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/mkg/ - Meme switches Edition

>Buyer's template:
>Where to Buy:
>Use the buyer's template
>Keyset wiki

Previous thread >>58995944

>> No.59014954
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1800 is a fun layout.

>> No.59014977

>arrow keys 0.25u out of vertical alignment with all other keys
This triggers me.

>> No.59014989
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anyone else join the YAS68 GB? I seriously think this might be my ideal layout

>> No.59015018

What's a good price for an AEKII?

What's a good price for a Cherry G80-1800?

>> No.59015146

looks nice. are those caps just a mockup or are they also for sale somewher

>> No.59015163

>>What's a good price for a Cherry G80-1800?
not much

>> No.59015175
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It's funny you mention that, because I came to ask about this layout.
A friend of mine needs 10key, but would like to save space, and wants to upgrade from his super cheapo mech keyboard. I showed him this board and he absolutely loved the layout, but it appears that the compact SQ is one of those stupid boards that someone commissions 10 of and then you don't see for another 10 months until there's another interest check. I'm also wary of group buys from what I've seen...

What other options do I have for this layout? Preferably in kit form so I can put the switches he wants in it without a bunch of desoldering.

>> No.59015197

Anybody here who knows where to get a pok3r in germany? Amazon is sold out and candykeys.com is under maintenance for god knows how long

>> No.59015226

ZZ96 or Red Scarf 96
You can find the Red Scarf on taobao. I think there's a geekhack thread that has links, but I'm too lazy to find it.

>> No.59015297

If he wants the exact 1800 layout there aren't any regularly available kit options.

Leopold has the FC980M prebuilt board

Or you can get an RS96 kit from taobao as the other anon said if the gap between the parts isn't important

Or there's the winkeyless b.mini ex kit which is a 75% + numpad board

>> No.59015329

mykeyboard.eu has some if you're fine with blues

>> No.59015341

The spacing isn't important, but a compact fullsize is what we're looking for.
The RS96 may work, I'll have to make sure he's fine with the short R shift

>> No.59015451

The 1800 and 96-key both have those 1.75u right shifts, so if he likes the 1800 it should be fine.

>> No.59015547

I'm not since I want to use it at work, but thanks anyway

>> No.59015555

Fug, I waited too long for the originative co modern beige weeb keycap set and it's sold out.

Do they ever get keycap sets back in stock?

>> No.59015634

They're planning a round 2.

Alternatively, you can get these if you're into the colorway.

>> No.59015718

Is anyone getting plum? looks p-good but I'd want to get it for my pok3r and I'm not sure it'd look good with the white plate it's got

>> No.59015887

I am getting plum. Somebody on geekwack described abs keycaps as being like raw denim and I fell for the meme. Is the plate really that visible? I am getting them for an all black board but I think they would look fine on white.

>> No.59015896

>Somebody on geekwack described abs keycaps as being like raw denim and I fell for the meme
l m a o

just lol

>> No.59015942

anyone in the UK in the market for a model M?

>> No.59015969

Don't listen to geekwhack, they advocate putting stickers in between the halves of mx switches despite no evidence it does a single thing

>> No.59015975

You can look up videos of switch wobble with/without the silly stickers. Most people even on geekhack will say it's not worth the effort for such a trivial amount of change.

>> No.59016016
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Liking my MOD-H switches so far. They've got a nice, business-like thock to them. Feels vintage in a way.

>> No.59016181

so what is the actual difference between abs vs pbt, quality wise and feel wise.

Is there an objectively superior choice or does it come down to user preference?

>> No.59016229

PBT never yellows, it also almost never develops shine, and is also a softer plastic which feels nice to the touch.

>> No.59016254

PBT doesn't shine up anywhere near as fast as ABS. Usually PBT caps have a finer texture to them (think very smooth sandpaper or something). That does depend on the mold though. I'm sure you can find macro shots comparing texture between caps.

>> No.59016356
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How's an AULA F2012 for my first mechanical keyboard? It's the cheapest one I can find on eBay that actually has reviews.

There's other unbranded stuff for 15-25€ but i'm pretty sure i'm gonna get chinked if I order those and I won't get an actually mechanical keyboard.

>> No.59016571

So PBT is the way to go. Got it.

>> No.59016639

Don't get cheap PBT tho. It feels like shit

>> No.59016658

No, polycarbonate is.

>> No.59016836

no no no. Polyvinyl is a better solution as it was implemented by IBM and it provides stunning results

>> No.59017052

Which are mechanical keyboards are also quiet, atleast as quiet as scissor keys?

>> No.59017061

ones with matias quiet click switches

>> No.59017347
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how about a scissor mechanical keyboard, with gateron clones of Cherry ML switches. Kailh also makes clones of those, but I haven't found them in any readily available keyboard

>> No.59017508
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Using an HHKB but because I'm a gaymer I would prefer one of these.
It's hard to hit some keys that require 2 fingers and the 1800 layout seems like the smallest acceptable without losing any functionality.

