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I have been looking for mechanical keyboard with blue lens to match my mouse and the case.

This one looks nice and it's on sale.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823162029

Originally, I want Razer Blackwidow Ultimate keyboard, but they don't sell one with blue lens anymore. It would be perfect with the mouse I have. I have Razer deathadder mouse with blue light.
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post #2 of 8

Eh, Thermaltake peripherals are pretty shoddy. Their build quality is just not up to scratch compared to competitors such as Cooler Master.

 

If you can fill out this, then we'll try and find something better for you. You don't have to fill out all of it, just the fields you are interested in. :)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1361490/keyboard-suggestion-thread/0_30

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I'll try to answer most of them.

Price:60-140
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ):Maybe yes, blue
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc):full size
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc):Gaming
USB/ PS2:USB
KRO:high
Macro keys (yes/ no):no
Media keys (yes/ no):Yes
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc):US
Switch type (if not known complete the questions below): cherry blue
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Best option but over budget, Ducky Shine 3 w/MX blues and blue backlight:

http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=498

 

You could try and get your hands on the Corsair K70 with blue backlight and MX blues but I think it's been discontinued and they now only do a red backlit version.

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Originally Posted by twerk View Post

Best option but over budget, Ducky Shine 3 w/MX blues and blue backlight:
http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=498

You could try and get your hands on the Corsair K70 with blue backlight and MX blues but I think it's been discontinued and they now only do a red backlit version.

Ducky quality is much better than K70 quality, I would highly recommend a Ducky over a K70. There have been cases of K70 LEDs failing and the board flexing, due to the weak and skinny construction. I have a Ducky Shine 3 and it is a great board, all the LEDs still work, and it still feels solid. If you have any questions about the board, I will be happy to answer them.
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Could also check out a MaxKeyboard Nighthawk (couple different ones with different switches) but unfortunately they're a tad over-budget, same as the Ducky.
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Ducky quality is much better than K70 quality, I would highly recommend a Ducky over a K70. There have been cases of K70 LEDs failing and the board flexing, due to the weak and skinny construction. I have a Ducky Shine 3 and it is a great board, all the LEDs still work, and it still feels solid. If you have any questions about the board, I will be happy to answer them.

Pretty much. I would definitely recommend getting a Ducky, I spent £180 on mine and I don't regret it. :yessir: 

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post #8 of 8
well that POSEIDON Z uses Cherry MX clones not real Cherry MX switches, probably will see more of that since the patents have expired for the switch design and cherry only has one factory that makes switches (AFAIK) so availability has been an issue for awhile now which is doubtlessly getting worse as more and more people want mechanical keyboards.


i don't know I haven't tried one so i don't have too much opinion on that one.. price is nice and it has a 5yr warranty (looking at TT's website)

you can google Kailh switches and read the reviews if you bought that thing someplace with a good return policy you could try it I guess and send it back if you decided it doesn't work for you.
from what I have read the Kailh switches pretty much just straight copy for the most part cherry's design.

AFAIK the Z model is more or less the same a the non Z model (reviewed here) http://www.custompcreview.com/reviews/review-thermaltake-tt-esports-poseidon-z-illuminated-mechanical-gaming-keyboard/20045/2/

EXCEPT the use of clone switches instead of Cherry MX switches.


One thing to note is the stabilizers (and this is a subjective thing) I personally can't stand cherry stabilizers (the ducky uses these) and prefer the costar stabilizers (much info online about this) the poseidon uses a different stabilizer with a costar like bar but mounted to the keycap instead of mounted to the keyboard itself.. So this is a bit of a quandry as i assume i would like it better in use than a cherry stabilizer but if you ever want to replace the keycaps you are going to be about hosed with the rather proprietary design (unless Tt can provide replacement keycaps thru it's cs dept (which i have no idea if they can or not?).
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