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This is a thread about mechanical keyboards

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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first for big penis thrusting into my tight anus
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thinking about trading in my pok3r for a TKL layout..

60 percent makes my hands feel cramped at times.
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>>51565679
How much for the pok3r?
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>>51565679
>>51565764
interested? throw me an offer.

It's brand new, and comes with a set of blank keycaps along with the originals.

I still have all the original packaging as well.
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Looking for a budget mechanical keyboard with least resistance possible. From what i've read it seems that either red or black is the way to go (don't know much about green).
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>>51565987
>budget mechanical keyboard with least resistance possible
Then you should go for a rubberdome.
I've used rubberdome lighter than reds.
Your other choice would be some light Topre but it is nothing close to "budget".
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What do you think of mine /g/ rainbowwwww
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>>51566221
You have 3 ded led's
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>>51566265
u stupid lel
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I want to buy a mechanical keyboard for Black Friday/ Cyber Monday. Which one should I buy?
>Medium to Small size
>White LED
>Under 100?
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>>51565580
>1995+20 still using mechanical and rubber domes,and not using the superior laser switch
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I see some people in here mentioning how they have 3 or 4 different mechanical keyboards all in the budget to average range ($80-120). Why not just get one nice one instead? Do you guys just like to have one in each location (work, home, etc)?
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>>51566390

Filco keyboards are only ~$100 here.

Not really anything better if I am not interested in ricing, so why spend more?
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>>51566357
qfr-i
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>>51566505
Well I'm not really talking about people with just one ~$100 keyboard, just the ones with like 3+ of them. That being said, more expensive keyboards can be nice for their full programability.
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>>51566390
Is this a custom keyboard? This looks really nice and I want to buy this.
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Little bro wants a mechanical.He wants to get corsair k95 and just wont listen to me without providing him a solid keyboard.
wat do.he wants reds and macro keys and full
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>>51566904
Fuck him. Qfr
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>>51565987
>>51566181
That's actually gateron clears which are 35g linear switches

If you're willing to scour taobao you can easily find sub-$50 mech boards with cherry clones. Of course you shouldn't expect superb QC and backlighting that lasts more than a month, gaterons themselves are pretty good quality for a chink knockoff and reportedly smoother than cherry mx
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>>51565967
i actually am very interested. 90 bucks? I have a tkl quickfire rapid if youd be down to trade with some cash on my end
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>>51566829
Well, you can't.
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>>51566904
Show him this

His precious macro keys and some others are rubberdomes :^)
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is the tex yoda ever coming back?
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>>51567679
I wish more keyboards of different layouts had the clitmouse with proper 3 buttons
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>>51565679
>>51567597
Forgot to ask, which switches?
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I should have never bought the KC60 off massdrop. Completely shit:
- most of the keys are not consistent, some are mushy some are fine, absolutely ruins it for typing or playing games when some keys work just fine and then you hit a couple that are noticeably mushy, worse than a fucking rubberdome
- randomly the fucking thing starts typing the wrong keys, ex: q = 0, k = g, etc, reconnecting it fixes it temporarily

I should have just spent $120 on a Leopold and called it a day, rather than 3 fucking months on a shitty keyboard put together by chinese children.
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>>51567856
>most of the keys are not consistent
What switches?
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>>51567889
Gateron blues. The ones that work feel nice, but the ones that don't feel awful and don't even sound remotely the same as the ones that work properly.
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>>51567905
Even Cherry blues have some inconsistency, though not to the extent you describe. I think the whole click collar is a weird mechanism.
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>>51567856
>trusting chinkboards
>bitching when they fuck up
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>>51567934
All I know is the fucking $65 Das Keyboard II I picked up off ebay feels way better and is consistent across the entire keyboard. If I can find another on ebay for a similar price I'm ditching this pos.
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>>51567955
What did Massdrop say?
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>>51567967
I never contacted.
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>>51566829
Yup, its a KMAC2
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>>51567978
Does that not seem like a rational thing to do?
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>>51568031
No, because there's nothing functionally wrong with it, it's just a piece of shit. Might send it the way of my old leopold and break it with a hammer.
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>>51568044
Pretty sure that >>51567856 describes two different problems.
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>>51567746
me too anon, me too.

at the recommendation of another guy from mkg, i ordered this in pic.

it's a rubberdome tenkeyless with a trackpoint and 3 mouse buttons. called ibm spacesaver ii. more specifically rt3200.

maybe in the next few months ill mod a mechanical keyboard with a trackpoint from an old thinkpad laptop.
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Looking to get my first mech keyboard, but the only one I tried before was some display corsair so do you guys recommend buying one of the switch testers for 15 or just diving into one based off reviews?
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>>51568250
Go to your local electronics store and try out some boards first. See which switches you like.
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>>51568261
Only place around me really is best buy where I tried the display corsair and they also had some razer one as well. Kinda slim pickings for specialty stores in my area.
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>>51567679

>is the tex yoda ever coming back?

