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keyboard suggestion thread :D looking for new board

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April 16, 2013 3:19:56 PM

My mac keyboard with numpad broke the cable loses connection and im looking get a new board online, i have had alot of bad luck getting boards it seems as everything is always breaking, and i don't trust wireless cause last logitech i had spent $80 and after 6 months the dam thing was hardly usable battery dieing signal issues keys popping, i do alot of chat online and decent amount of gaming, my major want in a keyboard if for it to be maxium durability i seem run through keyboards like once a year and it gets annoying, other things i want is multi key support , i forget what its called but like i always gotta use multiple keys at same time while gaming or alotta keys in rapid order and some boards ive had wont accept a serten combination of keys making me have game around the boards limited usage, besides that optionally i'ld be nice if it was thin or similar to the mac board as its been one my faves so far besides the cable issue, something that can withstand alotta movement seeming thats what i guess broke the mac board, tho i'm open to ideas on any board as long as the 2 main concerns are there, for pricing i'ld like something at most $80 less is always nice $100 im not sure , and above that i don't wanna do
all helps appreciated, if u can link me where to buy board would be nice, i'ld like be able get it from some where like newegg or tiger or somewhere simular
April 16, 2013 3:22:57 PM

Personally I have the Microsoft Sidewinder X4, its a great gaming board, non-mechanical though. I have had this keyboard for more than a year now and I love it. Its even got water channels built in, so if you spill on it it all goes through and out slots on the bottom. For a mechanical board upgrade I am looking at the Logitech G710+ but thats way out of your price range.

The Sidewinder x4 (Also happens to be highest rated keyboard overall on newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...\

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April 16, 2013 3:28:14 PM

DiaSin said:
Personally I have the Microsoft Sidewinder X4, its a great gaming board, non-mechanical though. I have had this keyboard for more than a year now and I love it. Its even got water channels built in, so if you spill on it it all goes through and out slots on the bottom. For a mechanical board upgrade I am looking at the Logitech G710+.

The Sidewinder x4 (Also happens to be highest rated keyboard overall on newegg) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The G710+ Mechanical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


thanks for reply, the x4 looks kay, i'll look at that, logitech too pricey plus im worried of logitech, well known name but last one i had as i said was just a disaster, it just self destructed badly, was one the worse boards ive had to date
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April 16, 2013 5:10:21 PM

I like the G19 and G510 from Logitech.....the lil LCD thing is nice for monitoring temps or displaying game info.

The G710 is a nice mechanical KB and can be had right now for about $100 on newegg
+ $20 off w/ promo code EMCXSWW89, ends 4/17

Don't know the CM Storm QuickFire at all but it's got a great price right now on newegg.
$100 - $25 off w/ promo code EMCYTZT3284, ends 4/16 - 410 MIR = $65
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April 16, 2013 10:05:47 PM

The CM Storm Quickfire Pro is an incredible keyboard and an amazing value (I got it for $65: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...). It seems to have equal quality and more features than mechanical keyboards at $150+ (like Ducky, Leopold, Filco, etc.) . I bought one a couple of months ago, and I love it.

The Cherry MX keys are rated at 50 million operations. The KB has a steel backplate for durability and a 2 yr warranty. NKRO (press infinite keys at once and they are recognized individually) is supported through a PS/2 adapter (not included).

It is not for everyone though. It is not fully backlit. It is not low profile. Mechanical keys feel different and make noise. There are different kinds of Cherry keys. Some don't like typing on the reds, but to me, it is perfection and I gained about 10 WPM with it, but YMMV. I'd recommend reading this article before purchasing any keyboard, esp a mechanical one: http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-g....
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