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#1 Jase

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:24

I would like to hear what you guys think are the best gaming keyboards.

Try include images and urls to your suggestions.

I'm thinking of getting the Razer DeathStalker Gaming Keyboard.. But sadly it won't go with my blue LED setup.



#2 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:59

I'll put a vote in for the good old, trusty Logitech g19

 

The colourscheme isn't a problem as you can change the colour using sliders

 

Note, it's a membrane keyboard, not mechanical

 

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I'm terrible at reviewing, but will be happy to answer any questions you might have that I can answer

 

I'm sure there are other users here who also use it



#3 SecretAgentMan

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 09:20

The Corsair K70 Mechanical Keyboard might do what you need and it has blue lit keys which would work with your setup.  I don't own one yet but hope to soon once I decide on the color and keys I want.

 

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There is also a K70 with a gunmetal finish and keys with the blue lighting.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 13:25

Hello,

Recommending mechanical keyboards for gaming?

Jase, really go with the keyboard you most like.....There is no such thing as a gaming keyboard: The best you can find is keyboards with macro keys that can do a combination of keypresses at the same time or as fast as possible. Besides that....

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That G19 recommended as you can see has 12 macro keys. Thats really the only thing useful.

#5 OP Jase

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 13:32

Mechanical or membrane type keyboards will be fine, I've been looking at the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium mechanical gaming keyboard: http://www.gigabyte....spx?pid=4179#ov

But so far I'm really digging this & it's leaning towards the Corsair Vengeance K95 Mechanical Keyboard:
http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=23892

That G19 looks awesome!

Keep the suggestions coming!

#6 Slammers

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 13:42

If your going to spend extra for a "gaming" keyboard then you should definitely go mechanical. Otherwise you can just get any half decent standard keyboard. If you want/need macro keys is up to you. Most gaming keyboards will do the job, but when you think about it you may be on this keyboard for hours a day, for years. So why not get mechanical knowing that the keys will press better, more consistently and last longer.

The difference between red or black switches compared to an old school membrane keyboard is big, and is easily noticeable. Then there's also the blues which allot of people love for the feel. If you want to go razer get one of the blackwidows. That corsair above is really nice and no frills ######. Personally Ive never needed macro keys (I have them but never use them) If a game has a decent interface I don't see why you would ever need them. I guess if you play MMORPG's they would be handy.  



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 18:25

cm storm quickfire keyboards 

http://www.cmstorm.c...ucts/keyboards/



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 18:37

I'm loving my mechanical G710+. It's pretty awesome.



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 19:00

Im happy with my

Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 19:31

Mechanical keyboards due to comfort and/or if you acutally need N-key rollover. Most gaming keyboards (non-mechanical) have anti ghosting. 

 

If there's a store like Best Buy that actually has keyboards on display it's worthwhile to test them out (especailly if mechanical) to gauge comfort for yourself.



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 12:28

Best gaming keyboard?

 

It's the one that helps YOU win the games. All the other considerations are secondary.

 

I personally don't like the extra keys on the left side so I've purchased a black Vengeance K70 with the red switches and I love it!



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:12

I went with a very basic SteelSeries 6Gv2, no extra keys or fluff, no LEDs, was considering one with them but realized I never play in the dark so pointless

 

Works great for me and was relatively cheap



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:05

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:15

The Corsair K70 Mechanical Keyboard might do what you need and it has blue lit keys which would work with your setup.  I don't own one yet but hope to soon once I decide on the color and keys I want.

 

corsair_vengeance_k70_mechanical_gaming_

There is also a K70 with a gunmetal finish and keys with the blue lighting.

I wanted one, but these are apparently plagued with LED backlight failures. There is no keyboard that fits what I'm looking for: Cherry Mx Brown or Clear, media keys, red or green backlight (blue is strain on eyes). I think closest is Ducky Shine 



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 14:55

I have a Corsair K90 keyboard and it's the best keyboard I've ever had.