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Offline john08099

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Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #50 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 02:27:26 »
Poker II 85 Euro's
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Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #51 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 02:28:25 »
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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! :)
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Offline diseeease

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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

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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
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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.

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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.
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Offline Pitrek

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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

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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

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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:
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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!

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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.
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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

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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.

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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

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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.
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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

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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

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

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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.

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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.


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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
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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.

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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?
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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.

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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!

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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:

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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