I'm going looking to buy a keyboard, and these two are currently my top choices: Corsair K70, Max Keyboard Nighthawk-X8. I also was looking at the CM Storm Trigger (or the new trigger-z coming out supposedly very soon in the US), but I cannot find it available with Cherry MX Brown switches anywhere.
So, which one would you say is better? Any different recommendations for what I should get? Here's a list of all the features that I want:
-full size mechanical keyboard
-cherry MX Brown switches
-(macro/programmable keys is also a bonus, but not required)
I had Nighthawk X8 which is brown switch. Nice solid keyboard.
But I sold it and got Nighthawk X7 which is with blue switches. I like the more firmer tactile and clicky noise.
I would say you can't go wrong with either K70 or X8 because both uses Cherry MX mechanical switches.
If you ask my preference, I would go with Max Keyboard Nighthawk because it has more features, like the foam wrist pad, 2 USB ports and audio jacks. Basically it fits 100% to your requirements. Hope this help.
P/S: Max keyboard is also known for their superior customer service. You are in good hands.