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Welcome to the Overclock Official Mechanical Keyboard Club.

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Home to the loudest typers on Overclock.
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This is a place where you can come and discuss anything and everything mechanical keyboard related.

Whether you want to speak with other enthusiasts and discuss new products, or if you want tips on building a custom keyboard, this is a great place to discuss the topic with other people, and maybe even learn something along the way.








October 2012 - Gubz


November 2012 - Boost


December 2012U - _AKIMbO_


January 2013 - nubbinator


February 2013 - mironccr345


March 2013 - eyesmiles


April 2013 - _AKIMbO_


May 2013 - jokrik


June 2013 - TadZilla


July 2013 - megaforce93


August 2013 - nubbinator


September 2013 - HesterDW


October 2013 - nubbinator


November 2013 - jokrik


December 2013 - Badwrench


January 2014 - HPE1000 and Krullmeister

  • Filco Majestouch 2 TKL w/ MX Blues
  • Blue aluminum case
  • Blank keycaps


February 2014 - JayKthnx


March 2014 - Jixr


April 2014 - jdcarpe


May 2014 - HPE1000


June 2014 - Jixr


July 2014 - mark-thaddeus


August 2014 - Exfiltrate


September 2014 - topre


October 2014 - HPE1000


November 2014 - razr m3


December 2014 - Jixr


January 2015 - HPE1000


February 2015 - euf0ria


March 2015 - Angrychair

  • Sprit60 White PCB
  • Opaque acrylic plate
  • Cherry MX White switches w/ 78g gold springs, gold switch stickers and white LEDs
  • Cherry stabilizers w/ gold stabilizer bars
  • White PBT keycaps w/ clear O-rings
  • Clear acrylic Boomerang case
  • White USB cable w/ white MDPC sleeving and gold plated connectors
  • Poker II layout



Please feel free to use the sig link below (members on the list only):

I <3 Mechanical Keyboard

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[B]I <3[/B] [URL=http://www.overclock.net/t/538389/mechanical-keyboard-club]Mechanical Keyboard[/URL]


If you're joining the club for the first time:

  • If you are joining with one keyboard, you must submit the form and provide your own picture of it.
  • If you are joining with more than one keyboard, you must submit the form with your own picture of at least one of the boards, preferably all of them if possible.

If you're in the club already:

  • If you want to edit your entry i.e. add or remove boards from your entry, you must submit the form with the list of all the boards you want next to your name not just the new ones. This is because the new copy of the form you submit will overwrite the previous one(s). So for example, if you're currently listed as owning a Ducky Shine 3, but you want to add a WASD V2 to your entry aswell, then you'd submit the form listing the Ducky Shine 3 and WASD V2.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFpsdHpqa3F1dnFRR2Y4aVVLVE56RHc6MQ





https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Aq_ZcMGHmTNbdHBRbGwtenQ5SW00Q1A2OC1xZWxkVVE&single=true&gid=0&output=html





The KOTM competition is currently on hold indefinitely until prizing and format changes are addressed.

Keyboard of the Month is a competition where each month you can submit your votes for the coolest customised keyboards people have modified this month.

How The Competition Works:

  • At the start of the month I create a Keyboard of the Month (KOTM) thread.
  • You can use the dedicated KOTM thread to post pictures of your keyboard that you are entering (optional) and to submit your entry for that month via the Google Docs form.
  • Entries are accepted up until the last week of the month, after which entries for that month are closed.
  • If more than 3 unique valid entries are submitted, then I will then put up a poll in that thread of all the submissions and the poll will stay up for the rest of the month to let people from all over the site vote. If the required number of entries is not met, the KOTM for that month will be cancelled and the KOTM will continue the following month.
  • After the voting closes, I will announce the winner on the first of the following month, their name will be added to the list of winners, a picture of their board put in the Mechanical Keyboard Club OP to show off their work, and they will be able to claim a limited edition OCN Keyboard of the Month keycap that you can see below.

Competition Rules:

  • You must enter your own board, I reserve the right to ask for proof of ownership of any board I think may not belong to you.
  • You can enter as many times as you like per year with one board or different ones.
  • You can win at most three times in a single year, and not two months in a row
  • You can only win once with a given board, if you win twice with a board appearing to be the same, proof of the differences between the two will be required.
  • Only one image will be put up as your entry's poll picture, if you submit two images then I will pick which one.
  • You may change your entry once before the competition starts, any subsequent entries by you for that month will be ignored. Your entry cannot be changed once the poll is up.
  • You can request the poll picture in the KOTM thread be changed once.
  • I reserve the right to permanently exclude any people who's submissions break any of the competition rules or the OCN ToS e.g. submissions clearly meant to advertise.

Tips For Entering:

  • Get inventive: you're unlikely to do well if you're just changing out a few keycaps
  • Provide a good picture: Your picture is what sells your entry to voters, so do your best to make it look good, for some tips see this thread.

How To Claim Your Prize If You Win:

If you win, I will send you a PM requesting the following information:

Quote:
  • Competition thread link:
  • Prize Won:
  • Full OCN Username:
  • Full Name:
  • Full Address & Post/Zip Code:
  • Tankguys Email Address:

NOTE: You MUST create a Tankguys account and fill out your shipping info in the account info! If you don't, we cannot ship the prize out to you!

https://www.tankguys.com/customer/account/login/
Upon receiving this information, staff will organise your prize to be sent out.

Trying to claim a prize when you haven't won the KOTM competition will get you banned from all future KOTM competitions.


Good luck to all!
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How are those Nuke keys? Great color combo.

Not mine, just an example of what I would like to do. Ideally would like to settle down and dedicate an entire room for all my nerdy stuff. Bookshelves for books/manga/magazines, display cases for keebs, scale models, and possibly get into collecting anime figures.


