Hello, I lurked this site last night because lately I've been looking to order a mechanical keyboard for myself. I figured I'd join up and ask about which keyboard to get. I used to post under the name of Afrodisiac on Overclock.net so it's nice seeing some familiar faces here (got banned though).
What I'm looking for:
Something good for gaming, like Cherry MX Black switches. However, I'd say my usage is about half and half (half gaming, half typing). Summer is hardcore game time but I don't exactly play 8 hours a day with a salary for most of the year. That got me thinking that I should get something more friendly for typing. I've tried understanding some of the terms like tactile feedback and came to the conclusion that Cherry MX Browns might be suitable. Also, I read that a Cherry MX White is a Brown with some Black properties so would that be ideal for a gaming/typing hybrid? I'm currently using a Logitech G15 v2 (yes, laugh at me - I figured the LCD and backlighting would be useful for gaming, but oddly enough, after buying it, I realised that I mostly look at my monitor when I game).
Something not unreasonably expensive. I'd love to get a Deck Legend or the Filco tenkeyless NKRO but over $100 is a stretch. If you can convince me that spending $160 on a Deck Legend would be a very smart choice concerning future purchases and overall satisfaction, I have no qualms about buying it but the less I pay, the happier I am. Is $80 a reasonable budget?
Tenkeyless and NKRO, and a PS2 connection. I don't really care about backlighting. I just want a solid, simple keyboard. It doesn't have to be tenkeyless, but I really love the tenkeyless style, and have never used the number pad on any of my keyboards in my life. Also, a good layout would be nice. To be honest, I'll use anything that's put in front of me because I'm not a picky guy, but I don't want to spend money and then realise I bought a shoddy-layout keyboard (like from what I read, the Steelseries 7G and 6Gv2 appear to be).
I don't like buying used stuff but if it is my best option, I'll go for it.
Thanks for your time,