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Well thats true. But someone may not understand and expect them to be totally silent like some of those rubber boards or something. I wouldn't call them silent anyways though. I was just pressing mine down like halfway just to the actuation point and while quiet it definitely makes a sound. This is with the cap on not just the switch so maybe that has something to do with it.
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I don't factor in bottoming out when talking about how loud a switch is, because it's not the switch making noise. Any Cherry MX switch can be bottomed out, so it makes no sense to factor in bottoming out when talking about how loud a switch is.

i think you should, because unless he's typing on straight switches with no keycaps.. bottoming out is a factor.
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Well in that case, every Cherry MX switch is equally loud, just blues are a little more clicky sounding than the rest.
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Hey guys thanks for the replies. Are the keyboards listed in the OP the only ones available on the market or are they just the popular ones? Which brands should I go for I usually prefer going with trusted names for example corsair for power supplies. What are the trusted brands I should look out for the mechanical keyboard market? I will probably go with the blue switchs
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See this Shopping guide.

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Geekhack+WorldWide+Shopping+Links

More complete and up to date.
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hey peeps tongue.gif
I'm still rather undecided on which mech keyboard I want.

I'm still looking for something around $100; if not possible I could bump up to around $130 frown.gif but thats pushing my wallet already

I need something thats backlit and supporting macros would be good.
I've had my eye on the razer blackwidow ultimate and the corsair K90....but the K90 isn't a full mech

any other suggestions?
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Please divert your eyes from a razer blackwidow ultimate. They are toys, easy to break toys. Look into the Ducky Shine. Save you some $.
 
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Gotta disagree with Kip69. The BWU I owned was a good product for it's price and the only reason I don't still own it is because I prefer tenkeyless and am not a big fan of MX Blues. Though, if you can swing the extra $30 for a Shine over the BWU it may be worth it so you can have a selection of switches and led color.
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Gotta disagree with Kip69. The BWU I owned was a good product for it's price and the only reason I don't still own it is because I prefer tenkeyless and am not a big fan of MX Blues. Though, if you can swing the extra $30 for a Shine over the BWU it may be worth it so you can have a selection of switches and led color.

does the ducky have support for macros?
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Gotta disagree with Kip69. The BWU I owned was a good product for it's price and the only reason I don't still own it is because I prefer tenkeyless and am not a big fan of MX Blues. Though, if you can swing the extra $30 for a Shine over the BWU it may be worth it so you can have a selection of switches and led color.

does the ducky have support for macros?

It doesn't have dedicated macro keys, but a program like Autohotkey can be used to map keys as you wish.
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