Gaming Accessories. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-25-2008, 03:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
zedman3d's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,852
Default Gaming Accessories.

Hello. Im supposed to be getting a gaming pc for doing well at school for the past 10 years, although my family isnt very rich and i dont see how we have money for it, but im meant to be.

Anyway, some of my other relatives asked me what i wanted for christmas apart from more money, so i decided to ask for a Logitech G15 keyboard.

Now, i was wondering, is it over kill for a gaming keyboard? Its only $85 AUD.

Next, i wanted to get a mouse. The Logitech G5 is in my budget and i was wondering whether it was any good because it looks too big and bulgy for my hand.

Thank you.
BTW: Im a very unlucky person... but if this one time the universe and all things holy gives me a break, then this is the PC i will be getting:

Intel Corei7 920 2.66GHZ QUAD
Gigabyte GA-EX58-DS4
Thermaltake Toughpower 850W Modular
G.Skill NQ DDR3 PC3-12800 CL9 6GB Kit (3x2GB)
Gigabyte GTX260 OC (Core 216)
Samsung SpinPoint F1 1000GB
LG Retail Bluray/HDDVD Combo Drive
RED CCFL + Sound Sensitive Module
Coolermaster HAF 932

zedman3d is offline  
Old 11-25-2008, 05:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
I don't overclock
Fat.Clown's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: offline
Posts: 3,326
Default Re: Gaming Accessories.

IMHO gaming keyboards aren't all that

but sure is nice to look at
fancy buttons and cool blue leds

Fat.Clown is offline  
Old 11-25-2008, 01:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
Content Team
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 98
Default Re: Gaming Accessories.

Get a decent keyboard, there is nothing special about GAMING keyboards, just get one that is big enough for you to type comfortably on. and about the logitech g5 mouse, i have it and i absolutely love it
Processor: intel e8400 @ 3.71 ghz, OC'ing soon
RAM: 2x 2gb corsair ram
psu: 740 watt
graphics card: nvidia 8800 GTS 512mb
motherboard: gigabyte EP35-DS3P
santa is offline  
Old 11-25-2008, 02:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 45
Default Re: Gaming Accessories.

G5 is is good mouse, don't worry about the size because you eventually get used to it anyway.
Risensun is offline  
Old 11-25-2008, 02:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lord Techie
ricanflow's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Euless, Tx
Posts: 6,317
Default Re: Gaming Accessories.

The G5 is great.

Gaming keyboards are mainly looks, with some added stuff like light to see at night, and assignable keys.

If you dont wanna spend a lot but need a decent keyboard, look at the Eclipse series from saitek.
3DMARK06 = 20,341 (3.8GHZ)

P7350 | GTX 260M | 4GB DDR2 800 | 320GB HD | X-Fi | Vista 64

Folding Rig/File Server

M775 | E1200 | Foxconn P9657AB
| Dual 8800GT | Antec NeoHE 500 | Barracuda 80GB | Wintec Ampx

ricanflow is offline  
Old 11-25-2008, 03:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Manchester, england
Posts: 651
Default Re: Gaming Accessories.

whilst some keyboards have better response than other keyboards i dont think that justifies spending 85 AUD on a keyboard, like rican said, just get one of the cheap saitek's i heard there amazing.
lukas is offline  
Old 11-26-2008, 03:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
Bake a Pretty Cake!
Spit-wad's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 904
Default Re: Gaming Accessories.

100% agree with ricanflow's post

Also, if you've never used a high quality mousepad, you would be surprised at how nice they are. If you're strapped for cash, I'd get a nice mouse/keyboard before a mousepad, but I never realized how much difference a mousepad made until I got my SteelSeries.
Spit-wad is offline  
Old 11-26-2008, 05:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
zedman3d's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,852
Default Re: Gaming Accessories.

From what i can see that board costs the same as the G15 round my area.
zedman3d is offline  
Old 11-26-2008, 07:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,009
Default Re: Gaming Accessories.

See if you can find a cheap razer tarantula, great keyboard, i like it better then my saitek eclipse, feels better and is quieter...Some stores might have it on clearance
AP4LIFETN is offline  
Old 11-26-2008, 01:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 54
Default Re: Gaming Accessories.

I've got the wireless desktop set 7000 from microsoft and I LOVE it. Has a nice little wrist pad and everything

Valdeam is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Gaming PC - Help Pyrocide System Upgrades 13 09-20-2008 02:24 AM
Which gaming PC should I go with? Jadchor New Systems | Building and Buying 10 09-07-2008 11:53 AM
Help me choose Gaming PC fameb New Systems | Building and Buying 51 03-11-2008 03:47 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.