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hey so i was looking around, and i've been meaning to get into the mechanical keyboard trend. i looked at the das professional and some ducky keyboards.

i was wondering what i should get? i'm a gamer/semi typist (usually for hw)
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post #2 of 43
This is what people say all the time:
Strictly typing is Cherry Blues
Strictly gaming is Cherry Blacks
So something in the middle would be Cherry Browns - I was in the same dilemma you were in, so I got browns since I type for hw and game a lot.
I mean, you're bound to try different switches over time, so don't sweat it

*You could get Cherry Reds too xP
I want 'em
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i kind of like that clicky sound too. any keyboard recommendations?
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post #4 of 43
Don't get into it! You'll end up spending more and more on these mech keyboards. lol Also it isn't a trend... it's more like a lifestyle.

What kind of games do you play (RTS, FPS, etc)?
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post #5 of 43
Leopolds at EK. I suggest blues if you like the click. Be warned a few gamers have trouble with them.

http://elitekeyboards.com/products.p...old,tenkeyless

If you want to go oldschool there's also buckling spring boards from unicomp. Not too good for gaming IMO, but: http://pckeyboards.stores.yahoo.net/keyboards.html
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post #6 of 43
Cherry blues or browns
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post #7 of 43
Currently I'm using the Das Ultimate [MX blues] and I play FPS and type quite a bit.
No problems here.
post #8 of 43
If you end up going with Das, don't forget you can get a 24% student discount by emailing them through their site.

Blues are an absolute dream to type on.
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post #9 of 43
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well i play heroes of newerth, sc2, and tf2
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post #10 of 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by strap624 View Post
Cherry blues or browns
..or black switches.
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