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post #1336 of 1825
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hey, my keyboard's, "L" key recently crapped out on me, and its REALLY bugging me. Does anyone have any recommendations for a new one? I want one thats SUPER comfortable for just typing, no gaming for me. Nothing more than about $120. Thanks smily_headphones1.gif
Get a Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid. Nuff said. Also, pick a switch after reading up! biggrin.gif
Edited by gopanthersgo1 - 10/8/13 at 10:13pm
post #1337 of 1825
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post
 

 

Agreed.  I got my MX Blue QFR for $55 shipped on sale.  I've done some extensive modding since, but I sold my previous Majestouch 2 TKL shortly after getting it because they were very close in quality.  The differences aren't worth the additional price difference IMO but it may be worth it to some (like there are some programmable controller chips out there for the Filcos).  I was able to increase weight and rigidity in my QFR by filling the base with resin...now it's a tank.  In addition I made 'ghetto reds' using vintage black stems with the blue springs and lubricated them up...new cherry profile PBT keycap set...and the Filco is a distant memory haha.  They are still solid boards, but there are equal/better options out there for less.  It's like how Topre released the Type Heaven, which is now the cheapest Topre switch board available today and is priced the same as a Filco.  I still want my Realforce 87U though :p one day...

 

I wouldn't go Type Heaven even though the price is attractive. I heard a clip of it on YouTube and it sounded way too plastic-y compared to the other Topre boards: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8NoPjaeKiI

If you can score a good deal on an FC660C you should probably just get that instead, I've seen it for $135 shipped used before, which is more than reasonable for a Topre board with PBT keycaps and a great layout.

post #1338 of 1825
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Hey, my keyboard's, "L" key recently crapped out on me, and its REALLY bugging me. Does anyone have any recommendations for a new one? I want one thats SUPER comfortable for just typing, no gaming for me. Nothing more than about $120. Thanks smily_headphones1.gif
Get a Cooler Master Quick Fire Rapid. Nuff said. Also, pick a switch after reading up! biggrin.gif

 

I don't get all these different switches!:(

post #1339 of 1825
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I don't get all these different switches!frown.gif
Blue/green clicks and bumps, browns/clears have a bump but no click, blacks/reds have no click or bump, I prefer blacks/reds. wink.gif
post #1340 of 1825
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I don't get all these different switches!frown.gif
Blue/green clicks and bumps, browns/clears have a bump but no click, blacks/reds have no click or bump, I prefer blacks/reds. wink.gif

 

Sweet, thanks! What does LX mean?

post #1341 of 1825
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Sweet, thanks! What does LX mean?

 

MX? That's just the name of the switch series, which is made by Cherry. MX is the most popular among Cherry because they have the widest selection and they aren't short throw keys. Whites and Greys are two of the less common switches I should add, whites have a soft click and greys are heavy linear switches, so they're supposed to feel smooth throughout the whole keypress, no bumps or anything.

post #1342 of 1825
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post
 

 

I wouldn't go Type Heaven even though the price is attractive. I heard a clip of it on YouTube and it sounded way too plastic-y compared to the other Topre boards: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8NoPjaeKiI

If you can score a good deal on an FC660C you should probably just get that instead, I've seen it for $135 shipped used before, which is more than reasonable for a Topre board with PBT keycaps and a great layout.

 

Yeah, been asking around a bit and opinions on the Type Heaven have been kind of meh

post #1343 of 1825
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post
 

I'm not sure why it's so fashionable for one to hate on the Blackwidow, but the build quality isn't as bad is people make it out to be. Sure they aren't using Costar stabilizers, and sure the soldering job isn't as clean as one on Filcos, but in the end the Blackwidow isn't bad at all considering that it's inexpensive, has macros that some can benefit from, and doesn't look bad at all. You can argue that the Filco has cleaner aesthetics but Razer boards don't look childish or ugly at all. 

