I might get the appeal of hearing your ever click clack, but I'm not really into that. Also, a flat keyboard is easier and more comfortable to navigate (fingers just slide across it; you don't have to raise them so much) imo.
They're not flat, tho.
eh if he doesn't want a mechanical keyboard we shouldn't push one. they cost a lot anyway
That's not really the point.
There are flattened MX keycaps but they're a little harder to find since OEM, SA and DSA are the most common keycap profiles
Honestly dedmytas, mechanical keyboards are a fucking rabbit hole that you probably shouldn't get into if you aren't unhappy with rubber domes. I've already bought a $100 keyboard and a $20 wooden keycap for the escape key and I'm cutting myself off because if I let myself I'll probably buy an Anne Pro.
Yeah, I get it, I've seen enough on reddit.
I've got a Logitech k120 at work here, and it's alright. Logitech from my experience makes alright non-mechanical keyboards. Their g-15 gaming keyboard(or whatever the non-2005 new one is lol) is a membrane keyboard that's honestly a pretty nifty thing if that's more what you're after as well.
A lot of Battlefield lately but I play most popular games. 2080. 1440p 144hz
You're telling me hyperthread can have benefits to all these?
Great so all that info I gave you didn't matter
Thanks for the tip. I'll probably snag that 9700k around Christmas time. Either way it'll be a great improvement over my 4790k
By 9700k do you mean the 9900k?
Very impressive, even on my 6850K my Hinyx kit gives me training problems, so I stay away if at all possible, especially on Ryzen.
My friend's 1800X and Hinyx Trident Z can't hit 3200 either, stuck at 2933, on the Crosshair VI.
I’ve got an ancient Cherry rubber dome keyboard, the kind they sell in bulk to schools and businesses. It’s quite snappy and pleasant to type on (like halfway between rubber dome and mechanical) and obviously durable enough to have lasted 10+ years. Assuming Cherry still make them like that it’s the only dirt-cheap keyboard brand I could recommend.
Ryzen 1 and Ryzen 2 have very, very different IMCs, I'm willing to bet that's the difference
With how cheap decent mech keyboards are becoming (cherry clones are driving prices way down), I don't see as much merit in long-lasting rubber dome keyboards as I would've ten years ago or so.
I managed to find a metal-deck, tenkeyless MX Blue clone keyboard on Amazon for under $40 a year ago; even after getting a typewriter keycap set to pretty it up, it's still less than I would've paid ten years ago for a reliable non-mech board, and I know it'll inherently last just as long or longer thanks to its design, especially since the switches are individually user-replaceable (and the manufacturer included five spares as a nice gesture)
I find Kailh and other clones to sometimes be more annoying than rubber domes because of the inconsistency between switches.
Key inconsistency has never really bothered me, at least not to a point I can notice, probably since I don't touch-type (granted I am still quite quick, nearly 60WPM)
Most of what I care about is overall build. I want something I definitely know will last just from picking it up, I want something that feels like purpose-built equipment, that feels solid enough to bludgeon someone half to death if it was had to hand in a fight. These are qualities that are supremely rare in the average 2018 keyboard, even up to the $70+ range, but cheaper mechanicals frequently nail it without even actively trying.
It's really hard to fuck up a mechanical keyboard. Just stamp some cheap steel backplates, solder some switches to a PCB, add a detachable cable and a solid plastic casing and it's basically perfect
I mean, that'll function as a keyboard, yeah.
But proper, super solid feeling ones, are actually pretty hard to find IMO.
I'm a fan of Ducky, DasKeyboards are ok.
I feel this. For some reason the crappy keyboard that came in the box of my work PC feels better to type on than my £80 mechanical one at home. It doesn't have macros I never use or pointless RGB though, so I guess there's that...
Also I'm genuinely surprised that some in the box office keyboards are mechanical. It pisses my manager off to no end, half the room is clicking and clacking very loudly.
Ducky and Vortex are the safest choices out there. I really don't see a reason to ever recommend a Das Keyboard, they're so overpriced and IIRC they don't come with very good keycaps
That's kinda the exact point I was trying to make, though. That's all it takes to make a good keyboard, everything else is fluff.
A lot of higher-end non-mechs these days are over-engineered beyond reason to try and earn a premium price tag, which seems kinda pointless when you put them alongside even a mediocre mech, and the user experience is still just as night-and-day as with almost any other non-mech.
Do you guys think I should upgrade any of this soon? CPU is OC'd to 4.1 btw.
I game at 1080p with 60 fps or over if I can. I'm wondering if this is enough for something like Doom Eternal when it comes out.
For gaming, the only thing I can really suggest is moving up a few CPU generations to perhaps a last-gen i5 quad, or one of the new Ryzen 5s if you're feeling adventurous. Both would feel like a big step up.
1070 is more than fine for 1080p, and 8GB of RAM will hold up as long as you close other stuff while gaming. I'd say other than the CPU you're good to go.
I've been thinking of going with Ryzen, but I want to know if i'll run into any issues if I was to migrate my win 7 drive to the Ryzen build and reactive windows there.
I read about issues of installing 7 onto Ryzen but searching about migrating existing installs has lead to nowhere.
I mean migrating Windows 7 installations have always been a gamble, but usually you just pop in the disk and repair the installation? I wouldn't say that's the big issue.
Yeeeaaah Ryzen doesn't play nice with Win7, though neither will a good handful of games coming next year, thanks to graphical API shifts away from what W7 officially supports
Intel -> Ryzen isn't like super broken, but you are going to run into weird driver conflicts every once and a while. Stuff like that takes a long time to debug and figure out, so I highly recommend a fresh windows install – even when just upgrading from Intel -≥ Intel, it's a good idea.
You really are just better off going to W10 for DX12+ and Vulkan support moving forward, there are well known workarounds and patches to strip the telemetry stuff out
Or if you REALLY hate W10, you could always jump headlong into Linux, what with Valve's Proton being a thing now, and Nvidia actually giving half a shit about Linux driver support
To get Ryzen 2 on Windows 7 just set the motherboard USB driver installer to autorun on startup before you shut it down, and if you have a PS/2 keyboard use it until that's installed. Literally the only problem I had just getting it working. Once that's on and the update fixer is installed it's been smooth sailing for me.
How do I set the USB driver installer to autorun? And what is the update fixer and where do I get it?
I want to have this information ready before I make the upgrade.
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