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Why not O-rings? they can help quiet it down a bit, without having to go buy a new board. Home hardware stores usually have some vs buying them online which can be expensive from a keyboard site.
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I've a question, I'm thinking about replace the WASD on my mx blue board with reds, as far as I know, both the corsair k95 and the quickfire rapid are plate mounted.

I would like to have the macro keys on the k95 to be mx blues, and on my QFR, change the wasd to reds and maybe a few other keys as well.
post #13903 of 36906
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MX Clear would be closest to blues without as much noise. However finding a clears board is often an expensive endeavor.

I'd say Browns are closer to Blues. Clears have a much more pronounced bump and are quite a bit heavier.
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I'd say Browns are closer to Blues. Clears have a much more pronounced bump and are quite a bit heavier.
Ergo clears then?
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This might be a dumb question, but I am just curious, I know the key switches durability on cherry switches is said to be 50 million keystrokes, but I was wondering, under normal use (including gaming) how long do cherry switch keyboards last, in years
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Ergo clears then?

In weight maybe, but Ergo Clears will have a much more pronounced bump. The only reason Blues feel more tactile to some people is because you can feel the hesitation of the slider and then get the feedback from it shooting past the actuation point and hitting the bottom of the stem. That coupled with the noise makes some people say they're more tactile than Browns. In truth, the tactile bump is about the same between Browns and Blues and they use the same spring. Clears have a much larger tactile bump than both and are in their own category. Put my 62/65g Ergo Clear board next to Browns or Blues and it's night and day.
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This might be a dumb question, but I am just curious, I know the key switches durability on cherry switches is said to be 50 million keystrokes, but I was wondering, under normal use (including gaming) how long do cherry switch keyboards last, in years

Many many years. There are boards from the 80's and 90's still going strong.
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In weight maybe, but Ergo Clears will have a much more pronounced bump. The only reason Blues feel more tactile to some people is because you can feel the hesitation of the slider and then get the feedback from it shooting past the actuation point and hitting the bottom of the stem. That coupled with the noise makes some people say they're more tactile than Browns. In truth, the tactile bump is about the same between Browns and Blues and they use the same spring. Clears have a much larger tactile bump than both and are in their own category. Put my 62/65g Ergo Clear board next to Browns or Blues and it's night and day.
Many many years. There are boards from the 80's and 90's still going strong.

Blues actually have a heavier spring (50cN vs 45cN) and slightly larger tactile bump. The other things you mentioned about the slider and the sound are true, but even if not for those bits, the blues would still be more tactile and heavier (although you might only notice the heavier part, since the heavier spring means you need a larger bump for it to feel roughly the same).

Also, as you say, ergo Clears have a MUCH more noticeably bump than browns, blues, or even normal clears.

As for the switch life in years... theres no solid number. everyone uses them differently, and some are just not made as well as others. I've killed a couple cherry blue switches in under 4 years despite being very gentle with them and cleaning them literally 1-2 times daily. On the other hand I still have a perfectly functioning Saitek Eclipse 2 (rubber dome board) from like 8 years ago with way more use on it that is working fine.
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Received my US/RU dyesubs from IvanIvanovich on GH. Installled them on my Choc Mini for now, until I get my GH60. biggrin.gif

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Why not O-rings? they can help quiet it down a bit, without having to go buy a new board. Home hardware stores usually have some vs buying them online which can be expensive from a keyboard site.
And ruin the response of the keys ..
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post #13910 of 36906
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And ruin the response of the keys ..

O-rings aren't always bad. Wouldn't it depend on the feel and preference of the end user?

I only had my KBT Race for about a week or two before I decided to add o-rings to it. It's been 18 months since then and I'm very happy with the way it feels. The o-rings definitely helped "silence" the keys and I personally like that fact that I can't bottom out anymore, meaning no loud clunks or harsh shock to my fingers. My keys hit that tactile bump just right before "bottoming out" on the o-ring. This is on MX Brown switches, so it probably wouldn't feel the same for other switches.
    
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