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2018/12/16 03:11:37 (permalink)
https://www.gamesradar.com/best-gaming-keyboard/

The best gaming keyboard for every need and budget, thoroughly tested and ranked

 

1. Corsair K70 LUX

Our top pick gaming keyboard to complete your arsenal
 

2. HyperX Alloy Elite

Hits the sweet spot between functionality and luxury perks
 

3. Razer BlackWidow X Chroma

The best Mac gaming keyboard (though it's PC compatible as well)
 

4. Corsair Gaming K95 RGB

When you absolutely must have a button for everything
 

5. Logitech G910 Orion Spark

The best-looking, highly-functioned keyboard - at a price
 

6. Razer Ornata Chroma

The best keyboard for 'feel' thanks to mech and membrane tech
 

7. SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL

Compact and specialized for the eSports professional or hobbyist
 

8. 1STPLAYER Steampunk

A genuinely unique keyboard with some great features at a fantastic price
 

9. Logitech G513

Our top budget pick - low price, high quality
 
 

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2018/12/16 04:58:25 (permalink)
    nice article ,thanks.

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2018/12/16 07:00:18 (permalink)
    It's nice to see the different styles and functionality of keyboards in one article.
     
    I'd always purchased/preferred Logitech keyboards until I switched to Corsair, the feel and function of the mechanical switches in my Strafe just feel/perform better IMO.
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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2018/12/17 04:25:05 (permalink)
    I have the Logitech G910 and like it very much.


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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/04/23 01:52:51 (permalink)
    Great list! I've found one more cool list with the best gaming keyboards: 
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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/04/23 08:42:13 (permalink)
    I can vouch for both the Corsair K70  & the K68  , very sturdy and great response feel to them.
     
    I also briefly had the G910  - it was a bit to soft of a response for me to get used to...
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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/04/23 10:37:29 (permalink)
    I don't like any of them from list.
    Thanks god I will not need to spend money for keyboards in near feature.

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/04/23 12:21:40 (permalink)
    For me I am very happy with the Z10 I got on sale last fall. The functions I care about are on the keyboard and it really wasn’t that bad for the sale prices. RGB would be nice but wouldn’t be $50 more nice. If your in the market for a keyboard I do recommend the z10 if you can find it on sale.
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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/04/23 12:52:55 (permalink)
    My Corsair K95 RGB is coming along just fine.  Love them MX Cherry Red keys.

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/04/23 17:56:59 (permalink)
    One thing to keep in mind when picking out a quality keyboard is often you can get a sample of like the Cherry keys from places like Amazon for pretty cheap. It lets you see what key you like the feel of since different people will like the feel of different keystrokes. I myself like the really clicky sound of the blue switches while others might like the silent and low force of the black or red switches.

    It’s worth checking out to see before dropping $129 or more on a keyboard.

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/04/23 20:14:49 (permalink)
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    I have the Logitech G910 and like it very much.




    I would have bought that one if I didn't get the Z10.

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/04/23 22:03:56 (permalink)
    Hoggle
    One thing to keep in mind when picking out a quality keyboard is often you can get a sample of like the Cherry keys from places like Amazon for pretty cheap. It lets you see what key you like the feel of since different people will like the feel of different keystrokes. I myself like the really clicky sound of the blue switches while others might like the silent and low force of the black or red switches.

    It’s worth checking out to see before dropping $129 or more on a keyboard.



    You're talking about this!  Thought about grabbing one a while back but took the risk with MX Cherry Red and haven't looked back since.

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/04/23 22:26:13 (permalink)
    I have seen a few key cap testers on Amazon and it’s really worth the money to know what you will like. Most are based on the Cherry switches or the keyboard will mention the Cherry switch it’s closest to.

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/04/23 23:06:11 (permalink)
    My vote,
     
    Unicomp Ultra Classic Black Buckling Spring "IBM Model M"
    https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/UB40P4A
     

     
     
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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/04/25 19:26:28 (permalink)
     
    The Glorious GMMK full size [link] outclasses anything on that list. Fully (and easily) customizable switches and caps and lighting. Someone on these forums EVGATech_AdamB put me onto this board, and it's awesome. I use the Gateron Brown switches, which have a quite similar feel to the Cherry MX Brown switches and also the Razor Orange switches on the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2014 Edition which I had previously.
     
