Greetings Overlock.net forum! I am a new user here, and as this is my first post, I'll get to the point. I stumbled upon this thread while researching a keyboard to purchase. I am in the market for one, but I am unsure which I should get. I was hoping those more technically knowledgeable than myself might be able to help me purchase one. My parameters for buying a keyboard are as follows:
1.) I don't want to spend more than fifty or sixty dollars on one (I know that excludes most mechanical keyboards).
2.) Of course I would prefer a mechanical keyboard, but if there isn't one within my budget, then I suppose I wouldn't mind a rubber dome keyboard, as long as it is higher quality.
3.) I will use my keyboard for a combination of purposes: I perform secretarial work, so typing is of course quite important; but I would consider myself a gaming enthusiast as well, with an emphasis on RTS and strategy-based games.
4.) I don't need anything beyond the traditional qwerty layout, as I know that the bells and whistles (such as connectivity options, extra keys, etc.) will raise the price substantially. However, if I could get a keyboard with back-lighting, it would be ideal. As an example: http://www.amazon.com/Saitek-Eclipse...3083845&sr=8-1
(Although I don't believe that is a mechanical keyboard).
5.) My computer does have a PS/2 port (which computer doesn't?) so I would be able to harness the full capabilities of that connection over a USB port. One question I do have though is, what difference does a USB to PS/2 adapter or vice versa have on the keyboard's performance, responsiveness, etc?
I salute Manyak for a well-written, thorough, articulate, and extremely helpful mechanical keyboard guide! :] I was hoping to PM Manyak for advice, but I realized that as a new user, I do not have that privilege yet. Thank you for taking the time to read my post, and I welcome all helpful replies!