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Windows 7: Keyboard & Mouse Change

11 Nov 2010   #1
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Keyboard & Mouse Change

Long story short, I'm updating my system so I can begin using it again since its been lying dormant for sometime now. Most are things like a newer and bigger case, new GTX 580, CD-Rom Drive, etc...

I was waiting to buy a keyboard, mouse, and screen but NewEgg has 15% off on them right now so I figured I might as well take advantage of it. I was going to take a look at BestBuy today and see what they had and the prices but I was wondering what every else would suggest.

My last keyboard was a Microsoft Media 3000, really handy with programmable buttons above F1-F12. The mouse I sold but it was a Logitech G5, I like the two buttons on the side I could use my thumb with to go forward or back on web pages.

I would be using this for gaming, graphic design, and other random stuff. So I was just wondering what everyone would suggest?

I've always been with wired but I've wanted to give wireless a try, I keep getting told not to but I don't know the implications.

Here's what I've found appealing (based on reviews):

Mouse:
Logitech G700 Black 13 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless Gaming Mouse

Keyboard:
Logitech 920-000914 Black 106 Normal Keys USB Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard

Logitech K800 Black USB RF Wireless Slim Illuminated Keyboard

As always, thanks in advance!
-Lollies


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11 Nov 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm preferential to mechanical keyboards...being they often make more noise and are clicky clackey. From a pure typing standpoint, the tactile feel and the clicks provide a much better typing experience for me. Unfortunately, you won't find these in retail stores to play around with...and unfortunately they get a little pricey. And they usually are no frills...meaning that you won't have extra keys or media controls.

I've also been very happy in the past with my Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboards. However, I lost interest in them because they take up far too much space on my desktop. Now, I prefer a much smaller and compact keyboard.

No wireless keyboards and mice for me. I cannot be bothered changing out batteries...plus I don't find that the wires really get in the way of anything since I don't move the keyboard and stuff around much.
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11 Nov 2010   #3
walkerdrive

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Wireless doesn't track as well as wired and when it comes to gaming and graphic design, it's not something I would overlook.
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12 Nov 2010   #4
Lollies

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm preferential to mechanical keyboards...being they often make more noise and are clicky clackey. From a pure typing standpoint, the tactile feel and the clicks provide a much better typing experience for me. Unfortunately, you won't find these in retail stores to play around with...and unfortunately they get a little pricey. And they usually are no frills...meaning that you won't have extra keys or media controls.

I've also been very happy in the past with my Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 keyboards. However, I lost interest in them because they take up far too much space on my desktop. Now, I prefer a much smaller and compact keyboard.

No wireless keyboards and mice for me. I cannot be bothered changing out batteries...plus I don't find that the wires really get in the way of anything since I don't move the keyboard and stuff around much.
They had a few at bestbuy, one of the ones I listed and the other one but it wasn't on display. Besides that they had no mice hardly, on display at least. I guess I'll just be taking a shot in the dark because I need to figure it out in the next 30 minutes.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by walkerdrive View Post
Wireless doesn't track as well as wired and when it comes to gaming and graphic design, it's not something I would overlook.
I've seen a lot of wireless set-ups recently, made me wanna try it but I have been told its not as reliable.
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