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might be changing my preferred keyswitch from MX Clear to MX Red... I originally wanted Clears so I could have a nice typing experience to go along with gaming, but TBH, PC gaming just isn't that good anymore and I would do it so sparingly I'll probably just go with a light keyswitch that isn't an MX Blue

still kind of put off by the unsettling news that PBT keycaps are not a sure thing
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Hey Tator, I have a question for you as well (or anyone for that matter). So I have a Razer Lycosa right now and I'm hoping to buy a Ducky Shine TKL if/when it comes out. I play MMO and FPS games, but I also type quite a lot for programming and for my job at my college (also OCN;)). Between MX Brown and MX Red switches, which would you guys recommend for someone like me?

I'll be on the look out for those Corsair keyboards at my local Fry's to see if I can try out the MX Red switches in person. I personally didn't like the MX Blues from the Razer UBW because of the loud clicky sound, but do MX Browns feel similar compared to the MX Blues?
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Hey Tator, I have a question for you as well (or anyone for that matter). So I have a Razer Lycosa right now and I'm hoping to buy a Ducky Shine TKL if/when it comes out. I play MMO and FPS games, but I also type quite a lot for programming and for my job at my college (also OCN;)). Between MX Brown and MX Red switches, which would you guys recommend for someone like me?

It depends really. For gaming I'd recommend the red switches because they require less force than blacks. However, because of that, some people don't like reds because they're very light.

If typing was your main concern, I'd say go with blues or browns.
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Originally Posted by Kokin;15564860 
Hey Tator, I have a question for you as well (or anyone for that matter). So I have a Razer Lycosa right now and I'm hoping to buy a Ducky Shine TKL if/when it comes out. I play MMO and FPS games, but I also type quite a lot for programming and for my job at my college (also OCN;)). Between MX Brown and MX Red switches, which would you guys recommend for someone like me?

Browns and blues do not feel similar. The tactile point on browns is significantly less than on the blues in addition to being noticeably lighter. My personal favorite Cherry MX switch is red and brown is second. I think brown is the safest bet when it comes to recommending switches to someone who hasn't been able to try it. The tactile point in browns isn't really noticeable during gaming imo cause you tend to smash keys more, it's more noticeable when typing.

Edit: I should add that for me I can type just as good on linear switches as on tactile switches, so my preference toward the lightest switch is different than some.
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Thanks for the fast responses! I'm still torn between the Reds and Browns since I play games for many hours some days and just do pure typing other days. I think I'm leaning more towards Browns now, but I guess I will decide once I try the Reds. +rep!
    
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Browns are a great switch for gaming, so don't let the idea of tactile switches supposedly not being good for gaming sway your decision.
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Thanks for the fast responses! I'm still torn between the Reds and Browns since I play games for many hours some days and just do pure typing other days. I think I'm leaning more towards Browns now, but I guess I will decide once I try the Reds. +rep!

I recommend reds, with dampening pads installed. Reds are almost impossible to not bottom out on, and you will have to have an extremely rare light touch to do so. Also, while gaming the dampening pads just make for a nice soft landing while slamming the keys. I would definitely recommend reds over browns, as browns have a tactility which isn't necessary when you are hitting keys repeatedly. Reds just feel smoother for gaming. Although, some people prefer browns for like RTS games, and MMO's because they have that slight tactility which gives them a little reminder when they have finished the actuation. That is mostly only noticeable though when you push a brown switch down slowly, and so its not as helpful when you are doing FPS games. Overall, I find it annoying while using the WASD or movement cluster. The reds just feel more natural for movement keys. Goodluck!
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I am using browns right now. I cant compare to a red because I have never used one but as compared to a g15, this keyboard is much more precise and quicker to type on. When I game, the tactile feedback is not noticeable for me. It's quite a light effect.
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Since you're the pro around here what type of switches do you recomend if i'm coming from a logitech illuminated keyboard? Mine is getting worn out and i plan on getting a ducky shine when they have white led available. I tried going back to my saitek eclipse II but it was hard to adjust back because i had to press so hard on the keys and i kept making typos. I had the opposite problem when I first got the logitech illuminated cause i used to press really hard and the keys would come off.

I'm just one of the Pro's if I'm honest, I still don't know everything. Though, easily it sounds like Cherry MX-Browns or Cherry MX-Reds would suit your needs.
The force required would be about the same, but the travel distance of the switch will be longer. So that may take a bit of getting used to (Since the Logitech is a low profile keyboard and most mechanicals are more of a full profile keyboard.)

I would also suggest getting dampening pads from Elite Keyboards, as they make bottoming out while gaming very soft and reduce a lot of the stress put on your fingers.
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Hey Tator, I have a question for you as well (or anyone for that matter). So I have a Razer Lycosa right now and I'm hoping to buy a Ducky Shine TKL if/when it comes out. I play MMO and FPS games, but I also type quite a lot for programming and for my job at my college (also OCN;)). Between MX Brown and MX Red switches, which would you guys recommend for someone like me?

I'd recommend getting MX-Browns with dampening pads, as that's the best combinations I've found in low force Cherry MX-Switches.
MX-Red's are too light and don't really give you anything back.
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I'll be on the look out for those Corsair keyboards at my local Fry's to see if I can try out the MX Red switches in person. I personally didn't like the MX Blues from the Razer UBW because of the loud clicky sound, but do MX Browns feel similar compared to the MX Blues?

MX-Browns are less tactile than blues, and require less force than MX-Blues do. Though it's not by much, and honestly, not all that noticeable to me.

With PBT keycaps, they also make a nicer sound, since it's a deeper tone when you bottom out and thus not as sharp and plasticy as the click of an MX-Blue.
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I only got about 5 episodes into Steins;Gate before I had to stop (just no time to watch) but it's in my ToWatch que. smile.gif

It was a really good show from what I saw.
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Definitely going to pick up brown switch version of the shine for myself, unfortunately I haven't found any in stock shipping to Canada when browsing around frown.gif Guess I'll have to wait a little while longer.

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