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    Mechanical Keyboard

    ok so i'm looking at getting a Mechanical Keyboard but i'm lost ?as again uk prices are so high arrggg ..
    should it be ducky? filco or qpad .. ?
    it has to be a blue back light to match the system i'm working on and i'm thinking cherry brown switches ..
    i'm comming from an old cyborg 1 keyboard ...lol yeah that is old ...
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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard

    well I'm affraid to say low cost and mechanical keyboard are diametrically opposed.

    By their very nature, having a high quality mechanical switch for each key makes them very expensive, vs just having a rubber membraine (one cheap molded part) for the whole keyboard.

    You can get some membraine keyboards that have a nice click, dell and HP supply these to office grade machines as standard and they cost about £10-15. Have you ever tried them?

    If not Das Keyboard are very well respected, you get what you pay for with mechanicals.
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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard

    it's not so much the price as it is uk prices .. converting euro's to pounds and dollars to pounds .. they get theres £20-40 cheaper ..lol
    and i except that it's going to cost £100 it's more a case of which one and were from ..
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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard

    The real question isn't so much what brand to go for, more what switch to go for.

    Here is a pretty in depth guide on switches:
    http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/me...keyboard-guide

    I have owned a QPAD MK80 and it was awesome, i absolutely loved the click on the blue switches, it really make typing a much more pleasant experience. People on skype/teamspeak or in nearby rooms found it a little bit less pleasant though as they are very loud! People say it isn't good for gaming because of the click and actuation point being slightly off, but as far as i could tell its utter hogwash, you would have to be seriously controlled to get it to click without actuating and in fact the clickyness in gaming is very satisfying. Unfortunately i killed it with a glass of spilt red wine. I'm pretty sure the keys still work but many of them have lost their click and i have broken one of the LEDs trying to fix it

    Now i have a keyboard based on browns (Coolermaster Quickfire TK) which is supposed to have a similar feel to blues but without the noise, to be honest i cant really tell much difference between the red switch based keyboards i have tried before and the browns as the tactile click is very feint. The back light on it is white and absolutely lovely though! They do a blue backlit one with blue switches if you would prefer that.

    I think you might struggle to find a blue backlit with brown switches unless you go for the Ducky Shine 2 which has pretty much every combination you could ever think of but is pretty expensive. For the full keyboard i couldn't find it cheaper than £150 If you can handle 10 keyless, its a little bit less of a hit at about £75.

    The logitech G710 is a pretty good option worth baring in mind aswell:

    http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/produc...yboard?crid=26

    Although its brown and white again im afraid.
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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard

    well with a £100 i'm still looking for a Mechanical Keyboard but not having much luck
    biscuit - where did you see a tenkeyless shine 2 for £75 ?every where i look it's 90-110 ...
    even tried the bay .. so will keep my eyes out for a filco or coolermaster ..both built in same place i've read ..
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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard

    Quote Originally Posted by flearider View Post
    well with a £100 i'm still looking for a Mechanical Keyboard but not having much luck
    biscuit - where did you see a tenkeyless shine 2 for £75 ?every where i look it's 90-110 ...
    even tried the bay .. so will keep my eyes out for a filco or coolermaster ..both built in same place i've read ..
    Sorry i think im confused, i think they were £100

    The coolermaster (or CM Storm) was from Scan @ ~£75

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