Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › Leopold Fullsized Cherry MX Blue
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Leopold Fullsized Cherry MX Blue

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I am in need of a new keyboard because I am tired of my current rubber dome. I have done a lot of research into it and decided that I wanted the MX blues, I heard the blackwidow wasn't very well built
and had lots of issues. I also looked into the filco and ducky but they were a little to pricey for me. Someone pointed me out to a website called elitekeyboards.com, I looked on there and found the
leopold. I guess my question is, What will I expect from it and is it a good choice?
post #2 of 7

I think it would be better than a Filco.

 

I met someone on YouTube who commented on a Leopold unboxing video; they said that they owned both a Filco Majestouch and a Leopold and they feel that the Leopold is a slightly higher quality keyboard overall.

    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.376-1.384V) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 580 ASUS DirectCU II (at stock) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail Samsung 2253BW (1680 x 1050) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (the older, bronze-rated model, o... CM 690 Microsoft Intellimouse Optical (not 1.1A) Basic, but premium round 
AudioOther
X-Fi Titanium HD Altec Lansing VS4121 (2.1 speaker system) 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.376-1.384V) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 580 ASUS DirectCU II (at stock) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail Samsung 2253BW (1680 x 1050) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (the older, bronze-rated model, o... CM 690 Microsoft Intellimouse Optical (not 1.1A) Basic, but premium round 
AudioOther
X-Fi Titanium HD Altec Lansing VS4121 (2.1 speaker system) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Meh, that's certainly debatable. Both are very solid choices though and you'd be satisfied with either. I love my ducky with blues. biggrin.gif
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450  EP45-UD3P 5870 w/Accelero Cooler DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
M4 212+ 7 Ultimate 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Browns Gold 650w  300R m400 
  hide details  
Reply
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450  EP45-UD3P 5870 w/Accelero Cooler DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
M4 212+ 7 Ultimate 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Browns Gold 650w  300R m400 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thank you guys for your feedback! smile.gif
post #5 of 7
Leopolds IMO are very similar to Duckys, great quality and MUCH better than anything Razer has to offer. Filco is still the best IMO but for what you're looking for a Leopold will be just fine.
Mah Gamin' Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600k @ 4.8GHz Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI 660 Ti Power Edition 8GB DDR3 7-8-7-24 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB + OCZ Vertex 2 50GB Cache Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell 2209w + Hannspree 20" (secondary) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Year of the Dragon MX-Reds XFX 750w PSU HAF 932 Advanced Edition Razer Deathadder 3.5G 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK+ HiVi Swan M10s 
  hide details  
Reply
Mah Gamin' Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2600k @ 4.8GHz Asus P8Z68-V Pro MSI 660 Ti Power Edition 8GB DDR3 7-8-7-24 @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB + OCZ Vertex 2 50GB Cache Corsair H100 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell 2209w + Hannspree 20" (secondary) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Year of the Dragon MX-Reds XFX 750w PSU HAF 932 Advanced Edition Razer Deathadder 3.5G 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK+ HiVi Swan M10s 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
I use a full sized Leopold MX Brown that I got from EliteKeyboards. The build quality is awesome. I've played with a Filco and although I can't say it's better, it definitely holds its own against it.

post #7 of 7
I currently own a Leopold and for the money, you will not find better build quality. I really liked the idea of a removable USB cable as well for transport.

Don't forget the Leopolds use a different stablizer than Filco's, which is a cause of complaint for some people... but suits me just fine.

Filco's certainly have their following and there are some features they have that I prefer like the location of the Caps Lock/Screen Lock LEDs, but it wasn't a big enough reason for me to get one and pay the extra coin. A Leopold is a great place to start for your first mech for sure.
 
Kiddos' PC
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3630QM OEM Lenovo Nvidia GeForce GT650M G.Skill 16GB 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial mSata 256GB SSD WD Scorpio Black 500GB OEM DVDRW Win 8 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
OEM 14" Glossy OEM Red Backlit Magnesium and Carbon Fiber Finish Plastic Razer Deathadder 2013 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair Vengeance MM200 Compact OEM Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I3-2120 ECS H67H2-I Intel HD Graphics 2000 Corsair XMS 4 GB 1333 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Black 320 GB Lite-On Slim DVDRW Stock Win 7 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 19" Rosewill Black Slim Built-in PSU SilverStone SG05-B 
MouseAudio
MS Optical USB Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Kiddos' PC
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3630QM OEM Lenovo Nvidia GeForce GT650M G.Skill 16GB 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Crucial mSata 256GB SSD WD Scorpio Black 500GB OEM DVDRW Win 8 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardCaseMouse
OEM 14" Glossy OEM Red Backlit Magnesium and Carbon Fiber Finish Plastic Razer Deathadder 2013 
Mouse PadAudio
Corsair Vengeance MM200 Compact OEM Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I3-2120 ECS H67H2-I Intel HD Graphics 2000 Corsair XMS 4 GB 1333 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Scorpio Black 320 GB Lite-On Slim DVDRW Stock Win 7 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 19" Rosewill Black Slim Built-in PSU SilverStone SG05-B 
MouseAudio
MS Optical USB Onboard 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Keyboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › Leopold Fullsized Cherry MX Blue