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>> No.67192428

Which do you prefer, Cherry MX Red or Blue?

https://www.strawpoll.me/16290772

>> No.67192567

>>67192428
Neither.

>> No.67192578

>Budget
Unlimited
>Location (continent at least)
USA, west coast
>Preferred switch type
Buckling Spring
>Layout
ANSI
>Form factor
100%
>Backlight
Don't Care
>Previous/current keyboards
IBM Model M (current), various rubber dome mush boards, various laptop keyboards, Lenovo Bluetooth keyboard

I really need a mature keyboard with a windows key. Is there any alternative to buying a Unicomp Ultra Classic if I want key switches similar to buckling spring? I don't mind trying out a different key switch style.

>> No.67192622

>>67192416
are 99key kbds a thing?

>> No.67192633

>>67192578
Find an old 107 key IBM 4704.

>> No.67192647

>>67192428
brown >:-)

>> No.67192718
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67192718

Update on box switches.

https://imgur.com/a/IMoGkDT

>> No.67193059
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67193059

How accurate is this?

>> No.67193311

>>67193059
Not very, also very outdated.

>> No.67193473

>buy blank pbt keycaps from aliexpress
>as requested, they add the 4 ISO keys to the box
>one of them has the wrong row profile
>annoys me to no end

What are the chances they will send me another package with the single correct keycap?

>> No.67194857

>>67193473
They will

>> No.67195225
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67195225

Guys, I forewarn you, do not buy kailshit box royal, they suck in comparison to cherry clear.

>> No.67195492

What's the best mechanical keyboard made by Logitech?

>> No.67195521
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67195521

>> No.67195524

>>67195225
they must be really bad then, because cherry clears are already one of the worst tactile switches ever made

>> No.67195651

>>67193059
they all have 30ms of lag so why even care about their differences I have a 30$ keyboard that has 0.2ms controller chip lag and feels exactly like a cherry red.


Zowie new keyboard / WootingOne / Roamer G / Bloody LK are the only switches/keyboards worth using if you game or even type alot 30ms delay on keypresses being sent to PC will slow down how fast you can program/work etc you will waste 6days a year of work using a keyboard that's 30ms slower.

>> No.67195752

>>67195521
why do you keep posting this image

>> No.67195773

>>67195752
It's pretty

>> No.67195810
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67195810

Are these any good?

>> No.67196252
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67196252

>Budget
unlimited
>Location
Mexico but can receive packages in the US if there is no shipping to Mex or too expensive.
>Preferred switch type
I want something silent, I've been looking at browns for a long time but I feel like they are loud still, maybe reds? with o rings? I feel like linear may be better for me, a red silent or something similar.
>Preferred layout
ANSI or whatever has more compatibility with keycaps
>Form factor
TKL or a combination of the numpad and arrows would be way better.
>Backlight
RGB
>Previous/current keyboards
I have an AULA TKL with kaihl blue switches and it started malfunctioning around a year after I got it, the switches are extremely annoying but I just got it to try mechanical keyboards for the first time.

I like the keyboard to have that floating look, easier to clean and it just looks better for me.

I'm thinking of buying the Glorious PC TKL with Gateron reds, but if there is another keyboard with the same floating style, rgb and a mix of the arrows and numpad I'd probably prefer it.

>> No.67196642

>>67195492
g513

>> No.67196781

Anyone try the logitech linears yet? I know the tactile are terrible but maybe they got it right with a linear switch

>> No.67196836

>>67195810
Looks like Varmilo VA68M. Pretty good.
Not sure where to find this exact board though.

>> No.67197465

>>67196836
It is a Varmilo. You can get them at Varmilos website. They even sell a PUBG version for professional gaymers

>> No.67197493

>>67195810
Bought a similar model by the same brand a few days ago, will post about it when it arrives

>> No.67197524

>>67197493
Don't tell me you got the Sakura

>> No.67197768
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67197768

67195651
>t. wasted 6 days a year of work
>t. don't work

>> No.67198523
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67198523

Should I lube my new 65g zealios switches?

>> No.67198564

>>67198523
Zealios come lubed from the factory

>> No.67198887

how bad could it be?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D3GR1MK/

>> No.67199131

>>67194857
Uh nice

>> No.67199861

>>67195651
are you really this dumb?

>> No.67200159

Will I notice the input delay on wireless keyboards?