Yea, right after we get another ergodox drop.
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>>51567746
You can get scissor switch keyboards with trackpoints.
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>>51568297
my ducky shine 3 is literally resting over my X220's keyboard
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>>51567755
They're blues.
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>>51568309
kek
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>>51568325
Do you have an email address I can reach you at?
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Will sound dampeners (o-rings etc) make the keyboard feel worse? I've never used any before.
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What are some good black PBT's to slap on my Kul es 87?
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>>51568606
Some people don't mind, but I dislike them.

>>51568637
There should be some thick ones on geekkeys.
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went to frys to try out switches. khalils feel like shit. they feel like typing into shit.
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>>51566390
i got a kul which is like 130 and after this im getting a novatouch and then a 60% in cherry and topre switches so maybe like 4 boards
then i want one like that, like a nice custom board like the tgr jane
that shit was nice, i wish i couldve gotten one
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are there any good wireless mech kb yet?
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>>51568955
Varmilo VB87M
Filco Minila
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IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR A TRANSLUCENT WINDOWS KEYCAP FOR MY CODE KEYBOARD

I could get the vortex keycaps but I don't want it to just say "win", I want the actual symbol.
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>>51568955

Filco Minila Air
Filco Majestouch Convertible 2
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>>51569052
> Filco Majestouch Convertible 2

basically want this tenkeyless, thank you
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>>51565580
My dad started working with computers back in the 80s and has expressed nostalgia for the IBM Model M, so I was thinking of getting him a Unicomp Ultra-Classic USB. He's said that NKRO is not an issue for him, and they're going on sale on Monday.

On a scale of yes to no, how good of an idea is this?
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>>51565679
alright does filco make boards with greens? if not im just pulling the trigger on blues.
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Is the KUL white MX clear keyboard really sold out everywhere? I really want it.
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>>51569077

Convertible 2 came out recently.

They haven't made a TKL in awhile, maybe we get a new revision soon?

>>51569103

No greens, just blues.

Can filco switches be opened without soldering?

If so, you could easily change springs.
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>>51569091
They're everything a model M is except appearance
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Where to get a replacement case for a CMStorm QFR? The default rubber one is collecting dust and dark stains which are a bitch to constantly clean with IPA
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>>51569234
You're in luck!

>http://www.cmstore-usa.com/quickfire-rapid-replacement-top-panel/
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Is there such a thing as a mech with a left-side numpad? I used my mouse left-handed for a while and the shorter reach distance was glorious. Tenkeyless is not really an option for me.
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>>51569474
No, you just use an external numpad.

> I used my mouse left-handed
But it makes more sense to have the numpad on the opposite side of the mouse, so a right numpad should be best.
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>>51569499
"for a while". I don't do that anymore. The task then becomes actually finding a mechanical numpad.

I really wish most boards available around didn't have such janky designs. RK has the most ass font possible. CM boards are full of ugly branded keys. Razer is razer. I'm almost about to buy another Das.
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>>51568454
[email protected]
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>>51569499
>But it makes more sense to have the numpad on the opposite side of the mouse, so a right numpad should be best.

But then I can't use WASD and the numpad at the same thime.
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>>51568281
Get the tester. I was nearly ready to order clears but ended up liking greens much more after trying them.

Though i guess it depends on how much you're planning on spending. If you want an expensive board a tester is worth it to make sure you really like the switches.
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>>51569546
But why would you be using WASD and numpad at the same time?
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>>51569474

No.

Make one.
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>>51569552
>almost ordered clears
jesus christ you dodged a bullet senpai
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>>51569536
Just sent you an email
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>>51569561
What's wrong with clears? I was planning on my first mechanical keyboard having clear switches.
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>>51569534
>CM boards are full of ugly branded keys.
What, you don't replace your caps?
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>>51565987
Gatheron 35g or any linear cherry (red/black) with **custom** springs.
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>>51569578
Nothing, they're the only non-clicky tactile cherry switch worth getting other than the really obscure ones.
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>>51569556
If he's a gaymer it makes sense if he want extra macro keys with the added function of a numpad

Otherwise it's also convenient for those who do data entry and have to click around a lot (assuming right handed) or the numpad shortcuts
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>>51569612
Which is exactly why I want them!
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>>51569612
>>51569625
theyre shit though
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>>51569635
thx
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>>51569641
np
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senpai i want a good white programmable backlit mechanical keyboard. what do?
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Make way make way -- best switch coming through!!!
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>>51569696

Woops, you posted an image of a red instead of a green.

