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Quality Mouse and Keyboard for around 120$

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April 30, 2014 2:26:11 PM

Hey guys, as I'm working on my build, I'm getting closer to my price limit, so I'm going to need to cut back some some things to stay in my price range, and since I still need a mouse and keyboard I'm looking for something I'll be happy with but still fit my 120$ price limit and yes, I can only spend around 120$ for both peripherals, I'd like a mouse with at least 3000 DPI or around there and a keyboard that has the default 104 key us layout, thanks in advance guys, I really appreciate any feedback!

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April 30, 2014 2:31:24 PM

This is a great mouse for the price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You're on your own with keyboards as I'm not a mechanical keyboard evangelist like everybody else here--a cheap $20 membrane keyboard has never let me down so I can't justify $80+ for one that makes "clickier" clicks.
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April 30, 2014 2:43:10 PM

For mechanical keyboards, I've got the Steelseries 6GV2 and it is awesome! It's got cherry MX Reds (I think off the top of my head) and isn't too loud, isn't the super clikcy brown one you get. I've also got the Steelseries Sensei Raw mouse which again is awesome. I'm not a fanboy of Steelseries but they are really good.
keyboard: http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-6Gv2-Mechanical-Gamin...
mouse: http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Sensei-Gaming-Edition...

Only 20$ over budget but they will stand the test of time
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April 30, 2014 2:49:30 PM

JTPowell1212 said:
For mechanical keyboards, I've got the Steelseries 6GV2 and it is awesome! It's got cherry MX Reds (I think off the top of my head) and isn't too loud, isn't the super clikcy brown one you get. I've also got the Steelseries Sensei Raw mouse which again is awesome. I'm not a fanboy of Steelseries but they are really good.
keyboard: http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-6Gv2-Mechanical-Gamin...
mouse: http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Sensei-Gaming-Edition...

Only 20$ over budget but they will stand the test of time


I was looking at that keyboard but my only gripe with it is it's in the uk layout instead of the us layout with the smaller enter key
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April 30, 2014 9:08:54 PM

2Brown4U said:
JTPowell1212 said:
For mechanical keyboards, I've got the Steelseries 6GV2 and it is awesome! It's got cherry MX Reds (I think off the top of my head) and isn't too loud, isn't the super clikcy brown one you get. I've also got the Steelseries Sensei Raw mouse which again is awesome. I'm not a fanboy of Steelseries but they are really good.
keyboard: http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-6Gv2-Mechanical-Gamin...
mouse: http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Sensei-Gaming-Edition...

Only 20$ over budget but they will stand the test of time


I was looking at that keyboard but my only gripe with it is it's in the uk layout instead of the us layout with the smaller enter key


Even if it is the UK layout it will still work...
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April 30, 2014 9:21:38 PM

@Sora: The Steelseries board is actually MX Blacks, which is just a heavy version of the Reds. Also, Browns are not clicky at all. While they do have a tactile bump, they lack the clicky noise that is found on the MX Blues and Greens. Also, even though UK layouts do work, it's hard for some people to adjust to the larger enter key, smaller shift key, and weird placement of the \ button. Even though they will eventually get use to it, it will also make it a bit harder for them to use a standard US layout keyboard.

@OP: The G400s is a great mouse with a great sensor. With that costing $45, it leaves you about $75-80 for a keyboard. Do you really need a full-size keyboard, or will you be fine with a keyboard that lacks a number pad?
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May 1, 2014 6:23:43 AM

s4in7 said:
This is a great mouse for the price: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You're on your own with keyboards as I'm not a mechanical keyboard evangelist like everybody else here--a cheap $20 membrane keyboard has never let me down so I can't justify $80+ for one that makes "clickier" clicks.


I couldn't agree with you enough about membrane keyboards being more than suitable for gaming, many people forget that cherry mx switches were designed for typists in mind, then they flooded the gaming market so they can make some extra money and claim that they will improve your performance of hitting "WASD?" Don't get me wrong, I love mech keyboards, but actually prefer using my membrane keyboard for gaming because the key press is is less distance and more quiet so I don't have to mute my mic in skype when playing with friends. :)  I tried putting o-rings on my mx browns to dampen the sound, and it still had a real high pitched plasticky sound that bothered everyone over the mic.
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May 1, 2014 9:14:39 AM

Somebody gets it! They were initially made for tactile and audible feedback for typists, programmers, etc. but like a lot of things in the gaming world they were adopted and marketed as "premium" (although the original IBM mechs were dirt cheap).

Now its a status symbol more than anything else and a gamer with a mech has no advantage over a gamer with a membrane other than in the "clicks" department.

Not hating on mech users, I'm glad you enjoy your keyboards--unless they drastically come down in price or lose that premium attitude I'll stick to the rivers and lakes that I'm used to.
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May 1, 2014 7:14:16 PM

Well there's more advantages of a mechanical keyboard over a rubber dome. They feel much better and there are many different switches so you can get the perfect switch for you. Not only that, but they are rated at 50 million clicks over the standard 10 million of a rubber dome. Then there's the MX Reds, which are considered the gaming switch even though it's mostly a personal thing, which has no tactile bump so rapid pressing is very easy and can be useful in games. I'm not say that a mechanical keyboard is worth it over a rubber dome, but I definitely find the need to post the advantages of a mechanical keyboard. Of course, if you're fine with a ~$20-40 rubber dome then by all means keep on using it but if you're willing to dish out $70+ on a keyboard, it should definitely be mechanical and not membrane. I can understand being hesitant due to the price of mechanical keyboards, as I myself was, but you just have to wait for sales! I got two mechanical keyboards for $50 each, which is very cheap for what it is.
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