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So, the MS keyboard on the OCUK website wasn't in the US layout, but we had a really old US layout keyboard lying around in an old crate in a rather damp store cupboard. It wasn't hard to type with, as I had feared. Alright, I didn't want to touch it because it was disgusting, but after wiping it down I gave it a go. Spent a few hours typing on it (mostly complaints >.>) and decided that I could deal with it if I remapped the keys.

And then...

I ordered the Filco.
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So, the MS keyboard on the OCUK website wasn't in the US layout, but we had a really old US layout keyboard lying around in an old crate in a rather damp store cupboard. It wasn't hard to type with, as I had feared. Alright, I didn't want to touch it because it was disgusting, but after wiping it down I gave it a go. Spent a few hours typing on it (mostly complaints >.>) and decided that I could deal with it if I remapped the keys.

And then...

I ordered the Filco.
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Looking forward to it. I have quite a wait (well, couple of weeks) but I'm sure it will be worth it. I went for the tenkeyless model with Cherry Blues. Can't wait for it
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I use the cheapest keyboards and mouses i can find. They suite my very well for some reason. I've spent like ~$100 on keyboards twice and they both sucked, so I've never bothered. But I definitely didn't know as much as I do after reading this post. Maybe in the future I'll be interested in a used Realforce
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I use the cheapest keyboards and mouses i can find. They suite my very well for some reason. I've spent like ~$100 on keyboards twice and they both sucked, so I've never bothered. But I definitely didn't know as much as I do after reading this post. Maybe in the future I'll be interested in a used Realforce
It's definitely true that most 'gaming' keyboards have nowhere near the quality to justify their price.
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Okay, I bought a cheap mechanical keyboard at a thrift store. Wondering where I can get a good AT-PS2/USB connector?
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Okay, I bought a cheap mechanical keyboard at a thrift store. Wondering where I can get a good AT-PS2/USB connector?
Anywhere, they are simple wiring adapters. AT and PS/2 are electrically identical. If you've got a microcenter or radioshack near you they should have one. There are two types - one piece and two piece. You should put some effort into getting a two-piece one because the one-piece can block all the connectors around the PS/2 port, and sometimes not even fit because some cases have the I/O panel recessed.

What keyboard did you get, out of curiosity?
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Anywhere, they are simple wiring adapters. AT and PS/2 are electrically identical. If you've got a microcenter or radioshack near you they should have one. There are two types - one piece and two piece. You should put some effort into getting a two-piece one because the one-piece can block all the connectors around the PS/2 port, and sometimes not even fit because some cases have the I/O panel recessed.

What keyboard did you get, out of curiosity?
He also mentioned to USB.
This one works great for me:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...9599&CatId=469
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He also mentioned to USB.
This one works great for me:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...9599&CatId=469
You know, I've had trouble with all PS/2->USB adapters I've ever tried. Either there's a problem with the repeat rate being extremely slow, a problem with rollover, or a problem with held keys being translated into repeated keys.
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Just a heads up, I got a cheap basic keyboard from Tesco's the other day for a 5iver (H16VKEY) to use on my spare machine, its smoother than butter.

No good for gaming, a pleasure to type on though.
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