>> No.67200349

>>67195651
all those keyboards feel like shit tho

>> No.67200377

>>67192416
i am used to typing on my mac which has those butterfly keys that require literally no pressure when typing - its literally just one step up from a touchscreen. i need a mechanical keyboard for my desktop. What kind of weight should i go for? or what keyboard? i want it to be just as light as my mac keyboard

>> No.67200597

How do people get these group buy cases made? I want to make a m65-a style case but low profile

>> No.67200693
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>>67192416
it's a good thing the Thermaltake Neptune Pro pretty much installs itself, because the fucking manual is red text on black.

>> No.67201124

>>67200377
Tada68 Snow White Edition with Gateron Clears

>> No.67201164

>>67200597
Design a case, contact manufacturer, get a quote, make an interest check, if enough people like it to meet the minimum quote requirements start a group buy, fulfill orders, profit?

>> No.67201912
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67201912

What keyboard is this?

>> No.67202239

Jailhouse Blues (jspacer method)? How are they? Anyone tried them?

I want something tactile and quiet but a little bit 'sharper' than mx clears. Was looking at quiet clicks but the actuation force is a tad low for me

>> No.67202289

>>67202239
If you want sharper tactility than mx clears you'd either have to go for box royals or some form of alps.

>> No.67202318

>>67201912
it's called "Trash" by the company "Garbage"

>> No.67202332

>>67201912
looks like a dz60 pcb in a kbdfans acrylic case

>> No.67202456

>>67202332
I don't see any gaps next to the arrows

>> No.67202471
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67202471

>>67202456
it doesn't have any

>> No.67202539

>>67202289
I want sharper, IE more "sudden" force delta, but not necessarily stronger peak force. Box royals are retarded because of the almost negative reset force, horrible for rapid actuation.

>> No.67202570

>>67202539
Burnt orange then?

>> No.67202935

>>67202570
I have some burnt oranges and for whatever reason they feel barely tactile at all to me, almost linear. I guess because the 'duration' (distance) of the tactile bump is so brief. Thought they'd be good based on the curve but they're horrible

>> No.67202963

>>67202471
oh, ok, thanks dude

>> No.67202967

>>67202935
Dunno what to tell you then m8. Get a switch tester with a shitload of switches and find the goldilocks switch for you. Maybe outemu sky (since the contact leaf is thicker iirc).

>> No.67202995

>>67202967
I have a tester and have felt many switches. So far nothing feels as good and balanced as MX clears, but Jailhoused Blues seem to have a somewhat similar profile so i want to know what they feel like before i make an entire board with them

>> No.67203145

>>67202963
>>67202471
my friend just anwsered me, yeah, it's a dz60 with custom keycaps and such, he also put mx blacks

>> No.67203932

>>67192428
mx speed silver

>> No.67204614

>>67195651
But aren't you being bottlenecked by the transfer speed of the cable? If your keyboard doesn't have a direct fiber optic connection to the motherboard you're lagging at least 0.7655ms more than you are reporting.

>> No.67205596

>>67192416
Need help with choosing between keyboards.

Corsair - STRAFE RGB

Corsair - K65 RGB

Corsair - K65 LUX

>> No.67205632

>>67198887
welp I bought the black one wish me luck

>> No.67205663

>>67205596
>corsair
If its not the last gen k95 then whats the point?

>> No.67205727
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67205727

Opinion on pic related?

I'm not a gaymurr but I like silent keyboards with low key press force (like the membrane ones I'm used to). I need a backlight because I like to be able to see what I'm typing in the dark.

>> No.67205762
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67205762

>>67192416
>Budget
around 100$
>Location
USA, East Coast
>Preferred switch type
Cherry MX Red
>Layout
ANSI
>Backlight
RGB
>Previous/current keyboards
Cheap Havit keyboard my ex got me from amazon (model is magic eagle), which types like trash.
>Interest
I saw an old friend with a backlight keyboard that he programmed to dispurse color on the keyboard whenever he would type.

>> No.67205838
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67205838

I have a CM Storm and it's pretty good.

Are there any tenkeyless cherry reds with less travel distance though? Or should I just get o rings?

>> No.67205924

>>67192428
>those results
I thought mkg preferred clickiness to mush?

>> No.67206030

>>67205924
blues are trash

>> No.67207278

Is there anywhere to get universal replacement legs/feet for your keyboard? The two on my GMMK are cracked to hell.

>> No.67207286

>>67207278
Surely there are some files you can use off thingiverse to 3D print them.

>> No.67207292

>>67207286
There are, though I was curious if there was a higher quality option.

>> No.67207309

>>67207292
Try just sending the makers of the GMMK an email. They should be able to send you replacement feet.

>> No.67207601
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67207601

>Just bought pic related
Tell me what a gay I am.

>> No.67207643

>>67207601
>no numpad
Massive fucking faggot

>> No.67207648

>>67207601
12 cocks a minute gay.

