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    Default Help finalizing first mech keyboard!

    So I finally decided to go and buy a mechanical keyboard. I preferred the cherry mx red switches (since its close to membrane keys ive been using forever) with red backlighting to match my rig. I was looking through amazon and was really interested in these two: Cooler Master Quickfire TK - Compact keyboard, sturdy build, and comes with a very nice backplate. Corsair Vengeance K70 - little bit pricey but it comes with a wrist wrest, independent media keys, and a little more features. Im open to any suggestions and would like to hear which one would be the best as my first mech keyboard. Thanks for dropping by!
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    Default Re: Help finalizing first mech keyboard!

    About a month ago, I did a google search using: cherry mechanical switch specs when Newegg had a $60 sale price on a Cooler Master mechanical keyboard. I was amazed to find the mind numbing variety of features and keyboard layouts that were available. The web search provided a wealth of information, but I decided to wait until I could try out different keyboards and switch types at local stores.

    Some of the search links provided tables that describe the different switch types and features, while some links included sound files for each of the Cherry MX switch types. For now I'll stay with my tried and true keyboard.
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    Default Re: Help finalizing first mech keyboard!

    Thanks for the reply profJim...yeah i have a general knowledge on the different key switches (read up on all of them on some site). Unfortunately, Florida doesnt have a place that can let me try out the different keys....the only major pc retailer here is Tigerdirect and BB and the only mechanical they have in stores are the Razer blackwidows... I feel like the sample kits they sell wont help me much. So yeah im digging the red switches since its linear (like membrane). Dont really like the tactile feedback that the blues/browns have since im not used to it. The reds although are a bit easier to press. So its down to the k70 ($130) and the quickfire TK ($69.99 at the moment).
    Last edited by Sirken; 08-03-2013 at 09:23 AM.

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