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This is the /mkg/ you have been looking for.

Buyer's Guide: http://pastebin.com/QJD7fSGU
Where to Buy: http://pastebin.com/8Yku80VL
FAQs: http://pastebin.com/M5w7QtKp
Switch Guide: Switches are subjective. Try a switch tester. Ignore all "switch guides".
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>>51499238
Anyone know of a tenkeyless mechanical keyboard that doesn't have the main controller in the yellow area of attached pic?
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I'm disappointed that this thread is no longer anchored by the best keyboard in the world, /g/
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>>51499255
is that what that little area of empty space is called? the main controller?
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>>51499255
I'm not really sure what you're asking but if you're looking for a keyboard with less empty space you could look into a 75% board like the keycool 84
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which switches are /mkg/
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>>51499608
No, it's like the "brain" or "hub" of the keyboard.
Pic related
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>>51499637
clears
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>>51499638
ah, I didn't know that. How do you know that's where it is?
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>>51499637
Greens.
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>>51499672
no clears
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>>51499671
Take it apart and look.
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>>51499690
You can be wrong.
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>>51499730
no u
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>>51499578

>those rubber buttons

So close to being perfect.

It would also be nice if it was smaller in size.

I saw someone is making a curved ergodox. Same thing as the Kinesis but way smaller.
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>>51499637

/mkg/ is seemingly split between clears/ergoclears and greens.

At least, those two have been the most vocal last few threads.
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>>51499255
Build one yourself anon and you can put the controller where ever you want, it only takes some beginner soldering.
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>>51499989
why is that guy jerking off over that keyboard anyway, it looks uncomfortable and having enter on your thumb seems retarded
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>>51499255
You can build your own...It really is very easy. I make custom boards. Make the "Main Controller" Where ever you want. You can make a board with keys for about $200 and it will be exactly to you.
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With Cherry MX Clears

did I do good?
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>>51500187
Yes. Clear masterrace
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>>51500187
yes
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>>51500187
Consider me jelly.
Shine 3 with browns here.
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>>51500011
Cherry MX Whites here. Depends on what you want. Buy a tester and feel the key you like. Man of the guys I work with have completely changed their minds after testing all of the switch options.
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Mx red masterrace
>wanting any impurities when you press down on a switch
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is there a way to get a 40% keyboard without soldering? and without the stupid planck layout?
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>>51500682
>MX reds
>Pure
Scratchy shit compared to actual good linears like gaterons.
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Suggest me a keyboard for office use that is silent enough not to commit career sudoku like this fat nerd in the "web dev" department that brought his IBM M and was told to keep it home after Jenny and Chad complained to manager Rob about the disturbing noise.
I tried some Mathias silent or something but I didnt like the feeling. Topre are nice but I am reluctant to spend the price of almost 4 lolita keyboard to buy one HHKB.
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>>51501029
>Topre are nice but I am reluctant to spend the price of almost 4 lolita keyboard to buy one HHKB
RF87 or 104 is a little cheaper.
Type Heaven is even cheaper.
Or a Novatouch.
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>>51501048
I'll consider some TKL novatouch and try to get one used and clean it up. Thanks anon.
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>>51500961
gaterons are just lubed up chink copies
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>>51500929
bump
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>>51501283
What kind of company decides to make a high quality 40% keyboard for a niche section of a niche market? Build your own you faggot.
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>>51499637
browns for typists
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>>51501202
Chink copies with a smoother plastic.

>>51501329
>Browns
>Ever
Love this meme.
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>>51501283
Terminus Mini
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Looking for a full size keyboard with a heavy aluminum case (either aftermarket or comes with it). I prefer dark gray or black in color. I'd also prefer mx green keys and I prefer not to have floating keys. (I saw a silver one on Massdrop, but it doesn't look very nice and the aluminum looks pretty thin.)

I don't mind if I'd have to solder it myself, just as long as it can be sourced from somewhere.