>> No.59017622

A good mechanical keyboard is simple:

MX Brown switches
PBT keycaps
TKL unless you absolutely need ten key
No frills (and absolutely no always-on LEDs)

I have a KUL ES87 at home and Leopold FC900R at work

>> No.59017652

>MX Brown
not even going to bother reading the rest
leave that bait until the end

>> No.59017656

>MX Brown switches
too complicated buckling spring is a much simpler design

>> No.59017665

On my ducky shine, my right shift key frequently sticks when I press it on the right side of the key, in that it doesn't completely return to its normal unpressed state until I nudge it. I've only had it for a few weeks, so its well under warranty and I think ill just rma it. But are there any quick fixes I can try to repair it before I send it out?

>> No.59017673

Sorry, I'm an adult, not a gaymer.

>> No.59017683



>> No.59017687

and is that fact supposed to magically make MX browns good?

>> No.59017698

What switch? Is it blues? That sounds more like an issue with the cherry switch rather then the keyboard

>> No.59017711

If you weren't so mentally weak and influenced by /g/ group think, you'd realize that they're very good.

>> No.59017718

And that's suposed to mean what exactly? If you really were an adult you'd be using a rubber dome keyboard

>> No.59017725

I own them and they're trash
gateron is better
now stop trying to justify your bad decisions and shit taste

>> No.59017732

maybe if its your first mechanical switch, but once you try others you'd quickly realize how underwhelming they are.

>> No.59017746



Oh god, you're done here. Sorry you can't afford the real thing.

>> No.59017759

I have no interest in typing on a sponge or ensuring that people a half-mile away can hear me typing,

>> No.59017763

as I said, I own MX browns as well as gateron ones
also have MX blues and gateron reds
can you even read? I thought you were an adult

>> No.59017782

Then you really haven't tried other switches, but now that I know your baiting I'll just filter you

>> No.59017784

Yeah its blues, i removed to keycap and tested the switch by pressing it, it seemed fine even when I tried pressing it from different angles. I was thinking it might be a stabilizer problem so I lubed it up a little. All it did was instead of getting stuck and needing a nudge, sometimes it would pop up on its own after a few seconds. But it was still getting stuck.

>> No.59017795

You convinced yourself they're trash because you couldn't afford them on your newest board.

Do your mental gymnastics make you sweat?

>> No.59017810

>n-n-uh uh
>Blues user

Don't let go of that MLG dream, bruh. You'll make it.

>> No.59017817
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I had that same exact problem on my keyboard with blues too. It turns out that its actually a common issue with cherry MX blues. I just hammered the switch down and it went away after a week.

>> No.59017825

I don't think I'm the one making mental gymnastic when you're the retard triggered about your shit switch and assuming I'm poor. As I said, I own keyboards with Cherry browns, blues, Gateron red and browns, and Cherry ones are trash. I guess you're the poor one who can't afford to buy other keyboards and try new switches, because you spent your entire monthly allowance on a mistake.

>> No.59017850

>making mental gymnastic

Sorry, I didn't realize you were ESL. No wonder you're so confused and Sinophilic.

>> No.59017885

Out of arguments so you decided to complain about a typo? That says a lot about how triggered you are right now.

>> No.59017923

Humor me: what do you think the typo was? "Making mental gymnastics" is no better. Work on your verbs, Chang.

>> No.59017981
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>> No.59017997

glad to see someone finally posted an accurate guide

>> No.59018010


and invyr pandas too i guess

>> No.59018050

zealios and mods are the only switches worth using, and topres if you enjoy wearing chastity cages

>> No.59018051

if you're talking about 'gaming' switches like razer's, those should be the chink shit ones

>> No.59018068

nah, these gamma zulu shits are basically rebranded romer-g switches made for das' new gimmick board

>> No.59018253
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>miss royal navy DSA GB
>miss once in a lifetime chance to get a signature plastics azerty keyset

>> No.59019158

You can use literally any DSA keyset as long as you have non-dished F and J keys.

>> No.59019222

He's right DSA sets are uniform meaning that you can rearrange them however you want

>> No.59019270

I'm hesitant on buying an expensive laptop and i dont see the point of buying keyboard more than $50. so can anyone recommend me one under $50?

>> No.59019299

Tomoko can be hand for under 30 bucks. There are also others like Magicforce for 40 bucks

>> No.59019309

How about you justify your point?

Why are MX Browns inferior? Inferior to what?

Learn how to construct and argument please.

>> No.59019645

What do you guys think of a b.mini? I was considering building this:
67g zealios
Plum GMK caps

Probably doing the acrylic underglow case, and south switch LEDs


>> No.59019653

I'm aware of that, it's just that there are no keys with é,è etc on them
I could get DSA granite with mono legends, but it's all out of stock

>> No.59019858
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Got Mod-L in my Minivan und am a fan so far. Could be a little heavier but they do have a nice feel. The tactility is subtle, but they feel slick and responsive.

I might use H's in my next 40% build, or custom switches (MX Clear stem, clear Gat housing, 80g springs)

>> No.59019903

then get the international kit that come with many of these sets

>> No.59019904

So for my first board I was thinking of either browns or reds (blues are too loud for my taste). Which of the two does /mkg/ recommend?

