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Finally got a cash to order my KBC Poker off ebay but I'm still iffy on which switch is right for me. it's mainly 50% gaming and 50% actual typing.


so yeah, which switch should I go for? the red is about $30 more than the brown and black.
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http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/491752-mechanical-keyboard-guide.html#post6009482
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ok well I'm looking for some input from those who have used both switches. I'll still look over the guide though.
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I had this question also, after much research I'm most likely going for red.
They're basically blacks but require less force. (Linear, quite silent, very easy to press).
Edited by !Lester! - 5/27/11 at 4:31pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Modus;13659576 
ok well I'm looking for some input from those who have used both switches. I'll still look over the guide though.
Some like reds because they are linear and low force but I'm not a fan.

Browns are almost always the safe bet when it comes to switches. I would grab the browns, and see how you like them.

Reds also feel "cheap" to me, because they do not have a large force gradient. Blacks on the other hand feel "robust" because of the force required to actuate them.

I'm a heavy switch kinda guy though.
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post #6 of 13
Reds are #2 on my list. I'm actually a bit surprised since I thought it was all hype before trying them.

Blues are #1.
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Ripster and I are apposed on such things.

I like Clears > Blues > Browns > Blacks > Reds. For cherry switches that is.

From the switches I've tried it goes roughly:
Clears ~ Buckling Springs > MX Blues > (Good) Black Alps
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post #8 of 13
blues, ergo clears, browns
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Also going to depend on the TYPE of game the OP plays. Riding the activation point is a bit tough on anything OTHER than Black Cherry.

StarCraft2 any good old Samsung QSenn DT-35 rubber dome will work.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ripster;13659970 
Reds are #2 on my list. I'm actually a bit surprised since I thought it was all hype before trying them.

Blues are #1.

What makes you prefer Blues over Reds?
The reds activate to fast for your taste? Or you just prefer the click from the blues?

(Just trying to gather some opinions before I jump in and buy a mechanical keyboard for the first time).
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