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Originally Posted by DiaSin View Post

Clarify that for me please.. I don't understand the specifc levels of KRO. Does that mean I won't be able to do anything that requires more than 2 simultaneous key presses?
Yup, 2 key roll-over. 6kro would mean 6 keys, I do believe modifiers aren't counted.
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Yup, 2 key roll-over. 6kro would mean 6 keys, I do believe modifiers aren't counted.

I've been reading about it.. seems the IBM Model M will not be an option, it has MAJOR KRO issues. However going by this thread on hardforum (ctrl+f for AT101W and Model M) that I found via google, the Dell AT101W seems fine in that respect, so I will go for that one.
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I've been reading about it.. seems the IBM Model M will not be an option, it has MAJOR KRO issues. However going by this thread on hardforum (ctrl+f for AT101W and Model M) that I found via google, the Dell AT101W seems fine in that respect, so I will go for that one.

No, it's a common misconception that 2KRO means you can only press 2 keys simultaneously max. You should be fine with a Model M. If you're really worried, then get a Model F instead, but don't downgrade to an AT101W. They feel pretty bad imo

http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/nkro
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No, it's a common misconception that 2KRO means you can only press 2 keys simultaneously max. You should be fine with a Model M. If you're really worried, then get a Model F instead, but don't downgrade to an AT101W. They feel pretty bad imo

http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/nkro

Click the link in my last post, do the search for each of the two boards. Look at the difference in the results. Also, I am not looking to spend much, I just want to get a feel for mechanicals before I spend the $110 on the one I really want. And that Model F is missing alot of keys I use.

I can get an AT101W in good shape for about $47 shipped.
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I am stoked to be able to join the club this tuesday.

I've got a Ducky Shine 3 TKL coming in with white LEDs and Cherry MX Blue switches.
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Click the link in my last post, do the search for each of the two boards. Look at the difference in the results. Also, I am not looking to spend much, I just want to get a feel for mechanicals before I spend the $110 on the one I really want. And that Model F is missing alot of keys I use.

I can get an AT101W in good shape for about $47 shipped.

I don't think you would like mechanical keyboards if you started out with an AT101W. They don't feel much different than most rubber dome keyboards.

I would start with the Model M instead, which you can get for $50 shipped very easily.

And make sure you're looking at the right Model F. You need the F AT if you don't want to do any converting. The XT needs a bit of work before it can function with a regular computer.
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Is this actually mechanical? The pictures I have seen of it taken apart I really can't tell. I'll jump on this if its really a mech.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-Original-Keyboard-A1048-Mechanical-with-Numeric-Pad-2-USB-Port-U-S-Eng-/301358029231?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item462a5699af#viTabs_0

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I don't think you would like mechanical keyboards if you started out with an AT101W. They don't feel much different than most rubber dome keyboards.

I would start with the Model M instead, which you can get for $50 shipped very easily.

And make sure you're looking at the right Model F. You need the F AT if you don't want to do any converting. The XT needs a bit of work before it can function with a regular computer.

The issue is that when you do the quick brown fox typing test it comes out all mangled on the model M, which means complex key combos in games wouldn't work. IE.. strafing at an angle in an FPS while throwing a grenade...
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no that apple keyboard isn't mechanical.

There are however older apple keyboards that are a type of alps switch i believe.
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Keep in mind that you also need some idea of what kind of switch you want. Just buying something because it's mechanical is a bit too simple. When you want to buy an automobile, there is a distinct difference between a truck, van, and car. The same goes for mechanical switches, they all have distinct feels.
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Spend the weekend playing with the keyboards.

Got my ghetto PokerX and removed the poker2 plate I put on it awhile back so I can swap the stems, and swapped it from 80g spring reds ( slightly heavier than stock blacks ) to stock blues. Now whenever I feel like swapping switches ( I have a ton of red/brown/blue/black/green switches, I don't have to spend an afternoon desoldering. ( I would just get a plate, but ones with switch cout outs are hard to find )

Threw some LEDS on my Duck Mini, have it going from blue to green and back to blue, ( blue, cyan green LED's ) and some orange ones on the WASD cluster.
I'm using dip sockets, so I can swap LEDS without having to desolder which is pretty cool.



And my 60% keyboard line up, with another one the way as soon as the group buy finishes.



I'm thinking about buying another vortex keycap set, but its been a long time since they've had blue and red ones back in stock.
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