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Omega_Phoenix October 25, 2011 05:02 PM

Keyboard suggestions?
 
Currently looking for an upgrade to my stock Dell keyboard. I'm an avid gamer (particularily WoW and WoT, but I've been playing LoL and just about any shooter as well) and looking for something somewhat quiet, definitely backlit, but something RELIABLE as well. I've heard horror stories of the SteelSeries SHIFT keyboards. Budget is around $120 - the cheaper the better, but I understand quality comes at a cost.

Oh, and wireless/wired not important. My deskspace is fairly compact.

gen035 October 25, 2011 09:30 PM

Razer Blackwidow Ultimate...I love it :)

Soultribunal October 27, 2011 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Omega_Phoenix (Post 561223)
Currently looking for an upgrade to my stock Dell keyboard. I'm an avid gamer (particularily WoW and WoT, but I've been playing LoL and just about any shooter as well) and looking for something somewhat quiet, definitely backlit, but something RELIABLE as well. I've heard horror stories of the SteelSeries SHIFT keyboards. Budget is around $120 - the cheaper the better, but I understand quality comes at a cost.

Oh, and wireless/wired not important. My deskspace is fairly compact.


A G110 is a good start, found for about 100 or so. THey are higher quality.

Higher end of the scale is a G510 which allows things like Coretemp and Afterburner to be displayed in your keyboards screen.

Saitek's Eclplise is another one to consider, though I find there lighting to be a bit off.

-ST

CoolHandL October 27, 2011 05:14 PM

I like the G110 (on sale for 79.99 @ NCIX)

Omega_Phoenix October 27, 2011 08:46 PM

Seems the best suggestion I get from anywhere is the G110 :) Thanks guys!

lowfat October 27, 2011 09:32 PM

I would highly recommend going mechanical if you want to spend that kind of money. Although there are only a couple of backlit mechanical keyboards. Razer Blackwidow Ultimate probably would be the best choice. But it isn't exactly quiet.

Jackquelegs October 27, 2011 11:10 PM

I can recommend the black widow ultimate as well. It IS very loud, but I got used to it after a while.

Although I haven't used the new Corsair K60/K90 keyboards, they are worth looking at.

Lpfan4ever October 27, 2011 11:44 PM

Thermaltake Meka G1, if you're not looking for something overly flashy. I agree that at that price range you should be looking at a mechanical keyboard of some sorts though.

Jackquelegs October 27, 2011 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Lpfan4ever (Post 561962)
Thermaltake Meka G1, if you're not looking for something overly flashy. I agree that at that price range you should be looking at a mechanical keyboard of some sorts though.

He needs backlighting though.. :sad:

Lpfan4ever October 27, 2011 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Jackquelegs (Post 561963)
He needs backlighting though.. :sad:

Read back over his post twice to make sure he didn't mention backlighting. Of course I missed it three times. Oh well, scratch that!


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