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I want to get a new keyboard for gaming but I don't know which mechanical keyboard to get. From reading on here it seems like MK black is the best type of switch for gaming so I was looking at the DECK Legend. Its expensive though and I didn't know how good this keyboard is woth the price? If not I was looking the ZOWIE Gear CELERITAS though that uses MX-Blue switches.

Also how much of a difference is there in perferfomance between the MX blue and MX black switches?
     
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No switch is best for gaming, it's personal preference. A lot of people do prefer the linear switches for gaming, but there are also many who game on the tactile switches with no issues. The only way to find out what switch you like best for gaming is to try them all. If you want opinions, I don't like black or blue switches at all, brown and red are by far my favorite switches.

As far as the Deck being worth the money, they are probably the highest quality keyboard you'll ever use. If you ran it over with a truck, the truck would break.
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What is the difference between linear and tactile?
     
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Tactile means you can feel a bump when you press down a key. linear has no bump it is a smooth downward press. A more detailed description can be found here.

MX Blue keyswitches will have a sharp snap feel to them around the actuation point and it will make an audible click noise when pressed to that point.

The MX Black will be almost silent the entire travel until it hits the bottom. It has no snap feel to it and does not make a click noise. The MX Black is also heavier to press.
Edited by magna224 - 12/6/11 at 11:09am
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I saw that thread thats what I've been reading. I don't know what to do. I really won't be typing at all on my computer its pretty much all for gaming. Im torn between the DECK Legend that uses the black switches and the and the Zowie that uses MX brown.
     
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I would go with the deck just for the quality.
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I want to get a new keyboard for gaming but I don't know which mechanical keyboard to get. From reading on here it seems like MK black is the best type of switch for gaming so I was looking at the DECK Legend. Its expensive though and I didn't know how good this keyboard is woth the price? If not I was looking the ZOWIE Gear CELERITAS though that uses MX-Blue switches.
Also how much of a difference is there in perferfomance between the MX blue and MX black switches?

MX Blues generally aren't very suitable for FPS gaming, although they might be better suited to MMORPGs and such. But it all comes down very much to personal preference. I prefer black for gaming and typing and basically all round keyboard work, but there's a chance that you might find them too heavy. The thing you must note about MX blues is that they are tactile and clicky, ie. they are noisy hence potentially disturbing if you have roommates etc, and are not as suited for double presses.

The Deck Legend is a very solid keyboard, but if backlighting is not an absolute requirement for you you could also consider Filco, Leopold or Das boards to just name a few others.
    
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