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So the thing is, I really need a new keyboard which I need for typing and well playing games. I do not really want or need macros which the majority of the ''gaming'' keyboards offer, what I want is for the button response time to be as fast as it can be and that the ''push down'' is easy not hard. So do mechanical keyboards have a faster response than regular keyboards ? If that is the case then would you say that a relatively cheap mechanical keyboard would be a better option for gaming than the high end ''standard'' keyboards ?
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Cherry MX Browns. I'll never game/type on anything else.
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Not if you want to consistently do well in fast paced games like FPS. I watched my friend trying to play Bad Company 2 with his mechanical keyboard and he looked like a spastic.

^^ And Suicide and Redemption fookin rocks dude.
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MX blacks for FPS gaming. Ignore the guy that said you cant do well with a mechanical. Check out Deck Legend, they makes some nice keyboard imo.
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Not if you want to consistently do well in fast paced games like FPS. I watched my friend trying to play Bad Company 2 with his mechanical keyboard and he looked like a spastic.

^^ And Suicide and Redemption fookin rocks dude.
Haha clearly your friend doesn't adjust well to whatever mechanical keyboard he owns.

There is a reason why brands like Steelseries, Razer, and Zowie are all migrating towards high end mx brown/mx black mechanical keyboards. They pretty much rock. Between browns and blacks I would be willing to bet most people can adjust in a matter of hours/days.

I hung up my logitech elite and my lycosa permanently the first time I tried a steelseries 6gv2 and its only gotten better since i switch to a keyboard w/ browns.

On the otherhand, I never really adjusted to playing an FPS game on my old ABS M1, I would rather use a rubber dome over that thing for gaming.

To put things into perspective, i pretty much only play cs 1.6 and the occasional cod w/ cs friends that want a quick change of pace, i would consider myself above average in terms of experience in both games and can say truly switching to a mech keyboard was the best.

My buddy is currently esea main in cs 1.6 (not really saying much anymore these days =\\) and used to play (cevo main/cal-p) prior to college and even though he really only just messes around now, he got a 6gv2 and said it was the best thing he ever bought.
    
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post #6 of 25
I'm a fan of the MX Blue switches, the Brown's weren't... idk clicky enough for me, I enjoy my Blues

As for gaming, I will never go back to a rubber dome keyboard, the tactile feel of the Mechanical Keyboards is great.

I once hated the cult-ish like following they have before owning one, now having owned one [and still using mind you].... I understand, they are a pleasure to type and game on
    
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Went from several logitech boards to a board with mx blacks and i'm currently using a board with mx browns...both are much better than my old keyboards
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What he said.
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I guess that its also good to point out that I'm getting into RTS games, with the occasional FPS round (I also adore RPGS but keyboards don't really matter in those games)
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