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LochNessMonster
Feb 3, 2005

I need about three fitty



sarr posted:

Yeah, I hopped on the Godspeed-train too, they are so good looking I couldn't resist. Now the long wait begins..

I thought only SA had a long waiting line, just checked for godspeed and saw Feb 27th 2018.

Which sets did you buy? I'm leaning towards Solar Alphas but the Supernova ones look pretty sweet too.

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sarr
Mar 24, 2008

Praise the Sun!


LochNessMonster posted:

I thought only SA had a long waiting line, just checked for godspeed and saw Feb 27th 2018.

Which sets did you buy? I'm leaning towards Solar Alphas but the Supernova ones look pretty sweet too.

I'm going for the Mars look:

Alphas: Solar Alphas
Child Kit: Ares Base Text
Child Kit: GodX
Child Kit: Enceladus
Child Kit: Norde Solar Kit

I need help.

The Unlife Aquatic
Jun 17, 2009

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
In cars


It's tempting but I don't want to grow old and die before I get my keycaps because you just know they use a non-standard layout in the afterlife.

Megalixir
Nov 10, 2007

Vanillaware ltd.


I don't want my GMK Plum if anyone is interested, it's about $150. I already posted this on Massdrop though.

teraflame
Jan 6, 2009


sarr posted:

Yeah, I hopped on the Godspeed-train too, they are so good looking I couldn't resist. Now the long wait begins..

I think it looks like crap with the black dye subs and different colors. Not to mention overpriced.

foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


sarr posted:

I'm going for the Mars look:

Alphas: Solar Alphas
Child Kit: Ares Base Text
Child Kit: GodX
Child Kit: Enceladus
Child Kit: Norde Solar Kit

I need help.

I missed the option to get multiple child sets the first time, reordered with Solar Alphas, GodX and Apollo base text.

Now I just need to buy a second keyboard by February...

I have a problem.

The Unlife Aquatic
Jun 17, 2009

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
In cars


FAT32 SHAMER posted:

how are these Leopolds? https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/sho...t_detail&p=2056

I like this and it has my favourite switch but I've never heard the brand discussed itt

Leopold is great. Everything I've heard says they make stellar keyboards.

bustercasey
Apr 9, 2012


Gary’s Answer

Deviantfish posted:

I finally decided to learn to solder and threw together my office keyboard after the kit spent a year in my closet. Adjusting to a 40% isn't as much of a pain in the rear end as I thought it'd be (at least for what I have to type) and Matias QCs have a nice feel to them. They're a lot softer than my 55g Topre RF at home though.


I also just tried out the same, but got 2 because I'm an rear end in a top hat. Having the ability to map every key to multiple layers is incredible.
Also, Kailh box whites are real nice.

sarr
Mar 24, 2008

Praise the Sun!


teraflame posted:

I think it looks like crap with the black dye subs and different colors. Not to mention overpriced.

I think we can all agree on that last part. What do you mean by black dye subs? As in they are not using actual black dye?

Also a general question. Is the VA87M identical to VA88M (ISO) in case dimensions? I want to use the latter and I found an aluminium case for the VA87M on aliexpress and I assume they are identical in case dimensions..

Harrow
Jun 30, 2012




Someone on my office floor left a Das Keyboard with blue switches in our company's "we'll recycle your old technology for you" bin. I tried it out and it works completely fine. It could use a good cleaning, but every key does what it's supposed to.

I have no idea why someone would just toss an expensive mechanical keyboard, but poo poo, if nobody wants it, I guess I'll add it to the collection.

isndl
May 2, 2012
I WON A CONTEST IN TG AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CUSTOM TITLE

Blue switches? Someone's coworker decided they'd had enough.

NTRabbit
Aug 15, 2012

i wear this armour to protect myself from the histrionics of hysterical women

bitches






a real chump posted:

The Coolermaster boards are reasonably priced and don't look too garish for being gamer boards, other than the RGB lighting which I think you can disable if you want.

I was considering a Masterkeys Pro M because the layout is weird and different.

