decided I want it to be mechanical (Blue switch)
Must be around $120.

Now I have found a few I like, but can't find them in stock anywhere. Not sure why it's so hard to find that combo, but it's becoming a pain in the rear!

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post #9 of 10
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Also, for those G13 owners, is it worth it to pick one up? I was thinking about giving one a try instead of upgrading my keyboard. If I can't find what I want in stock right now.

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the k70 is a great keyboard. I would see what corsair announces tomorrow though.... :-)

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