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Yeah its a bummer that I can't test them out in person and my only reference are youtube videos and I'm sure that I will like both of them. I'll just have to buy both of them and see for myself which one I prefer. I'll try to do a follow up review when I get them. Then return one of them since I can't have both smile.gif

I'll have to wait till my next paycheck before I place the order...ahem orders.
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post #12 of 48
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Originally Posted by GianCCD View Post
@TwoCables

Yeah its a bummer that I can't test them out in person and my only reference are youtube videos and I'm sure that I will like both of them. I'll just have to buy both of them and see for myself which one I prefer. I'll try to do a follow up review when I get them. Then return one of them since I can't have both

I'll have to wait till my next paycheck before I place the order...ahem orders.
I envy your willpower because I wouldn't be able to return either of them once I had both!
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post #13 of 48
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Originally Posted by runeazn View Post
wait a brown is no way betweeen a black and a blue?

its just a blue without sound...
They also feel quite different.

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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
MX-Browns are 20Mil, MX-Blues are 20Mil, MX-Blacks are 50Mil (to memory.)

Though generally they'll last longer than that.
Or much less
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post #14 of 48
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Hey guys just went to Fry's and tried out their mechanical keyboards the Steelseries 7G(Cherry MX Black Switches) and the Siig USB mechanical keyboard(Mechanical Keyboard Guide says it uses the Black Alps Fukkas, but I removed one of the key and it's white).

I tried both and I can honestly say that I am liking the feel of the Black switches on Steelseries 7G compared to the Siig which is clicky. Idk if the Black Alps have the same feel as the MX Blue switches, but if they do then I have a pretty good sense of how they are. I still yet to find out how the MX Brown switches feel, but I am now more leaning towards the MX Black switches.

I know that Steelseries 7G and 6GV2 uses the same MX Black switches and since the 6GV2 is the newer version and has a bigger BS button then It's what I'll get end of the week come payday.

There's really a big difference between the build of a mechanical keyboard to standard keyboard, but I think for me I prefer the MX Black switches now. Idk it's something about how they feel when I type that makes them feel solid and built to last and it's got the bells and whistles that I wanted such as the:
1.) FN Media Keys.
2.) Simple and compact.
3.) Big BS button and close to the layout I wanted(enter key though big doesn't really bother me).
4.) It's heavy and feels sturdy.
5.) 50M cycles should last me a long time.


Having to play with a demo first before buying is such a comfort and very satisfying.

Thanks to all who commented on this thread and I appreciate your time.
Edited by YanYan001 - 3/8/11 at 5:32pm
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post #15 of 48
That's actually a mistake I corrected, but the SIIG board is White Alps.
I fixed it in the guide though.

As for MX-Black boards, there's also the Thermaltake Meka G1 which is around $140 and has a standard layout, and comes with a wrist rest.
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post #16 of 48
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That's actually a mistake I corrected, but the SIIG board is White Alps.
I fixed it in the guide though.

As for MX-Black boards, there's also the Thermaltake Meka G1 which is around $140 and has a standard layout, and comes with a wrist rest.
Thanks Tator Tot for help oh and I checked out the Thermaltake, but I think I'll my mind is set with 6GV2.
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post #17 of 48
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Originally Posted by GianCCD View Post
Thanks Tator Tot for help oh and I checked out the Thermaltake, but I think I'll my mind is set with 6GV2.
It's a solid board, I just happen to like the standard ANSI layout of the Meka G1.

Both are MX-Black boards with very similar build quality.
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post #18 of 48
OP drive down to your local Fry's Electronics or Microcenter. I know Fry's has the Blackwidow on display (blues) and the Steelseries 7G (blacks). There you can answer all of your questions. Let me tell you man, the blues sound and feel amazing. I haven't tried browns tho, so I can't compare.
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So if you have 104 keys and do the Stochastic Simulation of 20M MTBF I wonder what you get? Assume Poisson distribution. Correct answer using only an abacus will get you into MIT.
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My OCN Ducky with the brown switches gets here tomorrow, then I can at least begin to give some advice from a mech-noob standpoint.
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