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post #2463 of 14551
here is a picture of the Thermaltake Mechanical Keyboard coming out. it's apart of their new eSports branding. probably Cherry MX Black Linear. good for Thermaltake.



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Edited by lmnop - 3/20/10 at 9:48pm
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here is a picture of the Thermaltake Mechanical Keyboard coming out. it's apart of their new eSports branding. probably Cherry MX Black Linear. good for Thermaltake.



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Wow, even Thermaltake is making a mechanical board?

Then again, with how crappy 90% of their products are I'd still be cautious with this one.
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they had a press release on the new eSports branding they were showcasing at Cebit 2010 but they didn't talk about this model, in the video the Thermaltake rep mentions "it's a Cherry keyboard"

the contrast from the printing on the keycaps suggest laser etch printing but it might be the lighting or angle of the camera.

link to video.

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oh Das has new models with 2 windows keys instead of 1 windows key and 1 function key. Thermaltake has a Cherry MX Black Linear keyboard coming out and the ergonomic one called truly ergonomic with Cherry MX Blue, Brown and Black.

Christine
That ergonomic one looks interesting to say the least. Could be awesome depending on how the layout was modified (I haven't really examined the changes)

Wow I didn't realize there were that many new mechanical keyboards coming out. Are they coming back, or have they always been this popular and I've just been ignorant?
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post #2467 of 14551
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Wow, even Thermaltake is making a mechanical board?

Then again, with how crappy 90% of their products are I'd still be cautious with this one.
For shame Manyak. I would not say that.

Most of the Thermaltake Cases are decent quality. And unlike CM & Antec, they've realized to pain the interiors black now. Small steps, but they're still ahead of the both of them in that regard. And Cable Management as well. (Even though it's nothing fancy.)

Thermaltake power supplies are somewhat, hit and miss.
TR2 units are poo poo
But Toughpower & Evo units are quality built.

Heatsink wise, the Big Typhoon & Big Typhoon VX are still solid performers. They're a little dated in the design and such. But nor horrid at all. Down Draft still has it's place. Not as lead-design. But it's still useful.
Besides the issue of VRM cooling, the Duo-Orb performs well on modern GPU's.


They also have some misc accessories, they're not bad either. They've got cheap noise dampening material that performs well.
Some of the Case fans are not great. And some are rather average. Not terribly priced though

There SATA Rack & HDD Racks/Cages/enclosures are pretty good as well. Not much you can say about them though. It's not like you can make them fancy.

Case accessories are actually nice. Media Lab, iCage, & Xcontroller are all good products.

All in all, they'd be a 7/10 as a company IMO, as a reference, Corsair gets a 8/10
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Most of the Thermaltake Cases are decent quality. And unlike CM & Antec, they've realized to pain the interiors black now. Small steps, but they're still ahead of the both of them in that regard. And Cable Management as well. (Even though it's nothing fancy.)
I dunno. Thermaltake still uses WAY too much cheap plastic for my liking, especially on the outside. Their tool-free stuff isn't as good as Cooler Master's, either. Overall build quality is behind Antec, too, and a lot of the features that are otherwise useful rely on cheap materials that can break easily.
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I dunno, it's weird: I find that every time I see Thermaltake mentioned on here, it's usually in the context of how bad they are in general. I'm not saying that I agree because I can't agree; I don't have any experience with their products.
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I like Thermaltake Power Supplies. Channel Well has been their OEM for years.

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