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Old 04-14-2019, 10:18 AM
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The thing is that I recently bought a new PC so I don't have to play grim dawn on a laptop.

I've been using a pretty standard keyboard since forever, I'm wondering if you guys have any recommendations for a great gaming keyboard.


Thanks in advance.

BTW, I bought Zantai's recommended mouse(Logitech 502 Hero) and it's being a blast!!

So I think lots of you folks really know how to live the gaming Gansta life!!

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Old 04-14-2019, 02:16 PM
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The Logitech 502 is the best, I've used it for years!

For keyboard I use the standard Amazon Basics wired keyboard. Hands down best feel of any keyboard I've ever used. If they made a mechanical version of this exact keyboard it would be the perfect keyboard. This isn't a "gaming keyboard" by any stretch of the imagination, but I've never had any issues gaming with it. And at $13 you can't go wrong.

If you can't live without a mechanical keyboard Amazon Basics does offer one that looks pretty legit at a reasonable price, but it has standard size keys, not the short keys I love so much on the keyboard I linked above.

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Old 04-14-2019, 02:52 PM
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The Logitech 502 is the best, I've used it for years!

For keyboard I use the standard Amazon Basics wired keyboard.
Thank you!! But I've been using basic and standard keyboards for a very long time, it's time to go premium with some of those more fancy keyboards with macro keys on them.

I think with those programable macro keys, I'll be able to slaughter crucible 170 no buff no banner like a boss(Zantai).
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There are several parameters to choose a keyboard:
- is noise an issue? (those it need to be more silent than a standard keyboard? can it be a bit louder? can it be really annoying to everyone else in the room or hearing it through your mike?)
- do you need macros?
- do you need backlighting?
- do you need multimedia keys?

My current favorite keyboard is the Corsair Strafe RGB Mk.2 Silent:
- linear mechanical switches (the best to spam keys)
- dedicated multimedia keys (including a volume wheel)
- wrist rest
- one usb pass-through (I connect the mouse to not have its wire stuck behind the desk and I don't need to connect anything else through the keyboard)
- backlightning (rgb)
- (one of) the most silent mechanical keyboard (mechanical keyboards make more noise than other keyboards, but this one remains in a really correct range)
It doesn't have any macro key. I had some on my previous keyboard but didn't use them.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:43 PM
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There are several parameters to choose a keyboard:
- is noise an issue? (those it need to be more silent than a standard keyboard? can it be a bit louder? can it be really annoying to everyone else in the room or hearing it through your mike?)
- do you need macros?
- do you need backlighting?
- do you need multimedia keys?

My current favorite keyboard is the Corsair Strafe RGB Mk.2 Silent:
- linear mechanical switches (the best to spam keys)
- dedicated multimedia keys (including a volume wheel)
- wrist rest
- one usb pass-through (I connect the mouse to not have its wire stuck behind the desk and I don't need to connect anything else through the keyboard)
- backlightning (rgb)
- (one of) the most silent mechanical keyboard (mechanical keyboards make more noise than other keyboards, but this one remains in a really correct range)
It doesn't have any macro key. I had some on my previous keyboard but didn't use them.
Wow, thank you, I've learned a lot!!

I don't care about the noise, macro is a must, usb pass-through is really nice to have.

I've come up with this one, what do you think??

CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:48 PM
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I use the K95 RGB (not platinum).
Has 18 programmable macro keys instead of six.

That said, I'd be hard pressed to think of instances where I'd need more than six.

Besides the textured spacebar and macro keys (I've never accidentally hit them, and you could just disable them based on what you're playing), it seems the same.

Highly recommend, with the caveat that it may be more keyboard and cost than you truly need.

Do I really need the RGB?
Typically no... but I've readjusted it for games and other people.

Do I really need macros, especially with other kinds of software?
Typically no... but I've used them to make some things very easy.

Do I really need the build quality when I could buy several cheap keyboards for the price of one?
Perhaps not... but at what price comfort and reliability?

I have a logitech G900 mouse and the clicks are worth it; but I digress.
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Old 04-16-2019, 01:31 PM
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I use the K95 RGB (not platinum).
Has 18 programmable macro keys instead of six.

That said, I'd be hard pressed to think of instances where I'd need more than six.

Besides the textured spacebar and macro keys (I've never accidentally hit them, and you could just disable them based on what you're playing), it seems the same.

Highly recommend, with the caveat that it may be more keyboard and cost than you truly need.

Do I really need the RGB?
Typically no... but I've readjusted it for games and other people.

Do I really need macros, especially with other kinds of software?
Typically no... but I've used them to make some things very easy.

Do I really need the build quality when I could buy several cheap keyboards for the price of one?
Perhaps not... but at what price comfort and reliability?

I have a logitech G900 mouse and the clicks are worth it; but I digress.
Thank you , I'm not really that into RGB, they hurt my eyes quit a bit.

Macros and build quality are really important, I don't really care about noises because I simply just use it at home.

I agree with you that excessive macros are not needed and you can always use one without with the help of some scripts, and with autokeysetup.

I checked out K95 RGB and found out that the macros key are too far apart from the mainboard for me to handle------This bird has small hands.

So I think the keyboard should be:
Of great build quality, don't have time all day to wait for another one.
Decent amount of macros---- Under 6.
Mechanical.
Has a USB port.

BTW, I checked out your mouse,I think I prefer a wireless one instead, don't know what's your experience with G900, might as well change to this one.

I found out that they have a newer G903 version, guess I'll go with this one.

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Old 04-17-2019, 07:02 AM
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You don't have to use RGB in full unicorn mode.
I set mine in a fixed color of my choice so it's not aggressive.
And, to me, the backlighting is a great comfort.

I think the main point of RGB is that you're able to set it the way you want it to be.
There is only in The Division 2 that I let the game use the special profile to bring effects depending on what's happening in the game.


Before changing your new mouse by a wireless one, you should try the mouse connected through the keyboard.
The main issues with the wire is when it's stuck behind the desk or when the PC is a bit far away and the wire is a bit short. But it doesn't occurs when it's connected to the keyboard instead of the PC.


For the K95, there is the choice between Cherry Mx Brown and Cherry Mx Speed.
Depending on your use and your needs, one may be better than the other.
Brown is better for accurate typing. Speed is better for fast inputs and mashing.
Usually, Speed is better for gaming.
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You don't have to use RGB in full unicorn mode.
I set mine in a fixed color of my choice so it's not aggressive.
And, to me, the backlighting is a great comfort.

I think the main point of RGB is that you're able to set it the way you want it to be.
There is only in The Division 2 that I let the game use the special profile to bring effects depending on what's happening in the game.


Before changing your new mouse by a wireless one, you should try the mouse connected through the keyboard.
The main issues with the wire is when it's stuck behind the desk or when the PC is a bit far away and the wire is a bit short. But it doesn't occurs when it's connected to the keyboard instead of the PC.


For the K95, there is the choice between Cherry Mx Brown and Cherry Mx Speed.
Depending on your use and your needs, one may be better than the other.
Brown is better for accurate typing. Speed is better for fast inputs and mashing.
Usually, Speed is better for gaming.
I'll get the one with speed.

I still want to go for a wireless one. I found out they have a minimalist wireless version Logitech-Gpro. Guess I'll get this one instead.
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