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post #41 of 74
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I've read that the blacks are the best for gaming and that SteelSeries 6Gv2 is the only gaming keyboard that has them, so I guess this tactile thing is not an issue? Which ones are better, tactiles or nontactiles?

It's really just personal preference, the only thing I'd say to avoid is blue switches because the constantly clicking on every key press is obnoxious.
post #42 of 74
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I just got my Steelseries 6GV2 from Newegg 2 nights ago, with this keyboard after only pressing down 2-3 millimeters the keystroke registers even though you haven't push it down more than 1/4 of the way. The first night it was kind of weird getting use to because I came from a Sidewinder keyboard, which isn't a bad keyboard mind you if you play wow and none competitive games. However playing COD, BF3 and CSS I have noticed a huge difference. The thing that took me a little while to get use to was when I type I type fast and sometimes I would hit a key but not push it in all the way and would have to go back and hit the letter in because it didn't register, with this keyboard I would graze the key and think I hadn't punched it in and after already typing 1-2 words and go back and see that it had registered. It took some time to get use to but now that I have I couldn't go back to a regular keyboard, plus the fact that when I play first person shooters I have a split second faster reflex time now that it registers faster than my old keyboard.

Yes, you are exactly like me. exactly. So maybe SS 6Gv2 is ( the best gaming mechanical keyboard (for me) after all.
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It's really just personal preference, the only thing I'd say to avoid is blue switches because the constantly clicking on every key press is obnoxious.

Yes, I dont like the blue ones.

I just need a comprehensive explanation on these tactile and non-tactile keyboards.
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BTW, having said that is best for gaming in general, is it good for FIFA? I know its good for FPS and DotA, but how about FIFA? smile.gif
post #44 of 74
the SS 6Gv2 is a great keyboard, but it isn't the only one with blacks. Blacks are starting to become the most mainstream switch because of marketing. Due to the selection of text you bolded from his post, I don't see how you would like a linear switch what so ever. It's the complete opposite of what you like. They are not catered to fast typing and accurate keystroke recognition.
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post #45 of 74
Cherry MX black and red are the non-clicky ones. I just got a Corsair K90 mechanical, and I like it, but it's not the greatest to type on, however for gaming it's great. It's probably not quite as flat as you'd really want, despite the 18 macro keys ali panel and backlighting..
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post #46 of 74
The difference between a mechanical keyboard or rubber dome is the difference between buying a cheap, Chinese lighter from 7-11 or a Zippo. The Zippo will last, but the cheap 7-11 lighter will get stuck after you light it up a couple times... With some things, it is better to just buy something robust that will last for a long time. Sometimes it is better to go with something of a sturdy construction as opposed to something flashy and illuminated...
post #47 of 74
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the SS 6Gv2 is a great keyboard, but it isn't the only one with blacks. Blacks are starting to become the most mainstream switch because of marketing. Due to the selection of text you bolded from his post, I don't see how you would like a linear switch what so ever. It's the complete opposite of what you like. They are not catered to fast typing and accurate keystroke recognition.

I'd rather go for SteelSeries with blacks than some unknown brand with blacks.

Why is it the opposite? I liked it after I watched like 20 videos/reviews of it and reviews were brilliant. Yes, Im used to flat keys at the moment, but many guys suggested that I need approx. 1-2 weeks to get used to it, and once I am used to it, I will never want to use a different keyboard. Well, that may sound like a cliche, but its a keyboard after all, I gotta give it a chance. Is it completely impossible to type fast on it?

and ffs, WOULD ANYONE explain what is the difference between those linear/tactile switches.. I mean like detailed type of explanation. and How do both compare to the rubberdome
post #48 of 74
Cherry MX Blacks usually require the most force to be pushed down out of the cherry switches, they're arguably the best gaming switch because they are the easiest to spam double tap with. The only feedback you feel from this type of switch is the key hitting the board when you bottom out.

my opinion on them: this is the heaviest cherry switch to press, and I personally love them for gaming, but it was an absolute nightmare to type on at first. I've gotten way faster, but it took time and I still reckon I can always beat my WPM using a cherry blue keyboard instead.

