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Windows 7: Gaming Keyboard


18 May 2013   #11

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

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that will allow me to keep gaming while drinking...a win win!!
A few cans later and you won't be able to hit the broad side of a barn...

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18 May 2013   #12

 
 

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I think the gaming keyboards are cool but I use a cheap $10 one. I tend to spill coffee or beer on them from time to time.
The sad thing is that under the shiny lights of so called 'gaming boards' the cheap rubber membrane is the same between a $10 board and a $150 one.

Tbh, with more and more backlit full mech/hybrid mech boards available, there is no excuse to use the likes of Logitech until they release their mech range.

Better quality, superior n/k rollover, better feel - it's a no brainer these days.


(And you can clean mech boards much easier too )
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19 May 2013   #13

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

+1 I was proper shocked with the difference in reaction time on mechanical keyboard's. I bought 6 different gaming keyboards last year and went with a mech in the end as some of the others failed within 1-3 months.
Logitech G110= Good board for the price and never had a problem.
Logitech G19 = Very nice to use but it needs plugging into the mains.
Roccat Isku = Fealt cheap and keys failed within a month.
razor Lycosa = Nice to use but Keys stuck from day one and stopped working within 3 months.
Cyborg v7 = very nice to use but ugly as hell and absolutely massive.
Coolermaster Quickfire Pro(mech) = Very nice to use, keys register at about 2mm from top so improve ingame reaction time by a lot.

I'd never buy a none mech board again and apart from the G110 the mech one was the cheapest of them all
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19 May 2013   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Nice review there Ganjiry, I might give the coolermaster Quickfire Pro a go soon
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19 May 2013   #15

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

My G15 does the trick but it is Massive... I may give the CMQP a try, it really does look slick, then again, so is the one Dude posted... I think I have earn the right to a new mouse and KB... to bad there is nothing good to play at the moment.
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19 May 2013   #16

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You'll be shocked with the difference folks i know i was lol. The faster response times allow you to get away with so much more ingame, especially counter knifing in BF3
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19 May 2013   #17

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
You'll be shocked with the difference folks i know i was lol. The faster response times allow you to get away with so much more ingame, especially counter knifing in BF3
You sir should be a keyboard salesman, that is motivational right there
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19 May 2013   #18

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
You'll be shocked with the difference folks i know i was lol. The faster response times allow you to get away with so much more ingame, especially counter knifing in BF3
You sir should be a keyboard salesman, that is motivational right there
Haha It's funny as hell when u see someone raging in chat screaming Haaaxx. I only have a ping of 13 on our Bf server so there has been plenty of times when someone has gone to knife me and the animation starts but then they die loosing their tags. I nearly sufacate from laughing so much hearing them squeal in Teamspeak
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19 May 2013   #19

 
 

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Cyborg v7 = very nice to use but ugly as hell and absolutely massive.
That was the last 'gaming' keyboard I had. Started playing up about 3 mths in. It was so ugly I liked it (it was an aesthetic choice to match my case+fans)


But didn't you notice the shocking lack of rollover? I couldn't strafe/crouch to the right because the d key wouldn't be registered. It took me a little while to cotton on what was up. I also found the macro keys awkward to reach and never really used them.

I did a shedload of research before I got into mech keyboards. Brands like coolermaster, roccat etc didn't even have a drawing on the board about mechs, let alone have one available.

There's a reason they are going mech now. Enthusiasts have spoken, companies realized they were missing out on the 'next' thing.

The only 'downside' to mech boards is sticking with one. I've got 5 and use three daily. They're fun to collect. And outside of gaming, they are enjoyable to type on. They may not make you an overnight typist, but your speed does improve.

Personally I have found I prefer MX Brown switches over the other cherry switches. I also prefer my Topre Realforce over Cherry switches. Either way, I love my decks and wouldn't go back to membrane.

The plus side is that there is plenty of choice now. They typically last longer too and can withstand a fair amount of punishment if you're heavy handed. Far more than normal boards do. Some of the hybrids (mech qwerty, membrane modifiers) have a bit of quality issues. Razer particularly. But others are getting better all the time.

The G15's etc were okay when there was little alternative. But if it's time for a new deck, consider mech.

We upgrade monitors, video cards, entire systems and even mice yet we play are content to bang away on cheap parts.
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19 May 2013   #20

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

thanks for the input smarteyeball, I'm learning about the benefits of mechanical and you have been helpful.
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