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What are your favorite keyboard switches?

WeaksauceDoggo

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Right now, Cherry MX Red (Cause im a gamer), but i also rly liked Outemu Blue, clicky switches are cool. So, what are yours?
 

Izerous

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I like linear switches, don't care for the click or the noise. Been using Cherry MX Red based keyboards for a long time even bought a cheap one for using in the office ($50 range) and I like them for typing two. However I got tired of the poor reliability of both k95 corsair keyboards. The first one had about 12 dead LEDs before they would warranty it and the second hit a point where every single LED failed (assuming the controller failed) so I was looking at anything linear that wasn't in a corsair frame. I eneded up with a ROG Strix Scope RX and i'm liking the optical reds. Keys are less wobbly than the MX style switches but the keys caps are not cross compatible instead they are 4 pins around a box (not sure what these ones are actually called).
 

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Reds never felt different enough for me compared to membrane keyboards. I settled on Cherry MX Browns as my favourite. That's for gaming and for typing.
 

WeaksauceDoggo

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Reds never felt different enough for me compared to membrane keyboards. I settled on Cherry MX Browns as my favourite. That's for gaming and for typing.
I also like mx browns. I think its a good balance between cherry mx reds and blacks. My Mom likes reds bc she doesnt like loud keyboards but she membrane keyboards just aren't very durable or good.
 

Izerous

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I agree with you about red if you always bottom them out but I have gotten better at not usually bottoming them out while typing and that is where I think the biggest difference is. Smooth rapid feel and quick response without having to hammer them.
 

WeaksauceDoggo

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I like linear switches, don't care for the click or the noise. Been using Cherry MX Red based keyboards for a long time even bought a cheap one for using in the office ($50 range) and I like them for typing two. However I got tired of the poor reliability of both k95 corsair keyboards. The first one had about 12 dead LEDs before they would warranty it and the second hit a point where every single LED failed (assuming the controller failed) so I was looking at anything linear that wasn't in a corsair frame. I eneded up with a ROG Strix Scope RX and i'm liking the optical reds. Keys are less wobbly than the MX style switches but the keys caps are not cross compatible instead they are 4 pins around a box (not sure what these ones are actually called).
Is the cheap Cherry MX Red kb you bought by any chance the G.SKILL KM360?
 

WeaksauceDoggo

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I agree with you about red if you always bottom them out but I have gotten better at not usually bottoming them out while typing and that is where I think the biggest difference is. Smooth rapid feel and quick response without having to hammer them.
Yeah, thats why i dont like blacks. I prefer to softly tap my kb, not jack hammer it.
 

Izerous

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Is the cheap Cherry MX Red kb you bought by any chance the G.SKILL KM360?
I want to say Gigabyte XK700 but honestly I don't recall the exact model. Was a MemEx daily deal and at $50 I couldn't pass it up. Office flooded due to crappy neighbour not paying their heating bill and flooded our unit when their pipes burst, still in the middle of repairs so I have not even been in the office for quite a long time now.
 

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