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post #11 of 19
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Idk what Fry's is.. I'm from Australia, you know that weird country that acts developed but in reality is so far behind in technology and when it finally gets here it's marked up sooo much haha. I can get the ducky shine from an Australian online store for $149 but I haven't seen a store in Brisbane with any mechanical keyboards except black widow which is blue and a fairly poor example.
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post #12 of 19
no no the Blackwidow's are probably the best budget mechanical keyboards you can get. I myself have got one and it works and has no problems (but i spilled soda on it frown.gif). The stealth versions use browns i think.
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Black widow here is like $110 and it's not illuminated and I want illuminated and black widow ultimate is $150 so it's the same as Ducky tongue.gif
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Oh I see. Where I am, BW's go for $80~ base BW. Ultimate's are $130. Time to move to America tongue.gif
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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.

I actually agree with the bolded section.
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post #16 of 19
Heh, all opinions tongue.gif I like my browns, but I want to try blacks and reds.
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post #17 of 19
I used to raid/pvp in wow pretty aggressively. Personally, I'd say go with the browns if you're deciding between reds and browns. Most of the time if you're queueing spells you're going to be spamming your rotation, and with reds bottoming out the way they do, you'll lose a lot of time until you get really used to the point of activation. Alsoreds are more of a pain to type with (which is as relevant in mmos as it is in anything else). Browns more mimic the way standard keyboards work, with a tactile point of activation, but they are probably slightly louder than reds, if you're touch-typing.

I'd probably even go with blues before reds, personally, as I think linear switches are a large jump from any tactile key (which, never having a mech keyboard before, you're more used to). If you ARE serious about trying reds, I would say try before you buy. Usually a best buy or somewhere similar will have a few keyboards out to test...and getting even just 10-20 seconds with a set of red switches will tell you what you can expect.
 
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Which mechanical keyboards does Best Buy have? I've never seen anything other than the BlackWidow with blues.
     
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corsair vengeance. I think there are one or two others, but I'm having a brain fart.
 
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