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post #15492 of 36848
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

Yeah.. if you have $150 to spend, get a QFR and some custom keycaps, done! and still probably cheaper than a stock filco.

I finally got to use a filco over the weekend, and is it nice?
Yes.

Is it 2x the price of a QFR
Yes
Is it 2x as nice? no

I honestly couldn't recomend it unless you want the name and have the cash to burn


Thanks for the input! +rep to everyone who helped me tongue.gif

Sounds really good, although I like the Filco name, if a QFR will work and it's sturdy as well, then I will go for the cheaper more flexible option. I like to buy a keyboard once a year and have the previous one displayed on my wall.
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Originally Posted by Swag View Post

What's the best Cherry MX Blue TKL board available right now?

I bought a Corsair K70 3 months back and enjoyed it at first but now I'm using my old Ducky with a broken U key because I started wanting that bump again. My budget is around $150 with shipping. I live in the States so shipping shouldn't be even close to being a deciding factor. smile.gif Also, I'm willing to add a few dollars on that 150 if the keyboard is absolutely recommended.

I would grab a KBT Oni or a Tex beetle personally, but I like offbeat keyboards biggrin.gif

The Ducky Shine II TKL is another option if you want backlit

All 3 are in stock over at mechanicalkeyboards.com for <$150 atm
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Thanks for the input! +rep to everyone who helped me tongue.gif

Sounds really good, although I like the Filco name, if a QFR will work and it's sturdy as well, then I will go for the cheaper more flexible option. I like to buy a keyboard once a year and have the previous one displayed on my wall.

The QFR is a great board and made by the same manufacturer as Filco, the quality is ever so slightly less than the Filco, but not enough to merit the price difference unless you are a perfectionist.
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and note the only real difference is the internal PCB quality... and filco does have better stock keycaps than the QFR, but thats where new caps come into play.
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TK got some love. (First paint job)

Oooh... pretty!
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

and note the only real difference is the internal PCB quality... and filco does have better stock keycaps than the QFR, but thats where new caps come into play.

To be fair though, just about everyone's stock caps are junk though.
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TK got some love. (First paint job) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

That is nice, is it pearlescent or a fade?

Either way, it would nice in the KOTM. tongue.gif
post #15499 of 36848
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Originally Posted by nubbinator View Post

To be fair though, just about everyone's stock caps are junk though.

Very true, I was really disappointed with how cheap the keycaps felt on my (recently acquired through trade) ducky shine 2 9008.
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Originally Posted by Jayjr1105 View Post

Considering the QFR in blues is nearly half price and is damn near in quality and functionality I would say no.
Damn near quality is not right imo
My fav still filco other than my korean custom
So solid,no flex, heavy and well built
And I have qfr as well since its cheap to modified

But in term of functionality,yeah its a keyboard you cant expect more
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