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Leave it to Razer to create both the most over-the-top and expensive keyboard on this list -- as well as the most impressive, bang-for-your-buck entry. At under $60, the Cynosa Chroma is far too solid a gaming keyboard for anyone to ignore.
With macro options, key re-bindings, and anti-ghosting technology, this mechanical easily holds its own with the big boys. Add in truly brilliant lighting customization and you've got something really special for those of us who are into gaming on a budget. Oh, and it's spill-resistant, meaning less stress if your marathon gaming sessions require the occasional caffeinated beverage.