What Muse, Keyboard and Mousepad in Miscellaneous Hardware Posted August 22, 2010 · Report reply I prefer Logitech for peripherals myself and was until just a week ago using a 2 year old G11 keyboard. My best advice is to go down to a local electronics store and try out a few if you can then find it cheaper online if you don't mind the wait. Currently I am stuck using a beige monster KB from a Compaq while I wait for my Gigabyte GK-K6800 to show up. I chose this keyboard for 2 reasons, it was black and had a wheel for volume control. Again try some out before settling on a particular model or brand. Maybe you have a friend or co-worker with a good keyboard you can try. My brother uses a pretty simple KB himself, which came with a friends Alienware machine and looks remarkably like this http://www.petrastechshop.com/loinprokebl.html. I found that extra buttons on keyboards don't always go over too well in the heat of battle, but to each his own. As for a mouse I use a G5 currently and I also recommend the G9. I can also recommend Microsoft mice because I have a few that are quite comfortable and function well. Another thing to think about, as well as something else I am waiting to receive in the mail, is a gamepad. I ordered a Logitech G13 because it looked comfortable and the brand was right of course. There are a few other options out there, but none seem to fit my needs so I passed on them. I won't say that one is a necessity for gaming (I have no idea if I will even like mine) its merely just a thought. A last thought would be to buy wired peripherals for reliability and that my past experience with wireless mice and keyboards has been abysmal. Good luck in your search!