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Originally Posted by renji1337 View Post

Looking for my first Mechanical Keyboard that's backlit, numpad. maybe macro keys? Im using a sidewinder X4 now. Budget is around 130$.


So far i've seen corsair k95, corsair k70, Max Nighthawk X9 for 100$ and ducky shine 3.


im thinking of going with some cherry reds.


What kb's would you guys reccomend.

PERSONALLY I would jump at the Ducky Shine 3, no questions asked if you can afford it. It comes in ANY LED colour you want, has STANDARD keycap size in case you want to get into a bit of key cap replacing or modding, and Ducky quality is ensured. the Corsair are fine, albeit some have report they have received warped boards. Personally I would rank Ducky Shine 3> Max> K95 > K70.

Disclaimer, I don't own any of the above, so I'm sort of impartial.
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most people here would recomend the DS3, though finding one in stock with the switch color and LED color you want may be challenging.


Anyone know how long it can take stuff from banggood to be shipped to the states? Coming from china, and i've had stuff come in anywhere from a few days to several weeks.
Edited by Jixr - 1/4/14 at 8:16pm
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For me, two items I got from Asia were 1 week and 4 1/2 weeks. It's usually the fking customs. Real PITA. Leaving china as well as entering USA customs. Between/after those it's smooth sailing. Very random delivery times and very unknown...


Although I have the YOTS of the ducky, I recommend the shine 3 and max. Both have great quality and are overall great.
Don't get into geekhack, a hole will appear in your wallet and get massively bigger tongue.gif
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and geekhacks users have a high superiority complex.
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I like parachord the best, I don't like the plastic-y feeling of the other types of sleeving material.

It's personal preference. I can't stand paracord because it frays so quickly, gets pulled threads, and fades. It is nice in that it bends well and has solid coverage though.
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For me, two items I got from Asia were 1 week and 4 1/2 weeks. It's usually the fking customs. Real PITA. Leaving china as well as entering USA customs. Between/after those it's smooth sailing. Very random delivery times and very unknown...


Although I have the YOTS of the ducky, I recommend the shine 3 and max. Both have great quality and are overall great.
Don't get into geekhack, a hole will appear in your wallet and get massively bigger tongue.gif

Yeah, Banggood can take forever to get here as can many things from China. And sometimes stuff never shows up.

Completely agree with you about the keyboard. The Ducky is by far the best of the backlits they mentioned.
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and geekhacks users have a high superiority complex.

Every community does. I've seen it rear its head in here and on /r/mechanicalkeyboards and sometimes on DT. There are many awesome people on GH amongst those few trolls and people who have a superiority complex. Many people over there just want to help. Broad strokes often cover up the multitude of awesome people with the handful of bad.
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How is the Max Nighthawk? It has a memory foam wrist rest which intrigues me.

The ducky shine is 149.99+shipping +32$ for a wrist rest.

the nighthawk is 104.99. comes with macro ability.
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Oh don't get me wrong. If they're the same stock CM dyesub caps with the LED shine though, I have to agree they feel AWESOME. They feel thick and well covered, and I'm sure I can try to knife the bit between the "paint" and the "paint-less" part it won't have a problem.

But it's how CM handles their keycaps sizing on a lot of their boards that make me mad.
No worries, didn't get you wrong tongue.gif
Dyesub is awesome.
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How is the Max Nighthawk? It has a memory foam wrist rest which intrigues me.

The ducky shine is 149.99+shipping +32$ for a wrist rest.

the nighthawk is 104.99. comes with macro ability.
If macros are important to you, the Shine 3 (awesome build quality/config options aside) may not be the best choice, as it obviously does not have macros. I have one friend who has a Max Nighthawk X7 (blue switches), and he loves it. If you are looking for red switches, you may also want to check out the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium. It also fits your criteria, and is priced pretty competitively.
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I can't stand paracord because it frays so quickly, gets pulled threads, and fades. It is nice in that it bends well and has solid coverage though.

Just run a lighter over it a few times and it will seal its self up pretty well and burn off any frays. The plastic stuff is easier to use and often you can just slip it on over the ends, but I don't like that it does not fully cover the cables. The kinking of it is aweful, any creases are hard to iron out.

I also like how PC adds a good bit of weight to the cables as well.
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Cheers for the comments guys, and HPE no I don't think there are any ill effects from Purple LEDs they certainly don't send my eyes funny or anything, and are not really glaring.

and renji1337, if you get the opportunity to do some research trying switches as coming from the Sidewinder X4 myself I found Browns to end up being the best for me (even after buying a keyboard with blacks), Reds are very light, and you will bottom them out fairly heavily all the time.

As for which one, the main difference at that price level is aesthetics, sure there will be comments about failing LEDs and general build quality, but the ones you mentioned are well put together, (at least the ones I tried in the shops).
I have to admit I still love the K70 design, but K65 would suit me now as I have become accustomed to tenkeyless smile.gif

Best of luck, but please do try the switches if you get the chance before deciding thumb.gif

Oh and Jixr, not sure about the states so much but here in the uk I have had anything from 6 days to 6 weeks from Banggood. Customs would be the only stopping point that I can think of. This goes for any Chinese outlet though.
    
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