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What type of switches should I be looking for? I need something that requires less pressure than blues, has a tactile bump and is quite. Are red switches a good option?

Looking around online the K90 looks like a good option. Lots of good reviews.

Browns are what you want. They require less force than blues and they have tactile bumps. Red switches aren't tactile.
post #12 of 22
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Thanks for the info! I have never tried browns or reds before. I have a friend who has a keyboard with red switches, ill see,if i like them today.
post #13 of 22
Reds and Browns are the same weight. Reds are linear and give no feedback till you bottom out. Browns. have a slight bump at the actuation point. The "bump" in browns is less noticeable than it is in blues. If you haven't had the chance take a few and read through this. It's a pretty through guide.
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The way I understand reds, it's like typing a regular keyboard... right?
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What type of switches should I be looking for? I need something that requires less pressure than blues, has a tactile bump and is quite. Are red switches a good option?

Looking around online the K90 looks like a good option. Lots of good reviews.

2nd what TinDaDragon said. If you want a tactile bump and less actuation force than the Blues, your choice is simple = MX Browns. As for "quiet", don't expect a mechanical keyboard to be as quiet as rubber domed switch keyboards. If you think your friend's MX Red switch keyboard is loud, then I suggest you plan on getting some sound dampening "O" rings unless they are pre-installed on the keyboard you buy (ex. G710+). WASD keyboards sells them as well as other places.
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The way I understand reds, it's like typing a regular keyboard... right?

Not sure what you mean by "regular" keyboard. If you mean rubber domed switch keyboard, then that's probably true, but I would say "closest to [of the MX switches]" rather than "like" is a more accurate statement. Regardless of which mechanical switch you buy, a mechanical keyboard will feel noticeably different than a rubber dome switch keyboard - which is the point biggrin.gif.
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post #16 of 22
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Well I tried my friend's keyboard with red switches and I actually really liked it! I usually bottom out keys while playing FPS games anyway so I guess that tactile bump doesn't make that much of a difference.
Typing did have a nice feel, similar to membrane keyboards, but still very different.

I'm still not sure what to get. If I got the Cherry MX Red Route I will get the Corsair K90, CM Storm Trigger, or the CM Storm Quickfire Pro. Most likely the K90 because of all the great reviews I have seen on youtube and also because it looks awesome biggrin.gif

If I go for the Cherry MX Browns I will probably get the Logitech G710+ or maybe one of the CM Storm models if I want to save money.

I will see if I can go to Fry's this week and try out a keyboard with brown switches. Do you guys know of any stores that have keyboards on display that you can try out? I went to best buy and the only mechanical keyboard they had was a Razer Blackwidow with blue switches.

The Razer Blackwidow Ultimate also looks really good, but it's a bit too expensive for me.
post #17 of 22
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Not sure what you mean by "regular" keyboard. If you mean rubber domed switch keyboard, then that's probably true, but I would say "closest to [of the MX switches]" rather than "like" is a more accurate statement. Regardless of which mechanical switch you buy, a mechanical keyboard will feel noticeably different than a rubber dome switch keyboard - which is the point biggrin.gif.

Thanks for the clarifying. I myself am just waiting for Logitech G710+ for a price drop. Once I see it under $100 I'll jump on it asap smile.gif
post #18 of 22
What about the Gigabyte Aivia Osmium? I haven't tried it but it's on my list as I am in the same boat as the OP - in the market for a mechanical keyboard with red or brown switches.. The Gigabyte has red switches and a volume wheel. No other media keys tho but I use the spacebar for play/pause and that's all I need.

The only thing I don't like about the K90 is the added width from the macro keys and they're not even mechanical. If they came out with that keyboard minus the macro keys I'd be all over that. For someone who uses them that's fine but if they put macros on a keyboard I rather it be one row like Logitech's (altho the orange border leaves alot to be desired). 18 macro keys is a bit overkill.
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post #19 of 22
I honestly think the macro keys on Gigabyte Aivia Osmium are misplaced. It's hard to access while gaming.
post #20 of 22
Sine you want to have backlight and multimedia keys you are looking at a lot of "gaming" keyboard options.

Check out what Cooler Master, Razer and Corsair have to offer. But do yourself a favor and also consider Ducky, Filco and Leopold.

When it comes to switches, bassed on your description I would say that you would probably want Cherry MX Brown or Red. Those are both very light, with the browns being just a tad bit heavier and providing some tactile feedback (though way more subtle than the blues), and the reds being superligt and completely linear.
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