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Old December 8, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Yeah IF yours uses "blues" the click can be loud...BUT the CLACK is a simple fix:
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Buy em. Use em. Love em. As you are most likely bottoming out the keys. As an added bonus the bumpers will make them feel much nicer;)
I didn't know anything like that existed. That said,why should I have to rebuild a keyboard? I honestly don't know what benefit there is to a "mechanical" keyboard. I feel no difference in fluidity,or any other keyboard feature. Am I missing something? What is the benefit?
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Old December 8, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Its not rebuilding. You pull the keycaps and stick a rubber O-ring on each one. Takes about 5secs per key. The 'why' is different for each person. ME I broke my fingers too many times when I was younger and got a touch of arthritis in my finger joints now and it was either change what I was doing or give up gaming (or shooting). F**** that noise!

It could just be the mech kb you own...but a GOOD mech is night and day dif from a rubber dome kb. They not only last 10X longer but provide MUCH better responsiveness. If your KB is Cherry Blue....yeah OK, not the best for games, but a cherry black - or my personal fav - Cherry REDS...are amazing.

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Its not rebuilding. You pull the keycaps and stick a rubber O-ring on each one. Takes about 5secs per key. The 'why' is different for each person. ME I broke my fingers too many times when I was younger and got a touch of arthritis in my finger joints now and it was either change what I was doing or give up gaming (or shooting). F**** that noise!

It could just be the mech kb you own...but a GOOD mech is night and day dif from a rubber dome kb. They not only last 10X longer but provide MUCH better responsiveness. If your KB is Cherry Blue....yeah OK, not the best for games, but a cherry black - or my personal fav - Cherry REDS...are amazing.

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if you knew Slik....that would be waaaay too much work for him!
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Its not rebuilding. You pull the keycaps and stick a rubber O-ring on each one. Takes about 5secs per key. The 'why' is different for each person. ME I broke my fingers too many times when I was younger and got a touch of arthritis in my finger joints now and it was either change what I was doing or give up gaming (or shooting). F**** that noise!

It could just be the mech kb you own...but a GOOD mech is night and day dif from a rubber dome kb. They not only last 10X longer but provide MUCH better responsiveness. If your KB is Cherry Blue....yeah OK, not the best for games, but a cherry black - or my personal fav - Cherry REDS...are amazing.

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I don't mean to interfere with the OP post,but I've decided to get a non mechanical keyboard. Problem is,which one? I'm looking for a keyboard with the "brightest" backlit keys. I looked at the Logitec G510 series,but my buddy said the lights aren't very bright. I really like all of it's features,and except for the lights,I would buy it. Can you suggest a similar non mechanical KB with bright lights? I'm not too concerned about cost,but I don't want to go real crazy. Around $250 would be the max. Thanks a ton for any suggestions.
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You should check out the Alienware TactX Keyboard. Every color under the sun,and VERY good quality. I think they sell for about $80. Non mechanical. Nice and quiet.
thanks but only looking at mechs right now. when i say i dont want blue - i mean the type of key switches. blues are very clicky.

honestly i cant see myself spending more than $50 on a non mech keyboard because i know i wont get my moneys worth. mechs are built to last.
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I'll chime in. I recently decided to venture into the world of mechanical gaming keyboards. My first purchase several weeks ago was the Razer Blackwidow Ultimate (non-2013 model) kb. First, the drivers/firmware needed for this keyboard wreaked havoc on my system. With some trial and error I got it working properly. The most annoying thing about the Razer is all the macros & settings are stored on Razer's cloud, called Synapse, so you must have an online account with them and be logged in to get full feature KB functionality. I also did not like the shiny piano-black finish of the keyboard or the character fonts on the keys . So I returned it after a weekend with it.

I was going to pick up the Corsair K90 to try based on reviews but when I saw it in person I thought it looked butt-ugly. I didn't want to turn my desk into some futuristic tank cockpit. Sitting near the K90 @ the store was a keyboard I never saw before, Gigabyte's Aivia Osmium. I asked the compstoredude if he could open it up so I could take a look and when he did I was impressed. I ended up buying it and couldn't be happier with it. Keys are relatively quiet, compared to the Blackwidow, it looks good, feels great, and it's nice having both USB 2 and 3 pass-thru ports on the kb. I highly recommend it if anyone is in the market and haven't considered Gigabyte for keyboards.

thanks man - this was very informative, i'll check out the gigabyte. what switches does it use?

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I really wish the K90 had mechanical macro keys. The whole point of the K90 is the macro keys, and they have the cheap keys. It drives me nuts because they have completely different resistance to them. I just fried mine and ended up ordering another K90 because I have a bunch of macros already made and like the rest of the keyboard and needed something in a hurry.... its a love/hate relationship.
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thanks man - this was very informative, i'll check out the gigabyte. what switches does it use?
Cherry Red.
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thanks but only looking at mechs right now. when i say i dont want blue - i mean the type of key switches. blues are very clicky.

honestly i cant see myself spending more than $50 on a non mech keyboard because i know i wont get my moneys worth. mechs are built to last.
for a really good non-mech keyboard you should look at the Saitek Eclipse II. It's on for $51.87 right now at amazon.ca I've had mine for around 5 years and it's still as good as when I got it. I have several keyboards in all price ranges but use my Saitek strictly for gaming and I do a lot of gaming...FPS. You've got 3 key colors...red, blue & a bright purple\lilac.
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