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As you people with some deep pockets drool over a fancy, $200 keyboard, I'll be happily clicking away over here on a $60 Cherry MX Blue board....

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Sorry, I guess I got some people mad. Didn't mean to do that - I should of thought before posting my reply.

I guess I'm impatient with my own build and wishin' I could afford to do more faster.

I apologize...

Mike


No worries! We are all that way at times waiting to build that killer system, and its always just a little (In my case, my current ultimate dream rig is about what a small house would cost) out of reach. If I never see another bag of Ramen noodles again, it would still be too soon. wink.gif


This is right on the money for so many of us. Some people are happy building that 600 dollar gaming rig, and that's fine, but for those of us that want the best, we scratch and save wherever we can. I'm by no means rich, nor do I fall in to the middle class tax bracket having just graduated college, but I've forgone trips, parties, dinners, Starbucks, and all of the other things lots of people spend money on so I can afford to spend money on PCs.

At the end of the day it comes down to what you really want.

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Yeah, clears feel pretty meh to me as well. Mine are all pimped out though, lubed, 67g springs, stickers, etc. If you want a tactile switch I would suggest 55g topre over clears.

Topre are pretty smooth while clears are sharper. I can't really describe the feeling. The actual tactile bump is more sharp on clears and to me it doesn't feel as nice as topre. I still like them, I am typing on them right now but I feel like topre is the better tactile switch.


Might as well throw in a crosspost to keep pictures going, I liked this picture.
 
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I have decided that I actually don't want MX greens in my infinity keyboard since I don't want to try to go from 45g straight to 80g. I am debating between blues and aftermarket springs, or clears. Which one should I do?

Clears.
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its okay, one day you guys will move on, move out, and have all the disposable income you want. As long as you don't have kids, you're golden.

Those 4 extra keys is what has always stopped me from buying a ducky

What he said.
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Do clears feel like a heavy, quiet blue? If so, I have a feeling that they would be perfect (or at least ergo clears would be, one of the two)

They have a smoother feel in my opinion, instead of clicking it's more of a clack.
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That's a lovely looking keyboard HPE!

As for clears... I think the reason why I want them is... I enjoy how the MX Blues feels (especially in comparison to any other switches I've tried, and that includes my current MX Browns), but unfortunately the clickyness tends to cause issues when the spouse is trying to sleep (hence why the one of three reasons why my Coolermaster QuickFire stealth went back - other two were it being TKL (I couldn't do it) and that my pinkies just couldn't handle the stiffer springs over a long period of time).

Clears have that nice tactility to them that the Browns don't necessarily have.. I have been seriously considering a Topre keyboard though, since it just sounds like they're the lovely icing on the cake I'm hoping for... If that makes any sense.

EDIT: Ooooooh, MemoryExpress carries the NovaTouch now, but local stores are out. Grr.
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Honestly, I'd look into getting a used realforce over the novatouch unless you already have a set of PBT caps you could throw on there (though even then, from what I've read the nova doesn't feel as good anyway). They have good resell so you wouldn't lose much even if you don't like it, and if you manage to score a deal via ebay auction you may not lose anything or even make a bit. Topre is one of those things that is kinda hard to recommend because for some it's like the end of the road and for others it's "what, I paid $200+ for something like a rubberdome?"

Reading comparisons really doesn't help either, I researched them for a long time and thought I had an understanding but eventually learned I really didn't. You can read as much as you want about soft tactility or "high end rubberdome" or whatever but it's kinda just like hearing about the difference of a mech vs membrane for the first time. Just something you have to try for yourself.
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That's a lovely looking keyboard HPE!

As for clears... I think the reason why I want them is... I enjoy how the MX Blues feels (especially in comparison to any other switches I've tried, and that includes my current MX Browns), but unfortunately the clickyness tends to cause issues when the spouse is trying to sleep (hence why the one of three reasons why my Coolermaster QuickFire stealth went back - other two were it being TKL (I couldn't do it) and that my pinkies just couldn't handle the stiffer springs over a long period of time).

Clears have that nice tactility to them that the Browns don't necessarily have.. I have been seriously considering a Topre keyboard though, since it just sounds like they're the lovely icing on the cake I'm hoping for... If that makes any sense.

EDIT: Ooooooh, MemoryExpress carries the NovaTouch now, but local stores are out. Grr.
Thanks smile.gif

Yeah, I really wish there was a way for there to be a quiet cherry mx blue switch. I had looked into cherry mx whites at one point in time but I couldn't bring myself to trying them with all the reports of non clicking out of the box and after light use.

Clears are pretty quiet though, so that is a plus if you are looking for something quiet.
 
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Yeah, I really wish there was a way for there to be a quiet cherry mx blue switch. I had looked into cherry mx whites at one point in time but I couldn't bring myself to trying them with all the reports of non clicking out of the box and after light use.

Clears are pretty quiet though, so that is a plus if you are looking for something quiet.

That is definitely an issue with whites. My Pure has a few keys that sound a bit different and the esc key has no click at all. If it was an alpha that didn't click and all the rest did it would really bother me. I like the feel of them though, so I am good with the inconsistencies. I always find my way back to blues though, just a very satisfying switch to me.
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That is definitely an issue with whites. My Pure has a few keys that sound a bit different and the esc key has no click at all. If it was an alpha that didn't click and all the rest did it would really bother me. I like the feel of them though, so I am good with the inconsistencies. I always find my way back to blues though, just a very satisfying switch to me.
I wonder why they do that. i remember someone on geekhack had got a bag of 110 or something and only 40 of them clicked well.

From first hand experience, how much quieter do you find white switches to blues? It's hard to tell by youtube videos and everything because all mics are different.
 
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Yeah, clears feel pretty meh to me as well. Mine are all pimped out though, lubed, 67g springs, stickers, etc. If you want a tactile switch I would suggest 55g topre over clears.

Topre are pretty smooth while clears are sharper. I can't really describe the feeling. The actual tactile bump is more sharp on clears and to me it doesn't feel as nice as topre. I still like them, I am typing on them right now but I feel like topre is the better tactile switch.

So you would suggest a 55g topre board as a quiet alternative to my MX Blues instead of MX Clears or Ergo-Clears?
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So you would suggest a 55g topre board as a quiet alternative to my MX Blues instead of MX Clears or Ergo-Clears?
Well I don't think either of those switches are a real alternative to blues. None of them feel remotely similar to blues. But for tactile switches, I prefer 55g topre over ergo clears (Which seem to be everyones "god" cherry switch)
 
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Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
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ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P SPI Magna Gold 750w 
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Corsair Obsidian 250D Zowie EC1-A Steelseries QCK XXL Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany 
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Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
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