>> No.67207681
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67207681

>>67207601
lmao you absolute madman.
i bought one of those on amazon a bit ago and came to ask what i should try next. got it with mx clears.
holy shit this is an amazing keyboard. you are going to fucking love it. the keycaps just feel amazing and the keyfeel is so fucking smooth.
the only issue i have is the legends can be hard to see, but i touch type so it's a non-issue.
>>67207643
numpads are for queers desu. i'd go 60% but i can't handle the function layer to do basic shit.

>> No.67207689

>>67207643
>Needing a numpad
I don't think I'm the real faggot here, anon.
>>67207648
That's about as fast as I type too.

>> No.67207714

>>67207681
Good taste, clears are pretty great! I sold my pok3r with them a while back though, went with greens this time around since I like blues alright, they're just too soft in my opinion.

>> No.67207731

>>67207681
Are mx clears not as scratchy as they used to be? I heard how cherry retooled their switches to make them smoother, but I don't know if that extended to clears.

>> No.67207750

>>67207689
oh one issue too with it, i think it's a problem with my pc because windows update seems to have fixed it. when coming from sleep mode the keyboard sometimes wouldn't recognize with windows. i think it's just an issue with keyboards in general, but a simple unplug and plug back in did it just fine. has a nice cable canal, too. i bought some belkin microusb cables anyways for my dac, and it fits right in with the keyboard.
seriously though, you are going to love that. rainbow fagcaps aside, i kinda like the rainbow style because it's a super creative legends thing. it'll come with some extra blue caps and a cap with leaves that have all the colors on it as like a demo, which is super cool. oh and a super nice keycap puller.
the chassis gets a bit grimy, along with the caps, but it's easy to just rub it off with your finger. other than that it has a really good anchor, i don't feel it sliding around on my desk. the switches have been rock solid, no real problems other than i occasionally double tap space and the spacebar is slightly bent, but i managed to bend every spacebar i've ever owned, even on my model m.
>>67207714
yeah i went with clears because i wanted something super tactile but without the gay fucking click. mx blues and outemu blues hurt my ears and the model m just raped me so i had to flossmod it.
i owned an nmb rt101+ and that sounded blissful, but i decided fuck clicky, it doesn't add anything to my experience.
clears are a bit weird to get into. they don't feel great at first but after about a week it's just amazing. especially with pbt. i was at a fry's just window shopping and saw a msi keyboard with clears with some of the shittiest abs caps and mounting i've ever seen on a keyboard. it was obviously clears but the caps just shook all over the place. rattling like bones.
the ducky doesn't have bad rattling. it's there, but i mean you're not buying a model m or an nmb so rattling just kind of comes with keyboards.

>> No.67207761

>>67207731
i got clears specifically for their non-scratchy feel compared to browns. browns felt super scratchy, like typing on a file. mx clears i jokingly refer to as "cum switches" and not because of the translucent snot-colored switches, but rather that the keyfeel going down kind of feels like you're bursting through a layer of mucus. like it feels great after a week of getting used to it, but before that it'll feel like you bought a rubber dome board.

>> No.67207787

>>67207761
The thing is that because of the larger bump, a rough surface on the stem of the switch would be more prominent in feel. I guess newer MX clears have retooled stems then.

>> No.67207797

>>67207787
imagine the tactile bump of blues without the click. that's basically what i'd say it is.

>> No.67207811

>>67207797
I have clears myself, but they're old ones. I just can't be bothered to buy new clears to compare them when I'm not really interested in building a board with clears in it. I'm waiting for the fixed box switches to go up on novelkeys.

>> No.67207820

>>67192578
A Matias Tactile Pro (they sell a PC version) is probably your best bet. If you're used to buckling springs you'll find cherries disappointing, even the clicky ones, as the "click" is quite hollow and plasticky. Matias-produced Alps clones, on the other hand, are really quite satisfying. The Mac version is my daily driver.

On a tangent, fun fact: the clicker mechanism in blues wasn't originally meant to be a clicker at all, and was introduced in an older switch as a means of providing hysteresis, and the first switch to use it actually damped out the sound of that descending "jacket". Only later did they decide to repurpose it as a rather mediocre clicker.

Unicomp are still using the tooling from the final generation of IBM/Lexmark Model M, which was a product of many cost-saving iterations that compromised build quality and durability. Bless them, they're trying, but it's really just as disappointing as looking at a later Model M next to a 1st- or 2nd-gen.

