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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello I was looking to buy a Mechanical Keyboard. I'm looking to spend no more than around $150 and preferably I'd like to spend around $120.

I will be using this for both gaming and typing.

 

I keep hearing Cherry MX is best for gaming but I hear mixed reviews for Romer G with some people saying their the worst for typing/gaming to they're the best for gaming. Any help would be appreciated.

 

I was initially looking a the Logitech G613 keyboard or the K63 wireless Keyboard. 

 

I'd prefer if they were wireless but it's not a must. 

 

Thank you in advanced

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Go to a store and test some out. Buying a keyboard without knowing what the switches feel and sound like is a recipe for disaster.


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computer stores like microcenter have entire aisles with keyboards on display for testing.

similarly, best buy employees aren't paid enough to care if you rip keyboards out of boxes to test them out 

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3 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Go to a store and test some out. Buying a keyboard without knowing what the switches feel and sound like is a recipe for disaster.

That's what I've been seeing from other discussions asking similar things. I'v been to the store and have tried both the keyboards mentioned above as well as some others. I just don't really know what I should be looking for though, they feel pretty great and way better than my current keyboard. I just want to know if one is an objectively better buy or if there are certain things about different switches I should be aware of.

Also what it's like to use one for a long time.

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2 minutes ago, celerystruct said:

That's what I've been seeing from other discussions asking similar things. I'v been to the store and have tried both the keyboards mentioned above as well as some others. I just don't really know what I should be looking for though, they feel pretty great and way better than my current keyboard. I just want to know if one is an objectively better buy or if there are certain things about different switches I should be aware of.

Also what it's like to use one for a long time.

Both are good boards compared to other, *modern* keyboards but they won't be nearly as durable as something old.

 

 

If those are your only two options I'd get the Corsair only because you can replace the keycaps later if need be.


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I like old-ass keyboards, Volvos, Thinkpads, and fountain pens.

 

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3 minutes ago, celerystruct said:

I just want to know if one is an objectively better buy

keyboards are entirely subjective. Get the one that feels/sounds/costs the best for you

 

looking for an "objective" answer on keyboards will start WWIII

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4 minutes ago, celerystruct said:

I just want to know if one is an objectively better buy or if there are certain things about different switches I should be aware of.

these things are really subjective, objective stuff have nothing to do with key switches nor the feels, for example the media control buttons and volume scroll wheel my keyboard has.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Jurrunio@Derrk@kelvinhall05

 

Thanks for the feedback everyone. The two I've listed aren't the only options I have. They were just two that I've tried and had features I liked. It seems like this is something I should do more research on by going to a store. Then are there some brands that are better than others? Better as in they're cost effective like they don't charge extra for no reason or for unnecessary features.

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13 minutes ago, celerystruct said:

@Jurrunio@Derrk@kelvinhall05

 

Thanks for the feedback everyone. The two I've listed aren't the only options I have. They were just two that I've tried and had features I liked. It seems like this is something I should do more research on by going to a store. Then are there some brands that are better than others? Better as in they're cost effective like they don't charge extra for no reason or for unnecessary features.

Anything but Razer


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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: Dell G2410T and two Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: Focus FK-9000 aka Focus Keypro Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL with stitched edge Headset:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

I like old-ass keyboards, Volvos, Thinkpads, and fountain pens.

 

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