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I'd disagree with that, I had a G19 and despite being marketed as a high-end gaming keyboard, the build quality was terrible and the keys felt awful.
You misunderstood me. I was talking about Mechanical keyboards. They get marketed as a gaming keyboard, but they aren't. They are just a good keyboard. G19 is a "gaming" keyboard with tonnes of gimmicks and still a crappy rubber dome.
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Hey all, decided to make the switch to a mechanical keyboard but was looking for some suggestions.

Currently use a Logitech G510 and my budget would be $150 max for it, lower the better.

Looking for nice blue or white backlighting, don't have a preference for switches (yet), and could be small form factor or larger.

A couple I've found:

Ducky Shine II

Corsair K70

CM Quickfire variants

1 or 2 Filco models

What would all of your suggestions be on this? I do around 50% gaming 50% work/coding right now
Edited by Azefore - 5/26/13 at 2:53pm
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I'd disagree with that, I had a G19 and despite being marketed as a high-end gaming keyboard, the build quality was terrible and the keys felt awful.
You misunderstood me. I was talking about Mechanical keyboards. They get marketed as a gaming keyboard, but they aren't. They are just a good keyboard. G19 is a "gaming" keyboard with tonnes of gimmicks and still a crappy rubber dome.

My mistake.

But yeah, they're marketted as "gaming boards" probably because the market for "gaming" peripherals is larger than the enthusiast keyboard market and they want to sell as many as possible.
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The Ducky Shine II's are a favorite. Get the switch sampler from WASDkeyboards to choose a switch.
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Hey all, decided to make the switch to a mechanical keyboard but was looking for some suggestions.

Currently use a Logitech G510 and my budget would be $150 max for it, lower the better.

Looking for nice blue or white backlighting, don't have a preference for switches (yet), and could be small form factor or larger.

A couple I've found:

Ducky Shine II

Corsair K70

CM Quickfire variants

1 or 2 Filco models

What would all of your suggestions be on this? I do around 50% gaming 50% work/coding right now

The Shine II (I own two of them) is one of the more expensive options as far as mechanical keyboards go overall, but it is still within your price range. To counter this, it has a lot of options in backlighting color, switch type, and size. They are also the common choice for someone who likes to do a fair bit of both gaming and typing. I'd say for your purposes, you'd probably end up getting either blues or browns, with blues browns being the quieter alternative.
Edited by CptAsian - 5/26/13 at 9:37pm
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The Shine II (I own two of them) is one of the more expensive options as far as mechanical keyboards go overall, but it is still within your price range. To counter this, it has a lot of options in backlighting color, switch type, and size. They are also the common choice for someone who likes to do a fair bit of both gaming and typing. I'd say for your purposes, you'd probably end up getting either blues or browns, with blues being the quieter alternative.

Blues are quieter than Browns now are they? I leave for a few hours and the world goes crazy! tongue.gif
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The Shine II (I own two of them) is one of the more expensive options as far as mechanical keyboards go overall, but it is still within your price range. To counter this, it has a lot of options in backlighting color, switch type, and size. They are also the common choice for someone who likes to do a fair bit of both gaming and typing. I'd say for your purposes, you'd probably end up getting either blues or browns, with blues being the quieter alternative.

Blues are quieter than Browns now are they? I leave for a few hours and the world goes crazy! tongue.gif

Haha, they'd probably only be quieter if you used O-rings. I'd say this guy is deaf to a certain frequency if he thinks blues are quieter than browns.
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Oops. Meant to say that the other way around. tongue.gif
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How are you liking it? Is Cherry MX Red your first switch or did you move from another switch?

Sorry for the late reply. I've had experience with different switches. The one thing I'll say is that the tactile feel and audible response is very tight. It's hard to put my finger on it but I think it has to do with the density of the keycap material(particularly with regards to the stem and the support cross) coupled with the density of the plate the switches are attached to. Both are good quality so the experience is very true.

