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LochNessMonster
Feb 3, 2005

I need about three fitty



I need to get a keypuller for when my Godspeed arrives in q1 2018 lol

Any recommendations on good ones?

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teraflame
Jan 6, 2009


Any of the metal wire ones.

NOP sled fred
Jan 18, 2004

~*lukecagefan69*~




Pillbug

LochNessMonster posted:

I need to get a keypuller for when my Godspeed arrives in q1 2018 lol

Any recommendations on good ones?

I'm pretty sure every massdrop keyset I've gotten has come with a good metal wire one. At least thats the only way I can explain why I own at least three of them.

Ultimate Mango
Jan 18, 2005

She's a sharkmouth clam
beware
she is


LochNessMonster posted:

I need to get a keypuller for when my Godspeed arrives in q1 2018 lol

Any recommendations on good ones?

A paper clip. Or a binder clip. If you don't have a puller. Even the caps I got recently came with one.

LochNessMonster
Feb 3, 2005

I need about three fitty



pr0zac posted:

I'm pretty sure every massdrop keyset I've gotten has come with a good metal wire one. At least thats the only way I can explain why I own at least three of them.

I saw the gmk sets usually come with one, but I think the descriptions mentioned that fact as well.

Because this drop doesn't mention it Infigured there wouldnt be one included.

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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pretty much all the cap sets ever come with one, but if you need to get one grab a wire one, the plastic ring ones are pretty bad.

ColHannibal
Sep 17, 2007


LochNessMonster posted:

I need to get a keypuller for when my Godspeed arrives in q1 2018 lol

Any recommendations on good ones?

Suburban Dad
Jan 10, 2007



Dr. Eldarion posted:

Select PC gaming accessories 20% off w/ coupon code PAXWEST20

^ Copied from video game deals thread. Any of these worth a poo poo? I still have yet to try out switches to see what I'd like. The local best buy had mechanical boards but I couldn't tell what switches they had in them, nothing was on the boxes that I could see.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011


The best choices there are the Corsair K68 and K70. I just got a K68 myself and it's great; built like a tank. I talked about it in the thread some if you check my posts.

G-Prime
Apr 30, 2003

Baby, when it's love,
if it's not rough it isn't fun.


Bit the bullet on the Pok3r with Blacks today. Got a coworker to let me try out his with Clears and I fell in love with the form factor and the weightiness of the whole thing. Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to do about caps.

NewFatMike
Jun 11, 2015



I need some help, thread! I found my ideal keyboard, and it's the Coolermaster Masterkeys M with white LEDs and MX Brown switches, only downside is that it appears to be sold out everywhere. Is there anyone else that ticks those boxes? I would ideally like to pick up a pair of them, one for home one for office.

https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Maste...d/dp/B01ITE93K6

Any other keyboards that have a compact layout, but keep the numpad? It's super useful for 3D modeling, but I don't like having full size keyboards.

TYVM, beautiful thread.

PS: Miami doubleshot keycaps on Massdrop: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/tai-hao-miami-keycap-set

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


NewFatMike posted:

I need some help, thread! I found my ideal keyboard, and it's the Coolermaster Masterkeys M with white LEDs and MX Brown switches, only downside is that it appears to be sold out everywhere. Is there anyone else that ticks those boxes? I would ideally like to pick up a pair of them, one for home one for office.

https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Maste...d/dp/B01ITE93K6

Any other keyboards that have a compact layout, but keep the numpad? It's super useful for 3D modeling, but I don't like having full size keyboards.

TYVM, beautiful thread.

PS: Miami doubleshot keycaps on Massdrop: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/tai-hao-miami-keycap-set

I've got one of those Cooler Master Keyboards that I don't use anymore. PM if you're interested.

unpronounceable
Apr 4, 2010

You mean we still have another game to go through?!


Fallen Rib

I decided to join the Massdrop for the full size Code. Hopefully it doesn't get delayed since it looks like my new keycaps are going to arrive much sooner than I anticipated. I joined the drop for a set of these keycaps, and I already have a tracking number.

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

SA Oblivion is coming tomorrow. Oh boyyyy. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdr...stom-keycap-set

That and GMK Laser is gonna bleed me dry.

