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November 24, 2012 4:00:04 AM

For a mainly FPS gamer, which of these three boards would be the ideal solution?

Corsair K60 (Cherry MX Red)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=23-816-...

CM Storm Quickfire Pro (Cherry MX Brown)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=23-129-...

CM Storm Quickfire Rapid (Cherry MX Blue)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=23-129-...

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November 24, 2012 5:01:04 AM

I have not used them all so i cannot speak on all.Personally prefer mechanical keyboards, but not everyone does.

For me, the Ducky Shining takes the cake - Backlit in red/green/blue/white, comes in red/brown/black/blue switches.

From there I would look at Deck Legend boards, Filcos.

If you don't like Mech boards, the Logitech G19 is pretty neat.The CM Storm Quickfire is pretty awesome.
November 24, 2012 5:28:26 AM

i use razer blackwidow with the blue switches and these switches are awesome, they just sound great and feel awesome to type on. i would recommend go for blue switches regardless of the brand of keyboard. i personally love blue switches and brown and red switches are somewhat of a compromise for me both lackling either tactile feel or the sound. for gaming though i am sure all of the mechanical switches are better than the membrane boards and it comes down to personal preference.

my vote goes for cm storm with cherry mx blue or any other with blues.
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November 24, 2012 5:34:16 AM

+1 for CM Storm Quickfire Rapid (Cherry MX Blue) I use to have it gave it to my daughter though.It's a great keyboard.I like the Cherry MX Blues because of the sound and feel they have. It isn't for everyone though. Many people will insist that they suck for gaming because of the clicking noise they make. Cherry MX Brown gives you a somewhat similar feel without the noise. I'd probably opt for that if I didn't type so much. The Cherry MX Reds are OK for gaming, but I don't enjoy typing on them. And being honest with myself, though my machine is built almost like a pure gaming rig, I do a lot more than just play games. In fact with work etc. I probably game only about 30-40% of the time on my PC. So typing is first and foremost to me.
November 24, 2012 5:40:01 AM

i dont know if this bothers you guys but corsair k60 isnt a full mechanical keyboard because some of the keys (macro, function, page up/down etc.) are membrane.
November 24, 2012 5:04:35 PM

bigcyco1 said:
This might help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHnMcFGkGcA&feature=chan... I highly recommend this mechanical keyboard guide. http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-g...



After looking at that guide, I'm kinda leaning toward the black switches. Do you have any suggestions for a good black switch board under $100? I've found a variant of the Quickfire Rapid with blacks, but the lack of a keypad is somewhat concerning, although I don't really use the keypad often on the board I have.
Also, does the Razer BlackWidow have blue switches? All that's listed is "full mechanical keys with 50g actuation force."
November 28, 2012 4:29:01 AM

It seems I overlooked some of these replies and my question about the BlackWidow was already answered. Sorry about that...

Regardless, I think black switches might be my preference, although blues seem tempting (lower price and allegedly satisfying click noise). The Quickfire Rapid is available in both blues and blacks. Would this be a good choice for a keyboard and if so, which switch do you guys prefer?

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 28, 2012 4:42:12 AM

I prefer cherry blue and both of those are decent choices for someone on a budget.
November 28, 2012 4:53:50 AM

Squeeky said:
After looking at that guide, I'm kinda leaning toward the black switches. Do you have any suggestions for a good black switch board under $100? I've found a variant of the Quickfire Rapid with blacks, but the lack of a keypad is somewhat concerning, although I don't really use the keypad often on the board I have.
Also, does the Razer BlackWidow have blue switches? All that's listed is "full mechanical keys with 50g actuation force."
No i don't have any recommendations for any under $100 the good keyboards are so much money it really sucks. :( 
November 28, 2012 5:10:06 AM

I think that steel series shift is a good budget keyboard, it's one of the masters of extra hot keys and you can change to specific keysets. It's really fast and useful IMO. I used the WoW keyset before I quit playing and it had an interface on my comp just for that game. I'm not saying it fits everyone but its one to look at.
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