I recently built a pretty rad gaming ITX rig for $1000. However, I only had a cheap keyboard around the house and my CM Xornet broke after a fatal wire accident, and I don't have a headset since I had always used my laptop's build-in mic/sound.
Looking for a sub-$40 claw-grip mouse (thinking about another Xornet since I loved the low-fatigue micro-omron or maybe a spawn). On a normal day I do maybe 5000 clicks, so low-pressure switches are a must.
Looking for a ~$30 headset. If it works and it fits a big head I'm happy, I don't care for the fancy jazz.
Looking for sub-$90 mech board. I'm thinking about a CM QF Rapid/Stealth but I can't decide between Red/Brown. I do a ton of touch typing (about ~90-100 wpm on a good keyboard but only mid 80's on a crummy keyboard like this), but I also need something that won't be stressful for FPS-style button smashing. Currently I'm using a terrible chiclet keyboard with really low actuation force (like a red, I guess) but terrible register, so when I'm typing pretty fast I don't bottom out every once in a while so I have to pause and see if it registered. I normally run through about 15000 key presses a day, so low actuation force is a necessity.
Well you really seem to know what you want! haha.
I would go for that CM QF Rapid Red Switch if you are comfortable with Coolermaster. I have not owned the coolermaster keyboards myself, but I have read several articles on the keys and I would say for fps red is a safe bet. Here is one article I liked: http://www.hltv.org/forum/171174-best-cherry-mx-switch-...
I own the Steelseries 6G V2 Cherry and it is a solid heavy keyboard, the keys are quickly pressed down and I do not get tired from typing, nor do I miss the keys. The problem is that you pay for the Steelseries logo, although it is a very solid design. Really your preference man.
I Liked the Logitech G5 a lot, and I have owned the Razer Deathadder, best large mouse ever, although they tend to die after a couple years. Actually most high quality mice die after several years of use according to a lot of reviews. Your choice man, you do seem to know what you like
As for the Headset, if you just need something to get the job done, get the cheapest logitech set you can find. I would recommend the Sennheiser PC 131 as a good entry level headset for $33.
The Plantronics 335 is pretty big and hits the entry level gaming headset as well.