best budget gaming keyboards in 2024

Just like most other hardware out there, gaming keyboards come in a wide range of price points with different features, durability, and build quality. 


For the frugal gamers out there looking to still find a good quality keyboard we’ll introduce you to the best budget gaming keyboards in 2024.

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Best Budget Gaming Keyboard Overall

SteelSeries Apex 3 | $49.99

The SteelSeries Apex 3 is everything we want in a gaming keyboard with a modest price tag. Although it’s not the cheapest option on this list, we had to include the Apex 3 due to its sheer popularity and great features. The Apex 3 is good, we also mention it in our list of the best gaming keyboards.

For you messy gamers out there, the Apex 3 is Ip32 water resistant and offers a 10-zone RGB illumination. The switches are notoriously quiet that are guaranteed to last up to 20 million presses.

Don’t froget the premium magnetic wrist rest that helps provide support to your palms for extra ergonomics. Last but not least, the medicated multimedia controls setps the Apex 3 apart from some of the cheaper options on the list. 

Pros and Cons

  • Affordable Performance

  • Media Controls

  • Customizable RGB

  • Mid-priced

  • Membrane Keys

  • No Per-Key RGB

Best Full-Size Budget Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G413 | $55.00

Maybe you’re looking for a full-size, traditional gaming keyboard with a full numpad. Luckily, the Logitech G413 checks off this box at a very reasonable price.

Although the G413 is one of Logitech’s older models, the performance still holds up exceptionally well to modern gaming.  The low latency switches and responsive keys makes the G413 a great feeling keyboard to type on.

The G413 has USB passthrough and some media control buttons, but it doesn’t hold up to the modern RGB trend and has limited color customization.

Pros and Cons

  • Compact Design

  • Romer-G Switches

  • Very Durable Build

  • No numpad

  • No backlighting

  • Non-standard bottom row

Best Wireless Budget Gaming Keyboard

KLIM Chroma | $23.97

The KLIM Chroma wireless gaming keyboard is a full-size keyboard with insanely low repsonse time, solid membrane keys, and a great RGB backlight all for an affordable price.

Of course, when we’re talking about affordable keyboards they have to compromise somewhere. From reviews online, the KLIM feels somewhat “flimsy” as expected from keyboards in this price range. The features are great with low latency – very important for wireless keyboards.

Pros and Cons

  • Wireless

  • Full numbad

  • Solid RGB

  • Limited Switch Options

  • Feels somewhat "flimsy"

  • Membrane keys

We hope you enjoyed our list of the best budget gaming keyboards in 2024! When new releases come out we’ll be sure to update the list with newest keyboards. If you’re looking for other affordable accessories, check out our list of the best budget gaming mice and our list of the best budget gaming PC setup.

By Derek

Derek, a 28-year-old residing in Chicago, IL, is an avid video game enthusiast who has been immersed in the gaming world since his childhood. From the moment he laid hands on his first console, Derek's passion for video games ignited and has continued to burn brightly throughout his life.

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