I've only seen this for specific Korean customs, and the ones I saw have strange screw protrusions around the keyboard case.

>Why do you want a full aluminum keyboard, anon?

I just like the material, especially when it's a sandblasted for a nice cool-to-the-touch matte finish. It's heavy, solid, and has a subtle sheen to it. I've been wanting something similar to the 60% aluminum case I got for my Pok3r that I use for my travel keyboard.
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>>51501329
>brown
only if you enjoy the feeling of sticking your fingers into shit
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>>51501344
>>51501334
Some of us dislike the godawful blue click and the actuation/release separation.
>taste
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How good is the support for mechanical keyboards on Linux? Is it basically plug and play like regular rubber dome keyboards?

I heard some stories about the Corsair ones, but I figure they have problems because it's gaymer shit.
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>>51501357
List of non-clicky tactile switches that are better than browns:
>Topre
>MX Clears
>Gateron/Zealio Purples
>Gateron Browns
>Any Tactile ALPS/Matias
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I own a corsair K70 and I've noticed that some of the rubber coating is coming off of the front side of the spacebar and on a couple of the keys. Are these eventually going to wear completely through? I heard that was an issue on k70s but I figured they'd have fixed it by now. It seemed like a quality mech.
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>>51501357
why are you recommending browns before clears? Its like you have shit and cake in front of you and thing how much you want to eat shit today.
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>>51501357
Well, clears have a more pronounced bump without the click. Likewise, greens have the click but don't have the actuation/release separation.

Browns are just very entry tier "I like to type, but I also like to game, happy-medium that really isn't good at anything." It's the most vanilla of all key colors and feels the most like a rubber dome (in how rubber domes have a silent bump midway in key travel, etc.)

Like you should really try out other key colors on a full-size keyboard with/without rubber o-rings to find out what you like most.

I like 2.5mm o-rings on green switches the most. Bottoming out is less than a meter after the click actuation, and I keep the click, while softening the bottoming out to a thud.

I used to be a brown guy too on my first keyboard.
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>>51501412
less than a millimeter*
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So if I im going to buy a qfr and don't want the annoying blues should I get the browns or the reds for mostly typing?
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>>51501438
Don't get a quickfire rapid, then if you don't want annoying blues. Or, get a keyswitch tester and a variety of o-ring sizes and try out blues with o-rings.

I would just get a tenkeyless Code Keyboard on Massdrop with clears or greens.
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>>51501462
but its 150 vs 80 with tax and shipping for the qfr is the quality really worth double the price of the qfr?
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>>51501574
Sounds like you only care about the price. If you just want a cheap mechanical and have a Fry's nearby:

slickdeals.net/f/8286833
$40 + tax for a full-size Cherry MX Blue keyboard
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>>51501636
I actully care about price divided by time or dollars per day. The question is if the code will last twice as long as the qfr
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>>51501343

You can get a Filco and then a custom aluminum case for it.

To be honest, the stock plastic Filco case is one of the most solid I have ever used.
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>>51501636
Dammmm that deal is great if only the keyboards didn't look like total ass. I mean how hard can it be to make something that looks like the standard flat black.
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>>51501412
>Likewise, greens have the click but don't have the actuation/release separation.

Why don't they? They are just blues with a stiffer spring.
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>>51501657
And my question to you is do you think the $80 QFR last twice as long as the $40 fullsize Logitech Cherry MX Blues?
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>>51501678
I would get it but I need a tkl or 60% because my desk is now too small after I got a new mouse and a larger mouse pad. Right now my keyboard is slightly tilted up on the right side because mouse pad.
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>>51501677
I'm mistaken, greens do have a separated actuation/release.

I tried to find proof for my claim, but found proof of the opposite:
http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/mechanical-keyboard-guide
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guise i bought my rzr blkwdw 2k14 for 70 usd, did i do good? (a year ago)

i like it
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>>51502089
looks really nice, good job anon
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I ordered this.

Did I do good?