Speaking of https://www.massdrop.com/buy/cooler...anical-keyboard

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012
Tell your mum I said hi lol

Ok so since I know poo poo all about brands and what's good/what's not good, does anyone know of a keyboard that has a white case with MX blues or clears and OPTIMALLY has some RGB backlighting (or at least white)? I want to give my keycaps some a e s t h e t i c s and i was thinking a light pink rgb would look really nice



preferably under $150 but at this point i'm not picky. I was gonna get the Leopold but then I realized that the right shift key is a non-standard size. I was thinking about getting the DSX on MD but it seems overpriced, and while the WASD V2 with no keys is only $111 for clears, it also is black which idk how it will look with grey keycaps

Constellation I
Apr 3, 2005
I'm a sucker, a little fucker.

Ducky Shine 6 - White
Ducky Year of the Goat - White
Ducky One TKL - White
iKBC MF108/MF87/F108/F87

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Did this while catching up on last weekend's Game of Thrones.

Not sure how I feel about the pink keys' legends being a darker blue, but I'm guessing it would have looked awful if they used the same light colour. It's this set: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/tai-ha...-massdrop-debut

This is a WASD V2 with Cherry MX Greens that I got without keycaps. Was temporarily using some shine-through ones while waiting for these to arrive. It's my permanent home keyboard, though I may replace it when that K-Type one eventually arrives.

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FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012
Tell your mum I said hi lol

Constellation I posted:

Ducky Shine 6 - White
Ducky Year of the Goat - White
Ducky One TKL - White
iKBC MF108/MF87/F108/F87

Amazing, thank you!

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


Anyone got some cool anchor keys?

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

I found my old Das Keyboard model II, which is really just a Cherry MX 3000 USB. I don't entirely remember when I bought and used it, but probably around 2005. A few of the switches are damaged by sugary drink, but I'm wondering if I couldn't just replace them with new MX Blues?
Does anyone know if the switches today are mechanically compatible with those from back then?

Although, I think it's more likely I'll just re-purpose the working switches for something else.

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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namaste faggots posted:

Anyone got some cool anchor keys?

like a boat anchor? nantucket selectric came to mind, but apparently they don't have anchors, not that you could buy it anyway.

maybe ask this dude for a quote: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DecentKeyboards

he does a lot of the model m custom keycaps out there, but i think back when he and matt3o (of granite keycap fame) were starting out their respective projects i know he had dsa molds, not sure what he has on hand these days.

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


The $400 Emacs key cap set is kinda awesome but lol gently caress Emacs

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012
Tell your mum I said hi lol

Constellation I posted:

Ducky Shine 6 - White
Ducky Year of the Goat - White
Ducky One TKL - White
iKBC MF108/MF87/F108/F87

i picked up the ducky one TKL rgb in white so thanks again!

i was orignally avoiding non-fullsize but then i realized i barely use the numpad and all the cool boards were TKL

Nondescript Van
May 2, 2007

Gats N Party Hats


namaste faggots posted:

Anyone got some cool anchor keys?

http://www.maxkeyboard.com/custom-a...mx-keycaps.html

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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that's done via uv printing, so it'll suffer from the same rapid degradation as wasd custom caps.single custom double shots aren't a thing, but you should at least try to get something dye sublimated.

Constellation I
Apr 3, 2005
I'm a sucker, a little fucker.

FAT32 SHAMER posted:

i picked up the ducky one TKL rgb in white so thanks again!

i was orignally avoiding non-fullsize but then i realized i barely use the numpad and all the cool boards were TKL

Noice, I thought I needed full-sized too. Then I got a TKL, then used a 60% briefly, and now my daily driver is a 75%. I whip out an additional numpad here and there whenever I work from home though.

Generic Monk
Oct 31, 2011



Megalixir posted:

Wow hey yeah cool thanks for the pro tip. If you had actually read what I wrote you would not be replying with this. This is not my first time using Massdrop. This item was supposed to be shipped on the 25th of July.



i read what you wrote, my point still stands

Suburban Dad
Jan 10, 2007



Looking at an MK Fission from the quick picks but know gently caress all about switches besides what's in the OP and have never used a fancy mechanical keyboard. What switches would be suggested? The silent ones sound nice since my current 2003 era keyboard is loud as gently caress.

