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Mnn then on the other hand, what about gaming? Gaming requires very little movement of the hand (I guess you can kind of say that) so do you have any thought on that? If not its alright I've decided on the Filco's as they are a bit cheaper than the Das. Now all I need is to save up some money and maybe sell my Eclipse II while I'm at it.
But the Das boards are being sold with free shipping right now.

Plus, the regulars in the Mechanical Keyboard Guide might be able to direct you to a similar, or superior-quality board for less. I don't know for sure, but I think it's possible.

Anyway, as for gaming - I guess that would require a wrist rest. I haven't played any of my games in a while, but when I really think about it, I don't see how I would play with my wrist hovering the entire time. I think it would suck to do that!
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But the Das boards are being sold with free shipping right now.

Plus, the regulars in the Mechanical Keyboard Guide might be able to direct you to a similar, or superior-quality board for less. I don't know for sure, but I think it's possible.

Anyway, as for gaming - I guess that would require a wrist rest. I haven't played any of my games in a while, but when I really think about it, I don't see how I would play with my wrist hovering the entire time. I think it would suck to do that!
Haha my point exactly! The Filco's came out to be ~120 where as the Das remained at the ~130 I think I'm done having smudges on my keyboard anyways.
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LOL @ champion of minesweeper


But thisispatrick: don't set yourself to get cherry browns because we say so. Check out the mechanical keyboard guide and see which switch's feel appeals to you most. Lightness/stiffness, crisp/rounded/missing tactile bump, travel distance, springiness, etc.

Once you pick a switch, then pick the keyboard.
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Mnn then on the other hand, what about gaming? Gaming requires very little movement of the hand (I guess you can kind of say that) so do you have any thought on that? If not its alright I've decided on the Filco's as they are a bit cheaper than the Das. Now all I need is to save up some money and maybe sell my Eclipse II while I'm at it.
I have a filco, and yeah you definitely need a wrist rest for gaming. I just use a plain foam one that was very cheap but its very comfortable to use. I also agree that hovering your wrists while typing is much better, I still have to remind myself to do it though because of years of not doing it, but my accuracy and speed increases as soon as I do it, plus its more comfortable to type. At first I thought it would be uncomfortable to type like it but its actually no problem
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I really cannot complain about the price...

6 x 17" CRT monitors, 2 brand new never been used. (now worthless)
4 x Xerox plain paper Fax machines (not sure what they are worth)
3 drum kits for above
6 x brand new IBM pcmcia 10/100 cards (worthless)
box of pcmcia token ring cards (worthless)
12 compaq non mechanical keyboards (probably worthless)
1 IBM KB-7953 (worthless)
the 4 model Ms and the 6450225

all for £1
Well finally got around to checking out all the junk, turns out the 4 ibm keyboards are missing a total of 4 key caps and 2 cables

but I think I have found a little gem amongst the compaq junk...

A Compaq 11800

So anybody got a dead Model M or some spare cables?
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Well finally got around to checking out all the junk, turns out the 4 ibm keyboards are missing a total of 4 key caps and 2 cables

but I think I have found a little gem amongst the compaq junk...

A Compaq 11800

So anybody got a dead Model M or some spare cables?
You can get SDL cables from Unicomp's online store. If you call them up they can probably hook you up with 4 replacement keycaps too. The only catch is that they only have the 1-piece caps.

If you find that you REALLY like the board, they also offer a complete refurbishing service for $30, where they replace all 101 springs with new ones.
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LOL @ champion of minesweeper


But thisispatrick: don't set yourself to get cherry browns because we say so. Check out the mechanical keyboard guide and see which switch's feel appeals to you most. Lightness/stiffness, crisp/rounded/missing tactile bump, travel distance, springiness, etc.

Once you pick a switch, then pick the keyboard.
Mn I know but you see its hard to choose when you haven't actually gotten to feel what they are yourself >.> Therefore I am asking on behalf of the community to point me in the right direction. Plus I don't really know anyone who has a mechanical keyboard to go and try out how it feels. I will go back and read more of the guide in depth. Thanks a bunch you guys.

EDIT: Forgot to thank olli3 for some input towards gaming with these kinds of keyboards.
Edited by thisispatrick - 5/24/10 at 6:39am
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I own several, but my current favorite is the Steelseries 7G

-7G
-Das Pro
-Das Elite
-Deck backlit
-Model M
-Cherry 80
-Adesso MKB
-several Filcos.

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Mn I know but you see its hard to choose when you haven't actually gotten to feel what they are yourself >.> Therefore I am asking on behalf of the community to point me in the right direction. Plus I don't really know anyone who has a mechanical keyboard to go and try out how it feels. I will go back and read more of the guide in depth. Thanks a bunch you guys.
Oh I know, I'm just saying to try and take the info and use your current knowledge of keyboards to come up with a general idea for yourself. We'll always be here to pick the exact switch type for you at the end, but at least have a rough idea of what you want
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