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I have actually switched from Brown to Red. I do a lot more typing than gaming now and wife wont let me get Blue frown.gif
They did take a bit of getting used to but not too long. They will feel fine in a day or 2 of normal use and you won't want to go back after a week or 2. I think they have helped correct my typing posture and have made me learn a bit more typing skill. I know I look at the keyboard a lot less now. I still make errors but that is more my fingers can now go faster then my muddles brain.
I have not tried a silence mod on the reds yet but: Silenced Brown feel like rubber so I suspect silenced red will feel more like Brown. Has anyone felt that? AmIright?

How does this silence Mod work, Since the noise of mechanical keyboards have always been the prime issue which stops me from buying one id really like to check it out! Also since i'm used to using rubber dome keyboards i suspect a rubber feel to the board would be personally enjoy. biggrin.gif

They're just little rubber o-rings you put around the key to decrease the distance it travels and also dampen the noise of the key bottoming out.

www.wasdkeyboards.com sells them.
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TY they look great any good comparisons around the net between the 3 types? The 0.4 Soft one's look the deal... Now i just need to choose the Keys i want.... I'm having a hard time choosing between browns and red switches at first i was set on brown since i do 60/40 typing to gaming but then it occurred to me that since rubber dome keyboards don't have any tactile points i might prefer the red switches........ Blacks were tempting but I consider myself a light typist... but hey there's no force specs for my keyboard so its hard to tell!

What would you guys recommend?
    
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TY they look great any good comparisons around the net between the 3 types? The 0.4 Soft one's look the deal... Now i just need to choose the Keys i want.... I'm having a hard time choosing between browns and red switches at first i was set on brown since i do 60/40 typing to gaming but then it occurred to me that since rubber dome keyboards don't have any tactile points i might prefer the red switches........ Blacks were tempting but I consider myself a light typist... but hey there's no force specs for my keyboard so its hard to tell!

What would you guys recommend?

You need to remember, if you're coming from a rubber dome, you're a semi heavy typist. Most rubber dome keyboards require about 50-60g of force to actuate, which puts them on par with anything but reds (45g I believe). The bump is a great feeling and I love it. It's actually made me a lighter typist as I don't bottom all the keys on it quite as often.

I started with blues. While they are a bit on the loud side for my taste, the feeling was amazing. Browns are the quiet version of the blues, and is a perfect medium if you ask me.
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Cheers now the Question is which keyboard two get i'm currently thing MK-85 or Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 with brown Cherry MX switches, i'm aware that they are essentially the same. I prefer the Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 but wish i could have an MK-85 plastic wrist rest any one have any idea if there sold separably I guess the XArmor version would also work!

Any Other recommendations with Cherry brown switches would also be appreciated! thumb.gif
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Well I dont really know anything technically about it I just guess all mechaincal keyboards are pretty equal.

However I just want to know if there exist a CHERRY mx red mechanical keyboard with macro keys on left side in EU.
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Cheers now the Question is which keyboard two get i'm currently thing MK-85 or Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 with brown Cherry MX switches, i'm aware that they are essentially the same. I prefer the Max Keyboard Nighthawk X8 but wish i could have an MK-85 plastic wrist rest any one have any idea if there sold separably I guess the XArmor version would also work!
Any Other recommendations with Cherry brown switches would also be appreciated! thumb.gif

I got the Max keyboard Nighthawk X8 and it is a nice mechanical keyboard. The foam wrist pad is also something i preferred over the plastic wrist rest. Checking with the reviews for MK-85 i think you would not make a bad choice with either keyboard. The backlighting for the X8 is blue though.

Other recommendations with Cherry Brown switches and backlighting in this category would be the Ducky Shine (preferable to wait for the Ducky Shine 2 i guess) and the CM Storm Trigger.
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Well I dont really know anything technically about it I just guess all mechaincal keyboards are pretty equal.
However I just want to know if there exist a CHERRY mx red mechanical keyboard with macro keys on left side in EU.

Maybe your looking for the Corsair K90 ?

I use the K60 without macro's myself.

Very nice keyboards and i got one because they have put the switches on top of the aluminium plate instead of inside the keyboard.
This make's cleaning sooooo much easier. Not a big point for most but for a dirty dutchie like me its a HUGE plus smile.gif
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Should I posted here if I need help on choosing a Keyboard? If so, sorry, made a thread. Is it okay to post here then? This is it:

Planning on building a new system, so wanting a nice keyboard to go along with it. It does not have to have back lighting or extra macro keys. Will be gaming with this keyboard. FPS / MMO-RPG's / ETC.

What I really would like is one with Media Keys some way incorporated.

Full Size if it would help. For example they make Tenkeyless right?

Any Key rollover is helpful as well. 6-Key Roll Over N-Key Roll Over or some Anti-Ghosting thing.

Here are some I was considering:

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Does not have the number pad, supposed to be the same OEM as Filco? The Brown Switch one is having problems it seems.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129005

Zowie Celeritas - Worried about using it when I first build my computer, like detecting it at Bios, etc.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823826001

CM Storm Quick Fire Pro - Really worried about build quality.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129003

Razer BlackWidow 2013 - Build Quality / Fade on Buttons / Finger Print Magnet.
http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.253281500

Blah, should I just go with a Rubber Dome keyboard? Need help either way!
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Should I posted here if I need help on choosing a Keyboard? If so, sorry, made a thread. Is it okay to post here then? This is it:

Planning on building a new system, so wanting a nice keyboard to go along with it. It does not have to have back lighting or extra macro keys. Will be gaming with this keyboard. FPS / MMO-RPG's / ETC.

What I really would like is one with Media Keys some way incorporated.

Full Size if it would help. For example they make Tenkeyless right?

Any Key rollover is helpful as well. 6-Key Roll Over N-Key Roll Over or some Anti-Ghosting thing.

Here are some I was considering:

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Does not have the number pad, supposed to be the same OEM as Filco? The Brown Switch one is having problems it seems.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129005

Zowie Celeritas - Worried about using it when I first build my computer, like detecting it at Bios, etc.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823826001

CM Storm Quick Fire Pro - Really worried about build quality.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129003

Razer BlackWidow 2013 - Build Quality / Fade on Buttons / Finger Print Magnet.
http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.253281500

Blah, should I just go with a Rubber Dome keyboard? Need help either way!

What is this problem with the Cherry MX Brown switches that you speak of? I have this keyboard and it's phenomenal. Only rubber dome keyboard you should consider is a 1999 Dell Quietkey. Now that's a nice rubber dome. Otherwise, mechanical is the way to go tongue.gif
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I got the Max keyboard Nighthawk X8 and it is a nice mechanical keyboard. The foam wrist pad is also something i preferred over the plastic wrist rest. Checking with the reviews for MK-85 i think you would not make a bad choice with either keyboard. The backlighting for the X8 is blue though.
Other recommendations with Cherry Brown switches and backlighting in this category would be the Ducky Shine (preferable to wait for the Ducky Shine 2 i guess) and the CM Storm Trigger.

Cheers for the recommendations I'v seen them before but neither caught my eye. CM is one of the few companies that I refuse to buy products from and while Ducky look nice they lack to many of the features i was hoping to get with the keyboard.

Out of interest does The MK-85 macro software work with your keyboard (Nighthawk X8).. Link

Having a hard time deciding Cheers for the help thumb.gif
    
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