Still not sure what switches I will assemble it with, but I got a numpad switch tester arriving soon.

Leaning towards greens from past experience, but I since I have only ever used unpowered switch testers this should give me a better feel.
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Ajazz ak33, 75%
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>>51502163
take some pictures of you removing the switches pls
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>>51501727

I was considering making custom gateron greens by putting stiffer springs in gateron blues, but I couldn't be fucked.

Plus that shit gets expensive fast.
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>>51502223


It doesn't come with switches.

That is just a prototype they used to show off final product in the group buy.
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Never got a response last thread--

>http://winkeyless.kr/product/bbb-acrylic-case/
Would Winkeyless's TKL case fit any appropriately sized board? I have a CODE 87-key.
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>>51502281

It is made for their own custom B.* boards.

No clue if it would work on Code. Probably not.
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>>51502252
so the drop is confirmed?
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>>51502362

Drop?

No, this is a GB on gh.

This is nothing more then a korean custom board with an odd nav cluster layout.
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>>51502375
oh sorry anon i thought that was the new chink thing with the hot-swappable switches
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>>51502390

This is the last I heard of that.

>https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/3tkmp1/photosreview_i_got_that_chinese_keyboard_with_the/cx78p7f

A few months at least.
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>>51502424
that's actually pretty exciting. looks like a good board for that price.
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>>51501367
I've got a code kb and it works fine on Linux. Haven't tried it hooked up through PS/2 but the media keys all work.
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Anyone ever order from corus-kb? Do they offer international shipping?
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>>51500011
Ergoclears is better than clears and zealios is better than both.
This Is final.
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>>51501397
kek.

Enjoy your non-standard layout now, faggot.
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Are reds better than blacks?

Been looking for an affordable keyboard and for some reason all that's available have blacks.
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Is there anything interesting I can do with mx browns?

I'm not a huge fan of the switch, but because they were babbies first switch I have a bit more than 100 mx brown switches on my hands.

Is there anything I can do with these things to make them unshit, other than selling them?
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>>51503792
They're lighter blacks
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>>51504206
Replace their springs with heavier ones, but at that point you're better off selling them to some goymer and get clears
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>>51502281
You would have to desolder and almost definetly your code pcb wouldnt fit anyway, better to just buy a pcb and some new switches and you have your first custom f4m
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>>5149925
is this some next level autismo?
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>>51500011
clears have become pretty mainstream. I remember when the were considered rare.Know they are chugged out like nothing.I want to get some greens,but because no one uses em they are always 26 bucks more.Dam those Jews!
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>>51506530

>26 more

You are getting screwed.

Last time I ordered switches they were the same as everything else.
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>>51503671
Yeah I know. But I kept hearing about how great these keyboards were so I bought into it, I guess time till tell.
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>>51506613
want clears 15.99!!!! extra
want greens 25.99 extra
suck are Jewish cocks

tell everyone to join mass drop!
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>>51505161
I already have a board with clears.

Is there some way to remove the tactile bump from browns? I'm curious to try out linears so I was thinking that I could maybe turn these into some kind of ghetto reds.
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>>51506765
>I guess time will tell
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>>51507149
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>>51507149
>>51507169
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>>51507149
>>51507169
>>51507178
Good gracious that looks horrible.

Well, at least you can replace the keycaps with those vortex doubleshot pbt+pom translucent keycaps.

Oh wait, you can't. Enjoy your nonstandard bottom row.
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>>51507403
Not looking good for me. If it gets to that I'll just have Corsair RMA it if it gets that bad.
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>>51507530
Get a refund if you can, and don't buy corsair again.
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Partly for recommendations, partly because I'm genuinely interested.