>> No.67207874

>>67207820
i used to have a mqc board. the switches are really cheap feeling. wouldn't recommend them.
i'd get a rt101+ if you can. that's my close second to buckling spring, but the switches occasionally catch. they're a bit hard to find on ebay, but if you can get one it won't cost you an arm and a leg.

>> No.67207884

>>67207750
Thanks for the extra info on the ducky, looking forward to having it show up.

>> No.67207895

>>67207884
yeah lol the ventrillo caps are a bit faggy but they'll serve you well. ended up going with the rainbow one for its cheaper price and high quality caps. tkl was 5 dollars off and i didn't need a numpad. the mx gold and silvers looked really cool. can't find reviews on those anywhere.

>> No.67207954

>Budget
$200 cad
>Location (continent at least)
Canada
>Preferred switch type
Something silent
>Layout
ANSI
>Form factor
preferably TKL but full size is fine too.
>Backlight
Don't care
>Previous/current keyboards
Azio MGK1 with kailh browns and some random dell keyboard

>> No.67207967

>>67207874
The QC switches are shit because:
a) tactile leaf instead of a clicky leaf opposite the contacts, which doesn't impart as much tactility because it's stuck in place, compare white alps to black alps
b) rubber dampers for additional quietness
They feel like slightly more refined rubber domes. It's for a very specific taste. The bona fide clicky switches are in a league of their own in comparison.
He specifically asked for Windows keys; An RT-101+ won't deliver on that. Although, speaking of real Alps, a nice clean AT101W would certainly do the trick.

>> No.67207978

>>67207967
rebind your right alt to right win. not that hard.

>> No.67207985

>>67207978
Then he could just stick with his Model M.

>> No.67208009

>>67207985
is he seriously replacing a model m for windows keys?
that's just a special kind of stupid, ngl.

>> No.67209183
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67209183

What are your guys' thoughts on the Ducky Shine 6? I've been considering one for my first mkb. Ducky Shine 7 is supposed to have Razer switches from what I've heard, so I'm thinking 6 might be my best option

>> No.67209310

>>67209183
Are Razer switches really going to be the only option? I was given to understand that they were simply going to be on offer, with Cherry switches still available as well.
Told it's going to be using the Razer software to configure backlighting though so that's still enough reason to avoid from what I'm given to understand.

>> No.67209586
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67209586

Why is Cooler Master so based?

>> No.67209633

What do we think about optical switches, in particular pressure sensitive ones

>> No.67209829

>>67209586
What kind of keycaps do they use?

>> No.67210562

>>67209829
MX Blue.

>> No.67210757

>Budget
100-150 euro
>Location (continent at least)
Finland
>Preferred switch type
Browns
>Layout
ISO, latin american spanish
>Form factor
TKL
>Backlight
Don't Care
>Previous/current keyboards
Rubber domes

I want a good keyboard that I can use for both typing (programming and writting), and light gaming. The main problem is that I live in Finland and it is super expensive to ship stuff here (WASD charges $60 for shipping).

If I'm paying +100 euros I really want to get my prerefed layout, latin american spanish. Mostly because I really like how the [ ] { } ' keys are placed, with makes programming more enjoyable.

I might be travelling to the USA for 1 or 2 days later this day, so I could grab something there.

>> No.67210871

>>67210562
What

>> No.67212728

>>67209829
PBT

>> No.67212902
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Finally I have finished my endgame build.

>> No.67212923

>>67212902
looks gay

>> No.67212947
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67212947

>>67212923
Fugg, I knew that.

>> No.67213136
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67213136

Rate my new "Rampage" mechanical look keyboard, got it for $12 at local equivalent of Walmart.

>> No.67213253

>>67212902
>end game
>plastic case
>plate not even flush with case

Garbage chink shit

>> No.67213313
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67213313

>>67213253
It is aluminum case, americunt.

>> No.67213735
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67213735

>tfw typing on cherry mx switches

>> No.67214199

>tfw extremely few low profile keyboards around that are actually well made

im strongly considering getting https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hexgears/hexgears-x-1-mechanical-keyboard/

but I kind of don't want to shell out that kind of money right now and im kind of hoping they are going to start making more and more low profile boards that are actually good within half a year. Is that realistic or nah?

>> No.67214215

>>67214199

Any recommendations for low profile, low cost scissor keyboard with backlight?

>> No.67214234

>>67214215
I could ask you the same question, the one I linked is the best low profile board that I know of. I'm not very knowledgeable on this stuff overall though.

>> No.67214308
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67214308

>>67214234

This one is supposedly good but is not scissor and is not really cheap.

HV-KB390L

>> No.67214338

>>67214308
ah i really dont like that kinda keycap. Much preffer the flat ones that actually are like the ones on a laptop.