Lemme fix that for you.
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Does anyone here have experience and opinions on Kailh Blue switches? I have a friend offering to sell me a keyboard on the cheap. He says they're quite nice, and I trust his opinion to be his actual thoughts on the keyboard. But I'm wondering if they're worth spending my money on.

Keyboard is a rosewill rgb80 and I'll be upgrading from a failing Logitech g110.

(This will be my first mechanical btw)
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>>51569721
I have Kailh Blue switches in a Keycool 84. It has PBT keycaps so that will alter my experience with them.

I like the feel of them more than Cherry MX Blues. Cherry MX Blues are so crispy. It also helps that Kailh Blue switches are slightly hevier than your average Cherry MX Blues.

With that said, there is one key (the Fn button) has the same tactile feeling, but doesn't make the clicky sound. I cannot say whether this is the result of the Kailh switches, or a reflection of Keycool's quality control.
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>>51565580
looking for a keyboard (qwertz) that does not have the metallic reverb when you release the switches a bit quicker or hit them with slightly more force. think that effect is referred to as filco ping?

I had a LK30 and my ears were to sensitive as it had said metallic/tinny reverb.
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>>51569696
>>51569716
No
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>>51570015
haha!!!!
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>>51570015
Also can someone fix the black frame at the end of this gif, it's annoying.
Or webm it.
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>>51570015
Nice rubber domes.
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>>51569403
Well I am unfortunately a SEAmonkey and it seems they don't ship here from that website
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>>51566390
I want this exact keyboard
pls
pls
link?
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>>51570015
i want to put my willy on that rubber dome
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>>51570441
scavenge geekhack classifieds
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>>51570441
expect to pay at the very very least $400 used
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>>51570015
>>51570240
I think I fixed it
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>>51570533
FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
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>>51570600
its a set of like 20 handcrafted boards from some korean or some shit
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>>51570542

Make it run in reverse after it finishes, so instead of resetting, he keeps pressing and the stick comes off the screen.
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>>51570533
>>51570622

It is a very boring and generic looking TKL.

Why is it so expensive?
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>>51570674
hand crafted and extremely good quality
probably reprogrammable and some other shit i guess
its a board for collectors and people with lots of money
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>>51570674
Exclusivity
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>>51570622

>wanting korean junk
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>>51567602
>>51568025
If it looks so nice why don't they try to sell it?
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I just bought an Asus Strix as per >>51571802

did I really fuck up?
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>>51572322
yes
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>>51572441
care to elaborate?
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Never had a mechanical keyboard, using a stock hp one.

This any good? Any for similar price?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201085&_ga=1.137897718.792661384.1448255986
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>>51572510
The bottom row is nonstandard, so you'll have trouble replacing those keycaps.

Aside from which, gaymen shit is generally shunned around here since it very often has bad quality control and sub-par build quality and you can very often do better for the price.

Aside from which, that thing is ugly as shit.
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>>51572978
so actually nothing wrong with it expect that it doesn't suit your taste
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>>51572978
>The bottom row is nonstandard, so you'll have trouble replacing those keycaps.

>Aside from which, gaymen shit is generally shunned around here since it very often has bad quality control and sub-par build quality and you can very often do better for the price.

Clearly you can't read when the issue isn't 'just' about taste
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>>51573124
>replacing those keycaps
why would I replace keycaps? I never had to do so on any keyboard
>gaymen shit is shunned
ordering online was not an option and just saying "muh gaymen stuff is crap" is 100% subjective
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>>51573181
>why would I replace keycaps?
Because one of the beautiful things about mechanical keyboards is that you can actually replace the keycaps.

Want some nice thick PBT instead of thin ABS? Get a different keycap set.

Want a different keycap profile?
Get a different keycap set.

Want to change the looks of your keyboard just because?
Get a different keycap set.

A nonstandard bottom row eliminates a large amount of sets since they often don't make special bottom row modifiers just to accommodate for those people who were stupid enough to buy something with a non-standard bottom row. You buy a mechanical, but limit yourself from a whole lot of aftermarket keycap sets just because you bought something with a non-standard bottom row. You do nothing but shoot yourself in the foot like that.