>> No.59019908

>green and blue not tactile
>not liking buckling springs

your opinion and image are shit and you should feel bad. you're probably a manlet, woman, or asian.

>> No.59019926

well too bad because that's what /mkg/ agrees on.

>> No.59019943

I guess you've never typed on Alps / Matias

>> No.59019954
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depends. if you get a floating design then browns would be louder then a standard keyboard with blues

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>> No.59020016

Not the right keys, international kits generally only fit nordic and german keyboards

>> No.59020058

Just for reference, was probably going to get the CM Quickfire with reds. I have heard they are a little light to type on and don't know how true that is and if I should just get a keyboard with browns instead.

>> No.59020073
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what sets are you looking at. All the newer ones have those keys

>> No.59020116

HC granite, ice cap, eve etc
Quartz is the only one I've seen with french keys, and it's out of stock

Guess I'll wait til they release a new one

>> No.59020233

nah, its a 60% plate and PCB that support an arrow cluster and can fit in any standard 60% case

>> No.59020322

I got an SA set coming -eventually-, but all of the 60/65% keyboards that I've been looking at have at least one cap that is the wrong size.

How hard is it to snag SA singles? Or, is there a smaller-than-80% keyboard that only uses pieces from a standard 108 set?

>> No.59020375

well if the set was a one off then its pretty hard. If its a common set that restocks a couple times a year then they usually have a bunch of unsold keys lying around. They charge 10 bucks per individual key tho

>> No.59020471

WASD V2 104 keys Black Keycaps + White Text with Cherry MX Blue for 150$ is this a good deal.

>> No.59020481

what chink sites sell the anne pro besides banggood?

>> No.59020534

SA isn't a cheap game man.. I want to go SA on a 40% I'm building but there's just no way to the caps I need without buying a bunch of individual keys at 10 dollars a pop. Even going uniform R3 across the board is working out like double the price of DSA..

>> No.59020576

bangood is a legitimate site, but if you fell like its too sketchy then check out taobao

>> No.59020614
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why are varmilo's stock keycaps are so good

>> No.59020688

What's that ESC? Looks pretty neat.

>> No.59020748

takk takk.

considering doing a GH60 but im having a hard time finding out how much it would cost

>> No.59020751
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r8 and h8. Not sure if I should go full green or leave it as is...

>> No.59020768

can someone list the parts needed for the gh60 build from chinese websites, so far I can only find the pcb board

>> No.59020783

leave it.

>> No.59020801

falbatech.pl should be a good place to.start.

>> No.59020813

That looks nice. I like the contrast with the white alphas with sideprint and the green modifiers with regular legends. The two colors are nice, but the different prints are even better.

>> No.59020889


>> No.59020901

>$38 for a single keycap

>> No.59020979
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Where can I get these additonal ISO UK keys for EnjoyPBT Cyrillic (Kit3)? Anyone know?

>> No.59021028
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Can confirm.

>> No.59021064

How have you found the filco? I'm looking at one to accommodate my enjoypbts

>> No.59021119
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I have a dilemma guys, I like to play video games but I also like for typing to feel and sound solid. What type of switch would give me the best of both worlds?

>> No.59021309

Whichever one you like. The whole gaming switch vs typing switch thing is a crock of shit. Personal preference trumps all.

>> No.59021334
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what are some good wrist rests? Are Grafiti's good or should I just get something like a wood one?

>> No.59021386

au contraire. Ultimately it's subjective, sure. But there are extremes where one type of switch is definitely better suited to a given purpose.

I've gamed on 80g tactile click switches and it was fatiguing after a while. They're amazing to type fast on, but for playing FPS for example using WASD they're not the best.

Complete contrast - I couldn't imagine typing on something like Gateron White.. 35g linear? But for certain games, maybe something that requires rapid button presses, I can maybe see the benefit.

>> No.59021406

I opted for one of the 'Glorious PC Gaming Race' ones after considering Grifiti, among others.

A bit cheesy, sure, but good quality, reasonably priced and comfortable.

>> No.59021455

Maybe white keys for F1-F4 and F9-F12

>> No.59021466

apparently the glorious gaming ones are much better because they don't fray but mine accumulates dead skin and shit so it looks a bit nasty if I don't wipe it regularly, which is why I'm considering a different, non fabric one.

>> No.59021472

They get worn out pretty fast from my experience with them. Not sure if they've improved it, but that cloth covering on the top comes of pretty quickly. It's comfortable, but I prefer a wooden one, which does the job of making your hands stay straight and also look great. There are some cheap ones on AliExpress.

>> No.59021473

About to get the CM Quickfire with Cherry MX Red switches. Anyone have experience with this board? Also, does anyone know how the arrow keys work? I know they are bound to the numpad but I don't know how exactly they are supposed to work in conjunction with the number keys (the 2 key for example)

>> No.59021487

What model Filco board is that?

