Hardware has always come easy to me... peripherals; not so much.
I've always been happy with the run-of-the-mill keyboard/mouse. Well, happy my be a stretch... blissfully ignorant may be a better description.
Recently (and only recently), my Microsoft Wireless 4000 has started having lag issues under heavy PC usage. So I think it's time to invest in some real gaming peripherals.
First things first; can someone explain the difference between a "traditional" keyboard and a "mechanical" keyboard?
Second: Honestly, when properly working, I actually love the 4000 mouse. It fits perfectly in my hand, it is neutral in which hand I can use it in (I'm ambidextrous; though I prefer using my right hand with my mouse, due to certain keyboard layouts for games, I do switch to left hand). So I'm looking for something that is in similar form to it (especially being right/left neutral).
I don't know what to call my "grip", so if it helps any, I will post a pic of how I normally would be set up for gaming (even if they're not pretty): http://i.imgur.com/QR4fNbV.jpg http://i.imgur.com/6H8rVEQ.jpg http://i.imgur.com/sLCWBNr.jpg
For reference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105316
Opinion on Optical vs. Laser, Wired vs Wireless?
And if it means anything, I don't play MMOs or RTS; and play very few if any RPGs that would require 20 buttons on my mouse (Diablo series is the first that comes to mind that I play where it would be beneficial). I do want to have a few, but not cluttered. --- http://www.last.fm/user/chasewolf J.O.B. Squad 4 life
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As far as keyboards go, you could go with pretty much any mechanical one and be good. It helps to know what kind of switches you like though. For instance, I found out that I don't like reds as much as blues and browns. I would recommend a ducky shine III if you don't mind spending a little extra.
And keyboard does not matter at all, but if you have the money get a mechanical one. I can't really recommend one since the switches are preference. If you don't have the money for a mechanical one ($100+) then you really can't go wrong with the Microsoft Sidewinder. But as I said, any will do.