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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-05-2019, 12:50 AM - Thread Starter
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New gaming keyboard: shorter actuation point means gaming better performance?

Hi,

I'm looking for a new gaming keyboard and I wonder which is the best according to you.

Specifically, I would like to know if a shorter actuation point means that the gaming performance would be better, what do you think? Logically, it would be so because of a better responsiveness.

I'm interested in:

StellSeries Apex Pro with actuation point of 0,4 ms.
Corsair with MX Speed low profile and an actuation point of 1,0 ms.
Logitech G513 or 905 (low profile) – both with an actuation point of 1,5 ms.

So, is the first keyboard really the best?
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so gaming chairs are meme worthy but we're still taking gaming keyboards seriously?

buy a keyboard with the switches you like, not because you think you'll do better in games with it. it's just marketing.

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Get any keyboard that has Cherry Silent switches, these are literally the only mechanical switches that are getting close to being usable and not deafening. Everything else is the same trash with illogical force distribution and tremendous noise.

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Quote: Originally Posted by BroadPwns View Post
Get any keyboard that has Cherry Silent switches, these are literally the only mechanical switches that are getting close to being usable and not deafening. Everything else is the same trash with illogical force distribution and tremendous noise.
Are there any Cherry silent variants that have strong actuation click like MX blue?

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Quote: Originally Posted by TK421 View Post
Are there any Cherry silent variants that have strong actuation click like MX blue?
I think the only silent switches are the Red Silents (sometimes labelled just 'silent' or in Japan, 'pink'...) and apparently there are now Silent Blacks, although I've not tried them. I have at Filco Majestouch 2S (red silent) at work and I love it. Would recommend to anyone who doesn't want a membrane keyboard.

A strong actuation click would defeat the purpose of the 'silent', I guess...


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Quote: Originally Posted by hemon View Post
Hi,

I'm looking for a new gaming keyboard and I wonder which is the best according to you.

Specifically, I would like to know if a shorter actuation point means that the gaming performance would be better, what do you think? Logically, it would be so because of a better responsiveness.

I'm interested in:

StellSeries Apex Pro with actuation point of 0,4 ms.
Corsair with MX Speed low profile and an actuation point of 1,0 ms.
Logitech G513 or 905 (low profile) – both with an actuation point of 1,5 ms.

So, is the first keyboard really the best?
you'll have to try it to find out. srly, fat fingers have accidentally key presses w/short while small finger get fatigued w/longer. only your experience will tell. but no switch will make you a better gamer, just the experience - if that makes sense.

Quote: Originally Posted by BroadPwns View Post
Get any keyboard that has Cherry Silent switches, these are literally the only mechanical switches that are getting close to being usable and not deafening. Everything else is the same trash with illogical force distribution and tremendous noise.
BAH! i threw my corsair strafe out the window, literally, and grabbed an old dell membrane out of the closet.

give me clicks and bumps! i really need to replace my stolen ducky zero.

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Quote: Originally Posted by TK421 View Post
Are there any Cherry silent variants that have strong actuation click like MX blue?
Can you describe me, how do you see this click as silent?


Quote: Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter View Post
I think the only silent switches are the Red Silents (sometimes labelled just 'silent' or in Japan, 'pink'...) and apparently there are now Silent Blacks, although I've not tried them. I have at Filco Majestouch 2S (red silent) at work and I love it. Would recommend to anyone who doesn't want a membrane keyboard.

A strong actuation click would defeat the purpose of the 'silent', I guess...
Yes, Red Silents, Black are the same as Red, they only differ in strength required to press the key.

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Quote: Originally Posted by BroadPwns View Post
Can you describe me, how do you see this click as silent?




Yes, Red Silents, Black are the same as Red, they only differ in strength required to press the key.
Well I don't really care about the silent part, but just the quality he's mentioning earlier.

Silents are made on new Cherry tooling are they not? So I'm looking for switches similar to blue but with better quality.

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I don't think there is any quality difference. Nor should that matter.

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EDIT: I'm always looking to understand, if optical keyboards or keyboards with a lower actuation points are noticeably faster then other keyboards.

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