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Originally Posted by Iceman0803;12581528 
Both blues and browns have a distinct tactile bump about halfway through their travel. However, the blues have and audible click as well as a slightly heavier key press than the browns.

Being that you're used to rubber dome boards the keys will feel sensitive at first (browns more so than blues) and you may be prone to accidental key presses until you get used to the weight (which for me didn't take more than a few days or so).

As for which switch is best for gaming, that's more about personal preference than anything. For example my first mech board (not counting the model M we had when I was a kid) was a Filco board with cherry blues. I used it for gaming with no problems but others say they are awful for a gaming board. With regards to gameplay improvement that depends on the person. Some say the use of a mech board was a big improvement for them while others (myself included) believe any improvement is negligible. You will notice however that your fingers will feel less fatigued over long periods of gaming (and typing for that matter).

The biggest difference for me when I made the switch to a mech board was typing. Not only did I notice less fatigue, once I got used to the feel of the keys my overall speed and accuracy went up as well.

Last, but not least, mech boards are just much more fun to use! I find myself looking for any excuse to type something out. Gotta be careful though they can turn in to an addiction lol. I purchased my first one in Dec '09 and am now up to 5 total and considering a 6th.

Wow, great info. Thank you very much.

I do think I want to go with the browns to keep things a bit more quiet. My gaming rig is in my family room where others sometimes watch TV.

Unfortunately I do sort of need a backlight because I cannot type to save my life, and I often find myself poking around in the dark to type something into the game chat. I like gaming in the dark. It feels like there are less distractions.

EDIT: To hell with it. I'm ordering the OCN Ducky keyboard with the browns.

Wish me luck!

EDIT: ORDERED! I can't wait!!!
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 3/2/11 at 3:08pm
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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker;12580776 
EDIT: The most important question I forgot to even ask. Are they backlit? I cannot tell from the pics.

As said, they aren't backlit, however we are exploring that option for the future. smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker;12580776 
EDIT: The most important question I forgot to even ask. Are they backlit? I cannot tell from the pics.

The only mech boards that I am aware of that are backlit are the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/XARMOR-U9BL-Backlit-Keyboard-Illuminated-Mechanical/dp/B003XQE040"]XARMOR U9BL[/ame], the [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Razer-BlackWidow-Ultimate-Mechanical-Keyboard/dp/B003ZJ5B4I"]Razer BlackWidow[/ame], and [ame="http://www.deckkeyboards.com/"]Deck keyboards[/ame]. The [ame="http://www.deckkeyboards.com/product_info.php?products_id=95"]Deck Legend Frost[/ame] with cherry clears is my current daily driver.

EDIT: I have no clue why the Deck links aren't working the url tags are correct. Oh well.
Edited by Iceman0803 - 3/2/11 at 4:53pm
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Originally Posted by Iceman0803;12588128 
The only mech boards that I am aware of that are backlit are the XARMOR U9BL, the Razer BlackWidow, and Deck keyboards. The Deck Legend Frost with cherry clears is my current daily driver.

EDIT: I have no clue why the Deck links aren't working the url tags are correct. Oh well.

Strange... If I quote myself the links work correctly with no changes. Sorry for the double post btw.
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Did anyone notice the thread over at GeekHack about this? It is simply hilarious. There is like 1 or 2 guys who are furious that OCN has their own keyboards (when the premier keyboard forum doesn't even have them) and the rest of the people are really cool about it and a few of them actually ordered as soon as they saw the keyboards at this price.

I like GeekHack and have an account there and a few posts, and this is not the first time I have seen some anti-OCN stuff going on over there. Fortunately I know of at least 3 other OCN members who are active on GH, so it's all handled.
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Oh I know. Well, we couldn't have pulled this off without admin, he does some really amazing things for the site, and he's not even close to done.

Edit: I might also note, for the Geekhack regulars lurking the thread, while these Duckys aren't exactly custom, just branded, we may be able to change that. It's too far off right now, nothing's really decided, but... well. You'll have to see later on. wink.gif
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Oh I know. Well, we couldn't have pulled this off without admin, he does some really amazing things for the site, and he's not even close to done.

Edit: I might also note, for the Geekhack regulars lurking the thread, while these Duckys aren't exactly custom, just branded, we may be able to change that. It's too far off right now, nothing's really decided, but... well. You'll have to see later on. wink.gif

Well, I ordered one of the browns from Tank Guys today. I think what you guys are doing for the promotion of mechanical keyboards is far greater than even the group who is supposedly the authority on mechanical keyboards.

They really should be ashamed of themselves for insulting people who are simply trying to get others interested in something that they obviously hold very dear.

It is like the equivalent of OCN slamming a website because they are all big Dell enthusiasts. You need to let people get involved in a scene somewhere, and hope they find a way to your level of understanding. Besides, it is people's own business that they like what they like and they buy what they buy.

And one of the greatest things I love about OCN is that a mod would never let such biased hate for what another forum is doing get so far. Good luck OCN and thanks for everything.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 3/2/11 at 10:34pm
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They really should be ashamed of themselves for insulting people who are simply trying to get others interested in something that they obviously hold very dear.

It is like the equivalent of OCN slamming a website because they are all big Dell enthusiasts. it is people's own business that they like what they like and they buy what they buy. At least I know that our mods would never let such a thread get so far.

Well, that's their thing if they want to do that, more laughs for us, as long as they keep it to their site. tongue.gif If they can make a greater custom keyboard than we could possibly dream of, then I say bring it on, I think it'll be fun. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker;12590750 
Well, I ordered one of the browns from Tank Guys today. I think what you guys are doing for the promotion of mechanical keyboards is far greater than even a group is supposedly the authority on mechanical keyboards.

They really should be ashamed of themselves for insulting people who are simply trying to get others interested in something that they obviously hold very dear.

It is like the equivalent of OCN slamming a website because they are all big Dell enthusiasts. You need to let people get involved in a scene somewhere, and hope they find a way to your level of understanding. Besides, it is people's own business that they like what they like and they buy what they buy. At least I know that our mods would never let such a thread get so far.

Don't take anything said elsewhere personally - I sure don't. smile.gif The problem with big groups of people in general is that, no matter how great the majority of a group is, the ones that stand out and make noise are the ones that get noticed. I've popped in over at Geekhack on occasion, and had seen the thread discussing this announcement - in general I like what I've seen. Of course, some people find reason to complain about anything, but I don't think those folks reflect upon Geekhack as a whole. Every forum has their fare share of downers.
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had my OCN ducky for a week now and I love it! I took the keys off my das, cleaned up it really good and boxed it back up! biggrin.gif
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