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So I decided to get myself a mechanical keyboard few months ago.
And myself the 6Gv2.
I found the key pretty heavy to press.

I'm wanting to switch to a "lighter keypress" keyboard, namely, the brown switch?
Would I see a difference in lightness in the keypress?

Before the 6Gv2, I had the razer black widow.
Didnt like it at all, and returned it the day after.

I like the 6Gv2, but I find myself getting fatigue when typing out notes, for gaming is fine.

Any suggestion?
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post #2 of 11

you want a filco with cherry reds. They are just like the 6Gv2, just much lighter.



That or you want something with cherry browns, those are like the BlackWidow, except they are lighter, do not click, and you can barely feel the tactile "bump" like you can on the BW.


Personally I have the browns and I love them. The best switch for typing and gaming. If all you do is game though then I would get the Reds. If you just play RTS games, then I would suggest the browns since they have a tiny bit of tactility, which is really nice.
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you want a filco with cherry reds. They are just like the 6Gv2, just much lighter.
Amazon.com: Filco Majestouch-2 NKR 104 ASCII with Red Switch, USA: Electronics


That or you want something with cherry browns, those are like the BlackWidow, except they are lighter, do not click, and you can barely feel the tactile "bump" like you can on the BW.
Amazon.com: Filco Majestouch-2, NKR, Tactile Action, USA Keyboard: Electronics


Personally I have the browns and I love them. The best switch for typing and gaming. If all you do is game though then I would get the Reds. If you just play RTS games, then I would suggest the browns since they have a tiny bit of tactility, which is really nice.
if all you do is game then I'd argue blacks are better than reds

and as far as excelling at both gaming and typing goes, I'd also argue reds are just as good if not better than browns

but at then end of the day most people will probably care about typing far more than gaming and thus browns or blues make a more preferable switch
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post #5 of 11
OP hates Razer BW, which means he probably hates the noise and maybe perhaps the lightness too.

OP also finds 6Gv2 fine in gaming, but gets fatigue when typing notes.

OP get either MX red/brown switches. Go with the red Filco if you've got cash to shell out, if not then the Das Keyboard you linked above is great also.

PS. Das offers 25+-% student discount if you purchase directly from them.
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post #6 of 11
learn to apply just enough pressure for the key to register

you will miss the cherry blacks if you get rid of the 6gv2
post #7 of 11
keep in mind that the reds are VERY light and imo they are not so great for FPS, but they are good if you like typing on linear switches and can be good for FPS if you don't like the blacks, but you do.

I am still going to recommend the browns. You may need 2 keyboards to be completely satisfied though. One for games and one for everything else. Browns are a very good switch overall, they are light, but not too light because the small bump brings the force required to continue the keypress up to about 55-60g. They have tactility for typing, but during games you can hardly notice it since it is barely there. They are silent so you don't have to deal with a click every time you press a key if you don't like it. Finally the actuation point and reset point (very much unlike the blues) are literally withing .05mm of each other so that you can keep hitting the key easily without lifting it all the way back up (called riding the actuation point).

At the very least you should try one of the boards mentioned in this thread and see how you like it. Usually you can sell them for almost full price and you won't take a huge loss.
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Thanks for all the suggestion guys!

I just order the das profession s silent.
Dont get me wrong, I do love the 6Gv2 for gaming .

I'm actually thinking of keeping two keyboards instead of selling the black out.
All depend on how well the Das games!!
But the black key's "heavyness" is too much for regular use ie typing out note/essay.
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Got the daskeyboard early this morning.
Here my really quick comparsion of it.

The key are lighter for sure.

Did some quick gaming of some RTS and FPS.
I would say that for FPS, I wouldve prefer the blacks,
but RTS and others, the brown is much better!
(Would be so nice to have WASD as black and rest as brown!)


Typing is a joy on this keyboard.
I would say the sound level would be around the same as black.
A slight bit louder than black, especially the spacebar.

I dont think I would need to keep the 6Gv2 just for gaming.
The black might be better just for gaming, but is not that well in a dailybase useage.
If I couldve go back in time, I wouldnt have purchase the 6Gv2 and got the daskeyboard right away.


Also does anyone know where I can get WASD keycap for daskeyboard?
I regretting not getting the blank key version )=!
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(Would be so nice to have WASD as black and rest as brown!)
Not a bad idea... my perfect keyboard would be 0-9 as cherry brown, F1-F12 as cherry blue and the rest as cherry black
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