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I do need to find what keyboard I'm going to throw my DSA Miami caps on when they arrive and even though the MagicForce isn't super pricey, it looks like it'll be a great enough looking KB to justify it biggrin.gif.

Oooh,that is a nice set!I'm guessing you got the white leds on your Magicforce,huh?
   
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Hey Guys, I would like to change my trusty Logitech G15.

Price is not a concern but would prefer under 200$ CAD. Would like to have media controls, macro keys and if possible, a LCD display on the keyboard. I would like to be better in my FPS games.

Thanks
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Oooh,that is a nice set!I'm guessing you got the white leds on your Magicforce,huh?

Indeed, I did! I couldn't decide whether the MagicForce's silver casing or the black of the Razer keyboard is going to look better for the keycaps. The Magicforce was just too good of a price to pass up and to 'test' out that I couldn't resist it. Once I figure out what color casing I prefer with the caps, I'm going to choose my 'ultimate' keyboard based on that. I've been waiting on those caps to hit Massdrop and then to finally be in my hands for quite some time now redface.gif.
 
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Hey Guys, I would like to change my trusty Logitech G15.

Price is not a concern but would prefer under 200$ CAD. Would like to have media controls, macro keys and if possible, a LCD display on the keyboard. I would like to be better in my FPS games.

Thanks

As far as I know there aren't any mechanical keyboards with displays. And a better keyboard won't necessarily make you better in games, the experience will be nicer for sure and it might make you a bit better, but I wouldn't buy it just for that alone.

I assume for gaming you'll want a light linear switch with quick actuation, but your personal preferences might be different, you might prefer a heavier switch or maybe even a tactile(With a bump and/or sound feedback) one.

anyway, assuming you want mx-red or mx-speed switches there are a few that have macro keys and media controls.

Corsair K95
Cougar 700K
G.Skill RipJaws KM780
Zalman - ZM-K700M
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Loving this MagicForce board so far. Green switches are really a treat for typing. No gaming just yet -- might get to try some tonight. The board feels overall lighter than I would like, but I'm not picking this board up a whole lot to the point that that really matters. No flex to it without me really trying and it doesn't sound hollow or cheap while typing. Overall a great contender for the Miami keycaps.
 
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Loving this MagicForce board so far. Green switches are really a treat for typing. No gaming just yet -- might get to try some tonight. The board feels overall lighter than I would like, but I'm not picking this board up a whole lot to the point that that really matters. No flex to it without me really trying and it doesn't sound hollow or cheap while typing. Overall a great contender for the Miami keycaps.
Indeed, the Magicforce is more sturdy than it looks with good quality,for its price..

When you say Greens , you mean Gateron or Cherry switches?
In general ,Gateron are more smooth to the feel and their bump is more tactile..My friend has the same board with Gateron greens,and they're even louder than my new board's blues,but they are awesome for typing and gaming , if you don't mind that.

I'd be delighted to see some pics of your board,if you put the Miami set on it!

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As far as I know there aren't any mechanical keyboards with displays. And a better keyboard won't necessarily make you better in games, the experience will be nicer for sure and it might make you a bit better, but I wouldn't buy it just for that alone.

I assume for gaming you'll want a light linear switch with quick actuation, but your personal preferences might be different, you might prefer a heavier switch or maybe even a tactile(With a bump and/or sound feedback) one.

anyway, assuming you want mx-red or mx-speed switches there are a few that have macro keys and media controls.

Corsair K95
Cougar 700K
G.Skill RipJaws KM780
Zalman - ZM-K700M

I ended up buying the K70 RGB Red switches at newegg for 159 CAD with a 70$ rebate but somehing happenned and the transaction was cancelled. Today I went to buy it again but the rebate was gone so I had to buy it at 229$ CAD. I was super mad and contacted newegg and they could only give me a 70$ gift card once I buy it again. Was disapointed at newegg. Now I am in the obligation to make another transaction to have this 70$ rebate.

Just bought a 241$ keyboard with tax and a 88$ logitech G502. Very expensive IMO for keyboard and mouse.
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Loving this MagicForce board so far. Green switches are really a treat for typing. No gaming just yet -- might get to try some tonight. The board feels overall lighter than I would like, but I'm not picking this board up a whole lot to the point that that really matters. No flex to it without me really trying and it doesn't sound hollow or cheap while typing. Overall a great contender for the Miami keycaps.

