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Finally got this after a terribly long wait
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Finally got this after a terribly long wait
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I see your monkeys and raise you a meep!

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post #7603 of 36850
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I got my work bonus today, looking into getting a mechanical keyboard. I don't know much about them. I'm looking at the following,
Corsair Vengeance K60
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
Tt eSPORTS MEKA G-Unit
CM Storm Quick Fire Pro

If you are sure you want black switches, go with the Meka G1. Its one of the most solid, non-costar keyboards out there. The other board to consider would be the quickfire (costar) if you don't want blacks.
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well there you have it. nothing holding you back!
now give us your soul biggrin.gif

Bow before the almighty and give them your money.
Edited by slytown - 5/23/12 at 8:39pm
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I too am looking to get into a mechanical board as my Lycosa is just plain crap and broken. Plus I can't get used to the keys and placement of my brand new G110 which i will send back to the shop for a refund.

Now, i have only ever typed on a IBM Model M on my internship so my experience is slim to none.
I have however read up on mechanical boards really well so I know pretty much how the different switches and colors work and such.

Since i'm from Holland and don't like to buy outside of the country I might be limited in my choices but still.

One of the boards I can get my hands on pretty easily is the QPad MK80/MK85. It's available at the same price, €103, with any of the 4 colors switches. Black, Blue, Brown or Reds.

Blacks are too hard to press for my taste, so that's a no. Blues make too much noise. That leaves Reds or Browns. The Reds IMO have only 1 disadvantage, the difference in reset / actuation times.
The browns, well, not really a disadvantage but I think the feedback could irritate me cause I'm used to using rubber domes for 10 years tongue.gif

So, is the QPad MK-80 a proper choice or are there other alternatives with Browns or Reds. And which do you guys think is best for fast action FPS games.

As far as a alternative board goes I have just 2 criteria.
- Blue backlit keys. (Matches my other equip)
- No macrokeys and such. Especially not on the left side of the board.
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The browns, well, not really a disadvantage but I think the feedback could irritate me cause I'm used to using rubber domes for 10 years

The tactile feedback of the brown switches is quite subtle, and not much more than that of a rubber dome keyboard. It's nothing like a buckling spring or clicky Alps keyboard.
Edited by ch_123 - 5/26/12 at 1:49am
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The browns, well, not really a disadvantage but I think the feedback could irritate me cause I'm used to using rubber domes for 10 years
The tactile feedback of the brown switches is quite subtle, and not much more than that of a rubber dome keyboard. It's nothing like a buckling spring or clicky Alps keyboard.

I agree that brown is probably the Cherry MX switch most similar to a rubberdome, but after the tactile point the feeling is more smooth with a brown switch. Overall, I think linear switches feel more different from rubberdomes than tactile ones.

I too have used rubberdomes all my life but after trying the four most common Cherry switches, my least favorite by a long shot is the brown. With that said, it does seem to be the most popular switch so understand that this is just my preference.
     
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Hmmm interesting, mind explain why brown is your least favorite a bit. I have red right now, but because they feel a little too linear for me I imagine that brown would be a little better fit for me.
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Hmmm interesting, mind explain why brown is your least favorite a bit. I have red right now, but because they feel a little too linear for me I imagine that brown would be a little better fit for me.

Most will say that the tactility of browns is less apparent than that of blues, making it like a quieter and slightly less tactile blue switch. I only agree about the quieter part, though the slightly lower actuation force may make the tactility less noticeable if the keys are struck quickly and with reasonable force.

With a brown switch the tactile point is earlier and more pronounced. This can be observed on the force diagram because the hump representing the tactile point begins earlier, is shorter in length, and has a steeper slope. What I dislike about browns is how early that peak is and how it collapses immediately afterward. This is similar to how rubberdomes feel, although I think on browns the collapse is more apparent and smoother. Topre switches do the same thing, which is why I wasn't a fan of them either. The blue switch does not collapse in the same way and it does so later and more gradually, making it feel smoother.

Overall I prefer typing on linear switches, though I also like blues.
     
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just got new caps from WASD for my filco...I think it looks awesome. Sorry about my camera, its just a phone.

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