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jkmetal
09-03-11, 10:00 PM
So I need a new keyboard and mouse. My basic comfort curve keyboard and opitical mouse have seen 3+ years of service but now I need something better. My budget total is $100 for both items combined.

So far the Razer abyssus (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153056)has caught my eye as has this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191)microsoft sidewinder keyboard.

Suggestions? Should I spend more and buy each piece one at a time? I like to hold on to my peripherals/monitors/input decives a long time.

bob saget
09-03-11, 10:34 PM
hard to say. i think with input devices, it is 90% preference. I doubt any intelligent person buys something JUST because it is logitech or razer or whatever. try to get to a store and feel around :bleh:

jkmetal
09-04-11, 08:53 PM
hard to say. i think with input devices, it is 90% preference. I doubt any intelligent person buys something JUST because it is logitech or razer or whatever. try to get to a store and feel around :bleh:

I picked those two by whatever was the highest rated on the egg in my price range. I figured that some here must have tried one of them.

bob saget
09-04-11, 10:49 PM
I picked those two by whatever was the highest rated on the egg in my price range. I figured that some here must have tried one of them.

makes sense. my friend just gave me his comfort curve, and it works wonderfully in bad company 2. i am using a very old G5

nekrosoft13
09-04-11, 11:08 PM
I picked those two by whatever was the highest rated on the egg in my price range. I figured that some here must have tried one of them.

doesn't matter how highly rated it might be, if it doesn't feel confortable in your hand.

jkmetal
09-04-11, 11:24 PM
doesn't matter how highly rated it might be, if it doesn't feel confortable in your hand.

Yeah. I kind of messed up when creating this thread. I should have polled you all on the keyboard of your choice and looked at for that at the store so I could test it out.

My friend has a death adder mouse that I love.

mullet
09-04-11, 11:57 PM
Logitech USB Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126043)

Logitech G9x Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104261)

This is what I have and they are great. Its a little over budget @ $144.98.

jkmetal
09-05-11, 12:08 AM
Logitech USB Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126043)

Logitech G9x Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104261)

This is what I have and they are great. Its a little over budget @ $144.98.

my friend who has the razer mouse has that exact keyboard. Its pretty sweet.

I ll have to hop over to my best buy to try everything out. I ve gotta take a look at the updated version of my comfort curve.

My current mouse needs to be donated to younger relative asap lol. ( i would say burn in fire but that would be a waste)

Greedo
09-05-11, 12:09 AM
that keyboard goes on sale fairly regularly if you aren't in a hurry.

jkmetal
09-05-11, 12:14 AM
that keyboard goes on sale fairly regularly if you aren't in a hurry.

The logitech? My bud got it for $30. (my bud has way better stuff then me all around lol)

Greedo
09-05-11, 12:16 AM
yeah, i've never seen it for $30 but it's $50 or so fairly often--once or twice a year.

XDanger
09-05-11, 05:39 PM
I use a n52te (Razer Nostromo) and whatever keyboard I have at the moment, Using a keyboard for gaming is just plain wrong and a technology evolution by-product from Type-writers.
The Dell keyboard I have does have a handy volume knob though :D.

Unless you've had a Nostromo and don't like it or have one already I say get a good typing keyboard for typing, Don't bother with a so called "gaming" keyboard.

Illuminated keyboard is nice though..... I want one.

EciDemon
09-05-11, 06:27 PM
I recommend Logitech mx 620 cordless laser, 6 buttons and very very long battery life, nice ergonomic feel to it as well.

It's no gaming mouse so no adjustable dpi or weights but feels sturdy with the batteries anyways.
When new they retailed for about 49usd so should fit your budget with that keyboard.

http://www.denezhko.com/images/logitech_mx620-1.jpg

jkmetal
09-15-11, 02:30 AM
Well I bumped my budget up to 150. I picked up a razer death adder and i m ordered a ten keyless mechanical keyboard. I expect both of them to last me 5 years.

bob saget
09-15-11, 02:31 AM
Well I bumped my budget up to 150. I picked up a razer death adder and i m ordered a ten keyless mechanical keyboard. I expect both of them to last me 5 years.

sick let us know how the death adder feels for ya. my G5 is going on 3 or 4 years, so it might die soon.

jkmetal
09-15-11, 02:51 AM
sick let us know how the death adder feels for ya. my G5 is going on 3 or 4 years, so it might die soon.

I got it from amazon for $10 off.

First thing I noticed is that when moving it around its very smooth. The plastic "feet" created way less friction then my old mouse. It has a curve to it that is designed for a right handed person which I like, (even though I m really left handed. Damn educational system screwed me over with that one)

I m still getting used to it of course but I m about 90% of where I was with my old mouse. The drivers allow for a whole mess of customizing (you can even turn the back led off) which is nice. I haven't tried switching the dpi settings in a game but I can set up the side buttons to do so.