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post #1 of 34
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Hi guys!

I am looking for a cheap mechanical keyboard to try.... Like an old IBM one or Compaq or dell or whatever. The plan was to buy it on ebay for cheap, and then if I get the bug to buy one of the ducky's! I am happy with my keyboard now but I can feel the WSAD keys wearing out so I know it will have to be replaced in a few months. Any models to look for or any recommendations? Or if you've got one PM me! Thanks!!!
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post #2 of 34
IBM Model M. Just avoid the terminal ones (which won't work with a PC) and the 71Gxxxx (which are rubber dome) ones.

Maybe this 1391401?
http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-1988-IBM-Mo...item2eb35cf410
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Those look very rare.... Any idea what switches are in them? They also seem like they are fairly expensive.... I might as well spend the 80 bux on a black widow

EDIT: NVM they are the spring type. Not what I am looking for.
Edited by killeraxemannic - 2/25/11 at 10:13am
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post #4 of 34
You said cheap right. Don't know if they are any good. I just remember seeing them before. Black ALPS switches I believe they were said to have.



http://www.etiexpress.com/ProductAdv.aspx?q=at101w

link fixed
Edited by ~sizzzle~ - 2/25/11 at 10:33pm
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post #5 of 34
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Yeah... Cheap is good. I just want to try one honestly..... I wish they carried one at Bestbuy or something..... just enough to justify in my mind spending $110 on an OCN Ducky!
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post #6 of 34
ahhh, see the link isn't working now. Maybe they will have it back up later. They just had some cheap $10 + shipping refurbished Dell Alps keyboards. I wouldn't use one of those to compare to what a Ducky would be like though. Just put the money for the cheap keyboard towards the Ducky.
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post #7 of 34
I think the point is
He dont want to spend 110 on a keyboard he wont possibly like, and be stuck with a 110$ paperweight or dust collector.
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Do you want a mechanical keyboard with the same switch type as the OCN Duckies? if so cherry mx blue or brown?
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post #9 of 34
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Originally Posted by thiru View Post
Do you want a mechanical keyboard with the same switch type as the OCN Duckies? if so cherry mx blue or brown?
I was hoping for some kind of cherry switches. Any kind would do
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post #10 of 34
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Originally Posted by solar0987 View Post
I think the point is
He dont want to spend 110 on a keyboard he wont possibly like, and be stuck with a 110$ paperweight or dust collector.
this is EXACTLY my point!
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