>> No.59021511

perhaps I should just keep a spare digital POS for games?

>> No.59021514

Hei igjen, oppdaget akkurat at Komplett selger Cooler Master TK-tastatur med Cherry MX Reds og hvite LEDs for bare 600 kr.

>> No.59021529

Just use it as an excuse to own multiple keyboards man.. one for every purpose.

>> No.59021541
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IBM Model F 122-key or bust!

>> No.59021560

Also, ISO masterrace!

>> No.59021942

Hey, someone posted here a small online shop that sold Gaterons on the US (and shipped internationally) but I didn't save it. Anyone have it? I think they did some mass orders too.

>> No.59021950

Gateron Blues or Gaote/Outemo Blues?

>> No.59021956

Gateron obviously.

>> No.59022012

I want to buy a ducky one and im coming from a razer blackwidow sadly i only have three switch choices and its blues browns and reds i think i want to try out browns but they get so much shit maybe i should just get blues again?

>> No.59022017


>> No.59022104

>ISO UK keys
those don't exist. The best you can do is get an ISO enter and that's it

>> No.59022152
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Just bought this beauty (NMB AQ6-MTN56Z15 ) from a local flea market, but it has some strange switches which don't look like Alps switches neither Space Invader, maybe you could help me with it

>> No.59022157

that's it m8, thanks

>> No.59022181
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common m8 first result in google

>> No.59022193
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Also, here's another shot of the keyboard, maybe these are like some special switches made for only a series of keyboards?

>> No.59022210

Thanks man, after all, the switches are pretty good evwn after 20 years

>> No.59022220

Did wonder. Thanks

>> No.59022237

well it was a premium rubber dome keyboard at the time so I'd expect it to last longer

>> No.59022652

Does anyone make PBT caps for a v60plus? I love the keyboard but I'd like to not have to use abs caps.

>> No.59022757

It looks like a standard 60% keyboard. Any cherry keycaps set will fit on it

>> No.59023050
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purple, lads

>> No.59023080
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I've been nothing but pleased. However I bought in 2010 when the many, many options available today were not. Equivalent quality is available for less now. Better quality maybe.

Majestouch FKBN104M/EB

>> No.59023111

is that winkeyless/b.fake?

>> No.59023137

b.face yeah

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>> No.59023252
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Why do gunfags put their guns in every picture?

>> No.59023338

It's not just guns, I see guys put all kinds of meme shit in their photographs: guns, knives, vapeshit, anime figurines, legs with striped stockings, etc.

>> No.59023703

is there a way to turn of the backlights on the anne pro?

>> No.59023915

it's all they have in their lives.

>> No.59023988

very nice!

jag gillar!

>> No.59024060


im really loving how well their rgb case diffuses the underglow and makes it subtle

>> No.59024615

Is there an equal keyboard to cm quickfire rapid on the market atm? Talking about filco build quality and 70-80e price tag.

>> No.59025102

I got a 2016 mbp for christmas and coming from trackpoints it's kinda hard.

Is this good? I have a usb-c to usb-a converter so the usb isn't a problem.


>> No.59025230

I just got a cheap thunder k3 (cherry mx Red).

Is this ok to transition to m.keyboards wth, or did I fuck up?

I'm still not sure what's legit with all the conflicting guides out there's.

>> No.59025424
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Who /unavailable/ keyboards here?

>> No.59025553
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why the fuck are there never any keyboards in stock...every decent keyboard is bought or is fucking overpriced by like $50

>> No.59025580

so you have shitty ideas of what a good keyboard is because a bunch of other faceless people on a laotian fire watching board told you so. remember you're here for ever.

>> No.59025677

Got two keycap sets that arrived in the last few days:

*Filco ABS Double Shot SA Profile (Rebranded Signature Plastics)- Dark Bown with Cream Legends ($50 on KeyboardCo)

*NPKC PBT Die Sub Cherry Profile - Beige Modifiers, Red Esc, White Alpha, grey legends ($30 on Aliexpress)

Both look great, but I definitely prefer the Filco ABS ones. Am I the only one here who prefers the feel of smooth ABS caps? I wish there was a way to combine the wear resistance and anti-oil properties of PBT with the feel, retro look, and ability to double shot of ABS.

>> No.59025962

>it's out of stock
>A few sets will be available towards the end of the month.

>> No.59026144

smol peepee

>> No.59026319


Because we live in a bubble economy where people will pay literally any price for any meme without a second thought in the vain attempt to fill the giant void they feel inside and they have no conception of money management

>> No.59026394
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hey that's me, literally have a perfectly working cherry mx brown, cm quickfire stealth but I just want a change up cause im a fucking retard

>> No.59026418


That is a perfectly fine keyboard anon. Just get some new keycaps.

>> No.59026465

i mostly just am thinking i want a different form factor/switches, but keycaps are just as expensive as a new keyboard

>> No.59026558


Keycaps can change the whole feel of your board. You'll have to spend quite a bit to get a nicer board than the CM quickfire.

>> No.59026608

probably true, any good looking and decently priced PBT caps?