 

I'm going to bash Filco for a bit and say that their pricing is not competitive at all when QFR's sell for literally $100 less regularly (Lowest price was $35+shipping for a QFR) while the two barely have differences in build quality at all. They both sport the same minimilistic design, both have little flex, and both use Costar as their OEM. You'll only start finding differences when you open up the boards, and even then it is VERY questionable whether the differences between the two is worth $100 more, because for the vast majority of people, it's not. You're only paying for the Filco branding and the "Made in Japan" sticker.

 

 

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Originally Posted by modulor View Post
 

 

Agreed.  I got my MX Blue QFR for $55 shipped on sale.  I've done some extensive modding since, but I sold my previous Majestouch 2 TKL shortly after getting it because they were very close in quality.  The differences aren't worth the additional price difference IMO but it may be worth it to some (like there are some programmable controller chips out there for the Filcos).  I was able to increase weight and rigidity in my QFR by filling the base with resin...now it's a tank.  In addition I made 'ghetto reds' using vintage black stems with the blue springs and lubricated them up...new cherry profile PBT keycap set...and the Filco is a distant memory haha.  They are still solid boards, but there are equal/better options out there for less.  It's like how Topre released the Type Heaven, which is now the cheapest Topre switch board available today and is priced the same as a Filco.  I still want my Realforce 87U though :p one day...

 

The problem is you guys live in America, computer peripherals like that are WAY cheaper there. If a QFR or  BW was sold here for less than 90$ everyone would go crazy. The best deal I could find, already in online store well know for selling cheap was 120/130$ and the BW for 100$, as you can imagine it just doesn't make sense to buy a QFR or BW for that price when you can find Filcos for ~150$ 

post #1344 of 1825
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

Sweet, thanks! What does LX mean?
Um, I think you mean mx, it's just cherries series of mechanical switches. They had some others but I like mx. wink.gif
post #1345 of 1825
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post
 

 

I wouldn't go Type Heaven even though the price is attractive. I heard a clip of it on YouTube and it sounded way too plastic-y compared to the other Topre boards: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8NoPjaeKiI

If you can score a good deal on an FC660C you should probably just get that instead, I've seen it for $135 shipped used before, which is more than reasonable for a Topre board with PBT keycaps and a great layout.

 

Good point - haven't seen any reviews on them yet but even a used FC660C is probably a better bet but only if you want a 60% sized board.  I'd personally still shell out for a 87U, either used or new...they just have solid build quality.

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post #1347 of 1825

I'd a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate for almost a year untill it broke on me, and I really enjoyed it!

As an occasional Starcraft II and BF player, it served me pretty well! Just loved the clicking sound of it!

Now while I wait for the new Corsair K95 Vengeance to launch here in Japan, I'm using my good old Logitech G15S ^.^v

post #1348 of 1825
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Originally Posted by SigmaGT View Post
 

I'd a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate for almost a year untill it broke on me, and I really enjoyed it!

As an occasional Starcraft II and BF player, it served me pretty well! Just loved the clicking sound of it!

Now while I wait for the new Corsair K95 Vengeance to launch here in Japan, I'm using my good old Logitech G15S ^.^v

A year isn't a long time for a keyboard to last o.o

post #1349 of 1825
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Originally Posted by SigmaGT View Post
 

I'd a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate for almost a year untill it broke on me, and I really enjoyed it!

As an occasional Starcraft II and BF player, it served me pretty well! Just loved the clicking sound of it!

Now while I wait for the new Corsair K95 Vengeance to launch here in Japan, I'm using my good old Logitech G15S ^.^v

Oh god, don't do this to yourself. You live in Japan, Topre heaven, they are so damn cheap in Japan. $150 for Realforce boards, $200 HHKB, $300 HHKB Type-S, I would kill for HHKB S that cheap =(

 

I wouldn't get a Corsair board when Topre is priced so well in Japan.

post #1350 of 1825
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post
 

Oh god, don't do this to yourself. You live in Japan, Topre heaven, they are so damn cheap in Japan. $150 for Realforce boards, $200 HHKB, $300 HHKB Type-S, I would kill for HHKB S that cheap =(

 

I wouldn't get a Corsair board when Topre is priced so well in Japan.

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