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Both Unicomp and Fentek sell Model M keycaps of various color and labels. Not sure on prices though. Fentek has more variety, but is probably more expensive. Unicomp should mostly just have the standard keys seen on their models.
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post #3903 of 14564
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Both Unicomp and Fentek sell Model M keycaps of various color and labels. Not sure on prices though. Fentek has more variety, but is probably more expensive. Unicomp should mostly just have the standard keys seen on their models.
Unicomp will sell a full blank set for $25... not sure if they have the right keycaps for the Trackpoint, but they might have.

On geekhack.org, you can sell your M13 keys, and probably make back that much.
Edited by ch_123 - 5/20/10 at 2:05pm
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I have only ever had keyboards from the likes of Logitech and Microsoft, and have never found one I actually like. I only recently discovered that good ones even existed.

I realise the good ones aren't cheap, but what would be a good mechanical keyboard, primarily suited to gaming, that won't break the bank? I'm in the U.K, which as usual has fewer choices and higher prices when it comes to electronics.
Edited by pantalaimon - 5/20/10 at 2:16pm
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I have only ever had keyboards from the likes of Logitech and Microsoft, and have never found one I actually like. I only recently discovered that good ones even existed.

I realise the good ones aren't cheap, but what would be a good mechanical keyboard, primarily suited to gaming, that won't break the bank? I'm in the U.K, which as usual has fewer choices and higher prices when it comes to electronics.
Look into the Steelseries 7G or the 6Gv2 if you don't want all the misc. features of the 7G.

Mechanical KBs suited to gaming would be the Cherry Blacks and Reds. Reds are rather rare though, Blacks are more common. The 7G is 115 US dollars and the 6Gv2 was supposed to be 99 US dollars. They are both worth the price tag.

I know others are going to recommend the Cherry Browns and possibly even the blues, if you want this Keyboard to be suited towards gaming ( FPS, RTS, even some MMOs ) get the Cherry Blacks, you will not regret it.
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Look into the Steelseries 7G or the 6Gv2 if you don't want all the misc. features of the 7G.

Mechanical KBs suited to gaming would be the Cherry Blacks and Reds. Reds are rather rare though, Blacks are more common. The 7G is 115 US dollars and the 6Gv2 was supposed to be 99 US dollars. They are both worth the price tag.

I know others are going to recommend the Cherry Browns and possibly even the blues, if you want this Keyboard to be suited towards gaming ( FPS, RTS, even some MMOs ) get the Cherry Blacks, you will not regret it.
Can't find the 6GV2 here. The Cherry keyboards seem to be pretty scarce too. Anybody point me in the right direction in terms of a source?
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you sneaky bastard didn't know you ordered one
Haha! I must say, I really underestimated the value of a good keyboard. Even with all the extras a side (NKRO and things) it just feels SO nice to type on. I have literally been typing out contractions just to hit more keys on the keyboard.
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post #3909 of 14564
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Can't find the 6GV2 here. The Cherry keyboards seem to be pretty scarce too. Anybody point me in the right direction in terms of a source?
Here's the 7G

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steel-Series...4395942&sr=8-1

7G, 6Gv2, Filco Linear Force, and Deck Linear all use Black Cherry MX switches. You don't need a Cherry board specifically to have Cherry switches.
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Originally Posted by Maytan View Post
Haha! I must say, I really underestimated the value of a good keyboard. Even with all the extras a side (NKRO and things) it just feels SO nice to type on. I have literally been typing out contractions just to hit more keys on the keyboard.
glad you are happy.
Edited by lmnop - 5/20/10 at 4:12pm
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