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I'd like a keyboard.

#1BadDecisionsPosted 6/5/2014 8:40:09 PM
Preferences:

~$80 or less
Mechanical
No backlights


Requirements:

Numpad
Every standard American English letter

Any suggestions?
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#2Garage_ManPosted 6/5/2014 8:46:19 PM
There are cheapy thermaltake ones on newegg. That's about it for $80. I'd just save your money till you can get something much better.
#3Cyber Akuma ZeroPosted 6/5/2014 8:51:04 PM
Does it count if you can turn the backlights off?

Also, any preference on what TYPE of mechanical switch?
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#4GreenMage7Posted 6/5/2014 8:55:21 PM
I got a refurbished mechanical keyboard (black switches) at Microcenter for $60. Thing is built like a tank and I've never had a single problem with it. If you have a Microcenter near you, it might be worth it to look there.
#5BadDecisions(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2014 9:44:42 PM
There are cheapy thermaltake ones on newegg. That's about it for $80. I'd just save your money till you can get something much better.

I have more money, I just didn't really wanted to not spend a ton on a keyboard. Then again, with me, they're long term investments. I've been using a ****ty Dell one that I got with the first computer I bought myself in like 2003 even though I'm using a cool one I built myself now. If dropping $150 on dasKeyboard is the only good option, mayhaps I shall, I was just thinking there might be a good one a good bit cheaper.

Does it count if you can turn the backlights off?

Yes. I mean, it can have backlights, they can be always on, I just prefer something more subtle.

Also, any preference on what TYPE of mechanical switch?

Brown sounds okay, but I've never used a mechanical keyboard before so I don't know.

I got a refurbished mechanical keyboard (black switches) at Microcenter for $60. Thing is built like a tank and I've never had a single problem with it. If you have a Microcenter near you, it might be worth it to look there.

No Microcenter.
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#6DoramiPosted 6/5/2014 10:01:08 PM
What is this keyboard for?
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#7BowsaaPosted 6/5/2014 11:06:01 PM(edited)
A CM Storm Quickfire XT should be around that much, or at least it was when I was looking at/for mine.

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129020
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#8DoramiPosted 6/5/2014 11:04:17 PM
Unicomp ultraclassic: http://pckeyboard.com/page/UltraClassic/UNI0P4A
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#9LordSeiferPosted 6/6/2014 4:50:13 AM
I had a good suggestion but it doesnt have the letter W so i guess it doesnt mean the requirements
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#10silveryounglinkPosted 6/6/2014 5:10:27 AM
Dorami posted...
Unicomp ultraclassic: http://pckeyboard.com/page/UltraClassic/UNI0P4A


I second this.