What keyboard will you be looking for on black friday?
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What are we meaning when we mean "non-standard" layout?
ANSI?
ISO?
Bottom row:
4 spacebar 3
3 spacebar 4
?
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>>51507590
Had it for a few months already so thats a no go. Why? I'm using the m45 mouse right now and I'm liking it quite a bit.
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>>51507178
You clearly are not strafing enough
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>>51507178
The keys on that keyboard actually have a different font so I'm going to assume that somewhere along the line they updated the model I have.
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does filco make the ninja majestouch boards with greens?
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>>51507783
The last picture is from a CM Storm Trigger. Different brand, but the same OEM as k70: Solid Year.
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Anyone here (from EU) who modified their mechanical keyboard with different switches? I have no experience with soldering, but it seems easy. Also were the hell do i buy switches in EU for a decent price and not have to wait a month ( like the ones from China ebay....)
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>>51507845
What kind of switches are you looking for?
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Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator with the bundled mouse, it's £30. Deal of The Year?
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>>51506323
I was worried this would be the case. Does anyone make cases that fit the CODE/WASD v2 board?
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>>51507914
I got reds at the moment, looking at blues mostly.
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>>51508313
Too bad, I have a full keyboard's worth of brown that I'm looking to get rid of.

Let me know if you'd be inclined to trade those reds for browns.
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>>51508562
I also have a (fullsized) brown switch keyboard, so i wont need another
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Anyone tried to order from http://falbatech.pl/?
Also is ergodox good, thinking about getting one on red or brown
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5JR3C16487

Should I? Need something for using my laptop when I have it sideways.
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Opinions on realforce keyboards?
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Dear anons. I just successfully confirmed that the tactility of a switch is decided by the spring it contains.

This means that people who fell for the brown switches meme can convert their switches to clears or linear switches simply by replacing their springs.

Thank you for your attention.
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>>51509973
Not completely true fag but for 25% yes
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>>51509973
You can't make a brown switch linear.
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>>51510036
I just did mate. Feel quite linear to me when comparing it with the other linear switches on this switch tester.

>>51510012
Explain further.
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>>51510060
While springe decides what "color" the switch is, the kind of plastic used and shape of switch stuff like that matters more than you mind think. It might be minor and only autist can tell the difference but its there

If you were talking about cherry that was 100% true
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>>51510156
>If you were talking about cherry that was 100% true
My apologies, I most certainly was.

Last I took apart a cream alps switch I also noticed a small metal leaf which didn't seem to serve any apparent function, presumably the tactile leaf I've read about.
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>>51510250
While not 100% but for a big part
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>>51510380
Well*
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>>51509616
with a laptop get something without F keys to save desk space
like a poker or v60
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What's the least shit keyboard for 10-20 bucks?
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>>51511644
the cheapest Logitech you can find at your local store.
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>>51511713
So K120
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>>51511732
probably
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>>51511738
Okay, thanks for answering
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i just joined the gb for the capless novatouch on massdrop but now they have a realforce with pbt spacebars
ive never had a topre board before so which is the better deal?
the novatouch is 130 and the realforce is 215 currently
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>>51512588
As far as I'm concerned, it depends on how dank you want your keycap set.
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>>51512632
i love good keys but if one feels better than the other and is worth the price id take it i guess
but i do have a few cherry key sets and if i wanted a key set for a strict topre board id have to buy that one that just came out on md and id end up spending 300+ on the realforce and keycap set instead of just 130 and putting some keys i have laying around
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>>51508562

What do you want for the browns?
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>>51512588
get the realforce

you will always ask yourself "i wonder what a genuine topre keyboard feelz like"
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>>51512666
The domes, housings, springs, and PCBs are all produced by Topre. As such, the feel of the switches themselves are identical, given similarly-weighted domes. I only have experience with the NT, but people say the RF case has a more solid construction. The RF caps are also much, much better than the default NT caps, but I guess that doesn't apply to you.
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>>51507699
Different sized caps on the bottom row
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>>51512891
I'll probably go to bed soon, so best send me an email at [email protected]

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Let's see, a set of brown on GONS keyboards is 66$ (cheapest I could find, if you find something cheaper for a new product I'll lower the price accordingly).

