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Peripherals New gaming keyboard advice

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bazman24, 3 Apr 2010.

  1. bazman24

    bazman24 Minimodder

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    hi i want to upgrade my keyboard to a gaming keyboard my budget is around £40 anyone got any suggestions? i have come across these 2 not sure wot there like though

    MICROSOFT RECLUSA GAMING KEYBOARD
    RAZER ARCTOSA GAMING KEYBOARD
     
  2. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Personally I've been using a 'Saitek Eclipse II' for years. It's a dream to type on and its got a backlit keyboard (blue/red/purple) which is handy. It doesn't have any macro keys, however.
     
  3. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    How about the Microsoft Sidewinder X4? I have one and I quite like this.
     
  4. kovacs

    kovacs What's a Dremel?

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    Being a relative noob to world of pc gaming i use one of these::D

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    There a lot more comfortable to use for me.There programmable for macros and are backlit in lovely blue.
     
  5. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I have razor mice and a keyboard and so far the keyboard and one of the mice have started to play up, So I would not recommend them , I also got a saitek eclipse keyboard and so far its been good.
     
  6. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    logitech g11 - has the same action as the more expensive logitech keyboards, but without the screen.
     
  7. Nikols

    Nikols What's a Dremel?

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  8. SlowMotionSuicide

    SlowMotionSuicide Come Hell or High Water

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    Microsoft Sidewinder X6 - I've used it for a year and half, and it's been a really great keyboard. There's lots of buttons for macros, decent software for creating and managing them, the ability to tone down the backlight and the possibility to remove and place the numpad on the left side of the keyboard is pure win. And (atleast according to scan) it fits your budget.
     
  9. thewelshbrummie

    thewelshbrummie Minimodder

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    +1, if you can find it - it's been discontinued but is a great buy. I bought mine 2 years ago, appropriately from Eclipse Computers for £27 - and the Custom PC staff still use them based on their recent Keyboard reviews.
     
  10. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    always wondered does that help over a normal keyboard? basically just remapping the keys isn't it?

    also, do gaming keyboard macros actually help? surely by the time you've reached over to the macro keys, you are better off just press those yourself.

    a cheap Logitech Media keyboard here..... durable enough for all my needs. personally don't see much point in getting a gaming keyboard. surely, underneath the best Logitech keyboard, it's still the same key pressing mechanism.
     

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