The Unlife Aquatic
Jun 17, 2009

Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.

Constellation I posted:

SA Oblivion is coming tomorrow. Oh boyyyy. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdr...stom-keycap-set

That and GMK Laser is gonna bleed me dry.

Wow, how are they charging that much for ABS keycaps?

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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NewFatMike posted:

I need some help, thread! I found my ideal keyboard, and it's the Coolermaster Masterkeys M with white LEDs and MX Brown switches, only downside is that it appears to be sold out everywhere. Is there anyone else that ticks those boxes? I would ideally like to pick up a pair of them, one for home one for office.

https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Maste...d/dp/B01ITE93K6

Any other keyboards that have a compact layout, but keep the numpad? It's super useful for 3D modeling, but I don't like having full size keyboards.

TYVM, beautiful thread.

PS: Miami doubleshot keycaps on Massdrop: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/tai-hao-miami-keycap-set

your thing has been rolled into coolermaster's quickfire brand, now known as the tk (available as white leds & browns):
http://www.coolermaster.com/periphe...ds/quickfiretk/

couple key differences:
- the lower row is now in the fucky ~gamer~ 1.5/1.0/1.25/6.5/1.25/1.0/1.0/1.5 layout, which will make replacing the god awful keycaps a bit more challenging
- both this and the masterkeys version have a non-standard 1u "0" & "00" on the numpad instead of a single 2u "0" per the standard ansi layout, to accommodate the numpad becoming an arrow cluster

standard ansi layout:


quickfire tk:


the thing i find incredibly dumb about your thing's layout is that they decided to reinvent a basic "this has already been a functionality for literally decades" thing the numpad does; hit any numpad's numlock, and it becomes both an arrow & nav cluster already:



the quickfire does this in it's own non-standard way via an fn layer, which is fine if you've never used a numpad with numlock off, but would be extremely weird if you're already using an unlocked numpad.

other alternatives:
- leopold fc980m (1800 layout, no backlighting)
- zz96/rs96 builds could be needs suiting, but these aren't a walk in the park to source

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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The Unlife Aquatic posted:

Wow, how are they charging that much for ABS keycaps?

keeping in mind that this is going to be a very popular set:


the final price for a standard layout should be ~$120:
- alphas @ $40
- mods @ $48
- numpad @ $31

i mean yeah, abs, but it's some high quality doubleshot abs with a bunch of redundant keys. you're paying the signature plastics premium for sure, but it's still within the realm of reason for a very nice (imho) set

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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reminder that sa ashen is live and has ~5 days left on it's timer. a legit good set i own and vouch for, pretty much the cheapest way you can get into sa caps:
https://en.zfrontier.com/collection...ts/maxkey-ashen

you'll note that ashen is pretty drat close to oblivion's white alphas/numpad & monochrome mods for almost half the price; if money wasn't an issue i'd probably get the oblivion one if i wanted to redo the same colorway (slightly more needs suiting legends for me) but ashen will be at your door in 6 weeks.

The Electronaut
May 10, 2009


surebet posted:

reminder that sa ashen is live and has ~5 days left on it's timer. a legit good set i own and vouch for, pretty much the cheapest way you can get into sa caps:
https://en.zfrontier.com/collection...ts/maxkey-ashen

you'll note that ashen is pretty drat close to oblivion's white alphas/numpad & monochrome mods for almost half the price; if money wasn't an issue i'd probably get the oblivion one if i wanted to redo the same colorway (slightly more needs suiting legends for me) but ashen will be at your door in 6 weeks.

Seconding this, Ashen was my first of SA and sold me on the key profile. It did not ratchet down my want for Modern Selectric with blue mods.

