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Say... is the Steelseries 6G a good mechanical keyboard? I might get it relatively cheap.
    
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The 6G, according to Steelseries' website, has 65 gram mechanical switches, which are tactile, but not clicky. My guess is it uses Cherry Clears, as browns are about 50 grams.

Hmm... on second thoughts, I'm not so sure... Cherry Clears are pretty rare, and I think they're heavier than 65 grams.

Hope that helps,
Brodie.
Edited by brodie337 - 2/17/10 at 4:31pm
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post #1633 of 14551
The switches are Cherry Black. I assume those are good for gaming?



http://www.4gamer.net/news.php?url=/..._keys_6g.shtml
Edited by rpsgc - 2/17/10 at 4:38pm
    
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post #1634 of 14551
They claim to be tactile on the Steelseries website. I know the 7G uses blacks, but it says nothing about the 6G.

Unless they have a different idea of tactile to me...

EDIT: Cherry blacks are the favoured switch for gamers, but not the greatest for typing on... see the first page for more info.
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post #1635 of 14551
Quote:
Originally Posted by brodie337 View Post
The 6G, according to Steelseries' website, has 65 gram mechanical switches, which are tactile, but not clicky. My guess is it uses Cherry Clears, as browns are about 50 grams.

Hmm... on second thoughts, I'm not so sure... Cherry Clears are pretty rare, and I think they're heavier than 65 grams.

Hope that helps,
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According to the OP of this thread/guide, the Clears are 55g. They also have the internal mechanism of the Browns, but with the spring of the Blacks.
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Originally Posted by rpsgc View Post
The switches are Cherry Black. I assume those are good for gaming?



http://www.4gamer.net/news.php?url=/..._keys_6g.shtml
According to everything in the OP of this thread/guide, the Blacks are the best switches for gaming (at least when referring to Cherry MX switches).

Edit: "Tactile" means that you get a physical tactile response from the switch. Blacks are linear, which means there's no tactile response.
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post #1636 of 14551
the steelseries 6g uses Cherry MX Black Linear switches, has 8 or 9 PS/2 n-Key rollover. Key Caps are silk screened. Backspace is large and it has a nicer wrist rest than the 7g.

if you can find one you should buy it.

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post #1637 of 14551
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Nope, it uses Cherry Blacks. I've heard it's good, but I don't know the specifics other than it's not NKRO.
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post #1638 of 14551
Either way, if its cheap, get it It should certainly be good for gaming.
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Uh oh, geekhackers found out about this thread.

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Uh oh, geekhackers found out about this thread.

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"That guy didn't give a Unicomp a 10/10 for typing! "

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