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So my black widow ultimate just finally died on me. What keyboard would you recommend for me under 100. Just want 10key but don't need any macro functions.
 

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sorry, must also be mechanical
 

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Any other requirements?

If you have keycaps extra I'd get a WASD, if not then you'll probably want to pass since keyboard /w caps is more than your budget:

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/wasd-v1-barebones-mechanical-keyboard.html

The rosewill keyboards are also pretty good, and they go on sale a lot. The only probably is that 1 in every so many will have problems with the removable USB port, and will begin dropping the connection if you wiggle it after several months. There are ways around it though, if you don't move it from your desk often you could turn it into a non-removable cable and just soldering the USB cable to the board itself. Any they do also come with a year warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=rosewell+rk9000&x=0&y=0
 

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I'm actually thinking of increasing my budget a bit. Was playing around on the wasd site last night and might just order a custom keycap config
 

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I expect mechanical keyboards in those price ranges to last for many, many years. You seem to accept the fact that it died on you. But if any of the keyboards I have die within 5 years I would probably be pissed off about it.

WASD is nice with the custom keycap config. Though it does raise the price to a level where you could buy a better keyboard. One option would be to do that, and get a nice set of keycaps somewhere later. Other obvious choices are DAS, Leopold, Filco and Ducky (if you increase the budget). Some of those Cooler Master Storm keyboards are good quality and really competitively priced, and some of their offerings are the most attractive for people looking for a solid mechanical keyboard on a budget. The Rosewill's are also often on sale on newegg, as was previously mentioned.
 
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