What is the opinion of Reddit about the
GIGABYTE Mechanical Cherry Red Keyboard (GK-Force K83 RED)?

A total of 18 reviews of this product on Reddit.

2 points

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18th Jul 2018

I would get a mechanical keyboard, they can be found on amazon for very cheap nowadays, like under $40. They don’t have backlighting, but that’s okay. I would go with red switches for silence, and blue switches for a better feel and sound. https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mechanical-GK-FORCE-K83-RED/dp/B01BMJ0Y4O/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1531935491&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=red+switch+mechanical+keyboard&dpPl=1&dpID=41XdHzFV9sL&ref=plSrch

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30th Aug 2018

https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mechanical-GK-FORCE-K83-RED/dp/B01BMJ0Y4O
Than replace the keycaps if you feel they’re bad
Literally the only reason I know about this keyboard because it’s one of the cheapest sold in my country, and Amazon price didn’t dissapoint

1 point

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2nd Oct 2021

Yep! Go for the cheap stuff first to see if you like it. I got this one a while back for only $40- https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-Mechanical-Keyboard-K83-RED/dp/B01BMJ0Y4O , but it may not be available anymore. This is a good one if you just want a cheap, basic keyboard with no lights/media keys.

And you’re also right about NEVER GOING BACK!! I got a G810 out of salvage, repaired the one broken key, and found I LOVED IT!! The next time I touched a membrane keyboard, it was revolting! Have since graduated to Cherry reds and learned the Romer G keys on the G810 are too mushy for my tastes now. But do experiment and see what you like if you’re thinking of taking the plunge. It’s a great rabbit hole to go down.

1 point

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24th Aug 2018

i found a really good Gigabyte keyboard on amazon,you can buy it if you dont care about lightning and that stuff,it costs 40$ and it comes in red switches or blue switches (cherry mx) link: Gigabyte GK FORCE K83 RED

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11th Oct 2018

Hi,

Don’t know if you’re still looking for one but the Gigabyte K83 is an excellent keyboard. It comes with cherry reds and there’s no backlighting of any kind but if you don’t mind that, you can get it for as low as 2.4k (nehru place, new delhi) and it’s currently available on amazon for 3.4k. It was my first board and is highly recommended.

1 point

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18th Nov 2018

If MX Red switches are fine for you, and you want something super cheap for the office, you could go with this https://www.amazon.ca/GIGABYTE-Mechanical-GK-FORCE-K83-RED/dp/B01BMJ0Y4O/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1542506245&sr=8-4&keywords=mechanical+keyboard for under $50 and just throw a PBT keycap set on it. That’s what I did for my work keyboard – granted I only go in the office 1 day a week typically and work from home the rest, and it feels decent enough.

1 point

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2nd Jul 2018

I would check /r/buildapcsales often. Recently monoprice was selling open box keyboards for a very low price.

It depends on your budget and needs. There’s a Corsair keyboard which I’ll find on Amazon that is pretty barebones but is quality.

Edit: it’s actually a gigabyte but it’s a full keyboard without any RGB. https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mechanical-GK-FORCE-K83-RED/dp/B01BMJ0Y4O/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530549101&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=gigabyte+red&dpPl=1&dpID=41XdHzFV9sL&ref=plSrch

there are a ton of keyboards out there but red (linear) switches are generally more expensive/harder to find. If you start looking, be aware of “mechanical-feel” keyboards and similar Not-Mechanical brandings. r/mechanicalkeyboards is also a good resource.

1 point

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23rd May 2018

so uh, thoughts on it? I wanna pick it up but I don’t know if I should get these browns or this cherry mx red one for $4 more

https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mechanical-GK-FORCE-K83-RED/dp/B01BMJ0Y4O/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1527096849&sr=8-4&keywords=cherry+mx+red+keyboard

also this is coming up to $37.99, not sure if error or not

1 point

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8th Dec 2016

You are absolutely right, I clicked and posted the wrong board. I was originally looking at this one, https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mechanical-GK-FORCE-K83-RED/dp/B01BMJ0Y4O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481185505&sr=8-1&keywords=gigabyte+mechanical+keyboard , but I noticed the one he was looking at was RGB, so I clicked the RGB Gigabyte board which as you corrected me, doesnt have Cherry Switches.

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16th Aug 2016

This is more my style of keyboard. No backlight, so… not quite “red”. Cherry Red switch, so high quality, and relatively quiet (compared to blue switches at least), and aesthetically, I think it’s less gauche and isn’t so loud in how “gamerfied” it is. Which is an aesthetic i’ve grown to hate over the years. (OH COOL! MY MOUSE HAS FLAMES ON THE SIDE! It’s Totttaaalllly Grungified!)

2 points

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6th Jun 2018

Here are some decent priced cherry red boards, none are RGB though. I think you can find knock-off rgb black boards pretty cheap though on amazon if you’re down that.

Zalman Zm-K700m with cherry reds($49.99 sold by third party shipped by newegg, think normalized price is like $10 more): https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIABY76PJ6141&cm_re=keyboard-_-23-306-007-_-Product

REFURBED Corsair Strafe w/ reds ($48.51 sold and shipped by newegg): https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823816114&cm_re=keyboard-_-23-816-114-_-Product

Gigabyte GK-FORCE K83 RED($38.73): https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mechanical-GK-FORCE-K83-RED/dp/B01BMJ0Y4O/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1528263673&sr=1-3&keywords=cherry+red

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24th Dec 2018

Everything is mostly fine but Ryzen builds benefit from faster RAM speeds. Isn’t 500GB SSD and 4TB HDD storage excessive? Maybe it would be a good idea to cut down on storage a bit and get 3000MHz RAM.

And that keyboard is definitely overpriced and Romer-G isn’t that good of a switch anyway,

get this one with linear cherry MX red switches or this one with tactile outemu brown switches (similar to the one you chose). Either way you end up paying much less for mostly the similar product, only no RGB.

1 point

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8th Oct 2018

Right now that KB is $39.24 on Amazon in the US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BMJ0Y4O

1 point

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8th Sep 2018

Get Ryzen 5 1600 instead of i5. I’d recommend this Gigabyte K83 keyboard. It doesn’t have RGB but is mechanical (Cherry MX Red acc. to the product listing).

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4th Jul 2018

I just came across some things on Amazon today actually. These are both under $40. First one is Cherry mx red switches, no lighting, full 104 key keyboard.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BMJ0Y4O/?coliid=I2TPMZ5CJUCYG6&colid=O6M89RM60SO5&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

This one is a tenkeyless, with some lighting, brown switches which aren’t really specified what brand. There is also a wireless option with no lighting.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS8YTYX/?coliid=IK4ZV4DNYOJDB&colid=O6M89RM60SO5&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1

There are plenty of other sizes and options on amazon to look through as well.