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I was reading the op and I don't really understand the difference between blues and browns, is it just the noise?
Edited by GIMJ - 10/8/10 at 7:50am
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post #8723 of 14551
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Originally Posted by GIMJ View Post
I was reading the op and I don't really understand the difference between blues and browns, is it just the noise?
Blues are clicky, slightly heavier, have a more pronounced tactile bump, and the reset point is higher than the actuation point.
post #8724 of 14551
so the reset point isn't higher than the actuation point on browns?
post #8725 of 14551
correct. Cherry MX Blue is a typing switch. some people have problems playing games with them because of the reset point. Razer decided to manufacture and sell a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches the only problem is they market it towards gamers instead of typist

if your looking for a mechanical keyboard to play games and type you should buy a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches.

if your looking for a mechanical keyboard to play games and occasionally type you should buy a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Black switches.

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post #8726 of 14551
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Originally Posted by lmnop View Post
correct. Cherry MX Blue is a typing switch. some people have problems playing games with them because of the reset point. Razer decided to manufacture and sell a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches the only problem is they market it towards gamers instead of typist

if your looking for a mechanical keyboard to play games and type you should buy a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches.

if your looking for a mechanical keyboard to play games and occasionally type you should buy a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Black switches.

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Ditto'ed, except I'd like to add:

If you feel the browns are too light, consider the clear switches. If you think the Blacks are too heavy, consider the red switches.
post #8727 of 14551
Quote:
Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
Ditto'ed, except I'd like to add:

If you feel the browns are too light, consider the clear switches. If you think the Blacks are too heavy, consider the red switches.
he lives in Canada. Cherry MX Clear switches are not available.

your choices are simple.

steelseries 7g (Cherry MX Black)
steelseries 6gv2 (Cherry MX Black)
Das Model S Silent (Cherry MX Brown)
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Red switches are too rare/expensive for anyone who isn't a mechanical enthusiast to consider IMO.
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post #8729 of 14551
I just recently found out about mechanical keyboards, and even more recently i found this topic. (Its GREAT)
But im still confused Imnop explains the switches but most keyboards that are a bit in my price range have Black or Blue Cherry's. I mostly game but offcourse i typ too. I dont know what switches i should pick. The Steelseries 7G uses black(?) and the Razer uses Blue. I dont know any board with browns.
And is it still comfortable to type on Black's?

Btw my price range is <100
post #8730 of 14551
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Originally Posted by DeltaGunner View Post
I just recently found out about mechanical keyboards, and even more recently i found this topic. (Its GREAT)
But im still confused Imnop explains the switches but most keyboards that are a bit in my price range have Black or Blue Cherry's. I mostly game but offcourse i typ too. I dont know what switches i should pick. The Steelseries 7G uses black(?) and the Razer uses Blue. I dont know any board with browns.
And is it still comfortable to type on Black's?

Btw my price range is <100
I suggest you sign up at geekhack because I don't know what is available to you. there are a couple mechanical keyboard enthusiast from Netherlands there.
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