It's uhhh, complicated :^)
I use one of these, have the joystick mapped to WASD for movement, and the keys where WASD would normally be are mapped to arrow keys. Reload is on a mouse button cause I tried it once and I really liked it so I stuck with it. It helps that my mouse has 10 extra buttons P:
Looks like it's a kumara reddragon keyboard: https://www.amazon.com/Redragon-KUMARA-Backlit-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B016MAK38U
It's a cheap mechanical keyboard, but it works great for the cost. If you don't have a mechanical keyboard this is a great place to start. I have been using mine for about 6 months and it's awesome.
Edit: I was wrong. That is a hyperx keyboard. Probably the alloy fps pro.
This is my goto recommendation for anyone wanting to dip their toe into mech keyboards without breaking the bank.
Has so many extras that other manufacturers charge for.
Doubleshot PBT caps
Per key assignable RGB (must download their software for free, software isn't terrible)
NO solder hot swappable (Outemu) switches and yes you CAN mix and match blue, brown, red, etc.
Comes with 4 extra switches in the box
Throw in some Pudding Caps / still on sale for $18 and this keyboard looks DOPE AF.
Razer Tartarus V2: 32 Progammable Keys - Detachable Palm Rest - Razer Mecha-Membrane Mid-Height Keys - Gaming Keypad https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07754PYFK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8UCpCbYJSA743- he uses this numpad.
Alright ladies and gents, this is a pretty good deal. Cherry MX Brown, full-size completely standard 108 key layout, and RGB. No PBT Keycaps, but that's OK at this price point. The Cooler Master software is light and easy to use, or you don't have to use it and you can use the keyboards shortcuts to do the same thing.
I personally purchased this on Massdrop for $75 shipped, which was a killer deal, but this is a good price for Amazon.
I'm using the HyperX Pudding-style PBT doubleshot keycaps on mine, and they work and look great.
This is a fantastic keyboard, whether it's your first or fifth. Very solidly built, sleek, and reliable. Not too much of a gamer aesthetic.
Make sure you clip the 5% coupon for an additional $5 off, bringing it down to $94.99 in checkout.
The keyboard is the Ducky One 2 Mini w/ brown switches found here : https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=4322
The keycaps are Hyper X's "Pudding" double shot PBT keycaps which I got on Amazon HyperX Double Shot PBT Keycaps -... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JDVG4RQ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Easy, just stop searching for Corsair
Looks like they wanted to have their own font and branding on the space bar.
May I recommend these bad boys for it
HyperX Pudding Keycaps - Double Shot PBT Keycap Set with Translucent Layer, for Mechanical Keyboards, Full 104 Key Set, OEM Profile, English (US) Layout - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087QTWCTQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_tvBbGbAERS0NJ
They’re from Amazon.
HK Gaming Dye Sublimation Keycaps - Cherry Profile - Thick PBT Keysets for Mechanical Keyboard (139 Keys, Chalk) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08156NG7K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_Uu8UFbHNTREXE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
If you're going to be out of commission for a considerable time, you should consider getting a gaming keypad. They're roughly $80-200 (depends on the model) but they have a ton of keys on them and a joystick for movement.
Amazon link to a Razer one for the curious:
Yes, I used rubber dome for years, and a mech was my last end game upgrade.
Did it make me better no, but it did make me more consistent and get rid of the times I'd mess my counter step up and my first bullet would be inaccurate . Also I can easily work out on peeks widening a step at a time much more efficiently with tighter movement. Same with shoulder peeking to draw out awp shots.
If your wanting to try one pout you can get a brand called red dragon for 30-40 on amazon. Im using one, put some rubber o-ring under it and it feels great.
There is also a full keyed one for a little more. Idk how long it will hold up, but it's recommended a few places as a good entry level on to try out mechs.
Have you seen the razer Tartarus gaming keyboard? After switching from the standard keyboard, I have much less finger strain and my hand is able to stay in a much more neutral position while playing. Not sure if it suits your needs, but figured I’d share!
they are the HyperX pudding keycaps: https://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Pudding-Keycaps-Translucent-Mechanical/dp/B087QTWCTQ
They don't include the media buttons, so I left the numpad stock as well. I do enjoy the way everything to the right of the arrow keys looks different and almost as it has been tacked on later.
Ayyyy classic K95 bros ✊🏽
Looks good to me! I bought these HyperX keycaps for like 15 bucks last year and they fit perfectly on this keyboard
edit: except for the spacebar, windows keys and the menu key, I left the OG corsair ones on those
I use a razer Gamepad and use the bartender addon to match my on-screen action bar layout to the layout of the keys.
