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Is there such keyboard in stock? I got an eye at the SteelSeries 6GV2 but it's out of stock everywhere. D:
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I picked up a Cherry G80 11900 Compact (used) for $50, they have 'em on eBay for as little as $42 shipped (here).

Ducky 9008s are on eBay now for $140 shipped (mx black ver.), maybe you'd be able to find one used for around $100.
Other than that I can't say I'm too sure really, perhaps one of our mech kb gurus will know something that would be better tho
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I picked up a Cherry G80 11900 Compact (used) for $50, they have 'em on eBay for as little as $42 shipped (here).

Ducky 9008s are on eBay now for $140 shipped (mx black ver.), maybe you'd be able to find one used for around $100.
Other than that I can't say I'm too sure really, perhaps one of our mech kb gurus will know something that would be better tho
It's not really for me. It's for my cousin and his entire family is quite weary about used items. :/ But I'll look into it and convince them to do it if we must so your efforts don't go into a waste. Thanks for the quick response buddy.
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It's not really for me. It's for my cousin and his entire family is quite weary about used items. :/ But I'll look into it and convince them to do it if we must so your efforts don't go into a waste. Thanks for the quick response buddy.
Does your cousin absolutely have to have cherry black switches?
If he wouldn't mind using another switch type there'd be some other options I could think of (new/unused) that would be pretty close to the price range.

The Das Model S (cherry blue) and Das Model S Silent Pro (cherry brown) can be found for ~$120 and can be found for $100 on sale from time to time.
The Razer Black widow (cherry blue) is also $70 shipped (was $56 w/ promo code on Newegg not too long ago).
Edited by candy_van - 12/19/10 at 8:57pm
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Does your cousin absolutely have to have cherry black switches?
If he wouldn't mind using another switch type there'd be some other options I could think of (new/unused) that would be pretty close to the price range.

The Das Model S (cherry blue) and Das Model S Silent Pro (cherry brown) are commonly sold for $120 and can be found for $100 on sale from time to time.
The Razer Black widow (cherry blue) is also $70 shipped (was $56 w/ promo code on Newegg not too long ago).
I don't think he'd mind. He said he wanted a mechanical keyboard so all that came in mind to me were Cherry Blacks because I hear it around here so often.
Edited by grandestfail9190 - 12/19/10 at 8:58pm
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post #6 of 14
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I don't think he'd mind. He said he wanted a mechanical keyboard so all that came in mind were Cherry Blacks because I hear it around here so often.
What are you cousin's primary uses (gaming, typing, both)?

If you want a good all-around switch type cherry browns are quite good.
Typically cherry blues are considered best for typing and not so much for gaming, though it's really different strokes for different folks (some find it to be just fine).
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What are you cousin's primary uses (gaming, typing, both)?

If you want a good all-around switch type cherry browns are quite good.
Typically cherry blues are considered best for typing and not so much for gaming, though it's really different strokes for different folks (some find it to be just fine).
He is more of a gamer but types for extended periods every now and then (Like every 8 months or so )
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He is more of a gamer but types for extended periods every now and then (Like evyery 8 months or so )
I think the Das Silent Pro would be a good choice then, as it would be good for both and would just about be within budget (right on the mark too if you can find it on sale).

Again everyone's going to have their own preferences for which switch type they prefer and it can be quite difficult to find any places to try them out.
This is pretty much the reason I just wound up buying/selling them and looking for bargain models just to try them out.

In my own personal experience though I did find that cherry browns, were quite good for all-around use.
Edited by candy_van - 12/19/10 at 9:12pm
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I think the Das Silent Pro would be a good choice then, as it would be good for both and would just about be within budget (right on the mark too if you can find it on sale).

Again everyone's going to have their own preferences for which switch type they prefer and it can be quite difficult to find any places to try them out.
This is pretty much the reason I just wound up buying/selling them and looking for bargain models just to try them out.

In my own personal experience though I did find that cherry browns, were quite good for all-around use.
Alright. Thanks man. Rep+ for you.
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Anytime

Can't really find it anywhere (new) atm for less than $135 - either direct from Das or J&R.
Das' site does list a refurbished Model M Pro (cherry blue) for $105, so perhaps they'll offer the silent model (cherry brown) at some point too.
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