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Are mechanical keyboards viable for a dorm room setting?
Would blues be too loud?
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Depends on how hard you pound on the keys I guess tongue.gif. Also depends on the layout of the dorm. If you're talking about using the PC at a desk in the same small room as bunkbeds, probably not. If you have a living room or kitchen type place with your PC, then it would be fine.
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Originally Posted by Lettuceman;12589794 
Are mechanical keyboards viable for a dorm room setting?
Would blues be too loud?
You'd want to look at something like Browns or Clears if you want a typing switch that's going to be quieter.

Honestly, it depends on the person on how sensitive they are to sound; but they're not as bad as some claim.
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Aight, then thats probably a no tongue.gif
Yep, a normal dorm room on campus. Small one room thing.

You see, I was considering getting the Normal Razer Blackwidow cause its not that expensive compared to other mechanicals, but having blues on em I guess won't work out.
Guess I must get a good rubberdome then.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lettuceman;12589794 
Are mechanical keyboards viable for a dorm room setting?
Would blues be too loud?
I think that there are too many variables to provide a definitive answer (room acoustics throughout the dorm, dorm layout, where the computer is, when you normally use it, etc).

But the mechanical click that a Cherry MX Blue switch produces is a little quieter than the sound of bottoming out the keycap (like when hitting the key as opposed to just pressing it). The mechanical click of a single Cherry MX Blue switch is very similar to the click that a retractable pen makes; only the click of a retractable pen is about twice as loud as one single click of a Cherry MX Blue switch.

In other words, I doubt that the overall decibel level would be any louder than the Logitech G11 under normal use - especially when gaming. I mean, I upgraded from the Razer Lycosa to the Filco Majestouch Tactile Click which has the Cherry MX Blues, and the Lycosa wasn't much quieter when gaming. But when I wanted to be very quiet, I could do that with the Lycosa by typing slower and more carefully ( it was difficult to make silent key presses while gaming). But with the Blues, I still get the click which means I can't exactly be silent. This means that if someone were trying to fall asleep in the same room that my computer is in, then I'd be screwed until they fell asleep (especially if they weren't a really light sleeper).

So depending on the variables, the Blues could either be too loud for you, or they could be no big deal at all. I mean, if it's just one room with no separated bedrooms (like, you walk in and you see 2 beds in a room, and the only separate room is the bathroom), then you might be screwed. If it is, then the Cherry MX Browns would be about the perfect choice in such a situation.
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Yea I would have to get MX browns, the problem is all the keyboards with them in are all over $100, and I just can't spend that money.

The reason I brought up the blues were because of the Black Widow, but eh I'll get a mech board eventually tongue.gif
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post #11248 of 14566
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lettuceman;12590844 
Yea I would have to get MX browns, the problem is all the keyboards with them in are all over $100, and I just can't spend that money.

The reason I brought up the blues were because of the Black Widow, but eh I'll get a mech board eventually tongue.gif

If you don't mind losing the numpad, the new keyboards up at elitekeyboards.com are at a great price, though still flirting with the $100 limit (and add shipping).

http://www.elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=leopold

edit: Also, I just went from blues to browns and they are definitely quieter. The click from a blue might not be as loud as bottoming out, but it is more more distinct and noticeable.
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I use my Filco Blues at work and as of 3 weeks ago my building had a flood and we moved up the street into our other building. I'm in an executive conference room with 2 of my other coworkers. Yes they can hear the clicks, but it doesn't annoy them at all.

I mean people comment on the clicks, but I don't think its to the point where they have to take a gun to me and ask for me to pack it up and use a rubber dome lol...I think TwoCables brought up a good point about gaming. When I game on blues I think it's a little louder since I tend to bottom out the keys more so than I type.

Let's put it this way, if you're going to be in a dorm, there will be other things hat will keep other people up, like music and screaming kids lol, whats so bad about a keyboard?
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