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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/09/20 06:05:59 (permalink)
    I got logitech g910. The one with the more normalised keys, as far as mechanical keyboards go it has a quieter sound than most when pressing keys.
    Very comfortable, has extra buttons (macro G keys) which are not as many or as easy to find as the an old logitech g15 version but its not super hard either.
    I like the romer key feel and as with pretty much all logitech products they seem to last quite a while for me (unlike certain other brands).

    Overall i find g910 to be the best if not one of the best gaming keyboards. If i didnt go for the g910 i would have probably went for the corsair (k95?), but cant remember why though.
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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/09/23 07:25:35 (permalink)
    It depends on your taste tbh, people generally say linear switches are the best for gaming and one of the quickest linear switches are the cherry mx speed so any keyboard with mx speed will suffice, you can also build your own keyboard from scratch with everything matching your preferences, another thing to have in mind is macros, maybe you are the type of guy who needs a bunch of macro keys so that will change the recommendation, though there are a few good quality gaming keyboards in less price here  .
     
    Overall I just cannot say what is the best keyboard for gaming as my tastes are different to yours, for example, i like clicky switches and I love the clickbar kill switches, I use 60%keyboards for the space they give me to use my mouse but i know many people who would never use a 60%.

    anyway hard question, without knowing your actual preferences.
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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/10/01 18:55:32 (permalink)
    Got a G915 and love it.

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/10/22 09:33:39 (permalink)
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    It's nice to see the different styles and functionality of keyboards in one article.
     
    I'd always purchased/preferred Logitech keyboards until I switched to Corsair, the feel and function of the mechanical switches in my Strafe just feel/perform better IMO.


    Yeah, Corsair products are top notch, very good quality overall and the look is good too. I've got myself a CORSAIR K68 RGB I read about on an article here  and it was the best choice IMO for the money I spent. What I love about it is also it being waterproof, because I've spilled some beer on my old keyboard, and ruining an expensive keyboard like that is a waste lol.
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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/10/23 22:17:43 (permalink)
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    fergusonll
    It's nice to see the different styles and functionality of keyboards in one article.
     
    I'd always purchased/preferred Logitech keyboards until I switched to Corsair, the feel and function of the mechanical switches in my Strafe just feel/perform better IMO.


    Yeah, Corsair products are top notch, very good quality overall and the look is good too. I've got myself a CORSAIR K68 RGB I read about on an article here  and it was the best choice IMO for the money I spent. What I love about it is also it being waterproof, because I've spilled some beer on my old keyboard, and ruining an expensive keyboard like that is a waste lol.






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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/10/24 10:21:34 (permalink)
    Gonna speak up and say the ZALMAN ZM-900M should be on the list. Great keyboard, that doesn't require any proprietary software to be loaded onto your PC; which became a huge PITA with my RAZER BlackWidow.


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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/10/24 10:25:40 (permalink)
    I've been using the Corsair K95. Best keyboard I've used to date.

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/10/24 11:48:24 (permalink)
    RJ - 
     It's almost time for an updated post/ list .   Get on it. 
     
    My Corsair K70 & K68 have been the best ever used over the years.... 
    I passed the K70 to my son when i got the K68 for myself ...

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/10/24 13:21:47 (permalink)
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    I've been using the Corsair K95. Best keyboard I've used to date.



    I have the K95 RGB for quite a few years now.  Granted it was a RMA from their original K95 (Non-RGB) but they are truly solid keyboards I must say.  Unless they change them to hideous designs and lower QCs, I'm sold on these keyboards and mice.  I do like their cases as well but that's a whole other topic. 

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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/10/24 20:30:50 (permalink)
     
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    Re: The best gaming keyboard (December 2018) 2019/10/27 07:49:00 (permalink)
    I stand by the Ducky One 2SF, TKL and Mini.  Also have a love of CoolerMaster's boards - MasterKeys Pro S and Pro M.  Also can recommend DurGod, Glorious, and the MassDrop (Drop) boards.

     

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