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IBM Model M or some modern mechanical Keyboard?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All,

 

   Im going to buy a mechanical keyboard after few years of hardwork. Please help me decide what to buy.. a modern mechanical keyboard or a used good condition holy grail of mechanical keyboards (IBM Model M).. I ask Your expertise and experience as I recently saw one guy posted on a buy and sell app here in my place selling the IBM for a price tag of somewhere same as price of good modern mech keyboard. I'm not a fan of rgb btw. Thanks in advanced. Cheers!

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Really depends, I personally think that Model Ms are a bit overrated, and other boards like Model Fs and Omnikeys are underrated, but buying an used model m can sometimes be a pain in the arse to restore. Both of my Ms had tons of hair and dandruff in them and I had to do a nut and bolt mod on one of them since the plastic extrusions were worn out. For most people for their first board I think a normal modern board would suffice, I would recommend against getting a gaming board, something like a Leopold Fc750r would be a good option, and there's always the option of building your own. 


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I bought a 1994 Model M around 6 years ago. Used it for a week and it ended up in a shelf as a decoration ever since. Unless you have farmer hands the switches are too heavy for regular use, especially gaming. Just get a regular cheaper board and maybe save up again for a model M if you want it for the look or nostalgia. 

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I recommend the Das Keyboard 4 Pro, really worth the price and the most important NO RGB or edgy colorful looks, just a standard keyboard but mechanical, only weird thing would be the big volume scroll, I have the blue switches version but there's also one with browns


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You can get a new model M keyboard under the unicomp brand for around $100 which is cheaper then what people on ebay are charging for new original IBM model M keyboards.

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2 hours ago, demonix00 said:

You can get a new model M keyboard under the unicomp brand for around $100 which is cheaper then what people on ebay are charging for new original IBM model M keyboards.

Some people don't like the feel of them compared to the OG.

Never had one myself so I can't say.

However what I say is go for any modern keyboard you think looks nice and has good features. For example, Corsair, Ducky, Logitech, or Vortex off the top of my head.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Guys, thanks for all the advise. I'm considering IBM Model M because i was planning to make a sleeper PC and aesthetically it will be appropriate. And I've seen reviews they say its super satisfying to type on it but as You all say here, its feels heavy and can be a pain in the ass to game on due to its response time and the heaviness to press. Maybe I'll just pass the sleeper build and keep the modern stuff.

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2 hours ago, Elder_Noob said:

Hi Guys, thanks for all the advise. I'm considering IBM Model M because i was planning to make a sleeper PC and aesthetically it will be appropriate. And I've seen reviews they say its super satisfying to type on it but as You all say here, its feels heavy and can be a pain in the ass to game on due to its response time and the heaviness to press. Maybe I'll just pass the sleeper build and keep the modern stuff.

It's not that heavy of a switch imo the clickyness helps with the weighting quite a lot, the switch does posses quite a bit of hysteresis which can make it undesirable for gaming, there are a lot more boards that could go well with a sleeper build like an omnikey, etc, and there are many more choices for vintage boards other than the model m.


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