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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.

I think you have your terminology mixed up, at least in relation to my observations. Topres feel smoother to me than MX tactile switches. If you ask any veterans they will see MX Clears are the closest to many rubber domes. I was just confused by your saying browns were because I find browns quite different from rubber domes, for their tactility and their low force actuation.
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I think you have your terminology mixed up, at least in relation to my observations. Topres feel smoother to me than MX tactile switches. If you ask any veterans they will see MX Clears are the closest to many rubber domes. I was just confused by your saying browns were because I find browns quite different from rubber domes, for their tactility and their low force actuation.

I had a Topre 55g that I used for a few days before deciding to sell it. While it was slightly smoother than a rubber dome, smooth is not a word I would use to characterize the feeling. I did not find the difference in feel between that Topre and an ordinary rubber dome to be all that different. I understand the 45g is lighter so that may feel smoother but I haven't tried. I've also never tried clears, but I can imagine it feeling more similar to a rubber dome than the other Cherry switches.

At this point I have owned keyboards with brown, blue, black, and red switches. While none of them feel like rubber domes, I would compare the short build-up and quick drop-off of brown switches to them. Not all rubber domes require that much more force than browns so I disagree about citing its lower actuation force. Ultimately my point was that I do not find it accurate to say that browns and blues are both tactile, with the main difference being that blues click and require slightly more actuation force. Their tactile properties are very different.
     
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I find it weird that 'experienced' mech keyboards guys are trying to find the closest to rubber domes, I thought we were trying to get away from rubber domes. I myself being a mech board newb wouldn't mind something a little closer to a rubber dome than my reds, but I'm getting used to them.

I actually don't want 'closer to rubber dome' for the sake of familiarity but rather because I find reds not too light to depress overall, but too light initially so a little more initial force required would be good for me. My biggest problem (which I know is just due to bad typing form, so no need to chastise me) is that it's so easy to activate a key near the target as well as one you meant to hit, not from a complete miss with the finger but more from a slight miss like sloppy aim or fat fingeredness whatever you want to call it. So I just want keys that are a little less likely to be activated by a strong breeze initially while still being light overall and I think browns would do that for me.
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I'm not sure how "experienced" I am, considering I've only been using mechanical keyboards for seven months but I have had a chance to sample the switches quite a bit. I don't know if you were referring to me, but I don't believe I ever indicated wanting anything like a rubber dome. I'm actually very happy to get away from rubber domes. After several years of searching for a keyboard I would actually like and always coming up short, I do not miss them one bit.

Originally, I found black switches to be a great departure from rubber domes, having instantly fallen in love with their feel. Earlier this week I got a keyboard with reds, which are now my new favorite. Good luck finding your favorite switch. smile.gif
     
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I know this thread probably gets this question every page, and I apologize in advance, but could anyone suggest a good mechanical keyboard for <$200?

I live in the UK and I don't know where I can try out any mechanical keyboards as we don't really have any enthusiast PC stores so 'try before you buy' isn't really an option, the only mechanical keyboard I've really tried out so far is the Steelseries 6GV2 which was great, but I can't find the switch type so I'm not sure what other keyboards there are out there that might be better.

I see lots of people raving about the Filco keyboards, are they particularly amazing?

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. smile.gif
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I know this thread probably gets this question every page, and I apologize in advance, but could anyone suggest a good mechanical keyboard for <$200?

I live in the UK and I don't know where I can try out any mechanical keyboards as we don't really have any enthusiast PC stores so 'try before you buy' isn't really an option, the only mechanical keyboard I've really tried out so far is the Steelseries 6GV2 which was great, but I can't find the switch type so I'm not sure what other keyboards there are out there that might be better.

I see lots of people raving about the Filco keyboards, are they particularly amazing?

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. smile.gif

First thing is first, have a read through the mechanical keyboard guide, it should give you a great starting knowledge. http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide

 

The Steelseries 6GV2 uses black switches, personally I use it as my main board on my rig as I do more gaming than typing on it. However I am getting a new board with red switches in it (which I have tried a few times at my friends house) which I am planning to be my main board. I also have brown and blue switches to compare to and if you enjoyed the black switches you should find the reds as good all rounders.


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Cooler Master Storm Trigger

Wish there's a mechanical keyboard with the bottom row of keys (ctrl, win key, alt, space bar, etc) rounded instead edgy squares.

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First thing is first, have a read through the mechanical keyboard guide, it should give you a great starting knowledge. http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide

The Steelseries 6GV2 uses black switches, personally I use it as my main board on my rig as I do more gaming than typing on it. However I am getting a new board with red switches in it (which I have tried a few times at my friends house) which I am planning to be my main board. I also have brown and blue switches to compare to and if you enjoyed the black switches you should find the reds as good all rounders.

I read through the guide but it didn't really help me narrow down to a specific keyboard, although blues, blacks and reds all sound good, although they also sound like they are the most popular.
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Add me please, got a CM Storm Quickfire Pro with browns. wheee.gif

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