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post #8071 of 36842
Check out the shift key, also the case has some parts where you can see its age.
Btw, is there a way to check the age from the serial number or something? The guy at ebay sold it as old, im not so sure its that old though it was really dirty.
post #8072 of 36842
I figure this is probably the best place to direct my mech keyboard questions...I am very interested in getting a Tenkeyless or Filco keyboard. I would prefer Red switches but most places have no stock. Anyone have a guess as to when they will be available?
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post #8073 of 36842
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I figure this is probably the best place to direct my mech keyboard questions...I am very interested in getting a Tenkeyless or Filco keyboard. I would prefer Red switches but most places have no stock. Anyone have a guess as to when they will be available?

Try here: http://MechanicalKeyboards.com/
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post #8074 of 36842
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G81-3000 for 1€ (+shipping). It was dirty like hell, after cleaning it up its looking nice again.7
Although its cherry, G81 boards are not mechanical boards. They use MY switches which are rubberdomes iirc
post #8075 of 36842
Its a hybrid, and to be honest it doesnt feel different (ofc its a bit harder to press down then even blacks but that due to the feather. that makes it a really silent keyboar:D)to other linear switches.
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Cherry+switches+and+boards#MY
Edited by IloveKuchen - 6/20/12 at 10:43am
post #8076 of 36842
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Its a hybrid, and to be honest it doesnt feel different (ofc its a bit harder to press down then even blacks but that due to the feather. that makes it a really silent keyboar:D)to other linear switches.
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Cherry+switches+and+boards#MY

Harder to press than blacks? EWWW
    
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post #8077 of 36842
They are harder to press down but i just checked its the same amount of force needed to activate the key.
Its nice for gaming, a little bit better then a rubberdome and as quiet as a rubberdome.
I only got it for collecting though, i like my choc mini its so compact:D
post #8078 of 36842
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They are harder to press down but i just checked its the same amount of force needed to activate the key.
Its nice for gaming, a little bit better then a rubberdome and as quiet as a rubberdome.
I only got it for collecting though, i like my choc mini its so compact:D

I've only got blacks, reds and topres at the moment and I can't stand blacks for gaming. Too hard to press. Makes me feel like I'm working to game.
    
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post #8079 of 36842
I just got the CM Storm Trigger. It is my first mechanical keyboard. I am not used to the extra macro keys and I find myself hitting keys like one key over instead. I am really liking the brown switches.

Another thing is I am noticing what sounds like the metal springs when I type. That's the only way I can describe it. Is that normal?
Edited by variant - 6/20/12 at 12:23pm
post #8080 of 36842
Completely finished my XT mod.

It's been converted to USB and made compatible with modern computers. The teensy 2.0 controller is installed internally within the keyboard chasis itself so it looks as if it came stock with USB. I split the cable stress block in half and placed the USB cable in it to maintain the stock look. I also modded the space bar (to require less force to actuate) by bending the spacebar stabilizer, that required dissembling the entire keyboard. On the inside of the keyboard chasis "19/10/84" was written so I'm guessing that's the keyboard's age or at least the top chasis' birthdate.

Waar/demik please add this modded XT to my list of keyboards. Gracias! thumb.gif

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^The finished product

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^The USB cable placed inside the stock cable stress relief block.
    
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