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ok so wow, I got the keyboard in and I kind of thought everyone was just being fanboyish when they say that mech keyboards are unmatched. I got my cooler master in this morning and holy balls on a goat is this thing freaking amazing. Can already tell my typing is speeding up and it's just more pleasureful to type on because I dont' ahve to bottom em out using the might hammer of finger +1 scroll.

Still getting used to not typing on a low profile keyboard again but it's recovering pretty quick.
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What board did you get? I must be missing where you said which one your getting, all I can find is that you said coolermaster.
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post #14 of 18
thumb.gif I really like mine, they are nice quality. I know its kinda boring because its like the go to value mechanical, but thats for a reason.
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by Namkab View Post

thumb.gif I really like mine, they are nice quality. I know its kinda boring because its like the go to value mechanical, but thats for a reason.

I don't see anything boring about it. I love the way the letters pop on it personally. The two colors are very vibrant even though it's black and grey. This keyboard looks sexier than the Razer Lycosa that it just replaced.

I think my only REAL complaint about the keyboard so far is the cable. It's an irritating stiff cord. I do like and don't like that it's detachable. If something happens to the cord cool, it's micro USB, I can replace it, but that also means something can happen to the USB port if it comes yanked out on accidnet. It's a 50/50 thing, but I don't see it becoming a problem for me personally.

It has a great feel to it, it's built extremely well, I've heard it has Fillco OEM internals, I dunno if that's true or not, types great and I paid probably about the same that i did that piece of junk Lycosa that I only bought because I was a Razer fanboy at the time.
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by FlashFir View Post

Wow you're picking all the wrong keys. Do you know what the different switches are?

Browns are what you're looking for:

Noise: Green >>> Blue >> Brown ~ Black ~ Red
Gaming: Black/Red - no tactile bump.
Typing: Blue/Browns are common. Browns less noise.

Own a Cherry brown; dasSilent

None of my roommates commented on my cherry browns noise-wise ever since i switched from some rubberdomes.

While certain switches definitely have attributes that favor certain things, there is no "wrong" switch type.
There are people who like typing on blacks and like gaming on reds, or clears, or blues. It is quite literally whatever the user happens to prefer; different strokes for different folks.

What I always recommend people do is research the switch types (mech kb guide, geekhack etc), order a sampler kit from WASD, and (if possible) go to a store to try some out.
From there make an educated guess, but it never hurts to snag a good (used) deal just to try and see either.

Lastly as far as keeping things quiet, short of the "click" in blue switches you can always put dampeners in to negate the "clack" of hitting the PCB if you bottom-out.
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post #17 of 18
Get a switch sampler kit. I thought I was going to prefer browns, but they're too mushy for my taste. You should try out the switches for yourself.
Edited by DoctorWorm - 6/17/13 at 8:20pm
post #18 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post

I don't see anything boring about it. I love the way the letters pop on it personally. The two colors are very vibrant even though it's black and grey. This keyboard looks sexier than the Razer Lycosa that it just replaced.

I think my only REAL complaint about the keyboard so far is the cable. It's an irritating stiff cord. I do like and don't like that it's detachable. If something happens to the cord cool, it's micro USB, I can replace it, but that also means something can happen to the USB port if it comes yanked out on accidnet. It's a 50/50 thing, but I don't see it becoming a problem for me personally.

It has a great feel to it, it's built extremely well, I've heard it has Fillco OEM internals, I dunno if that's true or not, types great and I paid probably about the same that i did that piece of junk Lycosa that I only bought because I was a Razer fanboy at the time.

Nice upgrade i to upgraded from the Razer Lycosa, to a Ducky Shine II Cherry Red a week ago and my typing speed also went up a lot after getting used to switching from the low profile Lycosa keys. After going back to the Lycosa the keys felt way to slow to type on, ditching the Razer Lycosa for the win thumb.gif
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