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Sorry about the bumps but I will leave soon and I also I may not have access to internet so I want to get as much info as possible first.
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Thanks for the info. Does anyone know about brands that I should be looking for and especially brands I should avoid?
If I do buy, I will certainly look for something under <$50.
There will be a lot of brands, like E-blue, Somic, Tt, Azio, Rapoo. Standard international brands like CM, Filco, Ducky, Leopold, Cherry, Razer, Gigabyte etc.

Haven't tried Somic before. Eblue and Rapoo will be membrane keyboards. Rapoo mice are decent for their price, but my v3 broke down after 2 years (will scroll on its own). I have no idea about KB quality, mostly because I never bothered trying one.

Tt does mechanical switches.
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Come to hong kong. We're technically part of china too! just in a special part of china. the S.A.R. to be exact.
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Sorry I hope I can make it to HK some day, but not this trip.
Hmm okay, well how about this question, will I have to worry about fake cherrys?
I have a feeling I'd be the dumb one who gets duped into getting a fake thinking it is real.
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Might have to, but that's really only when the deal seems too good to be true.

@Thrifty - you based on Kowloon side or the Island?
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Just for anyone who will might look at this thread later
I'm in Beijing and I did find some mechanical keyboards.

They are indeed at 电脑城市 (diannaochengshi, computer city). You can get to it easily through the subway stop 中关村 (zhongguancun) on line 4.
Ask for 机械键盘 (jixiejianpan). They're not super cheap though frown.gif Cheapest that I have seen is Cherry branded standard 104 key keyboards with MX blacks for about 300 - 350 rmb, which is about $50, not bad. Others are not much cheaper than in the US. If you're interested in trying keyboards, they will let you try a bit.

Also, there is a ton of cool hardware being sold at computer city. I think most members of OC.net will be interested in taking a stroll. You can find a lot of used older processors at okay prices, and there are a lot of shops with a lot of nice hardware to look at. I took a quick look around and saw almost 10 G1 sniper m5s and some lighted water cooling setups.

Cool stuff but there's a hefty (30%+) import tax so if you live in the US, it's probably not worth it to buy anything.
Oh yeah, I saw some OEM Super Flower power supplies, even some golden dragon series. Didn't ask for prices since I don't even know what OEM SF power supplies cost but they were cool to see. I didn't see any Leadex platform power supplies but I didn't really look hard.

I saw an EIZO store that I did not go into and some other name brand monitor stores if you'd be interested in looking at some IPS panels. I kept an eye out for Korean IPSs but didn't see any.

If it weren't for the import taxes, I would give this a 10/10 must see for an OC.net member.
Edited by SanguineDrone - 8/11/13 at 7:59pm
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