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February 16, 2012 1:38pm
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I found this nice little (<-not rly) guide:
http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide#post_6009482

I'm a little torn on which kind of "key switch" that I want and I'm curious on how they feel compared to a normal keyboard.

I think the black or brown ones are for me. Or maybe even red.
I'm planning on buying a Qpad MK-50 PRO(80£) and I can choose the mechanic I want for it.

I'm also curious over whether it might be worth spending a little more for a Qpad MK-85 PRO(150£). Features like full n-key rollover (being able to use all buttons on the keyboard at the same time, Qpad is apparently first in the world with that) while using a USB cable is kinda tempting. It also has a USB hub, sound+mic connector and is backlit. Buuut is almost double the price, so I dunno...

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Wintermond » February 16, 2012 1:43pm | Report
I like the sound of the keys. :-3

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You can choose whatever? :P

MY favorite are clears, but blacks and reds are the usual gaming choice.

I would avoid blues, as it is very hard to double tap because their tactile bump is before the actual actuation point.

Some people like blues though.

If possible, I would test each switch, but sometimes that can be difficult.
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Wintermond wrote:

I like the sound of the keys. :-3


They all sound different.

Clears, my ♥.
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Yea, I'm gonna see if I can test them somewhere.

Clears are not for me tho. Browns are the only tactile ones I'd consider.

The difference between red and black is that black is 30% harder to push down. Is that a good thing? Anyone know how much force a standard keyboard takes to push down?
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Darcurse » February 16, 2012 4:20pm | Report
MmmmMMmmhh....

Yeah, I also like the sound of hitting some keys.

Btw: Since it broke in a half, it's actually a bad choice for a keyboard.
Considering the average rage of a gamer it has ti withstand twice as much at least.
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Update:
I managed to get to try a friend's keyboard.
He has MX Cherry Black switches and it's now clear to me that I want a keyboard that has buttons that are easier to push down.

So I'm down to either MX Cherry Reds or Browns.
And I'm pretty sure I'll go for the premium Qpad MK-85 model.

It seems that I might be able to get a board with Red switches for 110 (there's this sale on a site), while I'd have to spend 150 for one with brown ones. If that is the case I'm definitely going with the Red ones.

Update number 2:

I bought Qpad MK-85 for 110€.
Enjoy a pic and a vid (and drool over it's awesomeness)

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Scrax » February 27, 2012 1:37pm | Report
Drool? I got my trusty Steelseries 7G. I'm set for life. Grats on a new keyboard :)!
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Thanks. Most of these would last for life if treated well.
I do think that I made the right choice in choosing the best keyboard on the market for that same reason. Especially because of the 40€ sale I got on the keyboard :D
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