>and just saying "muh gaymen stuff is crap" is 100% subjective
Build quality isn't subjective anon. You may be lucky with that asus keyboard and it may actually have proper build quality, but both razer and corsair shit out keyboards which are known for having issues with build quality and quality control. I don't know if the same applies to ROG peripherals, but I wouldn't be all to surprised if you get dead LEDs and dead switches within a few months.

That being said, you'll probably be quite happy with your keyboard. What you are reading here are the opinions of enthusiasts who are far more into this than you are. It's like asking a group of audiophiles if you did good in purchasing a set of logitech speakers. The answer is no, but that doesn't mean that you will not be satisfied with it, it's just that you are asking people with entirely different standards.
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>>51573181
Granted keycaps would be a matter of taste, although it would be wise to know most backlit keyboards come with ABS plastic keycaps which start to shine and become smooth after a while, and PBT plastic has a more solid feel and texture. For a product which entire experience heavily relies on feel, keycaps would be a consideration

Having poor ass QC is another issue especially on gaymen boards which usually contain LEDs that love to die out really fast and sometime have unresponsive switches. Gaymen boards rely on flashy rice and attractive prices to sell, and QC suffers for it.
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>>51573320
>>51573341
I guess learn and live, I'll just throw it in the trash if it dies after the one year warranty. Anyways it was more of an impulsive buy and obviously only mech keyboards available were gaymen stuff.
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>>51573411
>I'll just throw it in the trash if it dies after the one year warranty
In the even that this happens, get a soldering iron and desolder the switches. You can still sell those.
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>>51573421
thanks for the advice I'll keep that in mind. anyways I'm not going to lose sleep over a $100 purchase.
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Reminder that all Cherry MX switches are memes.
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>>51573633
>there's only three options and nothing else

That's nice anon but I'll just stick with my mx clears.
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>>51573633
>implying premium rubber domes aren't the memeiest of all
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>>51567663
Yeah,i told him that lol.
I told him to just get a 2nd pad option but hes being a faggot about "not wanting another thing that slips"
total douche atm
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>>51568102
Pretty sure that was me, hope you like it
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>>51573943
at least I have mx blues for the macro keys ;^)
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>>51573994
>those DESIGNATED runes
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>>51573994
W- Why is the logo worn off already?
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>>51573994
board?
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>>51574031
Thai not currynigger retard
>>51574036
it's not worn off, I just had disabled the lightning
>>51574046
Asus Strix Tactic Pro
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>>51574105
>Thai
God dammit anon. Should've grabbed a ducky from the local factory.
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>>51574105
A-are you a ladyboi by any chance :3
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>>51574105
>mfw no reds
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Going to buy the Corsair Strafe RGB, should I go cherry red or silent red?

Cherry red is on sale for £100, and silent is £140
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>>51574150
neither
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>>51574150
>cvcksair

lmao enjoy them dead LEDs kid
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>>51574137
>red
>no clicky
why would I want that
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why do people like these ugly pieces of sin?
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>>51574131
no but there are plenty around if you enjoy that. you can try thaifriendly or some other dating site.
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>>51574178
Because the only clicky worth getting is buckling spring
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>>51574178
Dont like clicky
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>>51566904
>>51573943
just get him a k30, kid won't be able to tell the diff
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>>51573943

Then fucking let him waste his money. It's not your problem that he wants to buy a piece of shit. Let him learn his lesson.
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>>51574203
Lol you would know, you fucking gay homo
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>>51574340
>projecting this much
>>>/lgbt/
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>>51574385
>redditfrogging this much
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>>51569944
Sorry for the late reply. I appreciate the input! After sleeping on it and considering what you said, I'm thinking that I'm gonna go ahead and take the keyboard. I forgot to mention that I'm only paying $40 for it so it really is a great price. Thank you!
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>>51569721
>>51569944
>>51574498
kailh cannot into QC so be prepared to get a new board
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>>51570816
The group that designed it is no longer around.
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>>51574202
- Artisans in general are collectible
- New shitters see experienced shitters collecting them and want to be part of the cool kids' club
- People who don't use Vim have no respect for the escape key
- Nostalgia for those who saw transformers as a kid
- There is absolutely no accounting for taste
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Oh, look. It's the latest in artisan keycaps! Only $50.
...
..
.

