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Hi guys,
I want to buy a mechanical keyboard too. But i cant descide what i want. What keyswitches do you think are best? I kinda want a mechanical keyboard that doesnt make too much noise.
I was looking at the zibal 60 and the max nighthawk series. I want a backlight keyboard with media keys (or function+Fkeys that work like media keys like on the zibal and nighthawk series)
Interested in your opinions,
regards,
McLovin

My favorites are Red and Topre switches, which are both very quiet. If you want a key that takes more force to actuate, you can always get black switches which are also quiet. I prefer Red and Topre because they are light and quiet.
    
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My favourite are actually blue, but i own black right now. I must confess that those are the only 2 types i've tried.

I wouldn't get blue switches if you don't want an audiable click, i'd go with brown for those. However if you want a linear switch go for black or red.

It's really a matter of which you prefer, it's a shame you can't try some out.
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In the posts before i see that most people get cherry MX brown switches. Whats the diffrence between this and red?
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This is a great place to start
http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide/0_40#post_6009482

Ha, I was just about to link that thumb.gif
    
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Ok thanks, looks like brown and red dont make much diffrence (only tactile feedback) and blacks are stiffer reds. Thanks for info.
Still cant choose between the Zibal 60 (Black swiches) and the Max Nightawk X8 (brown swiches).

I've seen some pictures that keys of Zibal 60 (early versions) actually deteriorate quite quickly (wears out), is this an known issue?
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It's a great thread. IIRC it's linked to by toms hardware because it's probably better than anything they can write.
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Ok thanks, looks like brown and red dont make much diffrence (only tactile feedback) and blacks are stiffer reds. Thanks for info.
Still cant choose between the Zibal 60 (Black swiches) and the Max Nightawk X8 (brown swiches).
I've seen some pictures that keys of Zibal 60 (early versions) actually deteriorate quite quickly (wears out), is this an known issue?

There are several people in the thread with this keyboard, I'm not one of them so I cannot attest to how they are now. I have heard from people in the thread however that Mionix has great customer support, and will replace your keys if you have issues with them. So I guess it's an issue if you don't want the company to send you new keys or put on custom ones. Otherwise I wouldn't let it concern you.
    
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Thanks guys for ur help,

Im gonna wait untill (that is if) someone who has a Max Nighthawk X8 cherry brown swiches or Mionix Zibal 60 owners recommends their keyboard or recommend not to get it before ill make a descision.

The zibal 60 looks more interesting too me atm.

Thanks for all ur help guys, great thread.

Edit: Reply trough PM is fine too. (if u'd like to help me decide)
Edited by McLovinHD - 7/31/12 at 8:05am
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Thanks guys for ur help,
Im gonna wait untill (that is if) someone who has a Max Nighthawk X8 cherry brown swiches or Mionix Zibal 60 owners recommends their keyboard or recommend not to get it before ill make a descision.
The zibal 60 looks more interesting too me atm.
Thanks for all ur help guys, great thread.
Edit: Reply trough PM is fine too. (if u'd like to help me decide)

I know there are people who have recommended the Zibal 60 back several pages in the thread. Let me find it for you.

Edit: http://www.overclock.net/t/538389/mechanical-keyboard-club/7840#post_17435719

There's one recommendation. Just click "Search this thread" and type Zibal 60. There are several people with the board. In the very least you can PM them and ask questions.

Can do the same with the Nighthawk: http://www.overclock.net/t/538389/mechanical-keyboard-club/8410#post_17676459

There are other Nighthawk owners in the thread as well.
Edited by Crunkles - 7/31/12 at 8:13am
    
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