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Hey I'm looking at buying at mech keyboard (maybe ducky shine or something) and yeah I don't know much about Cherry switches. I have big hands but I don't want TOO much resistance in the keys. It'll be used for typing, MMORPG gaming and FPS gaming.

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post #2 of 19
I would recommend red or brown. Brown has a tactile bump and red is linear. You could try out blues at a bestbuy but if you are living with your family or have a family, blues would keep your family awake. I recommend you buy a Filco though.thumb.gif
PS: Don't buy ducky 1008, the quality is horrible compared to their 9008 or shining.
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post #3 of 19
Like said above Reds or Browns. Browns arguably feel better for typing because of their tactile feedback, but have a slightly higher peak resistance than reds. Reds being linear have no feedback but are easier to spam keys with due to the lack of the tactile "bump".
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post #4 of 19
Switch type is too much of a personal matter. It's too opinionated, best bet is it try them all and see which ones you like. I personally have red and blue. Browns are a mix of red and blue, which is why I don't like it. And black is just too stiff for me.
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Red or browns. Blues aren't good for gaming, just typing. After using my ducky shine's browns, I can never go back to a blue. Reds may be a little too sensitive for typing. Go to somewhere like fry's and test out the keyboards.
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post #6 of 19
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Red or browns. Blues aren't good for gaming, just typing. After using my ducky shine's browns, I can never go back to a blue. Reds may be a little too sensitive for typing. Go to somewhere like fry's and test out the keyboards.

Thats all just a matter of preference. I personally love blues for gaming ( and know quite a few other people who do as well). The best thing to do would be try and find a store that has some mechs on display or something and feel for yourself. Everyone is going to have different opinions about which are "best".
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Red or browns. Blues aren't good for gaming, just typing. After using my ducky shine's browns, I can never go back to a blue. Reds may be a little too sensitive for typing. Go to somewhere like fry's and test out the keyboards.

browns feel like poop IMO. it doesn't know if it's linear or tactile, and it sucks at being either.

and you can game on blues just fine. i dont know why people keep saying that you can't.
post #8 of 19
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I was actually considering the browns but yeah I am stuck between brown and red. I love that click click sound of the blues but yeah It's not good for at night when the family is asleep etc... like raiding or gaming late and night hahaha xD
But yeah the keyboard I was looking at was Ducky DK9008 Shine is this good? I like back-lit keyboards not for assistance but I just like the look and it goes nice with the rest of my PC tongue.gif haha
Soo the browns are slightly more resistant than the reds? are either of them really loud?
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post #9 of 19
I've used two boards with Cherry Reds in the past few months and I love them both. I will definitely recommend reds for gaming.

And after you get used to the reds, they aren't too bad for typing either.
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post #10 of 19
Well I love my Ducky Shine <3 but my old Blackwidow doesn't feel right from going to browns to blues. Again, this is all opinions, so going to somewhere like Fry's and testing out the keyboards is probably the best way to find which switch you like.

Ducky Shines are one of the best keyboards to have. I just love my Shine to death <3 i'd buy it if i were you.
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