Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › [Official] Mechanical Keyboard Club - Because saving money is boring.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] Mechanical Keyboard Club - Because saving money is boring. - Page 953

post #9521 of 36848
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

I see loads of "which mechanical board should I get?" threads, so hopefully we'll have an influx of new members. tongue.gif
Yes you are correct, and it would eliminate people entering the same switches in different ways e.g. MX Blues, Blue, Cherry MX Blues etc.
I have PM'd Tator Tot about making these changes because as far as I can tell, I can only edit the spreadsheet and not the form itself.
But what I could use some help with is creating a list of mechanical switches to use in the drop down menu, I am familiar with the most common types like the MX's and ALPS, however some of you true enthusiasts out there (looking at you _AKIMbO_ and Ripster) have some obscure switches. Do you think I should include these exotic varieties separately, or just include MX's, ALPS and then have 'Other'.
Let me know what you think guys. smile.gif

For simplicity's sake, I'd use the following categories:

-Cherry MX
-Alps
-Buckling Spring
-Topre
-Other

If you wanted to get insane you could differentiate those categories even farther...there's a ton of alps/fake alps, buckling spring over membrane vs capacitative buckling springs, etc. Those 5 listed above cover the most common switch types without getting too in depth.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @4.7ghz (from silicon lottery) Asus Maximus VIII Impact MSI GTX1080 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32gb @3200mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Swiftech Apogee XL2 Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Predator Z35 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Multicam TKL Silverstone SFX-L 700w Lian-li PC-Q37 Logitech G303 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X7 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @4.7ghz (from silicon lottery) Asus Maximus VIII Impact MSI GTX1080 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32gb @3200mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Swiftech Apogee XL2 Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Predator Z35 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Multicam TKL Silverstone SFX-L 700w Lian-li PC-Q37 Logitech G303 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9522 of 36848
Quote:
Originally Posted by _AKIMbO_ View Post

For simplicity's sake, I'd use the following categories:
-Cherry MX
-Alps
-Buckling Spring
-Topre
-Other
If you wanted to get insane you could differentiate those categories even farther...there's a ton of alps/fake alps, buckling spring over membrane vs capacitative buckling springs, etc. Those 5 listed above cover the most common switch types without getting too in depth.

Yeah, just seems like they wanted to only break down the Cherry MX category since most people new to mech keyboards get/have them. What happened to the days where your first keyboard was an IBM with buckling springs frown.gif
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8G... ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA... EVGA GTX680 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Black Caviar 750GB 7200rpm Kingston HyperX SSD Intel 520 Series Cherryville 2.5" 240GB SATA II... ASUS BW-12B1ST 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liqui... Swiftech MCP655™ 12v Water Pump w/ Speed Control XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 2150 RPM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
FrozenQ PC Mods 250mm Liquid Fusion V Series "2... Windows 7 Professional 64 bit BenQ xl2420T Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro 2 
PowerCaseMouse PadAudio
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 HAF 932 Steelseries 9HD Large ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
Audio
Denon AH-D5000 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8G... ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA... EVGA GTX680 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD Black Caviar 750GB 7200rpm Kingston HyperX SSD Intel 520 Series Cherryville 2.5" 240GB SATA II... ASUS BW-12B1ST 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal CPU Liqui... Swiftech MCP655™ 12v Water Pump w/ Speed Control XSPC EX360 Triple 120mm Low Profile Split Fin R... Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm x 25mm Fan - 2150 RPM 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
FrozenQ PC Mods 250mm Liquid Fusion V Series "2... Windows 7 Professional 64 bit BenQ xl2420T Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro 2 
PowerCaseMouse PadAudio
CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 HAF 932 Steelseries 9HD Large ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
Audio
Denon AH-D5000 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9523 of 36848
Oh...I forgot to plug my keyboards for "Keyboard of the Month"!

Vote _AKIMbO_ for keyboard of the month!


Realforce 87u (EK Edition with uniform 45g topre switches)
mw79g4.jpg
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @4.7ghz (from silicon lottery) Asus Maximus VIII Impact MSI GTX1080 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32gb @3200mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Swiftech Apogee XL2 Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Predator Z35 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Multicam TKL Silverstone SFX-L 700w Lian-li PC-Q37 Logitech G303 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X7 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @4.7ghz (from silicon lottery) Asus Maximus VIII Impact MSI GTX1080 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32gb @3200mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Swiftech Apogee XL2 Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Predator Z35 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Multicam TKL Silverstone SFX-L 700w Lian-li PC-Q37 Logitech G303 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9524 of 36848
Quote:
Originally Posted by _AKIMbO_ View Post

For simplicity's sake, I'd use the following categories:
-Cherry MX
-Alps
-Buckling Spring
-Topre
-Other
If you wanted to get insane you could differentiate those categories even farther...there's a ton of alps/fake alps, buckling spring over membrane vs capacitative buckling springs, etc. Those 5 listed above cover the most common switch types without getting too in depth.

I think a good list will be:

Cherry MX Reds
Cherry MX Blues
Cherry MX Browns
Cherry MX Blacks
Cherry MX Clears
Buckling Spring
Topre
Alps Brown
Alps Green
Alps Grey
Alps Orange
Alps Pink
Alps Yellow
Other.

What do you think?
Quote:
Originally Posted by _AKIMbO_ View Post

Oh...I forgot to plug my keyboards for "Keyboard of the Month"!

Vote _AKIMbO_ for keyboard of the month!

