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Hello all I like most others have been using rubber dome my whole life but would like too enter the world of mechanical keyboards. So far after a little research I have decided to go with either the Thermaltake mecha G1 or the Das standard model S. I would like A deck board with the back-light but the price is kind of steep and I have no idea where to pick one up. Anyways I need advice I have never used a mechanical keyboard before so have no experience with any kind of switch. I do allot of gaming and at times allot of typing. Also if anyone has more info on the Deck board regarding price availability please feel free to let me know. Thanks
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Here's the guide:
http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/4...ard-guide.html
I find my brown switches to be great for everything but it's all just personal preference.
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I may get a deck myself.They have the ice version linear black switches on their site available right now $159 plus shipping.Switch type is all personal preference so you will get different suggestions from a lot of people.Deck only sales black and clear switches and the clears are out of stock I believe.

Did you check out the guide it may help you.

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

Typically people say the blacks are best for gaming because it is easier to double tap.Also people say the blues are best for typing.But that doesn't mean this advice will work for you.

I don't have anywhere to check them out in person so its been hard for me to decide.The thing about deck is they have a 30 day money back guarantee.If you type a lot then the deck might not be for you because of the flat layout of the keys.
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Been over that guide before now im even more overwhelmed need help making a decision here anyone...
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Been over that guide before now im even more overwhelmed need help making a decision here anyone...
I'm with you man, in the same boat. Have a look at WASD as well.
http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.p...-keyboard.html

Semi custom for $120, you get to pick multiple things like, switch type, colored w,a,s,d and esc keys, color of base keys, type of laser etching. I think I am going with one of these but trying to decide between browns and blues.
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I have no idea which switch to use??? just like you... I am leaning more towards the DAS but am just not sure the WASD keyboard would be great if I already knew which switches to go with man this is hard don't want to make a bad decision.
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I have no idea which switch to use??? just like you... I am leaning more towards the DAS but am just not sure the WASD keyboard would be great if I already knew which switches to go with man this is hard don't want to make a bad decision.
DAS boards are great if you can get a student discount for them (15% off plus free shipping). They only offer blue and brown switches though. In my opinion, would go with WASD though. They've received very good reviews at Geekhack (mechanical keyboard lovers forum) and only $120 for great customization. One nice thing about DAS is they are very easy with returns so if you don't like the switches you picked you can return it for the other one.

In terms of picking your switch, it really really boils down to preference. Brown switches are the SAFEST first switch and I think you will be very happy with them. If you plan to do more typing and less gaming (and don't mind very loud noises while typing) go with the blue switch. Red, black, and clear switches tailor towards people with more experience with mechanical keyboards so I would veer away from them for now.

I say go with a WASD with brown switches.
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post #8 of 15
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Alright looks like I'll go with the WASD over the DAS but the DAS has brown switches already... the professional S how are browns for gaming though/ typing?
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Compared to blues and blacks!
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Blacks are mainly for gaming, so don't get it unless you plan to do pure gaming
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