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post #13951 of 14551
Hey guys, been looking for a decent priced mech to jump on - will be used 50/50 for coding/gaming - would appreciate media keys/backlight - macro keys not required but wouldn't hurt. Leaning towards browns - like the look of the das boards.

What do you suggest?
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post #13952 of 14551
The CM Storm Trigger was $70 for black switches, $100 for the browns a while back. I think browns are a good compromise for gaming/typists. It's a light switch, but has less tactile bump than the blues and is quieter.

My suggestiong has red led, 5 macro keys, media keys. Check out my siggy for the full review.
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What's the best way to wash keys?
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post #13954 of 14551
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What's the best way to wash keys?

Take them off and dish wash smile.gif I did soap and water with my icky g15 smile.gif I also ripped it apart and fixed the darn thing and that was impossibru for RMA to do 3 times! Unfortunately that means I can't replace it with a mech frown.gif
 
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Should I turn the steam off?
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post #13956 of 14551
Just keep the temperature below the melting point of whatever they made of. And No, don't ask me how hot that is tongue.gif

PS, you can wash any parts you can take off the board. I am assuming we all know enough not to was the board or any part that will have electricity in it.

And if you mean like an old model M with gunk and discolor, you will need more. Like simple green or something. I tried vinegar and baking soda on one case and it worked OK.
Edited by KipH - 2/8/13 at 11:15pm
 
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post #13957 of 14551
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Should I turn the steam off?

You can always get warm to hot water, mix with some dish soap in a container/bowl. Let them soak for a bit It should break down anything on it within 10-15 minutes, and then you can just swirl it all around for a little bit to get the last bit off. If there's anything on your keys that won't come off after doing that... you need to stop doing that at your computer tongue.gif
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^^^^ That's what I do to clean my keycaps. Takes a while but def. worth it.
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Just keep the temperature below the melting point of whatever they made of. And No, don't ask me how hot that is tongue.gif

PS, you can wash any parts you can take off the board. I am assuming we all know enough not to was the board or any part that will have electricity in it.

And if you mean like an old model M with gunk and discolor, you will need more. Like simple green or something. I tried vinegar and baking soda on one case and it worked OK.

Hell, I've washed motherboards before. As long as you make sure all the caps are discharged, battery removed, and let the thing fully dry afterwards, you're fine.
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Hi,

Can you please recommend me a good mechanical ps/2 keyboard that will do well in fifa ? I tend to press a lot of buttons and my current keyboard can't cope well enough.

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