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Wired Mechanical Keyboard suggestions needed

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Posted · Original PosterOP

OK I learned the hard way that a bad mechanical keyboard is worse than a good membrane. But now I want to see what a good mech. keyboard is like. I have no brand preference, but i do have a few things I need. Budget is between 50-80, lower is greatly preferred if possible. I need some tactile feel, but for my wife's sake, I would like a quieter keyboard. It must have a ten key, no tiny keyboards here, full size only. I would like a backlight, doesn't need to be addressable rgb or anything, but something to type at night. I don't really need any other features, besides it being wired mechanical and have decent durability. I would like it to not be white, I know some people love the white aesthetic, but i prefer dark color schemes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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10 minutes ago, Jtalk4456 said:

OK I learned the hard way that a bad mechanical keyboard is worse than a good membrane

Then:

11 minutes ago, Jtalk4456 said:

Budget is between 50-80, lower is greatly preferred if possible.

Make up your mind ':x

 

High quality Mechanical Keyboards are expensive, there is no way around it.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, Princess Luna said:

Then:

Make up your mind ':x

 

High quality Mechanical Keyboards are expensive, there is no way around it.

I've looked and see mechanical keyboards around that price range, but i'm not sure which are better than others. Also the one i have cost 25 so that budget is an improvement

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I would recommend this one from Logitech, it is not very flashy, but it uses the Romer G switches which are to my knowledge the most reliable widely available keyboard switches.


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This one cost less than 50$

Decent, nothing more.

http://genesis-zone.com/en/product/thor-200-rgb-gaming-keyboard/


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9 minutes ago, Constantin said:

This one cost less than 50$

Decent, nothing more.

http://genesis-zone.com/en/product/thor-200-rgb-gaming-keyboard/

that's not mechanical tho...


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11 minutes ago, Constantin said:

This one cost less than 50$

Decent, nothing more.

http://genesis-zone.com/en/product/thor-200-rgb-gaming-keyboard/

mem-canical switches...........

 

you know those are widely regarded as just being loud membrane switches? like membrane keyboards are better than them. 

 

these types of keyboards try to cheap out while ending up being expencive....... 

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kpfp99/dsi-keyboard-kbmodmacunon

you can get cheap Cherry REDs for less. not optimal, but a lot better than memchanicals. 

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2 hours ago, Jtalk4456 said:

OK I learned the hard way that a bad mechanical keyboard is worse than a good membrane

Which keyboard did you try? 


 

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3 hours ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

I would recommend this one from Logitech, it is not very flashy, but it uses the Romer G switches which are to my knowledge the most reliable widely available keyboard switches.

Is there a more expensive version with backlight?

3 hours ago, Constantin said:

This one cost less than 50$

Decent, nothing more.

http://genesis-zone.com/en/product/thor-200-rgb-gaming-keyboard/

Thanks but that's not mechanical, I want a mechanical switch

2 hours ago, GoldenLag said:

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kpfp99/dsi-keyboard-kbmodmacunon

you can get cheap Cherry REDs for less. not optimal, but a lot better than memchanicals. 

That's a tiny one, I need a full keyboard.

it looks nice otherwise

1 hour ago, seon123 said:

Which keyboard did you try? 

It appears to be gone from amazon

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4 minutes ago, Jtalk4456 said:

It appears to be gone from amazon

That.... Does not look like it's mechanical. It looks like a rubber dome over membrane one. 

Check if you can find a Red Dragon keyboard with Outemu switches in another colour than Blue. And consider finding o rings that you can put on to make it less loud, if necessary


 

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39 minutes ago, seon123 said:

That.... Does not look like it's mechanical. It looks like a rubber dome over membrane one. 

Check if you can find a Red Dragon keyboard with Outemu switches in another colour than Blue. And consider finding o rings that you can put on to make it less loud, if necessary

What about this one

Redragon K582 SURARA RGB LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with104 Keys-Linear and Quiet-Red Switches https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KCRTN9Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_j4F2Cb788M8R5

Plus the o-rings

 

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1 hour ago, Jtalk4456 said:

Is there a more expensive version with backlight?

Yes, but for your budget it is only available in red.


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@Jtalk4456, what about this one, its kinda loud though...

THE LINK!

I have the RGB version with different caps, I like mine.

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Edit: The whole thing is metal too, like if I had to club a baby seal, this is the keyboard I would use.

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3 hours ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

Yes, but for your budget it is only available in red.

red backlighting is fine

2 hours ago, CodeNova said:

@Jtalk4456, what about this one, its kinda loud though...

THE LINK!

I have the RGB version with different caps, I like mine.

2019-05-13_20-28-36.thumb.jpg.c4b7b8d1524750010b6567e315ccec0d.jpg

Edit: The whole thing is metal too, like if I had to club a baby seal, this is the keyboard I would use.

it's as cheap as the one I bought almost, but i need it to be a quieter one, could i drop some o-rings on this? The listing says custom switches.

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18 hours ago, Jtalk4456 said:

red backlighting is fine

it's as cheap as the one I bought almost, but i need it to be a quieter one, could i drop some o-rings on this? The listing says custom switches.

its inexpensive, yes, but I wouldn't call it 'cheap' per-say. If your apprehensive about it, go with a known brand. Just trying provide options.

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On 5/14/2019 at 1:31 AM, Jtalk4456 said:

What about this one

Redragon K582 SURARA RGB LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with104 Keys-Linear and Quiet-Red Switches https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KCRTN9Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_j4F2Cb788M8R5

Plus the o-rings

 

ThreeBulls 120Pcs Rubber O-Ring Switch Dampeners Keycap white For Cherry MX Key Switch Keyboards Dampers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N75JL0F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_l6F2CbR43M16S

Looks fine, but keep in mind that linear switches do not give you tactile feedback for when you actuate a switch. (Didn't see that you wanted a tactile switch, just one that wasn't too loud)

Switches that have a tactile bump but not a click are usually the Brown ones. 


 

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I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

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Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

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Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 5/14/2019 at 8:20 PM, seon123 said:

Looks fine, but keep in mind that linear switches do not give you tactile feedback for when you actuate a switch. (Didn't see that you wanted a tactile switch, just one that wasn't too loud)

Switches that have a tactile bump but not a click are usually the Brown ones. 

i'll look for some brown ones specifically. Would it be better to get brown or find a red and use o rings?

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41 minutes ago, Jtalk4456 said:

i'll look for some brown ones specifically. Would it be better to get brown or find a red and use o rings?

In terms of noise, Red and Brown switches should be fairly similar. The o-ring will make the switch feel a bit mushier when bottoming out, but it will help with the noise. This goes for both the Red and Brown switches. 


 

Quote

Women. They are a complete mystery.

-Stephen Hawking

 

I think the hoomans put their builds here?

Why do you hoomans give your builds a name? Here's my build, which I shall call "Do as I Say, Not As I Do" (seriously, don't get this build)

Spoiler

Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

Spoiler

Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

Hello fellow night theme users

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