The browns have been daily for about half a year. Does 35$ (+shipping, I'm located in Switzerland) sound like a good price?

The browns are currently attached to the PCB and metal backplate of a cherry mx board 3.0 in ISO layout. If you're interested I'll throw that in together with the keycaps (DSA profile I think) for another 10$ or so.

If not, I'll just desolder the switches (got a vacuum desoldering station at hand) and send those to you.

The price is negotiable, so let me know if you think it's an unfair bargain.

I'd also be willing to trade for something if you have something interesting to offer (a set of switches, some keycap set or anything else interesting that's related to mechanical keyboards)

Sorry for the potato image quality, I'll send you some better pictures along with a timestamp by email.

Cheers
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>>51512951
Novatouch has genuine topre.
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>>51512951
>not getting a cherry keyboard for genuine cherry mx
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>>51509973
>confirmed that the tactility of a switch is decided
true, kinda
In fact its the oposite of what you think. The heavier the spring, the less you will feel the tactile bump. So, no, you cant turn a brown into a clear by just adding a heavier spring, the tactile bump would be even less pronounced.
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>>51513444
>you cant turn a brown into a clear
That in itself would be absolute heresy anyway, the only thing which browns may be turned into are even further inferior switches such as reds.
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>>51512996
caps dont matter because i was planning on switching them anyway
but if the only real difference between the two is better build quality ill just get the novatouch now and then get a realforce later if i like the feel
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>>51513653
The only other difference I would note is that the NT has noticeable upstroke clack. You can silence it yourself though, like I did.

The RF isn't silenced or anything, but the noise isn't as loud.
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The universal layout plate for the Compact SQ paired with Round 5a is giving me some seriously stupid ideas.
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>>51513761
yea i hear you can put some o rings in it
but if the sound isnt that bad ill probably just leave it. sound doesnt really bother me when it comes to keyboards, as long as the sound is pleasing. right now i have a kul with blacks and they are loud but its like a soothing sound so i dont mind
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>>51513998
>yea i hear you can put some o rings in it
I don't know where you heard that. It's upstroke noise.
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>>51514025
sorry i misread what you said. i just looked at some vids and it doesnt sound that bad but i saw one with a dampening mod on it and it sounds really nice so ill try that out
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>>51514050
Yeah, it's not like the noise is awful or anything, but it's a definite improvement to silence the thing.
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How'd I do?
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>>51514947
not bad, one of the better "le gamer" keyboards i'd say
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>>51515046
Agreed, Logitech generally makes pretty good quality stuff.
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>>51515046
I didn't want a gamer keyboard, but it was hard to pass up cheap cherry switches.
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>>51514947
Shitty keycaps, non-standard bottom row and dead leds, like all solidyear boards.

You did great.
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>>51512588
They have that drop up for Topre Skull Squadron now, so the keycaps thing may not be as big of a deal.
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>>51509239

I did a week ago.

Should be arriving today or tomorrow, will post about it when it arrives.
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>>51515592
the guy won't reply to my emails
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>>51513785

Fuck that looks good.

No idea what caps are going on my compact sq, but it will be months before I ever build it because I need to import switches first.
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>>51515901

I used the support thing on their site. They responded in a day or so.

They don't speak English. I got a machine response back. I had no idea it was a response at first it was so broken. I could puzzle my way through eventually though.
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>>51516063
Thanks I used the contact form now. Somehow I live in the same country so for once I may not get butt fucked (0 lube) by customs and shipping
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>>51516142

I didn't get any customs charges ordering from them oddly enough.

I have never gotten any custom charges so far (knock on wood).

If you can actually speak their language, it will probably help a lot.

They seemed pretty helpful and answered my questions pretty quick, even if it wasn't the most coherent response.