Realforce 87u (EK Edition with uniform 45g topre switches)
*snip*

Shameless plug, you're out of the club. tongue.gif

Nice board though, love the lime green. thumb.gif
Edited by Paradigm84 - 10/10/12 at 12:43pm
post #9525 of 36848
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

I think a good list will be:
Cherry MX Reds
Cherry MX Blues
Cherry MX Browns
Cherry MX Blacks
Cherry MX Clears
Buckling Spring
Topre
Alps Brown
Alps Green
Alps Grey
Alps Orange
Alps Pink
Alps Yellow
Other.
What do you think?
Shameless plug, you're out of the club. tongue.gif
Nice board though, love the lime green. thumb.gif

I don't think you should differentiate cherry switches and alps switches. The color of alps switches do not indicate the types of alps the switch is (ie. green used to mean linear....but thanks to Ducky, now green can mean a clicky xm switch). Yellow alps can be linear or clicky (depending on the shade of yellow). Having all the different types of cherry switches broken out like that might become a headache in the future since Ducky is making a keyboard with cherry mx green switches and cherry mx milk switches are becoming more popular with KBT Race keyboards implementing them.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @4.7ghz (from silicon lottery) Asus Maximus VIII Impact MSI GTX1080 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32gb @3200mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Swiftech Apogee XL2 Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Predator Z35 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Multicam TKL Silverstone SFX-L 700w Lian-li PC-Q37 Logitech G303 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X7 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @4.7ghz (from silicon lottery) Asus Maximus VIII Impact MSI GTX1080 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32gb @3200mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Swiftech Apogee XL2 Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Predator Z35 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Multicam TKL Silverstone SFX-L 700w Lian-li PC-Q37 Logitech G303 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9526 of 36848
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

I have a very similar set up to what miron does, actually almost the same exact set up. I recently bought a K60 to use at home, for gaming and stuff of course. It felt great and I fell in love with mechanical switches, so much that I hated to have to go into work and hack away on a membrane keyboard. I didn't want to buy another expensive mechanical keyboard to be used just at work though, so I bought a Dell AT101W because of miron's suggestions. It's a great keyboard! If you're thinking about picking one up because they're so cheap, I would go for it. I almost like it more than the K60 in some ways, as weird as that may sound.

Oh cool thanks, I do have a mechanical keyboard right now (Datadesk Trackboard, white alps I think but no alps logo on top of the switch) but it feels a bit hard to press the keys, I was hoping for more of a quick popping click while i get a rather hard-pressing snappy click that i suppose is nice for typing but still not quite what I think would be the ultimate. Not to mention this is a weird board...for various reasons.

Quote:
Originally Posted by _AKIMbO_ View Post

I don't think you should differentiate cherry switches and alps switches. The color of alps switches do not indicate the types of alps the switch is (ie. green used to mean linear....but thanks to Ducky, now green can mean a clicky xm switch). Yellow alps can be linear or clicky (depending on the shade of yellow). Having all the different types of cherry switches broken out like that might become a headache in the future since Ducky is making a keyboard with cherry mx green switches and cherry mx milk switches are becoming more popular with KBT Race keyboards implementing them.

Not to mention they forgot white. wink.gif
post #9527 of 36848
Quote:
Originally Posted by _AKIMbO_ View Post

I don't think you should differentiate cherry switches and alps switches. The color of alps switches do not indicate the types of alps the switch is (ie. green used to mean linear....but thanks to Ducky, now green can mean a clicky xm switch). Yellow alps can be linear or clicky (depending on the shade of yellow). Having all the different types of cherry switches broken out like that might become a headache in the future since Ducky is making a keyboard with cherry mx green switches and cherry mx milk switches are becoming more popular with KBT Race keyboards implementing them.

The thing I'd most like to use it for is to build up a pie chart of what proportion of people have what switches so prospective mech owners could see what switch is the most popular, but I get what you're saying.

In that case how about:

MX Blues
MX Reds
MX Blacks
MX Browns
ALPS
Buckling Spring
Topre
Other.

?

Then at least the most popular ones are covered.

What would be perfect is having a breakdown of the switches listed above and then maybe pie-charts of what people use them for, so the prospective mech owners can see which switches most people prefer for what.
post #9528 of 36848

An "Other" Category is definitely necessary. There's really no point in adding a category for each switch type if some of them are going to be nothing but thin lines in the pie chart. It's probably going to come down to a showdown between the big four Cherry MX types anyway.

post #9529 of 36848
If you need an extra pair of hands to make pie charts i can always help.....wink.gif
post #9530 of 36848
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

The thing I'd most like to use it for is to build up a pie chart of what proportion of people have what switches so prospective mech owners could see what switch is the most popular, but I get what you're saying.
In that case how about:
MX Blues
MX Reds
MX Blacks
MX Browns
ALPS
Buckling Spring
Topre
Other.
?
Then at least the most popular ones are covered.
What would be perfect is having a breakdown of the switches listed above and then maybe pie-charts of what people use them for, so the prospective mech owners can see which switches most people prefer for what.

MX Blues
MX Reds
MX Blacks
MX Browns
ALPS
Buckling Spring
Topre
Other

^That sounds good to me.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @4.7ghz (from silicon lottery) Asus Maximus VIII Impact MSI GTX1080 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32gb @3200mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Swiftech Apogee XL2 Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Predator Z35 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Multicam TKL Silverstone SFX-L 700w Lian-li PC-Q37 Logitech G303 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X7 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k @4.7ghz (from silicon lottery) Asus Maximus VIII Impact MSI GTX1080 G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32gb @3200mhz  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO Swiftech Apogee XL2 Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Predator Z35 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Multicam TKL Silverstone SFX-L 700w Lian-li PC-Q37 Logitech G303 
Audio
Creative Sound Blaster X7 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Keyboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › [Official] Mechanical Keyboard Club - Because saving money is boring.