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I'm pretty sure you can get away with selling those CRTs if they've got good specs. I'm sure there are plenty of gamers who'd love to have one.
17 inchers are a hard sell imo. I bought a CRT not that long ago, but $30 got me a nice 22" NEC. I can't imagine anyone even paying shipping on a 17", especially if they aren't name brand.
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I've got a Filco Majestouch Blue (black chassis, 104-key). I do love it. I wanted a Das, but you couldn't get them in Australia so I went with the Filco. Now there is an AU supplier for Das and I kinda wish I had waited. But I love my Filco.

I'd KILL for a Model M, but alas, shipping them Down Under costs at least $70AU and I can't find one here
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I've got a Filco Majestouch Blue (black chassis, 104-key). I do love it. I wanted a Das, but you couldn't get them in Australia so I went with the Filco. Now there is an AU supplier for Das and I kinda wish I had waited. But I love my Filco.

I'd KILL for a Model M, but alas, shipping them Down Under costs at least $70AU and I can't find one here
Why the DAS?

I ordered the Filco from the US, but i'm in Canada.

I could have gotten the DAS S ultimate for $50 less, but why?
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Why the DAS?

I ordered the Filco from the US, but i'm in Canada.

I could have gotten the DAS S ultimate for $50 less, but why?
when Diatec has a better product let me know.

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when Diatec has a better product let me know.

Christine
Again, this is subjective. For you, the Das Model S is better. But for me, it isn't. Why do you insist on saying that your opinion is fact? Forget the technicalities, Christine: when comparing keyboards of this caliber, you know it doesn't matter. You know that it truly does become nothing more than personal preference.
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Sign me up! Filco Majestouch NKRO 104 key MX browns, SGI AT101 white alps.
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Again, this is subjective. For you, the Das Model S is better. But for me, it isn't. Why do you insist on saying that your opinion is fact? Forget the technicalities, Christine: when comparing keyboards of this caliber, you know it doesn't matter. You know that it truly does become nothing more than personal preference.
Except it's not opinion, it is fact. Mainly due to the keycaps - they're thicker, made from better plastic, and laser etched. The Filcos keycaps are pad printed and the surface coating wears out really quickly, making them smooth and shiny. I'm not saying that it's without fault (read: annoying shiny surface) but it is a better product now that they've fixed the bug from the Das III.

Of course, it's still kind of like picking between a BMW 760Li and a Lamborghini Diablo. The Lamborhini is definitely a better car, but that doesn't mean that you'd like it as much as the beamer.
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Again, this is subjective. For you, the Das Model S is better. But for me, it isn't. Why do you insist on saying that your opinion is fact? Forget the technicalities, Christine: when comparing keyboards of this caliber, you know it doesn't matter. You know that it truly does become nothing more than personal preference.
I don't believe that.

personal preference is when you compare a Microsoft Sidewinder X6 to a Logitech G15. keyboards of equal quality, different features.

mechanical keyboards are expensive and many of them use the same switches. the Deck Legend 105, Deck 82, Cherry G80-3000, Cherry G80-11900, steelseries 6g, steelseries 6gv2, steelseries 7g, DSI SMK-88, Filco Majestouch Linear Force, Filco TenKeyLess Linear Force and the Thermaltake keyboard yet to be named all use Cherry MX Black Linear switches and sometimes quality is all that separates them.

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Except it's not opinion, it is fact. Mainly due to the keycaps - they're thicker, made from better plastic, and laser etched. The Filcos keycaps are pad printed and the surface coating wears out really quickly, making them smooth and shiny. I'm not saying that it's without fault (read: annoying shiny surface) but it is a better product now that they've fixed the bug from the Das III.

Of course, it's still kind of like picking between a BMW 760Li and a Lamborghini Diablo. The Lamborhini is definitely a better car, but that doesn't mean that you'd like it as much as the beamer.
I never denied that the Das Model S is a superior product. But it's like comparing two really high quality power supplies: it gets to a point where the deciding factor can be down to something like the appearance.

But what I'm arguing against is how Christine keeps saying it as though an opinion between these two boards doesn't matter. It's like she's saying that anyone is stupid who considers the Das Model S but then decides to go with something else. She really needs to back off.
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I don't believe that.

personal preference is when you compare a Microsoft Sidewinder X6 to a Logitech G15. keyboards of equal quality, different features.

mechanical keyboards are expensive and many of them use the same switches. the Deck Legend 105, Deck 82, Cherry G80-3000, Cherry G80-11900, steelseries 6g, steelseries 6gv2, steelseries 7g, DSI SMK-88, Filco Majestouch Linear Force, Filco TenKeyLess Linear Force and the Thermaltake keyboard yet to be named all use Cherry MX Black Linear switches and sometimes quality is all that separates them.

Christine
Yeah: SOMETIMES. But as I said a few times to you already: for me, the Das Model S is NOT the best choice for a few reasons which you have already seen. But for others, maybe it is the best choice.

Again, I'm not denying that the Das Model S is a better product. But there are things I don't like about it, so therefore it's not a keyboard that I wanted. Besides, the Tactile Click NKRO is an awesome keyboard, and there is absolutely NOTHING I would change about it. But with the Das Model S, I can already thikn of a few things - even for the newer one that has the left Meta key that I prefer.
Edited by TwoCables - 4/24/10 at 3:43pm
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