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I don't think "one size fits all" is applicable here...It all comes down to personal preference. The best to do is go to a shop and try it out for yourself.
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Originally Posted by Rognin View Post

Help out a newb.
My Saitek Cyborg is gonna go to my girlfriend (she likes the red back lighting) because she spilt a pint of beer on her current one. I have an idea as to how the switches work (blue, red, black, brown etc). I need a suggestion on what is considered a very good gaming keyboard. Budget isn't much of an issue, though I won't spend 500$ on one (max 250).
Any suggestions?

I agree that there is no "best" keyboard. It all depends on your needs.

Which cherry MX switch, what form factor (full size, tenkeyless, or smaller), and what features do you require?

In terms of build quality, Filco is probably best, while Corsair K90 and Gigabyte Osmium have better multimedia controls and are backlit. There are certainly many more choices out there. There are many more viable choices depending on your prefernces.
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Originally Posted by Sevada88 View Post

I don't think "one size fits all" is applicable here...It all comes down to personal preference. The best to do is go to a shop and try it out for yourself.

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Originally Posted by raisinbun View Post

I agree that there is no "best" keyboard. It all depends on your needs.
Which cherry MX switch, what form factor (full size, tenkeyless, or smaller), and what features do you require?
In terms of build quality, Filco is probably best, while Corsair K90 and Gigabyte Osmium have better multimedia controls and are backlit. There are certainly many more choices out there. There are many more viable choices depending on your prefernces.

I was looking at a Deck MXclear last night, then fell on the new Ducky2... I think I'm gonna wait. =P

Thanks guys!
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Got my first mechanical keyboard yesterday, trying to go back and type on my G19 feels like typing with gloves on.

Or as I tried to explain to my friends (who didn't understand how a keyboard could cost so much) rubber domes feel like jumping on a trampoline, mechanical keys feel like jumping on a pogo stick, you're still jumping, but you don't have the squishy feeling of the trampoline. tongue.gif
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Got my first mechanical keyboard yesterday, trying to go back and type on my G19 feels like typing with gloves on.
Or as I tried to explain to my friends (who didn't understand how a keyboard could cost so much) rubber domes feel like jumping on a trampoline, mechanical keys feel like jumping on a pogo stick, you're still jumping, but you don't have the squishy feeling of the trampoline. tongue.gif
After using a mechanical keyboard, rubber dome feels like jumping in a sandbox.
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Here's a more up to date guide than the OP.
http://www.reddit.com/r/keyboards/comments/zgo0n/a_basic_guide_to_mechanical_keyboards_in_respect/

Good list of keyboards. Why not add links to where you can get them. Also, you forgot the "guide" part of the guide, like where you say USB is not as good as PS2 for getting NKRO.
But I like the pictures. Can I use them wink.gif
 
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Most people these days can google plenty of shops to buy mechanical keyboards.

Except half the keyboards in the OP because they are obsolete.
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Are there any small formfactor keyboards that are
  1. HackingHappy size
  2. Cherry Blues/Browns
  3. Budget ~$100 or under? Could go $150, just $200 seems a bit much.

Have a friend looking for one, he has a happyhacking one but he's telling me he would really like one with switches.
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ANOTHER keyboard not in the OP.

http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/search.php?switch_id=ALL&size=Other&keyword=poker

Or the one I bought. Although I got reds and a aluminum case.
http://imgur.com/a/nQTKA#0
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