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I'm thinking about getting another mech. keyboard. I've heard Filco's are some of the best you can buy, are they worth the price premium over others? I have a K90 right now but I feel that I make a lot of mistakes typing as I can usually type around 120+ on membrane keyboards and I don't seem to get much faster on my mech as I have quite a few errors. I think I want something with blue switches or possibly brown, unfortunately I don't live in an area that has a lot of computer hardware stores around and can't sample the switches. I'm also leaning towards getting a 84 key setup instead of a 104 although it's not out of the question. I really find hat if I'm spending upwards of $120 another 30 or 40 won't hurt but I want to know that the extra money spent is justified.
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post #2 of 6
CM Storm QuickFire Rapid is your best bet. Affordable, and high quality (nearly as good as Filco). And its a TKL...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129002

Also, I would go with Blues. By far my favorite switch. Never liked Browns much (Clears > Browns), and I hate linear switches...
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I was considering some of the CM keyboards, their cases are good wasn't sure about their peripherals. I'll take it into consideration.
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post #4 of 6
You can't miss with CM storm QFR
post #5 of 6
If you are in North America then you can check out Newegg (not sure about elsewhere) for a nice selection of mechanical keyboards which includes a large assortment of CM Storm Quickfire Rapids. I'm currently using a CM Storm Trigger equipped with brown switches along side a CM Storm Spawn mouse and haven't had any problems with the brand and both have a quality feel to them.

Mechanical keyboards do take some time getting used to, especially if coming from a rubber membrane keyboard.
post #6 of 6
I love my Filcos. Typing on the Ninja keys is incredibly comfortable as well.
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