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  • Cherry MX Blue

    3 6.98%
  • Cherry MX Black

    2 4.65%
  • Cherry MX Brown

    16 37.21%
  • Cherry MX Red

    19 44.19%
  • Cherry MX Green

    0 0%
  • Other Cherry Switch

    0 0%
  • Other Swich

    3 6.98%
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Thread: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

    I bought a Logitech G710+. Hands down best keyboard ive ever bought. Believe it or not cheapest at PC World vs amazon and most other popular online stores.
    I've read in reviews its cherry mx brown but this isn't confirmed on the box or their own website.
    At PC world I also tried corsairs cherry red and didn't like it at all.
    I've increased my typing speed with the Logitech and is the closest thing I remember to my very old mechanical keyboards of the 90s if not better at a substantially higher price. Gaming is also perfect with it.

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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

    I use RED as that was the only option for the black Corsair K70.
    I love them, they have a real quality feel compared to non-mechanical keys.
    I really didn't want blues, with the bump and the noise.
    For gaming I'm very happy with reds.

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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

    Quote Originally Posted by Revvvhead View Post
    I use RED as that was the only option for the black Corsair K70.
    I love them, they have a real quality feel compared to non-mechanical keys.
    I really didn't want blues, with the bump and the noise.
    For gaming I'm very happy with reds.
    The K70 has a few switch choices these days. I have a black/red K70 with UK layout and Brown switches

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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

    Browns all the way, blues are nice but way to loud.

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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

    I received a sampler of the 4 most common (red, black, blue, brown) keys yesterday and after playing around with them for about 45 minutes I have settled on reds. From the description I was leaning towards browns but having tried them I find them crunchy and reminiscent of biting into gristle or not quite being able to crack a joint, they just set my teeth on edge like having dust between my fingers. The blacks feel nice but a little stiff, I can imagine finding them fine to type on as I have a fairly staccato typing style but just annoying to game on. The clicky blues are fun but at home the office is next to the bedroom and I stay up late working ("working") while the gf sleeps so we agreed they were too loud. I started holding the thing and playing it like a castanet, which cemented the decision against the blues. Reds feel most like the membrane keyboards I am used to. The are smooth and linear without tactile feedback and are probably the least remarkable of the 4 I tried. Now the decision becomes: should I get a K95 or K70? Since we both prefer the reds, I think I will go for a version with the sails logo. I have a G15 at the moment which is on the way out; none of the keys that have stopped working are essential, at the moment it's just the left windows key, the volume mute button and the backlight illumination level adjuster. I think when I do make the switch, I will cut out and mount the LCD screen as I do truly love LCDSirReal. At the moment I have 6 macro keys, of which I use 2 on a regular basis. The first is the pass for the admin account as I CBA typing it 3 or 4 times in a row when I boot and the second is bound to "Item arrived quickly and as described, thanks!". I could probably bind these to F9&10, which you can do easily with the Corsairs, I probably can't even think of a use for, let alone need 18 macro keys.

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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

    Reds are my choice any time best compromise in my opinion.

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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

    I used blues for a while as I had a blackwidow, and while they're nice, the sound is a bit too much. Switched to browns and I have to say they're much better.

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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

    About to buy a mechanical keyboard browns seem to be the best allrounder? for typing and gaming etc?

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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

    Im using a logitech g710 using cheery red keys and i'm happy with it, its not annoying loud clicking .

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    Re: Mechanical Keyboard Switches

    I've only had the opportunity to try Reds and Browns and much prefer the firmer Reds. Tried my friends Razer board with Razer "clicky" switches which supposedly imitate red ones and they're nice to use as well. Own a corsair k70 myself, would like to get my hands on a CM Quickfire TK in browns though at some point. The idea of a more compact board that isn't missing the numpad is appealing.

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