Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › [Official] Mechanical Keyboard Guide
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] Mechanical Keyboard Guide - Page 1365

post #13641 of 14566
Quote:
Originally Posted by ripster View Post

Somebody should put the Green MX in the OCN Mechanical Keyboard guide.

Shouldn't it be left until they become more popular? At the moment they aren't all that prevalent.

Then again you are somewhat of an authority on mech boards so I could be wrong. tongue.gif
post #13642 of 14566
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post


 http://matias.ca/quietpro/mac/

QueitPro would be your best shot. TP1 & Tp2 had some issues, but the TP3 & QP are much better.

How does the feel of the Quietpro compare to the Tactile Pro or the Das (or an IBM M, for that matter)? Does it really have as much of a tactile feel, just without the clicking sound?

- Hal -
post #13643 of 14566
Quote:
Originally Posted by hschnee View Post


How does the feel of the Quietpro compare to the Tactile Pro or the Das (or an IBM M, for that matter)? Does it really have as much of a tactile feel, just without the clicking sound?
- Hal -

 

I have the Tactile Pro 2, and in comparison it has a stronger tactile feel with less noise. No click on it.

 

While I don't have a Das with MX-Blues, I have many similar boards and ones with MX-Blues (like my WASD Custom), and it feels better than the Blues.

 

It feels similar to the Dell AT101W & SGI Granite's that I have. Though, they definitely have that new & crisp feel. Both the Dell & SGI boards have a more worn down, or broken in feel to them. Not that they feel bad, but it's somewhat traditional for most mechanical switches after some years of heavy use to get that feel.

 

My very used Ducky with MX-Browns has that feel while my lightly used Zowie board does not. The Ducky has probably had around 5-6 million key strokes across it already.

 

The force required to activate the switch is similar to the blues, but it feels smoother. The QuietPro's switch is more of a copy used by the original Apple Extended Keyboard II.

 

The motion of the switch isn't as smooth as I'd like, but I would put it on par with a Cherry switch, and easily one of my more favorite switches since it has more force behind it, like an MX-Clear or Buckling Spring.

Like wise, the old Matias Tactile Pro with it's clicky switch, wasn't really a dream to type on. It wasn't bad, and better than Apple's flat (or older full sized) keyboards. The switches (fukka white alps) were somewhat wobbly & felt / sounded, cheap.

 

I would say that your old board (the Northgate) should have a similar feel since Blue Alps are supposed to be smoother than whites, and feel a bit better. While it won't have the audio feedback, some may see that as a plus and the tactile feel should be very good. It's much better than the browns, and as far as tactile switches; I'd mark it up there with MX-Clears.

 

My only question about the QuietPro would be switch longevity. Since Matias is having these switches made custom for them, we don't really know enough to judge either way. Given the companies commitment, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

 

My TactilePro 2.0 has actually spent most of it's life in heavy use in audio editing (since ProTools was previously better on the Mac OS), and it's not had any issues but plenty of abuse. While not the greatest keyboard in existence, it does make for one of the best, and most complete Apple keyboards.

 

The QuietPro was purchased purely based on the good experience with the TactilePro 2.0 as well as the desire for a quieter keyboard.

Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
  hide details  
Reply
Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13644 of 14566
Quote:
Originally Posted by ripster View Post

Somebody should put the Green MX in the OCN Mechanical Keyboard guide.

 

I actually do plan to add it in, just haven't had the time yet.

 

We should see a good wave of MX-Green keyboards coming to the US or at least China since most of the factories got shipments of them in.

Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
  hide details  
Reply
Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13645 of 14566
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anhedonique View Post

Generally, look for anything that has brown or red switches - those are considered good for gaming, blacks not so much because their actuation force is higher, pressing them becomes tiresome after long gaming sessions.
I went with blue for gaming...

