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If you want to save money get the Tenkeyless Filco. Use the $20 for a good bottle of wine.
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post #13312 of 14551
But the Filco is the dearest.
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Well I cant seem to find any reference in this thread to the max keyboard - the nighthawk x8. Here:
http://www.ergogeek.com/max-keyboard-nighthawk-x8-backlit-mechanical-keyboard-special-edition.html

cherry brown and backlit.

but i am wondering if anyone has used this keyboard to comment on the build quality- good as a filco or plasticky?
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I'm thinking of getting one TG3 BL82 keyboard from here.

My question is: does it support 2kro / 6kro or nkro? It seems to have the PS/2 input though.

And Cherry MX black is recommended for gaming, right?
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Originally Posted by bwana View Post

Well I cant seem to find any reference in this thread to the max keyboard - the nighthawk x8. Here:
http://www.ergogeek.com/max-keyboard-nighthawk-x8-backlit-mechanical-keyboard-special-edition.html
cherry brown and backlit.
but i am wondering if anyone has used this keyboard to comment on the build quality- good as a filco or plasticky?

That looks mighty familiar. Is that the I-one OEM I posted about at last years Computex?
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I'm thinking of getting one TG3 BL82 keyboard from here.
My question is: does it support 2kro / 6kro or nkro? It seems to have the PS/2 input though.
And Cherry MX black is recommended for gaming, right?

Black is recommended if you do a lot of very fast double tapping. If you type more blues are recommended. But in all cases, if you can try them first, personal preference is more important than any recommended ideal. Myself I love the reds and I thought that would not be. The lightness just makes me a better touch typist.
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Thanks. And does PS/2 input means NKRO for all mechanical keyboards?
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Yes, it is probably the best until you get up to RealForce level. You get the others because you like the price, looks or features.

I think that's rather subjective. I have a Noppoo Choc Mini, CM Storm Quickfire Rapid, and Realforce 87U. While the Realforce definitely has the nicest keycaps, its build quality does not seem any more solid than the Quickfire. I also prefer the way Cherry switches feel over Realforce, but I understand that that's a matter of personal taste.

I would choose either the Choc or Quickfire, depending on layout preference. Noppoo has better keycaps but there are no replacements available for its spacebar and it has an unusual layout which you may or may not like. The Quickfire's keycaps aren't great, but it uses a standard tenkeyless layout and offers some of the best build quality at one of the lowest prices for a mechanical keyboard.
     
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I've ordered my Filco MT2-Ninja TKL. I'm also considering ordering some white keys from WASD. Is WASD the best place to buy keys? I live in Ireland btw.
Edited by Manooloo - 5/7/12 at 8:30am
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Has anyone here used cherry backs for gaming? Ive read that they require more force to activate. So will one experience fatigue at all or when holding down a key using the pinky finger (holding down the shift key for FPS)? Gonna order a keyboard this week but Im thinking bout getting cherry reds now.
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Has anyone here used cherry backs for gaming? Ive read that they require more force to activate. So will one experience fatigue at all or when holding down a key using the pinky finger (holding down the shift key for FPS)? Gonna order a keyboard this week but Im thinking bout getting cherry reds now.

I had the Thermaltake Meka G1 that uses MX-Black switches. Yes, it required a bit more force to bottom out but actuation was rather normal and the heaviness was a sign for me to back off when typing or double tapping. At first it did put some wear on my fingers (long bouts of BlackOps, MW3 and BF:BC/ BF3 and DE: HR) but I got used to it and it wasn't a problem for typing or gaming. That said, the keyboard went back because I did prefer more of a tactile feedback and the key caps were just cheaply printed and had no back lighting (I thought I could do without).

Give one a try if you can. Return it if it doesn't suit you and you'll have an idea of what you want in your keyboards. Right now it seems MX-Brown switches are best for me but I am perfectly happy with my current Blackwidow Ultimate and it's blue switches. I'm patiently waiting for the CM Storm Trigger to show up on Newegg.
Edited by Omega215d - 5/7/12 at 11:23pm
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