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anyone know if microcenter carries any 60% boards? I'll be visting one soon and was wondering if they have any good stuff in stock I should look at while i'm there.

As far as I've seen the only mech keyboard they sell is the Logitech.
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If you're going to Microcenter you can expect 2 types of keyboards. Gamer keyboards like Razer and Non-Brand keyboards.

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The Microcenter by me has a few Ducky boards, as well as ones from Cooler Master and Corsair.
I think it's a YMMV kind of deal with different locations.
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Yeah I think that it does depend on location with Microcenter because the one by my father-in-law have some decent mechanical keyboards, granted there are only a few of these better mechanical keyboards, and then a bunch of razer's(which I do not care for from when typing on my cousins, I have felt a better feel from cooler master qfr at a cheaper price)
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Not exactly keyboard related, but in my world it is:



I finally found myself an affordable pressure pot, meaning I can have even more fun with casting now.
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Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

anyone know if microcenter carries any 60% boards? I'll be visting one soon and was wondering if they have any good stuff in stock I should look at while i'm there.

Mine has a bunch of Duckys, but no 60% keyboards of any kind. 60% keyboards are kind of a niche thing anyways. The only ones you really see are your Pokers, Pures, HHKBs, and FC660s (though technically, they're not 60%), but those really are only sold online, often because of licensing agreements.

Microcenter should have some TKLs though, probably just Cooler Master (which I would recommend), Corsair, and Razer.
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So I'm at Best Buy and am currently contemplating if I want to spend the $110 on a 180GB Intel 530. Yes or no? But also, they have some mechanical keyboards on display in the games department. I gotta say, I can only feel the Browns' actuating when I go slowly. There's nothing there when I mash it. It isn't plugged into anything so I can't say for sure, but it just doesn't really feel tactile. Clears it is if I want feedback and the people around not murdering me.

The tactile feedback of the browns is pretty subtle. Since I used to use reds, I think it is pretty noticeable.

While I do understand the critique that browns feel like reds with some sand between the switches (after all, they are equally light with a little bump or feeling of feedback on the way down) I do not completely agree with it. While the tactile feedback is subtle, I also feel like it is accurate and consistent, and the actuation remains smooth. The idea "sand" or "dirty reds" makes it seem like the tactility feels like slight friction, and that it is not consistent, which is just not my experience.
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I would have to agree yes the browns tactile bump is slight and the switch itself is a lighter one where it could seem similar to reds if one is coming from a rubber dome or even a heavier switch with a more pronounce bump. personally I definitely notice the difference from reds to browns even when mashing or typing very fluidly and fast, but I do also understand that some people do not notice it or make comparisons to the two switches because of the lightness in the resistance. Now, for me browns has something there that the reds are not able to replicate for me, which is the tactile bump, because I like to have at least some feedback when actuating a key whether it be in the middle of the keystroke where I hit the bump like with browns and clears(which I happen to prefer over browns with typing) or at the initial start of the keystroke as it is with Topre switches(which though expensive I realized I absolutely love and am currently breaking in), I believe once you continue typing with brown mechanical switches your opinion of them would start to change if you were to again compare them with red switches(which do feel neat when all your other switches are tactile but there is a feeling of absence because of the linear feeling of the switch) because you would realize how much that slight bump impacts each key press when then jumping to a linear switch. If the tactil feeling is not enough for you I would look into getting a clear keyboard, they have some with the leopold fc660m(though they do have cherry stabilizers and is a tenkeyless design) I myself am looking into getting a cherry mx clear board and maybe making some modifications.
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yeah i just figured since i'm going to a town that has one that i'll see what they have.

Thought with the stupid target credit card info jack, my bank ( chase ) limits me to $300 a day, and the problem is i'm going to have to get a hotel, and its hte only card I have, so I probalby won't be able to buy anything.
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I hate the fricking hotel, and the price is usually steep how long do you have to go there for only a night? because if that is it you should be able to get something when you go down, because they tend to have some really good deals right before xmas. Let me know if you are able to get anything decent when you go down there. Also Jixr is your name the same on geekhack and or do you have an account with them becausr someone has your name that did a really nice job with a case mod of a Quickfire Rapid mechanical keyboard.
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Likely the same jixr since he has a couple of modded qfr's.
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