Omrons are so much better that other switches are not worthy of consideration. The 7n's are mostly the same. The 01f's are different and arguably better. The japanese-made/sorted/whatever 01F's have less actuation force and feel better to me for RTS. I cannot go back to 7n's because of it. 7n's require more actuating force but also snap back a little quicker it seems (at least to me).
Most people are happy with 7n's. I have wimpy fingers and go for the softest tactile click which is the 01F's.
Originally Posted by TylerCiggy
Changing the microswitch is a kind of maintenance that is mostly equal to buy a new one, but way long cheaper.
Unfortunatly I haven't found other places where people talk about what is the best microswitch, I open this account just to join me in the search of the best microswitch.
Its obvious that if I got the "best" microswitch (Omron D2FC-F-7N(10M)) and that with my gaming style it wont hold up to 2 years, I have to give it maintenance one way or another. The problem is that the shell of my microswitch probably wont endure two more fixes.
One of the problem is that I can not get OMRON microswitches in my country, I have to import them... and thats part of the reason I want a better microswitch for me (one that withstand a heavy load).
The main cost is the S&H. The switches themselves individually are pretty cheap. If you're going to replace switches, buy a bunch extra just in case. I have a ton of 01F's sitting around. I put them in my Death Adder Black Edition and Zowie Evo EC2. I would've put them in my CM Storm Spawn but the switches seemed to be soldered on. Wear and tear doesn't only happen with the switch. The shell of the mouse may get warped or the contact between the buttons and the switches may become damaged.
5-10 million clicks is a lot of clicks. You shouldn't have to change switches, if at all, more than once every two years.Edited by Diogenes5 - 3/4/13 at 12:04pm