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Windows 7: Gaming Keyboard

20 May 2013   #31
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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How long should I cook chicken in the microwave for?


One thing i should mention about the CM quickfire pro. The power cord is detatchable and requires some force to connect it. Many people thought their board was DOA but they hadn't pushed the cable in till it clicked.
Just a heads up


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20 May 2013   #32
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

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thanks for the input smarteyeball, I'm learning about the benefits of mechanical and you have been helpful.
Don't thank him... all he has done is make us think about spending more money. Bad Smarte


Dang, its a good thing I don't do MP or you guys would pummel me to death with all them rollovers and macros and Nkey hits... it is giving me a headache just trying to assimilate all of this.
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20 May 2013   #33
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Does my shirt make my wife look fat?
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20 May 2013   #34
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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Does my shirt make my wife look fat?
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20 May 2013   #35
smarteyeball

 
 

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Don't thank him... all he has done is make us think about spending more money. Bad Smarte


(It's worth it though - 50 million keystrokes vs 5 million... )


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it is giving me a headache just trying to assimilate all of this.
It may seem a lot to take in at first, but it makes sense pretty quickly.


For n-key rollover, think of it like this:

Membrane:
2 key rollover. Basically the third button you press is not registered. Some boards are unfortunate to have this around the WASD cluster

Mech USB:
6 key rollover. Can press up to 6 keys at a time. Perfect for everyday use/gaming

Mech PS/2:
Full key rollover. You can press all the buttons the same. MMO and RTS with lots of shortcuts benefit from more than 6 key presses at a time.

Try this test to see what keys fail to register.


As for noise mech boards make, especially the 'clicky' boards - some have reported that blues can irritate picky people ie work mates, house mates. Conversely other people love the sound. My wife loved hearing me type - tappity-tappity-tap. The louder the better actually.
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20 May 2013   #36
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Don't thank him... all he has done is make us think about spending more money. Bad Smarte


(It's worth it though - 50 million keystrokes vs 5 million... )


Quote:
it is giving me a headache just trying to assimilate all of this.
It may seem a lot to take in at first, but it makes sense pretty quickly.


For n-key rollover, think of it like this:

Membrane:
2 key rollover. Basically the third button you press is not registered. Some boards are unfortunate to have this around the WASD cluster

Mech USB:
6 key rollover. Can press up to 6 keys at a time. Perfect for everyday use/gaming

Mech PS/2:
Full key rollover. You can press all the buttons the same. MMO and RTS with lots of shortcuts benefit from more than 6 key presses at a time.

Try this test to see what keys fail to register.


As for noise mech boards make, especially the 'clicky' boards - some have reported that blues can irritate picky people ie work mates, house mates. Conversely other people love the sound. My wife loved hearing me type - tappity-tappity-tap. The louder the better actually.

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Thank You sensei


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20 May 2013   #37
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Anyone on the fence should just find one to try out. The main switches are Blue, Brown, Black and Red and all provide a different experience. I finally decided on a Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 with Cherry MX Brown switches.....fully mechanical and backlit. Will never buy a membrane keyboard again. Brown switches are good if you do quite a bit of typing and gaming, and they aren't as loud as Blue switches. This keyboard also has full N Key rollover on USB which many keyboards don't do. A good mechanical keyboard is also built much better than others.......I feel confident I could beat a man to death with this one and it would still work! It was expensive, but will last longer than 10 regular keyboards.
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20 May 2013   #38
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I`m gonna try this one, pending a review by Ganjiry.

ROCCAT ISKU ROC-12-701 Black Keyboard - Newegg.com
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21 May 2013   #39
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The Isku is a deffinate no no in my books chap.
I found a slightly shorter version of the Quickfire pro Cooler Master Quick Fire TK SGK-4020-GKCR1-US Keyboard - Newegg.com but this one is fully backlit. You lose the keys between the main deck and num pad though. 0Nkey rollover
I've seen a lot of good review's on this too Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid SGK-4000-GKCR1-US Black Keyboard - Newegg.com If you scroll to the bottom of the page it gives a discription of the different colour cherry switches.
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21 May 2013   #40
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

For a Christmas present I was given a Razer Blackwidow Expert 2013 Mechanical Keyboard, I don't game much but I'm very happy with it

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