• Mechanical Keyboard Megathread V.2
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Looking at getting a Razer BlackWidow ultimate, does anyone own one or have any feedback on them. Or if you have any other suggestions. Pref one with full backlighting with a max of around £110. Will be interesting to see the difference compared to my current keyboard: [url]http://www.mf-daten.de/catalog/images/B380.jpg[/url] ( logitech y-bp62a ( Ultra-Flat ) ) Oh and is there a massive sound difference between Blues and brown keys? I looked around on youtube ( bad examples I guess ) and they are sounded pretty much the same
if you're going to buy a blackwidow don't waste your money on the ultimate
Honestly i wouldn't bother getting a blackwidow at all, razer products arent as good as the hype for them makes you think
There are much worse keyboards though, plus it's easy to recommend the blackwidow as it looks ricey enough to be considered by brogamers and yet offers a genuinely good typing experience.
Has anyone had any experience with the Corsair K60?
Do you guys think it's worth getting a WASD keyboard when I have a working one already? The one I have right now is just a crappy Logitech everyday keyboard, although it has lasted for like, 5 years. And I do game with the keyboard.
[QUOTE=AshMan55;34753244]Has anyone had any experience with the Corsair K60?[/QUOTE] It's exactly the same as the K90 but without all the macro buttons, and the K90 is pretty well-loved from what I've heard.
What's the actuation force of the Cherry MX switches compared to a ordinary keyboard? Got sick and tired of my Logitech G11's [I]LOLGAMER[/I] feel (and the fact I don't use the macro keys AT ALL), and the moodlight in my room provides enough illumination so I don't need the backlight. Currently I'm using my [URL="http://filesmelt.com/dl/logitech-keyboard-elite-hvs-640.jpg"]wired Logitech Internet Navigator[/URL], since it's generally better for typing and media control than the G11, But I'd like to step up from that without getting a keyboard that's too hard to type on due to [I]too hard or too light keys[/I]. So obviously I'm on the hunt for a new keyboard, but the problem is that it [I]NEEDS[/I] to have [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#Danish"]Æ, Ø and Å[/URL]. I don't give a damn if the keyboard have media keys, since I'm considering chopping up a [URL="http://www.trust.com/products/product.aspx?artnr=16095"]cheap USB keyboard with media keys[/URL] and make my own dedicated media control mini keyboard.
[QUOTE=Van-man;34758477]What's the actuation force of the Cherry MX switches compared to a ordinary keyboard? Got sick and tired of my Logitech G11's [I]LOLGAMER[/I] feel (and the fact I don't use the macro keys AT ALL), and the moodlight in my room provides enough illumination so I don't need the backlight. Currently I'm using my [URL="http://filesmelt.com/dl/logitech-keyboard-elite-hvs-640.jpg"]wired Logitech Internet Navigator[/URL], since it's generally better for typing and media control than the G11, But I'd like to step up from that without getting a keyboard that's too hard to type on due to [I]too hard or too light keys[/I]. So obviously I'm on the hunt for a new keyboard, but the problem is that it [I]NEEDS[/I] to have [URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#Danish"]Æ, Ø and Å[/URL]. I don't give a damn if the keyboard have media keys, since I'm considering chopping up a [URL="http://www.trust.com/products/product.aspx?artnr=16095"]cheap USB keyboard with media keys[/URL] and make my own dedicated media control mini keyboard.[/QUOTE] You might be able to get a Cherry G80-3000 with a Danish layout.
[QUOTE=Shounic;34755651]Do you guys think it's worth getting a WASD keyboard when I have a working one already? The one I have right now is just a crappy Logitech everyday keyboard, although it has lasted for like, 5 years. And I do game with the keyboard.[/QUOTE] Depends if you want something that is better to type on, for a rubber dome keyboard it can take a bit of force to press the keys, with a mechanical keyboard it takes less force. Nice for prolonged gaming sessions where you are there for hours on end.
So guys, is this thread about what keyboards to buy or how keyboards work? OP misleads me. What keyboard recommend for £30-40?
