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Originally Posted by Garyx24 View Post
Got my first mechanical keyboard today, the razer black widow ultimate. I just needa get used to the loudness of it lol
I should be getting mine at my work tomorrow. I'm going to annoy the hell out of my co-workers with that thing lol.
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I should be getting mine at my work tomorrow. I'm going to annoy the hell out of my co-workers with that thing lol.
haha they should get used to it after a while
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I suggest starting with a nice high end board; like an old IBM Model M or Unicomp if you really want a "different" experience.

On the other hand, if you want something a bit quieter and maybe a tad more fancy; a Deck with MX-Clears or a Topre board would also be solid options.

While I started with the IBM Model M (technically) my first purchase for a Mechanical was the Filco. Though, moving up to the Deck and it's MX Clears I've felt very at home.

Though my switch experience is fairly limited to Monterey's, a few Alps, Acer's, the Cherry MX Profile, and Buckling Springs.

Though I've yet to see a dissatisfied Topre customer.

EDIT: And yes, I do like my Deck more than my Ducky; only because my Deck has (in my opinion) the better option of Cherry tactile switches.
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"If you want a rock solid backlit that is aesthetically challenged you can go for http://www.deckkeyboards.com/" - a member at geekhack

^ A statement that I wholeheartedly agree with
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Most people complain about the font on the Deck boards but I really don't mind it (I don't know why most do either.)

The thing is built to last WW3, their warranty & support services are top notch; to top it off, they are the only ones to offer MX-Clear switches still.
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I'm personally not a fan of the crayon-scribbled font, but hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I don't question Deck's build quality or anything, but aesthetics plays a major contributing factor in my purchases.
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I feel as though, when you're complaining about the font of a keyboard (not the printing or keycap material, but just the font) you're at the level of nit-picking.

While the font is not sophisticated (personally I like the standards of Arial and Times New Roman) but it doesn't effect any attribute of the keyboard in a significant way.

For that matter, no one has ever looked at my Deck and gone "oh that font just turns me off."
Most of the time the reaction is "That's a slick looking keyboard, where did you get it?" or if I let them type on it "Wow...that's springy. I feels nice!"
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The Deck certainly has interesting looking font. I wouldn't really care because I rarely ever look down at my keyboard when I type. It's going to be the same thing when I get my second Razer Blackwidow regular tomorrow (returned the first one because I was dumb). I'll spend most of the time just adjusting to mechanical keys again.
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I complain about the Razer in regards to the build and the lack of NKRO (even though other models in the same price bracket offer the same features, build quality, and warranty but with NKRO.)

I'd never complain about the font used. Though I do accept when some folks complain that they went a bit odd and some letters are in caps and others in lower case. Though such a thing wouldn't turn me off a keyboard.
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I think that the design of something is a very significant attribute. If I'm going to drop $100-$150 on a keyboard I'm going to want something that is aesthetically pleasing to my eyes. I'm sure many other people feel the same way as well.
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