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Hmm, i really wanted one of the Deck boards (i need backlight) but for me to get one in canada they want 170 bucks for the board alone, thats nuts!
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Hmm, i really wanted one of the Deck boards (i need backlight) but for me to get one in canada they want 170 bucks for the board alone, thats nuts!
It's the same in the states

However, you can do the backlighting yourself relatively easy on any Cherry MX based board. Their switches all have a slot for a 3mm LED to fit. There are also custom keycaps for cherry switches that let you stick a piece of paper underneath a clear plastic layer so you can use your own labels. You can just get those, get a black piece of paper, and cut out the letters so that the light shines through.

It's a lot of work, but if you wanna save money that's the way to go!
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Deck absolutely priced themselves out of my consideration. I was looking forward to thier "tactile" boards but at 180.00 plus shipping that is too rich for me. I am sure they have very good reasons for the price increases but it makes it just that much harder to get gamers interested in thier excellent keyboards. Uninformed buyers will take one look and say "What Ever!", while informed buys (I do consider myself an informed buyer) will check thier budget and look elsewhere. I can get, and I already have some, excellent mechanical keyboards quite cheap on eaby, flea markets, pawnshops, etc. The only caveat that Deck has for me is backlighting.

Ok, rant off, sorry to take up your time.
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Deck absolutely priced themselves out of my consideration. I was looking forward to thier "tactile" boards but at 180.00 plus shipping that is too rich for me. I am sure they have very good reasons for the price increases but it makes it just that much harder to get gamers interested in thier excellent keyboards. Uninformed buyers will take one look and say "What Ever!", while informed buys (I do consider myself an informed buyer) will check thier budget and look elsewhere. I can get, and I already have some, excellent mechanical keyboards quite cheap on eaby, flea markets, pawnshops, etc. The only caveat that Deck has for me is backlighting.

Ok, rant off, sorry to take up your time.
Agreed.

I also think I'd actually like the Cherry White switches. The only reason I don't like browns so much is because they are too light for me.

But $180....It's the same price as a Tenkeyless Filco w/ Cherry Blues + separate number pad + leather wrist rest + acrylic roof. Or something like that.

If the Deck keyboards were actually fancy looking...maybe something like the Das casing but with backlit keys and a cleaner font, with lighting options for each individual key separately, onboard macro programming like the Anykey, and as many switches to choose from as Filco has, I'd buy it without hesitation.
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To be honest, if it were at the old price point (129.99) I too would buy it with no hesitation. But I really must draw a line with my spending. Too many toys I want! Besides, my steampunked Dell 101 (black) is pretty darned nice.
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With regards to polling rates i just thought i would point out that that higher polling rates would have no effect on the CPU because the keyboard input from keyboard to PC is still handled by interrupts. The processor that is doing the polling is actually on the keyboard, probably some dinky 8086 or something.
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With regards to polling rates i just thought i would point out that that higher polling rates would have no effect on the CPU because the keyboard input from keyboard to PC is still handled by interrupts. The processor that is doing the polling is actually on the keyboard, probably some dinky 8086 or something.
This only applies to PS/2 boards (where the board is actually the host). And interrupts generated from a USB keyboard are actually done through BIOS (and therefore the CPU) when 'Legacy USB' is enabled.

Unless you can show some
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That is interesting...lete joined specifically to comment on that...hmmmmm
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Manyak -
I see you know what you're talking about, I've been humbled and educated.

PropNut -
I thought it would be important to mention since this was such a good resource for mechanical keyboard comparison. It was the first thing to come up when i googled "Mechanical Keyboard nkro". I haven't been into mechanical keyboards for very long, in fact i've never owned one, i tried to win a daskeyboard professional on ebay a caouple weeks ago but lost the auction by a dollar, the thing went for $41 total. After spending another week finding another substantial keyboard I realize i should have bid higher, these things are expensive. To add insult to injury i really need a new keyboard now because my f key is fussy all of a sudden.
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Lete, thanks for the explaination. Usually when someone chimes in for the first time (thier first post) it is someone trolling for an argument. I apologize if I insulted you with my post.
I purchased a Dell 101 "clicky" keyboard on Ebay for 12.00, an excellent way to "get my feet wet" so to speak. For 50.00 you can pick up a Scopious M10 (cherry blue switches) if you have a bit more money. This would tide you over until you can afford the specific keyboard that you want.

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