Agreed! I just unboxed mine and I'm using it for the first time. I got mine with Gateron browns, and the switches feel super light since the only boards I've used for the past two years or so are MX Clear and MX Green. But I completely agree with what you said about the quality feel. I didn't even think to try and flex it, and it doesn't really noticeably budge. I'm really impressed with the build quality, especially for the $40 (I think) I paid for it. Once I get fairly comfortable with the function keys or find some easy reference if I can't remember them, I'll put some Vortex PBT caps on it. Should be nice.
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Indeed, the Magicforce is more sturdy than it looks with good quality,for its price..

When you say Greens , you mean Gateron or Cherry switches?
In general ,Gateron are more smooth to the feel and their bump is more tactile..My friend has the same board with Gateron greens,and they're even louder than my new board's blues,but they are awesome for typing and gaming , if you don't mind that.

I'd be delighted to see some pics of your board,if you put the Miami set on it!

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Yep with the gat greens biggrin.gif. I loved them on the KC60 that my GF uses and fell in love with them for typing. I find that I am super heavy handed at work to the point I'm making silly and consistent typos with my HHKB.

They've been great for gaming so far, but I did notice the 'switch speed' by default was set to 60 c/s (Fn+R) and it was doing some weird stuff. It seems like it's great if you need to spam a key, but I'm not sure what other benefits the key speed actually has. I know I'll put some different keycaps on it eventually once I get used to the function keys, but not sure if it's going to be my home board. Simple for the fact that I value these switches moreso than the Razer green switches or even the Topres. The keys themselves feel really great, but this default font is....disgusting lol.
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Agreed! I just unboxed mine and I'm using it for the first time. I got mine with Gateron browns, and the switches feel super light since the only boards I've used for the past two years or so are MX Clear and MX Green. But I completely agree with what you said about the quality feel. I didn't even think to try and flex it, and it doesn't really noticeably budge. I'm really impressed with the build quality, especially for the $40 (I think) I paid for it. Once I get fairly comfortable with the function keys or find some easy reference if I can't remember them, I'll put some Vortex PBT caps on it. Should be nice.

Indeed. I'll probably spend more on keycaps for it than I did for the board. If you decide to game and notice some weirdness, see above for what happened to me tongue.gif.
 
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Indeed, the Magicforce is more sturdy than it looks with good quality,for its price..

When you say Greens , you mean Gateron or Cherry switches?
In general ,Gateron are more smooth to the feel and their bump is more tactile..My friend has the same board with Gateron greens,and they're even louder than my new board's blues,but they are awesome for typing and gaming , if you don't mind that.

I'd be delighted to see some pics of your board,if you put the Miami set on it!

thumb.gif

Yep with the gat greens biggrin.gif. I loved them on the KC60 that my GF uses and fell in love with them for typing. I find that I am super heavy handed at work to the point I'm making silly and consistent typos with my HHKB.

They've been great for gaming so far, but I did notice the 'switch speed' by default was set to 60 c/s (Fn+R) and it was doing some weird stuff. It seems like it's great if you need to spam a key, but I'm not sure what other benefits the key speed actually has. I know I'll put some different keycaps on it eventually once I get used to the function keys, but not sure if it's going to be my home board. Simple for the fact that I value these switches moreso than the Razer green switches or even the Topres. The keys themselves feel really great, but this default font is....disgusting lol.
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Agreed! I just unboxed mine and I'm using it for the first time. I got mine with Gateron browns, and the switches feel super light since the only boards I've used for the past two years or so are MX Clear and MX Green. But I completely agree with what you said about the quality feel. I didn't even think to try and flex it, and it doesn't really noticeably budge. I'm really impressed with the build quality, especially for the $40 (I think) I paid for it. Once I get fairly comfortable with the function keys or find some easy reference if I can't remember them, I'll put some Vortex PBT caps on it. Should be nice.

Indeed. I'll probably spend more on keycaps for it than I did for the board. If you decide to game and notice some weirdness, see above for what happened to me tongue.gif.

Thanks for the tip. Hopefully I'll have some time to try gaming on it before the end of the week, but it seems like I'm swamped with work until Thursday or Friday.



But here's my Magicforce 68 with Vortex PBT backlit caps, obviously a mix of the black and white sets. I'm really conflicted with these sets. The Vortex sets look okay without backlighting, but the number row is backwards (in my opinion) so all of the symbols are lit up rather than the numbers, and the light bleed on the white caps is really obvious. This is on roughly half brightness. Fortunately, when my GMK Nautilus set comes in around December, I think it's scheduled for, I'll be swapping some caps around and the Magicforce should end up with a PBT Tai-Hao non-backlit set. Should look good.

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