Originally Posted by laurie
I just got myself a Model F origonal AT IBM keyboard!
Born on 05/06/85 It has never done a days work so is like new.
The sound and feel of the keys is like a Model M but lighter and snappier!
I love it.
It has the buckling spring mechanism but unlike the Model M boards that have the hammer hit a membrane this board uses capacitive switching like a Happy hacker! Or realforce.
Now it may not look as snazzy but I paid Â£11 for this compared to the Â£200+ each I paid for the HH and realforce.
If anyone can find one I would strongly recommend it!
Though honestly I don't get why everyone says the model M needs a lot of force to press the keys, the two I've got are extremely light. Then again, I did
get both of them unused, so that could be why.
Though how did you connect an XT keyboard to your PC? Did you get a signal converter from somewhere?
Originally Posted by Kip69
Have not seen mention of gigabyte GK-K8000
Good or not?
What I want is a quiet and good gamer. I liked the lighting on the G15 and it even feels ok to me. But the lights broke (should have got the 1st model). Oh and cheep too
Go with anything with either Cherry MX Blacks if its just
for gaming, or with Cherry MX Browns if you will type on it as well.
The two best Cherry Black keyboards are the Steelseries 7G and DeCK Legend.
The best Cherry Brown keyboard is the Filco Majestouch w/ n-key rollover.
All of them cost over $100, but will last you for years
as long as you don't smash them with a hammer or something.