Author Topic: How much was your 1st Mech Board?  (Read 5060 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« on: Tue, 09 October 2018, 22:28:41 »
Mine: Velocifire VM01  $39.99
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline YC1920

  • Posts: 120
  • Location: In outer space, Two blocks from E.T’s mamas house
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 09 October 2018, 22:47:18 »
About $150: Corsair rgb strafe silent cherry red. It was a gift. Had some back in late 90’s and early 2000’s as a kid.  Adult me doesn’t remember much about them sadly.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
We out here! Keep it classy San Diego! - the greatest news anchor that ever lived.

Offline subcat

  • Posts: 136
  • Location: the town on no map
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 09 October 2018, 22:53:28 »
Noppoo Lolita 87 - $120
what do you do? keep making art?

Online BlindAssassin111

  • Posts: 742
  • Location: My Mind
  • I design keyboards and stuff.
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 09 October 2018, 23:18:14 »
Gigabyte Aivia Osmium w/reds - $140 + $20 for silencing o-rings

Offline sexzual

  • Posts: 37
  • Location: WI USA
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 09 October 2018, 23:30:19 »
Wyse pce .25c

Online Lanrefni

  • Posts: 74
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 09 October 2018, 23:36:48 »
Eagletec KG010 $40.

Offline Leslieann

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 2392
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 00:18:40 »
Free, Model M.
Filco MJ2 L.E. w/Vortex case, hand milled case, custom feet, custom paint, Klaxxon key caps, lubed and o-ringed Jailhouse Blues made from vintage Cherry MX Blues, HID Liberator, stainless steel universal plate, 3d printed adapters, removable cord, sound dampened. Winkey blockoff plate | Magicforce 68 w/Outemu Blues |KBT Race S L.E. w/Ergo-Clears, custom WASD keyset | Das Pro w/browns (Costar model) | IBM Model M (x2)

Offline chyros

  • a.k.a. Thomas
  • * Esteemed Elder
  • Posts: 3126
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Hello and welcome.
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 00:23:56 »
Free :) . An Acer 6312.
Check my keyboard video reviews:


Offline rorix

  • Posts: 9
  • The sweven of thee ne'er will I cede...
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 04:56:15 »
Ducky One $95

Offline JohanAR

  • Posts: 71
  • Location: Sweden
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 05:07:21 »
Raptor Gaming K1 that I bought for €9 (90% discount). German layout but that didn't bother me much. Currently using the keycaps for my Nyquist since it had 1U modifiers

Offline malu1989

  • Posts: 18
  • Location: Bremen, Germany
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 05:13:37 »
Filco TKL with MX Browns. 160€
Sent it back shortly after as browns were not for me.

Offline overlypedantic

  • Posts: 10
  • Location: Mediterranean
    • Overly Pedantic
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 05:14:54 »
Oof, I had to go wayyyy back to figure this out. I think it was a Cooler Master CM Storm Quickfire Tk for $70.

Offline fohat.digs

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 5575
  • Location: 34.04 N 84.47 W
  • weird funny old guy
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 06:24:47 »
I got an AT101W with a Dell system in 1997.

Otherwise, I got some kind of a Northgate Omnikey at a thrift store for about $2 but it had a few dead keys.
The great question is, shall we surrender to our surroundings, or shall we make our peace with nature and begin to make reparations for the damage we have done to our air, our land, our water?
Restoring nature to its natural state is a cause beyond party and beyond factions. It has become a common cause of all the people of America.
— Richard M Nixon 1970

What a strange creature man is that he fouls his own nest.
— Richard M Nixon 1971

Offline fer.real

  • Posts: 108
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 06:45:09 »
A no-name board with Outemu blues on clearance from Micro Center for $40.

Dirty little secret: I like Outemu blues better than Cherry MX blues.  Much less rattle.

Offline killyou

  • Posts: 231
  • Location: Poland
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 08:10:26 »
1st - $145 - Coolermaster Novatouch (sold for $135)
2nd - $50 - some crap from aliexpress (sold, broke even)
3rd - $46 - Magicforce68 (sold for $40)
4rd - $170 - Vortex Pok3r MX Clear Black (installed holtites and R11 Zealio 67g)
5th - $100 - Vortex Pok3r MX Clear White (sold, broke even)
6th - $80 - Vortex Pok3r MX Blue

I also sold all keycaps, accessories and switches that I acquired in the mean time. If I would sell my two Pok3rs I would be even or have a slight surplus on the entire keyboard hobby thing.

