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So Saturday(yesterday) I got the steelseries 6gv2 in the mail. Built study keyboard but after 30 minutes my wrist started to kill me. I can't deal with holding down the W key for so long when playing fps games. I want to love this keyboard but don't want carpal tunnel at 23. So sadly I'll be returning it tomorrow.

My question is... Would blues or brown mx cherry switches be easier to press and have less strain on my wrist?

I'm really looking at the ocn ducky keyboards and would love one. But only if a blue or brown switch won't destroy my hands.

Input greatly appreciated

I love lurking on these forums everyone seems so helpful and friendly so all help is appreciated!
post #2 of 14
I don't have a mechanical keyboard myself, but I've been looking to get one soon and came across a good thread here not too long ago. You may or may not have seen it already, but I'll link it here anyways. It has a lot of info and diagrams/animations of the different switch types and the amount of force required to actuate each switch. Maybe it can help you decide.

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/4...ard-guide.html

Hope your next keyboard doesn't kill your wrist!
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post #4 of 14
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Yea I've stared at that many times lol. Just was hoping for some Help with how the blues and browns feel compared to black. Because with black switches holding down the W killed hand. I want to know which is easier on the wrist. Blue or brown
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by SocksWthSandals View Post
I can't deal with holding down the W key for so long when playing fps games.
You'll want Cherry MX Red switches. They're the lightest. Be prepared to pay though, they're not produced as much as the other switches so boards that use them generally cost a bit more.
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I can't compare with other switches, but I can tell you that I can play a game like WoW or BC2 for 5 hours straight on a keyboard with Blues and have no issues at all. Hope that helps.
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post #7 of 14
The Steelseries uses Black Cherry switches, which are one of the most tiring keyswitches around (even moreso than some switches with higher force ratings like the Buckling Springs or Alps). Just about anything else will be an improvement in terms of not causing pain...
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post #8 of 14
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I don't think they have a ocn ducky red do they? I don't really want to import one from another country and pay out the you know what!

@hwi that's what I think I'm leaning towards. Though I read the browns are more balanced between gaming/typing. I've never tried a brown but have tried blues and don't mind them. Is there that big of difference between the two other than the annoying sound?

I don't mind the blue sound at all

@ch 123 yea idk why they are the best for gaming if they are so tiring!
post #9 of 14

Honestly, you should use the keyboard for a bit longer. You might get used to it. I did.

They aren't bad for typing either.

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post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by SocksWthSandals View Post
I don't think they have a ocn ducky red do they? I don't really want to import one from another country and pay out the you know what!
Just buy a cheap/used brown or blue board and use their springs to mod your steelseries to getto black (the same as red).

You will get a completely different typing experience w/o spending a lot of money
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