CUSTOM Gaming Mechanical Keyboards Are Getting BEYOND CRAZY

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A brief explainer on mechanical keyboards, their rise in popularity in PC gaming, and how 'Holy Pandas' are changing the game. Sources below.
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  • A brief dive into the current mechanical keyboard world. Describe your build if you have one!

    gameranxgameranxUukausi sitten
    • Ducky but the white dragon one❤️

      GraszGrasz24 päivää sitten
    • Kbd75v2 (soldered pcb) Lubed gateron silent black inks DSA elf keycaps 👍

      Micheal EichenlaubMicheal EichenlaubUukausi sitten
    • I love my new OLKB Preonic with Everglide Black switches. They are super duper tactile

      theBowTietheBowTieUukausi sitten
    • @YT_R2D43P0 Depending on yr budget for a mid range gaming pc rig I'd say a 1660ti/super or possibly a 2060s

      Hollz !Hollz !Uukausi sitten
    • 0:19 wait that’s my keyboard

      Fall guy 9683Fall guy 9683Uukausi sitten
  • I’ve got a pc and I use a Controller 🤷🏻‍♂️ but I don’t really compete in gaming but if I did I’d understand the grind.

    TrinityTrinity7 päivää sitten
  • Sweet!

    Catla ReppertCatla Reppert11 päivää sitten
  • hotswap is heresy

    Special KSpecial K15 päivää sitten
  • Nice Lotr references

    freddy mittlerfreddy mittler15 päivää sitten
  • Could have used this video 2 months ago. MX Brown's are a lot louder than I thought but the sound and feel is quite satisfying to type with.

    John LoyerJohn Loyer15 päivää sitten
  • My Varmillio TKL w/ MX Clears approves of this content.

    iComment87iComment8716 päivää sitten
  • I actually prefer Topre switches over mechanical ones, to be honest.

    CarthagoMikeCarthagoMike16 päivää sitten
    • Disgusting.

      iComment87iComment8716 päivää sitten
  • good thing i'm poor AF so i can't spend money of this highly unnecessary thing... that i ofc want.

    ConnyConny17 päivää sitten
  • feels like an ad

    Hamster SmashHamster Smash20 päivää sitten
  • I use a half keyboard for some of my games, because i dont need a full sized one. i just need access to wasd and a few other keys..

    Greenwood4727Greenwood472721 päivä sitten
  • Controllers are 60 bucks. So

    Donald BakerDonald Baker22 päivää sitten
  • This is the nerdiest video on this channel....

    Super SaiyanSuper Saiyan22 päivää sitten
  • It's normal. Keyboard is just like every other hobbies (Shoe, knife, car, phone, ccg, clothes, board game, ...). If you dig deep enough, you will find the rabbit hole. Just don't get inside ... it's costly. Make the most use of what you have and be happy with it, or else, you will just buy a tons of stuff you will never use or too afraid to use.

    Trung HoàngTrung Hoàng23 päivää sitten
  • 2:15 GentleWhispering has one of the best keyboard vids out there.

    Saxon DescendantSaxon Descendant23 päivää sitten
  • Never knew this scene existed, thanks for the info/tip.

    solomanisolomani24 päivää sitten
  • is this only me or is this video making you sick

    ArunArun25 päivää sitten
  • pretty cool that there's another commentaror

    is theis the26 päivää sitten
  • who's talking?

    is theis the26 päivää sitten
  • lol, dude sound so hopeful for the keyboard community.

    SeekoGTSeekoGT26 päivää sitten
  • hell yeah i want a 60% keyboard but they price are high af uwu

    Da sushimakerDa sushimaker27 päivää sitten
  • just built mine

    DoubleOyimmyDoubleOyimmy27 päivää sitten
  • It is fun to get into DYI. Right now I am using raspberry PIs for: NAS, DNS, HTPC. It is a good time for tinkerers.

    kolegakolegikolegakolegi27 päivää sitten
  • I just want a simple cool small gaming keyboard, and better mouse that's all

    BlackSheepBlackSheep28 päivää sitten
  • and here I just used a screw driver to pop out the keys I don't want

    Throttle KittyThrottle Kitty28 päivää sitten
  • Years ago, perhaps would have tried. Now, buy corsair mx red, plug and play, done and done! Nice video!

