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Looking for new keyboard

Hello, I am looking for a new keyboard and I am not sure what to go for.

I do game, nothing competitive, I also do a lot of typing daily.

I am looking for something around £100, with brown switches, don't really care if they are cherry switches e.g. Kailh is good. 

 

As for the size of the keyboard, I don't really care as long as I have independent arrow keys, stuff like a number pad doesn't matter that much. (isn't it like 80% keyboard or like tkl)

 

I have found a few keyboards but not sure at all.

 

Any input is welcome!

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17 hours ago, Mr Penguin said:

Hello, I am looking for a new keyboard and I am not sure what to go for.

I do game, nothing competitive, I also do a lot of typing daily.

I am looking for something around £100, with brown switches, don't really care if they are cherry switches e.g. Kailh is good. 

 

As for the size of the keyboard, I don't really care as long as I have independent arrow keys, stuff like a number pad doesn't matter that much. (isn't it like 80% keyboard or like tkl)

 

I have found a few keyboards but not sure at all.

 

Any input is welcome!

Do you prefer something that has a more pronounced tactility feedback than Cherry MX Brown?

 

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For tactile that I enjoy typing on there's the kailh box burnt orange, good tactility and a bit heavier spring than something like the kailh brown or cherry brown.  They feel really solid.  I really don't know if there's any prebuilt keyboard that comes with those, I have the barebone gmmk in tkl and I just change the switches whenever I'm tired of a set. 

 

If you want something with kailh brown switches, my gf has a rosewill k81.  It's quite a sturdy board, barely any flex, double shot pbt keycap, great rgb for the keys and there's an rgb trim all around the board.  She's been using it for more than a year now and she likes it a lot.  Be aware that it's not a "premium" brand like ducky, durgod or leopold etc. but it does the job well and it's really good for the price.  https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16823201114

Well the price went up since she bought it, she paid 60$ for that keyboard. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, ProBottler said:

Do you prefer something that has a more pronounced tactility feedback than Cherry MX Brown?

 

Honestly I don't really know, I am new to the keyboard world and I am still learning.

I am interested in the Brown switches but I am open to any really, not really looking for red or blue tho'.

 

Any recommendations will be helpful :) 

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3 hours ago, Dr0y said:

Well the price went up since she bought it, she paid 60$ for that keyboard. 

 

Is that the black friday magic

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1 hour ago, Mr Penguin said:

Honestly I don't really know, I am new to the keyboard world and I am still learning.

I am interested in the Brown switches but I am open to any really, not really looking for red or blue tho'.

 

Any recommendations will be helpful :) 

There is the Hexgears GK707 with Kailh Box Brown for just 45£ and it is a nice deal since it has switch hot-swappable capabilities. Heres a link to the Amazon UK listing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hexgears-Mechanical-Keyboard-Replaceable-Removable/dp/B07Q3T7SQN?th=1&psc=1 

You can use the stock Box Brown or swap the switches out with more tactility switches. Here are 2 examples:

Kailh Pro Purple, on Mechboardsuk (sells in packs of 10) : https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/switches/kailh-pro-switches/ 

on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Burgundy-Switches-Backlit-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B07R5X1GT6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Kailh&qid=1606580151&sr=8-1&th=1&psc=1.

Durock T1 on Amazon (packs of 20): https://www.amazon.co.uk/ZugGear-T1-Mechanical-Keyboards-Clear/dp/B07ZF2GLLK

 

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59 minutes ago, JuliusLXIX said:

Is that the black friday magic

no it was the regular price 1.5 years ago

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52 minutes ago, ProBottler said:

There is the Hexgears GK707 with Kailh Box Brown for just 45£ and it is a nice deal since it has switch hot-swappable capabilities. Heres a link to the Amazon UK listing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hexgears-Mechanical-Keyboard-Replaceable-Removable/dp/B07Q3T7SQN?th=1&psc=1 

You can use the stock Box Brown or swap the switches out with more tactility switches. Here are 2 examples:

Kailh Pro Purple, on Mechboardsuk (sells in packs of 10) : https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/switches/kailh-pro-switches/ 

on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Burgundy-Switches-Backlit-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B07R5X1GT6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Kailh&qid=1606580151&sr=8-1&th=1&psc=1.

