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Are we going to see a price drop anytime soon?
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Just bought a Ducky with Blacks! Can't wait put aside the Black Widow and see which I prefer.
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Just bought a Ducky with Blacks! Can't wait put aside the Black Widow and see which I prefer.

Let me know how it feels!

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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Just bought a KBT Race White LED backlight with MX Browns. It's gonna take a while to ship due to Chinese New Year, but at least I was able to score one as the GH group buy only comes with green backlighting. Yay for my first mech/tenkeyless board. biggrin.gif

I've seen some people recommend getting rubber o-rings to prevent bottoming out and reducing noise. Is there a certain o-ring size I should be looking for to use with Brown switches or is it based on preference of silence and travel distance? This group buy kind of helps, but I'm still not sure what I should be looking for.
    
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Which o-ring you choose to use is based on your personal preference. WASD only carries two different o-rings here: The 40a are a little softer from what I read.
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For O-rings in this application, the inner diameter must be 3/16" (4.76mm), or very close to that. The outer diameter can vary, and it's proportional to the thickness, which means the O-ring thickness can vary too. If the outer diameter wasn't proportional to the thickness, it would be more of a washer rather than O-ring. As for the last part, bottoming out distance is solely dependent on the O-ring thickness. A thicker O-ring will reduce key travel more than a thinner one.
Source: GH
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Just bought a Ducky with Blacks! Can't wait put aside the Black Widow and see which I prefer.
Chances are you probably won't like black switches coming from blues.
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This probably sounds like a stupid question but I'm building a computer soon soooo, how would I know which mechanical keyboard is right for me? I know what aesthetics I want. But aside from that I dunno when it comes to these.
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So read the first page and find out?

You can also save yourself some cash and time and head over to geekhack and sign up for the numpad switch tester and see what switches you might like.
Edited by waar - 1/21/12 at 2:27pm
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Which o-ring you choose to use is based on your personal preference. WASD only carries two different o-rings here: The 40a are a little softer from what I read.
Quote:
For O-rings in this application, the inner diameter must be 3/16" (4.76mm), or very close to that. The outer diameter can vary, and it's proportional to the thickness, which means the O-ring thickness can vary too. If the outer diameter wasn't proportional to the thickness, it would be more of a washer rather than O-ring. As for the last part, bottoming out distance is solely dependent on the O-ring thickness. A thicker O-ring will reduce key travel more than a thinner one.
Source: GH

Ah thanks, I've read that review from WhiteFireDragon from GH. I may just stick with the 40a, 5/16"OD just to reduce noise.
    
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Whether to get a Das Model S Ultimate Silent or a Leopold with Cherry MX Red's or Browns with blank keycaps... thinking.gif
   
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