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Old January 8, 2019, 05:35 PM
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Looking for something $150 - $200...
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- no noise keys (no clicking)

- not to sensitive (but decent for gaming)
- backlit key board
- quality
- lower profile keys


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Old January 8, 2019, 05:42 PM
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Well your no noise thing rules out all mechanical keyboards. So a membrane-dome keyboard like the Razer Ornata or Logitech G213 would be my recommendation.
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Old January 8, 2019, 06:18 PM
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You could use a non clicky switch and use o-rings to prevent the keycap from bottoming out. It won't be any louder than a membrane keyboard then. Actually should be quieter. Generally its the clack of the caps bottoming out which is loud.

I'm a fan of Cooler Master keyboards. I do believe their OEM is still Costar, so they are nearly identical to Filco keyboards. Cherry brown switches would be good for a quiet keyboard.
https://www.amazon.ca/MasterKeys-Mec.../dp/B01D8ETGNQ

And then grab some dampener o-rings. You'll have to pull off all the caps and install them, which really isn't hard.
https://www.amazon.ca/Akwox-Keycap-D...dp/B01FNJQGQO/
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Old January 8, 2019, 06:55 PM
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Doesnt havent to be completely silent ..just dont want the "chicklet" large "clacky" keys like on some keyboards.....the "Cherry Brown" seem like the ones that I would be after?
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Old January 8, 2019, 06:58 PM
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I have the Cooler Master one linked by lowfat as my current keyboard. Really like it. Browns are my favorite switches, and I like the clicking, makes me feel like I am getting something done! lol But Browns aren't bad click-wise, more than membrane though. With the o-rings added, as I had on my Logitech G710+, the Browns are fairly quiet. Not silent, but as lowfat said not bad. They are just normal height keys though.

It seems a shame to me to spend as much as you stated and not go mechanical. But if you don't like the sound... You could maybe try a G710+ in store somewhere to see what you think.

Also Cooler Master is putting out a low profile line: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/co...ard,38346.html Might be worth a look.
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Old January 8, 2019, 07:44 PM
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Ok ...so maybe Mechanical is ok provided I stick to Cherry Brown ? Click but not loud click...not too "sensitive"..what about these Corsairs....thoughts....overpriced....they look pretty good and durable....perhaps go to up to $275 or so...


https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...-121-_-Product


My Key Board I have now is a fairly old Logitech G ? with a small LCD screen...had it for years buttime to replace it...I replaced my older Mouse with a Steel Series a year or so ago...happy with that...last mice I have had have been Steel Series....

Thanks Lysrin...for that link...
That is a nice keyboard!!!! So a Backlit ...Cherry Brown ....lower profile ...would be ideal me thinks...attached wrist rest maybe....
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Logitech G413 with Romer-G switches. By far my favorite keyboard to date, albeit I do not have the large purchase history as some of our members do with Mechanical keyboards but I do feel that given my reasoning for choosing the keyboards that I have chosen in the past that this is the best all around mechanical - not to noisy keyboard for gaming/noise reduction(I found it easier to type on than browns and my fingers were less fatigued)

I use it at the office and no one complains and I get faster more accurate typing than I do on my K70 with Cherry mx reds, or any other mechanical keyboard that I've used. I switch out which keyboard I use at the office between my K70 and G413 and I my wife and 3yr old son can vouch that they rather me typing on my G413 at night than my K70 lol.

Of course these are all personal preferences but if you have the ability to - go to staples, or The Source and ask to type on some keyboards before you purchase one.
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Corsair's are a nice product. My first mech keyboard was an original K90 with MX Reds. In the end I wasn't a fan of the Reds. Build quality of the Corsair was great though and it is still going strong on my brother-in-law's gaming PC.

I also didn't love the Corsair software back then but it has improved a lot, and you'd be doing less with macro keys on the one you linked anyway. compared to what I had on the K90. I don't think Corsair keyboard owners have many complaints these days.

This is just a personal preference but I don't love the gamer-oriented font on the keys of the K70 and others. But you can also replace keycaps of course if you wanted to go there. That is one thing I liked though about the Cooler Master; the minimalist traditional look of the keyboard.

Another thing to note, just FYI, in case you want pure white backlit keys, you really can't get that with RGB lighting. You can get a nice bluish-white, but not a pure white. My G710+ had just white LEDs and I like that quite a lot. But RGB is fun by times ;)

Edit: Wicked15 got in ahead of me, but yeah the Romer-Gs are another good option for mechanical quality with a different feel and sound. I haven't owned Romer-Gs but I have tried them in store and certainly had them on my list as an option. As Wicked15 stated, preference, and I just really ended up liking browns. But that G413 is an impressive looking keyboard!
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Romer-G are Omron B3K switches. Which are extremely well build. But if you ever want to customize the look of your keyboard down the road, you won't be able to. The good thing about Cherry switches are since they are the most common mechanical keyboard switch, most of the replacement keycaps out there are for Cherrys.

The Corsair you linked is really expensive IMO, but if you want addressable RGB then it would be a good keyboard.
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Thanks for all that info guys....appreciate it...great tip....go and try some out prior to ordering.....didnt even think of that !!!!
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