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These two

http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-6Gv2-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B008OQTGBQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364356265&sr=8-1&keywords=mechanical+keyboard+red

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129003

I've tried my brother's cherry blue, and did some of my own reading, and looking at my usage, I believe Cherry red is the best bet for me.
I don't really want to spend over $100 on a keyboard though, so the 150+ one is not in my budget.
So these two are the one that I am currently looking at.
I am mainly a gamer with some typing require for school work, games I play are mainly Action game and FPS.
So are these two, which one is better, or is there a better one?
I've used logitech mouse and is currently using a Steel Serie Sensei Raw mouse, it's much lighter then my previous mouse of Logitech G500 and MX revolution, but just as comfortable.
post #2 of 9
I personally do not like the MX Reds; they just don't feel right, as if they're not MC switches. If you are really interested in them, however, I would recommend the Rosewill 9000 w/ MX Reds, the QFR you chose w/ Reds, or the QFR TKL (tenkeyless) w/ MX Reds. A lot of people like the Quickfire, and I have tried my friend's with MX Blues, and it is pretty good. I am currently using the MX Blue version of the Rosewill, and it is great, especially for the money - practically a re-branded Filco Majestouch. The SteelSeries keyboard would be a great choice, based on what I have read, but I have not personally used one, and will not vouch for it without personal experience.
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While I had the SS 7g blacks Which i loved! I know have a Maxkeyboard brown which I am learning to love as well.

You really need to go to a store that has a few display models so you can try different switches out at least black's are "best" for fps's btw.
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post #4 of 9
I would really suggest looking at brands like Filco, Ducky, and Deck. They are less well-known but leaders of the mechanical field. If you can shell out the extra 20 bucks for a keyboard around 120$ you're getting great build quality.

Otherwise, definitely go for the CM tenkeyless keyboards; they're built well and are great keyboards for their price.

tl;dr budget = CM, no budget = filco/deck/ducky
post #5 of 9
don't forget wasd!

at the very least, i would recommend you get this sampler pack before you buy those reds: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/sampler-kit-1.html

comes with all the switches, some caps and o-ring dampeners. that way you can feel the different switch types before you buy.
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Originally Posted by wampastompa View Post

don't forget wasd!

at the very least, i would recommend you get this sampler pack before you buy those reds: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/sampler-kit-1.html

comes with all the switches, some caps and o-ring dampeners. that way you can feel the different switch types before you buy.

Haha, totally forgot about WASD's sampler pack. Definitely grab that to see which switch you like best, don't be like me and buy a whole ton of keyboards before settling on a key type.
post #7 of 9
Honestly, a lot of people make it seem like a high pressure situation if you are blindly buying a key switch you never used.

I bought mx blues without ever trying them, and I love them dearly.

Being that you are a gamer, reds will be a perfect fit. Even if they feel weird at first, they will grow on you until you develop severe arthritis from typing and can't move your fingers. wink.gif
post #8 of 9
I have the steelseries g6v2 with reds. great feel and very smooth. I also have a Razer blk widow.. great board too but loud!
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Reds are pretty nice. Personally I think Browns are a bit nicer, but not worth the premium on some of the boards available.
I have a Filco tenkeyless with Browns that is fantastic. I just got a Rosewill 9000 with reds that is also amazing. Had I not been used to Browns the reds would be perfect but they are slightly more fatiguing than the Browns due to the linear nature. They are quieter though.
The Rosewill is a very nice board. Quality construction that can't be beat for $65 imo

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