    TheSpiral01TheSpiral0128 päivää sitten
  • I like my Microsoft sidewinder. Never cared much for switches or high profile keys

    TwistinFoolTwistinFool28 päivää sitten
  • Slightly annoyed I recently bought a new Corsair Low Profile. I wasn't aware of this cool hobby. Might look into a custom one for work though!

    Craig BCraig B28 päivää sitten
  • Man, Ive been wanting to make a board ever since I became aware of the niche hobby. Some designs look so cool though

    pankobbypankobby28 päivää sitten
  • I wouldn’t exactly call it niche

    NopeNope29 päivää sitten
  • I looked around a month to build myself one, there is no board that answers what I ask from a keyboard, I compromised for razer one, still sad about it but at least I got enough keys on my keyboard now

    barakadaxbarakadax29 päivää sitten
  • I have a Logitech G610 to see wth is it all about with the mechanical keyboards but whatever 🤷‍♂️

    DineDine29 päivää sitten
  • I'll stick with my Logitech G19 for now... it has a screen

    Hunter RodrigezHunter Rodrigez29 päivää sitten
  • I don't even have a PC yet but I've always wondered if there could be a way to implement a mechanical switch to make keys loud and clacky or soft and quiet. When I'm by myself, I absolutely love the sound of keys clacking and the feeling of feedback from each key, but when it's late, that is simply not an option as I have other people in my house trying to sleep and we have really thin walls. I wonder if there could be a way to place a switch on the side of a keyboard that could act similar to the felt rise on a vibraphone so at the switch of a small lever, your keys could go from loud to really quiet. Does anyone know if this exists already?

    nono29 päivää sitten
  • hi andrew

    WhompensWhompens29 päivää sitten
  • Smooth Glorious ad.

    StefStef29 päivää sitten
  • id get a russian keyboard to learn russian

    Rast4Man2.0Rast4Man2.029 päivää sitten
  • probably one of the most interesting videos in the channel so far so that i had to make a comment xd

    bayram sarıkayabayram sarıkaya29 päivää sitten
  • I'm using a relatively cheap flat keyboard. I can't stand these raised mechanical ones with the protruding keys, my fingers can get stuck between them when quickly sliding across the surface, slowing me right down. With flat keyboards you don't need to raise your fingers, and the travel distance for keys is very short - the two add up to a much quicker response time.

    Ilsy deIlsy de29 päivää sitten
  • I think something you missed out on mentioning is just how damn satisfying good switches sound. If i'm sitting at a desk 8 hours a day at a computer I might as well make it more satisfying. it's why there are so many typing sound tests and reviews out there. I'd say that's even more important than how the board looks.

    ElizabethElizabeth29 päivää sitten
  • Says tactile, shows cherry mx brown. Uhmm... what?

    Robin BosmanRobin Bosman29 päivää sitten
  • 3ildcat got me hooked onto getting the clickiest, most satisfying sounds

    ElizabethElizabeth29 päivää sitten
  • can you play chess on keeybord?

    ᚻᚻ ᚠᚠCᚱyᚹToᚠᚠᚻᚻ ᚠᚠCᚱyᚹToᚠᚠ29 päivää sitten
  • I like Andrew, he has a nice voice

    Jesse WaltersJesse Walters29 päivää sitten
  • im really interested in this, but i cant do anyhting with it since its so rare to find keycaps or pcbs (anything at all) that has my countries layout, once these companys start to care about ISO and all of EU thats when this will go big, rn 90% of the keycaps are for ANSI keyboard layouts

    hnshns29 päivää sitten
  • I thought non mechanical keyboards are the future.

    Henry QuinnHenry Quinn29 päivää sitten
  • Gross.

