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OK, so as soon as I touched the Corsair K60 (Cherry Red swtiches) in Maplin, I had to order a mechanical keyboard! So I bought the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Cherry Black MX a couple of days ago. Which is good for me because of how compact it is for my desk. I did do some reading and I thought the Black keys would be best for me as I also do a lot of coding also.

I've had a couple of sessions of gaming and I must say I'm not liking the resistance of the Black switches. Does anyone else own one of these? How are you getting on? Will I get used to these switches or should I return and go for a more expensive Cherry Red, the switches I fell in love with in the first place?

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Personal preference is hard to judge. There are a lot of reviews and opinions for all the Cherry switches (youtube, OCN, etc.) . Since you have tried the Cherry switches and now have been able to personally compare blacks vs. reds I think you have made your decision.

I had the same question of Cherry red vs. black for my Felco keyboard purchase. I ended up with the blacks because of this resistance.

I am really happy with the blacks, but that's just me. I think that if you already do not like the blacks then switch up if you can. My 2cents.gif
     
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I don't think you can get used to MX Blacks if you dislike them right from the beginning. They're usually for people who complain about MX Reds being too light. If you want to stay with linear switches but dislike the extra resistance, go with Reds.
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i have a steelseries 6Gv2 w/ MX blacks in it i actually find it very light resistance now but ive worn it in over a year of hard gaming so. its different from brand new ones slightly. im also a bit of a heavy handed person in the first place
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Yeah I think I'm gonna have to go for Reds, I'm not a heavy handed person. Well... Actually, I am when I'm playing CS:GO! I think if I had the Red keys, I would probably be hitting the wrong keys too often because the Reds are so sensitve. Mmmm.. It would be great if you could try out all keys in a store with a game. rolleyes.gif

Scan don't have the Red version of the keyboard in stock at the minute anyway, I'll hold out for a couple of days and see how I get on.

Thanks for your input guys. thumb.gif
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funny, I'm going the exact opposite - have reds now on my CM Storm Trigger and going to blacks (on an Azio Mech5)

some people warn/complain about the resistance, but some counter-argue that the resistance isn't much different than some membrane keyboards

but be sure you don't like it, because reds are sensitive as hell. just a slight graze of the key will register a keystroke, which is really annoying if you're not a 100% accurate typer.
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funny, I'm going the exact opposite - have reds now on my CM Storm Trigger and going to blacks (on an Azio Mech5)

some people warn/complain about the resistance, but some counter-argue that the resistance isn't much different than some membrane keyboards

but be sure you don't like it, because reds are sensitive as hell. just a slight graze of the key will register a keystroke, which is really annoying if you're not a 100% accurate typer.

Yeah, you're right. I think I'll stick to the blacks for now. I'm no touch typist and can be quite clumsy on the keys.
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