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Ducky? Filco? Das? or go gaming keyboard?

I will be doing heavy FPS gaming and don't know what switch to choose.

If I had to go gaming, then the preferred brands are Razer, Steelseries and Logitech.

I will also be doing general browsing and typing up stuff for work.
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I would personally recommend the black widow. I just got mine a couple weeks ago. The build quality seems great. The board is heavy and stays put. Keys feel good and clicky. It was my first mechanical and i'm very happy with it. Typing is much easier and the keys gives you confidence to type faster. Overall great board. Well worth the $70.
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Everyone have their own preferences. Having said that, for FPS I'd recommend you try one with Cherry MX black switches.. doesn't matter which brand (Ducky, Filco, etc). I play mostly FPS games and after having tried blue & brown switches, I settled on the black.

You, being in HK ,should be able to find some good deal on Ducky.
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Everyone have their own preferences. Having said that, for FPS I'd recommend you try one with Cherry MX black switches.. doesn't matter which brand (Ducky, Filco, etc). I play mostly FPS games and after having tried blue & brown switches, I settled on the black.

You, being in HK ,should be able to find some good deal on Ducky.
hmmm which models? there many ducky's out there. and should I go for the OCN one? how expensive is it compared to the normal one?
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hmmm which models? there many ducky's out there. and should I go for the OCN one? how expensive is it compared to the normal one?
GH's wiki is a good place to start (thanks to Ripster for that). Shoot, you have stores there that you could just walk in and try different switches first before you buy. Talk about having it made. lol We have none of that here in L.A.
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post #7 of 29
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GH's wiki is a good place to start (thanks to Ripster for that). Shoot, you have stores there that you could just walk in and try different switches first before you buy. Talk about having it made. lol We have none of that here in L.A.
haha in hk we have dozens of shops that sell them, das, filco, ducky, cherry, the whole lot.
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Go ahead. Rub it in. Let me know if you find a good store and I'll add it the WW Shopping Guide.
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I may be going to HK in the summer. Time to pick me up a cheap "No poo" keyboard...
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Quote:
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haha in hk we have dozens of shops that sell them, das, filco, ducky, cherry, the whole lot.
So, you got Cherry from Taiwan, Cherry from Taiwan, Cherry from Taiwan, Cherry from Taiwan, Cherry from Czech Republic, the whole lot! Would you like Cherry with that?

But what if you don't like Cherry?

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