    John BrownJohn Brown29 päivää sitten
  • :3ildcat got me into custom keyboards c:

    TetrahedronTetrahedron29 päivää sitten
  • hey guys i have recently started a yt channel , i will mostly post random games walkthrougs, i would really apprecate if you could check me out and ty :)

    FRITZFRITZ29 päivää sitten
  • Shout out to my boy @Glarses

    ZeburZebur29 päivää sitten
  • The whole video is for sponsoring keyboard companies or thats just me? it's just me?

    Ryuudo123Ryuudo12329 päivää sitten
  • do more stuff like this

    Mister MannMister Mann29 päivää sitten
  • 5:07 THATS the keyboard i'd take to work in the office, if we ever go to that kind of place ever again, you know :"(

    Ryuudo123Ryuudo12329 päivää sitten
  • Cmon, give GabeN a break :D

    Laub RobinLaub Robin29 päivää sitten
  • I dig this. I think you guys should really start making more videos like this!! It was super well done!

    aaronmorganvpaaronmorganvp29 päivää sitten
  • Minimalistic keyboards make my eyes bleed.

    kodaloidkodaloid29 päivää sitten
  • My friend built one and I was like hell nah and bought a K95 platinum Xt and put putting keycaps on it 😂

    Blakek9000Blakek900029 päivää sitten
  • People spending $300-$500 on a custom keyboard. Meanwhile here I am being perfectly satisfied with my $15 Insignia keyboard.

    Gruntman1234Gruntman123429 päivää sitten
  • Controller players be like 😢

    RaG3. WxveyRaG3. Wxvey29 päivää sitten
  • I have a 20-40ish dollar glowy cyberpower keyboard

    Bubble MonkeysBubble Monkeys29 päivää sitten
  • Can we have custom controllers next??

    JSushiJSushi29 päivää sitten
  • Because video games gang watttuuup!

    Max FalkMax Falk29 päivää sitten
  • Try a controller !!! Controllers where made with gaming in mind. Key board was already there and gamer's adjusted so they could game on a keyboard.

    AMD phoneAMD phone29 päivää sitten
  • I don't need one I use my 15€ mouse and keyboard pack and a wooden kitchen chair with 2000€ PC.

    WumpoWumpo29 päivää sitten
  • I'm really big on RGB so I bit the bullet and bought a 120 dollar mechanical full RGB keyboard but in less than a year I had several keys that were 'sticky', as in, they would often not register a touch but would double register with the next touch. Although it looked great and the entire keyboard itself was very well made I switched back to a high end membrane RGB keyboard. My advise would be to test out switches at a friends house or buy 1 of those tester kits with several switches on a fake 6 key keyboard.

    HandjesBredaHandjesBreda29 päivää sitten
  • The only thing insane about any of these keyboards, is the price... I'm all for customization ect, I've built my own PC, but I'll never bother with one of these ridiculous waste of money.

    Mike HuntMike Hunt29 päivää sitten
  • "a tiny Philips head" [Pozidriv on screen...]

    Panagiotes KoutelidakesPanagiotes Koutelidakes29 päivää sitten
  • Great video...I HAVE TO DO THIS!

    Jordan GrusslingJordan Grussling29 päivää sitten
  • Omg my two hobbies just collided

    tang li quntang li qun29 päivää sitten
  • at first i thought he was going to talk about keeping the temperature low by saying "cool factor" Hahaha :D

    weRuniverseweRuniverse29 päivää sitten
  • I've always wanted a typrewriter key'd keyboard

    H3LLFURY666H3LLFURY66629 päivää sitten
  • I was honestly looking at making a custom mechanical keyboard when I was building my new Pc earlier this year. I ultimately decided against it just because I was also building my own PC for the first time. I really have been curious to build a second keyboard because I have been getting into m ore writing so this has been something I intend to look at..

    theskyking5theskyking529 päivää sitten
  • Synonyms for the Easiest games Accessible simple Straightforward, effortless easy, uncomplicated, not difficult, undemanding, unchallenging, painless Cakewalk Possible Forgiving Synonyms for the hardest games Most challenging, extremely difficult most formidable maximum effort, meanest, complicated, unmerciful unforgiving, painful, stressful, hardly possible, inaccessible, demanding

    Elite Snowman kingElite Snowman king29 päivää sitten
  • Imagine a gaming keyboard being used for gaming lmao wtf

    BIG HEADBIG HEAD29 päivää sitten
  • Gonna say something controversial here: I prefer a chicklet-keyboards.

