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post #12862 of 14567

I have my own vid of that board from the OEM
Now I watch his to see if they fixed the flaws I told them about.
From Computex:


Edited by KipH - 10/14/11 at 6:00am
 
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I bought one from a user who ended up not even opening the box.
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What is the lowest price you guys ever seen for a Mechanical keyboard?
$1.50
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I have a question about the nkro, how is it done? I mean where it comes the difference that allow the ps/2 to easily have full nkro while you can hardly archive that with usb?
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What is the lowest price you guys ever seen for a Mechanical keyboard?
I am in fact looking for one since my rubber dome keyboard is giving me troubles in FPS... especially crouching/prone sometime my keyboard isn't registering my stroke at all. I had to press really hard.

Some crap $20 keyboard...
Lowest price isn't always a great option.

I bought my SO an ABS M1 mechanical when NewEgg had a sale (clearing them out at $20 instead of $50); I believe it uses Alps mechanical switches. For $20, it's a great keyboard. For $50, it isn't. Unlike some inexpensive mechanical keyboards, it is decently made, but cheaping out may mean you get mediocre key-switches, or good Cherry switches on a poorly-made keyboard.

Some parts like this, buying right the first time means not being ticked off when all is said and done. You don't have to pay top dollar, but the best thing is to find out which kind of mechanical switches you want (tactile/non-tactile, silient/clicky, Cherry/Alps/buckling spring, and what kind of pressure) before looking at price, or you're going to end up with something that is "mechanical" but may not be what you want. That's not any better than buying another rubber dome keyboard.

P.S. The cheapest price you'll find on a mechanical is if some place is getting rid of a pile of used stuff, and an IBM Model M is buried in that pile. I've gotten my IBM Model Ms for cheap ($10) or free. You'll need a PS/2 port, and they lack Windows keys, but they will last until you're pushing up daisies. Even if you find one that's dirty, you can pop all of the keys and keycaps off, wash them, and put it back together good as new. They also make a good anti-burglar weapon.
Edited by LoneWolf15 - 10/15/11 at 4:32am
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Originally Posted by LoneWolf15 View Post
Lowest price isn't always a great option.

I bought my SO an ABS M1 mechanical when NewEgg had a sale (clearing them out at $20 instead of $50); I believe it uses Alps mechanical switches. For $20, it's a great keyboard. For $50, it isn't. Unlike some inexpensive mechanical keyboards, it is decently made, but cheaping out may mean you get mediocre key-switches, or good Cherry switches on a poorly-made keyboard.

Some parts like this, buying right the first time means not being ticked off when all is said and done. You don't have to pay top dollar, but the best thing is to find out which kind of mechanical switches you want (tactile/non-tactile, silient/clicky, Cherry/Alps/buckling spring, and what kind of pressure) before looking at price, or you're going to end up with something that is "mechanical" but may not be what you want. That's not any better than buying another rubber dome keyboard.

P.S. The cheapest price you'll find on a mechanical is if some place is getting rid of a pile of used stuff, and an IBM Model M is buried in that pile. I've gotten my IBM Model Ms for cheap ($10) or free. You'll need a PS/2 port, and they lack Windows keys, but they will last until you're pushing up daisies. Even if you find one that's dirty, you can pop all of the keys and keycaps off, wash them, and put it back together good as new. They also make a good anti-burglar weapon.
I was looking at the IBM Model M pic... this is totally remind me back in high school about many years ago. I think I did get my hand on one of them and I am wondering they are throwing them out haha. I would just grab them.
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Has anyone used the Thermaltake Meka G1 or Mionix Zibal 60 keyboards?

I know the G1 has high quality but i'm wondering how good the quality on the Zibal is.
Edited by magicase - 10/15/11 at 7:43pm
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DirectCanada is new to me.
i've ordered tons from them, no problems so far.

They usually have some awesome prices which is why I spend a bit of time every day browsing for deals like that on their site...
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I have a question about the nkro, how is it done? I mean where it comes the difference that allow the ps/2 to easily have full nkro while you can hardly archive that with usb?
The way I understand it is PS/2 isn't polled by the CPU like USB. SO when a key is pressed it sends a hardware interrupt and forces the CPU to register the signal at that time. There is no lag that way. USB only supports 6 key roll over or something like that because of the way it handles the signal.
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