Online sncbraxsc2

  • Posts: 335
  • Location: Florida
  • ⭐Domesticated Dweeb⭐
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 08:30:26 »
Unfortunately, I was a bit too young to remember using mechanical keyboards in my youth - or if I even did for that matter. I remember there being little PCs with big keyboards set up in my preschool that we would play learning games on. Those might've been mechs, it was '95 or '96 and they definitely weren't brand new systems. The first real household system my family had was around 2000 and that came with one of those horrible Gateway 2000 rubber dome boards.  :rolleyes:

so

CM Storm TK, white case, white led, red switches - 80$
Quote
So, logically, ALL of the time between NOW and SpaceRock, is the Test..

Offline fer.real

  • Posts: 108
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 08:40:35 »
My first computer was a Commodore 64.  Those had mechanical switches, but I'm not sure if it counts as a keyboard.

Unfortunately, all of the PC clones I had in the 90s were rubber domes.


Offline Sup

  • Posts: 453
  • Location: Gateron/Alps
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 10:32:57 »
Poker II 85 Euro's
Filco Zero -  NOS Yellow Alps | Canoe R1 Gateron Red | AEK II JP Cream dampend |Filco Majestouch 2 Tex case Gateron Yellow | HHKB Pro 1 2003 Rev AO Serial 000171|DZ60 Khail Box reds.
Coming soon 2X Lubrigrante in wonderland.

Online JP

  • Posts: 298
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN ander, our true elevated elder.
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 10:35:57 »
1st - Rosewell with MX blues ~$80ish maybe less with rebate. This was several years ago.
2nd/3rd - IBM Model F XT + Model M - Free!
About Me | The Collection
Therapy is expensive so I buy keyboards and bike parts.

Offline danwomansan

  • Posts: 76
  • Location: Somewhere in Ontario, Canada
  • Also known by my real name, ********!
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 11:23:17 »
about 4 years ago, a friend sent me a model m, for $friendship :)
it's pronounced "danw omansen", not "dan woman san"

Offline terrpn

  • Alpha Geezer
  • * Exquisite Elder
  • Posts: 984
  • Location: MD/VA
  • - Buy Vintage -
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 11:38:27 »
Free........IBM Model M a hundred years ago


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
More

Luga G80-1865/MX Reds + Dolch G80-1813/MX Blues + G80-3700HQAUS + DK9008G2 Pro/MX Browns Thick PBT + DK9008G2 Pro/MX Clears Thick PBT +  QFR TKL/Ghetto Greens + Cherry G80-1800/MX Blues + IBM Model M SSK Bolt Modded + IBM Model M + IBM Model F + IBM AT F + Cherry G80-1000 (HAD)/MX Vintage Blacks + Razer BWU/MX Blues + Leading Edge DC2214/Blue Alps + Compaq MX11800/Browns + Chicony 5181/Monterey Blues + Chicony 5161/MX Black Cherry Clone + Focus 2001/White Alps + Chicony 5191/White Futabas + Olivetti ANK27-101 + Dell (Old Logo) AT101/Black Alps + NMB RT8255C+/Black Space Invaders + Unitek K260/Green Alps + Apple M0116/Orange Alps + AEK II M3501/Cream Alps + AEK M0115/Orange Alps + NEC  APC412/Blue Sliders + NEC APC410/Blue Sliders + Omnikey /White Alps + Wang/Yellow Alps (Omrons) + Laser/White SMK + Fame/Blue Aruz + AEK II M3501/Salmon Alps + Zenith ZKB-2R/Green Alps + Wang 724/Orange Alps + DK1087/Green Alps + Zenith ZKB-2/Yellow Alps + Dell Old Logo AT101/Salmon-Pink Alps + Leading Edge AK1012/White SMK's + Magitronic SK-1030/White (Linear) Futaba's + Packard Bell/White (Clicky) Futaba's + Datacomp DFK101/White  Alps + SGI AT101/Dampened White Alps + NMB AQ6RT-72511/Grey Space Invaders (Hi-Tek) + Datacomp/Blue Alps + Phillips 2812/White Space Invaders (Linear) + Dah Yang K251/Vintage MX Blues + Chicony 5161/DS Caps/Vintage MX Blue + Archie-NMB AQ659ZRT-725/Black Space Invader (Tactile) + IBM Model M 71G4644 (RD) Bolt Modded with Soarers Converter + IBM Model M Silver Label 1390131 + Cherry G80-1501/Vintage MX Clears + Focus FK8000/Linear Futabas + Gateway 2000 Anykey Programmable/Maxi-Switch + Dell GY13PVAT101/Dye Sub Caps/Salmon Alps + Chicony 5161/White Alps + AST K0B101/Slider over RD + Qtronix QX-32H + Everex/NMB RT8255CW+ Black Space Invaders-Split Erase + Tandon/NMB AQ659ZRT-101A/Beige Space Invaders + Cherry G80-11903 MNRUS/MX Blacks + Apple IIGS A9M0330/SMK Whites + WYSE PCE/MX Blacks + Chicony 5160AXT/Clicky Futaba + Cherry G80-0528/Vintage MX Blacks + Dell AT101/Linear (Modded) Black Alps+Topre 55g

