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very well, i believe i will order the blackwidow... i hope i like it! would have got the das ultimate silent or what ever it is (mxbrown) but almost double the price of the BW unfortunately, maybe someday after uni ill try one out! Will post back when i get my bw hehe
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Out of curiosity, what made you go for the Razer over the Cherry G80?
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot;14168962 
Ah, well the ABS M1 & Solidtek 6600 are not that well built.

The Dell is well built with solid switches, but those Alps are showing their age. They definitely feel more rough, compared to when I first got them (used it constantly for almost 3 months.)

The Matias is definitely the best built Alps board I've had.

The Dells have the original "complicated" Black Alps switches. They're an alright keyboard. Best Alps keyboard I have is my SGI AT101 modded with Blue switches. I'm sure the Northgates would be a step up in terms of quality, but I'm not sufficiently interested in Alps to get another one.
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Well I'm no expert, and I don't know any of the business information about Strong Man so I can't look it up (them being from China would also make that much harder.)

No one really understands Alps keyboards. Ripster tried to do - Could explain his recent mental state.
Edited by ch_123 - 7/10/11 at 12:25pm
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havent ordered yet but kinda set on it. Its £66 at amazon, £5 more than the cherry and same amount of warranty and ive been reading reviews and the razer isnt actually disliked to much at the price point (dont see the point in the ultimate), it has a few extra macrokeys which i know i said i dont need but i do sometimes have a few games on CSS so being able to set up macros just for that game would be a nice extra oh and the media keys (yeah i know they arent dedicated media keys but im not fussed biggrin.gif)

Or did i miss something, only thing is the glossy finish so far and im thinking in my head if theres away around that, possibly use some screen protector type stuff.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ch_123;14169146 
The Dells have the original "complicated" Black Alps switches. They're an alright keyboard. Best Alps keyboard I have is my SGI AT101 modded with Blue switches. I'm sure the Northgates would be a step up in terms of quality, but I'm not sufficiently interested in Alps to get another one.

The Dell AT101 is definitely a solid board. Considering I only paid $25 for it I was happy.

The only issue I have with the board is the dye job didn't take as well the first time I tried to do it.

I wouldn't have died it except that it was in a smokey environment before and kept it's smoke smell. The dye removed it but didn't hold so wel the first time. My second go did better and now it's more of a matte black (with a slight texture due to the old coating.)
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Originally Posted by De-Zant;14167515 
Can I make ghetto keycap pullers out of some paper clippers?

I made a keycap puller out of a nice strong paperclip.
Works great tbh.
    
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I used a guitar pick until I got one of the plastic keycap pullers. But yes, you can make them out of a paperclip.
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well a friend of mine is looking at work for a dell keyboard as she said they had loads and she thinks they used mxblues or something so im holding off till i find out if she found one or not as getting the chance to test one in person is much prefered as i may not even like the blues tongue.gif(doubtful!)
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post #12448 of 14564
Probably one of these

DellAT102W.jpg

Uses Black Alps switches. Good for a first mech keyboard, but they have nothing on a Blue Cherry keyboard of any variety. Still, cant argue with free.

Unless of course your friend found a Dell Model M...

dell_lex-001.jpg
Edited by ch_123 - 7/11/11 at 6:31am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hicks12;14176732 
well a friend of mine is looking at work for a dell keyboard as she said they had loads and she thinks they used mxblues or something so im holding off till i find out if she found one or not as getting the chance to test one in person is much prefered as i may not even like the blues tongue.gif(doubtful!)

I don't think any Dell keyboard used Mx Blues. They used Black Alps though, like the guy above me said. It's still better than a rubber dome keyboard wink.gif
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thanks for the info, i wont have high hopes then but i guess if she does manage to get one ill actually be able to see how much of a difference mech vs crappy dome is and decide whether or not to up my budget to £100+
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