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Hi,
I need to know which Cherry MX switch is most suitable for me. I am doing about 60% typing work and the rest is gaming.

if you prefer a brand please advise

Thanks
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IMHO still not enough information; do you like quiet or clicky switches? Harder actuation force (>65g) or softer actuation force (<55g)?

Your best bet is to go to a store that stocks mechanical keyboards and see if you can try out some. thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by funfortehfun View Post

IMHO still not enough information; do you like quiet or clicky switches? Harder actuation force (>65g) or softer actuation force (<55g)?
Your best bet is to go to a store that stocks mechanical keyboards and see if you can try out some. thumb.gif

no preference on the click sound and actuation force I really dont know, it will be my first mechanic board......trying in a store is not possible.
post #4 of 24
If you don't mind the click, I would go for blues.

I have them on my Filco MJ2 and they're great. I love the sound, feel and quality they offer!
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post #5 of 24
Look at this guide into determining the right key switches for you. Theres alot of detailed info that helped me get mine ducky shine 2 9008 cherry mx black.

http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide

Hope I have helped.
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This is the review on the keyboard that I have
http://www.overclock.net/t/1332253/review-ducky-dk9008-shine-2
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post #7 of 24
60/40 typing and gaming, in addition to this being your first cherry switch, narrows the choice down to blues/browns.

I'd recommend browns, because they're better for gaming. The actuation and lift up point are at different heights on the blues, which makes double tapping imprecise when compared to other switches (disclaimer, I own a blue filco). Browns are a great middle of the road switch (well, a bit on the lighter side), and they're really a joy to type with. They'll be plenty loud too if you're not used to mechanical keyboards.

If you really want an almost typewriter sound, get blues. Blues are also slightly more fun to type with, but again, they're very loud and not ideal for gaming.
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Many Thanks for all replies

After searching I have found only these models available to me: CM Storm (Reds and Browns) and Gigabyte osmium (Red) ..... what do you think ?
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To the OP, look at the link I supplied about what gaming key switches you should use also review what you are getting to make sure you dont regret getting it and that you have something that will last you years before upgrading..
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Many Thanks for all replies

After searching I have found only these models available to me: CM Storm (Reds and Browns) and Gigabyte osmium (Red) ..... what do you think ?

The CM Storm boards are generally regarded favourably, which specific CM Storm model is it?

I'd recommend the Browns personally, I have them on my Filco MJ2 and they offer a nice balance between tactility and not being as loud as MX Blues.

Here is a chart showing the popularity of switches from a sample of 129 new members to the Mechanical Keyboard Club here on OCN:



Hopefully this helps. smile.gif
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