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So basically I love my model M to death. I turned out to be a super heavy typer and I love the 70g force required to make a keystroke on this. And I love the tactile feel to it.<br><br>
However, getting roommates, and being up late night at a keyboard that types at 45dba isnt exactly going to work out.<br><br>
What's a switch that's tactile and has as high of actuation force as possible? Clicky is optional, I guess.
 

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Cherry MX blues but their actuation force isn't as high as a buckling spring.
 

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Yeah I already looked at them and thats exactly why I didnt just go with it.<br><br>
If theres something like MX Blacks but non-linear, those'd be ideal
 

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Mind if I ask any particular reason?<br>
I'd think higher force would just slow you down <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"> ?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mind if I ask any particular reason?<br>
I'd think higher force would just slow you down <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"> ?</div>
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I'm a heavy, heavy typer.<br>
I thought the same thing, and I got an logitech illuminated scissor switch board. Turns out I'm also very inaccurate, so heavy keys make it very hard for me to make typos which in turn let me type faster.<br>
Currently at 128wpm average.
 

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Get the Cherry MX Blues and just sprinkle a bunch of grahm cracker crumbs up in it. Thats why my keyboard is so hard to push the keys on now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"> And blacks are what I'm looking to get but for gaming I don't want it to be too hard.. Makes rapid movement for me harder... thats interesting that it speeds you up.
 

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If you don't mind the loss of the click, Cherry MX Clear switches will probably work. Very high actuation force required (same or very similar to what you find in an MX Black) and with a tactile bump that feels about the same as a Brown switch. The main source of them is in certain Deck keyboards.
 

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How old is your Model M? As they age, and as the rivets pop in them, they actually start to get louder. I have a Model M that was modded with new springs, and had the rivets replaced by nuts and bolts by the previous owner. I'd actually rate it as a pretty quiet keyboard. My other Model M is noticeably louder - having quite a pronounced clack to it. Another Model M, in my college, which has some popped rivets, is very ping-y. If you're prepared to do a bit of DIY on the Model M, you can make it quieter.<br><br>
You can also try some more drastic mods like greasing the keycaps, or stuffing dental floss into the springs. These can affect tactility if you overdo them though.
 

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sounds like cherry clears or black alps would be ideal for you,
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How old is your Model M? As they age, and as the rivets pop in them, they actually start to get louder. I have a Model M that was modded with new springs, and had the rivets replaced by nuts and bolts by the previous owner. I'd actually rate it as a pretty quiet keyboard. My other Model M is noticeably louder - having quite a pronounced clack to it. Another Model M, in my college, which has some popped rivets, is very ping-y. If you're prepared to do a bit of DIY on the Model M, you can make it quieter.<br><br>
You can also try some more drastic mods like greasing the keycaps, or stuffing dental floss into the springs. These can affect tactility if you overdo them though.</div>
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Its a 91 model.
 
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