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>> No.59026737


Look on Aliexpress.

>> No.59026887

>guns, knives, vapeshit, anime figurines, legs with striped stockings, etc.
Sounds like someone's EDC is lacking.

>> No.59027015
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How shitty is the Type Heaven?
Thinking about falling for the topre meme but I don't want to fall too hard for it.

>> No.59027052
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Thinking if getting this for my first build. What does everyone think?

>> No.59027064

Which board is that?

>> No.59027087

How do Mod-H switches compare to Zealios?

>> No.59027115

you can do better then that anon

>> No.59027172

Please elaborate.

>> No.59027226

for the same price you can get better keyboards. Corsair likes to charge for their brand name

>> No.59027240

Such as? I would to love to hear suggestions.

>> No.59027391

Use the buyer's template then I can better help

>> No.59027460

Nothing over $100. Around $80 is ideal.
>Preferred switch type
Stuck between browns, reds, and blacks (probably not blacks since they can get pretty expensive though)
>Form factor
Either 100% or 80%
Yes, but not RGB gaymur bullshit

>> No.59027588

>(probably not blacks since they can get pretty expensive though
that's funny since blacks are the cheapest and most common switch out there.
For that budget you can get a Ducky One (those have much better build quality and muh steel plate, programmable macros and layers, and a bunch of other features), Rosewill RK9000v2 (That's just a rebranded Filco), pretty much all the CM keyboards, or if you don't mind knockoffs then a Kaihua k16 would also work (those are like 60 bucks and come with better quality keycaps then the corsair keyboard)

The full size Ducky keyboards have dedicated volume keys above the numpad, but since the keyboard is programmable you can change them to media keys instead, thought the cheapest one is $99

>> No.59027602
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Will the Tada68 ever go on sale again? It looks really nice, I only ask why every small keyboard prioritizes page up/page down over home/end keys

>> No.59027612

oh yeah and there are other keyboards on here as well

just go to advanced search and pick a keyboard you like

>> No.59027658


>> No.59027681

You can get it for 60 bucks on Taobao plus 25-30 for shipping or $90 on aliexpress with free shipping. The originative price was $75 for the early buyers so don't expect to get it any cheaper then that.

>> No.59027693
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good night /mkg/

>> No.59027697

oh shit, are there any options with the mod switches?
is it worth it?

>> No.59027725

>mod switches
no those are exclusively sold by hipster and not the Chinese. If you want those then you'll have to buy it from those pesky hipsters

>> No.59027759
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>tfw no tkl realforce rgb

>> No.59027769

are they worth it? tempted to get gateron blacks instead

>> No.59027799

refer to the switch guide

>> No.59027807
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MOD-H switches have a similar actuation point as buckling springs do, but with a very different sort of actuation itself. Gives them a deep thock.

>> No.59027817

so how do I get a prebuilt board with them?

>> No.59027835

Wait for this to come back I guess: https://www.originativeco.com/products/tada68

Otherwise learn to solder / desolder.

>> No.59027837


Where did you find that USB cable? I'm looking for two braided USB cables:

Mini (not micro) to USB

and a full size USB to USB

Can't find them anywhere for cheap as everything is micro USB bullshit for phones.

>> No.59027878

Didn't know that. As for your suggestions:
>Ducky One
Looks nice, but is a bit pricey.
>Rosewill RK9000v2
Like it, but is not backlit (as far as I can tell)
>CM keyboards
Already had the Quickfire sorta in mind.
>Kaihua k16
I like it, but afraid that the knockoffs might not feel as good as the Cherry MX switches. How do they feel?

>> No.59027922

>How do they feel?
they feel very similar to the point if you bring someone who's never tried a mechanical keyboard before they can't tell the difference. After a while you can tell the difference in the consistency of the switches as well as sound. For some reason kailh switches are a slightly higher pitch then cherry

>> No.59028249

Ok so after some research I have come up with the following boards.
>Kaihua k16 with Cherry MX Browns (https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1933)
>CM Storm Quickfire (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AOIRCI6/?tag=pcpapi-20)
>Rosewill RK-9000v2 (https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=28)
>Ducky Zero (https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=866)
and probably the Ducky One to upgrade with later or if I end up with some extra cash. Which do you think I should go with to start with though?

>> No.59028271

I think the geekhack project for a new design of high profile keycaps is going to use pbt.
Apparently the mod switches are more tactile and slightly less smooth and have slightly more wobble than the jewlios.
Just get one of the CM boards then. They are nice for the money. Or the rosewill, I think they are both made in the same factory.

>> No.59028280

Brown switches are a meme. If you type at a very fast speed bottoming out is unavoidable. What is the point of having tactile feedback if you're just gonna bottom them out all the time?

If I really, really pace myself I can avoid bottoming out but I'd rather type at my normal rate of 125WPM+

>> No.59028290

>I think the geekhack project for a new design of high profile keycaps is going to use pbt.



