I didn't read all the way through the thread before lol, just saw you're looking for a keyboard and mouse: Saitek Eclipse keyboard Logitech MX518 mouse There may well be better keyboard options out there, it's just what I use. The MX518 mouse has got to be one of the best for the money though. Don't forget the mousepad, which isn't all hype—it can make a difference in games requiring precise control (like first person shooters). I use an XTrac Pro HS mousepad with my MX518. Overall, a very smooth, consistent, reliable, gaming experience.