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Originally Posted by Millillion View Post

I know most if not all people seem to dislike or outright hate Cherry MY switches, but aside from personal preference: does anyone know how durable they are in relation to both rubber dome and the finer fully-mechanical switches?

I have a Cherry G81-1800 that I actually really like (mostly because of how heavy is is and how well it sticks to my desk while saving space), and would like to know how long I could reasonably expect it to last.

 

The switches are rated at 20mil Operations.

 

Though, they can easily last much longer in a well maintained keyboard.

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Originally Posted by Stoogie View Post

It should last to the day you die if you take care of it, ive seen normal membrane ones last past 15 years, and they are supposed to have 5x less keystrokes, even though that 10mill keystroke number is a total BS estimate. it will last as long as u will let it. dont worry about how long they last.

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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post

The switches are rated at 20mil Operations.

Though, they can easily last much longer in a well maintained keyboard.

Alright, thanks, I was just making sure there was nothing about them I might need to be worried about
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I think I fixed my spacebar without even removing it (it was sometimes giving me 2-3 spaces for one keypress).  All I did was I vacuumed the keyboard extra thoroughly with a standard horse hair brush attachment.  I did it in such a way that it achieved maximum suction on the spacebar and surrounding areas while simultaneously making sure to allow the spacebar to go up and down several times while vacuuming.  It has been fine ever since, and so now I vacuum it like this every day.  I've always vacuumed my keyboard off every day, but now I've just improved the way I do it.

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I think I fixed my spacebar without even removing it (it was sometimes giving me 2-3 spaces for one keypress).  All I did was I vacuumed the keyboard extra thoroughly with a standard horse hair brush attachment.  I did it in such a way that it achieved maximum suction on the spacebar and surrounding areas while simultaneously making sure to allow the spacebar to go up and down several times while vacuuming.  It has been fine ever since, and so now I vacuum it like this every day.  I've always vacuumed my keyboard off every day, but now I've just improved the way I do it.

Awesome, glad you found a way to fix it!

I used the drop of alcohol trick someone else mentioned. The key felt kinda "limp" for a day or 2 after (not as sharp of a click, both sound and feel) but that eventually stopped and the multiple pressing hasn't yet returned.
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Awesome, glad you found a way to fix it!

I used the drop of alcohol trick someone else mentioned. The key felt kinda "limp" for a day or 2 after (not as sharp of a click, both sound and feel) but that eventually stopped and the multiple pressing hasn't yet returned.

 

I think you mentioned this before, and this is actually why I decided to try doing what I did! I figured that if it's dirty, then maybe I can suck the debris out. That way if it didn't work, then I could have done what you did without feeling like I could have fixed it an easier way. :)

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Darn.. I wanna buy a coolermaster keyboard, but i dont know which model to buy :/

i want the blacklight to be red, and the keyboard to be made for writing and gaming.

Cause i have read that some keyboards are made for different purposes due to the colors.

And i want a keyboard that is:

made for gaming
feels good to write in
Has red back light.
Not hard to push down a key like G19 as i have now but ones which needs about half of the preassure.

So which of the CM keyboards do you guys recommend?
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Originally Posted by sonarctica View Post

Darn.. I wanna buy a coolermaster keyboard, but i dont know which model to buy :/

i want the blacklight to be red, and the keyboard to be made for writing and gaming.

Cause i have read that some keyboards are made for different purposes due to the colors.

And i want a keyboard that is:

made for gaming
feels good to write in
Has red back light.
Not hard to push down a key like G19 as i have now but ones which needs about half of the preassure.

So which of the CM keyboards do you guys recommend?

The "colors" are the color of the key steam on the switches. The different switches have different characteristics. They are not visible without removing a key cap, and don't affect the LED colors.

What keyboard you want starts with deciding what kind of switch sounds good. The OP should have some info on that.
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Darn.. I wanna buy a coolermaster keyboard, but i dont know which model to buy :/

i want the blacklight to be red, and the keyboard to be made for writing and gaming.

Cause i have read that some keyboards are made for different purposes due to the colors.

And i want a keyboard that is:

made for gaming
feels good to write in
Has red back light.
Not hard to push down a key like G19 as i have now but ones which needs about half of the preassure.

So which of the CM keyboards do you guys recommend?

Coolermaster CM Storm Trigger Cherry Red (or browns but i dont know what browns feel like) get orings from wasd if u want to reduce bottom out noise and 4mm travel distance, they keys are coated in a smooth layer of something, and the entire keyboard is rubber coated, mad red leds too ;p
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3089
    
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Ok, but does the Storm trigger got good light on the keys? Cause a friend of mine got Black widow 2013 http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=763563 which has good backlit and strong colors compared to G19.

And i want a keyboard that also doesnt need much strenth to press down each keys (feels like the G19 has 80-100g pulldown force :S
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Ok, but does the Storm trigger got good light on the keys? Cause a friend of mine got Black widow 2013 http://www.komplett.no/k/ki.aspx?sku=763563 which has good backlit and strong colors compared to G19.

And i want a keyboard that also doesnt need much strenth to press down each keys (feels like the G19 has 80-100g pulldown force :S
Yes it has awesome leds, get the cherry MX red its the lightest switch of all, its linear: http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide#post_6009482
u can even add orings if u want from wasd: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/cherry-mx-rubber-switch-dampeners.html

other alternatives would be a ducky, but they look liek basic plastic case, with default plastic keys, but it has lighting see: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=113_1361
thats a australian store, if u live in usa do newegg or amazon, pref newegg,. some people complain about the poor build quality of ducky's and to be honest i think they look ugly.

other alternative would be a brown switch, which i havent used, i would recommend the red.
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