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I search of a good mech keyboard.So my question is which one the get?I kind of want a back-lighted one but not sure.

Duck,Das,Filco or Xarmor.?

I am thinking about the Filco.
    
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post #12413 of 14551
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Originally Posted by DEEBS808;14145020 
I search of a good mech keyboard.So my question is which one the get?I kind of want a back-lighted one but not sure.

Duck,Das,Filco or Xarmor.?

I am thinking about the Filco.

if you really want backlight you will have to rule out the filco and ducky ( for now since i did hear they are going to be putting out a backlight one in the future) and das

your choices would be then Xarmor, Razer black window Ultimate and may want to look at Deck keyboards also. Also maybe zowie a lso is coming out with a backlight keyboards also.
post #12414 of 14551
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Originally Posted by jpm804;14145042 
if you really want backlight you will have to rule out the filco and ducky ( for now since i did hear they are going to be putting out a backlight one in the future) and das

your choices would be then Xarmor, Razer black window Ultimate and may want to look at Deck keyboards also. Also maybe zowie a lso is coming out with a backlight keyboards also.

dont really need to be backlight.Just want a really good keyboard for gaming.Read the OP just can't decide.This is my first gaming build and want a good one.Just got my mouse(G9X) so all I need is my keyboard.Thanks
    
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post #12415 of 14551
Quote:
Originally Posted by DEEBS808;14145074 
dont really need to be backlight.Just want a really good keyboard for gaming.Read the OP just can't decide.This is my first gaming build and want a good one.Just got my mouse(G9X) so all I need is my keyboard.Thanks

okay.... just got my filco and while i cant comment on it for gaming yet, the quality on this thing is awesome.

I know someone who just got the filco paired up with his G9x and says he loves it for gaming...
post #12416 of 14551
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Originally Posted by jpm804;14145132 
okay.... just got my filco and while i cant comment on it for gaming yet, the quality on this thing is awesome.

I know someone who just got the filco paired up with his G9x and says he loves it for gaming...

Kool thanks.Looks like Filco it is.
    
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Hello, first i must say that this comprehensive post was excellent and i thank the OP alot for providing a nice section to most of the needed information on mech keyboards.

However im in need of opinions/advice, i currently have a g520 (please dont hate me.... it was £25), only thing i like on it is the screen (i can afford to lose it) and i dont need macro keys since Starcraft 2 its not allowed ingame if a macro key does more than one key (e.g. t+g when you press macro 1) and as thats my main game i dont see the point in having them now.

Preferably i want the following:
Fairly cheap (is this possible? £90 with no wiggle room at all, lower mostly better depending on what it affects)
Backlit keyboard, not a must but if possible id like it
Reliable/long service life- if im paying alot for a keyboard i want it to last a LONG time, atleast 3 solid years of use.

And generally it will be used for gaming (CSS and SC2) and a fair whack of typing since im in uni at the minute and we all know how many reports are required!

I like the steelseries 7g but it is quite expensive and im not sure the mx blacks are right for me, and the razer black widow using mxblues which im not sure is brilliant for gaming but great for typing, havent heard one in person but sound shouldnt be much of an issue the main concern is quality control and durability, it seems a lot of people doubt the quality in the razer whereas the 7g has been said to be solid and one of the best.

Im not sure what i should be going for really, pointers into the right area would be really helpful as i have never had a "good" mechanical keyboard and would like to get my purchase right first time (as its expensive!).
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post #12418 of 14551
The Das from their European retailer with a student discount may be in your range. I also think you could get a Unicomp Spacesaver with buckling spring switches for under £90, even with shipping from the US factored into the cost.
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post #12419 of 14551
Either or those boards would be solid. The Das keyboard would have (as Ch 123 put) "boring old browns" which are the middle of the road switch that many folks love their first go.
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post #12420 of 14551
It's mistake time of year again:

In the guide, the Blackwidow is down as being 3KRO.

Also, the Matias Tactile Pro is listed as having full NKRO when connected over PS/2.

>PS/2
>Mac keyboard

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Edited by ch_123 - 7/10/11 at 9:08am
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