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Old September 20, 2009, 09:57 PM
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Lately, I've been looking into getting a new gaming keyboard. I was pretty convinced with the Razer Lycosa. Until, I read many customer reviews stating that the keys were wearing out really quickly. Also, I heard that many people had defective keyboards and had several other related issues. What keyboard do you guys think is better? Are there any other better keyboards than these two that you guys could recommend? Thanks a lot guys!
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Old September 26, 2009, 11:06 AM
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You should have a look at the Steelseries 7g. It uses mechanical switches that will never wear out, n-key rollover (press ever key at once and they will all register), and usb and audio ports.
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I was planning on getting a razer as well especially since My desktop will be all black and I'm getting a mamba but I also heard about problems with the lycosa. Also the screen on the g15 is an added benefit.
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Old September 26, 2009, 01:44 PM
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I have the razer and the 1st one i got was defective (buttons in top left didn't work), had to rma it (it was quick and easy though, had to pay shipping...)

G15 and razer lycosa are totally different though. I got the lycosa since the keyboard is low profile (like a laptop). So if you want that then get the lycosa. If not, get the g15. Both good choices though.
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Old September 26, 2009, 03:28 PM
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You should have a look at the Steelseries 7g. It uses mechanical switches that will never wear out, n-key rollover (press ever key at once and they will all register), and usb and audio ports.
This man speaks the truth. Although I really don't use it for gaming except for 'Sins of a Solar Empire.' But I can say it is an absolute dream to type on. Everytime you use a regular membrane or a sissor-switch keyboard afterwards, you will fill a little disgusted inside .

The USB ports are only USB1.1 however the audio/mic ports are great. I have them plugged in to my Xonar Essence STX and I am detection no noticeable noise. Much better than most front panel jacks in my experience.
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I think I'm going to wait to get a new gaming keyboard on boxing day! They always have sales on gaming keyboards! :)
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This man speaks the truth. Although I really don't use it for gaming except for 'Sins of a Solar Empire.' But I can say it is an absolute dream to type on. Everytime you use a regular membrane or a sissor-switch keyboard afterwards, you will fill a little disgusted inside .

The USB ports are only USB1.1 however the audio/mic ports are great. I have them plugged in to my Xonar Essence STX and I am detection no noticeable noise. Much better than most front panel jacks in my experience.
In my experience people often decry the high cost of mechanical keyboards, wondering why people would ever spend that much on a keyboard. That is, until they try typing on one. I myself have a Das Keyboard III, and while it's a fantastic keyboard, I find it isn't the best keyboard to game on, personally. I picked up a G13 to go along with it. Oddly enough, I seem to prefer mushier keyboards for gaming
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In my experience people often decry the high cost of mechanical keyboards, wondering why people would ever spend that much on a keyboard. That is, until they try typing on one. I myself have a Das Keyboard III, and while it's a fantastic keyboard, I find it isn't the best keyboard to game on, personally. I picked up a G13 to go along with it. Oddly enough, I seem to prefer mushier keyboards for gaming
Same here!
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Oddly enough, I seem to prefer mushier keyboards for gaming
That would be because of the tactile point. While great for typing, its not very good for gaming. Cherry mx blacks(Steelseries 7g) however, are linear so there is just a linear increase in force until bottoming out, so you can easily press it rapidly.

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My wife and I have Saitek Eclipse2. 3 light intensity/colour settings.Both of us are pretty heavy gamers and after about a year now,no wear on ANY keys and no problems,period. For what my input is worth, I highly reccommend Saitek.
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