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I'm probably ... Ageless. I can't remember my childhood. NONE of it.
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Can anyone give me a recommendation for a good bang for buck keyboard? Looking to buy 2, so ideally want to spend >$100 total (Pipe dream, I know) Currently I'm looking at the Thermaltake Poseidon, and I heard rumors that there will be one with no LED lighting for a little cheaper. If that's true, then I might want that one.

On ebay / amazon I see a lot of "Reicat" mechanical keyboards from china, they have picture of their switched, but I cannot tell if they are truly mechanical or the plunger to membrane switches that most gaming keyboards use.

Another option was the Rosewill keyboard, I've seen a couple of those for under $75 which is nice. I need the numpad because I need the extra keybinds for Dxtory, Arma, etc. Media buttons are helpful, but not worth $20-30 more.

Please gief help. I have been looking for what feels like ages and still am not comfortable with any purchase. I found some Razer Black Widow keyboard on ebay for >$75 but I'm not too into a used keyboard... for obvious reasons..
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Can anyone give me a recommendation for a good bang for buck keyboard? Looking to buy 2, so ideally want to spend >$100 total (Pipe dream, I know) Currently I'm looking at the Thermaltake Poseidon, and I heard rumors that there will be one with no LED lighting for a little cheaper. If that's true, then I might want that one.

On ebay / amazon I see a lot of "Reicat" mechanical keyboards from china, they have picture of their switched, but I cannot tell if they are truly mechanical or the plunger to membrane switches that most gaming keyboards use.

Another option was the Rosewill keyboard, I've seen a couple of those for under $75 which is nice. I need the numpad because I need the extra keybinds for Dxtory, Arma, etc. Media buttons are helpful, but not worth $20-30 more.

Please gief help. I have been looking for what feels like ages and still am not comfortable with any purchase. I found some Razer Black Widow keyboard on ebay for >$75 but I'm not too into a used keyboard... for obvious reasons..

 

 

Your best option would most likely be Ducky DK1008XM with Black Alps switches. They're more tactile than MX-Browns but a bit lighter than MX-Blacks. 

The switches are not as smooth as Cherry MX switches in their force gradients but they still feel pretty good to use. 

 

Generally you can find them for ~$60 USD on Ebay. MechanicalKeyboards.net has them for $63 USD with free shipping. 

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That looks like a good keyboard, but it's listed as OSX incompatible. That scares me lol. I may buy 1 and test it out first, or give it to my brother who does not use OSX. Anything else near that price point that you would recommend? $63 definitely isn't bad, but for ~$10 more the Poseidon looks like it has more features and better switches.
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Unless it requires special drivers, I don't see why it wouldn't work on OSX, ( osx would just read it as a normal keybaord, and you windows key would become your command key )

and there is nothing wrong with buying used boards, I do it all the time, generally , they are built like tanks and usually people sell them because they just want to move to a different switch type.
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