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Need a Filco keyboard that's good for both gaming and typing. Go!
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post #3222 of 14566
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Need a Filco keyboard that's good for both gaming and typing. Go!
Filco Tactile Touch NKRO
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post #3223 of 14566
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After missing out on the ABS M1 as my 1st mech. keyboard, I am craving one, but man they are expensive for some nice ones. My g15 has served me well, but with my now MUCH smaller desk, I cant use the keyboard tray with the keyboard and mouse, so I want to find something much smaller, maybe even something without the numpads or an ultra slim numpad or something.

from what I have read something with MX Blacks for gaming is ideal, but not so good for typing? and blue is more for both?
Blues are ideal for typing. Blacks are ideal for gaming. Browns are a compromise.


Here's a list of common or notable "old" mechanical keyboards, with pictures and some basic info:
http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...keyboards.html
Look in thrift stores, charity stores, electronics recycling stores, schools and offices and shops that might be upgrading, dumpsters, garage sales, and eBay/Craigslist, or see what's for sale on here or Geekhack.org.
post #3224 of 14566
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
Filco Tactile Touch NKRO
But what switches?
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But what switches?
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...pid=fkbn104meb

It only comes with Cherry MX Brown switches.

Tactile Click = Cherry MX Blues
Linear Force = Cherry MX Blacks
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I just got mine, well I got back and it was on my porch, its a little awkward to type on it but I am sure that I just need to get used to typing on it, it doesn't require as much effort to type on it as it did on my dell keyboard, and the sound of typing on this sounds so much more fulfilling as it sounds like I am typing really really fast when I really am not, and I like how the spacebar has a different sound to it when it bottoms out then the rest of the keyboard, I tried to take a key off to have a look at the mechanical switch underneath but I couldn't get it off, maybe I just didn't apply enough pressure, didn't wanna break it lol.
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pics please, i wanna see how it looks too
Took these on my phone so sorry for quality, couldn't be bothered to get my camera out lol.





and one without the esc for comparison



What's everyone think? I think I like it without the red better.

note- the coloured keys look a bit brighter than they actually do, although they are not far off, think the flash caught them more or something.
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Oh man, I was pressing keys for comparison on my old keyboard and to me it feels like GARBAGE now, the keys are bland feeling and they just feel like you are pushing the rubber down!
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I'm still a little skeptical about mechanical keyboards tbh. I think the main thing that attracts me to them is mod potential.

Sure, my old logitech was crap because the keys would stick sometimes, like if you tried to press them at an angle they wouldn't go down. But now I'm typing on this keyboard that sounds like a typewriter. For typing it's easy to see how they're better than rubber domes, but not for gaming. A few days ago I tried my friend's microsoft ergonomic keyboard (4000 I believe, rubber dome anyhow). It is really quiet, and doesn't have the same key-sticking problem my logitech had. Not only that, but it requires much less force to press the keys, so pressing a key repeatedly is really easy. Compared to a mechanical keyboard, the keys obviously felt very soft. I read lots of people complaining about mushy rubber dome keyboards on here, but I still don't see how that is bad for gaming. IMO it wasn't really mushy, the keys just felt soft, easy to press, and quiet.

Here's my reasoning. Most gamers bottom out the keys regardless of the switch type, so it doesn't really matter that mechanical keyboards actuate before being bottomed out. Other than that, as long as the rubber dome doesn't have a crappy inconsistent feel when the keys are pressed, I see very little reason to have a mechanical keyboard .

I'll be blunt. The clacky noise is a huge turn off for me. In order to get the keys not to bottom out, I have to type impractically slowly and carefully. I haven't checked recently, but when I first got my at101w, my typing speed couldn't match my typing speed on my thinkpad (better than my logitech though).


Forgive me for my heresy, but this still doesn't quite make sense. Am I just using the wrong kind of switches? There's no way I'm spending 200+ on a Topre board, keyboards are just too far down on my list of priorities to put that much money into one.

Don't get me wrong, I haven't given up on them yet. I'm just thinking through my options.

Maybe it's time to switch back to my linear keyboard .
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For gaming I would agree with you, there's not really much difference from a rubber dome to a mechanical in my experience. The main attraction to them for me and probably for most people is for typing I think.

Also about the noise, I think its really worth learning not to bottom keys out when typing, it really made my typing much much faster and more comfortable for me. I was quite surprised what a speed boost i got from doing it. My keyboard with MX browns is no louder than a rubber dome board when not bottoming out so noise isn't an issue for me, and for games they are noisy anyway so I don't notice lol, not sure if that's a problem for you or not.

Also, if an AT101 is the only board you have then perhaps try another board, I started on that and while I found that it was nicer than a rubber dome board its nothing compared to my MX browns.

If you are happy using rubber domes then there's not really any harm in sticking with them though, at least you know you have tried a mech board
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