First, thanks all for this epic thread. Learned A LOT in one place thumb.gif

Why did you go with blue? I've decided on the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid for my FPS gaming. Was hoping to find a solid wireless but no such luck. I travel a lot and need something smaller (without a num pad). Still torn on the switches. Leaning towards red but then people started chiming in that they enjoy blues once they got used to them. Embarrassed to say that I started with a Black Widow so I don't really have anything else to compare it to.
post #13646 of 14566
Quote:
Originally Posted by UberPooch View Post

First, thanks all for this epic thread. Learned A LOT in one place thumb.gif
Why did you go with blue? I've decided on the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid for my FPS gaming. Was hoping to find a solid wireless but no such luck. I travel a lot and need something smaller (without a num pad). Still torn on the switches. Leaning towards red but then people started chiming in that they enjoy blues once they got used to them. Embarrassed to say that I started with a Black Widow so I don't really have anything else to compare it to.

I wasn't really planing to go with blues, I did however instantly fell in love with the sound feedback - blues just have a very distinctive sexy sound. Each keypress is like Mozart's symphony. Now imagine typing fast on it. It's like an orgasmic orchestra!
While the first gaming session felt awkward, this might be attributed to switching from rubber domes to any mechanical keyboard, I still believe blues are not for everyone.

If you want to play it safe, go with browns or reds for gaming. Gives blues a try if you feel adventurous. You won't be disappointed by any of them.
post #13647 of 14566
Hi guys,
I am newbie to mechanical keyboard. Looking for a keyboard under $90 with blue switchs.

http://www.amazon.com/Storm-QuickFire-Pro-Mechanical-SGK-4010-GKCM1-US/dp/B007VDOOBU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352609993&sr=8-1&keywords=cm+storm+quickfire+pro
CM Storm QuickFire Pro
Is it decent in this price range? Cause I heard some bad reviews about this keyboard..
Or do you guys have any other suggestion ?

Thanks guys.smile.gif
post #13648 of 14566
Quote:
Originally Posted by ash152152 View Post

Hi guys,
I am newbie to mechanical keyboard. Looking for a keyboard under $90 with blue switchs.
http://www.amazon.com/Storm-QuickFire-Pro-Mechanical-SGK-4010-GKCM1-US/dp/B007VDOOBU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352609993&sr=8-1&keywords=cm+storm+quickfire+pro
CM Storm QuickFire Pro
Is it decent in this price range? Cause I heard some bad reviews about this keyboard..
Or do you guys have any other suggestion ?
Thanks guys.smile.gif

I'd like to see that bad review... CM QFP is a great keyboard, those switches are brown however.

The TKL version comes with blue switches and is 20$ cheaper.
post #13649 of 14566
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anhedonique View Post

I'd like to see that bad review... CM QFP is a great keyboard, those switches are brown however.
The TKL version comes with blue switches and is 20$ cheaper.
Haha, I think I grabbed the wrong link.
Those reviews said that the OEM of QFP is ione (same as RAZER). Therefore, the quality of QFP is as bad as Razer.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1292538/thoughts-on-the-cm-quickfire-pro-quality/10
post #13650 of 14566
Yes, the Pro version is not up to the same quality standard as the other QF boards. I would avoid it if you can. Get a Rapid or the new TK. The TK is tempting me, all shiny and small.
 
Folding for coinz
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K EVGA Z79 Dark Asus HD7850 samsung 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Team XS3 SSD Got one Noctua u140 Have one too. Win7 for now 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer p234w Mechanical Today its a Fractal Fractal Arc XL 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
1 or 2 of them Cherry Some speekers Logitech 800 bluetooth/RF headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon 1230 v3 Asrock Z87e itx powercolor r9 290 Changes like socks 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
m500 ssd no! ah, soon Vista Home Prem 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
no keycool LED Rosewill 500w passive Bitpenix phenom 
MouseMouse Pad
no tesoro 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Folding for coinz
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930K EVGA Z79 Dark Asus HD7850 samsung 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Team XS3 SSD Got one Noctua u140 Have one too. Win7 for now 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer p234w Mechanical Today its a Fractal Fractal Arc XL 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
1 or 2 of them Cherry Some speekers Logitech 800 bluetooth/RF headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
xeon 1230 v3 Asrock Z87e itx powercolor r9 290 Changes like socks 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
m500 ssd no! ah, soon Vista Home Prem 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
no keycool LED Rosewill 500w passive Bitpenix phenom 
MouseMouse Pad
no tesoro 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Keyboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Keyboards › [Official] Mechanical Keyboard Guide