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A mechanical keyboard doesn't offer any real benefit in games, they're just more customisable and more durable.

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I'm not sure what difference you'd expect?
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I'm not sure what difference you'd expect?

Membrane boards require you to bottom out before the press actuates. Depending on switch type, this is not necessary with mechanical boards, allowing you to actuate the and register the key press faster; the switch actuation also facilities double-tap ability. For example, if it takes less force and no bottoming out to actuate the key, then it will be back in a state quickly whereby it can be actuated again, making double-tapping easier.

Granted perhaps some games do not benefit from this behavior, but a mechanical switch certainly can have these advantages over a membrane board in gaming.
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example a? fadsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssasdffffffffffffdsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsa (did it that time lol)

so what you r saying is it will reg all four keys at once... like above. kind of

one day ill get one once that clicking sounds gets turned down.
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example a? fadsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssasdffffffffffffdsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsadsa (did it that time lol)

so what you r saying is it will reg all four keys at once... like above. kind of

one day ill get one once that clicking sounds gets turned down.

Well this is something different, and refers to key rollover. Membrane keyboards typically allow you to press about 3 keys at a time before either none register or you run into a problem called ghosting where a DIFFERENT key registers to the one(s) you pressed. This can be detrimental in games, especially if you are a button masher, or the game requires it.

Mechanical boards often have around 6 key-rollover (often not counting modifier keys such as CTRL, SHIFT and ALT) in the case of USB, or if using PS/2, N-key (press as many as you like and they'll all register properly).

If you don't want clicking sounds, get a non-clicky switch type (e.g. Cherry MX Red).
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I'm aware of the difference in actuation points, it's just such a small difference (likely less than a tenth of a second) that I'm not convinced you'd see any quantifiable difference.
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I'm aware of the difference in actuation points, it's just such a small difference (likely less than a tenth of a second) that I'm not convinced you'd see any quantifiable difference.

And that's fine, but there is certainly difference to expect, and indeed many use mechanical boards for gaming. But if you like to game using a membrane board, and it works for you then I certainly won't be stopping you - more power to ya!

To claim however, that mechanical boards are simply just more customizable and more durable - while they are - is a little off the mark.
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