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Lately I've been hearing a lot about this mechanical keyboards, up to the point of thinking about getting one myself. I just hope that they do really make the difference and there will be money well spent. anyway my choice is Corsair K60, and thinking about ordering it tomorrow? Is there maybe something better to suggest or should i go forward with this choice? IS there anything i should know, before i make my move, keeping in mind that this should be my first mechanical keyboard and am not yet familiar with the subject?
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I just bought a K60 within the last month. I dont have any complaints about. Its not fully mechanical the f1 - f12 row and the block of home delete etc are not. Is that a big deal? If i had a chance to do it over i think i would buy it again.
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Lately I've been hearing a lot about this mechanical keyboards, up to the point of thinking about getting one myself. I just hope that they do really make the difference and there will be money well spent. anyway my choice is Corsair K60, and thinking about ordering it tomorrow? Is there maybe something better to suggest or should i go forward with this choice? IS there anything i should know, before i make my move, keeping in mind that this should be my first mechanical keyboard and am not yet familiar with the subject?

if you don't mind the non mechanical keys then it is a great choice
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I see. Are there any better choices for this price range or in general? Is there any other product you would like to recommend before i make my purchase?
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Ducky Shine ftw! I wanted the corsair board but I'm gonna wait until the complaining makes a dent and they make it fully mechanical. Loving the ducky shine.
    
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If you're spending over $100, I'd just go with a Filco/Leopold. They're the cherry switch boards with the best build quality (coincidentally these were the original mech boards that started this craze), and you get to pick your switch type.

I'm also not sure about Cherry reds. Cherry red's had a cult following on Geekhack (mech board central) for a long time due to their extreme rarity, but once Filco finally released an easy to get red edition, and others followed suit, the reports were mixed. Many just liked browns better. I've used blues and browns, and I really liked the brown switches. These are actually similar to reds (a hair heavier), but they have a slight actuation bump that really helps for not bottoming out when typing. I also like the actuation point for gaming, because you get the small feedback to your finger that tells you that the key has fired off (reds are a clickless mech key if that explains it better). The brown actuation point is a very nice and subtle thing, not at all like the loud clacky blues that I have in my own Filco board, although the clack does have its own appeal.

With linear switches, the only way to know for sure that you're fired the key off from touch alone is if you bottom out, which is strange because you're supposed to avoid bottoming out mech switches in the first place!

http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leopold,fullsize&pid=fc500rtab
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post #7 of 9
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Are there plans for making the Corsair Fully Mechanical? It looks way better than the other keyboards, plus its a well known brand. Arent there any other commercial brands that have made mech keyboards?

BTW can you customize a keyboard to get Cherry Reds/ MX Blues, or whatever you may want to?

P.S.
At least on the Corsair, are The Keypad and the standard arrows mechanical? So Escape, F1-F12, PrintScreen,Scroll Lock,Pause/Break, Insert,Delete,Home,End,PgUp,PgDn the ones that are not mechanical? I can leave without the F Keys, but the rest are important.
Edited by therock003 - 1/26/12 at 1:48am
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If you don't need the num pad (who does I mean really) you can get almost any tenkeyless board for $100 and under
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