AdviceBudget Mechanical Keyboard?Posted:

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I recently got a monitor as a gift and I now need a keyboard, however I only have a £30 budget.

Requirements : It must be English layout, or american.
It must be mechanical.
It needs to have backlighting ( preferably rainbow or a range of several colours).
It should be black.

Basically what I want is a cheaper version of the corsair K55, substituting on build quality and the wrist rest (if you can find one with a nice wrist rest please tell me, otherwise I can pick one up seperately).
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I use the Corsair Raptor K30 i've had it for a few years now and i honestly can't say anything bad to it.

Here's a link just incase you are interested
K30 Keyboard
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Decy wroteI use the Corsair Raptor K30 i've had it for a few years now and i honestly can't say anything bad to it.

That's not mechanical.

OP - The K55 is not mechanical either. £30 is not enough for a decent mechanical keyboard. In fact, you'll be hard pressed even finding shitty mech keyboards with that budget, with the likes of Kailh switches.

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£40 for a nice keyboard with MX Blue switches. No backlighting, but your budget is very low already and this is over budget. If you want backlighting, and a decent mech keyboard, you need to spend the premium.
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Red LEDs, no RGB. MX Speed switches though, and the K70 is basically king of keyboards IMO(I love mine, MX Blues here though).

If you really want RGB and mechanical;
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MX Brown switches. Not quite as good a keyboard as the K70, but still a good keyboard. Keep in mind this is a TKL though.
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Thanks! Just what I was looking for.
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