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Peripherals Longweight's Mechanical Keyboard Guide

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by longweight, 23 May 2012.

  1. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    You will get sucked in!
     
  2. MrDomRocks

    MrDomRocks Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm going browns upon your suggestion, I have a list of Hardware upgrades I want to buy. This wasn't one of them xD
     
  3. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Keyboards are better than hardware!
     
  4. MrDomRocks

    MrDomRocks Well-Known Member

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    Maybe so! I will post Pictures of the keyboard once it arrives and of course a review of it's use!
     
  5. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Have you seen the camo version? I am very tempted by it!
     
  6. MrDomRocks

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    I haven't, i quite like the full black version because everything i have is black :lol:
     
  7. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Black always works! You won't be disappointed with the Filco.
     
  8. pete*

    pete* Something witty here.

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    I'm looking at that Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 with browns. Is it a good keyboard for key cap
    compatibility?
    I have a 6GV2 currently, but the keys seem to just... come off by themselves. lol
    I don't know what the 6GV2 has in terms of switch? Is it black? But the keys feel kind of hard to
    press down. So my fingers (little finger for ctrl especially) can sometimes ache a tiny bit after
    playing CS or something for a while.
    Which switches are easier, but still great for gaming and typing?
    (I don't do THAT much typing though. Just forums, general internet usage, etc)...

    I don't like you for starting this thread. You're evil. Keyboards i've always been interested in and
    now you've made me want to spend mucho monies on them and their keycaps! lol XD

    Really love your orange ones. xD

    On another note though, and totally disregarding what I said above - Thanks for the
    thread! Great work and really useful. :)
     
  9. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Thanks!

    Browns are generally the best for gaming and typing but it really is a personal thing, some game and type on reds so there is no correct answer.

    Would you need a UK layout? ANSI (US) layout is best for custom key caps, you can get ISO ones but they are much rarer and cost more money. Do you need the numberpad? If not then I would recommend getting a tenkeyless board, makes so much room on the desk!

    My orange caps are from www.wasdkeyboards.com and were pretty damn cheap!
     
  10. pete*

    pete* Something witty here.

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    I can use US layout I think... I'll have to have a look at what the difference is exactly. I use
    Macs too, they still have US kind of layout don't they? But with a £ sign... I couldn't be doing
    without the £ sign easily accessible... xD

    As for TKL, nah I use my numpad =[ The TKL do look really nice though. Maybe when I don't need
    numbers anymore! lol :D
     
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    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    US layout isn't that different, I use American input language in Windows and then I used Windows Layout Creator to change the $ to £ so I have the best of both worlds :D
     
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    I am thinking of getting a TKL Keyboard. Probably buy it tonight xD I feel i can justify spending the money as i will replace it straight away!
     
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    TKL ANSI is the best bet I think :)
     
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    Diablo 3? If you haven't activated I'll happily reverse your impulse buy for you by buying it off you ;)
     
  15. MrDomRocks

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    I'm going to order one shortly.

    Too late, bought it direct so it's attached to my email ect

    Edit: Question which is better the UK Filco Majestouch-2 or UK Filco Ninja Majestouch-2?

    Both are Browns and TKL etc
     
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    I went for the ninja myself - read somewhere about some people having problems with the characters wearing off the regular keys (obv not a problem with the ninja :))
     
  17. MrDomRocks

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    Ok looks like I am buying the Ninja, paying extra for delivery. I'd say it would come Monday/Tuesday. Can't wait to give it a go.

    And if I don't like it I can always sell it on with a slight discount on the forums.
     
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    Good man! You won't regret it or want to sell it! Did you go TKL?
     
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    I transfered the monies from my savings. Going to have a smoke and get some food. And then going to buy the UK Filco Ninja Majestouch-2, Tenkeyless, NKR, Tactile Action, Keyboard
     
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