Thread started by biggest_kid on Sunday, 8:14pm February 14th with 18 replies. Views: 3,330
8:14pm Feb 14th 16
Hey guys my current keyboard is just a regular keyboard that came with my computer and has done the job perfectly for me up until now. I have now been playing in the dark a lot lately as my girlfriend has been sleeping in the same room my computer is located in. As it is not a backlit keyboard i wanted to upgrade to a backlit model and possibly look at switching to a mechanical 'gaming' keyboard.
Upon doing some research I have noticed that mechanical keyboards and gaming keyboards in general are a fair bit more expensive than normal ones. So my question to you guys is; what is the difference between mechanical/gaming keyboards and regular keyboards? Is it worth the extra dosh?
Also I have heard mechanical keyboards can be quite loud and annoying, could this possibly wake my sleeping girlfriend? Finally, can you guys recommend some cheap, but decent, keyboards that are backlit for me please? (Trying to keep it under $100 as I am going on holiday soon so am saving for that)
9:24pm Feb 14th 16
Here are some options sir: http://www.mechkb.com/products/mechanical-keyboards?price=75-100
9:33am Feb 15th 16
blue brown and black are clacky, avoid razer mechanical keyboards .... they are the nosiest bulkiest pieces of crap ever, they aren't even real mechanical keyboards.
and yes. mechanical keyboards are worth the extra money without a 2nd thought.
go into notepad with your current keyboard and push 3 keys down you'll notice all 3 letters / numbers / symbols what ever you pushed, now try it again with 4.
then you have the effort required to get the keys to respond this makes a huge difference as your keyboard is more responsive.
all in all once you buy something and never want to go back to what you used to have then that's saying something. haha
as for needing a backlit keyboard .... it's kinda sad, you, us, we, gamers. you've been at your computer long enough to know where your keys are shouldn't need a light or a backlit keyboard to navigate it
6:09pm Feb 15th 16
Thanks for the advice guys.
I am now looking at these 3 keyboards as cheap mechanical keyboards; TTesports Poseidon Z, ASUS Strix Tactic Pro and Logitech G710+. The first being one without the macro or 'G' keys and the 2nd too being options with these keys with not too big of a price gap. I think these G keys would come in handy as I do like to play the odd mmo and i am a big fan of many rts games.
So can anyone offer any advice on whether I should avoid one of these keyboards specifically or any personal reviews on any of them please?
7:35pm Feb 15th 16
love mechanical keyboards. ill never go back to my old g15,arctosa etc.
as for loud clicky buttons you can get sound dampeners for them so they arent so loud. which sounds like a good idea if you dont want to wake the mrs.
as for brands ive used and reccommend - Filco, Ducky, DAS, CM Storm.
if you like the idea of extra keys for macros, then you cant go past logitchs reputation tbh. but i havent personally used one yet.
do not get razer
8:45pm Feb 15th 16
blue brown and black are clacky
TTesports Poseidon Z, ASUS Strix Tactic Pro and Logitech G710+
6:31pm Mar 8th 16
What? No they aren't.
brown and black are clacky