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I've found new ones with other switches for that price. Are the brown switches just more expensive?
no.
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http://www.provantage.com/cherry-ele...u~7CHER0FT.htm

I think this one has browns for $70.

(edit) It might be blacks, but those are decent too
Edited by Crazy9000 - 6/5/10 at 8:34am
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I think I'm going to order this: http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=fkb104meb

I'm trying to think of reasons as to why I really need it though.
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I think the das is around the same price if that 15% off code still works, if you haven't compared the two yet.
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http://www.provantage.com/cherry-ele...u~7CHER0FT.htm

I think this one has browns for $70.

(edit) It might be blacks, but those are decent too
Cherry MX Black Linear, 2-Key rollover, PCB mounted.
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What matrix does the non-NKRO Filco use?
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ok, so how bad are blue switches for wasd gaming?
It can really depend on how serious of a gamer you are. If you have spent a great deal of time perfecting your technique and need a keyboard that can be considered perfect for the gamer who has perfected and polished her/her technique, then yeah I say avoid the Cherry MX Blues and go with the Cherry MX Blacks. But if you are like me and haven't spent any time polishing your gaming technique and prefer to just have fun, then the Cherry MX Blues are an option to consider. Manyak and others who have more than one mechanical keyboard have expressed a preference for the Cherry MX Blues for gaming.

So how serious of a gamer are you?

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Originally Posted by CJRhoades View Post
Ok, I'm pretty sure I want a keyboard with the Cherry Brown switches but I'm having trouble finding keyboards with them for <$75. Any recommendations?
Again, try to go with a used or even a refurbished keyboard. You'll be able to end up with a really good, previously-expensive mechanical keyboard this way.

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I think I'm going to order this: http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...&pid=fkb104meb

I'm trying to think of reasons as to why I really need it though.
Yeah, I had to do the same thing. I thought about it for more than a couple of weeks. It's a very important decision, and you are actually going in the right direction.

Have you used YouTube to listen to and watch people use their mechanical keyboards?
Edited by TwoCables - 6/5/10 at 11:36am
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It can really depend on how serious of a gamer you are. If you have spent a great deal of time perfecting your technique and need a keyboard that can be considered perfect for the gamer who has perfected and polished her/her technique, then yeah I say avoid the Cherry MX Blues and go with the Cherry MX Blacks. But if you are like me and haven't spent any time polishing your gaming technique and prefer to just have fun, then the Cherry MX Blues are an option to consider. Manyak and others who have more than one mechanical keyboard have expressed a preference for the Cherry MX Blues for gaming.

So how serious of a gamer are you?


Again, try to go with a used or even a refurbished keyboard. You'll be able to end up with a really good, previously-expensive mechanical keyboard this way.


Yeah, I had to do the same thing. I thought about it for more than a couple of weeks. It's a very important decision, and you are actually going in the right direction.

Have you used YouTube to listen to and watch people use their mechanical keyboards?
great, this is exactly the information i needed. i think the blue switches will be just want i want and need.
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I don't think the blues are a good option even for someone just having fun, if it's anything like a FPS even, where you move a character or vehicle around.

I probably would have never tried a mechanical keyboard again if the first one I got had blues, because of how terrible they are for gaming. I strongly suggest just going with the brown switches at least.
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I don't think the blues are a good option even for someone just having fun, if it's anything like a FPS even, where you move a character or vehicle around.

I probably would have never tried a mechanical keyboard again if the first one I got had blues, because of how terrible they are for gaming. I strongly suggest just going with the brown switches at least.
But a few regulars in this thread prefer the Cherry MX Blues for gaming.
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