>> No.67214680
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67214680

How much can I sell my 1993 rubber dome IBM Model M? Everything works including the well preserved PS/2 cable. Both keys and cable are nondetachable.

>> No.67214694

>>67213313
why are ruskis so butthurt about america

>> No.67214707

>>67214680
>rubber dome
Not much.

>> No.67214824

>>67214199
iktf

i want a low profile 65% and the z70 pro looks to be about everything i want except it looks like its made out of cheap thin aluminum and i want a hefty thick board

>> No.67215188
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67215188

>>67214338
Maybe that tesoro gram xs

>> No.67216177
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67216177

>>67215188
that looks good but I really need it to be smaller than that, like not just for minimalism reasons but its actually really important for my health.

I'm currently using pic related (the one on the lower part of the image). Its very important to me that there arent any reduntant keys on the right part of the keyboard and that i can transition from typing to using my mouse as effortlessly as possible.

The keyboard im using now has some issues with the keys (namely I dont like the thinkpad keys in general) so im basically looking for that, except with proper switches and potentially flatter keys.

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>>67213735
>tfw typing on topre switches

>> No.67217244

>don't buy corsair
>buy this literal chinese piece of plastic instead
o-ok

>> No.67217880

can you recommend me some cute and cheap keyboard?

>> No.67217902

>>67217880
Any of the Miami keycaps realy

>> No.67218468

>>67207601
It is so fucking stupid that mechanical keyboards are depicted cordless 80% of the time, while they are corded 99% of the time.

Even the non gaymer keyboards are always corded. What is the fucking reason, other than these products being for hipsters, for these things to still lack the wireless counterparts?

A ton of products are wired/wireless combo nowadays. I haven't been using a wired keyboard and mouse for at least 8 years now for fucks sake. I game, I used to play DotA, CS Source, you name it. I now play Dota 2 occasionally, and at no point I have used a corded peripheral for all those 8 years.

What is the excuse /g/? Why, just fucking why, if these type of keyboards are for fucking typing? Why the gaymer companies are leading with the wireless designs on them, if the wireless is being dissed for being lag and issue prone?

I am waiting. Patiently, but with occasional outbreaks such as this one. Hoping for the Cooler Master's CK630 or Ducky's Blade.

>> No.67218920

>>67218468
an easy way to show that the cable is removable, because people don't automatically assume it's a bluetooth keyboard, you fucking retard.

>> No.67218983

>>67218920
>implying removable cable on a device that is merely a brick without the keyboard is a more reasonable assumption
top kek

>> No.67219003

>>67218983
Should've said "without the cable*" instead of "without the keyboard", but it doesn't really make much of a difference, as the keyboard is dysfunctional without either one of those two.

>> No.67219786
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67219786

Someone help me I'm dying over here. I'm trying to clean and maybe bolt mod my Model Ms but I can't fucking get the case screws out because all of the sockets or nut drivers I have are too big to fit in the holes. Is there a nifty trick to this or do I really have to order a smaller socket??

>> No.67219807

>>67219786
Get the proper tools you cheap nigger.

>> No.67219834

How do you unfuck fucked, unreliable mx switches that sometimes just don't fire?

>> No.67220441
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67220441

Hello /mkg/, how hard is it to mod the cable into being detachable on a fixed-cable keyboard? Would it be possible to take the header connector of the cable inside the board and replace the wires with pic related's? Or perhaps use a USB adapter together with the keyboard's cable to rig something up? Sorry if my question is stupid, I don't have a lot of experience with this.

>> No.67221487

>>67192428
both of them are cancer
blues have a garbage primitive click mechanism and a high pitched shitclick, and reds are so light i could type by just pissing on the keyboard.

>> No.67221490

>>67219834
just replace the switch, it's not that hard

>> No.67221502

>>67220441
it's not the hardest thing in the world if you have a soldering iron and maybe a dremel.
if you don't know how to solder, however, you may have other issues.
basically just order some headers on aliexpress, desolder the old connector, add the new one.

>> No.67221516

>>67219786
>not having a 5.25 nut driver in 2018
if you don't have one, it shall be provided to you via amazon prime

>> No.67221517

>>67195521
every fucking thread

>> No.67222167

>>67221516
I have multiple of them, the problem is they are all too big in diameter to fit into the recessed holes
I am very angry I have to order a single nut driver just for this purpose

>> No.67222451

>>67222167
just go to your local hardware store and buy the single bit you need. most of the ones I've been to sell loose heads for like a couple bucks

>> No.67222552

>>67222451
yeah I did
my local one doesn't sell anything that small, only sizes for common household work
was really surprised

>> No.67222572

>>67222552
that sucks I guess. The only other thing I can think of is going to a mechanic shop and asking them if they can take the screws out. Or you can just get a better set

>> No.67222595

>>67222167
I had to buy one just for that purpose, but from China it was only like $3.50. Now I never have to worry about it again. I've used it to boltmod 3 Model M's so far so I figure it was worth the cash.

