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Anybody type lower speed use the mechanical keyboard ? I wouldn't buy before over then 60 wpm.

that's an odd viewpoint, I wouldn't choose a keyboard based on typing speed, I would go for comfort and feel. you saying a slow typing gamer wouldn't see a benefit?
    
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that's an odd viewpoint, I wouldn't choose a keyboard based on typing speed, I would go for comfort and feel. you saying a slow typing gamer wouldn't see a benefit?

Not sure how a gamer would benefit from a mechanical keyboard.

Unless he is simply enjoying the press of WASD and the potential click.
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Not sure how a gamer would benefit from a mechanical keyboard.

Unless he is simply enjoying the press of WASD and the potential click.

I would think faster actuation times, a more responsive keyboard, depending on the game of course, with Cherry reds and browns being the gamer's choice, however some are moving to black for the certainty of a keypress rather than accidental, not forgetting well developed n-key rollover systems to prevent keyboard errors.

As a gamer and a typist I do see a benefit to both.
    
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that's an odd viewpoint, I wouldn't choose a keyboard based on typing speed, I would go for comfort and feel. you saying a slow typing gamer wouldn't see a benefit?

Not sure how a gamer would benefit from a mechanical keyboard.

Unless he is simply enjoying the press of WASD and the potential click.
Guys the core benefits of a mechanical keyboard aren't that they magically increase your typing speed it's the keyboards feel, comfort, and durability of course gamers are going to want all those hell anybody would want all those. I could see gamers benefiting from the durability especially if they're playing a game where you have to repeatedly mash keys over and over again but it's mostly for the feel of the switch, which is why most people buy mechanical anyways.
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Idk, I'd personally argue playing on a mechanical keyboard I'd be worse off. With a membrane keyboard you'd pretty much either press the button or not press the button. The actuation point so to speak is right at the top..so the button goes down or it doesn't. I've never had an issue with repetitive key pressed on a membrane keyboard, but I have on a mechanical keyboard. You'd have to be using a PS/2 adapter to get N-Key rollover. I'd think most gamers probably use USB, but let's assume they make use of PS/2. For a gamer's needs, N-key rollover seems rather useless..or am I wrong? I would think you press more buttons whilst typing than you would playing a game. Maybe I'm wrong though?

Never had an issue with pressing buttons on a membrane keyboard or not having it register (while gaming). Typing you can't roll your face on the keyboard, so I suppose that's a negative since you occasionally need to slam your face on the keyboard whilst gaming.
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No, I think N key is mainly better for gamers. When you are typing you shouldn't really be pressing more than maybe 2 keys at once, if that. But while gaming you can be spamming a bunch of buttons or holding them down, etc..
 
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No, I think N key is mainly better for gamers. When you are typing you shouldn't really be pressing more than maybe 2 keys at once, if that. But while gaming you can be spamming a bunch of buttons or holding them down, etc..

This. 2kro is fine for typing, you aren't hitting any letters at the same time.

As for gaming, 6KRO is fine except in the most extreme cases on games that are keyboard only- so PS/2 isn't normally needed.
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This. 2kro is fine for typing, you aren't hitting any letters at the same time.

As for gaming, 6KRO is fine except in the most extreme cases on games that are keyboard only- so PS/2 isn't normally needed.

Both good points.

I would go back to the repetitive key switch presses though. On more than one occasion I've caught myself trying to press the same button twice, but not having the second register..likely because I didn't raise the key above the actuation point so it could re-actuate.

Don't think I've ever had that problem on membrane.
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There are so many switch types if you use black's you're not going to get accidental presses plus there are switches such as topres, which have their actuation point at the top. Cherry ml switches do to if I remember correctly. Also there are n key rollover implementations that work over USB. Again the main benefits to a mechanical keyboard are their durability and feel.
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There are so many switch types if you use black's you're not going to get accidental presses plus there are switches such as topres, which have their actuation point at the top. Cherry ml switches do to if I remember correctly. Also there are n key rollover implementations that work over USB. Again the main benefits to a mechanical keyboard are their durability and feel.
Definitely. That's what I like about mine..I'm just not sure if I was a gamer focused on a gamer-centric keyboard if I would find a mechanical to be something I'd be looking at.

Durability/Punishment.

I've had lots of membrane keyboards that were durable. The build quality was for sure far less superior to a mechanical, but I'm not sure that would make it last any less than a mechanical. I think the durability factor is really more of a solid feel sort of thing.
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