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I was reading the WASDkeyboards FAQ and they recommend blacks for FPS's. My use will be half gaming half typing. My first mechanical. I'm a little concerned that the blues will be too loud. Should I just go with browns?
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Blues really aren't THAT loud.

Granted they are loud, but it's very tolerable IMO.

I love my MX Blues.

But in all honesty, it varies from person to person, you really have to find what works best for you and what you think feels best for you.
 
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Ok I see, this will be my first just going by what I have heard (no pun intended)
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Ok I see, this will be my first just going by what I have heard (no pun intended)
The brown switches are suppose to be heavier and will require a little more push.

The blues make a little noise but are very easy to push and highly tactile and works for everything I personally need them to do and it made typing a lot more enjoyable for me as well as playing my games. (FPS, RTS, MMOs, etc..)

Edit - I'm on my first mechanical keyboard, and the blues were just right for me. I have yet to try other switches, but after getting used to my blues, I wouldn't trade them for any other keyboard/switch atm.
 
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Just watched a youtube video and the blues were pretty loud, almost like a squeal to them is that how they are, like high pitched a little?
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post #8 of 42
Except it's very hard to double tap on blues. You'd have to let up totally and bottom out to double tap, much slower and more travel than any other switch.
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I've gamed with blues browns and blacks, and funny enough the only ones I didn't like were the suppose gaming switch, cherry blacks.
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I was reading the WASDkeyboards FAQ and they recommend blacks for FPS's. My use will be half gaming half typing. My first mechanical. I'm a little concerned that the blues will be too loud. Should I just go with browns?
Black switches are the heaviest, then brown and blue. As for the noise, it depends on your typing style. If you pound on the keyboard then you're gonna hear noise from all of them (bottoming out). With the blue, you'll just hear that extra "click" sound it makes.

I game with all of them without any issue but prefer black switches most of the time and I play mainly FPS games.
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