Durock T1 on Amazon (packs of 20): https://www.amazon.co.uk/ZugGear-T1-Mechanical-Keyboards-Clear/dp/B07ZF2GLLK

 

Thank you very much,  I will have a proper look in a bit.

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8 hours ago, ProBottler said:

There is the Hexgears GK707 with Kailh Box Brown for just 45£ and it is a nice deal since it has switch hot-swappable capabilities. Heres a link to the Amazon UK listing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hexgears-Mechanical-Keyboard-Replaceable-Removable/dp/B07Q3T7SQN?th=1&psc=1 

You can use the stock Box Brown or swap the switches out with more tactility switches. Here are 2 examples:

Kailh Pro Purple, on Mechboardsuk (sells in packs of 10) : https://mechboards.co.uk/shop/switches/kailh-pro-switches/ 

on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Burgundy-Switches-Backlit-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B07R5X1GT6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Kailh&qid=1606580151&sr=8-1&th=1&psc=1.

Durock T1 on Amazon (packs of 20): https://www.amazon.co.uk/ZugGear-T1-Mechanical-Keyboards-Clear/dp/B07ZF2GLLK

 

So, I was looking at the amazon page and unfortunately  the keyboard would be coming from a unreliable seller and has a track record having taking ages to deliver (Months sometimes), I am also unable to find the keyboard anywhere I trust.

If you have any more recommendations much will be appreciated!

At this point I have come to the realisation that I don't need tkl and that I would be good for a 60% keyboard as well (if that helps).

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33 minutes ago, Mr Penguin said:

If you have any more recommendations much will be appreciated!

At this point I have come to the realisation that I don't need tkl and that I would be good for a 60% keyboard as well (if that helps).

Then good news. OverclockersUK has the Glorious GMMK in stock: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/glorious-pc-gaming-race-gmmk-compact-60-keyboard-barebones-iso-layout-kb-006-gr.html. You can buy this alongside switches from my previous comment

8 hours ago, ProBottler said:

and keycaps also from OverclockersUK to make up a semi custom GMMK board.

Heres a link to the keycap section on OCUKhttps://www.overclockers.co.uk/peripherals/keyboards/keycaps-and-accessories?sSort=3

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For 60% board I have the keymove snowfox that is really a nice board too.  Quite sturdy even if it's all plastic, the lighting is really nice too.  I don't know how the software compares to the gmmk as I've never used any keyboard software except for synapse really briefly. 

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17 hours ago, ProBottler said:

Then good news. OverclockersUK has the Glorious GMMK in stock: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/glorious-pc-gaming-race-gmmk-compact-60-keyboard-barebones-iso-layout-kb-006-gr.html. You can buy this alongside switches from my previous comment

and keycaps also from OverclockersUK to make up a semi custom GMMK board.

Heres a link to the keycap section on OCUKhttps://www.overclockers.co.uk/peripherals/keyboards/keycaps-and-accessories?sSort=3

I am looking into the keyboard, but I am struggling to find any key caps as they are all out of stock or they look, well, awful.

Do you have any ideas? If not I have found a few that might work.
As for the switches I have looked into the Kailh Pro switches, but, I have no experience with them, should I just stick to brown like I original planned for? 

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Brown is a good start point for tactile switches ... if you like when the switch makes noise maybe consider clicky switches ... anything brown will be ok except cherry mx brown which feels more like a really scratchy low quality linear switch. 

 

As for the keycaps, where did you look ? ... I usualy look on amazon and ebay for keycaps ...

 

 

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MSI Z490 Tomahawk

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Noctua NH-U12S with a second noctua NF-F12 fan

WB Black SN750 NVMe ssd

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XTRFY M42 Retro

GMMK tkl barebones with kailh switches mostly with YMDK double shot PBT retro keycaps

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14 minutes ago, Dr0y said:

Brown is a good start point for tactile switches ... if you like when the switch makes noise maybe consider clicky switches ... anything brown will be ok except cherry mx brown which feels more like a really scratchy low quality linear switch. 

 

As for the keycaps, where did you look ? ... I usualy look on amazon and ebay for keycaps ...

 

 

Thank you,
I will have a better look next time on amazon and ebay! 

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