Cherry MX Browns usually require less force than Cherry Blacks and Blues, has feedback when a switch is pressed halfway thus making it much easier to type on than Blacks. They are also good to double tap on with practice, but in a race against Cherry Blacks, it would likely lose more.

my opinion: Browns are what I recommend to mechanical virgins smile.gif, they aren't noisy like Blues, fine for typing and gaming, it's the "I do a little of everything and I do it well" of mechanical switches. Also, many professional SC2 players use keyboards with Browns so it is also perfect for many games while not being fatiguing because they do not require too much force to press.

Cherry MX Reds are one of the lightest cherry switches, they are basically Blacks which require less force, so again great for gaming if you prefer keys which are easy to press, but no feedback apart from bottoming out.

my opinion: Typing is difficult at first - especially since these switches are easier to press down - so easier to make mistakes, but like with Blacks, one can get used to it. I reckon a persons WPM can only go up though if they switched to a Brown or Blue board. If you want a really really light gaming switch though reds can be your friend.

I'll leave out the typewriter-sounding Blues since you don't want a noisy keyboard, though I personally love them, also I won't bother describing Cherry Clears since I believe only 1 company currently uses them in a keyboard unless I am mistaken so they're rare and you don't have much choice in keyboards if you choose that switch (basically heavier Browns). I believe the 3 switch types above are what you should pick from since that gives you a pretty good amount of keyboards to pick from - I'd personally suggest Browns.
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post #49 of 74
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Cherry MX Blacks usually require the most force to be pushed down out of the cherry switches, they're arguably the best gaming switch because they are the easiest to spam double tap with. The only feedback you feel from this type of switch is the key hitting the board when you bottom out.
my opinion on them: this is the heaviest cherry switch to press, and I personally love them for gaming, but it was an absolute nightmare to type on at first. I've gotten way faster, but it took time and I still reckon I can always beat my WPM using a cherry blue keyboard instead.
Cherry MX Browns usually require less force than Cherry Blacks and Blues, has feedback when a switch is pressed halfway thus making it much easier to type on then Blacks. They are also good to double tap on with practice, but in a race against Cherry Blacks, it would likely lose more.
my opinion: Browns are what I recommend to mechanical virgins smile.gif, they aren't noisy like Blues, fine for typing and gaming, it's the "I do a little of everything and I do it well" of mechanical switches. Also, many professional SC2 players use keyboards with Browns so it is also perfect for many games while not being fatiguing because they do not require too much force to press.
Cherry MX Reds are one of the lightest cherry switches, they are basically Blacks which require less force, so again great for gaming if you prefer keys which are easy to press, but no feedback apart from bottoming out.
my opinion: Typing is difficult at first - especially since these switches are easier to press down - so easier to make mistakes, but like with Blacks, one can get used to it. I reckon a persons WPM can only go up though if they switched to a Brown or Blue board. If you want a really really light gaming switch though reds can be your friend.
I'll leave out the typewriter-sounding Blues since you don't want a noisy keyboard, though I personally love them, also I won't bother describing Cherry Clears since I believe only 1 company currently uses them in a keyboard unless I am mistaken so they're rare and you don't have much choice in keyboards if you choose that switch (basically heavier Browns). I believe the 3 switch types above are what you should pick from since that gives you a pretty good amount of keyboards to pick from - I'd personally suggest Browns.

+rep. Thanks buddy. I think I should choose between Blacks(6Gv2) and Browns. However, if that:
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The only feedback you feel from this(black) type of switch is the key hitting the board when you bottom out.
.. is not so crucial for my gaming experience or typing, I guess I will stick to the SS 6Gv2.

Im facing a dilemma. well, kind of.
post #50 of 74
You could always buy an Apple membrane keyboard!

Apple Aluminum Wired Keyboard MB110LL/A

399

BARF
Edited by PDXMark - 3/2/12 at 9:50am
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