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Are there any relatively inexpensive mechanical keyboards? Maybe $60/preferably less going around (it can be used but in good condition, from eBay, Craigslist, OCN)? I want to get one to use when gaming on my laptop, so that I don't wear out the keys that I need for more general use. I have already tried looking around, but with little luck. I read that someone found some for $40 on Craigslist, but I have not been able to locate those.
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I think he means getting a good typing mechanical (cherry mx blue, for example) instead of getting a cherry black linear. then getting a linear keypad/gaming thing for gaming alone
Yeah, that is what I meant. Manyak mentions that the best gaming mechanical board is not so amazing for typing/general usage, so I'll just get a gamepad for gaming.
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Are there any relatively inexpensive mechanical keyboards? Maybe $60/preferably less going around (it can be used but in good condition, from eBay, Craigslist, OCN)? I want to get one to use when gaming on my laptop, so that I don't wear out the keys that I need for more general use. I have already tried looking around, but with little luck. I read that someone found some for $40 on Craigslist, but I have not been able to locate those.
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Yeah, that is what I meant. Manyak mentions that the best gaming mechanical board is not so amazing for typing/general usage, so I'll just get a gamepad for gaming.
If you don't mind a recommendation, you should try and avoid the new N52TE (but the old N52 is awesome if you can find it). I went through four of them before just returning it, each one of them had a different key that didn't like to work well (needed a crapton of force to get it to actuate). Worst QC I've ever seen. It's been almost a year since I tried so maybe they're better now, but if your mind isn't set on it already maybe just get something else
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I was thinking more the G13 but I had no clue it was $80...
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I was thinking more the G13 but I had no clue it was $80...
Yeah they're all overpriced IMO. They do make gaming a bit more comfortable (at least the N52 does, never tried the G13), but they're still nothing more than a keypad with a palmrest.
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Not all of that FAQ is accurate. For example:

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Subjectively harder touch due to tactile click which improves typing accuracy and speed (does not apply on light tactile keyswitches)
Light tactile switches do improve typing accuracy and speed. The best switch type to use is the one that works best for you, and some people will type faster on lighter switches than they will on stiffer ones.
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Maybe I should just get the Razer Naga (since I'm only interested in a gamepad for RPG purposes), and a mechanical keyboard for typing.
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Maybe I should just get the Razer Naga (since I'm only interested in a gamepad for RPG purposes), and a mechanical keyboard for typing.
You want something really nice for RPGs? Check out Xkeys. Here's an example WoW layout on the Pro version:

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Did you even look at the prices? o.0
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