Urgh, I can't break out of my habit of always pressing the keys down, all the way.
[QUOTE=Mr. Agree;34761029]So guys, is this thread about what keyboards to buy or how keyboards work? OP misleads me. What keyboard recommend for £30-40?[/QUOTE] >mechanical keyboard thread >budget £30-£40 lol.
[QUOTE=DanCousins;34767143]>mechanical keyboard thread >budget £30-£40 lol.[/QUOTE] He can get a AT101w, AT102w and if he's lucky a Model M on ebay. [url=http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/9880D-Dell-Keyboard-AT102W-PS2-TYPE-/310376667527?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_KeyboardsMice&hash=item4843e41987#ht_703wt_1410]This one hasn't even yellowed.[/url]
[QUOTE=lordofdafood;34747279]Looking at getting a Razer BlackWidow ultimate, does anyone own one or have any feedback on them. Or if you have any other suggestions. Pref one with full backlighting with a max of around £110. Will be interesting to see the difference compared to my current keyboard: [url]http://www.mf-daten.de/catalog/images/B380.jpg[/url] ( logitech y-bp62a ( Ultra-Flat ) ) Oh and is there a massive sound difference between Blues and brown keys? I looked around on youtube ( bad examples I guess ) and they are sounded pretty much the same[/QUOTE] I can vouch for how superb the BW Ultimate is, but I got it as a gift. I would have gotten the regular if I was buying it myself. It's a huge price jump for some lighting. I'd say if you really want backlighting to get a different one.
[QUOTE=DanCousins;34767143]>mechanical keyboard thread >budget £30-£40 lol.[/QUOTE] When I was brought up, if I didn't know about something or what to do, I asked. So that's what I did.
Hey guys, I took a key off and took a picture of the keyboard I use now. I think it's some sort of hybrid, can anybody confirm? [quote][IMG]http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh242/Tristanguy2/keyburd.jpg[/IMG][/quote]
[QUOTE=tristanguy2;34779982]Hey guys, I took a key off and took a picture of the keyboard I use now. I think it's some sort of hybrid, can anybody confirm?[/QUOTE] White alps?
[QUOTE=tristanguy2;34779982]Hey guys, I took a key off and took a picture of the keyboard I use now. I think it's some sort of hybrid, can anybody confirm?[/QUOTE] Looks like a rubber dome with plungers.
Looks filthy clean your board mate
[QUOTE=Nsybouts;34780250]Looks like a rubber dome with plungers.[/QUOTE] agreed, i have one
I'm considering replacing my G19 with a mechanical keyboard. I see some of you here have commented that there's no point in getting one unless you type with a speed of like 100 or so WPM. I tried my hand at this test: [url]http://speedtest.10fastfingers.com/[/url] and i got around 60 WPM in my 2 attempts. I figure I'd go faster if i was typing a text out of my head, but will i benefit much from having a mechanical keyboard? The other thing I'm wondering is what kind of switches i should go for. I do spend a good portion of my time gaming, and I don't want switches that are uncomfortable to game with. When I type, it's usually just forums or chats. Occasionally I also have schoolwork that requires me to type a lot (chemistry reports, history papers etc.). I hear Cherry MX reds are good for gaming, and that blues are best for typing. I've never tried a mechanical keyboard before, so i really don't know what I'm after. I share the basement with my little brother who likes to have the TV on while gaming and not actually paying attention to it, so I don't think noise will be a problem.
