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Hello,

I am trying to figure out what keyboard I would like for my gaming setup.

Deff want a mechanical but have a hard time to decide.

From what ive read filco is one of the best on these keyboards?

Also I have seen I should decide between the brown / red / black keys?

Can anyone give me some advice what to go for?

Greetz
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I have used all of the daskeyboards. I think the best one by far for gaming is blue as the click is the most tactile. The brown seem the best for typing though as you don't need that as tactile feel and its more gentile when pressing down. Blue, you need that for the quick strikes of the keys. I hope this made some kind of sense! tongue.gif
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I know it might seem a little sketchy, but this keyboard with MX Cherry Red switches is the keyboard I'm currently using now, and I love it for RPGs (WoW, along with my Logitech G600) because the F row of keys is so close, so I can make more key combos with more keys. http://www.vendio.com/stores/E-sports-Gaming-equipments/item/shop-mechanical-keyboard-by-sw/key-cool-84-gaming-cherry-mx-s/lid=31782478

Also, paired with MacroGamer (http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/45332-macrogamer/) It makes for extreme usability in FPS (BF3/CS:GO, switching weapons, throwing C4/kits, etc.)

I also use KeyTweak (http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/) to remap my tab to ALT, caps lock to CTRL, the little "~" to tab, F4 to ~, etc.

...I guess I made this more about software, but I love the keyboard, no signs of any wear after having for three months so far, I can't say I've heard the same about Noppoo Choc Mini keyboards (which are pretty much the same). One thing is that there's no separate number pad, but if you press the num lock button, the "7" through "0", "U" through "P", "J" through ";" and "M" through "/" keys turn into all the buttons on a number pad.
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Google the keys and Liston for the sounds you want i like reds (1st mechanical keyboard sence old packerbell), i got the ducky YOTD and i love it . Just with leds where white or red not this magenta but its ezer on eyes @ night . so i got to say great find smile.gif

also can got on wasdkeyboard and get a set that has all the different key sets and a few different washers and a few keys so u can hear them before you buy
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I have used all of the daskeyboards. I think the best one by far for gaming is blue as the click is the most tactile. The brown seem the best for typing though as you don't need that as tactile feel and its more gentile when pressing down. Blue, you need that for the quick strikes of the keys. I hope this made some kind of sense! tongue.gif

Hmm all the reading I hve done and your saying blue is the best? From all articles ive read blue wasnt used that much for gaming/good?
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Hmm all the reading I hve done and your saying blue is the best? From all articles ive read blue wasnt used that much for gaming/good?

Blues work for gaming, I have them on my blackwidow ultimate, they are louder though and have a very clicky response. A lot of reviews/articles will say blues are best used for typing and reds will be better suited for gaming since they take a lesser amount of force to actuate the key press (meaning you can spam key presses with less amount of force and travel time for the key) and do not have a tactile response. I have also heard that the red switches take some getting used to for typing and people have had lots of typos when they first switch to them. Either one will work for gaming, it is really just personal preference. If you don't want the clicky feeling of the blues then you can get blacks, they are essentially blue switches without the clicky response. Check out the link from daskeyboard. Nice breakdown of the switch types.

http://www.daskeyboard.com/blog/?page_id=1458

Edit: The switch breakdown is a little over halfway down the page.
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Hmm all the reading I hve done and your saying blue is the best? From all articles ive read blue wasnt used that much for gaming/good?

No amount of reading can tell you what switch will be best for a particular purpose for you. Some people prefer buckling springs for gaming; others prefer MX Black switches for typing. The idea that different switch types correspond to different purposes is only true insofar as there are some very general trends with many exceptions; it's probably better for you to disregard the idea of finding a switch based on what you will use the keyboard for, and instead think about what kind of characteristics you like (heavy or light? smooth or tactile? noisy or quiet?).
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I'm really eyeing a Ducky Shine 2 with MX Brown and white LEDs myself. drool.gif ...But I'm trying to figure out if it really worth $150 over the 90 dollars or so that a Coolermaster Quickfire Pro or Rosewill would cost thinking.gif
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No amount of reading can tell you what switch will be best for a particular purpose for you. Some people prefer buckling springs for gaming; others prefer MX Black switches for typing. The idea that different switch types correspond to different purposes is only true insofar as there are some very general trends with many exceptions; it's probably better for you to disregard the idea of finding a switch based on what you will use the keyboard for, and instead think about what kind of characteristics you like (heavy or light? smooth or tactile? noisy or quiet?).

qft smile.gif I actually prefer to use my old razer arctosa for gaming than my shine 2 brown switch lolol ......
and red just does not feel any special to me and blue is too noisy for my liking.....
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Might be a stupid question but what gets closes to the feel of an not mech keyboard for example an logitech illuminated I use now?
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