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Hello nerds and other hardware well-informed individuals. :p
Well, the case is this... I've grown tired of my low-end membrane keyboard and wanted to move up my A-game.

I don't know much of what new and exciting hardware has come to light, but been looking around alittle.

I've always been a great fan of logitech products, but other products might do fine aswell.
You'll never know till you try them, right? ;)

Anywho... My budget lies around $300, so ofcourse that's what I've been aiming for. But look away from the price range, as sometimes the expensive ones can be found on sale.

Well. Here goes..

Keyboard:
As for the keyboard, I've been looking at the Logitech G910 Orion Spark, and it was thankfully on sale, when I saw it. But I did not have the money at the time, so now... The sale is over and now it's kinda too expensive. If nothing better and more within my budget range comes along, I might buy it anyway.

What I want in a keyboard:
Well, first off. It has to be mechanic, as I've heard it increases the gaming experience alot.
And then I would also like if there were macro keys aswell, but not a must. Doesn't have to be alot, atleast 3.
The keyboard doesn't need onboard memory aswell, as it is stationary most of the time, and if I do bring it with me, the computer moves aswell. :)
Customizeable light in the keyboard would be prefered aswell.
For the Cherry MX... Well, I think Red. But as I haven't tried a mechanical yet, I don't really know.

The games I typically play are stuff like Diablo 3, different shooters (battlefield, the division and wildlands).


Mouse:
I've been checking out the Logitech Proteus Spectrum G502, which right now is on sale for $50, which it hopefully still is, when my money comes in within the next few days. But if it ain't, I'll need a good alternative, within the pricerange.

And for the mouse, well.. I'm actually not that picky, when it comes to mouses.
It needs a good response time, cabled (unless it's like the G900 kind of wireless)
It needs a few side button. atleast 2. Macro buttons aren't a must.
Customizeable light is again.

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Ones I've been looking at, but not decided, as I've read both bad and good reviews.

Keyboard:
ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro
Corsair Gaming K95 RGB

Mouse:
ROCCAT Nyth
ROCCAT Tyon
SteelSeries Rival 500
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

But as I said. My knowledge don't reach that far in the new gaming utilities.
So if anyone can help me in the right direction, finding something that would make my gaming experience more enjoyable, and within my budget. Then I would greatly appreciate it. :D

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TL;DR

What I want in:
Keyboard:
Macro keys (Atleast 3). But not a must.
Changeable light color
Mechanical keys
Onboard memory not a must
Max $150-$175

Mouse:
Atleast 2 side (thumb) buttons
Fast response time
Cabled (Unless wireless like G900 Chaos Spectrum)
Changeable light color
Onboard memory not a must
Max $120-$130

EDIT: I've changed my prefereces for macro keys. As they might lower my choices.
For keyboard they are still prefered, but absolutely not a must. :)
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  1. I vote for Corsair K95 RGB or Logitech Orion Spark for the keyboard and
    Logitech G502 for the mouse.
  2. Wow, that's a long post.
    Luckily, you have a lot of options.

    Keyboard:
    Corsair K95 RGB Platinum: RGB backlighting, Cherry MX RGB Speed, 6 macros, aswell as media keys (volume scroller, etc.)
    $200 flat. Its a bit over budget but mice are a lot cheaper than your mouse budget so maybe you can get it?

    Steelseries Apex m800: RGB backlighting, Steelseries Qs1 switches, 6 macros.
    $170 flat. A very nice keyboard, looks pretty awesome too. No wrist rest :(

    Cougar 700K: Backlit lighting (orange/yellow), 6 macros, audio jack, wrist rest, dedicated media controls, multiple different cherry mx options.
    $120 rough. No RGBs unfortunately :( but one of the best keyboards ever. High-quality material + looks pretty dope

    ROG claymore core: Full RGB lighting, multiple cherry mx options, built in keys for: Overclocking, recording, power and bios.
    $120 rough. Probably one of the coolest keyboards, especially with hotkeys for overclocking, etc. No macros :(

    Mice:
    ROG Spatha: RGB lighting, 6 side buttons, DPI adjustment, charging dock
    $150 rough. Probably one of the most expensive mice out there, but super sexy ;)

    Logitech Proteus Spectrum: RGB lighting, 6 macros (including sniper button), DPI adjustment, weight adjustment
    $60 rough. Probably you're best bet

    Razer Naga Epic Chroma: RGB lighting, 12 side buttons, 8200 dpi
    $130 rough. Probably the worst, although 12 side buttons is pretty nice.
  3. Haha, yea. I'm quite know for making long posts. :P
    But I'm a natural perfectionist, so I'm making sure I have everything I want to say in the post. :P

    Anyways... I really liked your response GamingEnthusiast420, gave me a few unknown options to choose from.
    The Cougar 700K, I've never heard of. :O It looks dope... But sadly, can't be bought in Denmark.

