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What's a good Gaming Mouse and Keyboard?

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November 19, 2012 8:30:00 PM

I've bought Logitech for so many years but never noticed any others. Is Logitech the best for FPS, Razer, or is it more personal preference? I was looking at the Logitech G9X:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboards: I've stuck with the Logitech Gseries with the LCD display buy Im thinking that's a waist. Are keyboards marketed for gamers a gimmick?

I saw MS makes: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I play APB Reloaded and just started to play Battlefield 3. Anything in the specs I should be looking for?

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November 19, 2012 8:43:23 PM

I use Logitech wired KB and mice i n just about all my professional and gaming builds. Yes, many peeps like the gaming applets for the LCD but I always used it to display temps on overclocked machines thereby saving screen real estate.
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November 19, 2012 8:56:46 PM

"Gaming" keyboards are a gimmick, yes.

What you're looking for isn't backlit, pretty as it may be. What you're looking for is a keyboard with mechanical switches. It makes a HUGE difference.

As for mice, it's really personal preference, but I have a g9x that I dislike. It's so small it makes my hand hurt. (But I use a hybrid palm/claw grip, so...)
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November 19, 2012 10:23:12 PM

DarkSable said:
"Gaming" keyboards are a gimmick, yes.

What you're looking for isn't backlit, pretty as it may be. What you're looking for is a keyboard with mechanical switches. It makes a HUGE difference.

As for mice, it's really personal preference, but I have a g9x that I dislike. It's so small it makes my hand hurt. (But I use a hybrid palm/claw grip, so...)



Mechanical switches? You mean macros? I saw the MS one I listed and of course the Logitech gaming boards with LCDs and the Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110
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November 19, 2012 11:36:00 PM

By mechanical switches, he means that each key has it's own physical switch. The most popular ones for a "gaming" keyboard is the Cherry MX line, particularly the Red, Blue, Black, and Brown ones (more info on those here: http://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_MX)
Cheaper boards have a rubber dome switch (more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_technology#Dome-s...) under the keys, limiting how many can be pressed at once and not providing any real feedback compared to mechanical.

Also, mechanical switches are favored by gamers because of their various response times, actuation force, and details of the like, in addition to the numerous keystrokes that can be registered at once.


Macros are keys that can be programmed to do a specific task.
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November 20, 2012 12:35:12 AM

Sorry about the link, this one's fixed: http://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_MX
I've heard mixed reviews about RAZER, but most were positive.

As for mice, that depends on what you play and personal preference. I haven't any experience with mice, but the Corsair M60 seems to get fantastic reviews at a good price. A much more customizable option would be the Cyborg R.A.T. series.
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November 20, 2012 11:50:24 AM

No problem! I will take a look. Thanks!
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