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Ok Brown switches it will be, and tenkeyless would make sense, I never use the number pad.
Now just to decide on whether LED backlight is worth it and if I should go with Filco or Ducky.
Thanks everyone!
@Roman5 - I've tried a mechanical board before, I believe it was the Steelseries 6GV2, but I can't remember what switches it had and there wasn't a selection of others to try for comparison.

Steelseries 6GV2 has black switches, so now you know you tried those! smile.gif
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post #12 of 25
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Ah ok thanks, although I tried it over a year ago so I can't remember how heavy they were. tongue.gif

Thanks for the help!
post #13 of 25
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I think I'm going to go for a Filco Majestouch-2 Tenkeyless, the Ducky's seem awkward to get a hold of and backlighting isn't much of an issue for me.

Does anyone know if the custom keycaps from WASDKeyboards will work on a Filco board? I know the MX switches are universal but I want to make sure. smile.gif
post #14 of 25
Yes they are compatible thumb.gif
post #15 of 25
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Thanks!

Now just to get thinking of the best colours. thumb.gif
post #16 of 25
I own a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, and although I've heard bad things about the brand as well, it's fine. It's an okay keyboard (Backlighting was important as were the macro keys), but it was a good fit for me. I'd recommend Blues strongly though. I absolutely love the tactility and they are a joy to type on even for a poor typist like myself. I play a Heroes of Newerth about four hours a day, plus the odd game of Tribes or CS, and I love my blues a lot more than my roommates' Ducky with Blacks (we traded for a week).

Give Blues more thought than you have already, I think they deserve more recognition than they get as gaming keyboards.
post #17 of 25
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Thanks!
Now just to get thinking of the best colours. thumb.gif

White and black keys in checkered pattern ofcourse thumb.gif
post #18 of 25
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I feel that the Blues would irritate me after a while because of the loud click, especially playing for several hours on CoD or Minecraft.

As for a chequered pattern, having non-matching keys (e.g. the font) would annoy me, so I'd have to buy two sets of each colour to have a
good chequered pattern.
post #19 of 25
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@Roman5 - I've tried a mechanical board before, I believe it was the Steelseries 6GV2, but I can't remember what switches it had and there wasn't a selection of others to try for comparison.
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I feel that the Blues would irritate me after a while because of the loud click, especially playing for several hours on CoD or Minecraft.

If you haven't tried blues though, a BW in pc world, (assuming your local store has one like my local store), is a chance to try them out. You might like them (not the BW necessarily but the cherry blue switches). They didn't sound loud to me but then it was quite noisy in the shop.
    
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post #20 of 25
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Do you reckon Green or Blue custom keycaps would go best with a black board? I can't decide between the two. Opinions are appreciated!
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