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Been driving my co workers nuts for the past year or so with my Dell AT101w haha....so decided to pick up a Rosewill RK-9000BRI with brown switches.
I'm very comfortable and fast on my Dell though, gonna be hard to give it up.
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So walmart doesn't sell teeth bands, and lowes has nothing close to the right sized o-rings and nothing near a reasonable price (2 for about 67 cents)

But I still think someone around here should sell something...

there is an orthodontist across the road from me, but I keep catching them on the days they are closed. Its gonna be a weird conversation lol, "um I need about 100 dental bands..."
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Ive joined the club with my new Ducky Dragon. Courtesy of OCN!
I just need to find a nice wrist rest and numpad now.
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From now on, if people would like help deciding which mechanical keyboard to go for, then this thread can be used:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1361490/keyboard-suggestion-thread

Hopefully this will cut down on a lot of the similar threads we have in this section. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by protzman View Post

awesome! what switch!
it's a blue switch. The esc key cap is made of some kind of metal. Feels heavy and diesel.
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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

Been driving my co workers nuts for the past year or so with my Dell AT101w haha....so decided to pick up a Rosewill RK-9000BRI with brown switches.
I'm very comfortable and fast on my Dell though, gonna be hard to give it up.
I know what you mean man. I love my dell so much I still switch out and use it every now and then. Wish the MX Blues were a little stiffer. I'd like to do a 62g spring mod, but don't have the time. redface.gif
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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

Been driving my co workers nuts for the past year or so with my Dell AT101w haha....so decided to pick up a Rosewill RK-9000BRI with brown switches.
I'm very comfortable and fast on my Dell though, gonna be hard to give it up.

 

The Rosewill will take some getting used to. MX-Browns are not as tactile as the AT101W's Alps Black CM switches. Nor do they require as much force. It's a good board though.

 

I'd say I like the AT101W more, but when they get older they get louder.

 

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Originally Posted by nubbinator View Post

Anyone have experience with Yellow Alps? I found a DSI BF-I-113 (big font, Yellow Alps) keyboard for $30 shipped brand new. I figure it might be worth grabbing as an experiment board, but have a few questions before I decide if I'll grab it.

First, does anyone have experience with Yellow Alps? What are they like?

Secondly, at $30, I figure it could be a good board for conversion to another switch type. I just don't know what the model numbers are for the switches, so I'm not sure where to start looking for them and what specific model numbers to look for. Any help there would be great, as would any knowledge regarding specific Alps switches I that would or wouldn't be compatible with the keyboard.

Lastly, anyone know how much a Fentek keycap set might go for? I'd want to swap out the keys as soon as I could afford it and they seem to be the only place that really does Alps keys.

 

A full Fentek set could get expensive. I don't know of anyone who has done it, so you'll have to inquire on their site about what the cost would be. Their novelty esc key caps go for ~$7/each. Though they do give bulk discounts.

 

Also, the DSI BigFont I tried had ~60cN tactile alps switches. I don't remember which type of alps since I'm not a mad man. They felt alright, better than the poor switches used on the ABS M1 & Filco Zero; but they're not as good as some of the older/nicer alps like the Dell AT101W.

 

For $30, you can't really go wrong. I would have actually enjoyed and probably kept the board had it not been for the funny enter key.

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A full Fentek set could get expensive. I don't know of anyone who has done it, so you'll have to inquire on their site about what the cost would be. Their novelty esc key caps go for ~$7/each. Though they do give bulk discounts.

Also, the DSI BigFont I tried had ~60cN tactile alps switches. I don't remember which type of alps since I'm not a mad man. They felt alright, better than the poor switches used on the ABS M1 & Filco Zero; but they're not as good as some of the older/nicer alps like the Dell AT101W.

For $30, you can't really go wrong. I would have actually enjoyed and probably kept the board had it not been for the funny enter key.

Thanks. It says it comes with Yellows, but I don't know which yellows, clicky or linear. Maybe it's the same ones you tried. And I guess I don't really care if they're amazing switches since I might try and find some other color Alps to swap in.

I suppose I could always ask them if they could do a budget set composed of any leftovers they might or some seconds that will fit and just make a truly bastard keyboard.
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The Rosewill will take some getting used to. MX-Browns are not as tactile as the AT101W's Alps Black CM switches. Nor do they require as much force. It's a good board though.

I'd say I like the AT101W more, but when they get older they get louder.



Yes I really do love my Dell. I actually like typing on the Dell more at work, than I do coming home to my K60 haha.

I got my AT101W off eBay for only about 30 bucks, and it's a black version...kinda crazy to think it's preferred over the newer stuff from today.

Definitely is loud though, it's kind of been a running joke at the office...but I think it's time to stop torturing my coworkers with the *clack clack clack*
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Thanks. It says it comes with Yellows, but I don't know which yellows, clicky or linear. Maybe it's the same ones you tried. And I guess I don't really care if they're amazing switches since I might try and find some other color Alps to swap in.

I suppose I could always ask them if they could do a budget set composed of any leftovers they might or some seconds that will fit and just make a truly bastard keyboard.

 

DSI's website says "Traditional White Alps Mechanical Switch Keyborad by DSI BF-I-113"

 

I'd actually stick with the BigFont's keycaps. They're not bad.

 

From what I found on the googler; the Yellow alps it sometimes comes with are linear Alps CM switches.

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I never thought I'd become a keyboard hoarder, but I now have three mechanical keyboards. I've got the one I am typing on now that I just won from OCN - Ducky DK9008G2 with Cherry reds. I've got a Deck Legend Toxic with Cherry blacks. I also have a Dell AT101W with black Alps (my first mechanical). I am so torn between all of these keyboards. For straight up typing I like the Dell and I also like the fact that it is white. For overall looks and quality I like the Deck. Its also the only one that is fully illuminated. For gaming I'm loving these Cherry red switches. They are so easy to press, but still have that solid mechanical feel to them. It also types better than the Deck. I'm thinking I might get rid of the Deck and this Ducky and get a fully illuminated Ducky with Cherry reds. That might be the best combination for me.
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