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post #1 of 28
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I currently have the razer lycosa mirrored edition (FINGERPRINTS GALORE )

I'm looking to purchase a mechanical keyboard. My budget is about 140 dollars.

It will mainly be used for gaming and of course stuff like web browsing and the occasional essay. I mainly play WoW and SC2,but plenty of FPS games as well.

I don't really have any requirements, backlighting would be nice but I can definitely live without it. I've only used the razer blackwidow, and I don't like the cherry blues, too loud and too easy to press down. I have no other experience with mechanical keyboards.

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post #2 of 28
inb4 OCN Ducky..

No really, get the OCN Ducky

I have the BWU.. Its what I expected, nothing more.
post #3 of 28
keep lycosa and start using the macro feature it has lol u will own when u master it.
just keep it looking pretty(wipe it once a while, dont eat and play treat it sorta just like a wife.)
    
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look into the das keyboard :O pretty lights and mechanical! i replaced my lycosa mirror with a 6gv2 just because im cheap xD
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post #5 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frankth3frizz View Post
look into the das keyboard :O pretty lights and mechanical! i replaced my lycosa mirror with a 6gv2 just because im cheap xD

I was actually looking at the 6gv2 because I don't really need pretty lights

I'm going to go check out the ducky right now.

Ducky out of stock
Edited by Duzt - 3/31/11 at 9:07pm
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post #6 of 28
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looking at these:

-6Gv2
-Ducky MX Brown
-Das S Professional Silent

So it's basically black vs brown keyswitch

Keyboards r confooseing
Edited by Duzt - 3/31/11 at 9:25pm
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post #7 of 28
I love my 6Gv2. I cut my lycosa in half with a snowmobile, when I got it
As for getting a 6Gv2 cuz its cheap/you're cheap: I'm pretty sure the Cherry switch mechanical keyboards are still top of the line keyboards (in comparison to membranes), so its really all just nitpicking little details.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 3/31/11 at 9:25pm
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post #8 of 28

What about the Xarmor? Ok, never mind they're blues. But it looks sweet and the price seems to have come down.


that steelseries sounds loud to me...

http://pcgamingcorner.com/wordpress/?p=2744
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post #9 of 28
I have been using an xarmor for quite some time and I could't be happier! The switches are brilliant, the board itself is mounted well, and I havent had any keycaps wear prematurely or LEDs fade. I think the BWU had some issues regarding the keycaps, but I'm not 100% certain.
post #10 of 28
If you can I'd suggest trying out both the Blacks and the Browns before your purchase. The feel of the tactile switch is really quite different than a linear switch and you might not like the feel of the linear switch at all. What I suggest is go to a local PC store and see if they have display samples or get a friendly employee to open up the 6GV2 for you to try out.
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