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Recommend me a rgb, full size, mech kb for <$150usd

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Thinking about replacing my Logitech g510. What kind of good quality, backlit, kb's could I get?

 

Need a full size kb. Backlit key caps, not just around the keys, are preferred.

 

Would like a built in dial for volume, macro programming not required, must be durable because my kids use it. "Clickity-clack" sound is not important, I actually like it.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

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I use a Logitech G710. Full size, media keys, and 6 macros. Uses Logitech’s amazing software for setting macros also. The keyboard uses Cherry MX Blue switches, which are tactile and clicky. There is also the G710+, which uses Cherry MX Brown switches, which are tactile and non-clicky (though still somewhat loud). Plenty of other Logitech options as well. That’s the only difference between the keyboards. Corsair makes good Keyboards as well, like the K70 and K95

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36 minutes ago, Compassionate Homicide said:

 

Just use the part picker

I'd go with coolermaster if you can find one, everything to customize it is done on the keyboard itself

Otherwise G.Skill is the cheapest

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/keyboard/#s=1,2,3,5,14,4,30,32,15&amp;b=46&amp;sort=price&amp;page=1

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what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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The Logitech G810 and G513 are great if you're willing to try Romer-G switches; but you need to try them in store first. These have arguably the best and brightest keycap legend backlighting in the business. However if you do want a bit of backspill, any Corsair KB should suit you. 

Who needs fancy graphics and high resolutions when you can get a 60 FPS frame rate on iGPUs?

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The Ducky One 2 RGB is your best bet for that price range! I guess..

 

Or ask @geo3

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14 hours ago, DrDerp said:

The Logitech G810 and G513 are great if you're willing to try Romer-G switches; but you need to try them in store first. These have arguably the best and brightest keycap legend backlighting in the business. However if you do want a bit of backspill, any Corsair KB should suit you. 

Thanks! I'll have to see if my local Microcenter has either of those. My G510 has served me well, but it's not mechanical, and I really do miss the feel (and sound) of a mech kb.

2 hours ago, _Hustler_One_ said:

The Ducky One 2 RGB is your best bet for that price range! I guess..

 

Or ask @geo3

I remember seeing a Ducky review a couple months back, it looked like a good KB. I'll check it out!

 

 

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On 11/18/2018 at 11:24 PM, Cereal5 said:

I use a Logitech G710. Full size, media keys, and 6 macros. Uses Logitech’s amazing software for setting macros also. The keyboard uses Cherry MX Blue switches, which are tactile and clicky. There is also the G710+, which uses Cherry MX Brown switches, which are tactile and non-clicky (though still somewhat loud). Plenty of other Logitech options as well. That’s the only difference between the keyboards. Corsair makes good Keyboards as well, like the K70 and K95

Thanks. My G510 has macros as well, but I don't use them because I have a Nostromo n52Te pad.I do like the screen on my 510 though.

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19 hours ago, Compassionate Homicide said:

Thanks! I'll have to see if my local Microcenter has either of those. My G510 has served me well, but it's not mechanical, and I really do miss the feel (and sound) of a mech kb.

I remember seeing a Ducky review a couple months back, it looked like a good KB. I'll check it out!

 

 

http://www.duckychannel.com.tw/page-en/One_2_RGB/

This is the newest model of full sized rbg variant. I got the 60% size one myself, the mini.

 

8 hours ago, geo3 said:

I second the Ducky.

@geo3 I've changed my mind alot on choosing PC hardwares, including my previous topic about the KBP V60 Type R vs Vortex Pok3r that we were talking about, I ended up getting the Ducky One 2 Mini instead, the MX Silent Red one.. This thing is awesooooome! I threw aside my requirement of getting a stealthy full black 60% keyboard because this Ducky One 2 Mini is just sweet.. ?

I still can replace the spacebar cap tho, to get rid of that comical logo on the stock spacebar.

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Thanks for all the recommendations. I'll check them all out this weekend.

 

Anybody have opinions on the EVGA Z10? It's the only mech I can find with an LCD. The newer logitech ARX docks aren't possible due to having a KB tray which I have slid half way in most of the time. I only pull it out all the way (insert Linus innuendo laugh here) to check the screen for temps and fans.

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The Logitech G910 is 120$ Canadian rupees right now.
Either on the Logitech website, at BestBuy or on Amazon.

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23 minutes ago, TetraSky said:

The Logitech G910 is 120$ Canadian rupees right now.
Either on the Logitech website, at BestBuy or on Amazon.

Thanks, I saw that one. Unfortunately it has the ARX dock, which I can't use. I'll either go plain mechanical, with a small LCD screen of some kind for system, or Z10.

If I'm going to spend more $100+ on a KB, it won't be a Logitech.

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Isn't the "ARX dock" just a piece of plastic? As in, you don't connect your device to it, it's just a holder?

So couldn't you just have your phone on your desk right under your monitor, with the logitech app open on it?

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37 minutes ago, TetraSky said:

Isn't the "ARX dock" just a piece of plastic? As in, you don't connect your device to it, it's just a holder?

So couldn't you just have your phone on your desk right under your monitor, with the logitech app open on it?

true, I suppose I could hack one of my old 7in tablets in an Otterbox to serve purpose. That would work, but that also ties me down to just Logitech KB's.

 

I like the idea of cheap 5-7inch HDMI display with an HDMI input. I can just run HWinfo on that screen natively without running additional plug-ins, applets, or background software. Which frees up system resources.

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Ordered an 8 inch monitor for system vitals. Time to research mech kbs

 

I didn't realize how bad my G510 was until tonight. I've never consciously payed attention to it, but every keystroke is "rubbery" feeling. Even though I spent 2 hours ripping the keycaps off and cleaning everything with alcohol a week ago.

 

This thing really is miserable to to type on. Even if the "standard" area was mech it would be find....but damn, its like typing on Jello!

 

Have a lead on a like new K70 with cherry reds for $50....Will follow that up this weekend.

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