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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 just remembered a couple retailers that ship to Netherlands.

getdigital.de carries the Das Model S in US, UK and DE layout. Filco Majestouch in US layout.

keyboardco.com carries the Filco Majestouch in every layout. keyboardco has a vendor section at geekhack.
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This website sells Deck 82s in Europe from Germany.
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post #8733 of 14564
I ment that i dont really know what switches i should go for. The browns seem to be the most popular, then the blue and then the blacks. But are the Browns more like a old school keyboard thing? I dont want to press too hard. And i dont know, but i think i might like the idea of a clicky feeling when it actuates.
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I ment that i dont really know what switches i should go for. The browns seem to be the most popular, then the blue and then the blacks. But are the Browns more like a old school keyboard thing? I dont want to press too hard. And i dont know, but i think i might like the idea of a clicky feeling when it actuates.
The browns are the pretty light weighing in at 45G. The other would have to be the 35G Topre.

They're a good choice for a first mechanical keyboard. An equal balance between typing and gaming needs.

I have no idea what you mean by old school keyboard thing.
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I ment that i dont really know what switches i should go for. The browns seem to be the most popular, then the blue and then the blacks. But are the Browns more like a old school keyboard thing? I dont want to press too hard. And i dont know, but i think i might like the idea of a clicky feeling when it actuates.
It's buckling springs that are old school but blues are closest I think.

Browns are lightest of the 3. And clicky is a sound. Tactile is the feeling. Blue is both tactile (more so than browns) and clicky.
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I ment that i dont really know what switches i should go for. The browns seem to be the most popular, then the blue and then the blacks. But are the Browns more like a old school keyboard thing? I dont want to press too hard. And i dont know, but i think i might like the idea of a clicky feeling when it actuates.
Well everyone has their own preference, but I like browns for gaming thus far.

Haven't tried blues, but based on my experience with MX clears I don't think I'd like it.
I don't mind tactility on the browns, but was not a fan with how pronounced it was on the clears (compiled w/ higher actuation force).

Going to give black a shot just for the heck of it, if I don't like that then looks like MX Browns will be my all-around weapon of choice
Edited by candy_van - 10/8/10 at 9:47am
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I don't think I would like Blacks. They're pretty much designed to bottom out with it seems... bottoming out on a Filco + heavier 60g weight, imo would be stressful on the fingers.
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I don't think I would like Blacks. They're pretty much designed to bottom out with it seems... bottoming out on a Filco + heavier 60g weight, imo would be stressful on the fingers.
Black's and other linear switches are not designed to be bottomed out.

They're designed for those that want smooth travel on the switch.

Bottoming out on a filco is no different from doing it on most normal keyboards. And actually, those "normal" Dell keyboards that are around right now are actually much worse feeling when you bottom out compared to a filco because the force on rubber domes increase to a point, then instantly drops off and you bottom out activating the key.

Atleast with a Cherry MX-Black or Cherry MX-Red switch; you travel with the same for down the entire way.
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I don't think I would like Blacks. They're pretty much designed to bottom out with it seems... bottoming out on a Filco + heavier 60g weight, imo would be stressful on the fingers.
You don't have to bottom out on the blacks though it's 2mm to actuation and 4mm to bottom.
I don't doubt it will be a bit stiff, but I won't need to deal with the tactile bump in addition to it like I did with clears.

The only reason I don't mind the tactile bump on browns is because they're pretty light to begin with, so it doesn't bother me (while gaming).
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Blacks are really good for gameing. the presure increases with them as you push down. When gameing you will always bottom out, and you will reach the full force of the blacks, 80g. its feels nice and they almost feel like they help return you finger and make it snap back really fast. but at the same time for for me atleast they do not feel like they require alot of force to push down. i guess because they start at 40g.
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