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Hey guys.. I was looking to buy some keycaps for my CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid.. But I was wondering If yall had any suggestions for what to do with the f5-f12 keys which double as media keys and the 3 keys with LEDs (scrlk/caps/f9).
memorize the function keys shortcuts
ignore the LED and just stick normal caps in there, you'll get a backlit glow effect
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Guess I'll just have to do that.. Now I just need to map out what color/style i want.
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Hi guys! I am in deep need for rich knowledge on mechanical keyboards, and there's no place better to ask for advice than the Mechanical Keyboard club itself!

I'm really interested in purchasing a mechanical keyboard as my fingers are getting really stressed out from typing all the time on my crappy rubber-dome Genius keyboard, but I don't really know which one to buy.

Now, I don't have that much of a budget so my options are limited; And it doesn't really help either that the prices here [ In the Philippines ] are so high: Das ones can cost as much as $220, and I can't afford that kind of money.

I'm not really after the best of the lot; I just want a good mechanical keyboard that is both elegant to play games with (DotA, basically) and comfortable to type with (Cause I do tend to type a lot); so I'm guessing Cherry MX Browns are the best type of keys for me. I'm not sure though; from what I've heard and read, browns are the "Middle ground" between blues (The ones mainly for typing) and blacks (The ones for gaming). Also, how are the green and black alps keys? They're really attractive cause of their low price.

Lately, I have been keeping my eye on the Ducky browns (DK1008) because they as fairly affordable ($88) and I would like to hear some thoughts and opinions about it from the keyboard pros.

Also, can you guys explain to me what key "Tactility" is and how it will affect me in gaming or typing.




Thank you all so much for taking sparing some of your time to teach a keyboard noobie
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Hi guys! I am in deep need for rich knowledge on mechanical keyboards, and there's no place better to ask for advice than the Mechanical Keyboard club itself!

I'm really interested in purchasing a mechanical keyboard as my fingers are getting really stressed out from typing all the time on my crappy rubber-dome Genius keyboard, but I don't really know which one to buy.

Now, I don't have that much of a budget so my options are limited; And it doesn't really help either that the prices here [ In the Philippines ] are so high: Das ones can cost as much as $220, and I can't afford that kind of money.

I'm not really after the best of the lot; I just want a good mechanical keyboard that is both elegant to play games with (DotA, basically) and comfortable to type with (Cause I do tend to type a lot); so I'm guessing Cherry MX Browns are the best type of keys for me. I'm not sure though; from what I've heard and read, browns are the "Middle ground" between blues (The ones mainly for typing) and blacks (The ones for gaming). Also, how are the green and black alps keys? They're really attractive cause of their low price.

Lately, I have been keeping my eye on the Ducky browns (DK1008) because they as fairly affordable ($88) and I would like to hear some thoughts and opinions about it from the keyboard pros.

Also, can you guys explain to me what key "Tactility" is and how it will affect me in gaming or typing.




Thank you all so much for taking sparing some of your time to teach a keyboard noobie
~tryagainplss

Here is a guide right here on OCN: Mechanical Keyboard Guide

So, despite what people told me, I went and bought a K60 along side with my Filco and Ducky. I like Blues the best even for gaming. They are just fun to type on and they have that loud clicky noise that I love so much. I'm going to return the K60 tomorrow morning because it's not what I like. Too easy to press the button and no tactility.
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What I'll be ordering.
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What I'll be ordering.

How do I do this? I want to see a visual image of what I want to order so I know what I'm getting into. I personally don't like the default black keys on my Ducky, so I want to put on red caps and a few white or grey ones.
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wasdkeyboards.com has a keyboard editor.
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Can someone show me a design they made with that WASDKeyboard.com thing, I really like red keys for the WASD, but I don't know what I should put the other keys as. Also, ANSI or ISO? And is there a cheaper TKL version or no?


How's this? I left the ESC key and Spacebar black because I want to keep the OCN logo. I paid for this one so. smile.gif Also, these browns feel completely different than my brother's browns.
Edited by Swag - 8/20/12 at 11:21pm
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post

Hi guys! I am in deep need for rich knowledge on mechanical keyboards, and there's no place better to ask for advice than the Mechanical Keyboard club itself!
I'm really interested in purchasing a mechanical keyboard as my fingers are getting really stressed out from typing all the time on my crappy rubber-dome Genius keyboard, but I don't really know which one to buy.
Now, I don't have that much of a budget so my options are limited; And it doesn't really help either that the prices here [ In the Philippines ] are so high: Das ones can cost as much as $220, and I can't afford that kind of money.
I'm not really after the best of the lot; I just want a good mechanical keyboard that is both elegant to play games with (DotA, basically) and comfortable to type with (Cause I do tend to type a lot); so I'm guessing Cherry MX Browns are the best type of keys for me. I'm not sure though; from what I've heard and read, browns are the "Middle ground" between blues (The ones mainly for typing) and blacks (The ones for gaming). Also, how are the green and black alps keys? They're really attractive cause of their low price.
Lately, I have been keeping my eye on the Ducky browns (DK1008) because they as fairly affordable ($88) and I would like to hear some thoughts and opinions about it from the keyboard pros.
Also, can you guys explain to me what key "Tactility" is and how it will affect me in gaming or typing.
Thank you all so much for taking sparing some of your time to teach a keyboard noobie
~tryagainplss

Browns are great for hybrid work. I use them for typing and gaming and they are much lighter than the blacks. Check out the mechanical keyboard guide that Swag linked and learn up on them a bit and feel free to ask any other questions.

I might be biased wink.gif but I really enjoy my CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid with MX Browns. smile.gif
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Browns are great for hybrid work. I use them for typing and gaming and they are much lighter than the blacks. Check out the mechanical keyboard guide that Swag linked and learn up on them a bit and feel free to ask any other questions.
I might be biased wink.gif but I really enjoy my CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid with MX Browns. smile.gif

Ahh, I see.

How do they compare to the DK1008 Browns?
    
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