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Help Choosing Keyboard for my Needs

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September 30, 2013 1:05:15 AM

Ok, I am building a new pc later and since I am moving from a laptop, I don't have any usable keyboards. I already have a great mouse, so i don't want any mouse/keyboard combos. I can spend up to $30 aud (I know, not much) and I want a wired (NO WIRELESS) keyboard. It must be quiet, normal size and both backlight (red is preferable.) and macros would be good, but not necessary.
Thanks, Coolo.

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September 30, 2013 2:33:07 AM

The Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard is a great keyboard that's cheap.

It has red back lighting.
It has macro keys.
It's not mechanical so it's quiet.
It's wired.
It's normal size.

It is £40 which equates to around 69aud. I know it's a bit more than you want to spend but it ticks all the boxes. I still think this is a relatively cheap keyboard.
September 30, 2013 7:22:56 PM

Looks good, but too expensive.

[PCPartPicker part list]( / [Price breakdown by merchant]( / [Benchmarks](

**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor]( | $352.00 @ PCCaseGear
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard]( | $165.00 @ Scorptec
**Memory** | [GeIL Black Dragon 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory]( | $169.00 @ PLE Computers
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]( | $74.00 @ PLE Computers
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card]( | $469.00 @ PCCaseGear
**Case** | [Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case]( | $159.00 @ PCCaseGear
**Power Supply** | [Zalman 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply]( | $125.00 @ Scorptec
**Other**| Sandisk Extreme 120gb| Purchased For $125.00
**Other**| Razer Deathadder 2013| Purchased For $55.00
**Other**| Razer Carcharias| Purchased For $88.00
**Other**| Imation 320GB Apollo M100| Purchased For $45.00
**Other**| Logitech F310| Purchased For $37.00
**Other**| Yoga EM-2700 Mic| Purchased For $38.00
**Other**| Windows 8| Purchased
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1901.00
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-01 12:22 EST+1000 |
October 2, 2013 8:02:37 AM

:(  I thought that was a really cheap keyboard but your budget is tiny.