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Trying to pick a keyboard is making my brain go numb.

post #1 of 22
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I've been reading, looking, getting addicted, and ending up frustrated trying to decide what Keyboard I want.

starting to think I need to take some opinions.

mostly used for gaming, seems like I will want to end up with Brown or Black keycaps

I really want a backlit keyboard but I don't remember the last time I needed backlighting haha.

So far I think I'm leaning towards (in not specific order)

a Das Keyboard (no option for backlight as far as I know)

Deck (do they have a board with browns or blacks?)
or a black widow ultimate
(I haven't had good luck with a Razer product in years)

I think a Topre would be awesome but, too expensive, no extra fluff.

If I was typing all day long I'd go for one.

Seems I've looked at a hundred more keyboards than what I've listed and I feel like I have forgotten about 10 that interested me.
post #2 of 22
Have you looked at the Steelseries 6Gv2 + 7G? I'd love a 6Gv2, but they're quite rare.
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I think if you want to keep the price down, want to go mechanical... go with the Razer BlackWidow. It doesn't have backlighting (well, it will cost you), but I moved from backlit boards to this Blackwidow with no troubles.

I don't think I ever needed backlighting. Chances are, if I need my keyboard, my monitor is on and that lights it up anyway
post #4 of 22
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Yeah, Back lighting is really a MUST, but I can remember a few times where it was useful (plus im not the only person to use it) and lighting is always low in this room.

I'm just not a fan of the steelseries, not sure why, just unappealing to me.

not that the money is really the issue but just on the Topres, the extra money for what I use it for isn't a good decision for me.
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I think if you want to keep the price down, want to go mechanical... go with the Razer BlackWidow. It doesn't have backlighting (well, it will cost you), but I moved from backlit boards to this Blackwidow with no troubles.

I don't think I ever needed backlighting. Chances are, if I need my keyboard, my monitor is on and that lights it up anyway
I agree. Backlighting is like having PC case lights, you like it or you don't.
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I think sometimes it just serves me as a reference better when im winging it, or maybe i like the extra light haha idk
post #7 of 22
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I should mention I tend to rest my fingers on the keys so I'm not certain if I'd be pressing them all the time or not, I guess I don't want something that has extremely little resistance.
post #8 of 22
I don't know of any mechanical keyboard other than the Blackwidow Ultimate. It also happens to be the keyboard I purchased about two weeks ago.

Have you used a mechanical keyboard before? Much different feel than typical keyboards.
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post #9 of 22
For gaming, mechanical keyboards make pretty much no difference. It's typing where they come through.
post #10 of 22
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Yeah, I used to use a bunch of mechanical cherry's at my old work, was awesome.

I know I like them, It's just hard to decide what type between all the different caps without being able to compare them.

and It's not that I don't type on my keyboard, or won't, I do, quite a bit, But I game...alot...haha.

Also once I get back to school this fall I'm certain I'll be typing till my fingers fall off.
Edited by Amw86 - 2/8/11 at 3:47am
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