>> No.67222646

>>67222167
I had a similar problem when I bolt modded mine. The socket actually fit inside, but it wasn't long enough to connect to the ratchet. I was too excited and didn't want to wait so I just bought an extension for 4 bucks at home depot

>> No.67222933
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67222933

Anyone know where I can get Alt keys with green lettering for my model m like the originals had? I'm missing my left one

>> No.67222940

>Budget
like 300, but i can save up money indefinitely. if it costs more than 300, we got other issues. i'd rather not build though.
>Location
US
>Preferred switch type
tactile, not clicky. no cherry knockoffs. no mqc. topre sounds pretty cool.
>Preferred layout
tkl/full, i can go 60% or less, not gherkin, if you want but it'll be annoying. i use function and arrow keys, so i'd rather those be dedicated.
>Form factor
uh... normal. no ergodox bullcrap.
>Backlight
none, but if it comes with backlight for fuckall reason, i can turn it off.
>Previous/current keyboards
ibm model m (floss modded, i hate the sound), rt101+ (black "clicky" space invaders), ducky rainbow one (mx clears, current favorite tactile switches)

>> No.67222947

>>67222933
http://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/PRGB
>>67222940
oh and i've had a steelseries with reds. i hate reds. never again.

>> No.67222958

>>67222933
oh wait i misread that, thought you wanted rgb caps
might have to get those on ebay from a donor board

>> No.67222967

>>67222940
there was no criteria for it but i need pbt caps as well. rather they come with the board.

>> No.67223018

>>67222967
should i just get a hhkb? topre looks good for tactile not clicky. never tried a capacitive board either.

>> No.67223178
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67223178

Recently my good old CM devastator died and finally decided to fell for the mechanical keyboard meme and holy fuck I'm glad I did and why the fuck I didn't fell for it sooner. got this cheap Reddragon K552 RGB for $40 zero complaints, I don't think I can go back to membrane kbs anymore.

>> No.67223544

>>67223018
If you want to give Topre a shot but would prefer tkl or full-size you could give a Realforce a shot. Even comes with arrgeebeez if you’re into that.

>> No.67223566

are there affordable m. kb's without goddamn lights, what's this disco bullshit

>> No.67223607

>>67223566
They’re out there, depends on your definition of affordable and what you’re willing to sacrifice, but they’re around. I’m waiting on my Ducky One with greens and no lights to get here and that only cost about a hundo, I also own a Tomoko tkl with outemu blues that only ran me about $40.

>> No.67223952

Can we all agree Romer G switches are amazing? Much better than Cherry Red.

>> No.67224027

>>67207681
lol same desk, headphones, and amb brand as me

>> No.67224137
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67224137

Looking for a low profile keyboard bois

>Budget
~$150, less is etter
>Location (continent at least)
USA
>Preferred switch type
Low profile Kailh
>Layout
100% or 96key layout but I dont know if there are low profile 96 layout
>Form factor
ANSI
>Backlight
Doesnt matter
>Previous/current keyboards
Various membrane keyboards, and a dell XPS keyboard, whatever type switch that is

>> No.67224297

Why do literally zero 100% DIY kits exist? I fucking hate this manlet keyboard craze.

>> No.67224326

>>67223544
i heard the realforce topre is like a real topre, with variable resistance and at a lower cost

>> No.67224344

>>67223544
how about this? tkl, 55g, pbt caps (obviously)
https://www.amazon.com/Realforce-87U-Tenkeyless-55g-Black/dp/B00MV84Y2Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1534752733&sr=8-2&keywords=topre

>> No.67224410

>>67224027
lol it's my /g/ setup.
i fell for the hpg meme.
also nice ikea desk ;)
ok i have decided on this. should be good because i have sensory issues with noise and bottoming out, and these should be tactile enough without the rattling. will go buy it in an hour and a half before work.
https://www.amazon.com/Realforce-87U-Tenkeyless-White-Gray/dp/B00MV7TMNQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1534753396&sr=8-1&keywords=topre+55g

>> No.67224467

>>67212923
yep, you can't play skyrim with this

>> No.67225231

>play games after a long time
>notice that the few cherry blacks in my board aren't smooth
Can I lube them with wd40 or will silicon spray destroy the switch? Don't want to wait a few days till something I order arrives

