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Really a mechanical keyboard?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was looking for a mechanical keyboard on amazon.co.uk and i found this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zalman-ZM-K500-USB-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B00A53LCQ8/ref=sr_1_44?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1358886020&sr=1-44

Seems to be cherry MX red, tenkeyless. But what surprised me was the price - 34.87 GBP. So is it really a mechanical keyboard? Worth buying if currently using a membrane keyboard that i like? And are MX Red's good, i had previously looked into MX Brown keyboards, but my budget is very low right now, just got a new pc. Or can anyone suggest a MX Brown keyboard that costs dirt like this one?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

oh not cherry :D Mechanical - then still good even if not cherry?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

apparently it not cherry but I guess its mechanical?

At least it's quiet. I've got family members that sleep at night, not like me chat and sit in tech forums.
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apparently it not cherry but I guess its mechanical?

haha yeah you cant be click clacking all night
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I've heard it's okay, but obviously don't hold it to too high a standard. The Cherry MX patent ran out, hence the knock-offs can now run riot.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Right now i'm thinking this or a new mouse for around the same price to replace my good old mx518.

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Right now i'm thinking this or a new mouse for around the same price to replace my good old mx518.
Just out of curiosity, is your MX518 being replaced out of necessity or desire? It's still a better mouse than most, comparatively.
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Posted · Original PosterOP
Right now i'm thinking this or a new mouse for around the same price to replace my good old mx518.
Mostly for desire. I was looking at Steelseries Sensei RAW and Cyborg R.A.T. 5. It's been used alot - rubber on the sides wears off.
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Right now i'm thinking this or a new mouse for around the same price to replace my good old mx518.
If you fancy a change then ignore this, but the G400 is basically an updated MX518, with a better sensor than the Rat 5 or the Sensei. I figure I'll also mention that the Rat 3 has the best sensor going, while the Rat 5 doesn't. You obviously lose some other features though.
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@ Toby, the Rat 3 has a better sensor than the Rat 5 and 7? Out of curiosity where are you getting this information from?

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@ Toby' date=' the Rat 3 has a better sensor than the Rat 5 and 7? Out of curiosity where are you getting this information from?[/quote']

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1036564635

http://www.overclock.net/t/854100/gaming-sensor-list

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=RAT+3+sensor

More Googles will get you more information. The Rat 3 uses the A3090 optical, while the Rat 5, 7 and 9 use the Phillips Twin-eye laser sensor.

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If I remeber correctly, I read on /r/MechanicalKeyboards that these are Cherry fakes (made in China) but are quite okay. I'll look for the post and report back later.

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