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Would you recommend this to someone like me for my first mechanical keyboard? The price is so tempting, and I really like loud keyboards.
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Sorry to revive a year old thread, but would you recommend this to someone like me for my first mechanical keyboard? The price is so tempting, and I really like loud keyboards.
I've been using this keyboard full time for over a year now. Quality wise its on par with any Ducky cherry 1087 with ABS keycaps. It is loud, and it hasn't got any quieter. No noticeable issues with actuation wear after a years worth of heavy use. Cherry key switches feel much more refined than these Alps clones IMO, but they certainly don't tend to fatigue my fingers either. For the money it wouldn't be a bad introduction to mechanical keyboards.
Note I did have one durability issue with my W key. it gets a lot of wear and tear, so I cannot really blame it. Last month the key stalk that holds the key into the switch broke in half. It was easily fixed by inserting a small U shaped bent piece of paperclip into the hole that runs through the stalk, then glueing the piece that fell off onto it liberally with superglue. The fix has held up great so far, and I still haven't learned not to mash keys so much in my FPS games :3
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Wow thanks! that was really a quick response.
Still working great after one year eh? looking good!
I feel more inclined to buy this keyboard after your reply biggrin.gif

Side note, today was the first time I typed on a mechanical keyboard, just want to say, it's phenomenal.
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Follow up question, would you consider this as one of the loudest keyboard out there?
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Follow up question, would you consider this as one of the loudest keyboard out there?
Its louder than any cherry switches you can easily buy. Buckling spring keyboards are probably louder, but also require more actuation force. White Alps are probably louder too, and again, also require more actuation force.
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Its louder than any cherry switches you can easily buy. Buckling spring keyboards are probably louder, but also require more actuation force. White Alps are probably louder too, and again, also require more actuation force.

I can only buy black and green alps are available here locally.
Green is louder than black right?
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Its louder than any cherry switches you can easily buy. Buckling spring keyboards are probably louder, but also require more actuation force. White Alps are probably louder too, and again, also require more actuation force.

I can only buy black and green alps are available here locally.
Green is louder than black right?
Correct, Black Alps are tactile but non-clicky.
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Thanks! you really know your stuff. biggrin.gif
I'll go with Ducky 1087 XM green ALPS then, I'll post feedback when I finally get mine thumb.gif
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Correct, Black Alps are tactile but non-clicky.

This is true of some black ALPS, but Ducky Black XM switches are linear, not tactile.

I had one of these green XM keyboards in full-size (1008XM) flavor. It lasted a little less than three months before the PCB began to disintegrate (!). Approach with caution. If you want cheap and loud, get an old IBM Model M off eBay and clean it up-- very noisy, with a more precise tactile point, and actually put together decently.
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This is true of some black ALPS, but Ducky Black XM switches are linear, not tactile.

I had one of these green XM keyboards in full-size (1008XM) flavor. It lasted a little less than three months before the PCB began to disintegrate (!). Approach with caution. If you want cheap and loud, get an old IBM Model M off eBay and clean it up-- very noisy, with a more precise tactile point, and actually put together decently.

Really? Why'd that happen to the PCB? Maybe spilt liquids?
While I'd love to get a Model M on ebay, shipping & customs would kill my wallet. So sadly, that's not an option. frown.gif
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