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  1. ACidBaseD New Member

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    Hello people i am from India, and India's best keyboard company is selling a mechanical keyboard for only 30$ [But it has no media keys / macro keys / etc.. ]
    It's just a cheap 5$ keyboard but with mechanical keys!

    Will it be a signifact jump going from membrane keys to mechanical keys ? [I'm a gamer and a coder]

    Also will i have ghosting issues while playing with the USB version ? Should i wait until PS/2 Version comes into stock ?

    Here's the link: http://www.flipkart.com/tvs-e-gold-bharat-usb-2-0-keyboards/p/itmdmesyegqzqgm6
  2. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    USB shouldnt be a problem, no ghosting issues these days.


    they dont say what switches are used, so i cant offer any advice on what it might actually be like.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Lots of unknowns there. No mention of which Cherries they're using, no mentioning of ghosting..
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    It probably the buckling spring style keys which are common on low end mechanical keyboards. I almost ordered one like this off ebay for 20$
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    that would make a lot of sense. never used one of them however to know how good they are.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    If you have ever used a old IBM AT keyboard then its about the same.

    [​IMG]
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    Cherry MX blue switches.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i game on MX blues. loud but i like them.
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    Source? I do not see were the switches are mentioned?

    *edit*

    This just caught my eye but no mention on what color it is

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    "Click" and "tactile" so it must be MX blue, unless I am mistaken.
    IIRC, MX switches are like follows:

    switch type clicky tactile
    1 Red no no
    2 Black no no
    3 Blue yes yes
    4 Brown no yes
    5 Clear no yes
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    its really good.. btarunr our editor here has it.

    but noisy.
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    holy crapoly its cherry mx swtiches :eek:
    imma get one too XD
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    Thanks for the input, does it make a difference if it's a USB model / PS/2 Version ?

    I want to be able to press as many keys at once, because i play a game called GunZ where specific combos can-not be made unless you can press many keys at once [ eg: shift + w + w + a +s +q + left click + e + r + c + space all together or in a very small amount of time interval]
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    i dont think we can answer that. you can always get the USB keyboard and use a USB to PS/2 adaptor
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    So by using the adapter the USB limitation will be removed and it will act like a PS/2 connection ?
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i've heard that about other mechanical keyboards, it should behave the same here.
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    ps/2 is better right?
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    PS/2 is better when your USB ports are busy with printer, web cam etc. and also for full NKRO but i read somewhere that this KB (TVS-e Gold) on PS/2 support only up to 8 keys at once.


    Edit: Your PS/2 Keyboard is back in stock and i will recommend it if you do less gaming and more coding.
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    Actually i do more of gaming and less of coding, also it is in stock but that retailer doesnt deliver in my area :(
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    I also want a mechanical keyboard :toast: and and i live in patna and i researched about this keyboard a month ago and found out that it is just ok for gaming[some said it is great and some said it is not good] :banghead: and great for typing but if you really short on cash like me then you should buy this keyboard and yes you should go for USB version if cannot wait.

    I have started to save money for Cooler master quick fire pro(Rs.5500) and if in luck super expensive Corsair K70(Rs.8500). :rockout::rockout::rockout:
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    this is the cheapest mechnical keyboard. it has MX cherry switches!
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    I confirmed from a pro at geekhack.org and found that this board is only 2KRO, hard to believe but yes it will suck for gaming.

    I think i'll sacrifice and make do with my cheap 300RS [5$] Microsoft keyboard :(

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