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I'm looking for a decent keyboard for around £60. So far I've been looking at the Microsoft X6, Razer Lycosa and Thermaltake eSPORTS Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard.

Are they good keyboards for the price tags? Or are they overpriced? I'm looking for macro keys, backlight, media keys and custom keys. Mainly for playing WoW.

Anyone got any suggestions?
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Do you need macro keys? do you have a key preference, IE mechanical or the rubber dome thing that i dont know what its called?


Edit: im on meds and didnt read it all right lol. The lycosa is a really nice keyboard. the logitec G15 or the newer one i think its the G19 is nice as well
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G110 has nice price now,you can consider it
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I saw a review of BW and apparently it wasn't that good, But now looking at the lycosa it has no macro keys either. I would need macro keys, rubber or standard is fine, just really macro, backlight and media keys.
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I saw a review of BW and apparently it wasn't that good, But now looking at the lycosa it has no macro keys either. I would need macro keys, rubber or standard is fine, just really macro, backlight and media keys.
The normal Black Widow is amassing, it will be much better than any rubber dome keyboard you will look at. In terms of mechanical keybaords it performs on par with keyboards like the Das or Steelserise.

Trust me I use mine for wow, sc2 and bfbc2 all the time and it is great.
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STAY AWAY from Razer boards. I own the Lycosa and after owning for a couple weeks, I have had several times where a random key either is "stuck" or it stops responding. Any look at any review on the board shows this is a common issue with the Razer boards.

Razer is amazing for mice, just not keyboards.

I will be going back to Logitech and never straying again.
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post #8 of 12
Using the BlackWidow Ultimate, and its amazing
Definitely consider it.
There is a review on OCN about it: http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/8...-ultimate.html

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STAY AWAY from Razer boards. I own the Lycosa and after owning for a couple weeks, I have had several times where a random key either is "stuck" or it stops responding. Any look at any review on the board shows this is a common issue with the Razer boards.
Thats just with the Lycosa, I have not had a single problem with mine at all.
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Using the BlackWidow Ultimate, and its amazing
Definitely consider it.
There is a review on OCN about it: http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/8...-ultimate.html



Thats just with the Lycosa, I have not had a single problem with mine at all.
Yeah I have read about that problem being with the Lycosa only. What features has the BW got? I was briefly looking earlier but they all seemed to be just advertising it, rather than reviewing it.
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Yeah I have read about that problem being with the Lycosa only. What features has the BW got? I was briefly looking earlier but they all seemed to be just advertising it, rather than reviewing it.
Read the review he linked from here. It's mechanical and has macro keys. It's also built like a tank. Personally I love the blues for gaming, and since I also write a lot for university it makes writing essays that much more enjoyable.

You can get it for the same price as a lycosa too which is a great price for a mechanical. Personally I would not get the unlimate because back-lighting + usb/mic/headphone hub is simply not worth an extra 50$.
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