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Chyros

25 May 2017, 09:20

RBithrey wrote:
Chyros wrote: Alps are NOTHING like Cherry xD .
Haha is that so Chyros! By the way, I love the keyboard reviews! Your little quips are great along with the actual content! Just a question, how did you get hold of a G80-9009? :)
I bought it off of someone here :) .

cumwagondeluxe

25 May 2017, 09:31

RBithrey wrote: Hey everyone,

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Are White ALPS comparable to MX Blues for instance? (I'm a bit of a newbie haha so I apologise in advance)

Thanks!
The way MX and alps switches click is entirely different, and IMO one isn't necessarily better than the other.

It's always difficult to compare these things, but if I had to give it a shot I'd say white alps are like heavier, much more tactile MX blues with a louder and more crisp, lower pitched metallic click. Alps tactility also tends to be more rounded/longer, and closer to the start of switch travel compared to MX style switches.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

25 May 2017, 09:40

ryvnf wrote: Found something that might be interesting. What is it?

http://www.tradera.com/item/344361/2822 ... angentbord
Tipro 16x8 matrix boards, KMX series.

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balotz

25 May 2017, 10:04


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RBithrey

25 May 2017, 14:45

Chyros wrote:
RBithrey wrote:
Chyros wrote: Alps are NOTHING like Cherry xD .
Haha is that so Chyros! By the way, I love the keyboard reviews! Your little quips are great along with the actual content! Just a question, how did you get hold of a G80-9009? :)
I bought it off of someone here :) .
Nice!
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RBithrey

25 May 2017, 14:46

Chyros wrote:
RBithrey wrote:
Chyros wrote: Alps are NOTHING like Cherry xD .
Haha is that so Chyros! By the way, I love the keyboard reviews! Your little quips are great along with the actual content! Just a question, how did you get hold of a G80-9009? :)
I bought it off of someone here :) .
How much for haha?

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RBithrey

25 May 2017, 14:48

cumwagondeluxe wrote:
RBithrey wrote: Hey everyone,

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Are White ALPS comparable to MX Blues for instance? (I'm a bit of a newbie haha so I apologise in advance)

Thanks!
The way MX and alps switches click is entirely different, and IMO one isn't necessarily better than the other.

It's always difficult to compare these things, but if I had to give it a shot I'd say white alps are like heavier, much more tactile MX blues with a louder and more crisp, lower pitched metallic click. Alps tactility also tends to be more rounded/longer, and closer to the start of switch travel compared to MX style switches.
Thanks for that!

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Harshmallow

25 May 2017, 15:12

Thanks for that! I just bought it. $25 plus only $12 shipping to Canada is a deal I couldn't pass up. I've been looking for Futaba clickies as well as clicky space invaders. Now I just need to find someone to sell me an erase-eaze NMB board with the clicky space invaderz

codemonkeymike

25 May 2017, 19:33

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-F-AT- ... SwhvFZDth4

Unicorn barf and piss poor half finished mods, only $230USD

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Chyros

25 May 2017, 19:46

What the fuck happened to the badge on that? Oo

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snoopy

25 May 2017, 20:02

codemonkeymike wrote: http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-F-AT- ... SwhvFZDth4

Unicorn barf and piss poor half finished mods, only $230USD
oh god, so ugly. poor thing

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seebart
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25 May 2017, 20:38

snoopy wrote:
codemonkeymike wrote: http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-F-AT- ... SwhvFZDth4

Unicorn barf and piss poor half finished mods, only $230USD
oh god, so ugly. poor thing
Yes, that's IBM AT mutilation.
Chyros wrote: What the fuck happened to the badge on that? Oo
Looks like someone removed it with brute force, probably the same person who then added the RGB barfness.

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jerue

25 May 2017, 20:41

codemonkeymike wrote: http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-F-AT- ... SwhvFZDth4

Unicorn barf and piss poor half finished mods, only $230USD
Half finished...unicorn...from Singapore...is this who I think it is?

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seebart
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25 May 2017, 20:53

jerue wrote:
codemonkeymike wrote: http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-F-AT- ... SwhvFZDth4

Unicorn barf and piss poor half finished mods, only $230USD
Half finished...unicorn...from Singapore...is this who I think it is?
May be. :roll:

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JP!

25 May 2017, 21:24

If the plastic bits weren't broken, came with original caps, cable, and didn't have expensive shipping than maybe a good price with the cleaning, layout mod and other work done.