    The Steelseries Apex m800, looks promising, but just... well... A little too, regular? xD If you know what I mean.
    I know it has a lot of features, but it looks .. Too simple, I guess.

    The we have the K95 Platinum... I looked everywhere, and this can also not be bought in Denmark aswell. :/ For some unknown reason..
    But the regular K95 can... Whats the big difference between those two?

    And for the mouse, the Proteus Spectrum still speaks alot to me. But I found the ROG Spatha really, REALLY interesting, so I'm actually now considering it. Even when considering the price. This mouse looks absolutely dope!
    The Razer Naga I never liked. The macro keys has always annoyed me. I keep pressing the by mistake, when using my brothers Naga.
  4. And is the ROCCAT hardware really that bad, since it's not worth mentioning?
  5. The k95 is a bit different from its platinum brother.
    No RGB LEDs :( only white
    18 macro keys (18!!!!)
    Cherry MX red
  6. KixenDK said:
    And is the ROCCAT hardware really that bad, since it's not worth mentioning?


    pretty much. Its not completely unusable, but why go with it when there are better options?
  7. Another choice you have for the keyboard is the SteelSeries apex 350.
    I wouldn't recommend this, but I thought I might aswell show you more options.
    It has full RGB (across 5 zones)
    22 Macro keys (Even more than the K95!)
    Membrane keys :(
  8. Yea.... 22 might be overdoing it. And 18 reminds me of my old G19 -.- All those keys... 18 x 3, that's insane. And why would I be needing so many?!
    Right now I lay between Apex m800 and G910 Orion Spectrum for Keyboard choice.
    As for the mouse, I gotta say. The ROG Spatha really spoke to me, that mouse is delicious!
    So for the mouse its between Spatha and G502 Proteus Spectrum.
  9. I just think it's sad that the options are so scarce here in denmark.
    Wouldn't have thought so, since well.. We're pretty much up to beat, with all the new stuff.
    But those keyboards you posted are really hard to find. :/

    So maybe I'll just wait, and see if they show up in the next few months or so?
  10. Best answer
    KixenDK said:
    Yea.... 22 might be overdoing it. And 18 reminds me of my old G19 -.- All those keys... 18 x 3, that's insane. And why would I be needing so many?!
    Right now I lay between Apex m800 and G910 Orion Spectrum for Keyboard choice.
    As for the mouse, I gotta say. The ROG Spatha really spoke to me, that mouse is delicious!
    So for the mouse its between Spatha and G502 Proteus Spectrum.



    If you were to go logitech, I would recommend the orion spark over spectrum.
    And if you did get the spark, then the 502 would be your best bet, altho getting the spatha wouldn't hurt.
  11. KixenDK said:
    I just think it's sad that the options are so scarce here in denmark.
    Wouldn't have thought so, since well.. We're pretty much up to beat, with all the new stuff.
    But those keyboards you posted are really hard to find. :/

    So maybe I'll just wait, and see if they show up in the next few months or so?



    The keyboards I listed aren't that new (other than the K95 Platinum, which is basically a week old)
    I would take whats available for now, or wait to see of the K95 ships to Denmark.
  12. Haha, no wonder why its so hard to keep track, when theres so many options.. Orion Spectrum, Orion Spark, Chaos Spectrum and Proteus Spectrum... It's really confusing. :P

    But ye, the Spark has been added to the list instead. :)
  13. KixenDK said:
    Haha, no wonder why its so hard to keep track, when theres so many options.. Orion Spectrum, Orion Spark, Chaos Spectrum and Proteus Spectrum... It's really confusing. :P

    But ye, the Spark has been added to the list instead. :)



    Good choice. Glad I could help.
  14. So is I. :D You helped alot.
    I'm not really well-known in the hardware department, so I'm glad theres people like you who can help me out. ;)
  15. MX blue are tactical the have the click(dont confuse with the clack you get from the keycap hitting the switch housing, o-rings solve that) brown have a tact bump and red are just bla there's nothing to tell you you hit the switch, but there quieter...

    The G 502 is heavy.(without the extra weights)
    the G 403 is not(with or without the weight)
    or like a Zowie ec2-a/ ec2-a

    This guy reviews like all mice it helped me with ones I couldn't buy and return
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rocket+jump+ninja
    check out his 502 review.
  16. KixenDK said:
    So is I. :D You helped a lot.
    I'm not really well-known in the hardware department, so I'm glad there's people like you who can help me out. ;)



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