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Offline john08099

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How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« on: Tue, 09 October 2018, 22:28:41 »
Mine: Velocifire VM01  $39.99

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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.


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Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 09 October 2018, 22:53:28 »
Noppoo Lolita 87 - $120
this song don’t have an end, how much time you spend on that money though?
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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

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

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

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Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 00:18:40 »
Free, Model M.
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Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 00:23:56 »
Free :) . An Acer 6312.
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Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 04:56:15 »
Ducky One $95

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.


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Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 10 October 2018, 10:32:57 »
Poker II 85 Euro's

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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!
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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 :)
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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


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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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Offline john08099

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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

Offline john08099

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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 :)

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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.
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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

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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...



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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

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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.
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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).

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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.
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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.

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Re: How much was your 1st Mech Board?
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 23:30:53 »
$80 Unicomp.

Offline john08099

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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?

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

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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.
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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.