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^ I know. I'm still trying to sell my PLU ML-87 here also. lol Try putting a link on your sig or something. More exposure that way.

As far as the keyboard goes, it'll be worth the wait. I'd rather get something good the first time than getting something that's ok then have to sell it and get another one... but that's just me though.
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That is a fair assessment, however, filco's aren't only $20-30 more. From my research they usually carry a price tag around $120-150.
I suggested the Filco to him if he decided to increase his budget. A Leopold can be had for an extra $30 over your Xarmor and $10 over his stated budget. Although the Leopold is known to have squeaky stabilizer issues (which I have personally encountered), they have supposedly fixed this with their new batches.

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Anyways, I don't disagree with any of the statements, but like I stated before, in a thread titled "Budget mechanical keyboard" it's hard to ignore the bang for your buck on both the xarmor and blackwidow keyboards.

This is of course assuming the keyboards aren't defective.
Personally I wouldn't pay even $50 for a sketchy mech keyboard from a nonexistent company. The risks highly outweigh the gains. From what I've seen the blackwidow seems to be either a hit or a miss. I'm sure he'll be fine if he decides to go with a Razer though. I'm just really biased with my JDM/KDM fanboy-ism

Edit- Forgot to mention that owning a Filco does increase your e-peen
Edited by ChoboGuy - 5/28/11 at 4:10pm
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I have to admit, the $99 Zowie board on Newegg doesn't look half bad. Nor does the Tt eSports board, that looks nice and compact while still retaining a numpad.
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I have to admit, the $99 Zowie board on Newegg doesn't look half bad. Nor does the Tt eSports board, that looks nice and compact while still retaining a numpad.
I was also thinking about a Zowie keyboard. How is the quality and such on them compared to a Ducky or a Filco?

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^ I know. I'm still trying to sell my PLU ML-87 here also. lol Try putting a link on your sig or something. More exposure that way.

As far as the keyboard goes, it'll be worth the wait. I'd rather get something good the first time than getting something that's ok then have to sell it and get another one... but that's just me though.
I don't disagree with your last statement. I'm tired of buying POS stuff and end up buying more stuff later on. I just hope it gets sold within a month or so. I need to invest money in my new 1366 system that I'm getting..... for FREE.
    
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I have to admit, the $99 Zowie board on Newegg doesn't look half bad. Nor does the Tt eSports board, that looks nice and compact while still retaining a numpad.
I promise you that zowie will be crappy build, they are using tons of gimmicks to sell the thing so you know there is quite a bit of markup which means they built it really cheap.
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I have a quick question for the keyboard aficionado's here and I'll ask here since it might help the OP also.

The controversy revolving blues for gaming.. in the long run are blues still better than rubber dome?
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I have a quick question for the keyboard aficionado's here and I'll ask here since it might help the OP also.

The controversy revolving blues for gaming.. in the long run are blues still better than rubber dome?
It depends, it double tapping is your life then you're probably better with rubber dome, the thing with blue is they need to get almost to the top to actually reset so you can activate them again


The clear part needs to be above the metal for it to be able to activate again and as you can see that doesn't happen till really close to the end. If you're not playing FPSs or you just don't double tap and ride the activate point much then some people prefer blues.
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Well, you have to bottom out anyways on rubber dome, so double tapping on blues really shouldn't be any different or slower/worse than rubber dome, right?
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post #29 of 51
What Scrappy is trying to say is that MX blue switches have a very high actuation point so you have to let the key spring back up almost to it's default position so that you can tap it again, which is not the case with rubber domes.

Edit- The problem is actually because the reset point is higher than the actuation point, making it more difficult to double tap
Edited by ChoboGuy - 5/28/11 at 6:07pm
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On a rubber dome you barely have to lift the rubber dome up to be able to hit it again.
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