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Hey guys. smile.gif

So I wanted to get an upgrade from my IBM Model M. What's the best mech keyboard for $125?
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Do you want back-lighting, and what color? Tenkeyless or no preference? Switch type preference? tongue.gif
 
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Hey guys. smile.gif

So I wanted to get an upgrade from my IBM Model M. What's the best mech keyboard for $125?

If you use the format outlined in this thread then we'll be able to help you out much more. smile.gif

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


Also I've done some more work on the Keyboard Suggestion thread, but I could do with some help putting down pros/ cons for the boards listed on there if anyone can lend me some of their expertise. smile.gif
Edited by Paradigm84 - 3/21/13 at 10:50am
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GH60 group buy is open! wheee.gif Definitely buying one, maybe more if money allows. biggrin.gif
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If you use the format outlined in this thread then we'll be able to help you out much more. smile.gif

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

Alright, done.

Price: $125
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): No.
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full Size.
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming and Typing.
USB/ PS2: Either.
KRO:Doesn't matter.
Macro keys (yes/ no): No.
Media keys (yes/ no): No.
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US.

*Noise level (high/low): Low.
*Tactility (yes/ no): Yes.
*Stiffness (high/ low): Whatever's less stiff than the IBM Model M. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

If you use the format outlined in this thread then we'll be able to help you out much more. smile.gif

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

Alright, done.

Price: $125
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): No.
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full Size.
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming and Typing.
USB/ PS2: Either.
KRO:Doesn't matter.
Macro keys (yes/ no): No.
Media keys (yes/ no): No.
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US.

*Noise level (high/low): Low.
*Tactility (yes/ no): Yes.
*Stiffness (high/ low): Whatever's less stiff than the IBM Model M. tongue.gif

WASD v1, either of the DAS boards with MX Browns or MX Blues (both tactile, MX Blues having a click at the actuation point.

Downside of the DAS is the glossy coating.

If you go for the standard WASD v1 you can customise the base colour of the keys and choose to have Esc and w,a,s,d different colours, if you spend marginally more on the custom WASD v1 you can completely customise the colours down to individual keycaps, fonts etc.

Note however that the WASD-v2 will be out in a few months which looks to have a (IMO) better case and other features.
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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post

I didn't go all through the thread but I'm typing on a CM Storm Trigger with mx-blues now and while it's a decent board I'm not that impressed.... no comparison at all to my Filco tenkeyless with browns. The backlighting only wants to be on or off not the adjustable brightness it should have and several of the keys are sticky most noticeably the space, shift and O keys. I will be returning this board and getting something different for work.

I don't own one but the Trigger is supposed to have 5 steps of adjustable brightness. I know this based based on both the specs listed by CM and reviews I have read.

With regard to sticky keys and other QC-related issues, I'm a bit surprised. These boards are made by Costar, who did a pretty good job for CM with the Quickfire Rapid and who we otherwise know as the OEM for Filco and many of the other popular mechanical keyboards.
     
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Alright, done.

Price: $125
Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): No.
Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full Size.
Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming and Typing.
USB/ PS2: Either.
KRO:Doesn't matter.
Macro keys (yes/ no): No.
Media keys (yes/ no): No.
Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US.

*Noise level (high/low): Low.
*Tactility (yes/ no): Yes.
*Stiffness (high/ low): Whatever's less stiff than the IBM Model M. tongue.gif

 

Wait till May and get the WASD Custom Keyboard v2.

I'd get MX-Blues unless you want to avoid the excess noise. Then get MX-Browns.

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Alright, done.


Price: $125

Backlighting (yes (colour?)/ no ): No.

Size (60%, TKL, full size etc): Full Size.

Use (games/ programming/ typing etc): Gaming and Typing.

USB/ PS2: Either.

KRO:Doesn't matter.

Macro keys (yes/ no): No.

Media keys (yes/ no): No.

Layout (US/ ANSI, etc): US.


*Noise level (high/low): Low.

*Tactility (yes/ no): Yes.

*Stiffness (high/ low): Whatever's less stiff than the IBM Model M. tongue.gif

Wait till May and get the WASD Custom Keyboard v2.


I'd get MX-Blues unless you want to avoid the excess noise. Then get MX-Browns.

Are they planning on bringing PBT caps in anytime soon?

Also what do you think of the Recommended Mech board thread Tator? http://www.overclock.net/t/1369214/recommended-mechanical-keyboards
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