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Best bang for buck mech KB (silent if possible)

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My current keyboard does make a click sound... As long as it is reasonable it won't bother me. My budget is restricted sub 100$. I am looking for a SOBER design. I am very tired of the gaming 12 years old themes. tongue.gif
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Like this ? A bit above 100$ and no Red Switches (unless you find a better offer which still has them on stock) which would be a bit more silent then Brown ones but Programmable without Drivers up to 64 Characters per Macro. Clean and space-saving - minimal. You can make them more silent with Key dampeners thought. Not that much difference between Browns and Red in terms of sound otherwise.

https://rhinofeed.com/race-ii-review/
http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=759

Sound-Test (beware he 's not using dampeners, hacking at it the best he can and the micro or whatever makes additional noises as he moves biggrin.gif)



Otherwise a bit cheaper probably Ducky Zero TKS which doesn't offer LEDs noir Programming but in return Standard-Keycap size (for the special keys) that you can replace.

http://www.ncix.com/detail/ducky-dk2087-zero-red-switch-b2-90672.htm (could be had cheaper otherwhere or go for the standard size)

Beware this one here is using Blue MX Switches some of the louder ones giving a good sound-feedback for writing (but might be disgusting to some):


Edited by justyourimage - 9/24/14 at 6:35pm
post #3 of 6
I'd look at a ducky zero with browns. Sometimes the Quickfire Rapid is under 100 but it's hard finding one atm. I've seen a few quickfire XT's around a hundred on amazon and newegg.
post #4 of 6
you want a quickfire rapid with blacks.

loudness chart
( soft to loud )
rubber dome
blacks
reds
browns
clears
blues/greens
post #5 of 6
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Hey, I had trouble making up my minds. The answers were very good but didn't help me know which keyboard would be more silent. I know the color means something but I hardly know what to look for. Perhaps there are good guides out there to help me take the right decision. I was thinking going try one in a store too. I am quite tired of my old razer lycosa backlight. I hate the backlight. I thought it was the best thing now I just hate it.
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post #6 of 6
Well, we have a guide right here that should provide a weatlh of information for you, such as what those colors mean (they're different switch types as a starter):

http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/official-mechanical-keyboard-guide/0_50
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