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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.
I actually went to their website first and checked to see if they have any Razer BW/BWU, but apparently no fry's near my area have them in stock. So I was only able to try out the Steelseries 7G and SIIG USB Mechanical. I was playing around with all the keyboards they have on display even all the logitechs, but non can compare to the Steelseries 7G which was heaven to type on. I knew right away that it was what I'm looking for. SIIG white alps switches for me was a bit clicky and not enough tension when pressed. It's like 7G=massaging a woman with a toned and moisturized body, and SIIG=massaging a woman with a dry, brittle and cracking skin and I don't mean to offend anyone who has SIIG ,but it's what comes to mind. This still doesnt mean that it's inferior to rubber domes, because the difference is still huge. SIIG would be my pick if I were to choose between it and any logitech.

But yeah if there were any Razer BW/BWU in stock then I would find out right there and then which switch is better. For now my mind is set on the 7G or 6GV2.
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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.
I was kinda hesitant about the whole idea of ordering without knowing what I'm buying and this mechanical keyboard thing is kind of new to me. Perhaps in the future I'll be able to try or possibly own MX Black, Brown, Blue and Red switches . And please do let me know how your Ducky is.
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Once my future 6GV2 dies or grow tired of it then I'll order me a OCN Ducky Brown cuz it has alot of features that I normally need and the style/layout I want for a keyboard.
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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.
This makes me wonder which White Alps switch it had. I mean, I'm trying to help rewrite the Mechanical Keyboard Guide so that its readability is improved and also so that it's easier to understand, and the result is I learned all about the White Alps. Some are decent while some aren't. They are all tactile and clicky, and some are supposedly superior to the Cherry MX Blues while some are quite inferior.

In other words, since you preferred the Cherry MX Blacks, it leads me to wonder if that SIIG board had the "inferior" White Alps. I mean, the Cherry MX series is a high-end series of switches, so I dunno...
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The SIIG Mini Keyboard has White XM switches. I can't think of any other switch that is hated by everyone who tries it.

...except the Cherry MY...

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the result is I learned all about the White Alps
Even trying to understand one Alps switch is a lifelong process. I recommend not starting. Look what it did to Ripster.
Edited by ch_123 - 3/9/11 at 1:35am
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Oh, so then I was right. Now I see why you didn't like the SIIG, GianCCD!
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Oh, so then I was right. Now I see why you didn't like the SIIG, GianCCD!
But it doesn't mean I hate it, I just prefered the feel of the Blacks over the White Alps. There really is a distinct feel between standard keyboards and mechanical keyboard. I think I consider myself a convert now.

btw the White Alps picture on the "Mech Guide" was similar to the one I saw in the SIIG USB Mechanical FullKeyboard.
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post #28 of 48
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But it doesn't mean I hate it, I just prefered the feel of the Blacks over the White Alps. There really is a distinct feel between standard keyboards and mechanical keyboard. I think I consider myself a convert now.

btw the White Alps picture on the "Mech Guide" was similar to the one I saw in the SIIG USB Mechanical FullKeyboard.
But they all look like that.

What I should have said was that now I can see why you preferred the Cherry MX Blacks: that SIIG had the "XM" versions of the White Alps.
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post #29 of 48
i still think the blues are too soft some times i find myself pressing keys while sliding my fingers over them. it happens more often than not.
i might just buy 27 cherry black switches and solder them in myself.
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I see more negative comments about the Blues coming from people who've never heard them in person. I mean, I can't remember the last time I saw someone say that they regret their purchase because of the clicks that the Cherry MX Blues make.
It's never the buyer who complains, but the girlfriend/wife who lives with the buyer


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I was kinda hesitant about the whole idea of ordering without knowing what I'm buying and this mechanical keyboard thing is kind of new to me. Perhaps in the future I'll be able to try or possibly own MX Black, Brown, Blue and Red switches . And please do let me know how your Ducky is.
Not sure about Tankguys, and I can't help you with red and black, but Das has an exchange poilcy where you can exchange your keyboard within 90 days for another. This means if you get browns and decide on blues instead, or if you got printed keycaps but want blank, then you can exchange it for the cost of shipping.
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