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Need help choosing a gaming mouse and keyboard.

#1chase1234lifePosted 12/6/2013 7:25:58 PM
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):

For reference:

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.
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#2DetectivPenguinPosted 12/6/2013 7:37:58 PM
Are you andre the giant or is that a tiny mouse?
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#3chase1234life(Topic Creator)Posted 12/6/2013 7:49:11 PM
DetectivPenguin posted...
Are you andre the giant or is that a tiny mouse?

It's average size, I have somewhat large hands/feet... among other things.
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#4chase1234life(Topic Creator)Posted 12/6/2013 8:18:18 PM
Also, if it means anything, I prefer "weighted" mouses... mice...? to lighter offerings.
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#5chase1234life(Topic Creator)Posted 12/7/2013 9:11:12 AM
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#6KabtheMentatPosted 12/7/2013 9:27:01 AM
G400s for a mouse and whatever non piece of **** for a keyboard.

Mouse is far more important. But if you want a recommendation for a keyboard, a Microsoft Sidewinder is pree coo.
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#7GarquillPosted 12/7/2013 9:39:05 AM
For a mouse, I recommend a Zowie EC1 or a Logitech G400S. They are big mice with top-tier sensors.
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#8SampsonMPosted 12/7/2013 10:36:02 AM
I really like mechanical keyboards.

Imagine typing on a typewriter.
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#9cynicwithin2000Posted 12/7/2013 10:57:57 AM
The best mouse I've used recently is the steelseries rival.

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.

If not, the corsair k series keyboards a good.
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#10Saga3Posted 12/7/2013 11:04:35 AM
G400s, no question

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.