Offline Riverman

  • Posts: 133
  • Location: Seattle, WA
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 16:51:02 »
My first one was an Apple Extended Keyboard II, bought back in 1989 or 1990 for about $160.  Accounting for inflation, that makes today's keyboards look pretty affordable!  My first more modern mechanical keyboard was a Das Keyboard that I picked up for $80.

Offline Meowsaur

  • Posts: 22
  • Location: England (South)
  • I don't like that.
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 17:27:50 »
Zero pounds and zero pence.

Old keyboard broke. Needed a new one. Mate gave me one from work;
It was a Dell AT102W.

I'd say that ultimately it's cost me a few thousand pounds in consequences, but I expect that's a stale joke by now.

Offline portbaron

  • Posts: 282
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 18:04:37 »
Apple extended II keyboard in the 90s with cream alps, although I didn't know it at the time. Came with computer.
First one I purposely bought was around 2005? Deck with MX blacks. Maybe like $95.
  | LIVING THE 1800 LIFE |

Offline jamster

  • Posts: 369
  • Location: Asia
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 20:21:01 »
First one that I actually had to pay for? Model M, $20.

First one that I ever had? Model M, free.
Current: Realforce 87u 55, KUL-ES87 Ergo Clear 65, RC930-87 55, 1986 IBM Model M, 198? IBM Model M UK.

Previous: Raptor K1 1800 Zealio 65, Northgate Omnikey 101, IBM Thinkpad USB (old style).

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 20:45:52 »
A no-name board with Outemu blues on clearance from Micro Center for $40.

Dirty little secret: I like Outemu blues better than Cherry MX blues.  Much less rattle.

I guess it's also Velocifire? lol
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 20:47:11 »
about 4 years ago, a friend sent me a model m, for $friendship :)

I love your friendship.
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline typo

  • Posts: 1008
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 04:57:52 »
It was some junk Microcenter off brand. like $50. Legends wore off in 3 days and I returned it. I got so many after that can't tally. That is knowingly. Excluding not knowing I was using Model M's back in the day. Recently I paid $750USD for a new in box model M LOL. I know that is a lot for it but how many are there brand new. Not Unicomp.

Offline StickyBlueJuice

  • Posts: 1126
  • Location: Denmark / Deliverance
  • Tactile pls
    • gNUBBi
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 06:38:22 »
$170 That's how much a poker II costs in Denmark.

Online tp4tissue

  • * Destiny Supporter
  • Posts: 12330
  • Location: Official Geekhack Public Defender..
  • OmniExpert of: Rice, Top-Ramen, Ergodox, n Females
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 07:17:15 »
$170 That's how much a poker II costs in Denmark.

But chu'ge'dat fr33 health care and antidepressants..

Offline StickyBlueJuice

  • Posts: 1126
  • Location: Denmark / Deliverance
  • Tactile pls
    • gNUBBi
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 07:40:03 »
$170 That's how much a poker II costs in Denmark.

