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http://10fastfingers.com/speedtests/generate_screenshot_result/137_694_0_0_132_1_99.88_166_133284

^ Speed with Quickfire Rapid Cherry MX Blue switches.


http://10fastfingers.com/speedtests/generate_screenshot_result/134_682_0_0_129_1_99.86_189_133186

^ laptop membrane


Typically, I have faster speeds on my laptop membrane. I'm not sure what it is. Maybe from just me as a sample, mechanical keyboards don't really improve typing speed if that's what new people are buying them for. They're just far more comfortable and pleasing to type on. Often times, I unplug my mech just to mash the keys because they feel so nice.

Laptops are Scissorswitch keys.
(aka Chocolate, Chicklet, Island keys)

And they only have 2mm bottom out distance.
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Typically, I have faster speeds on my laptop membrane. I'm not sure what it is. Maybe from just me as a sample, mechanical keyboards don't really improve typing speed if that's what new people are buying them for. They're just far more comfortable and pleasing to type on. Often times, I unplug my mech just to mash the keys because they feel so nice.

I type the exact same speed on rubber dome, mech, or topre. Performance isn't really a valid argument for buying a mech, it's just feel and overall quality.
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Not sure I'll probably have to look around but it shouldn't be impossible.
I know you can get the pcb, but you are going to need to find a case for it, a plate, a teensy switches and a bunch of other stuff.

here is the pcb
http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=536
 
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im so lost.
why is he mixing switches?
That is what the person who wanted it asked for.
 
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Where did people previously get all this stuff?
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Where did people previously get all this stuff?

Typically group buys on GeekHack from what I've seen. I think now that Mechanical Keyboards is stocking the PCBs, they're going to look into stocking plates and cases, or even full kits.
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They're in the library, I'm guessing for the game design/multimedia course. I'm in graphic design and we touch on everything and everything else the other design courses do.

I found those machines are more heavily locked than anything. Couldn't even access System Properties, so much for machines being there for the "coders", or so the staff claims. Was only able to find out it was running a GTX 470 without opening the bolted side panels in a Acer (sadly not Predator) "gaming" case.

Upon searching, it was apparently a Saitek Cyborg V5 "GAMING" keyboard. It was mushier than anything I've felt though, and I've used membranes for more than 2 decades. It starts the plastic-y resist and squeak before you get close to anything to bottoming out.

Here goes my rant again... I'm not gonan be kicked out of the club am I? Please don't! frown.gif I suggested the measure hand size by keys distance idea! tongue.gif

No seriously. Please don't kick me out.

Oh yea, that makes sense. I'm sure the membranes on those things are so worn out. They're probably going on almost 3 years of use by now. That's like 50 in rubber dome years. laughingsmiley.gif
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Typically group buys on GeekHack from what I've seen. I think now that Mechanical Keyboards is stocking the PCBs, they're going to look into stocking plates and cases, or even full kits.

I think the Deskthority GB is one of the best way to get pretty much any MX switch right now but if you're only going to use one or two of a switch like WFD did a classified listing is probably the best way to go or you just ask politely to see if anyone has some spare switches.
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That one in the trash can was jixrs tongue.gif

well more evidence that I am old/confused and scared of change redface.gif

as for the Saitek discussion, I had an Eclipse v2 and while not mechanical, it was a very good keyboard, and is still in use 7 years later by the guy I sold it to...
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Anybody type lower speed use the mechanical keyboard ? I wouldn't buy before over then 60 wpm.
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