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Dug this one out of the garage. I forgot I had it. It's been in the garage since 2000. Alps switch goodness (confirmed). Working fine other than being finicky with what PS/2 to USB connectors it will work with.



Mmmm....dampened ALPs goodness. I love the SGI granite boards!
    
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I've a question for all the old school board users, with the amount of modern mechanical boards, why is there still a group for big boxy desk eating beige boards? Sure they are cool, but are they that much better than modern mechs?
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Hello _AKIMbO_, haven't seen you in a while. wave2.gif
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I've a question for all the old school board users, with the amount of modern mechanical boards, why is there still a group for big boxy desk eating beige boards? Sure they are cool, but are they that much better than modern mechs?
I don't own any older boards but some reasons that I have heard are: Switches with wear feel better/smoother, some switch types can only be found in older boards, and the larger cases can feel extremely solid making for a more enjoyable typing experience without having to worry that your keyboard will slide around your desk. Also, older boards can have thick doubleshot keycaps and collectible value to some people.
Edited by Excaliborg - 7/24/13 at 6:37am
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I don't own any older boards but some reasons that I have heard are: Switches with wear feel better/smoother, some switch types can only be found in older boards, and the larger cases can feel extremely solid making for a more enjoyable typing experience without having to worry that your keyboard will slide around your desk. Also, older boards can have thick doubleshot keycaps and collectible value to some people.

All of this, plus the fact that you can find the old boards free in someone's garbage, instead of paying over $200 for a modern mech of similar quality.
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I don't own any older boards but some reasons that I have heard are: Switches with wear feel better/smoother, some switch types can only be found in older boards, and the larger cases can feel extremely solid making for a more enjoyable typing experience without having to worry that your keyboard will slide around your desk. Also, older boards can have thick doubleshot keycaps and collectible value to some people.
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All of this, plus the fact that you can find the old boards free in someone's garbage, instead of paying over $200 for a modern mech of similar quality.
Although those boards are good for typing, I've found that gaming on a 1993 IBM Model M caused a lot of problems, most likely due to it having more latency than my QFR.

In a game like Counter Strike where keyboard and mouse synchronization is incredibly important, I did a fair bit worse with the Model M than my QFR.
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I don't own any older boards but some reasons that I have heard are: Switches with wear feel better/smoother, some switch types can only be found in older boards, and the larger cases can feel extremely solid making for a more enjoyable typing experience without having to worry that your keyboard will slide around your desk. Also, older boards can have thick doubleshot keycaps and collectible value to some people.
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I've a question for all the old school board users, with the amount of modern mechanical boards, why is there still a group for big boxy desk eating beige boards? Sure they are cool, but are they that much better than modern mechs?

And you have to keep in mind also that those certain switch type's are different than their modern equivalent's or variants. ALPS for example is it's own patented switch that has been copied under the 'white' switch and the feel is not the same. If you want a TRUE alps, you have to either go old school or a modern board with Fukkah switches which is continuation of the simplified Alps CM .

I think one of the bigger reasons people go old school is just that the quality is higher. Manufacturing methods these days are all driven towards efficiency and cost savings can be had everywhere. You just don't find a keyboard built like an Abrams tank like you used to. Of course there is some pride in taking an old school shell and modding it out with modern switches or configurations so one can enjoy the best of both worlds so to speak.
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To me ( and yes I am old enough to have used some of the older keyboards ) compared to a modern keyboard, they just seem so uncomfortable, the height of them makes it seem that they require a wrist wrest, and the size of the thing is a desk eater. Though I'm sure the build quality is satisfyingly better than todays plastic snap together manufacturing.


Unrelated question: has anyone found their fingers hurting after using a board with reds for a few days?
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I don't know if i showed my dyesub black/black caps along with my SC2 theme caps

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A pair of custom hand made caps I've made, one a sand cast zinc cap, the other a Pau Amarello cap.





And a 60% wrist wrest I made out of Curly Maple and dyed with black wood dye, sanded down, and dyed again with red wood dye.

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