    Dakuu75Dakuu7529 päivää sitten
  • Do you have the eye of Horus on there as well

    Fook BillgatesFook Billgates29 päivää sitten
  • PC gamers love to spend money

    j aj a29 päivää sitten
  • Eewwwwww battles station I will never call my 150 ikea desk with a 7 year old tv and my ps4 that 😭

    ELC CarlosELC Carlos29 päivää sitten
  • After using a laptop for gaming for the most of my university years, I could no longer use normal keyboards...

    anythingorzanythingorz29 päivää sitten
  • I got my first decent mechanical keyboard about 2 years ago. been using it every day. It costed me €55 and uses cherry mx red. It's by far the clunkies and loudest, most awkward keyboard I have ever used. To this day I can still barely type a sentence on it without making a mistake. I can't match my old typing speed either, and if I try, I will wake people up next door. It's literally not even flat. Do yourself a favour and just stick to chiclet/membrane keyboards

    xiao niaoxiao niao29 päivää sitten
  • Everything sounds real good until newcomers joining the community look the price for that keyboard GB or keycap GB and go like who the fuck pays USD$300 for a keyboard and USD$160 for keycaps.

    Ranger629Ranger62929 päivää sitten
  • I started watching gameranx before they even had a million subs, first video I saw, I knew they would take off. It's been fun seeing their growth

    bitdeusbitdeus29 päivää sitten
  • Was this entire video just an AD???

    MrSteelface96MrSteelface9629 päivää sitten
    • not sponsored, just a bit enthusiastic

      gameranxgameranx29 päivää sitten
  • as someone who's spent thousands on keyboards by now I can say that the market is growing slowly, but definitely growing nonetheless. this was a pretty good overview of the keyboard community, well done man.

    Chris NickolChris Nickol29 päivää sitten
  • I just got my razor huntsman elite keyboard yesterday and it’s amazing

    Adam OthmanAdam Othman29 päivää sitten
  • Drop ALT anyone ??

    Sanad almansooriSanad almansoori29 päivää sitten
  • I use a full keyboard and a one handed keyboard

    Million DollarsMillion Dollars29 päivää sitten
  • And thus brought forth the 🌊

    orrange fingerssorrange fingerss29 päivää sitten
  • not gonna lie, cheap Chinese gaming stuff are best

    supreem sssupreem ss29 päivää sitten
  • I'm rocking a 16 year old Dell Keyboard... I am content with that.

    EdTekEdTek29 päivää sitten
  • How did they program the first keyboard if they didn’t have a keyboard to program it?

    Oliver OrthOliver Orth29 päivää sitten
  • Great item. Love to see more in depth items like this. A nice change of pass of the Top X lists, those are getting pretty boring. It’s time to reinvent the channel.

    FabianFabian29 päivää sitten
  • coolest video in a while

    edutz Dumanedutz Duman29 päivää sitten
  • Gameranx in 2020 is what IGN was in 2014

    DrizzEDrizzE29 päivää sitten
  • great i need it thx

    Chey SankeyChey Sankey29 päivää sitten
  • thankfully the custom game has been gaining attention, new project count ha increased and the prices started to drop more

    GulboyGulboy29 päivää sitten
  • Wow gameranx just outing the whole community. I just got into this scene a few months ago and I will say it is a great community but You better have a bottomless wallet because this hobby can have a steep price tag

  • We need more people in the custom keyboard rabbit hole. It's so niche and expensive right now

    YiFan JianYiFan Jian29 päivää sitten
  • The only thing i need from a keyboard is a good retroillumination.

    TheBlackAnomalyTheBlackAnomaly29 päivää sitten
  • the second that any one of the bigger tech channels makes a video on this (especially linus because his fans go nuts for anything he talks about) it will spread to the others and blow up. They're the key to blowing up build-a-board

    zebubzebub29 päivää sitten