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February 18, 2013 5:57:07 PM

I was thinking about getting the ms sidewinder x4 (i know its non mechanical) but its out of stock, after researching keyboards, i was wondering what the best mechanical gaming keyboard would be to get. any help would be great, also include why its a good keyboard if you can (ie: extra macro keys, programmable, comfortable, etc...) thanx to all who help {=^.^=}
February 18, 2013 6:16:21 PM

it is imperative that i have the number pad lol, but nice recommendation

i don't mind investing in a good keyboard, i'm a college student, so i type papers ALL of the time, i also program a lot, and game a lot....so most of my time spent is at the keyboard.
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February 18, 2013 6:22:58 PM
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February 18, 2013 6:39:31 PM

@djangoringo that das model looks amazing and has great reviews, but i'm curious, why doesn't have key inscriptions on the keys?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 18, 2013 6:43:43 PM

It's for pros, pros don't need the key inscriptions, if you're gaming and looking for the correspondent key inscription good luck with that lol.
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February 18, 2013 6:44:54 PM

The Corsair K90 is a really solid keyboard, but if you type a lot, you might want to get a keyboard with MX blues
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February 18, 2013 6:46:12 PM

HoboCannibaL said:
@djangoringo that das model looks amazing and has great reviews, but i'm curious, why doesn't have key inscriptions on the keys?

There's a printed version.
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February 18, 2013 6:46:31 PM

hah, yeah i don't need key inscriptions when typing and stuff, just will take a bit getting used to when i'm coding lol....
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February 18, 2013 6:49:51 PM

i heard the k90 is a good keyboard, but its not without its problems
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February 18, 2013 6:52:41 PM

HoboCannibaL said:
i heard the k90 is a good keyboard, but its not without its problems


What problems?
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February 18, 2013 6:53:17 PM

hmmm....maybe cherry mx black or red switches...
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February 18, 2013 6:55:42 PM

HoboCannibaL said:
hmmm....maybe cherry mx black or red switches...


People who type a lot like the cherry mx blues
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February 18, 2013 6:57:52 PM

yeah i've been reading up on the switch types

"Cherry MX Red Switch - The red switch is a lot like the black one except that you don't have to press down as hard and is not quite as noisy. This makes it a bit faster overall than the black and a little less accurate. Great for FPS-type games where you need to be quick and also among the best mechanical keyboard switches for typing"
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February 18, 2013 7:03:46 PM

bobo370 said:
What problems?


there are a lot of issues dealing with the backlights on the keys not working, sometimes macro keys don't work etc...i was actually looking to get that, still might....but that das may have me sold
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a b 4 Gaming
February 18, 2013 7:14:58 PM

The das is a good option if you can afford it, the CM Storm QuickFire TK is another good one if you want to spend only ~80$.
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February 18, 2013 7:19:14 PM

yeah i agree, thanks guys
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February 18, 2013 7:19:34 PM

Best answer selected by HoboCannibaL.
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