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Just ordered my first mechanical keyboard

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Amazon suddenly had one of these in stock tonight, so I jumped on it:


$4 for overnight delivery, so it should be here by Saturday. For the past 6 years I've been using a $20 Logitech keyboard that has laptop style keys. So after reading a little more into mechanical keyboards I figured I would give it a shot. Filco seems to get some good reviews. Did I make the right choice (mechanical in general as well as brand/style choice)?
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As far as I know, yes. By that I mean that switch choice is usually up to personal preference.
    
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no, this one is loud.
razer mechanical stealth version is good. it's quiet.
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Originally Posted by danttruong View Post
no, this one is loud.
razer mechanical stealth version is good. it's quiet.
Really? It's the brown switches, which aren't meant to be "clicky". I thought only the blue and black switches were clicky. Obviously I'm expecting this one to be louder than the rubber domed keyboards, but I wasn't expecting like the typewriter type clicking, haha. In any case, noise shouldn't be too much of a problem.
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post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by danttruong View Post
no, this one is loud.
razer mechanical stealth version is good. it's quiet.
you do know they use the same switch right? both use brown switch.


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Originally Posted by Bluecow003 View Post
Really? It's the brown switches, which aren't meant to be "clicky". I thought only the blue and black switches were clicky. Obviously I'm expecting this one to be louder than the rubber domed keyboards, but I wasn't expecting like the typewriter type clicking, haha. In any case, noise shouldn't be too much of a problem.
black switches are not clicky. only noise theyd make is when you bottom out
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black switches are not clicky. only noise theyd make is when you bottom out
Oh yeah, that's right. Couldn't remember off the top of my head.
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post #7 of 8
It should be a good board don't be scared. I have never owned one but they have been worshiped for their quality. As for the switches it depends on your preferences.
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post #8 of 8
filco is a awesome choice
though there were pinging issues with the mj2 boards don't know if it got rectified

switch choice is personal i would say find a way to try them all
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