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    Default Any keyboard recommendations?

    So... a tea spillage after the old man had me up and down a billion and a half times for no good reason resulted in the untimely (okay, very timely) death of my trusty 15+ year old keyboard (it literally came with the first crappy PC my parents bought me and is so used that WASD is worn away :3)
    My backup keyboard was recently given away after sitting in a box for nearly 6 years so I am officially fucked (I'm attempting to clean/dry it overnight, but my hopes are not high and its time to buy a new one regardless)

    Anecdote repeated; any recommendations?
    I don't mind pushing the boat out a bit, with an eye on the logitech g710 or corsair K95. (so upper limit on spending maybe 100~)
    I'd prefer something not QUITE as noisy as a mechanical keyboard can be, but the feel of the keys is more important (hate the laptop's "soft" keys)
    Cheaper is better, as always

    (that's why I was ignorant today, literally couldn't reply if I wanted to. Thank goodness for BNet auto login or I wouldn't even have been able to sort my garrison)
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    Default Re: Any keyboard recommendations?

    If the noise factor is a problem you could always get a mechanical keyboard and put o-rings on the keycaps which will dampen the sound.

    Also the profile and material of the keycap has some bearing on the sound, with the softer ABS plastic having a sound signature that is in the lower register compared to PBT keycaps which are harder and more brittle and therefore have a higher frequency sound.

    The specific mechanical switch you use will also contribute to noise, with a non-clicky tactile switch such as Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Clear being a good compromise between feel and noise.

    Of course there are also spring-loaded capacitative switches such as those manufactured by Topre to take into account, however I am not that well versed in the usage of those. They are however potentially quieter than Cherry MX switches.

    Personally I use an all original 1991 IBM Model M buckling spring keyboard at home and a Ducky G2PRO Tenkeyless with Cherry MX Browns and DSA profile PBT caps at work.
    (I am very into mechanical and buckling spring keyboards if that was not already obvious!)

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    Default Re: Any keyboard recommendations?

    As much as people seem to hate Razer, I love the products. I've had 2 fruit cider incidents with my Deathstalker and it still works like a dream! Their new orange/green keys are worth looking into as well!
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    Default Re: Any keyboard recommendations?

    I use the G510 myself, it's curious why the G710 has less programmable keys. The G510 has 3 columns of extra keys (dead easy to program) and a small LCD screen which can be used for all sorts - I use it for Teamspk or News Headlines I guess it's personal choice in the end and you usually cant go wrong with Logitech (famous last words) Good luck, hope to seeya raiding for tonite.

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    Default Re: Any keyboard recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by katnoip View Post
    I use the G510 myself, it's curious why the G710 has less programmable keys. The G510 has 3 columns of extra keys (dead easy to program) and a small LCD screen which can be used for all sorts - I use it for Teamspk or News Headlines I guess it's personal choice in the end and you usually cant go wrong with Logitech (famous last words) Good luck, hope to seeya raiding for tonite.
    Have a spare keyboard incoming (though it's been in "storage" so fingers crossed on it actually working)
    I'll wait out January sales to see if I can get a decent gaming one on discount.
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    Default Re: Any keyboard recommendations?

    I love mechanical keyboards, more so brown switches. As Maya I'm using a tenkeyless (no numpad) Ducky keyboard with brown switches.
    Haven't ever used macro-keys
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    Default Re: Any keyboard recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chron View Post
    I love mechanical keyboards, more so brown switches. As Maya I'm using a tenkeyless (no numpad) Ducky keyboard with brown switches.
    Haven't ever used macro-keys
    Aye, I don't see what I'd use macro keys for, but I assume I'd find something
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    Default Re: Any keyboard recommendations?

    Using the corsair k60 myself, mechanical keyboard and works like a gem
    http://www.corsair.com/en-us/vengean...aming-keyboard

    This is its follow-up
    http://www.corsair.com/en-us/landing/k70

    Not sure about the prices tho, but should be around 80-ish pounds?

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    Default Re: Any keyboard recommendations?

    Atm, I think i need an eye/hand/brain replacement to go along with the keyboard.
    Last night especially I was struggling to play at all, let alone well (stupid real life ><)
    I think the almost full week off will help.... I hope it will.
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    Default Re: Any keyboard recommendations?

    I use the logitec G105, its a cheaper kind of gaming keyboard. Mechanical ofc but not noisy it also has some keybind keys but I rarely use em myself
    The price is 60euro's so im guessing around 50-55 ?
    http://gaming.logitech.com/nl-be/pro...aming-keyboard

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