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I need a new gaming keyboard, but I wasn't sure if I should get razor's mechanical keyboard, or just get a regual, non-mechanical gaming keyboard. Is it worth the extra money? Thanks!
    
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Depends on how you typically use the keyboard. I'm considering getting a new mechanical keyboard, but have to wait on EK shipment of Leopold keyboards or XArmor's new keyboards with Cherry Brown switches.
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I prefer rubber dome keyboards for gaming. I myself use a G15 and find the macro keys and LCD screen very helpful.

Since they don't make the G15 anymore you would have to go for the G510.

I also feel that mechincal keyboards are more made for typing as where rubber dome keyboards are made for gaming.
Edited by Bobicon - 1/18/11 at 9:45pm
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Had a G15. Will never go back to rubber. Mechanical is the best in every way. If you type a lot or need precession for gaming you need to get one.

The Razor looks not bad actually. I tried a few of their "gaming boards" and returned quickly. I think of it like my chair. I need a good one if I am going to be using it that much.
 
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Had a G15. Will never go back to rubber. Mechanical is the best in every way. If you type a lot or need precession for gaming you need to get one.

The Razor looks not bad actually. I tried a few of their "gaming boards" and returned quickly. I think of it like my chair. I need a good one if I am going to be using it that much.
I won't deny mechincal keyboards do offer better precession when you first start off due to the fact that it is hard to accidently press a key, but if you can become more precise with your fingers rubber dome keyboards are better in my opinion due to that fact that it is easier to get off faster keystrokes when playing a game. (I.E. finger sliding across keys to get multiple key presses and faster and easier button press downs on keys.)
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post #6 of 25
It depends upon how picky you are about the feel of the keys. Mechs feel better to me. The G15 type of keyboards with the screen are gimmicky imho.
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Cherry blue FTW
always go mechanical when possible
they last way longer then domes
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post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post
It depends upon how picky you are about the feel of the keys. Mechs feel better to me. The G15 type of keyboards with the screen are gimmicky imho.
The G15 screen is useless.

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I just recently purchased the razer mechanical keyboard. it feels much better than the other keyboards i used.
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post #10 of 25
I like mechanical keyboards. They feel nicer when you type, but mechanical keyboards don't increase gaming performance. Getting a Blackwidow isn't going to increase your apm or k/d ratio.

But if you wan't something that feels nice and the price is right for you, then by all means.
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