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How are the stock keycaps? Have they started to shine at all? Also how is the build quality of the board itself? (Just ordered a Z)

The stock keycaps are great. They feel good when using them, and I still like to run my fingers over them while reading or something. They show no sign of wear that I can tell. I do however tend to keep them clean, and, I'm not a heavy mmo'er or something that plays games 20 hours a day.

Very solid build. I'm fairly sure I could use it as a makeshift blunt weapon if the zombie apocalypse started tomorrow. I think the Z's are about the same, just with different switches so I think you should be good also.

The only problems I've had was the left "Ctrl" key started to give me issues with picking up. All that I had to do was pull it, blow in it, and then replace it... I don't think blowing in it did anything, but, I'm fairly sure that it just needed to be reseated.

The other issue was the space bar started squeaking. I read that this can be a problem with any mechanical keyboard. You can grease them if needed. I never got around to it and it pretty much worked itself out.

I haven't used a different mechanical, so, I'm basically comparing it to itself, and membrane. However, I can say that it feels pretty damned good using this thing.
     
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Thanks @Blaise170
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Fra-GEE-lay? must be italian.

     
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Anyone have info on the force required to bottom out an MX green? The korean springs go by bottom out force instead of actuation force.
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post #30105 of 36850
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The stock keycaps are great. They feel good when using them, and I still like to run my fingers over them while reading or something. They show no sign of wear that I can tell. I do however tend to keep them clean, and, I'm not a heavy mmo'er or something that plays games 20 hours a day.

Very solid build. I'm fairly sure I could use it as a makeshift blunt weapon if the zombie apocalypse started tomorrow. I think the Z's are about the same, just with different switches so I think you should be good also.

The only problems I've had was the left "Ctrl" key started to give me issues with picking up. All that I had to do was pull it, blow in it, and then replace it... I don't think blowing in it did anything, but, I'm fairly sure that it just needed to be reseated.

The other issue was the space bar started squeaking. I read that this can be a problem with any mechanical keyboard. You can grease them if needed. I never got around to it and it pretty much worked itself out.

I haven't used a different mechanical, so, I'm basically comparing it to itself, and membrane. However, I can say that it feels pretty damned good using this thing.

Thanks for the info. I believe the squeaking on the spacebar is the wire stabilizer, which probably needs lubrication.

This guy: http://imgur.com/dsI03QU
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Yea, that's what I read. I meant to lube it, but kept putting it off. Now, it doesn't seem to do it as much. For awhile there it was almost every time I pressed it. At first it was very annoying, now, I don't even notice or think about it and almost forgot to mention it.

But yea, it's a pretty good keyboard. I might end up trying one of those Corsair "RGB" keyboards or something, but, I don't feel like i need to change keyboards and could happily use this thing for years... Mainly I want to get a mechanical for my back up rig also, and figure if I spend the money on it, might as well grab one of those crazy ones and move this to my back up rig. That's for another day/time though.
Edited by Chargeit - 1/12/15 at 1:56pm
     
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Anyone have info on the force required to bottom out an MX green? The korean springs go by bottom out force instead of actuation force.

if you're wanting koreans that come close to stock greens/blacks, I'd say try to find 75-78g. I have some 80g springs, and they are just a tad bit heavier than sock blacks/greens
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Alright thanks.
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I think the main gripe ppl have, or at least some ppl have with kailhs is that boards sold with those switches are the same price as those with cherries. I'm of course talking about razer here.but come to think of it, it could just be razer then...hmm
the boards tested with kailhs are just as good as razer but durability of the switch in the long run is still unkown.
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The custom mapping is awesome, the main reason I have it. I use it for AutoCAD, Inventor and the Adobe Collection too, it's great for productivity!
I've thought about using it for Lightroom. Definitely a great multifaceted tool!
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I used the old nostromo for autocad before I got into mechanicals, and have been eyeing an orb weaver, but that high cost keeps me away from it.
Get one for half off right now!
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