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post #1 of 24
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Hello OCN:

I am looking for a mechanical "clicky-clacky" keyboard. I do a TON of gaming (more than I would like to admit heh) and have worn down my Razer Lycosa pretty well.

Some must haves:

- I hate laptop style keyboards where you can't really differentiate between the keys. So I am looking for a more raised-key style.

- I really want background lighting on the keys as I do tend to game late into the night and in the dark.

- A good solid product that is recommended by you!

- Budget: Under $100

Thanks!
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post #2 of 24
Pretty sure everyone will just redirect you here.
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Ok so Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Black switches, with Cylindrical Key shapes.

The Deck Legend looks nice but is way out of my price range.

Anyone else?
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post #4 of 24
Get one with no lights. If you really want light (cause you're a noob) then you have to spend more than $100.

If you're not interested in Blues, then I would get the Steelseries 6Gv2. It has MX black switches, and NKRO. No lights, but it'll beat the price of anything that does.
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i am a noob that loves the lights on the keyboard so it is a MUST have. thanks for the suggestion tho
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i got a question, when you're gaming, do you look at your keyboard, or the monitor?
post #7 of 24
If you didn't have to have the lights I would recommend the Razer Blackwidow cuz it has the MX Blues which are nice and clicky and have that nice tactile bump. Do you want a tactile bump to it or would you rather have a linear switch that goes straight down with no bump?
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I don't think there is a mechanical keyboard with lights for under $100. Closest to that price range and wants is the razer blackwidow ultimate I think it's called and that's around 120ish
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I guess I really don't care if its clicky clacky I just don't want a flat "laptop style" keyboard like the lycosa I currently have. I can barely differentiate between the keys.

Must have backlighting
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Originally Posted by the_xpert View Post
I guess I really don't care if its clicky clacky I just don't want a flat "laptop style" keyboard like the lycosa I currently have. I can barely differentiate between the keys.

Must have backlighting
At that point there are infinite options. It really comes down to what type of switch you want.
Blues: clicky and have a tactile bump
Blacks: not clicky and are linear (no bump)
Browns: not clicky and have a tactile bump
Clear: not clicky and have a tactile bump (heavier then the browns)
Reds: not clicky and linear (lighter than the blacks but these are rarely made anymore)
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