>> No.59028295

Name a better cherry switch than browns, shitstain

>> No.59028297

Would like to purchase my first set of keycaps for my razer blackwidow ultimate 2016 (want to get rid of the gamer aesthetic, and i love the green switches they offer better than cherry) from what i understand the bottom row is not the normal ansi bottom row, how would i go about getting a set of caps for it?

>> No.59028338

My keyboard and numpad have browns. Clears are superior in every way but the few tenkeyless boards they come on suck.

>> No.59028379

I think the gmk plum set on massdrop might actually be compatible. You are pretty much limited to group buys that have lots of odd sized caps for compatibility with weird layouts.

>> No.59028387

How good are the Varmilo VB87M, it looks exactly like what I want, but im not sure if its programmable.

>> No.59028394

Ill look into it ty

>> No.59028420

You could also get a set like this one and then pair it with any cherry profile keyset. I forget which weird sizes they use but you might be stuck with the stock spacebar.

>> No.59028506

Where would hall effect switches go on here?

>> No.59028605

Up to $200
>Preferred switch type
Clears preferred, browns otherwise.
>Form factor
60% or 80%
RGB preferred.

Wanted to get the Anne Pro w/ Browns, but it's out of stock until the 4th. Is it worth waiting for the Anne Pro or should I go with something else?

>> No.59028699

Outdated and overrated.

>> No.59028792

Where can I find cheap sleeved/braided USB cables for my keyboard? I've looked around Aliexpress, but all I can find is micro USB cables for phones. I need both mini and full-size USB cables.

>> No.59028850

Why would you want to use this for gaming? Topre is poor for gaming, doesn't matter what g you're using.

>> No.59029254

Guys anyone have a Plum87 keyboard? I wanted gateron reds and I found it on taobao. Also any recommendations for taobao buying agents.

>> No.59029288

Buy cables and paracord, the rest should be easy enough.

>> No.59029297

I bought a TADA68 using Basetao. The dudes were super helpful along the way and always kept the status up to date, even posting pictures of the product. They charge a 5% service fee though, which I thought was worth it.

>> No.59029307

How is the CM Quickfire (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAA0T57B6832&cm_re=cm_keyboard-_-23-129-013-_-Product)? Are reds fine for this or should I try and fine one with another kind of switch?

>> No.59029330

get a tester or try them on a store
it's a good keyboard, and switches are mostly subjective
what are you going to use it for?

>> No.59029331

Not that anon, why is topre poor for gaming? I'm using an hhkb now.

>> No.59029344

A combination of typing and gaming. My only worry is that I am a moderately heavy typist and have heard that blacks/browns are better for people that like to press down on their keys when they type. I am more worried about the lack of dedicated arrow keys though.

>> No.59029376

I'm not sure how the arrow keys work on that board, but I assume you can just sorta lock the FN function to it.
As for the switches, I personally don't like browns, but never tried blacks. I own a keyboard with blues for general typing and one with reds for gaming and working, and they're both fine for those two use cases. Trying out the switches is really the best way to figure out what you like or don't like.

>> No.59029392

I justed them out, you gotta recharge your account? I'd rather just pay upfront for my stuff.

>> No.59029401

Because with Topre you have no choice but to commit, due to the way the rubber dome bends downwards. I used to play Overwatch using a 45g HHKB Type-S before switching to Reds, I would probably only go back if I had to. I used to toggle between my Filco Majestouch 2 w/ Browns and FC660M with Reds before deciding to stick with Reds. Recently bought a Ducky One with Reds too. It's just less taxing and easier to use Reds. On the other hand 30g Topre and Gateron Clear/30g are both awkwardly light for gaming.

I'm sure Gateron Reds and or Gateron Browns are also viable, but I have no experience with them.

>> No.59029414

Yes. It's a bit odd, but it works. You need to charge up your account with the amount you're going to use (plus some extra for shipping) and then use it to make the purchase. Later you can ask for a refund if you have anything left over.

>> No.59029432

I was under the assumption that linear was shit for gaming? Pretty sure that's what most people say.

>> No.59029444

It's literally the opposite. Linears are the switches heavily marketed towards gamers because they're 'fast'.

>> No.59029472
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Romer-G switches are the best.
No custom keycaps available tho

>> No.59029560

Thanks man

>> No.59029670

No, absolutely wrong. I don't know who has been telling you this, but Reds and Browns are most commonly used for gaming.

>> No.59029824

ah but mx reds, kailh reds or gat reds??????

mx and kailh reds are shit

>> No.59029940

>Romer-G switches are the best.
Only if your primary focus is rgb lighting.

>> No.59030152

what keyboard is that?

>> No.59030187


>> No.59030188

Did you read the post?

>> No.59030211

that is snazzy as fuck bro.

>> No.59030270
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So I got this motherfucker a couple of years back
It hurts so much to not see the keys tho, I just realised how uncomfortable it is on my brain
Is there a way to replace just the caps? Is filco still good?

>> No.59030296

Yeah just get some new caps for it. Iso sets are a bit less common. Check ukKeycaps.

>> No.59030331

Never mind ukKeysaps has nothing in stock. Maybe some other britbong will chime in with good retailers.