An example of what I'm talking about would be with my two MX Brown boards. I have a Ducky Shine II TKL MX Brown and feel is very tight with the audible response being very tight. Comparing this to my newer CoolerMaster QuickFire TK MX Brown, the Ducky feels and sounds nicer. The CM is a good board but the make-up of the Ducky aside from the MX switches makes for a better experience. The CM experience feels slightly scratchier. For a bit I thought it was perhaps that the springs in the switches on the Ducky were better(different). I swapped keycaps back and forth looking for the answer and that didn't satisfy the difference. I played with both the boards back forth for a bit and came to the conclusion that it was just not the make up of the keycaps but also the resiliency of the backplate the switches are attached to that gave different overall tactile feel as well as audibles. It could also be possible the springs in the switches are different but on the surface the switches are identical with the Cherry branding on them.

Anywho, that's the reason I came back to post on here and was hoping others might be able to chime in. But, I do love the Reds on the Corsair K70. That board is a keeper on many levels. If my experience with Browns had been limited to the CM board I'd say the Corsair with the Reds was my hands down favorite. But, I do like the feel of the Browns on the Ducky Shine II TKLand I have a Ducky Shine II with Blues and I like them a lot too. I think if Corsair took the same board and just changed the switches out to Brown, it would be ermagod for me.
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Different batches of switches can have differences in feel. It's the actual switches--not what they are mounted on--that will give the scratchy feeling. Cherry makes all the switches, so it does not matter if it's Ducky or CM--a brown switch is a brown switch. Your Ducky can well have a batch of Browns with less friction. My Filco (discontinued limited edition pink TKL) has fairly scratchy MX Blacks, whereas a Filco TKL with MX Browns I've tried was butter smooth. Tried 5-6 different boards with MX Blacks, and all had more or less friction. Some had a good noticeable amount, and that Filco had by far the least (unnoticeable friction). All are Cherry switches, and Filco does not do anything to them, nor CM. The friction is from the switch moving along the stem, not really from the spring.
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Blues are quieter than Browns now are they? I leave for a few hours and the world goes crazy! tongue.gif

I agree, blues are not quieter than browns smile.gif And I've tried both with o-rings. The click in the blues does not disappear with o-rings. Browns have no click and are thus quieter. Bottoming out will sound the same on both switches.
   
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Dell U2412M 24" LZ-GH aluminum/steel TKL keyboard Seasonic G-550 80+ Gold Fractal Design Define R4 
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Logitech MX518 Monoprice dual-surface aluminum IKEA Dioder light-changing LED strip on the roof Monoprice 10 x 6.25" drawing tablet 
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Intel i5 2400 3.8GHz turbo boost Gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 Sapphire Dual-X 7970 OC Samsung 30nm ULP  
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Corsair Force 3 LG DVD-RW Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B Noctua NF-S12B ULN 
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Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14 Fractal Design R2 Silent 140mm fan Bitfenix Spectre 200mm fan Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
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Achieva ShiMian 27" IPSB (tempered glass) Ducky Shine II MX Clears Corsair AX750 BitFenix Survivor in White 
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Logitech MX518 Ikea circle! NZXT Hue Lamptron FC-9 
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i7 3770 @ 4.3 GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX GTX 660 Ti + Accelero Mono Plus, 1.875V G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB at 2133MHz 9-10-11-28-1T... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial m4 Hitachi TravelStar 2.5" SATA III Intel 330  BitFenix Recon fan controller 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair H100i Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14 x 4 (radiator front... Phanteks 140mm fan (exhaust) Fractal Design R2 Silent 140mm fan (bottom intake) 
OSOSOSMonitor
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Windows 8 Professional 64-bit (trying it out) Linux Mint Achieva ShiMian 27" IPSB (tempered glass) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M 24" LZ-GH aluminum/steel TKL keyboard Seasonic G-550 80+ Gold Fractal Design Define R4 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
Logitech MX518 Monoprice dual-surface aluminum IKEA Dioder light-changing LED strip on the roof Monoprice 10 x 6.25" drawing tablet 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2400 3.8GHz turbo boost Gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 Sapphire Dual-X 7970 OC Samsung 30nm ULP  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Corsair Force 3 LG DVD-RW Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B Noctua NF-S12B ULN 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-14 Fractal Design R2 Silent 140mm fan Bitfenix Spectre 200mm fan Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Achieva ShiMian 27" IPSB (tempered glass) Ducky Shine II MX Clears Corsair AX750 BitFenix Survivor in White 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
Logitech MX518 Ikea circle! NZXT Hue Lamptron FC-9 
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