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Used for gaming, mostly typing but gaming is still important to me (all types of games, RTS, FPS, RPG).

I really need more help on the switches, I type a lot, its what's I do most which is why I want to get blues, however I heard Blues are horrible for gaming (and I'm not sure I understand why). Is it because you have to release the keyes to hit them more then once, like if I want to double tap W I can't just spam it, correct? From another forum...
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Im not really big on Blues for gaming. Ive got a Razer Black Widow Ultimate and while I havent really had a big problem with it, I find the point of actuation to be a little bit too high. Like I said, it hasnt been a big problem but it is if I have to tap the same button several time. Like in Dead Space 2, there are a couple scenes where something jumps out and grabs you and you have to hit the E key several times really fast to get them off, and I notice that if I go too fast, Im not letting it release high enough to register another click. Again, not a deal breaker or anything but could be a pain in the balls depending on what type of games you play.

I think Browns would be better for gaming.

It's not a high actuation point, it's that they have a drastically different spot at which they actuate than that which they release at. So you get what you found out, that you can't easily quickly tap the same key over and over. You've got to move enough for that internal part that gives it the wonderful clicky feel and sound to change states.
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post #2 of 27
If you game on blues like you do with a rubber membrane keyboard, you should not have much issue. The whole blues is bad for gaming mantra are for people who have developed pressing keys a certain way with linear mechanical switches. They press the keys prematurely on the rebound after pressing down on the keys. I would conjecture that most people will not experience this issue.
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I think it's just a way to show off epeen by shouting HYSTERESIS HYSTERIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.overclock.net/t/835359/do-you-have-trouble-gaming-on-mx-blues

The OCN Mechanical keyboard guide doesn't help that myth.
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Why not just go with browns? From what I have read they are the best compromise between linear switches and tactile (blue) ones. Plus they don't click like the blue ones do.
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Why not just go with browns? From what I have read they are the best compromise between linear switches and tactile (blue) ones. Plus they don't click like the blue ones do.

Because I like the click. tongue.gif

I was thinking about breaking my budget and getting a good blue switch keyboard, and if I wasn't happy with it getting a K90 for gaming. But I'm not sure yet... I watched some videos and Browns and they havn't impressed me they don't really have as much feedback (it seems like I've never used one) as I'd be happy with.

I do notice when I game and when I double tap a button I tend to hold the button really close to the membrane, not sure if it is a habit that is breakable easily, or something that doesn't really matter, but it seems to be the general theory that it does matter.
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I see. Well then you have no other choice but to buy two keyboards tongue.gif Or buy a blue one and some red switches and mod the gaming keys tongue.gif
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That is not a bad idea at all, what is a good Blue that fits my criteria?
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Well if you really need backlighting I can think of Razer and Ducky right now. Tho razer has had some quality problems, at least so I have read. Do you want full size or tenkeyless? If backlighting is not that important to you then you have a lot more manufacturers to choose from. Right now I can think of Rosewill, DAS keyboards or again Ducky. There are of course a lot more if you research a little thumb.gif
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Yeah I did a lot of research and found al ot of keyboards, but everything led me to Razer, which has quality problems. =/
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Yep, there really isn't much choice when it comes to backlight blue switch boards. confusedsmiley.png
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