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Cherry MX Blues are not suited for gaming.

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Isn't that really just because most gamers are going to bottom out the keys anyways, so the prevailing thought is that a tactile click and bump are unnecessary?

It shouldn't make the switch any less capable for gaming, unless the user is picky about actuation force. Personal preference imo
    
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How are the Filco Majestouch Brown vs Blue switches for gaming?

I do a fair amount of both, so I'm wondering how they compare.
Blues are great for gaming. To procrastinate from final exam craming I did an epic 12 hour battlefield (exaggeration) run few weeks ago on the blues. This was also after finishing up a few papers where I switched back and forth. The MX blues are a great robust keyboard that can do it all. They're the "HD600"s of the keyboard scene. However for long hours of typing the MX browns are the best.

Personal preference but it's really dependent if you like to bottom out or not.

OH man.. the blues are so sweet.


Oh man. the browns are sweet too.

OH man I have a problem...
    
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you can play video games on any keyboard with any switch but Cherry MX Blues are not suited for gaming because the reset point is higher than the actuation point which makes double tapping difficult, I also find the click to be annoying when I don't have my headphones on.

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you can play video games on any keyboard with any switch but Cherry MX Blues are not suited for gaming because the reset point is higher than the actuation point which makes double tapping difficult, I also find the click to be annoying when I don't have my headphones on.

Christine
This, pretty much.

The MX browns are a nice compromise between gaming and typing, but they just don't have that sharp tactile point that makes typing on MX blue and IBM BS switches so pleasurable.

If you're considering MX blues for gaming and typing and don't mind the noise, I'd recommend a space saving Unicomp Customizer instead. The keypress is rather heavier than the MX blues, but no more so than the ABS M1. It's also the only switch where the activation and reset points are exactly the same, whereas with all other switches it's off just a little bit (or more than a little bit, with MX blues). A Unicomp is also cheaper than a Filco or Das, being only $70+shipping. No NKRO versions, however, can't do that with a membrane board (well Microsoft has, but no one else has copied them yet).
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Blues are what the das keyboard has right? I would not even think about gaming on them. I tried it, it was a terrible experience. Fun to type on though.
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This, pretty much.

The MX browns are a nice compromise between gaming and typing, but they just don't have that sharp tactile point that makes typing on MX blue and IBM BS switches so pleasurable.

If you're considering MX blues for gaming and typing and don't mind the noise, I'd recommend a space saving Unicomp Customizer instead. The keypress is rather heavier than the MX blues, but no more so than the ABS M1. It's also the only switch where the activation and reset points are exactly the same, whereas with all other switches it's off just a little bit (or more than a little bit, with MX blues). A Unicomp is also cheaper than a Filco or Das, being only $70+shipping. No NKRO versions, however, can't do that with a membrane board (well Microsoft has, but no one else has copied them yet).
So is the MX Brown > Black Alps(ABS M1) for gaming?
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It all comes down to preference. I actually haven't tried black Alps before, but I'm typing on MX browns right now and they're pretty good. I also like the Cherry MLs for gaming, but they're no fun for typing.
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Blues are what the das keyboard has right? I would not even think about gaming on them. I tried it, it was a terrible experience. Fun to type on though.
just to clarify I have been using Cherry MX Blue switches in my Das Ultimate for 2 years now and I used a IBM Model M on my XT for a couple years when I was younger. I did try to buy a steelseries 7g in December but the USB cable came DOA and I ended up exchanging it for a steelseries xai instead. my next keyboard is probably going to be a Deck Legend, Cherry G80-3494 or Guruboard. when I said the click is annoying without my headphones I meant the speed and force of my hand when playing video games differs when typing.

I think the i-Rocks KR-6820E-BK has a pretty good rollover in PS/2 for a rubber dome keyboard.

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Isn't that really just because most gamers are going to bottom out the keys anyways, so the prevailing thought is that a tactile click and bump are unnecessary?

It shouldn't make the switch any less capable for gaming, unless the user is picky about actuation force. Personal preference imo

Well I'm about to make a rage post about mx blues. I would suggest not to get them since all I do is game and I've broken 6 switches so far from my typing on a das keyboard and currently dealing with them hoping that I can exchange it for a new one :<.
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I strongly prefer linear switches for gaming. I've had the fire deck for several years, I really can't imagine anything that would be better for gaming. The switches seem just right, and the red lights are not blinding when the lights are off.
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