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Good mechanical gaming keyboards?

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I have a limited budget for this purpose, but I'm so sick of poor response that I think I have to do this. I want to keep it in the realm of about 50-65 USD, but I'm not sure if that's possible.
 

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Sometimes Best Buy with have the vanilla Razer Black Widow for around 60-70 bucks. :)
 
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Sometimes Best Buy with have the vanilla Razer Black Widow for around 60-70 bucks. :)
Indeed they do. Just be sure to update the firmware.
 

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amazon.com has the black widow on sale as does newegg right now, both at 69.99 free ship no tax
 
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http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide
Quite a good comparison and information on the different switches.

MX Blues are quite different, they are clicky and tactile like browns. I like Browns because the force is just right for me but i like tactile feedback. For linear switches i hear a lot of people prefer red switches to blacks as they have a lighter touch.

Dunno about your price range but QPAD, Steelseries and Corsair do some good value boards; Max Keyboard, Ducky, Zowie, Filco, Das, Deck are a little more expensive. I dont know anything about Coolermaster keyboards.

Not sure if it applies now but as i knew it Razer mechanical boards had build quality and reliability issues; they also have MX Blue switches which may be a factor in your choice.
 
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http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide
Quite a good comparison and information on the different switches.

MX Blues are quite different, they are clicky and tactile like browns. I like Browns because the force is just right for me but i like tactile feedback. For linear switches i hear a lot of people prefer red switches to blacks as they have a lighter touch.

Dunno about your price range but QPAD, Steelseries and Corsair do some good value boards; Max Keyboard, Ducky, Zowie, Filco, Das, Deck are a little more expensive. I dont know anything about Coolermaster keyboards.

Not sure if it applies now but as i knew it Razer mechanical boards had build quality and reliability issues; they also have MX Blue switches which may be a factor in your choice.
good stuff.
 
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+1 to the black widow. The only problem is that I am disappointed when I use anther keyboard.
 
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I think this is the best one I could find at (about) my price range. Anyone own one or have experience with one?

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I own one. Thats why I said make sure you update the firmware. Its loud is the only down part.
 

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I think this is the best one I could find at (about) my price range. Anyone own one or have experience with one?

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I remember seeing your thread and wanted to mention the CM Storm Quickfire Rapid series keyboards, I don't know why I didn't end up making a post. I'm typing on a blue switch Quickfire Rapid keyboard this very moment and I cannot find anything to criticize about it. TheMailMan may not appreciate the noise, but I love every click and every clack. They have the keyboards in almost every color, I hear they even have a Cherry MX Green in the works. ;)

It lacks some of the gimmicks that other "gaming" keyboards have, but it's a solid contender if you can overlook the lack of features you'll probably never use. I've written two papers on this keyboard and I find that classwork has become less of a chore and more of a hobby.
 
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You have a Black Widow, not a CM Storm. :p

Here's the Black Widow on Newegg for less money than that Cooler Master keyboard: RAZER Black Wired BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Key...
lol I didnt see the link.

I remember seeing your post and wanted to mention the CM Storm Quickfire Rapid series keyboards, I don't know why I didn't end up making a post. I'm typing on a blue switch Quickfire Rapid keyboard this very moment and I cannot find anything to criticize about it. TheMailMan may not appreciate the noise, but I love every click and every clack. They have the keyboards in almost every color, I hear they even have a Cherry MX Green in the works. ;)

It lacks some of the gimmicks that other "gaming" keyboards have, but it's a solid contender if you can overlook the lack of features you'll probably never use.
I don't care about the noise. Its everyone on Teamspeak the whines.
 
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lol I didnt see the link.



I don't care about the noise. Its everyone on Teamspeak the whines.
My roommate whines about it to, I tell her to get lost. Nothing, and I mean nothing, can get in the way of me using this keyboard and bagging them A's (grades).
 
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I don't care about the noise. Its everyone on Teamspeak the whines.
It sounds like you are walking into an office building 20 years ago. Sheesh, when you are playing I keep waiting to hear the deep voice of the man you are taking dictation from. Yes, I said man, as few women say things important enough to put on paper.
 

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From what I hear blues are quite loud, but browns seem like a nice compromise
 

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Hey Alex, you know my wife reads this forum?


She wants to talk to you now...



:cry:

I gots me the BF3 razer keyboard, yeah it's loud, but unlike mailman, noone hears me typing through my mic.


Mechanical are great for your fingers, as with most you do not have to bottom out for a key press, but adjsting after using domed keyboasrds can take some time.

The whole reason we all hear mailman in TS is because he bottoms out the keys when he doesn't have to. I don't hear his keys actuating, I hear them bashing the bottom of the switch housing, which sounds about right for how mailman does things, too. :p
 
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Hey Alex, you know my wife reads this forum?


She wants to talk to you now...



:cry:

I gots me the BF3 razer keyboard, yeah it's loud, but unlike mailman, noone hears me typing through my mic.
Tell her to get back to work:laugh:
 
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+1 to the black widow. The only problem is that I am disappointed when I use anther keyboard.
I have a Razer BlackWindow Ultimate and this is my only problem. I took my Logitech G110 to work to replace the POS I had there and it's still not good enough. :roll:

I'm very happy with my Razer Keyboard. Might have to convince the boss to buy me one for work. :laugh:
 

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I'm hijacking the thread for a quick one: Would this (Cherry G8-1800)be a good buy for €50ish?
 
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on vent and TS, I use PTT so it doesnt bother other people.

Browns are quiet but only slightly less satisfying.

I have never understood the idea behond NKRO.

Could somone explain a situation, besides rage, that you would need to press more than 6 keys at once?
 

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on vent and TS, I use PTT so it doesnt bother other people.

Browns are quiet but only slightly less satisfying.

I have never understood the idea behond NKRO.

Could somone explain a situation, besides rage, that you would need to press more than 6 keys at once?
2 player SNES roms!
 
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2 player SNES roms!
On one keybard? you would be better pressed to get a controller. One can be found on newegg for less than $10.

I remember trying to do this with a friend mroe than a decade ago. Doesn't work out so well.