But chu'ge'dat fr33 health care and antidepressants..
Haha yes, can't argue with that.

Offline chyros

  • a.k.a. Thomas
  • * Esteemed Elder
  • Posts: 3126
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Hello and welcome.
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 08:45:56 »
Actually, if you count the very first mech I ever used at all, it'd be the 5155 F XT, which cost my dad 10,000 guilders or something.
Check my keyboard video reviews:


Offline DALExSNAIL

  • The User Formerly Known as 'Formerly DudeSnail'
  • * Esteemed Elder
  • Posts: 983
  • Location: Charleston, SC
  • Haha just kidding
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 08:58:13 »
$60 bucks, QFR on sale with mx browns

Offline Olumin

  • Posts: 177
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Thank You
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 10:03:52 »
ISO DE Model M...

60€ I believe...

maybe just 40?

Don't quite remember...



Online dallman5

  • Formerly UberDrk
  • Posts: 191
  • Location: Maryland, USA
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 10:09:14 »
Coolermaster TKL with MX Browns for about $80
Current collection:
More
HHKB Pro 1 (KB300BN) | Realforce 86U (White) | Realforce R2 PFU Edition (Ivory)

GSKT-00 (Silver, Poker) | TGR x Singa Unikorn (Purple) | TGR 910 SE (Pink on Blue) | TGR 910 RE (Polycarbonate) | OTD Koala (Silver WKL) | TGR Jane v2 (Blue-grey, WKL) | LZ-MP (Shine Grey, WKL) | TGR Alice (Grey on Pink) | TGR Tris (Blue)

IBM Model M SSK (APL) | IBM 3279 Beamspring (APL) | IBM Model F Unsaver (APL)

Offline Delmondo

  • Posts: 9
  • Location: E1M5
  • matias lover, toilet flusher
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 22:24:16 »
rosewill rk-9000 v2 with bona fide mx browns. $80 CAD. it didn't take me long to realize that i didn't like it at all and instead looked to alps boards for safety and comfort.
« Last Edit: Thu, 11 October 2018, 22:42:32 by Delmondo »
diet soda drinker

Online BlindAssassin111

  • Posts: 742
  • Location: My Mind
  • I design keyboards and stuff.
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 22:46:36 »
rosewill rk-9000 v2 with bona fide mx browns. $80 CAD. it didn't take me long to realize that i didn't like it at all and instead looked to alps boards for safety and comfort.

I wonder how many of us started with an mx board and realized we would rather search for a vintage alps board than use that lol. I went from MX Reds, to SKCM Black, MX Green and then went back down the alps rabbit hole...now have somewhere north of 6 alps boards(actually can't remember lol).

Offline Delmondo

  • Posts: 9
  • Location: E1M5
  • matias lover, toilet flusher
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 23:08:47 »
I wonder how many of us started with an mx board and realized we would rather search for a vintage alps board than use that lol. I went from MX Reds, to SKCM Black, MX Green and then went back down the alps rabbit hole...now have somewhere north of 6 alps boards(actually can't remember lol).

i hope to have that many alps boards one day... currently, the only genuine alps board i have is a black at101w. i would seriously trade anything for something with even just SKBMs.
diet soda drinker

Online BlindAssassin111

  • Posts: 742
  • Location: My Mind
  • I design keyboards and stuff.
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 23:17:00 »
i hope to have that many alps boards one day... currently, the only genuine alps board i have is a black at101w. i would seriously trade anything for something with even just SKBMs.

It isn't hard to have as many as me tbh...I don't have a large stock of expensive ones and all were under $100. I just made a lot of purchases I honestly shouldn't have...but it is hard to resist sometimes.

Online romevi

  • Formerly romevi
  • * Exalted Elder
  • Posts: 8683
  • Location: The Windy City
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 23:30:53 »
$80 Unicomp.

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 13 October 2018, 06:04:45 »
First one that I actually had to pay for? Model M, $20.

First one that I ever had? Model M, free.