>> No.59030608

amazon . co . uk/UrChoiceLtd-Geek-AK33-Mechanical-Keyboard-x/dp/B01G6F0Y7Q/

This is pretty cheap. What's the catch?

>> No.59030658

No real catch. It's just a cheap chink keyboard with knockoff Cherry switches.

>> No.59030888
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Is 96 layout comfy?

>> No.59030931

40% is comfy

>> No.59031011

Found some on thekeyboardco
Are double shot keys worth it?
Double the price


>> No.59031045

The doubleshots are a different profile (signatureplastic's SA profile) which is taller. Just something to keep in mind. But yes, the doubleshots are worth the price difference.

>> No.59031232

im having a hard time figuring out what they removed. someone explain.

>> No.59031260

Are you blind? There are no arrow keys and they've moved some of the functions that are usually above it to those four spots to above the numpad.

>> No.59031304

well today i realized i might actually be blind. thanks though

>> No.59032111

Is DSA Miami a thing I can buy anywhere?

>> No.59032129

This is more of a 100 key layout, but its still just a comfy

>> No.59032146
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Oops forgot pic

>> No.59032162

filco's keycaps are notorious shite

>> No.59032242

The ones made by SP aren't

>> No.59032341

looks very good.

>> No.59032376

Where can i download this for mac

>> No.59032543
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Looking to get a mechanical keyboard in a month for my birthday. I'm after a 75% 84tkl, and I much prefer it to have the F1-F12 directly above the next row, as in pic related and others like the choc mini.

Is there anything inherently inferior about reds vs the tactile browns and blues, and is pic related with greetech switches godawful compared to cherries or similarish?

And if anyone has any better suggestions for cheaper/better 84tkl models I'm all ears, but I prefer the keys to be standard size so I can get my own caps too

>> No.59032671

Reds, browns and blues all comes down to personal preference. They're just different styles, reds are a simple, light up and down motion with no interruptions, browns have a little bit of increased tactility to let you know when the actuation point is coming up, blues have both the tactile feeling of the click collar snapping up and the accompanying noise to indicate actuation but need to be let almost all the way up to properly reset.

Greetech are passable afaik, not as good as Cherry or Gateron, but not utterly awful.

>> No.59032676

Why are you even discussing this? There is only one choice.


>> No.59032724
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Not until I started learning programming did I realize how shit the nordic layout is. Ordered an ANSI keyboard just because of this.

>> No.59032730

>not programmable
>needlessly large
>obnoxiously loud
>and worst of all, ISO

>> No.59032771

Did you try the ubuntu app store?

>> No.59032809

Should I go for GMK Ocean Dolch?

>> No.59032876

so I realized something over the last few months. switching to standing position makes my right wrist bend in a pretty unnatural way. this is starting to cause chronic pain.

I need an full layout (numpad included) ergonomic replacement. does such a thing exist?

>> No.59032885
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>> No.59033027

>full layout

>> No.59033119
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Anyone knows what keyboard this is?

>> No.59033123
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why would you use an included numpad if external ones and firmware ones exist?

>> No.59033273

IBM M2. Its a cheapo keyboard with either buckling springs or rubber domes

>> No.59033359

Scratch that the M2 never had windows keys, so that's just another IBM rubber dome

>> No.59033471

what are the loudest mechanical keyboard i can buy?

i want that typewriter feel

>> No.59033624

I just ordered e element z88 75% keyboard just for the pcb, frame and body. I really wanted a 75% with floating keys so i didnt have a lot of options. This board had the most standard layout of cheap 75% chinkboards. Cost me 38 dollars. Im planning on replacing the switches with mx blues and the caps because the original caps are one of the most horrible looking caps ive ever seen. Will probably go with dark and light grey with blue enter and red esc.

Is there any sense in my plan?
And what do you think i should do for the body and frame? Just sand and repaint?

>> No.59033629


>> No.59034010

Old terminal beep speak keyboards

>> No.59034226

Get them custom made then bru. I know people on here hate on custom cables, and they can get expensive (coils add cost), but it means you can get the exact length you need, the correct connectors, a colour scheme that matches your keycaps or just a nice, neutral colour..

>> No.59034257

Clears, greens, tactile and linear grey. I don't think browns are as bad as people like to meme, but from experience, there are better Cherry switches out there.

>> No.59034324
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If you want to keep the Razer green theme but lose some of the gaymer vibe of the keyboard, check out GMK Coniferous, the group buy is running until the end of Feb, pricing is quite aggressive assuming it meets MOQ, and from what I can tell, the set should cover you bottom row.

>> No.59034369

Overclockers UK sell quite a few TaiHao sets, most of which include ISO caps.

>> No.59034830

I have a blue for a couple of years and just realised I bottom out everytime I press
What should I ((switch)) to?
400apm StarCraft pro btw

>> No.59034852

Opinions on Logitech G610?

>> No.59034870

The HHKB is pretty bad for gaming too, but what makes me want to replace it is the layout.
I know that Topre isn't great for gaming but I type too.
I'm not at the level where keyboard matters much, so it's not an issue.

