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@ kokin, how about FPS gaming regarding the MX clear and greens?
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I had the chance to visit WASD keyboards (I never knew they were located a few miles away from me) and try out both their MX Clears and MX Greens, both on plated-mounted keyboards. I tried out both their WASD V2 keyboard and the CODE keyboard (basically a back-lit version of the V2).
My experience with my KBT Race (MX Brown) and the WASD V2 (MX Clear) & CODE (MX Green w/ thin o-rings):

-MX Clears are definitely more tactile than Browns
-MX Clears are more silent than MX Browns (partly due to the tactile bump being more pronounced)
-MX Clears are VERY heavy/stiff compared to Browns, they feel as heavy as some rubberdomes especially trying to clear the large tactile bump Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
-MX Greens w/ thin o-rings felt the most natural to type with
-MX Greens have the same pronounced clicks as MX Blues do (maybe not as loud? not sure)
-MX Greens are heavier/stiffer than MX Blues, but not as much as MX Clears

-Due to the audible clicks from the MX Greens, they felt more responsive to type with and I found myself typing slightly quicker and making less mistakes with them than with MX Clears or MX Browns
-If silence is what you are looking for MX Clears are the most silent switches I have ever typed on (I've tried Brown, Blue, Red, Black, Green, Clear)

To answer your question, I feel as if the MX Clears have a more pronounced tactile feel compared to the MX Greens/Blues.

I've tried a keyboard with MX blacks a while back in a shop, they were really heavy/stiff, are the clears noticeable lighter compared to the blacks?
I also tested a corsair with MX reds but those were way too light for me.

I'm still in doubt between browns vs clears...
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@ kokin, how about FPS gaming regarding the MX clear and greens?

Same question (@Kokin) but between clear vs browns
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There will be a negligible difference between how each switch performs in game with a few exceptions, a lot of gaming companies like to make up stuff about a certain switch being "for gaming", when it's complete rubbish, no switch is universally better for any purpose for every person, it's completely subjective.

The aforementioned exceptions which some people avoid for the specific purpose of gaming are the clicky switches, the most popular MX varieties being MX Blues and MX Greens.

Clicky MX switches (not necessarily exclusively) exhibit a property where the actuation and reset points are substantially far apart. This may not sound like a big issue (and for some people it isn't), but what this is means is after actuating the switch, you have to let the switch move up further than it's actuation point so the switch can reset back to it's normal state.

In practice this means that instead of being able to just hold the switch partially down, just above the actuation point, so you can actuate the switch quickly, you'll have to release the switch an extra amount every time to let it reset.

This can get annoying for some people as it requires an extra amount of travel over some competing mechanical switches.

Some people however don't care about this, if you're the type of gamer that completely releases the switch after you've pressed it, then this difference in actuation vs reset points won't matter to you at all.

Which switch you go for is completely down to personal preference, we can't tell you which switch to buy. If you'd like more information to go on before deciding on a switch, you could consider getting a switch sampler, several different options of which have been listed in the guide on the first page. It is worth noting however, that trying a single switch in a sampler won't necessarily give you a clear picture of whether or not you will like the switch long term, e.g. during long typing sessions.
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@ kokin, how about FPS gaming regarding the MX clear and greens?
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I've tried a keyboard with MX blacks a while back in a shop, they were really heavy/stiff, are the clears noticeable lighter compared to the blacks?
I also tested a corsair with MX reds but those were way too light for me.

I'm still in doubt between browns vs clears...
Same question (@Kokin) but between clear vs browns

Paradigm84 hit the main points of gaming between different switches. It really does come down to personal preference as well as how one presses and lets go of a key.

I only got the chance to type on the keyboard and not play games on it but I did take my sweet time. If I had to give an opinion, I do prefer my MX Browns or even MX Clears for gaming. I agree with Paradigm that when trying to press a key of a clicky switch multiple times, is not as "easy" compared to just a tactile-only switch.

It was my original plan to go with the MX Clears, but after trying out the MX Greens, I may just go for the Greens. I do plenty of typing on forums and for school work (papers and programming), but I also do a fair bit of gaming (mostly LoL). I'm pretty set on Greens due how much I love the way it feels when typing. You could say I was clicked at first touch (pun and cheesiness intended wink.gif).

If you guys could get the sample switches, it may give you a better idea of what you'd want.
    
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I can get the Deck Legend for the $40 more than WASD keyboards after shipping but my question is how good are the ABS keycaps on the WASD keyboards compared to other ABS keycaps? Currently using the Deck Hassium PBT keycaps and I love the feel of them over ABS as I have had bad experience with ABS since they wear too fast for me.
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I can get the Deck Legend for the $40 more than WASD keyboards after shipping but my question is how good are the ABS keycaps on the WASD keyboards compared to other ABS keycaps? Currently using the Deck Hassium PBT keycaps and I love the feel of them over ABS as I have had bad experience with ABS since they wear too fast for me.

I found the WASD ABS keycaps to wear pretty quickly, within 3 months or so the most used keys were very shiny.
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Got my Code MX Clear



Feels better than MX Browns, a lot heavier than my MX reds and my 45g Topre keys.
Has a similar bump to MX Blues to me.
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Looks great would love to hear more after you use it for a week or two.
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I can get the Deck Legend for the $40 more than WASD keyboards after shipping but my question is how good are the ABS keycaps on the WASD keyboards compared to other ABS keycaps? Currently using the Deck Hassium PBT keycaps and I love the feel of them over ABS as I have had bad experience with ABS since they wear too fast for me.

I found the WASD ABS keycaps to wear pretty quickly, within 3 months or so the most used keys were very shiny.

 

i can attest to this, WASD has some pretty thin abs caps and they catch shine pretty quickly. Some of my main keys became pretty shiny within a few months, other keys within 6-7 months.

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