What is it?
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New to mechanical keyboards, should I get the Poker 3? Like the minimalistic design

Also mainly for typing/gaming, should I go red or brown?
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>>51575201
Do you want a 60%? Have you tried either of those switches?
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>>51575231

wut and no, haven't tried a mechanical keyboard since early school years
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>>51575201
Anything but browns

In fact if you're going for a pok3r you could get clears instead
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>>51575248
Then how do you know you want one? Go out and try that shit, nigga,
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>>51574840
They're not that bad, quit memeing.
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Is it hard to find mac keycaps? I want a nice cheap TKL with a minimal design and mx blues
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>>51576566
http://www.amazon.com/Coolermaster-SGK-4000-GKCL1-US-Storm-QuickFire-Rapid/dp/B0068INSUM

Replace the caps with whatever you like.
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>>51576501
Just get a Model F 122-key, then you can change the layout to something that doesn't blow (e.g. ANSI) and remap the keys however you want.
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>>51575168
Not disagreeing with you, but
>shitters

You talk like a fag.
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>>51578584
I apologise for not using insults of which you approve. What should I use next time, master?
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I bought a set of vortex pbt backlit through Amazon, and I got two Ys and no TS. Should I go to corus-kb.com or Amazon to cry?
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>>51565580
anyone here order off taobao? I want to get a varmilo mx green,but i dont understand what the 3 packages actually are
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>>51579720
Probably Corus.
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My early Christmas present for myself.
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>>51574202

There are some neat artisans, but those are just BAD.
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>>51579982
>backlit
nice meme
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>>51579982
i-its beautiful
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So when the FUCK is Unicomp finally releasing their SSK?
It has been like a year since they said we just need to "be patient an wait for a couple more months". How the fuck do they not understand that they are literally sitting on piles of money? How can one company try so hard not to make a fuckton of profit?
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>>51579982
What's so great about these Ducky boards? Look pretty generic to me.
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>>51581252
Entry-level enthusiast boards.

>>51580723
April first.
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your task is to choose for me a good looking keyboard with a decent pricetag
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>>51581452
I don't know what appeals your sense of aesthetics, nor do I know what you can afford.
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>>51581477
150€ budged, i would like to see some colors but no black plastic shit nor razer tier stuff
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>>51581416
They released a statement later that said it was not actually april first and it was just a really unfortunate timing. For a while there they seemed to be actually making something, but then all the news about it just stopped.
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What's the cheapest usable TKL and where can I get specific keys (nordic) without buying a whole set?
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>>51579982
Why are white boards so much cheaper then black. I'd get a white one but if they are anything like white shirts i'd dump coffee on it instantly
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>>51581515
So you don't want your board to be made of plastic?
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>>51581582
not black plastic
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>>51581611
And what switches?
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>>51581633
my knownledge on switches is limited, but i mostly program, if thats useful
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>>51581660
It isn't. You need to try out some switches to at least get an idea. Order a switch tester if you have no electronics stores you can check out boards at in europa.

Everyone has an idea of what the "best" switches are, but it's pretty subjective.
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>>51581660
Probly blues,black
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>>51581660
Sounds like you'd be the perfect candidate for Red or Brown switches.
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>>51581660
Do you actually like the feel of rubberdomes?
If yes:
Brown or Clear (heavier)
Do you rather like it typewriterish:
Blue (about as heavy as a rubberdome)/Green or even White
Do you dislike a tactile bump?
Red (lighter than your average rubberdome)/Black (heavier)

If you still don't know, get a switchtester, like >>51581692 stated.
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clackclackclackclackclackclackclack
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White or green cherry switches /mkg/?
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>>51582625
I got both (V60 White, Ducky Mini YOTH Green)
White switches are nice, but you got to be aware, that they are way heavier than greens.
Whites are about as heavy as greys, while greens are about as heavy as blacks.
Also white switches don't feel all the same. Some click more than others. While a lot of people dislike it, I actually don't mind.
I wouldn't get a MX White as daily driver, but sometimes it is pretty neat to use, since they feel and sound really different than other Cherry switches.
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>>51582819
what about for gaymen?
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>>51583331
There really isn't much difference in most games.
If you play OSU! both are pretty shit imo., but stuff like CS, BF, LoL, AC or something like SC2, works with both switches.
That whole "Switch A is for X" is total bullshit and everybody using these categories has no idea what he's talking about.
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I need a good sized keyboard with a trackball on it in a convenient location like the Model m5-1. I also need it to be under $30.

