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I just got my first mechanical keyboard ever. I got it in a trade for essentially very cheap (I have about $80 invested in it even after buying all new keycaps for $50 on eBay).

It came with black on black keys and since I type like a child and occasionally need to look down at the keys for reference, I had to change that. I got some WASD Black on Red keycaps. The keyboard uses Cherry MX Red switches. It's a KBTalking Pro Mechanical Bluetooth..

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I just got my first mechanical keyboard ever. I got it in a trade for essentially very cheap (I have about $80 invested in it even after buying all new keycaps for $50 on eBay).

It came with black on black keys and since I type like a child and occasionally need to look down at the keys for reference, I had to change that. I got some WASD Black on Red keycaps. The keyboard uses Cherry MX Red switches. It's a KBTalking Pro Mechanical Bluetooth..

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Dang, that looks pretty sweet. Got a great deal on it too.
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Reminds me of how good the red keycaps look for Topre keyboards! I like it even more than the green ones.
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Might as well join. At the time, Canada had limited mech keyboards to what I need.
Brown switches with Red backlit. When CM came out the Trigger I was happy. After a year of use, I gotta say it has been fantastic.
Big thing for me is how the wrist rest is designed. perfect for me.
    
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My new Filco Ninja with browns!


More here : http://imgur.com/a/abE4p
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Anyone know if this is a pretty high quality mech keyboard? Noppoo Choc Mid? http://www.amazon.com/Noppoo-Mechanical-Keyboard-switches-Character/dp/B00ABDJRLE/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1373220629&sr=1-20&keywords=mechanical+keyboard+mx+red

Looking for a TKL that isn't going to break the bank and isn't a cooller master.
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Pop quiz: is going with USB fine for a mech keyboard, I know the PS2 port allows N key roll over, but since my destop is located pretty par away from my desk, that would require running another extender from my desk all the way to my tower, vs plugging it into the USB hub I have mounted behind my monitor.
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Noppoo is supposed to be a good brand, there choc mini is pretty popular, never heard of the mid before though.

Just bought myself a Poker II with browns, can't wait for it to show up!

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Pop quiz: is going with USB fine for a mech keyboard, I know the PS2 port allows N key roll over, but since my destop is located pretty par away from my desk, that would require running another extender from my desk all the way to my tower, vs plugging it into the USB hub I have mounted behind my monitor.

Gonna quote myself from another thread
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Originally Posted by RatPatrol01 View Post

Yes, this is true these days, several keyboards like the Corsairs and the CM Storms are capable of "NKRO" through USB now.

The real difference is how the processor interprets commands from each, via usb, each keypress comes in as a high priority command and is placed at the top of the "stack" so to speak, and treated as first come first serve. As a result, USB still doesn't technically support NKRO, it now just supports 20KRO, which is high enough to basically be equivalent to NKRO.

PS/2 on the other hand works as a direct hardware interrupt to the CPU, so the moment a key is pressed, the PS/2 connection tlls the CPU, no matter what it is doing, allocate at least enough processing power to execute the command, and execute it immediately. This is how NKRO is possible, as the only technical limitation is the processor's ability to multitask, which is for all intents and purposes infinite due to the lack of effort required to process a keypress.

What does this mean? If you wanna leave it to cold hard technicalities, PS/2 is capable of NKRO and frees up a usb port, so I say use it if you have a PS/2 port and PS/2 adapter, but if not, screw it, the difference is extremely negligible.

EDIT: Note to jayfkay, anti-ghosting only applies to non-mech boards, which are capable of no KRO, or very small KRO. Anti-ghosting is a way of handling commands from such boards in a way that minimizes the delay between them.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

Pop quiz: is going with USB fine for a mech keyboard, I know the PS2 port allows N key roll over, but since my destop is located pretty par away from my desk, that would require running another extender from my desk all the way to my tower, vs plugging it into the USB hub I have mounted behind my monitor.
Do you ever actually hit more than 6 keys at once? If the answer is no, then you are fine with USB. If the answer is yes, what the hell are you doing with your keyboard.

I play on an IBM Model M, and I've never really noticed any kind of problem with rollover, as long as you bind your keys properly (for example, I don't bind anything that would require WED to be all pressed at once).
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cool, i'll just stick with usb, I figured it wouldn't be much of a difference anyway, even though I do find myself typing alot faster on a mech vs a dome ( I suppose due to the keys actuating higher up than a rubber dome that you basically have to botttom out each stroke )

Once I get my new keycaps in, i'll get a colored micro-usb cable to match, and the frame painted up, i'll post some pics.
( my QF rapid has the rubber coating on the frame, is it absolutely nessisary to remove it before painting? I figure if it turns out crappy, i'll just peel the rubber off down to the plastic and paint again )

Gonna go for white blank keys, white chord, and painting the gunmetal grey to a lighter more alluminum grey to match the looks of my apple wireless keyboard my new one has replaced.
Edited by Jixr - 7/7/13 at 1:55pm
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