Corsair Vengeance K65 Cherry MX Red Gaming Mechanical Keyboard £57.23 FREE delivery @ebuyer.com
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Corsair Vengeance K65 Cherry MX Red Gaming Mechanical Keyboard £57.23 FREE delivery @ebuyer.com

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Found 19th Mar 2014
Been keeping an eye out for one of these on offer and finally

gunmetal anodized aluminum
Cherry MX Red mechanical switches
45g Actuation Force
2mm to actuation and 4mm to bottom
Rated to 50 million operations
Gold contacts
Up to 1000 Hz USB report rate
Selectable 8ms, 4ms, 2ms, 1ms and BIOS mode
Aluminum unibody construction for increased strength, durability and rigidity
Dedicated volume control keys
MUTE, VOLUME UP, VOLUME DOWN
Windows Lock key for uninterrupted game play
Product Dimensions: 356 x 166 x 37mm
Product Weight: 863g

37 Comments

This would so annoy my house m8.

*click click click click*

Think I should buy it.

Wow, this keyboard looks great. If it's like a k60 without the numpad is a win... numpads should have gone long time ago from gaming keyboards, they use space and are mostly useless

I really like this keyboard but it is missing something that is quite essential... Backlit keys!!

Voted hot for the price, since it seems to be the cheapest available right now

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Original Poster

Yep can get with numberpad and backlit but that Corsair cost £110 last I looked, this will do me fine i'm sure.

eldaras

numpads should have gone long time ago from gaming keyboards, they use … numpads should have gone long time ago from gaming keyboards, they use space and are mostly useless



More keys on a gaming keyboard is a bad thing? Since when??

A gaming keyboard without backlit keys is, well, just a keyboard..

Original Poster

A gaming keyboard to me has to have option to disable the windows key and linear mechanical switches, which this fits my requirements, I have used mechanical keyboard for a few months now and I would never go back to rubber membrane even if it was backlit with macros, I have no need for them for gaming, thats just me, you may want/need macros and numberpad for the games you play.

Would have bought it if it was backlit.

US layout looking at picture, although most sites have US layout pictures for these corsair keyboards so may/should be UK layout
Edited by: "r0ckets" 19th Mar 2014

Thanks op, ordered. Been looking at the Corsair keyboards for a while and was holding out for a price drop on the K95 but realised that the numpad really is annoying when I'm gaming. Not sure about the lack of palmrest though but shall have to see. Goodbye rubber dome POS keyboard!

r0ckets

US layout looking at picture, although most sites have US layout pictures … US layout looking at picture, although most sites have US layout pictures for these corsair keyboards so may/should be UK layout



I recently got my CM Storm QFR and the pic was US but kbd is UK.

Worth noting the QFR apparently is made by the same OEM as Filco keyboards are so build ought to be better than anything Corsair can do. F-keys are spaced better too.

eldaras

Wow, this keyboard looks great. If it's like a k60 without the numpad is … Wow, this keyboard looks great. If it's like a k60 without the numpad is a win... numpads should have gone long time ago from gaming keyboards, they use space and are mostly useless



ARMA 3 would like a word with you.

MitchellT

This would so annoy my house m8.*click click click click*



Actually they're Cherry Red keys, so they don't click.

Browns click softly, Blues click loudly, and Red and Black don't click.

I don't understand the whole hype around "gaming keyboards". Don't get me wrong I love mechanical keyboards but any keyboard that isn't awful is going to be good enough for gaming.
The slightly reduced travel times of MX reds are not going to make anywhere near a significant difference for gaming, just get the switch that you'll like the most.

Other than that this is a great chance to get a mech for not a lot of money.

Great price, heated. I have the K95 with MX Red and haven't been disappointed...apart from the noisier keys!

I tend to try and use it only for gaming, that way I'm not waking up the entire street with my early morning typing

Optimus_Toaster

I don't understand the whole hype around "gaming keyboards". Don't get me … I don't understand the whole hype around "gaming keyboards". Don't get me wrong I love mechanical keyboards but any keyboard that isn't awful is going to be good enough for gaming.The slightly reduced travel times of MX reds are not going to make anywhere near a significant difference for gaming, just get the switch that you'll like the most.Other than that this is a great chance to get a mech for not a lot of money.



