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I'm looking for a new keyboard to replace my old one. What is the best value keyboard available in your opinion? I'm looking for around 50 dollar (maybe 70 if better value or comes with mouse, etc), preferably wired and with LED back-lighting for gaming purposes. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 15
Keyboards that aren't mechanical don't have too many differences to them. IMO "gaming" keyboards are a gimmick (= useless)


If you want backlight, look for the cheapest one with backlight that you can find and get it. The more expensive "gaming" keyboards aren't any better than the cheap ones. They're all just fancy toys.

Get the cheapest backlight one you can find if you want backlight.


If backlight isn't a necessary, stick with your current one. You're saving money.

Sidewinder x4 would have less problems gaming than any other cheap keyboard. You c an basically hit 10+ keys at a time without it clogging up.
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post #3 of 15
i think the idea is that he wants a decent keyboard that looks nice. if we all went with your route, then we'd all be gaming on whitebox keyboard.

OP try going PS/2 over USB and mechanical switches are best. try going for one you like the look of, go on newegg or whatever you use and have a browse at which one you like the look of the most.
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post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post
OP try going PS/2 over USB
Why? I've gamed on quite a few USB keyboards and only had a problem with keyblocking that effected me in game on one of them. People seem to put way too much emphasis on nkro than is necessary imo.
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post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ View Post
Why? I've gamed on quite a few USB keyboards and only had a problem with keyblocking that effected me in game on one of them. People seem to put way too much emphasis on nkro than is necessary imo.
PS/2 doesn't matter AT ALL unless your keyboard is NKRO

So don't bother.

My recommendation, sidewinder x4 is probably the best for that budget. Keys won't lock up. Feels great for a rubber dome keyboard. Backlight. What more do you need?
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post #6 of 15
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I agree, looks like a great keyboard, but not too seem to picky but does the sidewinder come in blue... wouldn't really match the rest my config.
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post #7 of 15
Irock makes some nice gaming keyboard and regular keyboard at that price range.
    
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post #8 of 15
Unfortunately it does not come in blue.


For that, look at the lower end saitek keyboard line. Some of them come in blue and are cheap.

Also G11.. I don't know how much that costs, but if you find it, it might be cheap.
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post #9 of 15
you can buy my whitebox keyboard, spray it black, and get some blue led's in there XD
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post #10 of 15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823204015
Sidewinder X4 without the bells and whistles. I have one of these irocks that I can sell you for 15$ if you want
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