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You should try Browns blacks or greens. Or even clears. They have heavier Springs
 
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Honestly, some of those things are basically your own fault for having strange expectations/not doing research. You could have easily seen that the keyboard was really thick, it's well documented that mechs are louder, and you also could have done research about travel distance (though as mentioned, you only need to go halfway to actuate the switch and you can use o-rings to not only shorten the bottom-out distance but reduce noise). I don't think it's very fair to judge all mechs based on reds, either. Maybe you'd love blues/browns/clears, opinions can be pretty polar. Then again, you said you found reds really heavy which is actually a pretty unique opinion since they're the lightest switch and lighter than membranes in my experience. Not familiar with your old keyboard though.


Sounds like you're convinced you hate all mechs though, so I dunno what you really want us to say. I think your biggest mistake was expecting a straight upgrade for gaming like buying a higher-end GPU. The point of mech keyboards isn't to boost your K/D ratio, it's to provide a different (better for many) typing experience which may translate to a more pleasurable gaming experience.
post #13 of 80
yeah, you basically ended up buying a poopy keyboard that isn't the best designed and built.

If you want a quality keyboard, go ducky, filco, etc. ( aka not one labeled and intended to be sold to gamers who have more money than sense )
post #14 of 80
I hated my K95 reds. I switched to blues and even though they're loud I know exactly when each key is actuated and it is amazing to click away at them. You can type up a storm and it's soo cool.
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Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post

Hey guys,
So, I get it home, open it up, get it all setup and first thing I notice is that the thing is like 3" thick, I also notice that its loud as sin, the keys travel like 2" before bottoming out, not to mention they are hard to push down, they require quite a bit of force.

Reds hard to push down?
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post #16 of 80
My previous keyboard was that same Logitech model but I have since moved on to a mechanical keyboard which is a max keyboard x9 (cherry mx red).

What I find interesting is your statement about how much force actuaction is needed for that keyboard. My mech is a cherry mx red and i don't need that much force for my keyboard to register the command.

Really love my x9 nighthawk and absolutely love the fast response and linear feel of reds. I'd go back to best buy and switch out for another. It may say it's red, but prolly isn't. Reds are suppose to be super light and responsive.
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reds are basically the lightest switch ever invented...
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Killa Cam View Post

My previous keyboard was that same Logitech model but I have since moved on to a mechanical keyboard which is a max keyboard x9 (cherry mx red).

What I find interesting is your statement about how much force actuaction is needed for that keyboard. My mech is a cherry mx red and i don't need that much force for my keyboard to register the command.

Really love my x9 nighthawk and absolutely love the fast response and linear feel of reds. I'd go back to best buy and switch out for another. It may say it's red, but prolly isn't. Reds are suppose to be super light and responsive.

I have the same keyboard, have you installed O-rings on yours yet? Reds with O-rings are bliss.
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post #19 of 80
Love me my buckling spring boards. Also love space invaders and smk alps mount. Sounds like you may like topre keyboards but they are hella expensive. At any rate though. Use what you like. Mechanical keyboards arn't for everyone though I could never go back.
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post #20 of 80
People like the noise they produce. It gives them some kind of satisfaction after each and every press.
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