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I'm looking for an inexpensive Mechanical Keyboard.
I'm aware of the Black Widow.
Anyone know of anything cheaper and/or better for a reasonable price?
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ABS M1 (black ALPS switches) if you can find it used somewhere.. should be fairly inexpensive.


I got mine for $30 shipped. The only complain is that those blue LEDs are really bright and the feel is tactile but non-clicky switches.
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Unicomp sells new Buckling Springs keyboards for $70
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I would go with the Buckling Springs. Very nice boards to type on if you like tactile and clicky. They only bad thing is they are pretty loud. On the other hand, Black ALPS are said to be good too. I won't register my opinion on them though, having not typed on them before. I do know they are a higher-force switch and are not as loud as Buckling Springs. Hope this helps
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post #5 of 6
Black ALPS (M1) feel a lot looser than the MX browns, although their resistance seems to be similar. I'm not going by actual numbers here, as I've just owned both and typed on them. For gaming, either are good. I would shy away from buckling springs for gaming, though, i just didn't like the stiffer feel compared to cherry MX brown switches. Seeing as how filcos are hard to get now, I would opt for the iRocks KR-6230. If you really want the buckling springs, then see if you can find an old model M on ebay for cheap. If not, go unicomp. I'm pretty sure the KR-6230 has MX blues, but they feel really similar to the browns, except the blues make the clicky noise.

EDIT: NM, the iRocks has MX browns, looking at the pictures from the product page.
Edited by PsikyoJebus - 1/19/11 at 11:31pm
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post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by PsikyoJebus View Post
Black ALPS (M1) feel a lot looser than the MX browns, although their resistance seems to be similar.
Browns should be almost half as stiff as Black Alps. That said, the M1 used Black Alps copies, so the stiffness should be somewhat light, but not Brown light.
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