$20? Kidding?
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 13 October 2018, 06:06:23 »
1st - $145 - Coolermaster Novatouch (sold for $135)
2nd - $50 - some crap from aliexpress (sold, broke even)
3rd - $46 - Magicforce68 (sold for $40)
4rd - $170 - Vortex Pok3r MX Clear Black (installed holtites and R11 Zealio 67g)
5th - $100 - Vortex Pok3r MX Clear White (sold, broke even)
6th - $80 - Vortex Pok3r MX Blue

I also sold all keycaps, accessories and switches that I acquired in the mean time. If I would sell my two Pok3rs I would be even or have a slight surplus on the entire keyboard hobby thing.
'

What to consider for the 7th?
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline PointZero

  • Posts: 6
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 14 October 2018, 12:07:17 »
CTRL keybaord bareboned: 160$.
With switches and keycaps: 210$.

Offline ojrask

  • Posts: 351
  • juuh elikkäs
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 15 October 2018, 10:34:48 »
Ducky Premier DK9008P Creamcheese and Green, around 130 euros.
Current:
    Ducky DK9008P [MX Blues] | WASD V2 TKL [MX Blues] | r63 (Satan 60% DIY) [Gateron Browns] | BananaSplit 60% [Gateron Greens] | UK78 [67g Zealios] | Infinity ErgoDox [MX Clears] | Pearl 40% [78g Zealios] | G81-3000
Coming up:
    DZ60/SKB60-WKL [100g MX Silent Blacks] | G81-3000 [Box Navies] Handwire
IC/GB:
    GMK Strogg | G81/80-3000 MX metal plate

Offline RehnMan

  • Posts: 17
  • Location: Michigan
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 15 October 2018, 11:21:30 »
I suppose my first keyboard was a Ducky One with Cherry MX Browns or Blues. I remember buying like 3 mechs from MicroCenter so I could try the switches and return them all. So technically that was my first board but I only had it for a week or so.

The first board I purchased with the intent of keeping was either a Corsair K70 with MX Browns or a TT eSports Poseidon with MX Browns. I bought them at roughly the same time (one for home and one for work).

Since then I have acquired an Anne Pro with Gateron Blues and a Pok3r with MX Blues. Waiting on my Planck Rev 6 and that 75 Key XD75RE knockoff on Massdrop. I think that hotswappable PCBs is really going to help keep my spending in check, but Im not sure how much.

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 02:08:38 »
I suppose my first keyboard was a Ducky One with Cherry MX Browns or Blues. I remember buying like 3 mechs from MicroCenter so I could try the switches and return them all. So technically that was my first board but I only had it for a week or so.

The first board I purchased with the intent of keeping was either a Corsair K70 with MX Browns or a TT eSports Poseidon with MX Browns. I bought them at roughly the same time (one for home and one for work).

Since then I have acquired an Anne Pro with Gateron Blues and a Pok3r with MX Blues. Waiting on my Planck Rev 6 and that 75 Key XD75RE knockoff on Massdrop. I think that hotswappable PCBs is really going to help keep my spending in check, but Im not sure how much.

How was the ducky one?
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 02:13:35 »
Ducky Premier DK9008P Creamcheese and Green, around 130 euros.
How are you feel about the keyboard?
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 02:20:00 »
Noppoo Lolita 87 - $120
Do you like it?
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 02:23:36 »
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #50 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 02:27:26 »
Poker II 85 Euro's
Do you like the keyboard?
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #51 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 02:28:25 »
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline john08099

  • Velocifire MK
  • * Vendor
  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 76
    • Mechanical keyboards for typers
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #52 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 02:37:48 »
ISO DE Model M...

60€ I believe...

maybe just 40?

Don't quite remember...

Haha, It's been a long time! :)
Velocifire Website: https://www.velocifiretech.com/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/node/16126150011
E-mail: John@velocifiretech.com
Velocifire, Make Typing Better

Offline diseeease

  • Posts: 1
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #53 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 02:44:44 »
Only started this hobby a few weeks ago. First one was a lightly used Aukey KM-G6 with Outemu Blues for a whopping 15€. Followed up by a second one of these, NIB, for 20€.

My third is where things started to get serious - a Cherry G80-3000LGADE for 3€. And now I'm always hunting for more vintage boards and also just ordered the parts for my first DIY board on Aliexpress yesterday.

