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I would like to find a new mouse and keyboard. They do not have to be a match brand or set, etc. Basically - I'm a gamer. I've finally ordered my system components to put together this weekend. However, I do not have the money of an average gamer. I would like to find a cheap Mouse and Keyboard...but not cheap quality or performance. I am fond of the illuminated keys on keyboards. I do not have one currently, but it would sure impress my friends. My dad has a G11 I believe it is, that has the blue illuminated keys and a turn dial volume control. I love that. It's a true gaming keyboard, with 18 macros...but it had a price of about $80.... WAYY too much. I still beat him (hah),(on this crappy gamer) with a nice ol' HP Multimedia keyboard, that's about 10 years old. I wonder if it is that fancy key mechanism...I think they call it mechanical keys? It can't be...but it sure is a nice keyboard...good quality for sure! Also...my mouse...is a $5 wireless DYNEX mouse. Cheapest mouse on the planet....I'd say. However, I love it. I've used it for 6 years now... (I take care of my stuff). However...it's old...and showing age. I think I would be better off with a wired mouse, with better DPI or less glitchyness (It sometimes just jumps randomly).

I am also currently on a KVM. An old school one, I really may have to upgrade to get DVI inputs on it instead of VGA for a new monitor. However, it currently has PS/2 ports coming in and out of it...I can use USB to PS/2 converters, like my wireless mouse reciever...but it causes glitches that may force me to not use the KVM at all, and have a dual set up on the desk.

So here's my requests...
Keyboard -
⌐Must have Media Controls (Volume, Pause, Next, Back, etc)
⌐Must have a good feel, soft keys...so it's not loud...and not much force to press the keys
⌐Preferably ergonomic...like with a wrist rest built in. But nothing cheesy...otherwise doesn't need it
⌐Prefer some lights on the keys.
⌐Can have macros...doesn't need to...but if they don't cost any extra then sure.
⌐Lastly, and most important...a decent price.

Mouse -
⌐Must have 5 Buttons. (Left, Right, Center Wheel Click, Back Page, Forward Page) - Anymore is okay, just not too buttonized (where the thing looks more like a keyboard than a mouse)
⌐Preferably Wired
⌐Preferably PS/2 and not USB...
⌐Preferably "Gamer's Choice" - Where it's ergonomic...and high quality...not causing problems after long hours of use

Suggest away!
post #2 of 16
Keyboard - Ducky 9008 Cherry MX Brown
Mouse - Razer Deathadder

These are a lil' on the expensive side but they are well worth it.
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Well, not setting a budget is making it harder for me to find a suitable GAMING keyboard and mouse for you. Here are my recommendations with the lowest price possible including shipping based on your location. Note that all ps2 mice such and I can assure if the usb converter would work with your KVM.

Keys:
Microsoft SideWinder X6
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/ga...s.aspx?pid=102
http://www.directron.com/agb00001oem.html?gsear=1

or

SideWinder X4
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/ga...s.aspx?pid=105


Logitech G110
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...ku=WX256AA#ABA


Mouse:
MX518
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming...s/devices/4259

or

Microsoft SideWinder X3
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/ga...s.aspx?pid=104
http://www.nextwarehouse.com/item/?866024_g10e


edit: Ok you better hurry up: http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...8-22-54-a.html
Edited by SZayat - 1/4/11 at 2:19am
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post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
Well, not setting a budget is making it harder for me to find a suitable GAMING keyboard and mouse for you. Here are my recommendations with the lowest price possible including shipping based on your location. Note that all ps2 mice such and I can assure if the usb converter would work with your KVM.

Keys:
Microsoft SideWinder X6
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/ga...s.aspx?pid=102
http://www.directron.com/agb00001oem.html?gsear=1

or

SideWinder X4
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/ga...s.aspx?pid=105
Amazon.com: Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard: Electronics

Logitech G110
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...ku=WX256AA#ABA


Mouse:
MX518
http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming...s/devices/4259
Amazon.com: Logitech MX 518 High Performance Optical Gaming Mouse (Metal): Electronics

or

Microsoft SideWinder X3
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/ga...s.aspx?pid=104
http://www.nextwarehouse.com/item/?866024_g10e


edit: Ok you better hurry up: http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...8-22-54-a.html
I think I will go with the MX 518. However, all the keyboards you listed don't seem to have multimedia controls, including volume. I was originally going to get the G110, but dithered from its multimedia controls, I don't see any volume control...this is important to me. As far as price on keyboards...eh ~$50 if it's SUPER good (comfortable, and backlit), otherwise $25-$30 if it gets what I want done (including multimedia controls)
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Razer Blackwidow and Deathadder. Deathadder is the the perfect mouse imo.
    
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nope! 
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post #6 of 16
Go with the G500. Wonderful mouse, extra buttons if you ever need them, scroll click toggle. No reason to go with the MX518 anymore, it's generations old.
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post #7 of 16
g110 has volume controls above the numpad
its backlighting is great, but the keys are a little mushy for my liking

i just got one for $40 after mir and discount from newegg
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
I like the G110 - But I am not sure the keys are easy sensitive enough. A couple reviews claim you have to push hard to keep moving in games...that's a big deal...pushing hard will become uncomfortable after a while...but maybe it's just a personal thing and my definition is different from their own.
post #9 of 16
Keyboard - Razer Black Widow
Mouse - Razer Deathadder
post #10 of 16
g110 doesnt take a lot of pressure to hold down the keys

honestly it doesnt feel like a $80 keyboard
its keys arent held in solid, they wiggle around, and the spacebar wobbles quite a bit

i should have done more research before buying it, but the rebate was ony valid for a few days and it had a good discount
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