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Hi All - new to the mech board scene and would appreciate advice from the veterans:)

I've tried blacks at a shop and they really feel heavy, so going for browns or reds - leaning towards reds. Is that tactile feedback in the browns useful? Does it educate your fingers in how far to press rather than bottoming out?

Anyway I live in Australia, which limits options somewhat (unless I don't know of any relevant retailers) and I've narrowed my choice down to:

Leopold FC700R http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_1277&products_id=19570
Pros - comes with PBT caps, seems to have a good rep, low profile caps look like I'd like them (not too sure on that,- I'm on a g15 now and don't mind it), cheaper at $119
Cons - doesn't seem to be reviewed often

Ducky 9087 G2 Pro - I believe these guys will import it http://mech-keyboards.com.au/
Pros - PBT caps, seems to have a good rep
Cons - keys look oddly raised/high in the board?, again can't find a lot of reviews

Filco Majestouch 2 http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/majestouch-2-filco-tenkey-less-black-mechanical-keyboard-smooth-light-red-cherry-keyswitches-87-key-mini-layout-n-key-rollover-w-usb-cable-and-ps-2-converter/
Pros - good rep
Cons, ABS caps, more pricey for a board with ABS caps $154

Appreciate the advice.
post #2 of 5
I own a full size Filco MJ2 and they're great boards that you won't be disappointed with. I have blues so also benefit from the tactile bump that the switch offers. I've been using one for a good few months and can't really say that my fingers have been educated on how far down to press the keys.

I have certainly learnt to type faster and more accurately though. Even so that I have now bought blank caps!
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Thanks Crooksy, yeah I understand filco build great quality boards. I'm now leaning that way based on the assumption that if I get too curious about how PBT will feel over ABS, I can just order a set.

To all the aussies, where do you purchase your PBT caps from without incurring insane international shipping charges?

On the other hand, the Leo comes with PBT caps for $119, hard to say no to that... damn hard decision.
post #4 of 5
You could also get a CM keyboard.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_1294&products_id=20293
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_1294&products_id=22093
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=113_1294&products_id=22094

I don't know how they compare to the ones you mentioned, but they are cheap and popular. The TK comes with a special layout unlike any of the other keyboards mentioned so far. I purchased one with browns that is on its way to me right now.

Just mentioning these if you hadn't seen them.
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Personally I'd go for the MJ2, I got mine a couple of months ago and I love it. biggrin.gif
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