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posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 07:05 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Bigburgh

The EA keyboard accepts all transaction types, including body parts and organs I hear.


Pbbbt! Does it do payday loans though? That's what most gamers need to know.


Pffft, whatever Kets, this thing can mine bitcoin!




posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Tophat21

It doesn't make me a sucker! It..umm...makes me prepared!

It makes you prepaid



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 07:10 PM
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Perhaps I should have put this in the jokes section...


Naa!!!



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

I switched to this one from having had two Logitechs before them. What I like about the mechanical is the durability of the keys versus the other style. Yes, mechanical is noisier and takes getting used to, but it's much more responsive and durable and a *lot* easier to keep clean.

Plus, the AZIO has its keys placed closer together. I have long fingers and they're narrow, so I don't tend to fat finger as much.

My husband has a Corsair mechanical. Not sure what his opinion on it is.

I still have a Logitech gaming mouse.
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posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

They are a luxury surely.

Does he have reds, blues, browns or speed?



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 07:19 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Mine are reds, but I think his may be browns. Tell me about the luxury though. We both considered them an investment that we were hoping we'd not have to replace anytime soon.
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posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

The newer lines all have metal or aluminum bases. Combine that with replaceable keycaps and switches, and you have something you can certainly get some long term use out of.



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 08:21 PM
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I have one of these:

I've been using Logitech keyboards for a few years now. The macro keys are absolutely invaluable, and since realizing how useful they are, I refuse to use keyboards that don't have a few. Might go with Corsair though whenever I build a new rig.



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: trollz

I've never had the macro keys until now and am thinking of ways to utilize them. Unless you try it before you buy it, I would steer clear of Corsair peripherals. I've now owned the K65 and the M65 PRO and bother were a disappointment coming from Logitech to begin with.

Just my 2 cents.



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: trollz

I've never had the macro keys until now and am thinking of ways to utilize them.


One thing I do is I have the close tab, reopen closed tab, and close window functions bound to 3 of the keys. If you're like me and tend to have a million browser tabs open at any given moment while opening and closing them, it's a massive quality of life improvement to just hit a single key instead of constantly moving the cursor or hitting a key combo.
I also had 3 of them bound to play/pause and next/back for foobar2000 so I could just switch through my playlist while gaming without moving the cursor out of the game window to the other screen. This can be really useful if the game you're playing doesn't let the cursor leave the window.
As far as gaming, the sky's the limit. For just one game in particular, I have like 26 in-game functions bound to them (G1 through G12 and Shift+G1 through Shift+G12, plus a few extras) and I feel like some kind of wizard. I can do anything I need to without even moving my hand.



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: trollz

I wore out two of those on my way to what I have now.



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: trollz

I just got it and am currently playing The Witcher 3. Not many macros can be made. However MMO's that I occasionally pick up will really let this thing shine!



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: kurthall

PC building has a large upfront cost, but once you have the bulk of it out of the way, you can reuse a lot of parts as you upgrade over time. Yes, most of them will eventually wear out or become obsolete... but so do consoles. Troubleshooting and repairing a computer might require changing one part. Troubleshooting and repairing a console may require trashing it and buying another.

When you want a performance upgrade with a PC, you can usually find just a new graphics card or just a new CPU that's better than your current one. If you want a performance upgrade on a console... too bad. Unless you buy an entirely new console that is better, of course.

Things like mice, keyboards, monitors, power supplies, hard drives/SSD, can all last a while and be reused through many upgrades until they die. I built my first computer from scratch 7 years ago and I'm still using parts from it in both my and my girlfriend's computers.

PCs are just more versatile in a number of ways. I can go from gaming to online shopping to posting to ATS to typing and printing out an important document in a matter of seconds switching between it all. Sometimes at the same time. I have two monitors, I can game on one and watch Netflix on the other. Consoles can't do that.

On top of it all, and I know this isn't for everybody, but I just have FUN building a PC from scratch, opening all the boxes and putting all the pieces together and seeing it work in the end. Tweaking with overclocking and using it afterwards are just a bonus. It's also interesting to learn about all the parts you're putting in, what they do, how they work together, and how they compare to other parts on the market. All-in-all, it's been a very rewarding journey to me by itself that I would have never experienced had I just bought a console.



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

I haven't bought a keyboard since I decided to get a mechanical one in 2012. I got a CoolerMaster CMStorm QuickFire. It gets the job done.

Fun fact, UPS absolutely destroyed the box delivering it and it didn't work. I contacted Newegg about it, they said they were sending a replacement and that they would contact me about returning the damaged one.

I got my replacement but never did get any notice about returning it. I contacted them again and they told me to throw it out.

I managed to get it fixed and I sold the replacement one that they sent me and got most of my money back, so I pretty much got this thing for like $5 after all was said and done.

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posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: trollz

I got the same one, man I could do some wicked macroing on ffxiv when it first came out haha crafting was never so easy.



posted on Jan, 17 2018 @ 09:55 PM
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a reply to: Aldakoopa

Score!

Out of all the builds I've done and things I've bought through Newegg and Amazon, I've never had a bad shipment. *Knocks on wood*



posted on Jan, 26 2018 @ 12:00 PM
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Best keyboard I've ever had I got one when they first launched I see they've revised it a bit and made it more compact. I do recommend the arx software I find it quite handy to see all my temps and how the cores are running on the processor etc. Also handy to see how much system ram I'm using but I'll have to add another 16gb in soon though. The only negative is no USB ports on the keyboard but I can live without those.



posted on Jan, 26 2018 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: Woody510

I've been thoroughly impressed. Especially coming from Corsair.

I have a second screen thus removing anything that the Arx software provides. However, it is a cool place to set the phone regardless!



posted on Jan, 27 2018 @ 09:54 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

The software is good for other things as well like setting up the macros and different mouse and keyboard setups. I know when I'm wanted in GTA V the F keys flash red and blue.




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