Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Mouse and keyboard suggestions?

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 21, 2014 4:38:12 PM

I was going to get the Razer Blackwidow keyboard and the Razer Naga 2014 mouse. Then I realized I'm not a MMO player, so I don't need those Naga macros. And about the Razer Blackwidow, I'm not going to get it either, as I don't want Synapse 2.0.

Any other suggestions? I heard Logitech mice are good, but I don't know about keyboards... I want it to have lights, just like the Blackwidow. I thought about that blue Gigabyte keyboard Aivia, but I don't know. I also thought about the Corsair Vengeance K70 Full Mechanical

Maximum money I'm going to spend:

MOUSE - 70€
KEYBOARD - 120€ But it'd be cool if you can keep it lower than €100

WEB IN WHICH I'M BUYING THE PARTS: http://pccomponentes.com (it's in Spanish, sorry. It's easy, however, Buscador = Searcher)

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
June 21, 2014 5:33:06 PM
Share
Related resources
a b 4 Gaming
June 21, 2014 5:47:25 PM

JustANewUser said:
But I'd need Synapse for the mouse, no?

No.

JustANewUser said:
About the keyboard, I don't really like it. I don't need those macros, I'll mainly play FPS games. Anyways I'll consider it. I wonder why the keyboard needs 2 USBs?

One of the USB is a passthrough USB. There is a USB port on the back of the motherboard, where the wire is. You can plug any USB into it such as a flash drive, headset, phone, etc. If you don't want to use that, you don't have to plug in both USB. If you don't need the macros, you don't have to use it. Overall, it's a very good mechanical keyboard with controllable backlights, volume control wheel, disabling of the Windows key (standard).

JustANewUser said:
Also, do you have any other suggestions?

Maybe the Cooler Master Storm QuickFire. Those are in brown switches. They have a red switches edition.
m
0
l
June 21, 2014 5:51:29 PM

ksham said:
JustANewUser said:
But I'd need Synapse for the mouse, no?

No.

JustANewUser said:
About the keyboard, I don't really like it. I don't need those macros, I'll mainly play FPS games. Anyways I'll consider it. I wonder why the keyboard needs 2 USBs?

One of the USB is a passthrough USB. There is a USB port on the back of the motherboard, where the wire is. You can plug any USB into it such as a flash drive, headset, phone, etc. If you don't want to use that, you don't have to plug in both USB. If you don't need the macros, you don't have to use it. Overall, it's a very good mechanical keyboard with controllable backlights, volume control wheel, disabling of the Windows key (standard).

JustANewUser said:
Also, do you have any other suggestions?

Maybe the Cooler Master Storm QuickFire. Those are in brown switches. They have a red switches edition.


I thought I'd need Synapse to turn off the lights from the Razer mouse, just like the Razer keyboards (some).

I think I'll go with the Logitech keyboard, but what do you think of these ones? (below)

-Logitech G400s mouse
-Gigabyte Aivira
-Mad Catz STRIKE 5 (this one is more expensive than what I wanted, however)
m
0
l
June 21, 2014 5:52:54 PM

Oh, and about the passthrough USB... That'd be helpful for the mouse or for the headset. Is the passthrough USB in the left or in the right side?
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
June 21, 2014 6:07:34 PM

JustANewUser said:
I thought I'd need Synapse to turn off the lights from the Razer mouse, just like the Razer keyboards (some).

The light is only on the logo for the Deathadder. It blinks at a slow pace. I personally wouldn't even worry about it. It's not actually very right to be distracting, even with the lights off. Usually you would only view it from an angle anyway.


JustANewUser said:
I think I'll go with the Logitech keyboard, but what do you think of these ones? (below)

-Logitech G400s mouse
-Gigabyte Aivira
-Mad Catz STRIKE 5 (this one is more expensive than what I wanted, however)

Since you play a lot of FPS games, the Deathadder is a much better mouse. The reason is because of the 3 plastic footing on the bottom of the mouse. This allows you to glide the mouse very smoothly and it has very high DPI and accuracy.

I don't think the Gigabyte Aivira keyboards are mechanical. Correct me if I'm wrong here. I have no experience with Gigabyte products other than motherboards and graphics cards.

You complained about the Logitech G710+, but the Mad Catz STRIKE 5 is okay? haha. It is also not mechanical. It is very customizable, but I personally find that keyboard a bit space-consuming and messy with all the detachable parts. I don't really need most of those customizations and if I'm in the middle of a game, especially FPS, I don't have time to customize or hit any other keys on the keyboard anyway. So it's great to set up to your liking, but aside from that, I don't find the keyboard flexibility all too useful. I'm not someone who would customize a lot of it so after a while, it just gets old. The price is also too expensive.


JustANewUser said:
Oh, and about the passthrough USB... That'd be helpful for the mouse or for the headset. Is the passthrough USB in the left or in the right side?

Right side of the cable.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
June 21, 2014 6:22:08 PM

No. The light on the logo blinks constantly but blinks very slowly, not fast in a distracting way. You can get Synapse 2.0 and switch it off, but honestly, I never found it annoying and I barely notice it because my eyes are on the monitor, not on the mouse. I know where my mouse is as well so I don't have to look for my mouse to grab it with my right hand from the keyboard. So yeah, I am not bothered by it.
m
0
l
June 21, 2014 6:24:46 PM

Hmm... So I don't even have to install Synapse... Sounds cool, wasn't this mouse considered the best FPS gaming mouse? I'm going to get this one, yes.

About the keyboard from Logitech, what's the color of the lights? May it be changed, or is it just one color?
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
June 21, 2014 6:33:06 PM

It's just white, but there are two keys to adjust the brightness level. One controls the WASD key brightness level and the other control the rest of the keys on the keyboard. There is a total of 4 brightness level (or really 3 because the first level is "off"). It's not customizable. I honestly would've preferred blue over white, but after using it for some time, I am so used to it and I'm okay with it being white. It makes it a lot easier to see and the ability to turn it down with a click of the button is very nice.
m
0
l
June 21, 2014 6:41:53 PM

Okay, I'll get it. It seems to be perfect for my needs, and it's got the 'Ñ' key (Spanish keyboard), so yeah, I'll get it. One more thing, do you get the software for the macros through a driver or through the internet? And what can you change with that software, a part from macros?
m
0
l
June 21, 2014 6:59:47 PM

Okay! This isn't about this topic, but could you tell me if this build will be able to play Titanfall at 40FPS in Ultra?

CPU: i5-4670 (non-K as I won't overclock)
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H
GPU: Radeon R9 270X (SAPPHIRE)
RAM: 16GB

Could you also tell me if 16GB RAM is too much? I could save €70 and get 8GB, but I'll probably do videos in the future... So I don't know. About this, will the i5-4670 be OK for video editing? And for Photoshop?
m
0
l
June 21, 2014 7:03:47 PM

Even with game recording you won't use up more than 8GB of RAM unless you have a ton of stuff running in the background. The R9 270X would be able to play it easily over 60fps. For most photo-shop tasks an i5 is capable, but if you're working on projects an i7 would be more suited.
m
0
l
June 21, 2014 7:11:50 PM

Well, I think I'm cool with the i5.
m
0
l
!