Offline whalematrontron

  • Posts: 40
  • Melbourne, AUS
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #54 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 02:56:44 »
It was a cooler master Pro S RGB with cherry blues, which was about 100 AUD I think. Great board, I still have it
TX84SE | Duck Eagle v2 | FC660C | Model F XT | AEK1

Offline Cynamin

  • Posts: 10
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #55 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 10:53:00 »
$70 for an opened razer blackwidow ultimate 2016 edition at bestbuy.
Ah, simpler times.

Offline NewbieOneKenobi

  • Posts: 549
    • http://www.towerofivory.net
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #56 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 11:10:40 »
Model F and then Model M, not technically mechanical and yet the typically acknowledged father of all mechanical boards. ;) It's still not mine, actually.

Afterwards I can't really recall, but either those old Dell AT101/whatever boards with Alps at a couple bucks apiece, or Filco Majestouch 1 with Blues (can't recall the price, perhaps something to the tune of 120 euros/dollars/pounds). The Filco isn't ideal, but I always keep coming back to it, like that special kind of GF you just can't dump.
IBM Model M 1391406 (Lexmark \'93), Mech: Cherry G80-11900 (blacks), Compaq-branded Cherry G80 (browns), Filco Tenkeyless (blues), 10 Dells with black alps, Rubber dome: IBM SK8820, Fujitsu-Siemens Butterfly, Scissors: Hama SL570, Old stuff: IBM Model C2 (3178 terminal)

Offline Pitrek

  • Posts: 47
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 01 December 2018, 16:42:31 »
Simple, CM Storm Quickfire TK with MX Blue switches. The start of addiction.   :p

Offline whiffysole

  • Posts: 17
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #58 on: Sat, 01 December 2018, 20:08:26 »
Mine was a used Razer Blackwidow 2014 I got off my friend for $40. This is what eventually lead me to discover the mechanical keyboard community and I fell in love.

Offline Ptolemy

  • Posts: 7
  • Location: Type Heaven
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #59 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 10:48:03 »
My first true mech was a Razer Blackwidow  $150 :confused:

Now I've upgraded to much better things.  :thumb:
HHKB Pro 2
IBM Model M



Offline Hyperdimension

  • Posts: 21
  • Location: Belgium
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 14:55:34 »
First one is a Ducky One TKL with Cherry MX Browns and ****ty ABS keycaps for 90Euros. Bought on 27 July 2016. Has terrible stabilizers and I puked on it while being ****faced on vodka last summer. Thankfully the only damage was my right arrow key. Now I have an Anne Pro 2 with a GMK set that costs twice as much as the keyboard itself, whoo!

Offline jamster

  • Posts: 369
  • Location: Asia
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 22:48:57 »
Free, Model M.
Wow! So lucky!

You can just use the Multiquote option instead of rapid-firing a bunch of separate one liner replies to separate posts. Makes for an easier to read thread.
Current: Realforce 87u 55, KUL-ES87 Ergo Clear 65, RC930-87 55, 1986 IBM Model M, 198? IBM Model M UK.

Previous: Raptor K1 1800 Zealio 65, Northgate Omnikey 101, IBM Thinkpad USB (old style).

Offline ArchDill

  • * Esteemed Elder
  • Posts: 1228
  • Location: OK
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #62 on: Mon, 03 December 2018, 22:50:22 »
I think my first board was a logitech. I paid like $130ish iirc

It went up from there...

Offline jcoffin1981

  • Posts: 706
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #63 on: Tue, 11 December 2018, 03:59:30 »
Cherry MX 2.0, pain $99.  I ultimately left it at work to use cuz I couldn't stand the full size board, though I liked the profile of the keys.
KPB V60 Gateron Browns and Leopold Keycaps.  Poker 3 with Gateron Browns and Poker keycaps.  Poker 3 with Cherry MX Browns, ABS keycaps and white LED's.

Leopold FC660M- my new favorite, right out of the box.

