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I finished modding one of my dell at101w's.

Before and after




Here's a picture of one of the switches. I took out the tactile piece in the keyswitch, and added some foam to each one so it wouldn't be as loud. It is quieter, but the foam essentially added its own tactile feel. The original switches had a tactile bump, these are linear except right before the switch engages it starts getting harder to press. After it engages it keeps getting harder and harder to press until it's bottomed out. With that kind of feel it is easy not to bottom out when typing. Typing is a little odd, it's like chopping off the last half of the key travel, so you stop pressing the key right after it starts getting harder to press. It still isn't clear when the key actuates though.

*edit* after typing on it some more (I'm actually using it right now) it feels very 'springy' for lack of a better word. It feels like the springs are even stiffer than stock, except you barely have to push the key to get it to work. It's like typing on stiff laptop keys. It's actually pretty satisfying because the keys never bottom out, so there is never that feeling when the pressure gives out. I've actually been able to type fairly fast on it, although I've been accidentally hitting keys I didn't mean to. */edit*

I'm undecided on typing, but it's really nice for gaming. It is a lot like when they were linear except instead of bottoming out and hearing a loud "clack", generally I stop pressing the key before the bottom.

(sorry for the blurry pic)

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Edited by drjoey1500 - 2/20/10 at 3:24pm
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Just arrived, Steelseries 7G.
    
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I think I´m a member of the mechanical keyboards fans.
I have some keyboards...
IBM model M
IBM space saver
Filco Zero tenkeyless
Cherry G80
Compaq 11800
Unicomp Spacesaver
Unicomp Endurapro
Dell AT101W
Focus 5001
DSI SMK85
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I recently purchased the Filco Majestouch Tactile Click NKRO, and I feel that it's absolutely the best computer-related purchase that I have ever made! I am absolutely in love with this keyboard. I had very high expecations, and it has actually exceeded those expecations!! So I definitely wish to be a member of this club!

I don't own any other mechanical keyboards.
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I just won a Cherry G84-4100PPAUS, to add to my Model M.
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How did you win it. WeirD! I just discoverd the caps lock LED light on my filco is stuck on always on.

Actually both cap and scroll LED's are stuck
    
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Originally Posted by yellowtoblerone View Post
How did you win it. WeirD! I just discoverd the caps lock LED light on my filco is stuck on always on.

Actually both cap and scroll LED's are stuck
Where did you buy it from? I mean, if you bought it from Elite Keyboards, then I bet they will take care of you pretty well.
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It was an ebay auction.
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I just got the ABS M1 from newegg. This is the best computer purchase I've made since my q9550. I can't believe the difference this makes for typing and gaming! Why don't more people know about how awesome mechanical boards are?
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