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As the title implies, I'm looking to purchase a mechanical keyboard. I'm currently use the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 (listed here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191 ) What keyboard should I look into getting? I'm a heavy gamer and a heavy typer but I don't play FPS's. I've been eyeing the Corsair K70 @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823816010 which has a nice $5 discount going atm. I've been reading all over the place that people are saying buying a mechanical keyboard was well worth their money so I thought I would finally get one. Also, given the previous, are the red switches best suited for me? I play MMOs, Dota 2, Various single player games, and do a lot of school work / typing. Budget is around $130 max.

Thank you for the help!
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A key switch sampler is a good way to decide what switch you want before buying your first mechanical keyboard. Sampler. You might be able to find something similar to that for cheaper. You should list some features your looking for some people can give you keyboard suggestions for keyboards that you would like. Such as LEDs, 104 key layout or tenkeyless, and color.
Edited by Namkab - 7/6/13 at 8:48pm
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I have the k70 with red switches, and I came from blue switches. honestly it depends on if you want the sound or not. these red switches are quiet, but there is something about the blues that make it "fun" to use. the samplers is a good idea. I used the blues for a year, until the keyboard back lights broke. I LOVED the blues alot, but my friends hated them.


Im still getting used to the red switches, they are nice, but im not used to them yet. they are easier to not bottom out. for some reason when typing on the blue keyboard I loved to bottom it out.
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If you want something cheap, get a CM quickfire rapid. It's about everything you would want in a non-backlit tenkeyless board.

Figure out which keyswitch you want before buying a board. MX red switches are definitely not for everyone.
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I love my Ducky keyboard with brown switches. It has a good level of resistance, and feels super solid.
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I love my Ducky keyboard with brown switches. It has a good level of resistance, and feels super solid.
I'm happy with my Ducky Shine 2 DK9008 Cherry MX Brown, green leds and pink keycaps (nordic layout). A great keyboard. I have also a white Ducky Shine 2 Cherry MX Brown with white leds with black keycaps (nordic layout) and my first mechanical keyboard was a pink Zowie Celeritas Pro Cherry MX Brown with white keycaps.
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