If what I ordered comes in a-ok I probably will order from them again.
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>>51499238

I really hope this shows up on massdrop. I don't wanna fuck with a Chinese langauge site.
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http://www.amazon.com/Nixeus-MK-BL15-Compact-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B00Z8E535U/ref=sr_1_49?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1448425919&sr=1-49&keywords=tenkeyless

Any reason I shouldn't? I want a tenkeyless with floating keys.
I never herd of Nixeus but you can see this is a rip of the Noppoo Lolita Spyder
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Where can I buy broken/defective keyboards?

I'm looking for just keyboard housings and plates.
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Anyone know of a good quality MX Blue Keyboard? Only switches I've ever really felt comfortable with.
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>>51516591
Filco Majestouch 2. Just werks.
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pst yfw you fell for the "brown are quiet blue's meme".
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>>51499238
KUL Master Race Reporting In
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>>51516899

Did the same thing.

Said fuck it and bought greens the next time.

Due to a different case (and due to bottoming out less), these greens are actually quieter.
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>>51516372
some guy on r/mk got it and said its decent.
of course he got it for like $30
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>>51517000

Got it through a middleman for around $60 total.

If you try to order from TaoBao it gives shipping as more than the board. Totals up around $50-60.

Their site is a bitch to use in Chinese though.
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>>51516899

I was told they were closest to buckling spring because they were the most precise tactile switch.

I got fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked.
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Thinking about getting a blue key Tesoro, thoughts?
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>>51516899
I wish I knew about clears earlier. Had to sell my newly bought browns because they don't accept returns in this third world country.
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>>51500011
Two great switches. I don't know which one I like more really. I'm happy to have both. Both are definitely better than browns and blues. And I played around for a minute on someone's keyboard... they had reds, didn't like 'em at all. But that's me. He has wrist issues and appreciates the light touch.

>>51503548
Zealios? What is that? I'll look it up I guess. Never even heard of it. I want to try matias click.

haven't tried Topre but I love buckling spring the most. Don't care if the case is big, I'd love a 60% buckling spring... what would that even look like? Or at least, I'd love a v60 style programmable layer on my buckling spring so I can use it like a 60%.
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just got pic related for $60. I wanted reds but so far I'm actually really happy with browns. I'm also really happy with how much more desk space I have.
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My keyboards:

Zenith Z-150 Green Alps
KBP V60 Matias Click w/ Dolch
IBM Model M
Cherry G80-11800 MX Clear swapped
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>>51517613
Whatcha writing?
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>>51517711
It's that stupid fucking railroad code from fallout. After I wrote it down I looked at and figured I could have guessed "railroad" without following all of the damn clues.
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What stores have display models of 60% mechanical keyboards I can demo? I want to get a feel for one before buying one.
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>>51517781
My local computer store has like one of each keyboard on display to demo different sizes and switches. If any store is going to have it, that's this store.

Look for a local computer store (not big box like best buy).
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How's this look? BF sale has it going for $50 down from $85 and the reviews are great, plus supposedly azio has really good customer service

http://www.amazon.com/Azio-Backlit-Mechanical-Keyboard-MGK1/dp/B00OBA6QYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448438068&sr=8-1&keywords=Azio
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>>51516470

It's called eBay.
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>>51516911
more like kuk master race
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>You guyz like my new keyboard :)

Thank you Micro Center, it feels great.

I just had to share it with all of you.
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>>51499238
Where's the cheapest place I can get a switch tester board from in the UK?

Not really looking to pay more than £10 inc delivery.

So far found;

http://www.cmstore.eu/parts-replacements/peripherals/mechanical-key-switch-tester-v2-free-shipping/ -- ~£14

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cherry-MX-Switch-Sampler/dp/B00I0VX4VS -- ~£16
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>>51519340
what you think on this?
http://ukkeycaps.bigcartel.com/product/switch-tester-sampler
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>>51519340

You want one with a pcb. Otherwise you can't know activation point.
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>>51519401
>Coming soon
Also no mention of delivery charges

>>51519468
So am I simply better of buying a standalone numpad or something else like that?
Are there any switch testers that connect as a midi controller, rather than a keyboard? (So i can make use of it later without needing to bind keys to stuff)
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>browns are quiet they said

these shits arent quiet
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>>51519535
hahahahaha
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>>51517755
lol wtf come on mane that was like the first code i tried

didnt even realize i had to listen to the clues on the manhole covers, i didnt give the game that much credit
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I just got Romer-G (G310) for half price, came from Cherry Red. What the fuck have I done.
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>>51519535
stop bottoming out and they will be
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Do you fingers get used to the increased pressure required to activate?

