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Need help choosing a keyboard...

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  • 74 months ago

So, I've been using my good ol' membrane keyboard for years now, and after building my new system I believe it's time for an upgrade. I know there are dozens of good keyboards out there, and I wanted to know what you people thought. I need a full keyboard (num pad, arrow keys), and Cherry MX Blue or Brown switches. Backlights and media keys are not necessary, but would definitely be really nice. I know that they can get expensive, but after building my computer I'm still on a budget so try to keep it as cheap as possible. Thanks!

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

No frills: http://www.amazon.com/Storm-QuickFire-Rapid-Tenkeyless-Mechanical/dp/B007VDKLLM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391453437&sr=8-1&keywords=cmstorm+quickfire (click the Full Size option and brown switch)

Frills: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823816017

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0300390100r3u1

There are others that are of decent build and price (Rosewill and Gigabyte come to mind). I just listed these because they're quite popular, are a solid price for the item, and are good in my eyes.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll keep those in mind.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I looked up some Rosewill ones and this as well as this came up. How do you think these would do?

EDIT: I take that back, those have pretty bad reviews.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the white Rosewill keyboard for x-mas due to a 60% rebate. It has been performing flawlessly for me and the detachable USB cable is of really good quality. I may have just gotten lucky, or they may have revised the keyboard since it was first released. Either way, I've been happy with it.

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