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your 103ub uses the variable weighting, if you like it stick with it. your esc key is a 55g weighted key so you can get an idea of what 55g force feels like. the silent model incudes dampeners to make the board even more quiet.
In theory, for gaming, since more pressure is better apparently (though I'm still not sure WHY if someone could explain that), wouldn't getting the tenkeyless 55g all around make more sense?
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In theory, for gaming, since more pressure is better apparently (though I'm still not sure WHY if someone could explain that), wouldn't getting the tenkeyless 55g all around make more sense?
When you get into a tight spot, don't you go bashing keys? Stiffer keys reduce the chance of pressing another key by accident, IMHO.

Unless you're like me and have learned to not move your hand at all no matter what, and like to have it resting, i do not recommend a soft switch
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When you get into a tight spot, don't you go bashing keys? Stiffer keys reduce the chance of pressing another key by accident, IMHO.

Unless you're like me and have learned to not move your hand at all no matter what, and like to have it resting, i do not recommend a soft switch
Haha it's funny you say that. It's very rare I end up bashing any other keys, even on my weight sensitive 103UB. Matter of fact, I can't recall.

However, I do rest my finger occasionally on one key which SUCKS! Haha. Every time I'm playing APB, I leave my finger on the left arrow key. I always end up crashing.

I'm pretty good with the keyboard. I have small hands and I'm up in the 120+ range for WPM so I have decent accuracy.

So that's the only reason for the 55g vs. weighted?
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Haha it's funny you say that. It's very rare I end up bashing any other keys, even on my weight sensitive 103UB. Matter of fact, I can't recall.

However, I do rest my finger occasionally on one key which SUCKS! Haha. Every time I'm playing APB, I leave my finger on the left arrow key. I always end up crashing.

I'm pretty good with the keyboard. I have small hands and I'm up in the 120+ range for WPM so I have decent accuracy.

So that's the only reason for the 55g vs. weighted?
I tend to rest my fingers on the Q and E keys if i'm just moving forward, so sometimes i peek to the left/right when i do not want to (and then die)

Also, i'd get the 55g all around. Easier and quicker to get use to same pressure on every key than getting used to different keys.

Also, with your budget, you can try any board you'd like. I was a bit limited and could only afford an used board, but i'm in love with MX blues (softer than domes, but still "hard" enough for gaming). I've got some experience as well with bucking springs (model M from my uncle's PC) and even tho they do feel better than domes, i dislike their hardness, and they could wake you up with the noise. But a good switch nonetheless.

Also, maybe i'm in idiot mode (i'm at work, most probable reason, lol), but i didn't get how did you damaged your board
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Its preference man. Do you like how your variable feels? Try hitting your esc key rapidly with your pinky, now try it on your a key. How does it feel in contrast? You already have a variable, want to try something new? Also keep in mind the Topre allows its switch to have a +/- 15g tollerence.
    
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The idea behind the variable weighting is that while typing, you would tend to hit the keys on the outer edges, like A, with your pinkie. Having them lighter theoretically makes typing a bit better.

I don't really believe in the variable weighting, I don't think it helps much. It seems like it would be a little weird when you use WASD, and all the keys don't take the same amount of pressure to press.
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post #17 of 17
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I love my Topre. I would never trade it in.

Topre makes the best keyboards in the world. ^_^

But yeah using WSAD and resting my fingers on A constantly is getting annoying.
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