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Sir_Playsalot
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Apr 22, 2017
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I don't quite get it, why would i ever buy this over this one with master pack? https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1620
I mean sure, it's not nearly as beautiful, but having 28 switches to try instead of 14.....For a better price too
Apr 22, 2017
SunBearDontCare
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Apr 23, 2017
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I joined this drop earlier today, and I had no idea anyone offered a tester kit with such a comprehensive selection of switches until I saw your post. Now, I'm a little torn about which kit to get (I actually canceled my order and rejoined later), but I think I'll be sticking to the one offered here. I'm mainly interested in trying Cherry and Gateron switches, since they seem to have the best reputations among mechanical keyboard users. Also, I like the inclusion of O-rings in this kit, and the base plate is nicer-looking (and might be a little more stable).
On the other hand, I'm curious about the switches included in the kit you posted. I've seen a lot of less-than-stellar reviews of Kailh switches, and Greetech and Outemu switches aren't nearly as widely-implemented as the others, so it would be interesting to see if there's anything about those switches that would warrant specifically avoiding them or seeking them out.
Apr 23, 2017
Sir_Playsalot
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Apr 23, 2017
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Well but even if you are only interested in those, the master pack gives you 9 cherrys and 7 gaterons, you actually have even more choice without even counting Greetech Kailh and Outemu, and on that same website you can buy bags of O rings for a dozen dollars, AND they have different hardness as well so more to choose from.
Actually Outemu might be the most common switches tbh, so many chinese or imported boards mount Outemu or Greetech, many many many more than Gateron or Cherry. Tbh the reason why i would consider this kit is because i could turn it into a marco/ Osu! board, and it would look stunning, but if your purpose is solely that of trying switches then i'd go for the other one with master pack hands down
Apr 23, 2017
GBH2
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Apr 23, 2017
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i am not trying to convince you of anything either way but I have been hearing that Gateron and Greetech have been inconsistent and that new Cherry's may have dropped in quality. Furthermore, I have heard that Kailh has improved a lot - Input Club has selected Kailh for the new "K-Type" custom RGB TKL they are coming out with in the near future over all the other options. Also, there are a huge number of Outemu switches going into boards - although they may be mostly cheaper mass produced keyboards from China. I will say that I personally like my Outemu Blue keyboard as much if not better than my Cherry MX Blue keyboard. I'm typing on Outemu Blue's right now. Anyway, Good Luck! It all boils down to personal preference anyway.
Apr 23, 2017
ObscureReference
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Apr 25, 2017
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It would be perfect if that tester had a PCB option as well, but for $27 shipped I'll be happy to try out all those extra switches. I really like that they have both linear and tactile MX gray, all the non MX and Gateron are really just a bonus.
Apr 25, 2017
jaeger_steam
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Apr 30, 2018
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Thanks! just put in my order for the master pack!  at ~$1 per key, it is a pretty alright deal imo. I was also interested in the other drop right now for that ludicrous 67 key tester, but not sure I want something that big on my desk...
Apr 30, 2018
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