Grassy Knowles
Apr 4, 2003

Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I'm living in twilight



This is available on Amazon (with coating) for $41.99 but youíll also receive it within a week and not a year. Massdrop has not made a single estimated ship date for me this year, and I donít ever expect them to start trying to hit them again.

teraflame
Jan 6, 2009


Never mess with tai-hao coating, its not worth the time.

teethgrinder
Oct 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Weirdly all my Massdrop stuff has shown up anywhere between 1-6 weeks early this year.

surebet
Jan 10, 2013

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Grassy Knowles posted:

This is available on Amazon (with coating) for $41.99 but youíll also receive it within a week and not a year. Massdrop has not made a single estimated ship date for me this year, and I donít ever expect them to start trying to hit them again.

tbf for something as off the shelf as this i can only hope that they'll meet their shipping target, although massdrop

they have their uses for canadian buyers, since everything on amazon.ca is hilariously overpriced

NOP sled fred
Jan 18, 2004

~*lukecagefan69*~




Pillbug

The Unlife Aquatic posted:

Wow, how are they charging that much for ABS keycaps?

Every Massdrop set I've got (except for 3Run) has been REALLY nice ABS. Super thick and chunky. I've never experienced the wearing/shininess problem a lot of people get with ABS though.

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

The Unlife Aquatic posted:

Wow, how are they charging that much for ABS keycaps?

ABS gets a really bad rep because the gaming brand OEMs do make some really lovely thin and brittle ABS keycaps.

There's lots of high quality ABS keycaps out there. Specifically the ones Signature Plastics and GMK make. Those 2 make up the higher-end of the keycap market and they're mostly ABS and they're thick as gently caress. People also like their SA keycaps a little shiny so there's that.

Also keep in mind that it's all how the material is used, construction helmets also use ABS.

Maxkey Ashen Round 2 is especially nice because they fixed their molds to have proper kerning now (no more SHIF T and BACK SPACE plus lots of other fixes). I already have it ordered since I missed out on Round 1. (got stuck with Portland instead )

I'll probably still get the white alphas from Oblivion though.

VostokProgram
Feb 20, 2014



This hobby will bankrupt me

The Unlife Aquatic
Jun 17, 2009

Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.

VostokProgram posted:

This hobby will bankrupt me

You know, that wouldn't make a bad thread title.

Slurps Mad Rips
Jan 25, 2009

Bwaltow!



VostokProgram posted:

This hobby will bankrupt me

Just wait until you have friends begging you to not buy another keycap set or keyboard. Tears rolling down their face with each key press as you enter your credit card information and click purchase. You'll start to scratch hatch marks into your old CODE keycaps to count the days until the signature plastics run completes. 3 months after your purchase you'll buy another keyboard. You'll tell yourself the typical lies "This is my end game", "I'm a millennial. Why save for the American dream when I can have a rewarding hobby instead?", and "I won't NEED to buy another keyboard after this". But you will. You'll always buy one. Your friends won't try to stop you. They're long gone. They lost you when you dropped 4 grand on an Signature Plastics SA Avocado Toast themed keycap set so that the group buy wouldn't fail. It won't even arrive until 2023. But it doesn't matter. You've become a true keeb weeb.

Grassy Knowles
Apr 4, 2003

Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I'm living in twilight


ďsurebetĒ" post="ď475896362Ē posted:

tbf for something as off the shelf as this i can only hope that theyíll meet their shipping target, although massdrop

they have their uses for canadian buyers, since everything on amazon.ca is hilariously overpriced

1. The items Iíve ordered this year have all also been off-the-shelf (other than maybe the cat face keycaps?)
2. This one isnít off-the-shelf, as itís specially made w/o the coating.

I donít deny that Massdrop has its uses, especially outside the US, but theyíre incredibly mismanaged and in my personal experience getting worse rather than better. Iíll be pleasantly surprised if the SA Carbon set estimated for Mar 22 actually arrives before Q3 next year.

ColHannibal
Sep 17, 2007


Do the logical thing, get a realforce so there are no caps for you to buy.

The Unlife Aquatic
Jun 17, 2009

Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.

Slurps Mad Rips posted:

Just wait until you have friends begging you to not buy another keycap set or keyboard. Tears rolling down their face with each key press as you enter your credit card information and click purchase. You'll start to scratch hatch marks into your old CODE keycaps to count the days until the signature plastics run completes. 3 months after your purchase you'll buy another keyboard. You'll tell yourself the typical lies "This is my end game", "I'm a millennial. Why save for the American dream when I can have a rewarding hobby instead?", and "I won't NEED to buy another keyboard after this". But you will. You'll always buy one. Your friends won't try to stop you. They're long gone. They lost you when you dropped 4 grand on an Signature Plastics SA Avocado Toast themed keycap set so that the group buy wouldn't fail. It won't even arrive until 2023. But it doesn't matter. You've become a true keeb weeb.



