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Whats a good gaming/everyday use keyboard and mouse for reasonable price ?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by wolf2009, May 14, 2008.

  1. wolf2009 Guest

    As the title says whats a keyboard and mouse for reasonable price around $30-$50 good for gaming and everyday use .
     
  2. newconroer

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    Ideazon Zfang game board pad. As for mouse..hmm well the board pad should be less than thirty-five dollars some places, leaving you the rest to try and grab an older Razer mouse or whichever, but you can find many mice threads here on TPU. Your key focus should be the use of that gameboard pad. Buying a 'performance' keyboard is a laugh; no such thing exists.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823161024
     
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    Logitech G5/G3
    Logtech classic keyboard
     
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    I JUST bought a Logitech mx518 mouse and a Saitek Eclipse keyboard, arrived yesterday from the egg

    mouse is awesome, keyboard is a nice all-around keyboard
     
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    A quiet keyboard? You mean when typing?

    Who cares what it sounds like when they type..in a game? How often are you typing while playing?
    Keyboards are for typing, not acting as a peripheral for gaming.

    However I am aware he did mention "/everday." Having said that, he wants an all-in-one solution. And quite frankly that's not going to happen. The only option for a 'gaming' 'keyboard' is a board pad; hence you still need a regular keyboard to type. I imagine he already has one. Keep that, get the pad, and a half decent mouse; you're set.
     
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  7. wolf2009 Guest

    that seems strange , how will i play on that ?
     
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    Get a Logitech G5. I love mine and it hasnt died on me yet which is good considering ive had it since 2005.
     
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    how much are you spending Wolf?

    - Christine
     
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    Saitek Eclipse Keyboard. Cheap and decent.

    And an A4Tech X7 mouse (also sold as the OCZ Equalizer). Half the price of a G5, but every bit as good. Just missing the adjustable weighting system of the G5.
     
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    Yea I recommend the Saitek Eclipse as well. Mine rocks!
     
  12. wolf2009 Guest

    i was thinking of getting OCZ Equaliser myself . But it doesn't have a good review here on TPU .

    @ Christine - Looking to spend $30-50 for each .
     
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    I don't know why. Mine is every bit as pleasant to use as my G5 was. Not as heavy as the G5, but I got used to that quickly.
     
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    you may want to spend the majority of the $100 on a gaming mouse because the only gaming keyboard you will be able to get under $50 is the Saitek Eclipse II and you don't strike me as the "Funky" keyboard type.

    Take a look at this. Razer Diamondback (Optical)

    - Christine
     
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    I'll put a word in for my old trusty Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard. Ater using it for the better part of 2 years I can say its size and positioning of the keys, makes me loath the "normal keyboards".

    Not much on the mouse side as my Logitech MX1000 just wont die.

    Just my 2 pennies!
     
  17. wolf2009 Guest

    " "Funky" Keyboard type" :laugh: :respect:
    Thats gold . anyway , yeah not into funky keyboards .
    just want a mouse and keyboard that good for gaming and gets the job done for everyday use. Saitek keyboard looks nice , hows the eclipse 2 ?

    any problems of usb keyboards with pc bootups ? are usb keyboards better than PS/2 keyboards ?

    How quiet is this eclipse keyboard ?

    diamondback mouse is optical , are laser mice not better ?
     
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    I havent had any problems with my USB board and mouse in the bios and stuff.
     
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    keep a PS2 keyboard on hand for flashes and new builds as some mobo's wont recognize USB without the drivers. I dont see either as better really...they both do the same job!
     
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    eclipse gen1 KB and a nice razer mouse one of the older cheaper ones copperhead or something the gen1 eclipse can be had at walmart for like $35
     
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    i do not have a problem gaming with a Microsoft Natural Keyboard, it contours really nicely i think... whatever you get i do not recommend Wireless.. it has the tendancy to lag in games... not a whole lot... but if you are a person who can feel little things like that, you will notice the difference..
     
  22. wolf2009 Guest

    ya definitely not going for wireless. not coz of lag, but the hassle to change batteries .
     
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    Optical Sensors are for Low Sensitivity gamers like the ones that move Slow and Smooth when you spectate them, Laser Sensors are for High Sensitivity gamers and are two even three times more precise. you won't need more than 2000 dpi.

    this is what I use.

    Keyboards: Microsoft Natural 4000, SteelSeries 6G
    Mouse: SteelSeries Ikari Laser

    - Christine
     
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    Personally I like Logitech G3 or G5 and gaming keyboards are about useless unless you really use them in which case what do you want out of it?
     
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    G15 is crap I don't care what anybody says it has the same build quality and tactile response time as any other Logitech keyboard, the entire build cost is the LCD and not every game is supported oh and you have to keep the drivers running in background.

    - Christine
     

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