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September 21, 2012 2:59:13 AM

Hi. I'm looking for a gaming mouse and keyboard that combined cost less than 40 dollars. I'm not looking for anything excessive, just some side buttons on the mouse and good keys.

I've already looked into two keyboards-

Rosewill Gaming Keyboard RK-8100 (RIKB-11003)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=23-201-...

Raptor Gaming LK1 Black & Red (AWSD/Arrow keys) USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any thoughts? The mouse I'm looking at is modest, but efficient based on reviews.

GIGABYTE GM-M6800 Noble Black 5+1 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1600 dpi Dual Lens Gaming Mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All help is appreciated.
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September 21, 2012 3:57:19 AM

any keyboard that has 6 or more key roll over is good enough for gaming. so dont just buy 1 because it says gaming keyboard... its just marketing. its better to get a better quality keyboard that isnt branded as gaming for the same price as a gaming branded 1... reason being the gaming branded 1 has a 30% markup on it just because of the gaming logo... in fact both of them keyboards are pants... the keys will fall off within a year...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is not labled as gaming but its just as good. and costs half as much, true its not an out and out gaming keyboard but then again neither are the other 1s you have listed.
the mouse is ok 1600 dpi is enough for gaming. as long as theres no acceleration on it. i think that 1 does have it but it should be able to be turned down or if your lucky off.
the logitech g400 is also a good option. its not to every1s palm feel but it is accurate and cheap.
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September 21, 2012 6:33:34 AM

what does "them keyboards are pants" mean? And is the better quality mouse worth the triple cost?
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September 21, 2012 7:41:59 AM

Under 40$ its HARD. Especially if you want it for gaming! If you want a mechanical keyboard without those side keys (addons i dunno whats that called :kaola:  ) It has the WASD and The arrows in i THINK metal, but what i know it has durability and wont wear off like NEVER LOL. 60 bucks sry http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 21, 2012 8:59:47 AM

I'm not looking for too much. I'm not a hardcore gamer. I'd just like some extra buttons on my mouse and a good keyboard.

All I want to know is if the raptor keyboard and gigabyte mouse satisfy those conditions, and if not, if there's something better at their price.

I'm sorry if the price range is constraining, if you can get it under 50 bucks it'd be great. I'm just trying not to develop a "what's an extra 20 dollars matter?" mentality.
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September 21, 2012 9:12:58 AM

theproductofboredom said:
I'm not looking for too much. I'm not a hardcore gamer. I'd just like some extra buttons on my mouse and a good keyboard.

All I want to know is if the raptor keyboard and gigabyte mouse satisfy those conditions, and if not, if there's something better at their price.

I'm sorry if the price range is constraining, if you can get it under 50 bucks it'd be great. I'm just trying not to develop a "what's an extra 20 dollars matter?" mentality.

Me neither :p 
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September 21, 2012 9:27:27 AM

theproductofboredom said:
I'm not looking for too much. I'm not a hardcore gamer. I'd just like some extra buttons on my mouse and a good keyboard.

All I want to know is if the raptor keyboard and gigabyte mouse satisfy those conditions, and if not, if there's something better at their price.

I'm sorry if the price range is constraining, if you can get it under 50 bucks it'd be great. I'm just trying not to develop a "what's an extra 20 dollars matter?" mentality.


my way of looking at it is - you wouldn't settle for sub standard parts inside your gaming pc, so why spoil the experience with a crappy keyboard & mouse? yes mechanical costs more - but it doesn't have to cost the earth. it's not a ""what's an extra 20 dollars matter?" mentality, it's a "that extra $20 is going to make my gaming experience alot more enjoyable and save me money in the long run as it will have a much longer lifespan"
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September 21, 2012 11:36:47 AM

20 dollars more isn't a lot for a component, your right. It is a lot, howevever, if you apply the same logic to all of your other components. Why not get the gtx 670 over the 660 ti, why not get that nicer case? And by the time your done you've added another 200-400 bucks to your price tag.
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