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Nope, they make the cheap boards with horrid quality control.
Well, that sounds like everything else Razer makes. *puts on flame proof suit*
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So, question for you folk, I am looking to make the switch and jump into mechanical keyboards. My problem is that I haven't really found a keyboard that I like yet. So, I am looking for some suggestions. I want a tenkeyless since I have to fit the keyboard on a dorm desk for the next few years, and I am currently liking either MX blue or brown. Now here is the tricky part. I also would love to have red LED backlighting. Unfortunately, all I have found with blue switches is blue led backlights. Does anyone have suggestions on what to get or even just general advice for a first time mechanical keyboard buyer?
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So, question for you folk, I am looking to make the switch and jump into mechanical keyboards. My problem is that I haven't really found a keyboard that I like yet. So, I am looking for some suggestions. I want a tenkeyless since I have to fit the keyboard on a dorm desk for the next few years, and I am currently liking either MX blue or brown. Now here is the tricky part. I also would love to have red LED backlighting. Unfortunately, all I have found with blue switches is blue led backlights. Does anyone have suggestions on what to get or even just general advice for a first time mechanical keyboard buyer?
Duckie Shines come in any color and switch type, and I think CM has one that's red backlit with blue switches.

edit: nevermidn about CM, all of their backlit boards have numpad.
Edited by Art Vanelay - 8/18/13 at 6:24pm
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So, question for you folk, I am looking to make the switch and jump into mechanical keyboards. My problem is that I haven't really found a keyboard that I like yet. So, I am looking for some suggestions. I want a tenkeyless since I have to fit the keyboard on a dorm desk for the next few years, and I am currently liking either MX blue or brown. Now here is the tricky part. I also would love to have red LED backlighting. Unfortunately, all I have found with blue switches is blue led backlights. Does anyone have suggestions on what to get or even just general advice for a first time mechanical keyboard buyer?

I'm not a fan of the Ducky's but I haven't used one. However, for a board to convert you to the party of superior beings. A Ducky should fit your needs quite nicely.
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So, probably the Shine 2 DK9087? Where would I go about finding that board? All I really see is sold out boards here and there. Are they releasing a Shine 3 variant of the DK9087 any time soon?
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That's got plate mounted switches with Cherry stabilizers. I've heard it's the same OEM as Leupold. Seems pretty good.
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So those keycools are good quality boards? I haven't really heard much about them, so when I saw them, I was hesitant.
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So those keycools are good quality boards? I haven't really heard much about them, so when I saw them, I was hesitant.


 

Yeah, 87 & 108 are standard Costar boards.

 

The 84 is slightly lower quality but not horrid by any means.

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So those keycools are good quality boards? I haven't really heard much about them, so when I saw them, I was hesitant.
I'm not entirely sure about the OEM. You should probably get a second opinion before buying.
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