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post #11 of 21
omg the clicky sound is my favorite part of the blues board.
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I mainly just game on my desktop so mx blacks would be fine. Know of any good mx blacks for gaming?
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I mainly just game on my desktop so mx blacks would be fine. Know of any good mx blacks for gaming?
Deck (come in either linear (mx blacks) or tactile (mx clears - like browns but stiffer))
Steelseries 7G or 6Gv2

Both are worth looking into. Deck has very good build quality and backlighting if you like that. I'm not familiar with the steelseries so I don't know of the issues/concerns with them.

Duckys come with blacks too, only problem is the OCN ones don't come with blacks. Some are available on ebay. Note that the cheaper one has blank keys. That seller has had some with printed keys in the past.

This thread is worth checking out.

Filco's were good as well, but the people who sold them in the US recently stopped. Supposedly they are going to be selling similar keyboards soon (leopolds). Filco's are available other places though. They have pad printed keys which can wear off after a long time or leave shiny keys.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
MX Browns have the tactile feel like MX Blues
Ambiguous statement is ambiguous.
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I'll be honest, I like quiet keyboards too. I have AT101W's (black alps switches) which to me are pretty loud. I've read buckling springs are even louder
All the sound from Black Alps comes from bottoming out. However, their force progression is such that it's almost impossible to not bottom out on them.

As for buckling springs, it very much depends on the board and the variation of the mechanism used. A Model M in good condition wouldn't be much louder than the bottoming out sound of a Black Alps.
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post #16 of 21
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How would you guys compare the MX Brown switches to regular keyboards as far as loudness of typing goes?
As most have stated, brown switches are quiet. If you learn to type and game without bottoming out it will be more quiet than normal dome keyboards like g110. Blacks are louder than browns as it's harder to learn not to bottom out
    
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post #17 of 21
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Amazon offers the steelseries and the das boards so I will try them both out and see if I prefer mx blacks or browns.

If I like the blacks then I will get the Deck 82 and if I like the browns then I will get the XArmor provided it gets good reviews as it is still new.
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post #18 of 21
Go with MX Blacks. There the best IMO.
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by spike6792 View Post
Go with MX Blacks. There the best IMO.
Why do you think the blacks are best?
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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by mysticstryk View Post
Why do you think the blacks are best?
Its personal choice.

Browns arent going to be "silent" theyre the quietest of the bunch, but not silent as you still have bottom out noise so unless you want to mod every single keycap and switch, its going to be a little louder than a membrane.

Topre capacitive switches are supposedly quieter than browns, but i have a feeling youre not looking to shell out 180$+ for a keyboard.
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