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Mechanical Keyboard recommendations

Discussion in 'Gaming Peripherals' started by olegnewman, 20 Jun 2021.

  1. olegnewman


    Joined: 13 Dec 2018

    Posts: 66

    Hi Guys,

    Planning to replace my 2016 Corsair K70 Lux Cherry MX Brown for something else.

    I am looking at 3 sizes, compact, short and full. Would appreciate any recommendations for each.

    RGB not needed. Price up to £200. Switches: Brown.

  2. EsaT


    Joined: 6 Jun 2008

    Posts: 10,776

    Location: Finland

    What areas you would like to change, or do you want exactly similar behaving keyboard?

    For example if you would like lower noise and don't need full height bulk, Logitech G815 (tactile) would improve that.
  3. Gulosity


    Joined: 10 Jun 2021

    Posts: 54

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Im using the Corsair k70 RGB keyboard, its been a good trusty keyboard
  4. MatsyLR


    Joined: 10 Jan 2012

    Posts: 2,873

    Location: UK

    Been using the Logitech G915 TKL Brown Switch for a few weeks now.
    It's expensive but the low profile nature is very nice to type on and nice to not have a thick wire in the way. Upgraded from a old and trusted K70.
    Got mine brand new from ********** for £135.00


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  5. jonneymendoza


    Joined: 7 Apr 2008

    Posts: 18,910

    RK84. Hands down the best keyboard i have ever purchased.

    I would seriously avoid corsair etc and invest in a keyboard that you can hot swap the switched like my RK84 can.

    That way you can tinker and tweak it to suit your needs
  6. foster grant


    Joined: 10 May 2012

    Posts: 6,267

    Location: North London

    Any Corsair KB I got ended up in the bin they dont last at all....so now I go with DuckyShine
  7. baldmonk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Feb 2012

    Posts: 1,244

    steelseries apex 7 :D amazing kb
  8. TheRandomGuy7


    Joined: 5 Dec 2013

    Posts: 140

    Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja (Tenkeyless or full-size)
  9. kingy10


    Joined: 30 Apr 2012

    Posts: 106

    I would stay away from Razer if you have X570 . They freeze windows taskbar and Razer refuses to do anything about it.
  10. magpie1966


    Joined: 27 Jan 2006

    Posts: 510

    Location: Newcastle

    Keep away from Roccat, mine has got worse, put a ticket in 6 months ago in warrenty and completely ignored, I think it is software. it was only the letter h at the time. but now the a is on the blink. It is going to go in the bin. when my steel series arrives. it took me 5 attemps to write this.
  11. midweek


    Joined: 28 Jun 2009

    Posts: 231

    I have a Logitech G513 which is ok but I keep smacking my mouse off it so I've pre-ordered a Keychron Q1 75%. I'll stick up a review when it arrives. Hoping this doesn't drag me down the diy keyboard rabbit hole!
  12. Kautya

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,138

    Location: West Midlands

    Been using HyperX Alloy Elite (although think they are reds and not brown switches) for the last year or so. Had a Steelseries 7G before that. Was interested in the Apex Pro before buying the HyperX.
    Last edited: 30 Aug 2021
  13. philo-sofa


    Joined: 22 Oct 2012

    Posts: 829

    My K70 RBG Mk.2 has everything I want: media controls, silent(ish) mechanical keys, a windows lock key, numpad and a big volume control roller. RGB can be turned off, but I guess you're still paying for it.
  14. Zeebedy


    Joined: 28 Jan 2011

    Posts: 4,969

    I use a Corsair K70 TKL Champion Series keyboard, and as philo said, it has everything on this model too (apart from the numpad), and its great to use, and very good quality.
  15. Jenz


    Joined: 14 Aug 2005

    Posts: 303

    Location: Near Milton Keynes

    TKL 915 here, works flawlessly and love it.
  16. Wulfster


    Joined: 12 Feb 2016

    Posts: 515

    Location: 2 metres away

    Drop CTRL (tkl) or ALT (60%) barebones or GMMK TKL or Pro (75%) with whatever switches you want (hot swappable).

    Great boards with lots of longevity to change as you wish. Great build quality too, depends whether you want something you can mod versus something just off the shelf.