Edit: should I just buy one of the $10 switch testers?

Suburban Dad fucked around with this message at 17:44 on Aug 7, 2017

Nondescript Van
May 2, 2007

Gats N Party Hats


Go to a best buy and try out some of the boards there. They typically have the 3 main cherry switches (red, blue, and brown) on various boards on display. Everything else can be compared to those in some way (smoother, heavier, more bump, etc than [cherry switch]).

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012
Tell your mum I said hi lol

i went to microcenter and best buy and between the two i got to try mx red, brown, silver, black(?), and green (plus blue but since i use that every day i didnt really need to feel it )

Greatest Living Man
Jul 22, 2005

ask President Obama


What's this thread's opinion been on the Razer Ornata? I just tried out a bunch of keyboards and ended up really liking the stiffness/actuation on them, though I didn't expect to go with Razer.

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012
Tell your mum I said hi lol

Greatest Living Man posted:

What's this thread's opinion been on the Razer Ornata? I just tried out a bunch of keyboards and ended up really liking the stiffness/actuation on them, though I didn't expect to go with Razer.

arent they a membrane that clicks?

Suburban Dad
Jan 10, 2007



FAT32 SHAMER posted:

i went to microcenter and best buy and between the two i got to try mx red, brown, silver, black(?), and green (plus blue but since i use that every day i didnt really need to feel it )

The only Microcenter in the area is over by you. I try to keep my distance.

LochNessMonster
Feb 3, 2005

I need about three fitty



Greatest Living Man posted:

What's this thread's opinion been on the Razer Ornata? I just tried out a bunch of keyboards and ended up really liking the stiffness/actuation on them, though I didn't expect to go with Razer.

Razer has a 'bad rep' because they target a gamer audience and price their products accordingly.

Technically there's nothing wrong with the Razer keyboards I worked with (never owned one myself, but my wife does).

The Unlife Aquatic
Jun 17, 2009

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
In cars


Their off-brand Cherry switches use a lovely OEM last I heard.

FAT32 SHAMER
Aug 16, 2012
Tell your mum I said hi lol

Larrymer posted:

The only Microcenter in the area is over by you. I try to keep my distance.

i marked my territory using my totems to keep other goons away

glad to hear that it's working

disaster pastor
May 1, 2007



I've never had a mechanical keyboard before. I'm looking for a full-size backlit board with Browns or Clears (or -alikes). The Corsair K95 is well-recommended outside this thread and I like the macro keys, but it appears to have nonstandard key sizes, and I don't want to have to get a second keyboard if the customization bug hits me.

The WASD boards don't seem to have backlighting; the MK Fission seems OK but people complain about keys sticking and I'd ideally prefer RGB to white backlighting. It seems like the board I want is basically the most common, generic newbie board, but looking around, there are small differences that don't mean anything to me as a newcomer. What boards should I be focusing on?

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


I have cooler master and I hate the layout so much I bought a WASD.

foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


Wasd has white backlighting I think; if you're ok without RGB it's great.

The IKBC full size is a good keyboard, comes in browns and has a /ton/ of RGB options, including just plain white. Got it for my partner with browns as her first mech keyboard and she likes it a lot.

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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foutre posted:

Wasd has white backlighting I think; if you're ok without RGB it's great.

The IKBC full size is a good keyboard, comes in browns and has a /ton/ of RGB options, including just plain white. Got it for my partner with browns as her first mech keyboard and she likes it a lot.

wasd has no backlighting, you're thinking of the extremely similar code keyboard, also sold by wasd

foutre
Sep 4, 2011

RIP ZEEZ


Oh, whoops! I just assumed It'd be the same.

As a more helpful suggestion, the IKBC F108 with browns would probably fit the bill. Advantage over a Corsair board is that it has standard keycap sizes for the modifiers if you end up wanting to swap out the keycaps.

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disaster pastor
May 1, 2007



The F108 looks pretty nice. That's definitely on the short list now, thank you!

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