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But why get an expensive keyboard if it looks like crap?
 
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because you want fast response times, comfort and something that won't fall apart faster than a chinese motorcycle thats all a gamer can ask for.
 

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I don't need fast response times. I hardly ever play FPS's anymore, mainly just racing games. And yes comfort is important.
 
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fast response times are universal whether you are playing need for speed or typing an essay. just because a woman is pretty doesn't mean she is good in bed. I use a Dell Ultrascan P992" 19" CRT that isn't attractive like my Samsung Syncmaster 226BW 22" LCD but I use it because LCD's are just not up to gaming standards at least not yet.
 
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to me you have to try a keyboard to really see if you like it, check the layout and features
price is a factor too
some simple board can be better than a so called gaming board but generally gaming ones have macro keys and stuff so its better for gaming

its all personal preference as is most things today
 
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fast response times are universal whether you are playing need for speed or typing an essay. just because a woman is pretty doesn't mean she is good in bed. I use a Dell Ultrascan P992" 19" CRT that isn't attractive like my Samsung Syncmaster 226BW 22" LCD but I use it because LCD's are just not up to gaming standards at least not yet.
Agreed.:toast: and the keyboard and monitor thing is true too.....:rockout:
 

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Yeah I just understand why.
 

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Screw it. I need to focus on a new monitor anyway, or a new mouse.
 
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since you want to write a lot of macros you should look at the Logitech G11 it has 18 dedicated macro keys or "G-Keys".
 

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I want to write a lot of macros? I didn't say that?
 
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Well the way you said it I got confused.

As for the keyboard, that's basically what I have except with mechanical keys. I need something that has some extra programmable buttons, as I tend to run out when setting up my keyboard for games. Also needs to look like something more than a regular keyboard.
pretty clear to me?
 

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What I am saying is like an extra keypad.
 
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a standard keyboard has 104 keys and you need more? the Ideazon Merc Stealth has 137 keys. what are you binding that needs so many keys?
 

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Well some of the keys I need fore other things, but some of my games allow easily 150 bindings or so, which are all very important. Not to mention it's hard to remember which key does what - if I bind a key like 'G' for a certain action in-game, I'll most likely forget where or what it is because it's in the middle of the keyboard. Not to mention I need some of the keys for other programs running at the same time as my games.
 
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AutoHotKey can assign 2 different macros to 1 key by create profiles by active window so if you create a macro for the C Key for Call of Duty 2 to do whatever and create a macro for the C Key for Winamp to do whatever once you exit Call of Duty 2 the C Key macro will be disabled and once you open Winamp the C Key macro will be enabled and vice versa. I have never really needed more than 4 or 5 binds for games the last time I complained I ran out of keys was when headsets didn't exist and we used to use team chat scripts.
 
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what racing game do you have that you'll use more thab maybe 15 to 20 keys in?
 
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@ Reventon: DAMN! 150 key's?! you must have fast finger's? the ladies must love you! :laugh:

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well Simulators like Flight Simulator, Lock-On and Il-2 Sturmovik have every key on the keyboard already binded because the controls are advanced and quite extensive. can't imagine a racing game requiring more.
 
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if i had a game that required me to use that many key's you would see it for sale in the F/S section! :laugh:

i want to play the game not which key is what? :laugh:

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150 keys?? damn thats a lot of keys haha man there ain't many keyboard that i like that are from scan or ebuyer and the ones i do like are ones i don't really want spend lot of money on
 
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£17.00 ($24 USD) for a compact keyboard with slim key caps and scissor switches encased in a diamond cut aluminum housing that has 2x USB 2.0 ports 1x Microphone, 1x Headphone ports and zero degree tilt? even comes with a micro fiber cloth to clean it. if you want to paint it the housing pops right off all you need to do is unscrew 8 screws go get some newspaper, sand paper, can of primer and a can of paint. you could paint it a nice black, camo or a mirror finish. even if only one store in the UK sells it and it's discontinued you should get it. great deal! definitely recommend this to anybody in the UK searching for a new keyboard.
 
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I had no use for the macro capabilities, and I was being cheap when I bought it, hence why it was the Arctosa and not the Lycosa. Damn thing was a dust monster too. I'm gonna go for a board with backlighting and dedicated macro keys. I actually had my eye on the X6 for a while now, since it also features a slim key cap structure. I hope it's not mushy.

Oh and I sold my Pro Pad too, was getting tired of that hard pad. Going to try the Qck pads and see if it's easier on my wrists. I did get used to the Pro Pad after a couple days though, and it was one hell of a good pad. I can really feel the difference compared to my naked desk, and my desk is VERY smooth plastic.
Most definitely not. The keys don't take a lot of force to press, but even after 6 months of heavy FPS use (at least a few hours a night), they still feel nice and springy. Basically when you rest your fingers on them they don't just feel like they are going to collapse, but when you go to press them they give way easily but maintain a light even tension against your press.
 
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gaming hardwware is a gimmick to get more money out of consumers, that is all. durability is something to consider, but i will think twice about a $15 keyboard that day that a $15 keyboard actually breaks on me.
 
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Most definitely not. The keys don't take a lot of force to press, but even after 6 months of heavy FPS use (at least a few hours a night), they still feel nice and springy. Basically when you rest your fingers on them they don't just feel like they are going to collapse, but when you go to press them they give way easily but maintain a light even tension against your press.
Good! I play an FPS game that requires me spamming 5 keys per second easy, if they don't come right back up I'll never be able to perform those moves. Thanks for your comment, it really helps me out.
 

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gaming hardwware is a gimmick to get more money out of consumers, that is all. durability is something to consider, but i will think twice about a $15 keyboard that day that a $15 keyboard actually breaks on me.
The extra features found on gaming hardware are a gimmick if you don't use them, and a godsend if you do.

Good! I play an FPS game that requires me spamming 5 keys per second easy, if they don't come right back up I'll never be able to perform those moves. Thanks for your comment, it really helps me out.
No prob.

I have never been the type to claim that the latest greatest hardware made me a better gamer, but when I upgraded to this MS sidewinder set I saw my killcounts climb right before my eyes. I never realized how much my old keyboard and mouse were holding me back...
 
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