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Well if it's gotta be from newegg then either go with the ABS or 7G, depending on if you want a tactile board or a stiff linear board. In other words the ABS is better for typing and the 7G is better for gaming.

I'm actually getting one of those irocks boards this week - the US distributor is sending me one to write a review on. I know it's got cherry browns and it supposedly has 16-key rollover, though I have my doubts about that part since it's USB. Either way I'll be tearing it apart for sure.
So is the 7G a decent board? $140 bucks is kind of wow, especially since it isn't one of the more professional mechanical keyboards (kind of like how non-audiophile brands like Razer charge more for their headsets than Senn HD555s).
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Yup, total FAIL on their part.

Maybe if they actually distributed their first keyboard it would have sold enough to keep going - instead of cutting down costs to profit more.
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So is the 7G a decent board? $140 bucks is kind of wow, especially since it isn't one of the more professional mechanical keyboards (kind of like how non-audiophile brands like Razer charge more for their headsets than Senn HD555s).
Yeah it's actually a very good board - the only complaint I have with it is backspace/backslash/enter keys, and I'm not a big fan of Cherry Blacks. But both of those are just nitpicking, the quality of the board is just fine. It's well built and has true n-key rollover. And they gave it both PS/2 and USB capabilities without needing an adapter. So yeah, if you want Cherry Blacks it's a great board.

Also, I'm almost positive that this board, the ABS, the irocks, and the Filco's are all made by the same manufacturer, which is Costar. And the Filcos w/ blacks and NKRO are around the same price, around $10 cheaper or so. And those $10 are made up for with the wrist rest and audio pass-through.
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Check out the OP - I added a ton of more information!
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Check out the OP - I added a ton of more information!
More excellent information, great job.

I'm still torn between the Filco and the upcoming MX White Deck boards however. I'm kind of considering a modding project to get some different color LED keys for the WASD cluster, F-keys, and perhaps a few other commonly used groups so I'm leaning more towards the Deck, but the Filco's do look nice, and I think I'd really like Cherry MX Blue switches.
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Hah, here I am asking you all these questions when all of them are covered in the OP :/

Silly me.
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More excellent information, great job.

I'm still torn between the Filco and the upcoming MX White Deck boards however. I'm kind of considering a modding project to get some different color LED keys for the WASD cluster, F-keys, and perhaps a few other commonly used groups so I'm leaning more towards the Deck, but the Filco's do look nice, and I think I'd really like Cherry MX Blue switches.
Here's an idea if you like: You can get one of the NKRO Filcos then order the keycaps you want lit up from Deck (they do sell them separately, some with custom logos too - bundled with LEDs). They are interchangeable!


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Hah, here I am asking you all these questions when all of them are covered in the OP :/

Silly me.
lol well I only put those keyboards in earlier today
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So, have you used all the keyboards? Some of them, I would think not (like that $1250 one). Do you have ways of judging/calculating the scores you give? Or do you get review models sent to you?
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So, have you used all the keyboards? Some of them, I would think not (like that $1250 one). Do you have ways of judging/calculating the scores you give?
Part of the score is a mix of personal preference for key switches and what the general consensus is from others - i.e., Cherry Blacks inherently get a high gaming score but low typing score.

Part of the score is based on technical specs. A board with full NKRO and a PS/2 connection gets a higher gaming score than a board with 3-key rollover and USB. Noise also is taken into consideration for the gaming score.

Part of the score is overall build quality. For example, even though the Scorpius M10 and Filco Majestouch both use Cherry Blues, the Filco still wins because of it's superior build. (And now that I think about it I should add the Das keyboard to the list just to point out how bad it is).

And while I haven't used every keyboard on that list, I have used all the switch types there except Topre and Cherry Whites. But every person who has bought a Topre that I know of considers it one of the best, if not the best switch they've typed on. And Cherry Whites are easy to predict what typing on them is like since they use the Brown Cherry tactile bump combined with the Black Cherry spring.
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Here's an idea if you like: You can get one of the NKRO Filcos then order the keycaps you want lit up from Deck (they do sell them separately, some with custom logos too - bundled with LEDs). They are interchangeable!
Ah, they do sell them separately? Their site's been down for a few days, so it's hard to get a real feel for their products, which is part of the reason why I'm waiting. Still, this keyboard probably won't be purchased for another month and a half, so I have a bit more time to keep browsing and hopefully see what Deck comes up with.

I wish Filco made a Cherry MX Black keypad - I'd pick up the FKBN87MC/EB for regular typing and the MX Black keypad for gaming (or if I don't like it, just to have a bloody keypad).
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