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So whats everyones opinion on blues for FPS's? Would browns be better? Or are blues fine?
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post #12 of 42
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Originally Posted by Backfat View Post
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.
I've never had that problem. I don't have to let them all the way up, just a little bit..

I don't know, that's the main problem, everyone has their own opinions and experiences

And the blues CAN be a bit noisy, but I've gotten used to the sound and the only time it's annoying is when they bottom out. Which you will do a lot until you get used to them. (Once again, in my experience.. )

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So whats everyones opinion on blues for FPS's? Would browns be better? Or are blues fine?
I love my Blues for FPS.
 
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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.
A bit of an exaggeration. I'd say you have .75mm of "dead" zone.


Pros I'm sure could compensate no problem with a bit of practice.
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Actually blues need more force to actuate than browns but the difference is quite small, although noticeable when going from one to the other.

Both are fine for gaming, I was a little concerned when getting browns, but after getting it I can assure you its going to be better than any keyboard you have used that isn't mechanical for both typing as well as gaming.

I would personally get browns or blues though if you are typing on it, the click on blues is slightly annoying for me and I prefer the lighter touch of the browns but if you read up about it and make a decision I'm sure you will be very happy

edit- seems there's been a handful of replies while I was typing so I've repeated some of what's already been said, sorry!
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So whats everyones opinion on blues for FPS's? Would browns be better? Or are blues fine?
Blues are fine for FPS, had my BlackWidow for about 6 months now. I'm a fairly experienced player in terms of FPS games and havn't had any trouble adjusting from rubber dome to blues.

Blacks would be my second choice.
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A bit of an exaggeration. I'd say you have .75mm of "dead" zone.


Pros I'm sure could compensate no problem with a bit of practice.
Perhaps I shouldn't have said "very hard", instead "more difficult than other switches."
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Another vote for blues. They're fine, and tho they do take a bit of practice to double tap, you get used to them. No issues on Doom series, Quake series, Battlefield, Call of Duty...

Browns are lighter than blues though. I didn't liked how easy was to press a wrong key. Also, blues are not as loud as you might think, but at night or with all noises out in a closed room, they tend to be a bit annoying for people around you . What i did was get these landing pads, and you get rid of the annoying clack (bottoming noise) and leave you with the sweet click (activation noise), eliminating like 3/4 of the noise of the board.

Blacks do also sound nice, tho i do not have experience with them. They're stiffer than blues, but they're easier to double tap.
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My pc is in my living room (small apartment) that is why I am concerned with the noise from the blues.
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My pc is in my living room (small apartment) that is why I am concerned with the noise from the blues.
Then blacks might be more for you, bit stiffer than blues, easier to double tap, and not clicky. Browns are way too soft, and reds are supposed to be even softer than browns, that's a no-no on my book.

I actually bought my board without trying mechanical switches long-term (only once in a blue moon on my uncle's IBM model M, the stiffest and loudest board i've felt and heard, and a friend who got a Razer Blackwidow with browns) and so far i've been pleased wit my blues. They aren't as noisy tho, but yea, all switches do give out noise if you do not eliminate the bottoming clack.
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Oh geez, from the title I thought you were asking if it was socially acceptable to be listening to blues music while playing FPSes.
    
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