Gaming keyboard

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  1. Steppzor

    Steppzor Master Guru

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    Logitech G19.. expensive, but worth it. When or if this keyboard ever breaks down.. I'm getting another one.
     
  2. Trolle

    Trolle Maha Guru

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    way better then my corsair k90
     
  3. eclap

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    I would get the g710+ over that any day.
     
  4. faded

    faded Master Guru

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    The G710+ is certainly in the lead at the moment. And it's quite a bit cheaper here than the other models.
     

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    Tbh if they exist, I would get a waterproof mechanical. That way you'd truly be sure you'd have something that'll last you a decade at the very least.
     
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    That last point about waterproof relates to the question on my mind.

    In comparison to a normal keyboard, do you have to be very careful not to let crumbs and general grime fall between the keys ?

    It might make sense to have a general cheap keyboard for browsing the net and general things while you much away on nachos and swill beer, and take out your special board for a game session, food free.

    With a mechanical keyboard, can you prize off the keys for cleaning purposes. Or could cleaning possibly spoil the mechanisms within ?
     
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    Ive been using the g710+ for almost a year, and its an awesome keyboard tbh...

    But as others have said, mechanical keyboard is the way to go, regardless of brand :)
     
  8. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    I had a friend's mechanical keyboard deal with pineapple juice, spilled over almost all the keys. The keyboard was malfunctioning. All I had to do was to remove the keycaps, clean around somewhat, and I got it to work again. Then, I let it soak in water (yes) to remove the juice, then after that took it out and started spamming the key switches. Great improvements without even having to desolder the switches, disassemble them, and clean them out from the inside. Switches that go out can be replaced by spare switches, and all you need to do is to desolder the old switch and solder the new one at two points only (four if there's an LED).

    Given that you find a way to kill something in the keyboard, there's a very very high chance that you can administer a repair yourself.
     
  9. IcE

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    Another vote for the K70. The quality is immaculate. Better than my Das Keyboard and those are rated pretty highly.
     
  10. adabiviak

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    I've been using a Bluetooth keyboard with membrane keys for most of a decade now (both for gaming and a second one for work). I haven't been able to find a new replacement, so if this ever dies, I'll figure something else out, but I find that quality membrane keys are just fine. It's the keyboard from the "Microsoft Keyboard Elite for Bluetooth" set.
     

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    Any thoughts on the Corsair Vengeance K95? The build quality looks very impressive. Like how it has soft touch wrist pads too.
     
  12. DSparil

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    Go to http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/ - it is the mother load.

    If you could afford it and want a very solidly built gaming keyboard that will last, I highly recommend Ducky. Either way, don't waste your money on a keyboard that doesn't have mechanical switches. My personal favorites are Cherry Browns because they're good for both typing and gaming.
     
  13. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Ducky's aren't that good anymore. Filco is the top brand now.
     
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    disagree. That's an opinion, not fact. Ducky's are of very high quality build and are considered a top end world wide leader in enthusiast keyboards. Mine is pretty fantastic, so I can speak from experience.
     
  15. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Lol, butthurt of course because your brand was attacked. Your post reads like a marketing spiel.
     

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    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, real funny when you troll these forums stating your opinions like they're facts. stop being an egomaniac goon.
     
  17. yasamoka

    yasamoka Ancient Guru

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    How so?
     
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    Maybe if you stop hanging onto a company's nuts just because you own their product. Then I'd consider it.
     
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    Lycronis Maha Guru

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    As I stated previously, I absolutely love my K95! Build quality is top notch, it feels very solid and looks fantastic in my opinion. I added O-rings to all of my keys to help dampen the "clacking" sound a bit (common among mechanical keys, the sound of the key hitting bottom, regardless of the color type) and that made it even better for me. I also got the optional FPS backlit/textured key caps and palm rest for when I'm mostly gaming. The keys aren't much different, but I like the FPS palm rest (same one that comes with the K70) over the full length one that comes with the keyboard for gaming. Overall, just a fantastic keyboard in my opinion.
     

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