[QUOTE=matte3560;34802886]I'm considering replacing my G19 with a mechanical keyboard. I see some of you here have commented that there's no point in getting one unless you type with a speed of like 100 or so WPM. I tried my hand at this test: [url]http://speedtest.10fastfingers.com/[/url] and i got around 60 WPM in my 2 attempts. I figure I'd go faster if i was typing a text out of my head, but will i benefit much from having a mechanical keyboard? The other thing I'm wondering is what kind of switches i should go for. I do spend a good portion of my time gaming, and I don't want switches that are uncomfortable to game with. When I type, it's usually just forums or chats. Occasionally I also have schoolwork that requires me to type a lot (chemistry reports, history papers etc.). I hear Cherry MX reds are good for gaming, and that blues are best for typing. I've never tried a mechanical keyboard before, so i really don't know what I'm after. I share the basement with my little brother who likes to have the TV on while gaming and not actually paying attention to it, so I don't think noise will be a problem.[/QUOTE] I wouldn't say there's NO point in getting one unless you're a fast typer, personally I much prefer the feel and the tactile click of mechanicals to rubber dome. Plus mechanicals are almost always really well built and will as a rule of thumb last much longer than your typical rubber dome. Personally I find it hard to justify the price of most mechanicals, it's true that you wont see much benefit in typing speed unless you're already really fast. The $60-$100 more you pay for a mechanical is to me better spent on something that gives more enjoyment, like put into a good pair of headphones. But that's all personal preference, I'd recommend you buy a mechanical second hand.
get a dell at101w. great for gaming and typibg. also watch for sales on the newegg mechanicals. imho mechanicals are a fantastic typing experiance. going back to dome is like typing on a sponge.
Hey guys <3 I have a budget of £65. What's the best keyboard for gaming? Or really, best use overall? I did want the X6 but ghosting issues from people pressing 3 or more keys urged me to look at the X4. Better options for up to £65?
I keep hearing that PS/2 keyboards don't have a limit on how many keys can be pressed simultaneously unlike USB, but my PS/2 keyboard seems to have a fairly low limit. What gives?
[QUOTE=Mr. Agree;34806503]Hey guys <3 I have a budget of £65. What's the best keyboard for gaming? Or really, best use overall? I did want the X6 but ghosting issues from people pressing 3 or more keys urged me to look at the X4. Better options for up to £65?[/QUOTE] You could get a Cherry G80-3000 for that price. Though only with Blues or Blacks in UK layout. If you don't understand the switch types then they are explained in the OP. [editline]21st February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Silikone;34806830]I keep hearing that PS/2 keyboards don't have a limit on how many keys can be pressed simultaneously unlike USB, but my PS/2 keyboard seems to have a fairly low limit. What gives?[/QUOTE] It could just be a shit board.
I've been considering getting a mechanical keyboard for awhile now, as you will see if you read back a few pages, I didn't know what to go for. It was my first mechanical and I didn't even know if I would like the feel. All I was going on was a recommendation from a friend. I didn't know which one to buy for ages, I was bombarded with millions of keyboard, all with different pro's con's and switches. I play a lot of FPS games and I type quite a lot for school so I didn't know what switches to even go with. I wasn't sure weather to get Blacks, Browns, Reds, Blue's etc. Eventually, I narrowed it down to either Blacks or Reds, as I wanted a linear switch rather than a tactile one. After a bit more research I decided to go for the Red's purely because they are easier to press than Blacks (I think that is the only difference). I was either going to get a Thermaltake Meka G1 with black switches, or a Cosair K90 with red switches so when I decided on the Red's, I went ahead and bought the K90 off Amazon. I wasn't really sure what to expect as I had never typed on one before and had used rubber dome all my life. I thought it would take awhile to get used to, but it didn't at all. It feels fantastic. Anyway, love red's, love the keyboard, if anyone is on the fence about buying one just do it.
When I first started I never noticed a large difference going from a rubberdome to a mechanical keyboard, but when you go back the difference is immediate and I really can't stand it. It's like a rewarding curse of things. If you have the funds to invest in one and you type a lot, do it.
[QUOTE=GreenDolphin;34808269]When I first started I never noticed a large difference going from a rubberdome to a mechanical keyboard, but when you go back the difference is immediate and I really can't stand it. It's like a rewarding curse of things. If you have the funds to invest in one and you type a lot, do it.[/QUOTE] To me, if I try and go back now, even with such little experience with mechanical keyboards, it's horrible. All the keyboards in school are rubberdome, they feel so.. I don't really know how to describe it, they feel very muddy. It's horrible :P
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