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Indeed, mine is the US version. Most boards here share a similar enter key shape, ones like yours are rare as hens teeth over here.

I thought it was different, it is a nice board though. What switches in yours? mine are cherry MX brown
 

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I thought it was different, it is a nice board though. What switches in yours? mine are cherry MX brown
Hyperx branded red switches.
 

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To be blunt, reds are too soft for me long term, but it's for other rigs, where it's compact size is greatly appreciated. These are not unlike other reds, soft, quiet, just with the hyperx name on them. I prefer blues as they are widely available, but I'd gladly take old school cherry greens.
 
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To be blunt, reds are too soft for me long term, but it's for other rigs, where it's compact size is greatly appreciated. These are not unlike other reds, soft, quiet, just with the hyperx name on them. I prefer blues as they are widely available, but I'd gladly take old school cherry greens.
Cherry greens... I thought I was the only one to appreciate those guys. Blues are nice too. Like tactile switches I see.
 

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Cherry greens... I thought I was the only one to appreciate those guys. Blues are nice too. Like tactile switches I see.
I got a taste for those in an OG Cooler Master Trigger from maybe a decade ago. Had a nice set of white Alps in a Matias Tactile Pro 3 that were also very nice. That's one I should have never let leave either.
 
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Not sure if "sexy" would describe this thing necessarily, but here's the board I've been using for about 5 years now...I paid either $10 or $20 CAN for it, and then spent another $10ish CAN on the keycaps. Ajazz AK33. It's been used daily, and everything still works great. There are blue LED but I've recently turned off all the lighting to my PC.

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Mine was a bit expensive, but nothing short of an amazing board.

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It's a capacitive board, think of it like a hybrid of a mechanical and a scissor switch. This one in particular is 30g actuation, so the keys press by easily. Good to type on, feels reliable too.
 
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It's a capacitive board, think of it like a hybrid of a mechanical and a scissor switch. This one in particular is 30g actuation, so the keys press by easily. Good to type on, feels reliable too.
It looks amazing, honestly one of the nicest looking boards I've ever seen. Is that stock? What is it though? Like, the model and brand. Not that I can afford it lol It's still super nice, looks the perfect amount of retro, IMO. Super clean.

EDIT - Leopold FC980C? I've heard of Topre switches, but it was awhile ago and capacitive switch didn't immediately ring any bells.
 
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Yeah, the Leopold. It's stock, I wouldn't mod it. I've modded some Topre boards in past, but this one is pretty nice as-is - and yeah, it uses Topre. Was around $250 on Mechanicalkeyboards before the shipping / taxes.
 
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Yeah, the Leopold. It's stock, I wouldn't mod it. I've modded some Topre boards in past, but this one is pretty nice as-is - and yeah, it uses Topre. Was around $250 on Mechanicalkeyboards before the shipping / taxes.
I wouldn't mod it either, I think it's perfect. Like I said, I couldn't afford it, it would cost about $400+ Canadian dollars...my whole PC setup is barely worth that. But it's still the nicest board I've seen so far. The layout and aesthetics are exactly what I like, and I've heard nothing but good things about Topre switches.
 
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Yeah the Topre's are quite nice, though the fit and finish of Leopold is definitely better, I'd say. The stems, etc, feel more smooth hitting. I had some Topre boards and while they were great, they had some hitch ups. Like the spacebar being a Cherry and loud / not as great as the rest of the board.
 
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This is big-time sexy. I've played a few old-time FPS games quite well with this monster...
 

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This is big-time sexy. I've played a few old-time FPS games quite well with this monster...
I spy a model M... looks like a blue label one. Cool. They have drain holes for if you spill your drink. ;)
 

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This is a sexy unboxing and one of the new style keyboards you assemble to your own needs. Built like a tank, it looks expensive.

 

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This is a sexy unboxing and one of the new style keyboards you assemble to your own needs. Built like a tank, it looks expensive.


customs won't take a bite out of your wallet. They'll take your entire wallet and throw it into the fire.

The time expenditure is the worst honestly. All the switch work necessary for your choice of switch (lube, springs, spring lube, films), and other stuff like choosing foam for the inside of the board, bandaiding/shrinking/lubing/clipping stabs, etc. The soldering takes me like an hour tops nowadays - the switch work took me a week.

I have seen some mind-boggling and laugh-out-loud prices for some of the bigger boards (TKL, 1800 etc). U80-A wasn't cheap either but I love mine. It's a much better daily than my 60%s are. I've cut down my boards to just 2 now, my U80-A and X60R.

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customs won't take a bite out of your wallet. They'll take your entire wallet and throw it into the fire.

The time expenditure is the worst honestly. All the switch work necessary for your choice of switch (lube, springs, spring lube, films), and other stuff like choosing foam for the inside of the board, bandaiding/shrinking/lubing/clipping stabs, etc. The soldering takes me like an hour tops nowadays - the switch work took me a week.

I have seen some mind-boggling and laugh-out-loud prices for some of the bigger boards (TKL, 1800 etc). U80-A wasn't cheap either but I love mine. It's a much better daily than my 60%s are. I've cut down my boards to just 2 now, my U80-A and X60R.

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That IS a great looking board! I've been getting better keycaps for some older boards and they help with noise and feel on cheaper boards.
 

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That IS a great looking board! I've been getting better keycaps for some older boards and they help with noise and feel on cheaper boards.

I like the simplicity of the set on the Corsair.

I looked at the IC for the class80 - the price for don't look bad at all for what it is. Plenty of 60s that cost more than that. It's a nice looking kit.

Back then I got into keysets before custom boards. Definitely preferable to the other way around. So many choices and vendors and group buys nowadays.
 
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