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Crappy lighting. But just traded my black filco for this white one. Also got some doubleshots for it and an RGB kit. biggrin.gif

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now you need an RGBY kit!
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now you need an RGBY kit!

Scored one yesterday tongue.gif

Haven't got my invoice yet but its been confirmed. Getting 3 red esc's too. thumb.gif
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<-- Incoming noob guys.

So I'm still using this old Dell keyboard that used to come with Dell computers that were made like 10 years ago. It's black. That's it, I know you guys know what I'm talking about, haha.

But it's starting to get old. Even though I love it. I type so fast on this than any other keyboard I've used, but again, it's not very attractive at all, and it's just getting old.

I've been doing some research over the past two or three days for mechanical keyboards, specifically the switches. I've read the sticky guide about 10 times, and I still just have questions about the switches. I just cant comprehend what is different about them all. I was hoping if you guys could help me understand them a bit please.

One of the main reasons I want to get a new keyboard is cause of what happens when I start to type. My fingers move so fast, that sometimes I just don't put enough force in pushing one of the keys, and when I look a sentence or two ago, some letters in the middle of a word are missing. I game just as much as I type, but I would prefer a type of switch that's just...fluent. They probably all are fluent, but I've never used one. Just want something that would let me do a perfect touch type, not a press down type. I've been looking between Blues and Browns, but also Reds have been drawing my attention since they are in the CM Rapid.

First of all, I really don't want to spend more than $100 on a keyboard.

I've been looking at the CM Rapid or whatever it is called, mainly cause of NCIX has it right now for $65.

Any assistance?
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Sounds like you would really like reds. The switch is very light so your fingers can just glide over them. You can get the red version of the CM board you listed but its like $90 plus shipping from the CM store only.

Not that blues are heavy but there is a big click in the key press. The reds are very "fluent" as it is a linear switch so its just a smooth feeling.

Not sure where you live but if you have a frys near you, you can pull one of the corsair K60's out of the box to feel the reds.
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just got mine in today. Got green wasd keys on the way. can't wait.
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<-- Incoming noob guys.
So I'm still using this old Dell keyboard that used to come with Dell computers that were made like 10 years ago. It's black. That's it, I know you guys know what I'm talking about, haha.
But it's starting to get old. Even though I love it. I type so fast on this than any other keyboard I've used, but again, it's not very attractive at all, and it's just getting old.
I've been doing some research over the past two or three days for mechanical keyboards, specifically the switches. I've read the sticky guide about 10 times, and I still just have questions about the switches. I just cant comprehend what is different about them all. I was hoping if you guys could help me understand them a bit please.
One of the main reasons I want to get a new keyboard is cause of what happens when I start to type. My fingers move so fast, that sometimes I just don't put enough force in pushing one of the keys, and when I look a sentence or two ago, some letters in the middle of a word are missing. I game just as much as I type, but I would prefer a type of switch that's just...fluent. They probably all are fluent, but I've never used one. Just want something that would let me do a perfect touch type, not a press down type. I've been looking between Blues and Browns, but also Reds have been drawing my attention since they are in the CM Rapid.
First of all, I really don't want to spend more than $100 on a keyboard.
I've been looking at the CM Rapid or whatever it is called, mainly cause of NCIX has it right now for $65.
Any assistance?

Basically, its the amount of force that it takes to push the key down. If you have never used a key with the click, it may be somewhat hard to tell whether or not you will like it or not. However, if you are missing keystrokes, once the click does go through, it means the key has been actuated or the input has gone through so I would assume that it would help you in your errors. You will have to get some more advice about which colors are the hardest to press to the softest, as I personally only have a few, and prefer much actuation force, with a nice click. I bottom out keys easily with my banana hands. The mech board I use most, is the model m, but I just got a white alps switch keyboard (picture related) that I'm waiting for the converter to come in the mail and will re evaluate my preference's after some time on that. The click or no click. This I believe is more preference than it is something that you can set in stone which is better for each person but I could be completely wrong about this also (opinion). I however type hard, and bottom out keys easily, but find with a loud click, and needing to push harder, slightly has helped. About typing speed, I personally have gotten my fastest typing from any point in my life from the microsoft ergo 4k keyboard, and am not really going to go into debate as to why that may be. I use mechanical because I like the way the keys feel as I type. The click does not bother me, or my girlfriend, as she also uses a board with blue switches. Your results may vary.


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I made a post a page or two back about this keyboard that I just got. It was sitting on top of my model m, so i figured I would just go ahead and take pictures of both. Sorry about crappy picture, as I am not a photographer, only have a point and shoot, and am not really that into "keyboard porn"
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So I was linked to the $65 QuickFire on NCIX, and was disappointed it was MX blue. I've been toying with the idea of getting a red/black/brown mechanical forever, but the price always seemed absurd to me (it's a keyboard!!). I thought that QuickFire would be an acceptable compromise, BUT I CAN'T DO BLUE (based on the sticky, anyway, not like I've ever tried any switches.. lifetime $5 dome'r!). Too loud, and I game. Ah well.. looks like it wasn't meant to be.

Then I looked at this thread. I had no idea the QuickFire's were the new/hot item! It made me want it even more, because I'm like that. Wait, what's this? There's a red version in the CM store?! Damn, $89. $24 more than the deal on the blue, and honestly like $40 more than I would ever be willing to spend on a keyboard.

But what is $40 really. Half a tank of gas? A couple groceries? These things last a lifetime, right? Maybe just one more look. Before I know it, it's in the cart. With shipping, it was $100.87. I just spent $100 on a KEYBOARD. WHAT THE F AM I DOING. These things better be all they're cracked up to be!

I feel so naughty.
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So I was linked to the $65 QuickFire on NCIX, and was disappointed it was MX blue. I've been toying with the idea of getting a red/black/brown mechanical forever, but the price always seemed absurd to me (it's a keyboard!!). I thought that QuickFire would be an acceptable compromise, BUT I CAN'T DO BLUE (based on the sticky, anyway, not like I've ever tried any switches.. lifetime $5 dome'r!). Too loud, and I game. Ah well.. looks like it wasn't meant to be.
Then I looked at this thread. I had no idea the QuickFire's were the new/hot item! It made me want it even more, because I'm like that. Wait, what's this? There's a red version in the CM store?! Damn, $89. $24 more than the deal on the blue, and honestly like $40 more than I would ever be willing to spend on a keyboard.
But what is $40 really. Half a tank of gas? A couple groceries? These things last a lifetime, right? Maybe just one more look. Before I know it, it's in the cart. With shipping, it was $100.87. I just spent $100 on a KEYBOARD. WHAT THE F AM I DOING. These things better be all they're cracked up to be!
I feel so naughty.

Same exact boat man...Except I'm waiting for the browns :s

Hope they're really that good lol
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Proud new member with the Black Widow Ultimate, where have u been all my life?????


Don't forget to post some pictures so I can add ya. smile.gif

 

Spreadsheet has been updated up to this point and again, if I missed anyone please let me know by posting here or just PM me.  Thanks!

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