>> No.59035063

Greens or clears

>> No.59035095


>> No.59035127

So I should get a tougher switch and learn to stop bottoming out?

>> No.59035169

Or I should get super light switches and bottom out everytime?
Are you guys fucking retards?

>> No.59035185

there are topres heavier than 55g I think but I was going by bottom out feeling
how would I know if you want to curb that habit or not

>> No.59035218


>> No.59035286

I don't know m8, I'm an indecisive puss I need someone to make the decision for me

>> No.59035578

All these low production number Korean customs look the same honestly.

>> No.59035640

Get cherry mx super blacks

>> No.59035735

>Greens or clears

blues are the best but annoying if around others
clears are best all around if on the go or with co-workers / spouse
greens are satisfying if you don't type more than a few emails and shitposts

get cherry, topre or alps because everything else is wannabe mode

>> No.59035747

Guys I really like those SA keycaps with the big centered lettering but they're really fucking expensive. Do you guys know any cheapo chink ones in this style?

>> No.59035778

To note, I don't care about the profile really just the large centered lettering.

>> No.59035817

considering buying the CM NovaTouch as my first mechanical keyboard? should I? or is there better options out there?

>> No.59035850

There are chink ones, but those are just as expenisve as cheap SA keycaps. The filco ones are like 60-70 bucks

>> No.59035853

Doesn't matter, the name was in the post.

>> No.59035886

What's a good 60%/TKL with cherry red or gateron red/clears?

>> No.59035904

should I buy a keyboard or a dragon dildo

>> No.59035906

I've been looking for a TKL with gateron reds for a while now, all I could find is that ugly transparent housing magicforce 108

>> No.59035936

The Filco ones are made by SP.

>> No.59035950

The TADA68 is close enough. Closer to a 60%, but it has arrow keys.

>> No.59035959

Which one do you think would bring you greater happiness?

>> No.59036062

Cheapest that isn't complete shit
>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
>Form factor
Tenkeyless or smaller (would prefer function keys tough)
Not important
>Previous/current keyboards
Shitty rubber dome

>> No.59036064

Why not buy a keyboard then get dragon dick keycaps

>> No.59036085

Is it even possible to get a semi-decent mechanical keyboard for <$60?

>> No.59036092
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Tomoko or whatever the chinks desided to call it over there. In the us you can find it for under 30 bucks

>> No.59036103


>> No.59036110

I need TKL, I did find this one on taobao, not sure about build quality.


>> No.59036132

Anne Pro
Those corsair knockoffs
Are all good choices

>> No.59036220

Never read much about Plum keyboards, but they don't seem that bad, specially for $60. Kinda want one with Gateron Blues now.

>> No.59036305

>scratchy as fuck
did you mistakenly switch the labels for browns and reds or have you never actually tried them?

>> No.59036351

Have you tried anything else besides cherry?

>> No.59036390

>Anne Pro
it's for 80$ without shipping

>> No.59036405

not on taobao

>> No.59036485

plum 84 or 87 vs anne pro as a first keyboard?

>> No.59036500


>> No.59036513

haha epic!

>> No.59036528

Used model M if you're willing to clean it up

>> No.59036825

What kind of switches are in the Tomoko 87?
Gateron, Kailh or something else?

>> No.59036925

zoro I believe

>> No.59037454

Could you tell me where to find 1976 keycaps with THICK lettering? I keep seeing ones with thinner print on them and does not look as good.

I am in the UK

>> No.59037522

ask SP

>> No.59037712
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this took fucking forever and is completely held together with hot glue, but dammit it works

>> No.59037771

ok i ordered a dragon dildo instead

>> No.59037829

first hand wired board?

>> No.59037892

>tfw you want a pok3r/pok3r rgb
>want different keycaps
>$129 for board
>$50+ for good keycaps

why are there no good 60% boards that have gaterons or cherry mx clear/black and a good case at a reasonable price where I can justify bying new keycaps

>> No.59037905
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very nice

post more pics

>> No.59037981
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>> No.59037999
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that brings back memories

>> No.59038018
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note how fucking atrocious it looks from the side

>> No.59038045

well, you can always scrape that off.

What case did you use? Where's the cable going to go through?

>> No.59038050

I don't know why the longer I am into this stuff the more appreciation I have for this kind of build


>> No.59038083
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cheapo case from aliexpress, stuck a small usb extender in there

>> No.59038102

y-you too

>> No.59038105
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Hah, nice.

Now just do me a favor and scrape away that glue

>> No.59038121

Maybe tomorrow, right now I'm too lazy to do that

>> No.59038187

I find it hilarious that you used an entire diode to connect the switches to the spacebar.

>> No.59038207
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Yeah, I actually had to fix that later since everything after it didn't work.

>> No.59038442


I'm sorry, what?

>> No.59038644

Get in here!

>> No.59038648

Signature Plastics, one of the most unreliable keycap manufacturers but the biggest producer of SA and DSA keycaps.

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