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Doubt it.
He's too busy trolling Geekhack.
Speaking of which, what happened to Reaper?

Yeah good point and question. Maybe they've moved on.
    
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post #9022 of 36848
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Doubt it.
He's too busy trolling Geekhack.
Speaking of which, what happened to Reaper?

waar/demik is too busy trolling people who try to sell keycaps for profit.
then running 5 auctions when he's getting out of the KB club
post #9023 of 36848
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Find someone that can build you a sexy wooden board to house your parts , might not be easy but there are a lot of really talented people on ocn it's worth a shout out .

Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm completely buried as far as finding a mech keyb I like. I even tried swapping the keycaps from the G80-3000 to the Filco, but when I got to the Caps Lock key, the stem was in the wrong place! mad.gif

techkeys.us has stepped caps lock keys with center stems. I'd probably grab one of them. It'll be lower height near where you type and should prevent key strokes even if the taller section is taller than your keys from the cherry.

Combine the keys from the cherry, with the filco and the new caps and maybe you'll be set?
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post #9024 of 36848
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techkeys.us has stepped caps lock keys with center stems. I'd probably grab one of them. It'll be lower height near where you type and should prevent key strokes even if the taller section is taller than your keys from the cherry.
Combine the keys from the cherry, with the filco and the new caps and maybe you'll be set?

Hey thanks for the reply. I'll check out techkeys. Good idea.

I was thinking I'd take them both apart this weekend and see about swapping switches between the boards. The Filco has reds and the Cherry has browns. Not sure if it's possible tho. Just a little worried I'll end up with two non-functioning boards. biggrin.gif
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I got a new in box Siig Minitouch (xm switches)

The feel of the switches is very unique. They are extremely heavy at the top, but once you get past the extreme initial force required...the switch just falls downward and crashes into the metal plate. You cannot prevent yourself from bottoming out with xm switches. The switches can best be described as less smooth buckling springs. All in all, this keyboard won't be my daily driver, but I still do enjoy typing on it. I will probably pull it out of the closet every now and then to type on it for a day. I do love the sound of these xm switches though.

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I got an SGI board with dampened cream alps. This board is not impressive to me at all. I will definitely be putting it up in the classifieds sometime in the near future.

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I do mostly gaming. So would a board with Black switches be best? Or would an all rounder like Browns be better, as I do some general typing?

1. CM Storm QuickFire Pro RED

2. Cherry Brown Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard from Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid

3. Cherry Black Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard from Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid

Are these any good?
Edited by jameschisholm - 9/6/12 at 1:45pm
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I do mostly gaming. So would a board with Black switches be best? Or would an all rounder like Browns be better, as I do some general typing?
1. CM Storm QuickFire Pro RED
2. Cherry Brown Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard from Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid
3. Cherry Black Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard from Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid
Are these any good?

For me personaly. i prefer browns over blacks or reds cause i know when i am at the actuation point and can easily hover the key right above it with never actually pressing it. Awesome for gaming and typing i love them too.
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I do mostly gaming. So would a board with Black switches be best? Or would an all rounder like Browns be better, as I do some general typing?
1. CM Storm QuickFire Pro RED
2. Cherry Brown Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard from Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid
3. Cherry Black Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard from Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid
Are these any good?

yeah jammo is right , brown over black for sure and if you are also looking for the distinct click from having a mech keyboard you might look into blues also.. I prefer browns but I know that for my first mech keyboard I wanted blues because I liked how they clicked , they are really as far from domed keys as you can go ( maybe not as far ,but they feel like it )
    
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I thought I liked Brown until I tried Red. I am now a red fanboy wink.gif

I liken switches to choice in underwear. Do you like boxers or briefs? Boxer briefs? Silk or satin? They are all good but for some jobs one may be better.

If you are not able to test, browns will be a good first mec board for you. They are the boxer briefs of switches. A bit of both and acceptable to many.

As for your 3 options: The pro and rapid are both good choices. I think the Trigger was the one to avoid.

There are a few other good choices: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/mionix-zibal-60-illuminated-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-(cherry-mx-switches)-backlit looks good. I would be happy if you got this one and reviewed it for us wink.gif
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/qpad-mk-50-pro-gaming-mechanical-keyboard-cherry-red-mx
I have not heard much about it.

Good luck.
 
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