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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-18-2020, 10:49 PM - Thread Starter
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Is gaming keyboard good for playing games?

Holidays will come, and we can usually play computer game. A set of gaming equipment is necessary. Now I am searching for gaming keyboard and find esports gaming keyboard. It uses pure PBT material two-color keycaps, and it has full-key RGB streamer and circular RGB streamer effect. And dual color PBT keycaps give you finger wonderful touch feeling while clicking. All characters are clearly displayed and will not fade easily after long time use.
Do you think this kind of keyboard is good for playing game?
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Welcome to OCN! You might have better results asking your question in the regular section for keyboards.

In my experience, any mechanical keyboard is worth gaming on. RGB tends to be marketing hype that is useless to any real typist.

Keyboards tend to die for 2 reasons, a short circuit due to spill, or a break/problem with the wire connection. That keyboard doesn't look like it has a replaceable cord, so your mileage may vary.
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There isn't too much difference between gaming and standard keyboards.

Normally gaming keyboards have these:

Led lights/changing colors

Possibly and extra screen on the keyboard

If I were you - I would get whatever keyboard feels most comfortable - maybe go check out a store to see if they have some keyboards on display/take a look at what they have. Maybe even look at one of those mechanical keyboards - although some people don't like them because of how "hard" you have to press the keys, but some people like that feeling.

Personally - I like keyboards that light up - sometimes I like to use the computer in the dark/at night and the lights are nice.
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I haven't spot the difference between them. Moreover, I prefer basic keyboards, because you can smash them in any way you want and buy another one easily when it's broken
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I haven't spot the difference between them. Moreover, I prefer basic keyboards, because you can smash them in any way you want and buy another one easily when it's broken
I feel you have a stash of keyboards ready to draw from as each one meets an untimely demise.

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Stock is too casual~
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Difference "gaming keyboards" might have, is faster and more accurate pooling rate
(but this is not on any specs-sheet)
Although speed doesn't mean much when strobe consistency fails
Same goes for switches, cherry mx are popular consistent but not perfect enough

Personally recommend any type of mech which has a modular kailh key-housing design
Soo you can put in every switch of choice, and when an SMD led dies - the whole keyboard is not for trowaway (staring at corsair K series)
GMMK is one of these barebones, pick a switch of choice and a PBT cap of choice, something that's not flimsy thin & you'd be happy

For going a bit beyond reasonable and mostly only for rhythm gamers:
NKEY Korea (Gmarket), Bloody Taiwan (joybuy&aliexpress) have improved strobe latency which is part of the pooling rate advertised as "1000hz" to include more than 4 keys
Or you skip manufactures work, and build your own keyboard with own QMK firmware
Then fix strobe latency and inconsistency by yourself as "ultimate gaming" option

Good brands by going for luck are:
GMMK of course, Input:Club, Ducky, Magickey, Rosewill
anything that's not mainstream will focus on the tiny niche's
~ haven't seen a mainstream brand consistent keyboard to this date

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