I find it so much easier to identify what my keys are and use the joystick for sidestep and forward/back movement. I would not be able to play wow without it and keep a spare handy.
As far as losing your target, I quickly get overwhelmed when keeping track while fighting multiple mobs. I set me main target health bar to be a fair bit larger than the other mobs in the group and always use a Personal spotlight to keep track of myself when playing melee.
Keep in mind that you don't have to be a an amazing player to enjoy the game either.
Five Bucks more on Amazon gets you a brand new one.
I feel pretty weird about used peripherals personally, same goes with console controllers.
You can get one with chinese switches on amazon for REALLY cheap
it's not the best, but the quality is still 1000000X better than a regular keyboard
I'm using a CM Storm QuickFire (cherry mx reds, purchased about 3 yrs ago) https://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C but it looks like Amazon isn't selling it/its out of stock or something. Also doesn't work on my Corsair K70 Mk.2 (cherry mx blues) if that helps any!
Mem-Chanical meaning not mechanical. You can get a Reddragon Kumara K552 for much much cheaper
45 on Amazon with coupon
40 on CC
Redragon on sale for $23.99 on Amazon
Red Dragon Full size with their own brown switches (cherry MX clone)
This should be pretty good for what you're looking for... it'll be hard to find that big of a hot-swap board at that price range.
Where would a good place be to search for a new mechanical keyboard using filters? For instance I know I want an 100% Keyboard with a compact layout, Aluminum backing, Cherry Blues or similar switches, and I would like RGB but its not a requirement.
I basically want This but with better key switches in it so I don't have to buy a whole extra set of switches and hope nothing goes wrong when swapping them out. The best way I've found so far is just throwing in words into Amazon or Google till I find something but it hasn't been working to well so far.
Yes, just that. It's nearly impossible to find a single set with sculpted keycaps that work with the K2's nonstandard layout.
Going for an unsculpted set means you don't have to worry about the gradient which increases the compatibility. No worrying about the R1 End key for instance.
The keys most to look out for are: 1.75u R-shift / R1 end / R2 home / R4 page up / R3 page down / 1u R-ctrl / 1u R-alt / R4 generic to replace the light key
For example this one is missing the 1u R-ctrl / 1u R-Alt / R1 End / R2 Home. Looking at the 75% keycaps sets will typically have a few keys missing as well.
Couple of questions:
Are these worth double the price of these Redragons
If I am not in a rush, should I wait until BF for something better?
Probably something cheap with blue switches, like the Redragon K552. There are clickier switches, but for more money
Yeah, that's U.S. pricing.
Canadian conversion would be $48, but it's currently listed for $59.99 on Amazon.ca.
That being said, the Seer is better and around the same price in Canada (once it comes back in stock) if you're ok with 60%.
Budget sub $50 CAD wired mechanical keyboard in Canada, you're probably looking at Redragon primarily.
edit: For example, $43.99 CAD after coupon.
1.) take the money you are going to spend on that internal HDD and the external HDD and get you a "large as you can afford" internal SSD. I'd look at either a 1TB or (2) 500GB. Maybe something like this.
2.) Dont waste your money on that keyboard, if you are building a 'red' build, go to amazon and look at the 'red dragon' keyboards.
3.) also, stay away from off brands, IMO. It ain't worth the savings if you have to RMA the part. Mainly looking at the RAM you chose, but the SSD falls in that category also. read reviews. If there are only 2 reviews for something, I personally wouldn't trust it.
I just got a Redragon K556 off Amazon and couldn't be happier. Full aluminum case (that feels awesome btw). On board memory and completely programmable through the keyboard, but comes with software which I appreciated. Completely modular plug and play switches. Fits any 3 pin cherry mx or knockoff. Tested myself with Cherrys and comes with Outemu browns. You'll have to grab "LED"/"RGB" versions of Gateron or Outemu switches off ebay though if you wan't the LED's to shine through. Cherry doesn't seem to make a shine through switch that I could find. I got these on the way. You'll notice the slit on the bottom that lets the light shine through from behind the switch.
I didn't really want a logo on my board, but at least its a cool looking dragon and not a written name. And for only $60 it left me a lot of extra cash left over for the switches I wanted and ordering some custom caps.
There are some mech cloneboards on Amazon that'll go as low as the high $20s or $30s, but in the wild (like reddit) you might find a set of keycaps for $20 shipped....