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#1 I need a keyboard  [Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 17:06]

Stupidus
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My default ACER china-generic brand keyboard which is virtually flat from the surface with no wrist rest is on its final legs with the ESC and a number of F-keys not responding and I'm looking for a new keyboard. I don't want a mechanical/gamer keyboard that makes obnoxious noise, though I intend to game a lot with the keyboard. Macro/extra button keys not necessary but I'm more concerned for comfort while also not being some dumb ergonomic keyboard with a weird setup. Something vanilla, wired, and comfortable while also letting me game with it would be nice.

#2 Re: I need a keyboard  [Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 18:08]

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I wouldn't cross out mechanical keyboards so quickly. Cherry MX Red Switches are pretty much as silent as rubber dome (used in non-mechanical keyboards) but are more comfortable and more pleasant to type with than rubber dome. You can get good mechanical keyboard with red switches for 60-70€. If you truly want non-mechanical then just get another cheap copy of something similar to what you had before, they're pretty much the same anyway.

#3 Re: I need a keyboard  [Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 23:01]

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Mechanical keyboards are a silly gimmick beyond the basic model. Best thing to do is pick up one that isn't made by a gaming brand if you're going with Mechanical.

#4 Re: I need a keyboard  [Wed Jan 22nd, 2014 23:02]

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i love my black widow.


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#5 Re: I need a keyboard  [Thu Jan 23rd, 2014 01:30]

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mechanical keyboards dont have to be about macro/facing lighting etc, mine has none of those.

cherry-red keys is what you want if you do go mechanical. 

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nothing fancy about it, orange kegs i added as they have a lil extra grip

#6 Re: I need a keyboard  [Thu Jan 23rd, 2014 19:51]

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I've got the CM Storm Quickfire TK with the loud Cherry MX Blues. It does like ricer, but it's actually a good piece of hardware that'll last me a while and some say it's a good starting point. It also comes with a tool to remove the caps should you want to change switches, and also has 6KRO by default and NKRO if you use Windows.

Only problem I have is that the keypad and the right side of the keyboard are merged together and are switched via Numlock, but a slightly higher-up model doesn't have this issue. On the other hand, it makes the keyboard more compact.

Ducky's mechanical keyboards are also meant to be good.

EDIT: Just be careful of the 6KRO to NKRO thing. I thought I bricked my keyboard today and it didn't work with anything, but I plugged it in later and now it's working fine. Weird shit, just a caution.

Last edited by Matty G (Fri Jan 24th, 2014 04:27)


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#7 Re: I need a keyboard  [Sat Jan 25th, 2014 12:14]

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tastegw wrote:

mechanical keyboards dont have to be about macro/facing lighting etc, mine has none of those.

cherry-red keys is what you want if you do go mechanical. 

this is what i have http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr17 … 5ec9d4.jpg

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nothing fancy about it, orange kegs i added as they have a lil extra grip

Eh I need a numpad for work stuff

#8 Re: I need a keyboard  [Sat Jan 25th, 2014 18:06]

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Microsoft Sidewinder X4 or Logitech G110, they're the best for the money. Neither is mechanical but both will register everything you type. I wouldn't want a mechanical keyboard if noise is a deciding factor anyway.


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#9 Re: I need a keyboard  [Sat Jan 25th, 2014 19:56]

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#10 Re: I need a keyboard  [Sun Jan 26th, 2014 03:59]

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gogo cherry red,   

stup, you can get them with the keypad,  i opted to not get it for a reason, more mouse pad space as my mouse pad almost covers the same area as a 24" monitor

Last edited by tastegw (Sun Jan 26th, 2014 04:01)

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