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  • Budget mechanical keyboard

    Can anyone reccomand me a good (but affordable) mechanical keyboard for gaming. Backlighting would be nice, but I guess it's not an option for the cheap. Also I need the number pad.

  • #2
    Quickfire TK


    • #3
      Any comment about the Steelseries 6Gv2. I heard it's a good keyboard and I've found it for a good price.


      • #4
        Yea it's pretty good. Blacks are stiff, so keep that in mind.


        • #5
          Depends on your budget. If you have $90 on the budget, I'd go with the CM Storm Trigger. Looks like it's on sale right now. It's built like a tank, Cherry MX Brown switches (tactile, non-clicky) which just so happens to be my personal switch of choice and it's fully backlit.

 CM Storm Trigger - Fully Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Brown CHERRY MX Switches (SGK-6000-GKCM1-US): Computers & Accessories

          If you want the smaller tenkeyless formfactor, the QuickFire TK is good as eBombzor mentioned. Cherry MX Blue, which is clicky and tactile.

 CM Storm QuickFire TK - Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with BLUE CHERRY MX Switches and Fully LED Backlit (SGK-4020-GKCL1-US): Computers & Accessories

          The 6Gv2 as you mentioned is pretty good too. It's not backlit though. That said, it uses Cherry MX Black switches which are linear switches (no tactile feedback) with ~60g of actuation force. Personally, I'm not a fan of black switches since I feel they're a bit too heavy for typing and no tactile feedback means it's more difficult to tell if you actually hit the key or not. If you have a chance, definitely head out to a computer shop to see if you can test out the different switch types.

          That said, at that price, I'd personally rather go with the Razer Blackwidow or the Rosewill RK-9000 with Cherry MX Blues which offer tactile and clicky keys.

 Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Electronics

 Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Blue Switch (RK-9000I): Computers & Accessories


          • #6
            Thanks for the long explanation sam.cpcr. It looks like the deals on the BlackWidow are even better here (about 10-15$ cheaper) and with the clicky MX Blue switches... I'll definitely get that one as soon as my budget fills up


            • #7
              my vote goes to the nighthawk x8 Max keyboard