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So the keyboard I've been using for the past year is reaching the end of it's lifespan, at least in my perspective, and I wanted to make the switch to a mechanical keyboard. I'm a "hardcore" gamer, but a student as well, which means a lot of typing. I was thinking cherry mx browns a la 6GV2 or cherry mx blues a la Das Ultimate. What do you guys think?
    
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They are pretty much opposites one is heavy and non-tactile being one of the quieter switches and one is light and tactile and a loud one. Both are good in my opinion you cant go wrong but if you have weak fingers the black switches aren't for you.
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post #3 of 11
Blues are a safe bet because their actuation weight and feel are enjoyable.

Here is one poll for general consensus:
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?11952-What-Is-Your-Favorite-Switch-Anonymous-Poll-Round-2.
post #4 of 11
6gv2 uses blacks. I have mx blacks and would not recommend for heaps of typing. I use a rubber dome at work and would rate it higher than mx blacks for typing. That being said for gaming the blacks are orgasmic.

From what I have read it sounds like mx browns would be perfect for you.
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So the keyboard I've been using for the past year is reaching the end of it's lifespan, at least in my perspective, and I wanted to make the switch to a mechanical keyboard. I'm a "hardcore" gamer, but a student as well, which means a lot of typing. I was thinking cherry mx browns a la 6GV2 or cherry mx blues a la Das Ultimate. What do you guys think?
What type of gaming do you do? It's largely preference but people prefer blacks for fps, blues for rts, and browns as an in between. I have 2 Filco's, one with browns and one with blues. Love the blues for typing and they work well with an fps as well.
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What type of gaming do you do? It's largely preference but people prefer blacks for fps, blues for rts, and browns as an in between. I have 2 Filco's, one with browns and one with blues. Love the blues for typing and they work well with an fps as well.
Mostly FPS, but a little bit of everything.

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6gv2 uses blacks. I have mx blacks and would not recommend for heaps of typing. I use a rubber dome at work and would rate it higher than mx blacks for typing. That being said for gaming the blacks are orgasmic.

From what I have read it sounds like mx browns would be perfect for you.
I could've sworn they were browns. huh.
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I would recommend the Corsair Vengeance K60 . It's a brand new product, looks amazing, and come on, it's Corsair.

I'm getting one for my new sig rig.

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post #8 of 11
Well just to go against common opinion, I have a g6v2 and I have no problem typing college papers with the blacks, but I think I am in a minority.
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I'm with you morgofborg I don't mind using MX Black switches to type which a lot of people seem to hate.
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I would recommend the Corsair Vengeance K60 . It's a brand new product, looks amazing, and come on, it's Corsair.

I'm getting one for my new sig rig.

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Oh man that does look great, and well within my price range.
    
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