Offline Merranza

  • Posts: 97
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #64 on: Tue, 11 December 2018, 08:20:31 »
First one is a Ducky One TKL with Cherry MX Browns and ****ty ABS keycaps for 90Euros. Bought on 27 July 2016. Has terrible stabilizers and I puked on it while being ****faced on vodka last summer. Thankfully the only damage was my right arrow key. Now I have an Anne Pro 2 with a GMK set that costs twice as much as the keyboard itself, whoo!

If you are not trolling, this is one of the many reasons why I never buy used keyboards.

Offline MGMorden

  • Posts: 35
  • Location: South Carolina, USA
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 12 December 2018, 20:57:00 »
My first 3 that I owned were all less than $2 at thrift stores but this was ~20 years ago. 

Since then I think they most expensive I've bought is a Matias Tactile Pro for $140 - I'd put off buying one for years and when they discontinued the PC version I figured I'd snap one up while they were still available.

My normal use keyboard at home though is still a $90 Unicomp.  At work I use a cheap chinese board that I desoldered the Outemu blue switches on and replace with a set of Novelkeys Box Jades.  Total investment on that one was probably ~$75 or so.
Boards: Unicomp Spacesaver (Buckling Spring) - IBM Model M (Buckling Spring) - Scorpius iOne M10 (Cherry MX Blue) - Logitech K840 (Romer-G) - E-3lue Cobra (replaced with NovelKeys Box Jades) - Smith Corona 6311 (Acer switches) - Matias Tactile Pro PC (Matias Click Switches) - Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard (Alps SKCM Orange)

Offline abhixec

  • Posts: 10
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #66 on: Thu, 13 December 2018, 13:52:56 »
My first keyboard was CM storm quickfire rapid- $80 for the cherry mx blue.

Offline dhb82

  • Posts: 42
  • Location: Denmark
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #67 on: Thu, 13 December 2018, 16:38:11 »
Ducky Shine II, only had blue LED with cherry mx browns. Was 150$ back then. Man i loved that keyboard, used it so much it broke in the end.

Offline Gati

  • Posts: 53
  • Location: FL
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 25 December 2018, 17:35:01 »
Logitech G710+, $60

Offline Reiep

  • Posts: 7
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #69 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 10:27:38 »
WASD CODE, $120-ish in a group order.

Offline MTXjunkie

  • Posts: 95
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #70 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 11:58:38 »
WASD Code V2B. I got a deal on a lightly used one for ~$100.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

Offline Chevy_Monsenhor

  • Posts: 30
  • Location: Rio Pardo - RS - Brasil
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #71 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 13:10:22 »
A few years ago i got a Nixeus Moda V2 as my first MK, i think it cost me around R$300 or US$70
Keyboards:
Typing: Azio MGK Armato CE
Gaming: Tesoro Durandal G1N
Pointing devices:
Jack of all trades: Corsair M65 Pro RGB (white)
Couch: Logi' M570

Offline livewirerc

  • Posts: 22
  • Location: Austin, TX
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #72 on: Wed, 26 December 2018, 19:24:50 »
Fifty dollar Magicforce, then a hundred dollar KUL ES-87.

Offline hwood34

  • underwater squad
  • * Exalted Elder
  • Posts: 5808
  • Location: VA
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #73 on: Thu, 27 December 2018, 19:23:36 »
Hell yea that's a trip down memory road. I couldn't even remember or pick out what I had from the one ****ty picture I posted, but:

Ducky DK9008 with MX blacks woulda been like $109 back then?
IV KBK Info IV | KWK Info
ICs: CF Case Extravaganza!
GBs:
Prior GBs: Gateron Switches | CF-LX R1 | CF-LX R2 | CF-LXXX | Gen.s Gem keycaps

"Time is Money, Efficiency is Life"

Offline sherminnater

  • Posts: 3
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #74 on: Thu, 27 December 2018, 20:44:47 »
~$75 for Rosewill RK9000 with cherry MX Browns, almost went back to a rubber dome because I really hated browns but now I have a board with cherry clears and another wither gateron greens. Currently waiting on parts for a KBD75 with Kailh Bronze.

