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May you please suggest me a mechnical keyboard for FPS?

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Hello, I'm using the Razer Lycsa and pretty much happy with it, but I read all the greats about mechanical, and also the Lycosa dont support of clicking 2-times in the same time and I always wants something that better than what I currectly have, sadly [kinda perfectionizm], I met this forum too late.

and I know mechnical in general are use high-quality metrials and etc.

My Budget is 60USD not include shipping.
I mostly play CS1.6 (FPS only) and look for doing more than 2 click in same time (for example, pressing w and shift for walking silence and in the same time look in the score [TAB button]

Any suggestion guys?
and what in general are the diffrents between the two? [normal swtich versus mechnical] exept the ability to doing more 2+ click in the same momment.\\


Thanks you very much guys.

In the same time if you can..please give me link to the exact site that sell the product and do ship to israel, beacause in israel there is only 2 mechnical and its 2 by Steelseries [7G and 6Gv2] and they pretty pricey.
Edited by avinin1 - 5/26/11 at 1:30am
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Mechanical and registering multiple key presses are two different things, multiple key presses is how many keys you can have down at one time and still have them all register. Mechanical is a switch type that activates around halfway through it's motion and many say it feels nicer to use. At your price point you're best going non mechanical as the only thing that comes close is razer and their keyboards use Blue switches which aren't good for gaming because they reset higher up then they activate making it very difficult to double tap properly. Check out the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 keyboard, it allow for a high number of keys to register (the claimed number is 26 but not really sure how correct that is) so you won't have to worry about pushing more keys than your computer can recognize.

Also the key press registering is refered to as KRO, so if it will read up to 6 keys it's 6KRO or if you can't max it out its NKRO


Summary of the text wall: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 is rubber dome not mechanical, mechanical is far more expensive. Mechanical =/= keys you can press. The sidewinder allows you to press more keys than you would ever need to.
Edited by Scrappy - 5/26/11 at 1:42am
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Mechanical and registering multiple key presses are two different things, multiple key presses is how many keys you can have down at one time and still have them all register. Mechanical is a switch type that activates around halfway through it's motion and many say it feels nicer to use. At your price point you're best going non mechanical as the only thing that comes close is razer and their keyboards use Blue switches which aren't good for gaming because they reset higher up then they activate making it very difficult to double tap properly. Check out the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 keyboard, it allow for a high number of keys to register (the claimed number is 26 but not really sure how correct that is) so you won't have to worry about pushing more keys than your computer can recognize.

Also the key press registering is refered to as KRO, so if it will read up to 6 keys it's 6KRO or if you can't max it out its NKRO


Summary of the text wall: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 is rubber dome not mechanical, mechanical is far more expensive. Mechanical =/= keys you can press. The sidewinder allows you to press more keys than you would ever need to.
Thanks for the input.

For what budget I should get for buying good mechincal keyboard for my needs [ FPS gaming ] and what switch type should it has?
Edited by avinin1 - 5/26/11 at 1:48am
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A good mechanical would be $109
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leopold
Very good starter mechanical keyboard.
People say black is the gaming switch, because it doesn't give you feedback when it activates and gamers are going to bottom out anyway. Blue is the best for typing. Brown falls in the middle. Personally I like brown better than black for gaming.
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A good mechanical would be $109
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leopold
Very good starter mechanical keyboard.
People say black is the gaming switch, because it doesn't give you feedback when it activates and gamers are going to bottom out anyway. Blue is the best for typing. Brown falls in the middle. Personally I like brown better than black for gaming.
Well for me black is undoubtly better for everything but rts, but brown slighty better for rts games
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Well for me black is undoubtly better for everything but rts, but brown slighty better for rts games
Brown is so light and in game I hardly feel the bump.
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You're going to have to spend more than 60 USD for a good keyboard. There is no getting around that.

- IBM/Unicomp Buckling spring Model M keyboards are still my favorite for everything and rather cheaper than Cherry boards. Contact Unicomp and they can probably hook you up with Hebrew layout. The only problem is that they use the IBM keyboard matrix which is only 2kro. It's better than most 2kro 'boards though.

- Cherry Blues are good for typing but they are basically just a linear switch jerry-rigged to feel similar to buckling springs. They are great for typing but the reset point being way higher than the activation point make them rather terrible for gaming as double tapping is a *****.

- Cherry Browns feels mushy and eventually wear down.

- Cherry Red's are much lighter blacks and much better for typing and maybe slightly less well suited for gaming. Think of them as a linear, better brown switch.

- Cherry Clears are stiffer, less mushy browns.

- Cherry Blacks are said to be the best gaming switch but are not so hot for typing due to the extreme stiffness and linearity.


My recommendation if you don't want to go down the buckling spring route (you claim to need nkro) is to get get a Filco with Reds(Try the English Keyboard Company), a Filco/Steelseries with Blacks, or a Deck keyboard with Cherry Clears.

I would not get a Leopold keyboard through Elitekeyboards as they only stock tenkeyless keyboards aka keyboards without number pads currently.
Edited by Dannibal - 5/26/11 at 6:09am
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Cherry blacks extreme stiffness? Way to exaggerate
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they feel stiffer as they are linear. I have no indication of the key activating so I tend to bottom out on them while typing. This is why I prefer reds.
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