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Originally Posted by papant7 View Post
So what can you say about it? especially this model
Based on the "> 10 million operations" (greater than 10 million operations) in the specifications - which is referring to each key individually (greater than 10 million keypresses for just 1 key) - I would say that it's a scissor-switch keyboard.

However, it could also be a mechanical keyboard with the Cherry MY switches (or is it ML? I forgot!).

But I'm just vamping until somebody gets here who knows the final answer.
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I really do hope that this one is a mechanical keyboard. BTW I am currently using an ancient keyboard. A keyboard my dad bought way back from Pentium II days and is making my fingers hurt like hell. I think this one is a spring type based on the noise and pressure I need to do just in order to press the keys properly. Anyway here in the Philippines, the 7G is the ONLY mech keyboard I have seen to be for sale here. It really sucks for me. Good thing I found this item on ebay which has a quite cheap shipping rate. Unlike those who ship with 2x the price of the orignal item. Costs as much as a midrange processor.
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It's a rubber dome keyboard. According to Cherry, this is how the classify their switches:
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Cherry keyboards offer one of three basic technologies:
• Keyboards with mechanical individual modules on circuit board (MX and ML)
• Keyboards with mechanical individual keys on contact membrane (FTSC)
• Keyboards with keys integrated in the housing and elastomer dome on contact membrane (NTK, ATK, LPK, SX)
All technologies, whether mechanical or elastomer keys, are characterized by extremely long operating life and
guarantee reliable working performance under high operational demands. All Cherry keyboards come with
high-contrast, anti-fading key inscriptions.
It says that keyboard uses LPK, which would be a type of rubber dome.
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I really do hope that this one is a mechanical keyboard. BTW I am currently using an ancient keyboard. A keyboard my dad bought way back from Pentium II days and is making my fingers hurt like hell. I think this one is a spring type based on the noise and pressure I need to do just in order to press the keys properly. Anyway here in the Philippines, the 7G is the ONLY mech keyboard I have seen to be for sale here. It really sucks for me. Good thing I found this item on ebay which has a quite cheap shipping rate. Unlike those who ship with 2x the price of the orignal item. Costs as much as a midrange processor.
Is it a Buckling Spring switch type of keyboard? I mean, I recommend that you YouTube some videos using searches like "buckling spring", "IBM Model M", "Unicomp Customizer", "Unicomp SpaceSaver" and compare the sound to the sound of the keyboard you're using.

This way, we can get a general idea of what kind of key feel you might like the most. This way we can help you select the best key switch for you.
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post #4265 of 14564
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Originally Posted by CJRhoades View Post
Could someone here recommend a few good (and <$75) mechanical keyboards that can be used for both typing and gaming?

I'm here because of this:
http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...ml#post9579657

I'm sure most of the mechanical keyboard experts here understand....
Hmm... Tough to say. From what I've read, look for a cherry brown board on ebay, like the compaq mx11800.

For only gaming I highly recommend linear switches. If you have a lot of patience and like to mod, I modded a dell at101w. You can remove the part of the switch that gives it a tactile feel, and turn it into a linear switch. I did that and added some foam under the keycaps and I will say it is amazing for gaming. Typing, not so much. The stock feel isn't great for gaming. It's better for typing at stock, but even then it's loud and its hard not to bottom out the keys (IMO). Just be warned, dell keys don't like dye, so try to get a black one. Put it this way, I'm happy with the feel of my modded dell for gaming, but I don't care for either version for typing. I mean it's fine, but I think there is a better switch for me.

I'd guess cherry MY switches (cherry g81 boards IIRC) would be good for gaming too because of the exponential force curve. TBH that's why I love my dell so much for gaming. The foam pieces I put under the keys give them a really springy feel which is awesome in games. Non-tactile springy switches aren't the best for typing though, they are hard on the fingers, and sometimes I don't hit a key right because I didn't press the key down far enough.

I've read mx blacks are also good for gaming. There are plenty of cherry mx black boards on ebay too. Just look on ebay for cherry g80's (info on finding which switches here. Scroll down, there is info on what the model numbers mean.
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MY keys have a really mushy feel, extremely slow rebound time, and are heavy to actuate. They may be the worst form of keyboard switch ever devised for typing or gaming; the five minutes I spent typing on the G81 keyboard behind the counter at the Sprint store convinced me of that.
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MY keys have a really mushy feel, extremely slow rebound time, and are heavy to actuate. They may be the worst form of keyboard switch ever devised for typing or gaming; the five minutes I spent typing on the G81 keyboard behind the counter at the Sprint store convinced me of that.
Ah, thanks for clearing that up.
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ok, so how bad are blue switches for wasd gaming?
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ok, so how bad are blue switches for wasd gaming?
They aren't technically bad but the feel is ultimately up to the user.
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ok, so how bad are blue switches for wasd gaming?
the reset point is higher than the actuation point in Cherry MX Blue switches so you have to lift off your finger when you double tap spacebar, sprinting, strafing, etc. it's annoying if you are the type that keeps your finger pressed down I also find the tactile response is annoying but that is subjective.
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