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Hello everyone!

Just 2 weeks ago I finally purchased my first mechanical keyboard the Thermaltake mecha G1 I loved the keyboard ! the feel and build quality were great at-least I thought! the included wrist rest was great and it really helped my in games mainly fps. Unfortunately the control and delete keys went bad on me. I went to micro center and they didn't have any left in stock so I took the refund. This keyboard was 120.00 which I figured was pretty steep for a keyboard. Going back to my LITE-ON SK-1788 things just aren't the same. I have thought about having a back-light on the board so far I have seen the ducky board but I miss the arch the Mecha G1 has. Then I saw the DECK legend and the price for it was just not justifiable. When I purchased the board from Microcenter I had the chance to try out the Black widow ultimate and CM quickfire. I prefer black switches only after having the G1. Thank you
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So what's the question? smile.gif
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post #3 of 13
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Sorry what keyboard do I go with now???


DO I buy the Mecha G1 again or do you guys have any suggestions matching my criteria?

thanks for the reply to.
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Oh! Well I'm afraid I don't have a good answer for you on this front. I am a mechanical keyboard diehard but for me, it's Vintage IBM manufactured Model M's, all the way. There is NOTHING that beats a buckling spring for me, but then again, I learned to type on an IBM Selectric II typewriter, and that's what the Model M was made to mimic, so that's probably why I like it so much. I have had some temptations about trying out some of these blue/red/black switch boards but to be frank, I can't begin to justify that kind of expense for a keyboard. The Model M I'm using turns 20 years old in just a couple weeks. We'll be having a small party. Cake and punch will be provided. Please bring any other "party favors" you might want to consume. Please make a donation to the iPad fund in lieu of gifts. thumb.gif
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post #5 of 13
I recently just purchased my keyboard, and I have gotten the same as you. First thing I will say is, no way a blue will replace a black, those things are just too sensitive IMO. The arc on the Meka G1 is definitely a big plus to this keyboard, it makes typing on it that much easier and comfortable. I would actually recommend trying to get one again if not, why not take a look at a Filco.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201045

$80. You save $40 over your old keyboard

Cherry mx black.

Do you want anything in particular, you don't state in the OP.
     
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Oh! Well I'm afraid I don't have a good answer for you on this front. I am a mechanical keyboard diehard but for me, it's Vintage IBM manufactured Model M's, all the way. There is NOTHING that beats a buckling spring for me, but then again, I learned to type on an IBM Selectric II typewriter, and that's what the Model M was made to mimic, so that's probably why I like it so much. I have had some temptations about trying out some of these blue/red/black switch boards but to be frank, I can't begin to justify that kind of expense for a keyboard. The Model M I'm using turns 20 years old in just a couple weeks. We'll be having a small party. Cake and punch will be provided. Please bring any other "party favors" you might want to consume. Please make a donation to the iPad fund in lieu of gifts. thumb.gif

Ill see what I can bring! LOL


What I was mainly looking for this time around was a back light so far the only ones I have seen are a little higher than the Mrecha G1. I prefer black switches only! and an arch in the board. the rosewill loooks meh any one have any feedback on it compared to the mecha G1?
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Bumpppppp Neeed suggestions here.
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Heh. Model M! *snkr* tongue.gif
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Dont want blue switeches black prefered with arch and back light if possible.

any other suggestions?
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