Any suggestions?
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>>51566390
name were to buy it ?
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>>51583771
Good luck you probably won't find any rubberdome for that price, let alone a mechanical
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What's a good compact or tenkeyless board with a $100 budget? I'm looking for something durable and preferably not flashy.
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>>51584035
ducky zero
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>>51584035
Also, is the CM Quickfire a meme board, or well built for the price? I have trouble trusting deals that appear too good when I'm looking for quality.
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>>51584218
not meme
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Any downside to a Corsair k70 besides "muh lights" ?
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>>51584551
it feels like shit

shit keycaps

over priced
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>>51584551
Non standard bottom row
Overpriced for what is offered
feels cheap
>muh gaymen macros
You dont need them
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>>51584643
>>51584613
What's a good cherry brown that has media keys and volume control then ? Don't give a shit about macros but need my controls for on the fly tunes.
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>>51584727
>browns

Das keyboards I think, they're expensive but pretty high quality
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>>51584727
>media keys and volume control
Any good board doesn't have this, or has them on a function layer.
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>>51584727
Get a head set that has them then.Its quite common,even on the best quality ones.
Why do you need more then play/pause,vol+/vol-.
Make a playlist and gg
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>>51584834
>Headset
>Sound quality

pick one
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>>51584869
headset
headphone
interchangeable
Givin current context.
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>>51575261
>Anything but browns

What's wrong with browns for gaming ?
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>>51585394
mushy
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>>51585394
>getting browns for anything

Worst switch
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>>51570533
>expect to pay at the very very least $400 used
>$400

Maybe for a KMAC1, but KMAC2 boards go for $500+ these days.
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>>51573690
i think it's a joke

>>51585513
>>51585505
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Are leopold keyboards a meme?
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>>51586778
Everything is a meme.
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Reds masterrace reporting in
inb4 use a shit chink Gateron
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>>51586800
Use a great chink gateron.
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lol wut
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/keyboard-waffle-iron
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>>51587248
I actually bought that
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>>51586800

>pretty much 2016
>still using any MX besides Gateron

Might as well just cut off your fingertips.
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Currently using a K95 with reds and it's pretty shit, half the led are ded too.

How is topres? Need something more tacticle/ergnomic but still useable for gaems, nothing autistics that wants ultra rapid clicking though.

Considering Ergodox also since that will supposedly be good for my wrists/fingers.
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>>51587833

I got an ergodox a few months ago.

Certainly takes time to get used to the ortholinear layout, but it is pretty nice.

I am currently writing my 50 page thesis and have consderably less wrist/finger pain than I had before.

Wish I could find a wooden plate like the one in your picture though.
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>>51587972
The wooden plate is aesthetic as fuck.

Main thing I need to do is make my arms drape over the mouse/keyboard.
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>>51587972
what's your thesis on
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>>51588140

tl;dr - work and identity.

If you know any good sources/texts lemme know.
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>>51588189
is that sociology/cultural studies or something? wish you the best with that anyway.
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So I know this is mechanical keyboard general, but are there any good rubberdomes out there that don't feel like shit?

I currently have a keyboard with MX Reds, and they have far too much noise, especially when I'm on Skype or some other voice chat. So are there any silent mechanicals out there, and failing that, are there any proper rubberdomes or other keyboards that would be good for typing and playing games and such?

I value the feel of knowing that I pressed something, so I don't want a completely mushy keyboard. I've heard that butterfly switches are alright, but I don't know if that's limited to Apple stuff (mostly anyway)
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>>51588498
>So I know this is mechanical keyboard general, but are there any good rubberdomes out there that don't feel like shit?
Topre
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i bought a Razer Black Widow at walmart tonight to see what all the buzz is about with these mechanical keyboards.

i'll be returning it today.

best buy has the logitech g710+ for $65 though so i might try it out.
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>>51588580
Surely there has to be some? And I suppose they don't even have to be rubberdome, just as long as they're quiet. That's really all I want. I'm not alone in this house and I'd rather not annoy everyone with my typing constantly.

As I said, butterfly switches are apparently alright, but probably limited to laptops mostly. I also feel like getting one of the quiet MX switches would still be a bit too loud, and very mushy. So that only really leaves me with keyboards that are either rubberdome, or don't have a whole lot of travel. But I'm no expert, so that's why I'm asking you guys.
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>>51565580
Are there decent keyboards with reliable, colored LEDs? (Looking for orange, but I could go red if all the multi-color ones suck.) Preferably under $150, but I welcome whatever info. The sticky lists some with options, but there are mixed reviews depending on ones with multiple color options.
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>>51588498
This is the best rubber dome keyboard I used.
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>>51588663
My response was serious. You want Topre.
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>>51588777
Yes, I noticed it now. I thought Topre was some weird abbreviation of "top kek". But it turns out it's an actual thing.

