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For gaming and typing and wanting the clicky feeling of like a type-writer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201042

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201044

Promo code for 20% off Rosewill Keyboards. I mean, they use the same OEM as Filco.

80-87$ for the same 150$ Keyboard. Can't pass that up.

Leaning towards Red after reading more, that they are like Blacks, but better.

For 80$, can't go wrong!

Eh, fudge it. can't wait any longer, if I put the order in now, it may ship today and a miracle may happen and I'll get it Friday! lol.

Red Switches sound like what I want from everything I've read and videos I watched.

Ok, it said UPS 3 Day Delivery, BUT it expects it to take only two days. So I may have it before the week is out! I hope.

I am moving from a 2001 OEM Keyboard from Compaq, I got a box of 5 of them for 50$ back in 2008. Good Keyboards, like them.

384

But figure it's time to move up.
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post #2 of 26
You may want to try blues if that doesn't end up working out for you.

Great tactile feedback and the beautiful music of the clickety clack.

Good luck and enjoy!
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post #3 of 26
Hey,

Be aware that the red switches does not offer what you seem to seek. They are plain linear switches. They offer zero tactile feedback and zero noise. You may find blue switches better for you. I own both a keyboard with reds and blues and the blues made the red switches feel quite dull.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide#post_6009482
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herry MX-Red's are another switch that can be considered a "gaming" switch. It's essentially a lighter version of the MX Black, requiring less force to actuate. Some people do not find this switch that good for typing or gaming because it is so light, but others rave for this fact. Light or Stiff is always a matter of preference. This switch was hard to find; and was reported as EOL, but it is still in limited production with a higher than average MOQ leading to higher cost to board makers. Marketed with high demand, boards with this switch are becoming more common, but are generally more expensive as well.

Saw a video, it was considered the loudest of all the switches. tongue.gif
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http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide#post_6009482
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herry MX-Red's are another switch that can be considered a "gaming" switch. It's essentially a lighter version of the MX Black, requiring less force to actuate. Some people do not find this switch that good for typing or gaming because it is so light, but others rave for this fact. Light or Stiff is always a matter of preference. This switch was hard to find; and was reported as EOL, but it is still in limited production with a higher than average MOQ leading to higher cost to board makers. Marketed with high demand, boards with this switch are becoming more common, but are generally more expensive as well.

Saw a video, it was considered the loudest of all the switches. tongue.gif

MX Red was considered the loudest switch in this video? The only sound it makes is from bottoming out, so if the person giving the demonstration was banging on the keys then it can be loud. Otherwise, it could be anywhere from fairly quiet to near-silent. The sound is entirely a result of how they're typed on.

MX Blue, on the other hand, has an audible click and may also make an additional sound when bottomed. Since it requires more force it's possible the person who shot the video was not bottoming them out as hard.
     
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I'm using Reds and they are too soft for me way way way too soft.

All I do is bottom out and It's annoying.

Go with Blue's or Brown's if you can find them.
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All I do is bottom out and It's annoying.

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keyboard-accessories-2/cherry-mx-rubber-switch-dampeners.html

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I'm a hard typer and also like to spam skills. I've heard about the dampeners, but that Isn't going to change how the switch feels.
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For gaming and typing and wanting the clicky feeling of like a type-writer.

This bit, makes me think you wouldn't like reds then (very light, linear switch - easy to bottom out).

Browns are fairly easy to bottom out too, but they do have a tactical bump; if you touch-type this will be great.
I also find it good for gaming too (you can "ride the wave" when using wasd etc)
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Well, that is the Official guide from OCN, so I was willing to follow it. It says Reds is the best for gaming & typing.
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