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Hey,

I currently own a G15, but as im currently trying to build an ideal gaming setup, im thinking about getting another keyboard. A better keyboard. First off: the g15 has sculpted keys, right? Kinda non-glossyish keys or smt; are keys on most keyboards like the ones on the g15?

Well, regardless, what im looking for is this:

-backlit
-nkro
-maximum price $150. Ideally no more than a 100. I feel kinda silly already spending this much on a keyboard, but i figured since im saving on the cost of a new 120hz monitor by getting a crt, and seeing as i want my setup to be perfect, i figured i should get a proper mechanical one ^^

Anyone got any recommendations?
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^ Which switches interest you? If you had no prior knowledge of Cherry MX switches, the best place to start would be here.

People love blacks for gaming. Mionix is very highly regarded for their mice and I would expect their upcoming backlit MX black board (Zibal 60) to be good so you could wait for that to release. You could also check out Deck boards which are rock solid although I'm personally not a fan of how they look.

The blackwidow seems like a viable option if you want a MX Blue board, although many people have reported quality issues. I think it's pretty much a no-brainer to stay away from XArmor as their brand has been discontinued due to EXTREMELY poor quality control. The only other backlit that I know of (I think that's pretty much it for backlit mech kb's in the market as if now) is the Ducky 9008 "Shine" which AFAIK is not available yet.
Edited by ChoboGuy - 7/3/11 at 3:33pm
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Originally Posted by ChoboGuy View Post
^ Which switches interest you? If you had no prior knowledge of Cherry MX switches, the best place to start would be here.

People love blacks for gaming. Mionix is very highly regarded for their mice and I would expect their upcoming backlit MX black board (Zibal 60) to be good so you could wait for that to release. You could also check out Deck boards which are rock solid although I'm personally not a fan of how they look.

The blackwidow seems like a viable option if you want a MX Blue board, although many people have reported quality issues. I think it's pretty much a no-brainer to stay away from XArmor as their brand has been discontinued due to EXTREMELY poor quality control. The only other backlit that I know of (I think that's pretty much it for backlit mech kb's in the market) is the Ducky 9008 "Shine" which AFAIK is not available yet.
Thanks for telling me what to stay away from, hehe. Tho the zibal 60 u recommended; on the official site it says 6KRO, so thats a dealbreaker right there ;x getting NKRO is one of the main reasons for me to want to make the switch to mechanical tbh im not too well versed on everything yet, so yeah, ill do some reading now ^^ only globally read most of it b4, so. And yeah, i dont like the look of those deck keyboards either, hehe.
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You'll need a PS/2 adapter if you want full n-key rollover on your mech kb.
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You'll need a PS/2 adapter if you want full n-key rollover on your mech kb.
Not true, there are a few that have managed full NRKO over USB. My Ducky YOTT board is one of them. The noppoo choc mini is another.
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Yeah, i know, ill get one of those, np ^^ but zibal 60 is nkro with ps/2 then? Cause it looks pretty amazing at least. Love the green.
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any word on the new batch of ocn ducky's?
I am waiting for them so I can pull the trigger.
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Not true, there are a few that have managed full NRKO over USB. My Ducky YOTT board is one of them. The noppoo choc mini is another.
You're correct but he wants a backlit mech kb (none of which in the market comes with NRKO over USB).

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Originally Posted by JedimindhaX View Post
Yeah, i know, ill get one of those, np ^^ but zibal 60 is nkro with ps/2 then? Cause it looks pretty amazing at least. Love the green.
After googling I found that the Zibal 60 uses more than one USB so I do not think you will be able to use a PS/2 adapter for NRKO.
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You're correct but he wants a backlit mech kb (none of which in the market comes with NRKO over USB).



After googling I found that the Zibal 60 uses more than one USB so I do not think you will be able to use a PS/2 adapter for NRKO.
Hmm, ok. So not the zibal 60 then. Moving on hmm
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