>> No.67225648

>>67215188
isn't one of those gaming brands releasing two or three like these?
i forget which

>> No.67225863

>>67223178
waiting for mine to ship I got the non backlit version for $26 because I didn't like the gaudy gaymen keycaps on the backlit versions

>> No.67225902

>Budget
$150 AUD ($120 USD)
>Location (continent at least)
Australia
>Preferred switch type
MX Blue or something similar
>Layout
Ansi
>Form factor
Full
>Backlight
RGB
>Previous/current keyboards
Logitech K260

>> No.67226214

I want to buy a mechanical gaming keyboard but I've been spoiled by the low travel of chiclet keyboards on laptops

Are there mech keyboards with low travel? Standard cherry switches feel like crappy long presses to me.

>> No.67226489

>>67224297
There are tho on aliexpress

>> No.67226509

>>67226214
Drevo Joyouse, Tesoro Gram XS, Havit, etc.

>> No.67226815

Brainlet here.
I have a first gen Razer Chroma, but it's shit. I bought it on the release, the space bar is already fucked and sometimes some keys don't work because of their shit software so I want a new keyboard.
I want a keyboard that lasts and isn't crazy expensive.

I don't care about the switch type and if possible i would like to set the lights yellow, but lights aren't a requirement.

>> No.67226865
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/mkg/ virgin here. I currently have a Razor Black Widow but I'm looking to get in to building my own. Where do I start?

>> No.67226869

>>67226815
Get a model M

>> No.67226911

>>67193059
looking at your picrelated i can't stop thinking of that RAM chart that would compare the sticks by accuracy/thrust and color of the radiator grills.

>> No.67226953

don't give a shit about mechanical/membrane keys - i just want to a sub 20 bucks keyboard with, ideally, full NKRO or at least +10 keys simultaneous input support.

>> No.67226962

>>67226953
poorfags not allowed

>> No.67226968

>>67226962
i can't afford buying new 50 bucks keyboard every time me or my relatives spill something over it.

>> No.67226980

>>67226968
there couldn't possibly be a reasonable solution to spilling liquids on a keyboard.

>> No.67226985

>>67226968
stop being so clumsy then

>> No.67226996

>>67226985
I asked about sub 20 bucks keyboards that have partial/full NKRO, not advice on my life style

either start being useful or fuck off.

>> No.67227019

What's the cheapest mechanical keyboard with full RGB keys?

>> No.67227021

>>67226865
with the greeks

>> No.67227192

>>67226865
Aliexpress, more specifically KPrebublic has DIY kits that come with everything you need

>> No.67227290

>>67226996
Get that zowie rubber dome then

>> No.67227719
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67227719

Thoughts?

>> No.67228901

Is Kailh really that much worse than Cherry MX?

>> No.67229457

>>67221502
Thank you, anon. I have some soldering experience, it's just that I start to worry too much if I'm not following a set of instructions.

>> No.67231903
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67231903

That guy with 60% everyone point and laugh

>> No.67233933

>>67227719
Looks gay

>> No.67233958

>>67228901
Yes, their clone switches are so bad that razer ditched them

>> No.67234167

>>67233958
How are they bad?

>> No.67234319

>>67224344
Looks like a good choice for you, although I may have forgotten to mention that the realforce may not have a standard bottom row, that windows key looks like it’s only 1u.

>> No.67234329

>>67234167
They broke most of the time

>> No.67234622

Is the Amazon basics gaming keyboard any good? It says "mechanical feel" and it's pretty cheap.

>> No.67234649

>>67234622
"mechanical feel" is code for "dogshit rubber dome".

>> No.67234729

>>67234622
I bought this im waiting for it to ship

https://www.amazon.com/Redragon-KUMARA-Backlit-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B01LXD7TP9

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/6xk2wa/redragon_kumara_k552n_indepth_review_budget/

>> No.67235136

>>67234729
Which configuration did you get?

>> No.67235172

>>67235136
I got the black one without a backlight it was the cheapest and I didn't like the gaymen font on the ones with a backlight

>> No.67235716

>>67222947
>>67222958
contacted clickykeyboards, they said they had a few in stock and I could get one for the same price as the black lettered alt keys on the site already

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67236396

>>67224137
blz halp

>> No.67236524

I've bought a coolermaster masterkeys pro M with red switches and it feels quite weird compared to my previous logitech g610 with brown switches. I like the smooth feeling but it feels a bit heavy on my fingers.
I'm missing the volume whee already

>> No.67236573

>>67192428
browns

>> No.67236595

>>67192647
>>67236573
this

https://www.roccat.org/en-US/Products/Gaming-Keyboards/Suora-Series/Suora/
best keyboard I've ever owned honestly.
has brown switches

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>>67236573

>> No.67237374

Box switches are back in the menu boys.
Might buy some old ones at a discount though.