This belongs in the OP, if you don't mind.

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


I'm intrigued by that prionic keyboard on massdrop right now but only for the retro orange look. What's the big deal? It looks like it comes in pieces and you have to assemble everything yourself.

The Unlife Aquatic
Jun 17, 2009

Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.

It's an ortholinear keyboard, which means every key is equidistant to the home row. Supposedly it makes for better ergonomics. They're aren't very many on the market.

But, mostly, we just can't stop collecting keyboards. We have a problem.

The Unlife Aquatic fucked around with this message at Aug 31, 2017 around 05:09

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!


namaste faggots posted:

I'm intrigued by that prionic keyboard on massdrop right now but only for the retro orange look. What's the big deal? It looks like it comes in pieces and you have to assemble everything yourself.

It's a kit, in that you need to solder the switches through the plate onto the PCB, then put it in the case. It's also got that grid layout which is unusual. There's probably anodized aluminum cases in orange for other more normal keyboards if that's the main thing you like about it, but otherwise those kits are pretty easy to put together if you have basic soldering skills.

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


Rexxed posted:

It's a kit, in that you need to solder the switches through the plate onto the PCB, then put it in the case. It's also got that grid layout which is unusual. There's probably anodized aluminum cases in orange for other more normal keyboards if that's the main thing you like about it, but otherwise those kits are pretty easy to put together if you have basic soldering skills.

Lol wtf I'm not soldering poo poo like some foxconn slave. Not for what amounts to like $250 CAD after it's all said and done.

CMON PEOPLE this is 2017 it's not like we're buying Heathkit stereos.

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


The Unlife Aquatic posted:

It's an ortholinear keyboard, which means every key is equidistant to the home row. Supposedly it makes for better ergonomics. They're aren't very many on the market.

But, mostly, we just can't stop collecting keyboards. We have a problem.

Huh that's interesting. And yeah help. The temptation

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!


namaste faggots posted:

Lol wtf I'm not soldering poo poo like some foxconn slave. Not for what amounts to like $250 CAD after it's all said and done.

CMON PEOPLE this is 2017 it's not like we're buying Heathkit stereos.

Sorry to break the news but Heathkit is back! They're horribly overpriced for what you get but they're making kits again.
https://shop.heathkit.com/shop/prod...se-gr-152-bk-25

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

namaste friends
Sep 17, 2004

by Smythe


$150 for an am radio lmaooooooooo

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NewFatMike
Jun 11, 2015



surebet posted:

your thing has been rolled into coolermaster's quickfire brand, now known as the tk (available as white leds & browns):
http://www.coolermaster.com/periphe...ds/quickfiretk/

couple key differences:
- the lower row is now in the fucky ~gamer~ 1.5/1.0/1.25/6.5/1.25/1.0/1.0/1.5 layout, which will make replacing the god awful keycaps a bit more challenging
- both this and the masterkeys version have a non-standard 1u "0" & "00" on the numpad instead of a single 2u "0" per the standard ansi layout, to accommodate the numpad becoming an arrow cluster

standard ansi layout:


quickfire tk:


the thing i find incredibly dumb about your thing's layout is that they decided to reinvent a basic "this has already been a functionality for literally decades" thing the numpad does; hit any numpad's numlock, and it becomes both an arrow & nav cluster already:



the quickfire does this in it's own non-standard way via an fn layer, which is fine if you've never used a numpad with numlock off, but would be extremely weird if you're already using an unlocked numpad.

other alternatives:
- leopold fc980m (1800 layout, no backlighting)
- zz96/rs96 builds could be needs suiting, but these aren't a walk in the park to source

That's weak about the TK, looks like standard keycaps should fit on the OG, though, so that's nice. I'll probably end up rebinding "00" to "0" - splitting the key would have been just as well.

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