I don't get the hype either, other than playing FPS and other games that have basic back, forth and strafing in combination with mouse control any other game you are much better off with a gamepad.

I don't understand the difference between a normal keyboard and a mechanical one?

Using a g15 ATM , would I notice much difference?

People like the look of this? Look horrible to me, was debating getting one but went with a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate instead. Reviews are not overly that great for it but its pretty dam amazing.

CookieMunzta

ARMA 3 would like a word with you.



Upz, you're right. I haven't used on of the advanced communication mods in a long while.

wild_quinine

Actually they're Cherry Red keys, so they don't click. Browns click … Actually they're Cherry Red keys, so they don't click. Browns click softly, Blues click loudly, and Red and Black don't click.



I wouldn't know, I'm still using the standard keyboards, the plain old boring ones.

Err, £60 for a keyboard that has a nice click? Am I missing something here? Looks like an 80's one. Is that the appeal? Are they gonna be selling monochrome monitors for a fortune next?

makkax1

Err, £60 for a keyboard that has a nice click? Am I missing something … Err, £60 for a keyboard that has a nice click? Am I missing something here? Looks like an 80's one. Is that the appeal? Are they gonna be selling monochrome monitors for a fortune next?



It's not the click (audible click anyway). This keyboard actually uses cherry red switches which don't give any audible feedback.

Mechanical keyboards have physical switches instead of the little rubber pressure pads (forget the technical term) used by standard keyboards which gives much more responsive experience when pressing the keys. The build quality on these keyboards is a lot higher than standard too.

I know it probably sounds silly to pay this much money for something that does the same job as something that costs ten times less, but when you are working with computers 9 to 5 or use your computer for anything on a regular basis, you're going to rack up the key-presses.

The above message alone involved 693 keypresses. You wouldn't expect a chef to use a sharp knife or a tennis player to use a £5 racket, so why should we use a cruddy keyboard?

By the way, check out this link for the differences in switch types: mechanicalkeyboards.com/faq…nce

cicobuff

I don't get the hype either, other than playing FPS and other games that … I don't get the hype either, other than playing FPS and other games that have basic back, forth and strafing in combination with mouse control any other game you are much better off with a gamepad.



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wild_quinine

Actually they're Cherry Red keys, so they don't click. Browns click … Actually they're Cherry Red keys, so they don't click. Browns click softly, Blues click loudly, and Red and Black don't click.



FYI - Blue Cherry MX's are the only ones with a true mechanical click to them, all the others don't have this 'feature' at all. Any noise that comes from them, is made by the stop-point at the end of the travel...(I work for Cherry :-) )

Got this keyboard recently, (not this cheap!) and I am loving it so far. Took a while to get used to it, but I literally never used the keypad in my entire life and it's nice to have that extra space freed up for the mousemat. It's very satisfying to use, much moreso than a non-mechanical keyboard.

decent price and cherry reds or browns are probably the best for late night gaming. I'm holding of for the new rgb cherry switches that corsair/cherry will be bringing out this "fall". Shame this doesn't have illumination otherwise I would have considered buying it.

Original Poster

robin13867

FYI - Blue Cherry MX's are the only ones with a true mechanical click to … FYI - Blue Cherry MX's are the only ones with a true mechanical click to them, all the others don't have this 'feature' at all. Any noise that comes from them, is made by the stop-point at the end of the travel...(I work for Cherry :-) )



Eh you work for cherry? have they not told you about the cherry mx green switches yet? they also have audible click on mid press but a higher actuation force similar to mx blacks in pressure, granted they are not common but have been around for quite a long time.

After using mechanical boards you really would hate going back to rubber dome membrane for those have not tried could always go to Currys and have a type on one of their over priced ones

IMHO mechanical keyboards are some of the best money you can spend on a PC if you type a fair bit… I tried a pre-production K60 at a trade show with the reds installed and really liked the feel, the chassis was very solid and didn’t rattle like some other implementations do. I use a cherry red as my primary (Rosewill US layout), I’ve been looking to get as close to the old Mac classic keyboard feel of the mid 80’s; those were really nice type on.
For gaming use - some people think that the red switches are too light and they maintain that you really need cherry black (much higher force) for that. I have quite a few mechanical keyboards – cherry red, brown, black, IBM buckling spring, Topre realforce and an alps switching unit and some 3rd party Zalman based thing I just bought. In my experience I really think that for gaming the sure feel of the keystroke and the weight is more useful than the force weighting; the travel of the mechanical switches is usually greater than membrane or scissor switch keys too, this will be a personal preference for gaming.
I think the #1 advantage is to improve typing feel generally; that’s the only reason I get them, I feel less irritation and can high much higher speeds with mechanical keys; and the boss can hear you for miles away so it sounds like you’re really really busy.

