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    Thinking about picking one up too, but my local store is OOS. I personally don't have a problem with fading keys, since I know the keyboard layout very well. If you are looking for a cheap one you can take a look at the CM Storm series (with missing keys). Other options include Qpad ones (MK50?).
     
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    http://www.amazon.co_uk/dp/B006L3S4OO/?tag=tec053-21

    Qpad MK50 only £60 on Amazon, I'll have a look at some reviews but it looks good to me.

    I can touch type as well as the next guy, but it makes the keyboard look terrible and I don't want to pay out so much of my money on something that is poorly designed/manufactured. If they can't be bothered to get the keys right god knows what else they were lazy with.

    Edit: What about the Ducky Zero with black switches?
     
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    I like my black widow. It is big, IMO that is the only real downside (besides the fact Razer software is pretty shitty). It feels good typing, while a bit loud, backlight is nice, and it is spaced well for my big hands.
     
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    I've been thinking about it and looking around, I don't like the look of the Razer Black Widow, too green and it seems to be endlessly large, but I do like the CM Storm Quickfire TK w/ Red Switches (Side note: I do with CM would do something more simple with there naming system like Corsair do, in fact, everyone should use Corsairs naming system...), anyway, it's this one. http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB-011-CM. It's a full 105 but they've cut out the Home, End, Insert area and the arrow keys. :roll:
     
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    I'm selling my CM Storm Quickfire TK red switch ^^

    Too bad you're in the UK

    Good luck though!
     
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    Oh well, thanks anyway. If you don't mind me asking why are you selling it?
     
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    No real reason other than I'm picky. Not really into LED lights and I enjoy tenkeyless boards. I have 1x red, 1x blue, and 1x brown. All tenkeyless. They're fun to customize.

    I only used the TK for a week lol Overall it's a very solid board. Would recommended it to anyone wants the small form factor of a tenkeyless, but with the number pad.
     
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    Ah okay, got me a bit worried there for a second =P, I would go with a tenkeyless but I play Arma II(I) and having extra keys to bind stuff to is so useful.
     
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    ThermalTake MEKA G1 user here, very nice board for the $50 it cost...

    Not a fan of Corsair boards. Are they still only partly mechanical or have they finally decided to give people what they were paying for?
     
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    I like mine also BUT there is full lit version now, so beware which one you choose
     
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    If you don't mind the missing keys (which i don't) and i assume not many people do. Then CM Storm Quickfire TK is one of the best keyboards around, and for the money you can't go wrong.
     
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    Box confirms that the CMQFTK pro comes in UK layout.
     
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Logitech-El...31?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item19e1c05d0b

    I have been using one of these for at least 6 years now. Not a single problem with it after atleast 6 years of FPS gaming, and all the keys are still labeled. Absolutely love it. I replaced it once with a Razor Lycosa. That lasted just short of two weeks before I returned the Lycosa and went back to the old Logitech. Here's what it looks like after going though at least 6 years of gaming, 4 full system rebuilds, and 5 residency changes.

    [​IMG]

    As you can see, it's dirty as hell and needs to be cleaned. But it still works flawlessly.
     
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    My g11 still works "flawlessly" too. I would NEVER go back to it after getting back on mech boards. The difference is night/day.

    NEVER! :p
     
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    You need to play more RTS games :toast:
     
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    I like it but t's got a strange half back light thing going on.
    [​IMG]

    I would rather like the CMstorm XT Stealth but I can't find any for sale with a UK layout.
    http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/keyboards/xt_stealth/

    I would like to say thank you to all the people who have posted in this thread, once again making me question my self for even posting on TomsHardWare's Forums.
     
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    At least the keys will not fade. Also, turn the lights off :)

    TPU moves much faster than a lot of tech forums out there because we cannot stand not giving our opinions whether its welcome or not :roll:
     
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    That's the best way, I posted the same thread on Tom's and got like 2 replies neither of them were helpful :roll:
     
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    That's the one I have and I also hate half assed backlight ... full lit variant came out a month ago :mad: other than that it's a hell of a keyboard, keys don't fade and it's heavy
     
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