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post #1 of 25
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Hello, I am looking to buy a mechanical keyboard and would like to get some suggestions. I do a lot of gaming but I want something that will not be uncomfortable to type regularly on. From what I have read Blacks are very good for gaming but not very fit to type with. It also sounds like blues and browns are very close to eachother except the sound as well as a small force difference, and both are good for typing/gaming. This is why I have been thinking of purchasing browns. I would like to spend no more than $135 or so but would perfer cheaper(duh). Is there any of this information that is wrong? and also please give me your opinion on models of keyboards you think would suit me best.
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post #2 of 25
You may want to look at this if you have not already:
http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/491752-mechanical-keyboard-guide.html
    
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post #3 of 25
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Oh I've looked at that a ton! I just have a hard time making big descisions like this.
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post #4 of 25
I think the Das Model S Silent will be in your budget if you get the student discount.

Otherwise you'll have to wait for the Leopolds to be in stock on elitekeyboards. (price unknown)
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post #5 of 25
yay browns smile.gif

$135 or cheaper you say? check out the Das S or wait 10+ more days for the new Xarmor line with browns.
post #6 of 25
i'm on my first mechanical right now, it's a RAZER Black Widow Ultimate, got it for Christmas, works great and has a really nice back lighting
post #7 of 25
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Backlighting is a nice +.

I heard something about those new xarmors coming out it sounded like it would work well for me but I thought they were a little on the cheap side because werent they said to be like $80? Do you think the quality would be at least close to the das? Also do you know if they will have back lighting like the u9bl?

And leopolds? They are replacing those filco boards, but are they any good? I havent seen anything about them except that fact.
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post #8 of 25
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So nobody wants to help me any further? :,( I get it.
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post #9 of 25
I payed $5 for a like new IBM Model M at a local swap meet. Besides looks, I couldn't imagine typing on anything nicer. I don't know if I could ever justify buying any of the $100+ keyboards after using this one.

My recommendations would be to check the salvation army, swap meets, and yard sales and get yourself a bargain.

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post #10 of 25
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I went on a rampage trying to find some.
Mostly goodwills I went to like 10 of em. Then checked back two weeks later and found nothing still. Gave up. =( I have 2 PC's and both my grandparents spend much of their time typing so if I ever found one it would have a good home. I just decided I wanted to get something new and awesome to show off to my friends(a model m has that retro look though). I would very much like to try out a model m before I got something else but I want to get a keyboard soon as I have been using the same rubber dome board for 9 years or so. =P I would have been very happy with a model m if I had found one though. I'll keep checking in locally and if I find one ill get it. But in the meantime ill keep searching online for something new.
Edited by magna224 - 1/21/11 at 9:09pm
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