So thank you for that suggestion, I need to look into it, friend. And my apologies.
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>>51588828
Bro, what
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>>51588863
I basically thought you were memeing me. I honestly didn't know Topre was a type of switch, so I just assumed you were making fun of me.

On that note, do you have any recommendations for Topre keyboards? Seems to be a pretty scarce selection.
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>>51588889
You could just get a Realforce and call it a day.
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Got this in today, QuickFire XT with browns for a poor fag. Already like it much more than my Filco with blacks.
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>>51566390

I'm addicted to many different switch types. This wouldn't work.
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does anyone know about pic related?
its cheap and says it comes with "Qutemu blue Switches"
http://www.amazon.de/dp/B0114LDRKI

i want blue switches but i guess i'll go with the noppoo choc mini's gateron switches instead
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just bought this one, my first mechanical keyboard. is it ok? I saw a corsair just like this one, is the corsair better?
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>>51589598

No. Yours has a standardized key layout/size.
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Are there any TKL keyboards with MX blues and nordic ISO layout for about $115?
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>>51589736
I mean the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid-I does all that, but I don't want to pay for LEDs that are going to die on me within a year.
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>>51589816

You can just turn the LEDs off.

Like who the fuck wants LEDs anyways

>using a mechanical keyboard
>can't even type well enough to use it without looking at keys
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>>51589848
I don't need or want LEDs the problem is that I don't want to pay more for a feature that doesn't work and I don't want or need.
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>>51589894
if it's cheaper than boards without the feature I don't see the problem.
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>>51588889
Topre is even louder than reds. Dunno why that fucker recommended then.
Get a matias quiet linear/click switch. Those are actually as silent as some rubberdomes, still louder than silent RDs though
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>>51589729
This. The Corsair shit is overpriced and has a non-standard layout (utterly autistic). Feel the glory of your PBT's when the time comes for you to get new caps, or if you just decide to get them.
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>>51584551
>>51566904
k70 and k95 are fine as long as you like shitty drivers and don't mind your keyboard not working for 30 seconds after boot.
pick again, anon.
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>>51589520

Can gateron blues be convrted to a sort of ghetto green switch?
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What do u guys think about my cherry mx red kb
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>>51588751
even better if you can find the IBM model of that one.
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>>51590335
bulls... yeah its true.
i hate its red until you log in.
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Between Deck Hassium (no backlit) and Tesoro Colada, which one would be a better choice?
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What's your thoughts on the Corsair Strafe keyboards? Are they still prone to LED failure?
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>>51591626

>non-standard bottom row
dropped
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>>51587833
I use a Topre 55g as my board at home.

It is much more tactile than I expected - much more pronounced hump than MX brown or blue.

It took me a little bit to get used to the heavier switch since I was using MXred before, but I love it.

I have no problems at all playing games with it, although it would probably not be ideal for really fast tapping.
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Anyone got any experience with the G701 black? Its going for 39.99 on Bestbuy's eBay page.
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Pok3r with browns, blinded cat edition. I'm thinking of getting the VA68M off Massdrop, but the price is kinda high...
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Opinion on this keyboard? Also Outemu blacks and blues (never heard of them) https://www.massdrop.com/buy/e-element-rgb-keyboard?mode=guest_open
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>>51589598
Model?
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>>51593965
MGK1
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>>51593640

I wouldn't pay that much for a no name KB using no name switches, given they usually have spotty QC.
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>>51588663
Get some orings.Takes away most of the compression noise
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>>51592982
I too want to know this, and its 49.99, not 39.99, friend.
I have read that the caps can be very hit or miss, but I mean, for 49.99 you can just buy a new set of key caps.
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>>51595087
Are we talking about the G710 or G710+?
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>>51595130
G710
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Only real keyboard to get.
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>>51595158
Okay, well, a couple things:

1) I don't know why >>51592982 called it "black". It comes with blue switches.
2) The non-standard bottom row means you have literally one option for aftermarket caps, and it's not exactly the best
3) It's fuck-ugly and huge.
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>>51595087
For 50 bucks it is a great keyboard and you should probably get it.
Non-standard bottom row sucks, but if you need a fullsize keyboard it is a good mk for starters. You can probably sell it afterwards with profit, if you don't like your kb anymore.
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>>51595247
Is there an issue with the size? The keyboard I have right now is huge and thats fine with me.
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>>51595456
It's an ergonomic and aesthetic one.
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>>51595483
Yeah I tead that the wrist test is kinda shit, but its 50 dollars. I've seen way more expensive keyboatds that don't have a rest, so w/e
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>>51596094
Yeah, wrist rests are pretty unergonomic if you use them for their namesake while typing.
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>>51596094
Fuck google's cellphone keys jesus. It makes me sound like a god damn mong.
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>>51593087
nice cat
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>>51595202