Also the DT user selling this unicorn states they are not the reincarnation of berzerkfan if that's what some are thinking.

codemonkeymike

25 May 2017, 22:01

JP! wrote: If the plastic bits weren't broken, came with original caps, cable, and didn't have expensive shipping than maybe a good price with the cleaning, layout mod and other work done.

Also the DT user selling this unicorn states they are not the reincarnation of berzerkfan if that's what some are thinking.
Judging on how the micro-usb was mounted I would think the person who did these mods to the model f doesn't have the right tools or experience to sell his or her work. Its a "I made this for myself" kind of keyboard.

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snoopy

25 May 2017, 22:04

codemonkeymike wrote:
JP! wrote: If the plastic bits weren't broken, came with original caps, cable, and didn't have expensive shipping than maybe a good price with the cleaning, layout mod and other work done.

Also the DT user selling this unicorn states they are not the reincarnation of berzerkfan if that's what some are thinking.
Judging on how the micro-usb was mounted I would think the person who did these mods to the model f doesn't have the right tools or experience to sell his or her work. Its a "I made this for myself" kind of keyboard.
I'm still wondering if the hole for the usb was intended to look like a butt, balls, boobs or just a heart.

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fohat
Elder Messenger

26 May 2017, 00:33

codemonkeymike wrote:
Seems quite expensive for a stock Model F122
How so? Cindy sells them at $165 and can't keep them in stock, and this one looks very nice.

orihalcon

26 May 2017, 01:44

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leading-Edge-Ke ... 2529524189

DC-2014 Blue ALPS

However, if you want to pay $200 for 83 blue alps or the entire board with FREE shipping, PM me instead. Think I have one around here somewhere.

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JP!

26 May 2017, 02:34

IBM 4704 Terminal with Model F 50 key. I bet Ellipse has a bank lined up that still needs these :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-4704-Termin ... Ciid%253A1

codemonkeymike

26 May 2017, 03:01

fohat wrote:
codemonkeymike wrote:
Seems quite expensive for a stock Model F122
How so? Cindy sells them at $165 and can't keep them in stock, and this one looks very nice.
It was more on the condition, Missing a key and in pretty bad shape.

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fohat
Elder Messenger

26 May 2017, 03:43

codemonkeymike wrote:
It was more on the condition, Missing a key and in pretty bad shape.
I would call this one very nice. Of at least a dozen that I have bought over the past 5 years, only 1 or 2 have been better than that one, and to be missing only one single cap, a modest common alpha, is well above average. A complete set of function/command keys is always a big plus. The plug is stunning.

And for Americans, a 4th of July bar code tag is also a bonus.

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MrDuul

26 May 2017, 05:40

Genuine IBM Model F107 4704 +Xwhatsit USB Controller Installed +METAL Case +NKRO

$300

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-IBM-Mod ... 2328333086

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

26 May 2017, 05:50

MrDuul wrote: Genuine IBM Model F107 4704 +Xwhatsit USB Controller Installed +METAL Case +NKRO

$300

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-IBM-Mod ... 2328333086
Yup that's orihalcon's, the guy who posted like 4 comments above you =P

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

26 May 2017, 05:51

orihalcon wrote: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leading-Edge-Ke ... 2529524189

DC-2014 Blue ALPS

However, if you want to pay $200 for 83 blue alps or the entire board with FREE shipping, PM me instead. Think I have one around here somewhere.
What if one doesn't want to pay $200 for 83 blue alps? :lol:

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MrDuul

26 May 2017, 06:18

//gainsborough wrote:
Yup that's orihalcon's, the guy who posted like 4 comments above you =P
Yes I know!

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

26 May 2017, 08:36

//gainsborough wrote:
orihalcon wrote: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leading-Edge-Ke ... 2529524189

DC-2014 Blue ALPS

However, if you want to pay $200 for 83 blue alps or the entire board with FREE shipping, PM me instead. Think I have one around here somewhere.
What if one doesn't want to pay $200 for 83 blue alps? :lol:
More like what if one doesn't want to pay $600 for 83 blue alps? :o :shock:

Ghost963

26 May 2017, 10:35


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hansichen

26 May 2017, 10:39

I like his written text on paper :lol:
They are pretty neat but I think you need 3 sets to have enough modifiers for a 60% board

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Nuum

26 May 2017, 10:45

Careful, those don't fit modern Cherry MX switches, the stem is too big on the outside afaik!

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