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post #1 of 16
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I'm looking into a new Keyboard as I'm really hating the domes and the fact that my g110 isn't quite cutting it. I figure it's time to step up into the world of mechanical keyboards.
I've been looking at the black widow and the steelseries 6v2 as they both fit the price range i've set of 100$.
post #2 of 16
Heres the beauty I am eyeing. http://www.xarmor-usa.com/xarmor-u9b...-keyboard.html A little more than your 100 bucks, but you get a free mouse with it.

Rant/ I went to MC to check out mechanical keyboards. And I had to ask 4 guys about them, none knew what I was talking about. Finally another walks up a says they have 2 different ones, and turns out only one in stock. I looked just like my POS inland keyboard, and didnt feel much different. Why couldnt they have a display where I could check out the different keys?? Rant/
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post #3 of 16
This is a great mechanical keyboard thats in your budget, but they are currently out of stock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823201040
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Thread Starter 
ps being in Canada limits me to canadian stores and therefore canadian prices.
@goodtobeking - thread jacking is all good. More recommendations the better.
@computer-lab - I can't check the canadian pricing on that sadly, what i get is this:
"Deactivated. This item is currently out of stock and it may or may not be restocked."
Edited by Eagle1337 - 12/30/10 at 8:19pm
post #5 of 16
Welcome Computer-Lab, notice it is your first post. And sorry for thread jacking Eagle. I just felt it was necessary.
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post #6 of 16
Thanks for the welcome. Now Eagle, it would be helpful to know what your looking for. Would you prefer a low-force switch (Cherry browns) or something with higher-force switches (buckling springs/black ALPS) Also, would you prefer linear switches or tactile switches? If you need any more assistance, browse around this forum: geekhack.org It will tell you everything you want to know about mechanical keyboards.
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post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Lower force, It's not going to be used for typing all that much, but rather for gaming mainly. tacticle would be nicer but it's minor as i'm coming from a g110.
post #8 of 16
Then I would advise Cherry MX Brown switches. They are pretty low-force and they are pretty linear. They are nice to type on, but they bottom out pretty easily. I have tried finding a link for one for you, but to no success.
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post #9 of 16
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http://www.ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=mechanical
Any mechanical keyboard under 100$ on ncix will be my limit, or newegg.ca. I'm going to be buying a few things off of ncix so i can get possibly slightly cheaper shipping overall.
post #10 of 16
This one:
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=83...0%2D%20DT%20SB
Review is here:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=442&Itemid=65
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