Noticing on clears after a bit of gaming my ring fingers started to hurt a bit.
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>>51499238
Where can I get ISO backlit compatible keycaps? Don't care if they are blank or not
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>>51519828
No. Thats why I did ergo-clears.

But clears are the only ones I really dont like, probably due to the increased resistence near the bottom. I have no problem with other heavy switches, like greens, alps, bs, etc. I think its due to the needed force on these is to go through the tactile bump, while on clears its near the bottom.
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I want this keyset, /g/.
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>>51520049
me too ;_;
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>>51520049
>>51520062

>http://pimpmykeyboard.com/sa-1976-keycap-set/
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>>51520096
>Out of Stock
i don't even own the keyboard i would put this set on anyway, so im not really in a hurry anyway :^)
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>>51519965
That's not great.

Don't really feel like soldering the pok3r and doing that.

Just gotta learn to not bottom out during gaming.
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>>51520120

They are backed up anyway. A few months for a restock.

Deep Space has been sold out since July at least.
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>>51519575
I got halfway down the trail before I realized that there were codes on the checkpoint. As soon as I wrote them all down and looked at it I was disappointed. I though that the code might be just that - a code. Not the fucking password that they set as "password".
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i've been having trouble deciding for a keyboard to buy and i'm looking for some advice
preferences:
Mx Clear / browns
Spanish layout
backlight
shipping to spain not very expensive
i can give up on the backlight or the spanish layout but i would prefer having them, i'm deciding betwin kul es-87 or some ducky shine
thx in advance
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>>51517577
>what would that even look like?
Pretty sure it'd look like this:

https://geek
hack.org/index.php?topic=73363.0

>>51520356
>A few months for a restock.
SA schedules are fucked, yo.

>>51520481
You definitely want to give up on the Spanish layout, and you probably want to give up on the backlighting (or at least adopt indifference).
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>>51515990
>I need to import switches first.
What will you be going with?
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>>51520495
>SA schedules are fucked, yo.

February at least, right?

>>51520506

Thinking greens again.

But I ordered a switchtester with PCB, only ever tried switches on display models, so figure I will give them all one more shot before I build this board.
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>>51520641
>February at least, right?
That's when Danger Zone is due. Then Troubled Minds is due in March.
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>>51520657

Shit, so backed up to April/May at least.

Hoping they have some restock planned in between these sets, but probably not, huh?
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>>51520695
>Signature Plastics
>Planning
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I'm considering changing to keyboard from a Logitech Wave and with my budget limitation, it's either a Tesoro Colada for A$119 or CM Storm Quickfire Ultimate (extra $10).

Would want to try blues. Which one to choose from those two? Thanks in advance.
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>>51520811
Both have a nonstandard bottom row and the QFU isn't costar-made, so there isn't a clear winner here. Unless you look at the fucking boards, as the Tesoro looks like vomit.
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This might be the wrong thread to ask this question but what is the difference between khali red and MX red switches?
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>>51520936
one is a knockoff. With cherry mx, you are guaranteed qc where as the khail switches may be perfect or they may not be. If you get the board with a warranty, then you'll probably be fine
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>>51520955
Ok thanks for the quick answer.
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>>51520984
NP. Think about it this way: the reputable (read: quality) boards are made with cherry (ducky, filco, cm, corsair, etc.) and the cheap boards are made with khail (noppoo, razer, etc.)
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>>51521017
ok i'll remember that thanks again
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>>51520049
NUCLEAR

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