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Which Gaming Keyboard Should I Get?

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August 10, 2013 3:26:12 PM

I need to get a keyboard that will be used mostly for gaming it has to be £40/£60ish or less though, I read into keyboards a little and i heard mechanical keyboards are supposed to be the best for gaming (correct me if I'm wrong) but there's just so many brands and makes and even different types of mechanical keyboards so can anyone recommend a good one please?

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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2013 3:34:43 PM

You aren't going to be able to find a mechanical keyboard for forty pounds.

On top of that, you should never, ever buy a "gaming" keyboard. They aren't any better than a normal keyboard, but you pay a huge premium for flashy lights or 'macro keys' (which you can program for yourself quite easily using AutoHotKey.)

Since you're on a budget, just find a normal membrane keyboard that feels comfortable to you - it should be more than twenty-five pounds at the very maximum.
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August 10, 2013 5:02:25 PM

DarkSable said:
You aren't going to be able to find a mechanical keyboard for forty pounds.

On top of that, you should never, ever buy a "gaming" keyboard. They aren't any better than a normal keyboard, but you pay a huge premium for flashy lights or 'macro keys' (which you can program for yourself quite easily using AutoHotKey.)

Since you're on a budget, just find a normal membrane keyboard that feels comfortable to you - it should be more than twenty-five pounds at the very maximum.


what about £60 and ive found plently of mechanical keyboards on ebay that are around £40 so what do you think?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 10, 2013 10:12:35 PM

Ahhh, now ebay is an entirely different prospect, and one that I wasn't considering.

Are they used, refurbished, or just... ebay? If you can find yourself a decent keyboard with mechanicals, then jump on it.

I'm not going to talk about buckling spring keys, because I've never typed on them, and from what I understand, they're weird. But I personally use a Leopold, which you should be able to find pretty easily, as they're made in the UK, and they're built like tanks. I love mine.

As for the switches, it's a very personal decision. I personally wanted a non-clicky keyboard, and ended up going with MX Blacks - I absolutely love it for gaming, but even though it increased my WPM by about 20 almost instantly, it gives my fingers fatigue after typing a long essay - I would almost have gone with reds or blues for that.
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