As much as I try to go to other boards, I find myself returning to my HHKBv2s every time. I use my black one faithfully at work and I've got the white one at home.

I'm currently using the Hunstman TE and I'm super impressed with the quality, but I think I'd have to go for a purple (clicky) switch again eventually.



Oh man, that's snazzy! Very nice!

Eventually I'll stumble across a deal on one and grab it to mod. Uniform 55g in my Realforce are still a bit light for me, so I would like to get a HHKB and swap to BKE heavy domes and possibly MX compatible sliders since the Topre key cap selection is limited.

As stated, I only have 7 boards currently. Not enough to fill up a display case, but that's an eventual goal.
 

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a keyboard with no keys or switches for $60, what a great time to be alive.
 

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Not mine, just an example of what I would like to do. Ideally would like to settle down and dedicate an entire room for all my nerdy stuff. Bookshelves for books/manga/magazines, display cases for keebs, scale models, and possibly get into collecting anime figures.

Eventually I'll stumble across a deal on one and grab it to mod. Uniform 55g in my Realforce are still a bit light for me, so I would like to get a HHKB and swap to BKE heavy domes and possibly MX compatible sliders since the Topre key cap selection is limited.

As stated, I only have 7 boards currently. Not enough to fill up a display case, but that's an eventual goal.
In my view probably more $ than this hobby. Lol. Also, be careful choosing one. Not all makers are created equal.
 

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I don't even mind the price on that, the real crime of that keyboard is the horrible non-standard second row that's moved slightly to the left, not sure how anybody can use that thing.
Man I wouldn't have noticed that unless you had said something. I looked down and just went 'what the heck'.
 

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Just got my Wooting ONE in, its replacing the terrible keyboard included with Corsair's lapboard. So far, I love it in direct comparison to that god awful K series. My Rottay @ work even feels/functions better than the included K series in the lapboard.

anyways, for anyone with lapboards wondering - it fits perfectly, so perfect that not having it clipped in doesn't matter.

My god this thing is sensitive. I think I may like it more than my WASD clear code.

i ended up with the Korean caps red, cuz it was $20 less via their site.
 

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My god this thing is sensitive. I think I may like it more than my WASD clear code.
Well yeah, sensitive and clears don't really go together, they're basically the opposite of clears. I love reds for gaming, but man I can't type on them for crap, so sensitive I live on the backspace key fixing all my typos. Too bad you cant slide the mouse thing over on the lapboard to reverse it. Seems like a simple solution for righty's or lefty's.
#endlefthandedoppression :D
 

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gotcha, i never did take the time to get a tester & really find out. I no longer regret gifting off my code to my folks when their ancient logitech Gscreen died.
 

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gotcha, i never did take the time to get a tester & really find out. I no longer regret gifting off my code to my folks when their ancient logitech Gscreen died.


I personally love reds at first and then hated them. But that was for typing. I wouldn't mind a board for gaming..

But yeah clear vs red is basically the heaviest vs the lightest switch. (Of the standard og cherry switches)

What did you end up paying for it?
 

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I personally love reds at first and then hated them. But that was for typing. I wouldn't mind a board for gaming..

But yeah clear vs red is basically the heaviest vs the lightest switch. (Of the standard og cherry switches)

What did you end up paying for it?
ordered direct from wooting for $119 (korean caps version)

i could wait the extra days, & like to cut out the middleman when buying from small companies.
 

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I just received my Redragon K589 SHRAPNEL RGB Low Profile Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Amazon.ca $51.99 (2 year warranty with registration or if purchased directly from Redragon). I bought it from the Redragon Shop (fulfilled by Amazon.ca). Update on my current build log here.





My keyboard has the red switches. I think you can get either the blue or reds with this model. Comes with extra and varied color switches, cap and switch removers. The feel is good (been using a very good membrane keyboard - Logitech G15 ever since its release). The software for the mobo is very versatile and each key can be color coordinated.
 

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nice! I really need to find an inexpensive mech to replace the Rottay ( with poopoo switches ) at work. It's going to be nearly unusable after driving this Wooting.

as to WOOTING - I can't get their software to work, and I just re-installed Win10Ent like 2 weeks ago. It freezes on launch.
 

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nice! I really need to find an inexpensive mech to replace the Rottay ( with poopoo switches ) at work. It's going to be nearly unusable after driving this Wooting.

as to WOOTING - I can't get their software to work, and I just re-installed Win10Ent like 2 weeks ago. It freezes on launch.
The software for this keyboard will make your eyes water in how easy it is to use and there are no issues with the install or execution of the program.
 

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So when you have spare parts laying around long enough you eventually find yourself ordering parts to do another build.



Ordered a DZ60 PCB, a brass plate, and a set of stabilizers. Going in my Keyboardbelle Futura case.


The hard part is deciding what key set I want. Leaning towards GMK Red Samurai since it's actually in stock so I don't have to wait several months on a group buy.
 

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So when you have spare parts laying around long enough you eventually find yourself ordering parts to do another build.



Ordered a DZ60 PCB, a brass plate, and a set of stabilizers. Going in my Keyboardbelle Futura case.


The hard part is deciding what key set I want. Leaning towards GMK Red Samurai since it's actually in stock so I don't have to wait several months on a group buy.
Make sure the order enough extra bits, just so you have an excuse to start another build afterwards. :p
 

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The software for this keyboard will make your eyes water in how easy it is to use and there are no issues with the install or execution of the program.
does their software do anything aside from rgb control?
 

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gotchya, wooting has a bunch of other gimmicks built in. actuation point, digital keys mode, n some other stuff.

I got their software working. updates + fresh OS tuning n stuff = all gravy now.
 
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