Offline sdg2416

  • Posts: 10
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #75 on: Mon, 31 December 2018, 16:13:39 »
I paid around $85 for a Noppoo Choc Mini MX Black on Amazon about 4 years ago. It was nice because it was my first mechanical keyboard experience and I loved the layout. However a part of me believed that I had a bootleg version because it didnt look like the one in the pictures in regards to the laser-etching - and there were no caps and num lock windows for the lighting. Some of the switches felt weird to press, as there would be this unpleasant massive bump on the "T" and Page Up keys. It finally broke a few months ago which made me stumble upon the world of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts!

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk


Offline Darkside

  • Posts: 25
  • Location: TX
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #76 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 02:15:50 »
It was a Poker II with MX Reds. I think it was around $100 and bought through eBay.  :cool:

Offline LeoShi

  • Posts: 69
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #77 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 11:35:22 »
filco, about $150  :-X

Offline ThereminGoat

  • Posts: 18
  • Location: Ohio
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #78 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 11:37:14 »
Funny enough, I got my Cherry MX Brown Anne Pro for free due to a shipping error. The site that I had bought it off of had estimated me two weeks shipping and after a month of waiting I just asked for a refund. Another month after that it showed up at the door and I called to say that I received something that wasn't mine but they had claimed they had no record of any order that was open since mine was closed out/dealt with.

If only I could have kept that luck for the more expensive stuff.

Offline nickheller

  • Cherry ML life
  • * Destiny Supporter
  • Posts: 1558
  • Location: Earth
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #79 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 11:37:47 »
Ducky Zero, about 100$ at Micro Center.
Gotcha. Those sacks look mouth watering.

Offline NegaYouDontKn0wMe

  • Posts: 11
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #80 on: Tue, 01 January 2019, 14:16:08 »
20$ Ebay Mechanical keyboard w/blue switches and RGB lighting, arriving in the mail soon :)

Offline mbardeen

  • Posts: 4
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #81 on: Tue, 08 January 2019, 19:44:06 »
IBM Model F XT. Probably around $2000 USD. But it included the PC and 640KB of RAM. In 1984  ;D ;D

Offline snozberries

  • Posts: 9
  • Location: SF Bay Area
  • Aww yiss!
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #82 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 18:12:52 »
If I remember correctly it was a Quickfire Rapid with MX Blues for $40. Still miss that thing...

Online efftwo

  • Posts: 2
  • Location: SoCal
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #83 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 18:58:49 »
Corsair Vengeance K65, got it really cheap for about $65 four years ago.

Offline mattlach

  • Posts: 100
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #84 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 20:51:47 »
My first one?   I don't know.  It was some sort Model M AT model that came with my 286 in 1991.  You know with the large round DIN connector.

I was 11, it was my first PC of my own, and click Model M's were practically given away at the time, as the new trend where the new "QuietKey" rubber domes.  Everyone wanted those because they were quiet!   My computer was practically obsolete even when I first got it, and someone threw in a free keyboard.

Fast forward roughly 15 years to 2005.  I had recently graduated from college and had long stopped using old clicky keyboards and switched to the modern modern rubber domes.   One day I remembered how much I missed typing on a solid tactile keyboard, checked out eBay, and won a Model M in pristine condition for $8.95






This was a time before people rediscovered mechanical keyboards, so these guys were going for next to nothing on eBay.

I recently looked into picking up a similar replacement (The Model M above became a casualty of a ceiling leak at work in 2011, where I had moved it after I replaced it with a Black M13 Trackpoint II model) and was shocked how expensive they had become on eBay.

Demand must have gone up :p
« Last Edit: Sun, 13 January 2019, 22:45:53 by mattlach »
IBM Beamspring > IBM Model F > IBM Model M > All Cherry MX, Alps and Topre > Rubber Dome & Scissor Switches.

Offline thearctican

  • Posts: 138
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #85 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 22:16:47 »
Free. I had a Model M that came with the IBM PC330 I was given in 1998 or so. That got scrapped when we moved out of state in 'favor' of the dell keyboard that came with the Optiplex I got for homeschooling.

Offline Ruskie

  • Posts: 32
Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #86 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 00:01:05 »
My first mech that wasn't bought for me was a Drevo Calibur, which I think I paid 60 dollars for off amazon.
Ive got myself a beefy boi

-Alf F62PE
-PCB Mount ZealV2 67g
-GMK KA1953 "OG Classic Retro"

8 pounds of clack