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Peripherals Longweight's Mechanical Keyboard Guide

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

  1. hamza_tm

    hamza_tm Well-Known Member

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    From the options you are considering, the Filco is far and away the best one period. By quite a margin, too.

    By the best the first time round and it will last you for ever ;)
     
  2. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    As Hamza said, go for the best first time round!

    Sounds like browns will be best for you, where in the UK are you based?

    The Corsair mixes mechanical and rubber dome keys so I would avoid that one! It uses red switches which makes typing hard for some as they are so light and easy to actuate.
     
  3. Virus44

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    What key switches do cyborg use for their keyboards ?
     
  4. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Which keyboards? I was under the impression that they were all rubber dome keyboards (i.e. not 'switches' as such)
     
  5. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Yeah they don't have any mechanicals from what I know.

    Don't disregard reds, I used them for a while, and after an initial breaking in period so to speak, I found them fine for typing aswell as gaming, your fingers (atleast mine seem to) get used to whichever switch you're using and as a result start using less/more force etc.
    I mean, when I started using this board with blacks I was missing the odd key, whereas I now bottom out all of the time pretty much, and it's awesome :D
     
  6. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    I was kindof expecting you guys to say that! ;)

    Yeah I think Browns will suit me best, too. I'm not in the UK; I'm in Ireland, but Irish tech retailers are generally either useless, expensive or stock only mainstream products; so I tend to order my hardware from the UK or mainland Europe.

    Oh, didn't know that - Both of those factors have put me right off the Corsair, now.. Looks like it's going to be the Filco, then!
    Cheers guys.
     
  7. MrDomRocks

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    Another Filco Keyboard Club member. Though does it count if you don't use key mods? I may look for some different keys! Not sure as to which ones though!
     
  8. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    How about a Hammer and Sickle escape key? :D
     
  9. hamza_tm

    hamza_tm Well-Known Member

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    There's no pressure in keyboards guys! If you want custom caps then feel free, if you really aren't bothered then do whatever you want. As long as you are satisfied, that's the aim of the game :)
     
  10. MrDomRocks

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    Very true, i am going to hold my impulse buying in check for a few months! See got these MX Browns perform and go from there!
     
  11. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    ^ I need to do the same a bit! (Have put myself down for some of Longweight's caps though... damn...) Enjoy the new board!
     
  12. MrDomRocks

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    I spent money out of my savings which i haven't told my girlfriend about. Luckily i don't live with get so she won't know. Replacing the money end of the month. If i find key caps that i like i may buy them xD
     
  13. GeorgeK

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  14. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I'm sure that I had always intended to spend my money on keyboards... I think that was the plan anyway!
     
  15. hamza_tm

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    Nice typo. You, my friend are definitely using a smartphone!!
     
  16. MrDomRocks

    MrDomRocks Well-Known Member

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    I always intend to save money but end up spending it. First full months wages on my last job, i blew a chunk in a full gaming rig. Now need to save and also buy nice things! This keyboard is the start of a slippery slope!
     
  17. Grimloon

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    I know it's probably heresy here and I may be burnt at the stake for saying so but I've spent more on keyboards and caps in the last six months than I have on the rest of my rig :blush:
     
  18. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Join the club. Within the next six weeks I probably will have spent as much as I initially spent on my rig!
     
  19. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Stickified this thread for a while, since we're in the middle of Mech fever. :) (Or I am, at least)
     
  20. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Thanks Krikkit, I have been very slack since starting this and I need to add lots more information!

    Have you received your board yet?
     

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