Hey, demik.
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I honestly can't tell keyboards apart and they all feel pretty shit after using this thing. The model m comes kinda close but is only a pale imitation of the real deal.
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>>51596805
Noice dude
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>>51596805
>>51596854
The interior is also pure sex. I wish I could find one of the teletype terminal models. It needs to be hooked to a computer. Still the best word processor asis though.
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>His keyboard can't even hold his coffee
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>>51597080
How could IBM fuck up so bad going from >>51596805 to >>51597080? Was black too sexy for the 80s? At least they still had functionality in mind to keep your coffee further away from your ashtray.
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>>51597162
white was cheaper to produce.
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just built this beauty
20hrs :o
whattya think/
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>>51597080
Speaking of which, pencil holders are fine too.
This one is White ALPS clickety clack and coiled cable goodness.
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>>51597080
>His
But I'm a girl *giggles* :)
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I spilt drink all over my 5-6 year old trusty Razer Arctosa and so shitted that out.

I've mainly gone from gaming to coding now. What mechanical keyboard, which looks fairly modern and available in black, would /mkg/ recommend me?
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>>51597205
Damn shame. Which is weird coming from IBM who made nothing but primo shit at insane prices compared to the rest of the market.
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>>51597521
autism/10
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>>51565580

I was wondering... guys, do anyone of you know a mechanical keyboard with the "ñ" key sold by an international store?
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>>51597831
Pretty sure unicomp has one. They have quite a few international keyboards.
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>>51597162
There is no way to produce good black keycaps aka PBT dyesub. Well, there is, but black on black dyesub only.
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>>51597663
Ducky
Filco
CM Storm QFR
KUL ES-87
Ganss 87

Almost all mechanical keyboards that arent made by some gaming company will be made primarily in black.
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I'm looking for a $100-ish keyboard (max of about $150), mostly for programming and essay-typing. I've given up gayming, so nothing too gaudy. Preferably something nice and minimalist. I'd like to replace the keycaps as well.
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>>51573633
Infographics on 4chan are meaningless. Any memer can go and fill them up with plausible-sounding bullshit or hearsay that will fool anyone without prior knowledge on the subject.
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>>51598845
I'm always curious on if someone actually likes the switches they get or if they just think they like them because someone told them they should.
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>>51599092
Studies show they like it more because it was paid for.
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Thinking of getting the CM Storm QuickFire XT (Nordic) with brown switches as my first mechanical keyboard.

Has anyone in here used this keyboard?
>>
what's the best way to clean all the shit that's between the keys on my keyboard
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>>51597521
Did you take the backplate of another keyboard and just resolder everything and slap some fuck-all random keycaps on it?
>>
>>51600330
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>>51600373
i guess that was a bad question

I mean the shit between the keys after i take the keycaps off
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>>51600439
Take it outside and hit it with some compressed air
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>>51600555
this shit is caked on

i've already used most of my can and I don't have anything that will fit so i can scrape some of this shit off
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>>51600626
what about a piece of cardboard or folded paper?
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My stash.

> Currently typing on the Filco.
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>>51600666
this folder paper is helping a bit but it isn't going to get it as clean as I think it can get

guess this is what I get for not cleaning my keyboard often
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>>51591992
I play gay mens less and less these days anyways because of the wrist pain, thinking of switching the gay men to a TV with steam controller.
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>>51570015
oh yeah just look at how sensitive those rubber domes are

....now look at these razer switches getting pounded hard. Especially that poor green one.
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>>51601214
Yeah I'm sure switches being pressed maybe a few thousand times out of their 10 million+ rating means a lot.
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>>51600439
sit all the key caps in a bowl of warm or hot water. Dry them off as best you can with a towel/rag(if there is sticky stuff on any, let it sit in water longer and rub it off with the towel). then allow them you sit overnight to completely dry.

Once they're off to the side drying, wet a Q-tip with alcohol and wipe down the keyboard. you should be able to get all the dust/dirt from it.
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Copped a Rapoo KX for 15usd yesterday.

Is it decent? I'm not even sure it's using proper Kailh switches to be honest but I've been meaning to buy a wireless for some time now.
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