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Das vs Ducky vs CM vs SS vs Razer Blackwidow vs Filco vs Leopold

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I just ordered the Ducky Zero with red MX switches, but I wanted to see which keyboard is best for gaming, typing, etc. This is switch-wise as well.

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blues are best for typing, or browns if you dont like the noise. gaming, you should try both black and red and see which one you like better. personally i fat finger stuff often and hit keys i dont mean to, so black works best for me.
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Originally Posted by navynuke499 View Post

blues are best for typing, or browns if you dont like the noise
That's debatable for sure. I prefer to type on linear switches.
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switches is all preference. cant say which is better since it would probably depends on % of application and how heavy handed one is. I already gave the switch test to people who never owned a mech keyboard. My military friend said he likes blues, my other friend says he likes reds.
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Well i have the 2013 edition of the backlit BlackWidow with the Mx Blues, i gotta say, i love the backlighting on this thing, it has close to 15 levels of lighting, and they also do the thing with the painted paper behind the keys to make the lighting look more striking. About typing/gaming, these are Mx Blues for ya, loud and clicky. I like it a lot. Just a bit expensive.

About the switches this is how i see it. Blacks/reds: Best for gaming, good for typing. Browns/Blues: Best for typing, good for gaming.

Personally i don't mind gaming with the Blues at all.
Edited by Clukos - 7/13/13 at 7:30am
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Honestly I feel that its personal preference I can game with blues, browns and reds/blacks. I find blacks smooth but at the same time the stiffness can get annoying at times, the blues just feel to light when bottomed out and the reds feel too soft, the browns don't have enough of a tactile feedback and feel a bit scratchy but I like them over the reds, blacks and blues, Im going t o try out clears and probably mod them to ergo clears because the base clears have black springs on them, the stem of the clears have a higher tactile feedback.

You also might want to try out the new alps switches by matias, apparently they are really nice. Honestly for gaming its about to what you are used to, I have seen many gamers (cs players) game fine on membrane keyboards as well, it all depends on your skill set more than the equipment you use.
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If you can manage to go by a retail store and try out the different variants then that will give you the best answer. It is mostly personal preference.
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The older das boards were made by costar while the new ones are being made by some chinese oem and the quality has indeed gone down compared to the older boards, Filco is top notch and is made by costar, Im not sure who makes ducky but their quality is pretty good as well, ss is something that I would steer clear of because their boards have very weird layouts and hence you can't really get aftermarket keycaps for them, which is a pain for some, thanks to my finger chemistry my keycaps tend to wear out fast and I have a bit of an ocd with that especially when they start shining I hate the feel when they have that shine.
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