>> No.67237489

>>67237374
It was only GMK caps they were splitting if I'm not mistaken, right? As long as you don't intend to throw any of those on there shouldn't be a problem so there's no reason not to take advantage of the deals.

>> No.67237557

>>67237489
SA caps crack too, and they stretched out PBT caps.

>> No.67237773

>>67237557
Oh.
Ouch.

>> No.67238068

I think I'm too used to shitty keyboards. the mechanical ones I've used don't feel good at all

>> No.67238208

Some of the flavors of retooled box switches are now up on novelkeys.

>> No.67238409
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67238409

Stuck deciding between getting a Leopold FC980C or a HHKB2

The HHKB is quite a bit cheaper but I love the 1800 layout of the Leopold

If the keyboard came with the girl it'd be an easier decision

>> No.67238493

>>67238409
>that pic

god, roasties are fucking cringe

>> No.67238769

>>67238493
The fuck is a roastie

>> No.67238831

>>67238769
incel slang for a woman

because they believe vaginas look like slices of roast beef

>> No.67238896

>>67238831
The fuck is an incel?

>> No.67238961

>>67224137
Drevo Joyuse

>> No.67238979

>>67238896
guys who think the virgin vs chad memes are real and that they're genetically predisposed to virginity so there's no hope of them ever having sex and being happy

>> No.67239622

>Budget
None
>Location
Australia, QLD
>Preferred switch type
Cherry MX Red (Maybe Black)
>Layout
ANSI
>Form factor
100%
>Backlight
Irrelevant--99% of the time my current keyboard's lights are off
>Previous/current keyboards
Logitech G19

I have never owned a mechanical keyboard before. My current keyboard is fantastic, namely the 'G' keys to the left-side and the media control, both of which I appreciate and use a lot. By what I can tell, Cherry MX Reds and Blacks would be great for me, just unsure which. After some looking about, I have found one that looks good for what I am after: Corsair K95. Again, I am not thinking it's good because it's colourful, more that it can use Cherry MX Reds, and it has the 'G' keys to the left-side, numpad, and media control. Not sure if it helps, but I type an awful lot whether it's communication, writing (reports, data entry etc), and video games.

Any suggestions or what-not would be greatly appreciated. I'm still learning on what's what with mechanical keyboards and what-not.

>> No.67239631

>>67238961
Seems to be out of stock everywhere

>> No.67239643

>>67238896
>The fuck is an incel?
a manufactured false flag group.
feminists created incels as a internet meme
to justify hatred of men.

>> No.67239711

>>67239643
sounds like something an incel would say

>> No.67239729

>>67238896
a reddit thing
disregard anyone who uses the term or identifies as one

>> No.67240021

do you use any wrist support? these mechanical keyboards are tall as fuck

>> No.67240455

>>67239631
check the chink sites, it's like 60 bucks but that doesn't include shipping

>> No.67240477

>>67240455
I sadly dont know what the chink sites are, I dont think? Alieexpress?

>> No.67240498

>>67240021
no i sit properly so my wrists don't need support because they naturally rest above the keyboard

>> No.67240505

>>67240477
since you're too much of a pussy just get it from ebay
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Drevo+Joyeuse+96+Key&_sacat=0

>> No.67240588

>>67240505
I just dont know the site, Im not being a pussy kek

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>> No.67240895

>>67240815
Nice Steyr, just placed an order for an M9. How do you like yours? What do you think of the trapezoid sights?

>> No.67240924

>>67223178
Those caps are ugly but I guess you cant really complain for the price

>> No.67241203

Are unicomps really as poorly made as I keep reading?

We had an IBM as a kid and I miss that model m so bad but don't feel like paying $120 for a good condition one. Unicomps are $90 and brand new but it seems like people constantly talk shit about their long term quality

>> No.67241294

>>67241203
They're fine. Most bitching is about how they're not like Model M tanks from 1987 but they're about the same as the Lexmark ones from 1994, mostly because it's the exact same factory and tooling. Get a small case one though, as that minimizes the cutbacks they made in material thickness. I had a 2007 one for a bunch of years, used it daily and it was fine. Sold it for $60 earlier this year just because I was trimming everything down in my collection. Heck, I need to sell some more stuff.

>> No.67241481

>>67231903
who would win, a white peripheral, or one filthy boy?

>> No.67241531

>>67240895
I like it/them.

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