Tibag



You can't tell me you would prefer playing games like Mortal Kombat Komplete, Tomb Raider etc with a keyboard, you might as well go back to playing Manic Miner on a ZX Spectrum.

cicobuff

You can't tell me you would prefer playing games like Mortal Kombat … You can't tell me you would prefer playing games like Mortal Kombat Komplete, Tomb Raider etc with a keyboard, you might as well go back to playing Manic Miner on a ZX Spectrum.



Most PC players won't use a keyboard for fighting games. You can use pretty much any 360/PS3 fightstick with a PC (I use a PS3 Hori FS3 Pro)

As for Tomb Raider, in my experience TPS' handle better with KB&M than with a controller. It's just easier to aim.

Umm, it's £69.88 when I look.. maybe the good price isn't available anymore

Pyronoid

Most PC players won't use a keyboard for fighting games. You can use … Most PC players won't use a keyboard for fighting games. You can use pretty much any 360/PS3 fightstick with a PC (I use a PS3 Hori FS3 Pro)As for Tomb Raider, in my experience TPS' handle better with KB&M than with a controller. It's just easier to aim.



Precisely why I do not understand why people bang on about gaming keyboards, other than for FPS use a game controller is much better....I have tried Tomb Raider with keyboard and its crap. WS AD, cursor keys and programmeable macros for suitable titles, then everything else is better played with a gamepad.

cicobuff

Precisely why I do not understand why people bang on about gaming … Precisely why I do not understand why people bang on about gaming keyboards, other than for FPS use a game controller is much better....I have tried Tomb Raider with keyboard and its crap. WS AD, cursor keys and programmeable macros for suitable titles, then everything else is better played with a gamepad.



More responsiveness which helps for both typing and gaming (reduced errors in keypresses), a wide variety of Cherry switches for various purposes, better feedback from your keys, and greater durability. Gamepads are best suited for platformers - pretty much every other genre has a more suitable input method (fightsticks, steering wheels, M&KB and flightsticks, for example)

Doesn't really matter anymore since this deal seems to have expired so even with it's great advantages it's not much of a "deal"!

eldaras

Upz, you're right. I haven't used on of the advanced communication mods … Upz, you're right. I haven't used on of the advanced communication mods in a long while.



I couldn't live without my sweet FOV button.

Was gonna purchase but now expired...

Pyronoid

More responsiveness which helps for both typing and gaming (reduced … More responsiveness which helps for both typing and gaming (reduced errors in keypresses), a wide variety of Cherry switches for various purposes, better feedback from your keys, and greater durability. Gamepads are best suited for platformers - pretty much every other genre has a more suitable input method (fightsticks, steering wheels, M&KB and flightsticks, for example)Doesn't really matter anymore since this deal seems to have expired so even with it's great advantages it's not much of a "deal"!



Still does not make sense unless you intend using this for typing as well, surely the majority of PC gamers would be better off purchasing a mechanical gaming keypad instead, further limiting wrong key presses.

SaturnSymbolism2012

Eh you work for cherry? have they not told you about the cherry mx green … Eh you work for cherry? have they not told you about the cherry mx green switches yet? they also have audible click on mid press but a higher actuation force similar to mx blacks in pressure, granted they are not common but have been around for quite a long time. After using mechanical boards you really would hate going back to rubber dome membrane for those have not tried could always go to Currys and have a type on one of their over priced ones



Yes, Greens too, but greens were designed for space-bar mechanisms only initially and have found their way into full keyboards for some odd reason. The only reason for not mentioning them is that they're not common in mainstream keyboards - certainly from a Cherry perspective, we don't manufacture one keyboard now with a green switch inside, space-bar or not...
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