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The only two mechanical keyboards that I've used are my Ducky 9008G2 Pro and a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate. I really don't like the Razor, but I've been nothing but impressed with the build quality of the Ducky... it's an absolute tank. Additionally, I give it a hard time--I take it to and from work every day. It's working as perfectly as it did four months ago on day one, despite being carried in and out of work and used vigorously.

Also, save yourself some cash and upgrade from the Ducky you mentioned earlier:

http://www.tankguys.com/mechnical-keyboards/cherry-mx-blue-switches/ducky-keyboard-mx-overclock-net-edition-blue-abs-2.html

$90 for the G2 Pro! It's the Overclock.net edition so it has the OCN logo on it. It also has backlighting on the WSAD keys that you can turn on if you'd like.
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post #12 of 19
Ducky or Filco, they are both top quality.
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Filco.
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I'm super happy with the quality of my Max Keyboards Nighthawk and before i bought mine i talked to a few people who say the build quality is better than the ducky
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post #15 of 19
If by "quality" you mean ruggedness/damage resistance rather than manufacturing precision/aesthetic "neatness", you might consider a Noppoo Tank. If you want something "built like a tank", this one is (by definition, since it is built like itself-- but also, I'd say, in the sense you mean).

I have the MX Black version, and it has served me well so far, even though I've accidentally dropped some things on it and spilled part of a protein shake into it. It's definitely a heck of a lot tougher than the Ducky (which was only the cheap version, but still) I had, both in terms of actual longevity and looking at details like plate strength, case rigidity, stress relief where needed, etc. I see no reason why the same would not be true of one with MX Blue.

On another note, what are your feelings towards heavier-weight switches? If you want toughness and clickiness and are okay with heavier switches, you might consider finding an IBM Model M...hard to do better than one of those for sheer durability.
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post #16 of 19
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A lot of interesting models to consider, thanks to everyone who has contributed. I will decide soon but right now I am favoring the Filco...
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Originally Posted by ks1 View Post

I found this one here

So the competition is between:
1) The Deck keyboard $189.95
2) Filco Majestouch 2 or Ninja $149.99 or $159.99
3) Ducky $129.99

I would like to order in a few hours so let me know! Build quality wise are these all on the same level?


Buy the deck, and then not another keyboard ever again. I regret selling my deck... best feeling cherry MX keyboard. They were really first to the market with backlighting and still the only mass produced PBT backlit keyboard. They are pretty big, but if space isn't a concern they are easily higher quality than filcos and duckies.
Edited by scotttarlow - 1/20/13 at 7:21pm
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I vote Filco if you can get one. I just used on yesterday and it was beyond amazing and built like a tank. Too bad the store I went to was sold out of browns frown.gif
    
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Get a Max Keyboard Nighthawk X7 thumb.gif
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