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Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Raptor77, 27 Dec 2011.

  1. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    It's orange indeed:

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  2. Hzza

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    It's so orange and shiny, is that the one with Gateron clears?
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    That's the one! It's not quite done yet though, there are a couple of minor imperfections to rectify in the paint finish and then it'll have a satin clear sealer to finish it off before I deploy it into a live environment!

    I really like it though, it's very different to my other boards.

    Also, hardware macros cheesecake :)
     
  4. PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn

    PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn Unholy Cyborg Fruit Machine

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  5. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Very interesting - you have to wonder how reliable they'd be but interesting to see a non-mechanical mechanical switch...
     
  6. Big_malc

    Big_malc Well-Known Member

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    Annoyed now spot whats wrong

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  7. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I had a similar problem here, but my biggest issue was that it was shipped from China. I had to learn patience in those three weeks :hehe:

    Hopefully your issue will be sorted sooner!
     
  8. mingingbollock

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    Need some advice please . I am considering buying a Corsair k65 at about £60 delivered.
    Would that be my best choice at about that price point ? Dont want noisy switches .
    Currently using a cherry G84-4100 but its too small to game on.
     
  9. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    There's nothing fundamentally wrong about a K65 from a pure 'using a keyboard for gaming' perspective, assuming you like the way it looks. Cherry MX Reds are Cherry MX Reds, and if you have a fairly light tough they're pretty quiet.

    If you have any interest in changing your keycaps to a custom set - many people will never do so - then the K65 is best avoided as it has a non-standard layout that's hard to find caps for.

    Otherwise, it's not a bad buy at that price. The non-RGB version, I assume?

    Other options would be things like a Filco (twice that price) or a Coolermaster Rapid-i (about £80 I think). Plenty more too, but those are my preferences in the 'standard TKL' space.
     
  10. mingingbollock

    mingingbollock Active Member

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    thanks for that , didnt know about the non std key caps so thanks again :thumb: i probably would have wanted to change em eventually. yeah non rgb . hmmm gonna have to think again.
     
  11. Yorkie

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    n+1 and all that :D something shiny has arrived

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  12. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    My keyboard use went from mostly gaming and occasional typing to typing for a living so my mushly old G15 needs to go, but I don't know whether the tactile bump in the brown switches would be a hinderance or extra confidence for me vs reds. There's no place in my area where I can test the different switches so I really need advice from the gurus.

    I'd also still be using the keyboard for gaming and I heard tactile switches can be a little annoying for WASD and stuff, but that's a secondary concern for me right now. The Qpad keyboard I'm looking at is also plate mounted as far as I know so I can't pop the wasd switches out that easily.
     
  13. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I'm really pleased with the satin sealer finish on the Cougar, it's a nice texture (rough but scratch resistant) and hides fingerprints like a boss made of cheesecake:

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    The colour might not be to everyone's tastes and I'm sure the super light Gaterons wouldn't be either, but personally I love it - it's partly about the history of the 'board as well of course :clap:

    Megapixel version

    In other news, does anyone have an ISO keycap set they are thinking of parting with? I need to dress a TKL and although I've got a few sets I fancy something different.
     
  14. JaccoW

    JaccoW Overspender on keyboards

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    Well... I do have some UK Iso mods from a 1800 board that I was thinking of parting with once I fill up my TX1800 board.
    Or some ISO caps from a SkiData for that orange look. ;)

    But no complete sets, sorry.
     
  15. Hzza

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    Same as Jacco, I've a few partial sets but not full. The only full one I've got going spare is the Nostalgia set but that's just for 60% boards.

    I've got a new 60% Alps PCB on the way, going to have to butcher an old Dell AT102W for switches, plate and caps for it but as I got the board for free I'm not too bothered :D.
     
  16. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Depends on your budget, ShirtBro. (I also forgot about that hard drive given the crazy week that I have had)

    I've got a couple of full SP sets from CtrlAlt that I haven't used - namely Raindrop and Reverse Raindrop which I think that I will sell. They're not cheap though - were you looking for a cheap win?
     
  17. Impatience

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    Been using a Ducky Shine 3 TKL for a while now (browns) and LOVE it! Only thing i've found out is how much I play GTA V.. And how often I use the planes in it (which are controlled by, surprise surprise.. The Num-pad I don't have! :duh: )

    So does anyone know of a good mech Num-pad? Or would I have better chances selling mine and getting a full keyboard? (Don't want to lose shed-loads of money, this was quite an investment for me..)
     
  18. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Keep an eye out for a Goldtouch GTC-0077 on the bay. Prices fluctuate - I've seen them go for anywhere between £10 and £40. I dropped on a new one for ~£18 iirc - MX Browns.
     
  19. GeorgeK

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    Do the goldtouch keypads send proper keypad codes? Am I right in thinking that if they didn't then it still wouldn't be any good for controlling the planes?
     
  20. Impatience

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    Ahh, yeah.. That could be an issue. Not too sure on that side of things.. I know the normal numbers (on top of letters) dont work, so if they're re-maps of them it wouldn't work! :worried:

    Out of interest, how much would the Shine 3 TKL w/Browns be worth roughly 2nd hand? (mint cond, box, accessories etc) Just thinking it may be better to get a full 'board instead?
     

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