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I have looked at all of them, but I've never physically felt any of them, so it's hard for me to have a preferred switch. That's why I was asking for someone experienced with mechanical keyboards.
Heh, looks like I missed the sale, darn it, I still might end up getting it if you think they are good keyboards.
I've never heard of the RapidFire, but I was looking into the Steelseries 6Gv2, I would have gotten it, but I wanted to be sure there where other options on there before just jumping on this one.
To me the cherry mx red is appealing because I like using the touch screen keyboard on my ipad. So having a quiet, easy to press keyboard sounds great. If you want now that the main sale is gone, you could wait a few days and I can tell you how my friend likes his keyboard. He plays FPS a lot, and types a lot of essays. He bought the k60 2 days ago.
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Cooler Master Quick Fire series. I am a counter-strike/sc2/dota2 player and I absolutely love this board.
Oh cool, a smaller sized keyboard with choices of either cherry mx black, blue, brown, or red. How is the quality of the keyboard? Oh but it doesnt have the num pad frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Davayy View Post

Wouldn't recommend the k60 or k90 as mechanical keyboards seeing as they aren't 'truly' mechanical. If you're going to be around $150 for a mechanical, at least get a decent one. Have a look at Filco, Das, Ducky and coolermaster QF among others.
I dont think it really matters for the F keys, but I do use the other set of keys pretty often while typing (del, ins). But the corsair keyboards are the only ones with cherry mx red AND some extra features.
Edited by iEATu - 11/6/12 at 11:41am
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I think the final question is, blacklit or not blacklit? What do you guys think?
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Originally Posted by naso View Post

I think the final question is, blacklit or not blacklit? What do you guys think?

Blacklit? thumb.gif
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I love my blacklit keyboard. I can see so much! ph34r2.gif
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Originally Posted by naso View Post

I really want to get a mechanical keyboard, but I'm not sure what one to buy since there are so many, can anyone with experience with a mechanical keyboard and gaming recommend me a good one that's not over 150$ ?

You should tell us more. You're aware that there are dozens of different switches and even more models.

Generally, look for anything that has brown or red switches - those are considered good for gaming, blacks not so much because their actuation force is higher, pressing them becomes tiresome after long gaming sessions.

I went with blue for gaming, tested out green alps and fell in love with them but I can't find any where I live.
How many hours do you spend gaming/typing, do you prefer a louder more clicky sound or silent keyboards?

If you're from the states, getting some cheap peripherals won't be hard. EU.. a bit harder, if you mind the insane shipping fees.

From the top of my head
CM storm QFR Tenkeyless ~80$ (comes in a variety of switches so you can pick the one you like the most)
Das Keyboard ~130$ (comes in brown and blue)
Anything from ducky - they range from 55$ (green alps) to $140+ (shine, dragon)
Rosewill has some pretty cheap ones, might want to give that one a try.

I personally don't recommend the razer blackwidow or the corsair (you pay full price for a non-fully mechanical keyboard)


edit: I think I may have missed a whole page... oh well.
Edited by Anhedonique - 11/6/12 at 4:37pm
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I think the final question is, blacklit or not blacklit? What do you guys think?

More money. I don't think you'd go wrong with the k60. I think they look pretty cool. I love the aluminum and I think you could do some great stuff if you bought keys for it. However, I don't have it so I'd go by reviews, just to see if there are problems. I think I've seen some issues where keys are sticking. I've tried them in the store and they feel fine. The partly non-mechanical doesn't bother me. Not common presses so whatever, hopefully next time they'll change that. Interestingly most people who don't have a mechanical that I've let use my Browns, Blues and Reds for extended periods preferred the Red on my WASD.. Non-gamers. The other two were a DAS and a Filco. I like the Reds for gaming but not as much for typing but this is only by degrees because I have a choice of 3 switches. I'd be happy with any of them. The blues are better to me for just working and if I only could have one keyboard it would be the Browns by a hair as they are nicely general purpose.
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I love having a backlit keyboard. Depends on whether or not you want to spend more money ^^
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Originally Posted by Anhedonique View Post

I went with blue for gaming, tested out green alps and fell in love with them but I can't find any where I live.
How many hours do you spend gaming/typing, do you prefer a louder more clicky sound or silent keyboards?
If you're from the states, getting some cheap peripherals won't be hard. EU.. a bit harder, if you mind the insane shipping fees.

How do you like/hate blues for gaming?
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Why would you need to type with your screen and the lights off? BL is a luxury you don't need. Its nice but.


You have had good advices. The QF or Ducky will do you well. Go Ducky if you need lights QF if you want to be cheep. Or wait a bit for the CM Quick Fire TF (I think TF?). Its like a back-lit QF with numbers squished on. Good board too. Just find a look that you like and a price you can live with. They are all good in some way.


And on switch. I started with brown but switched to red. That is a normal thing. It did make me a better typist too.
Blacks are for gamers who hit the keys hard.
Blues are for the pure touch typist.
Browns are for people who don't want loud blues.
Reds are for typing a bit lighter than on your browns.

IN GENERAL. There are some who hare this list as they game on blues or something. It is a very personal choice. You have to think how you type, how you would like to type and then get the switch that best fits..
 
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Thanks for all the great informative comments and suggestions guys, I really do appreciate it! I'm will most likely end up getting a cooler master with a red or blue switch type, even tho Anhedonique says that there are many more that I haven't even looked into.( sorry man, maybe when I'm ready to move )

@Anhedonique: I spend long hours typing / gaming, and I don't really have a personal preference between louder more clicky sound or silent keyboards, either is fine.
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