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Old May 6, 2011, 08:10 AM
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Default Steelseries 6Gv2 thoughts...

So, I have a chance to get a Steelseries 6Gv2 for a very good price (~$50). I've been thinking of going mechanical because of all the praise I've heard and that I don't really make much use of the G-keys on my Logitech G510.

What are your thoughts on this keyboard? I'm mainly interested in build-quality and durability. Personally, I'm OK going without the G-keys/macro keys...I'd just rather have no frills, quality keyboard.

Please let me know what you think.
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Old May 6, 2011, 08:45 AM
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$50? Definitely grab it. I am not all that much of a fan of the Cherry mx black key switches, but they most definitely are leaps and bounds better than any membrane keyboard out there.
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Old May 6, 2011, 08:50 AM
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Thanks for the reply! Yeah...I'm thinking I may just go for it. If anyone has any other thoughts, feel free to comment.
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i own one. And i love it.
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Old May 6, 2011, 09:08 AM
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i own one. And i love it.
Nice to hear! The only concerning bit I've heard is the keys sometimes pop off a bit too easy. Have you had issues with this?
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not yet. But then again i don't smash on my keyboard
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Old May 6, 2011, 10:16 AM
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LOL...fair enough. I don't think it'll be an issue, but it's just a few odd people have complained about it.
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Old May 6, 2011, 11:23 AM
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I was also looking at getting one of these to replace my sorta-hybrid-but-technically-still-membrane keyboard. (15 years and still feels better than any new normal membrane 'board)
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As an FPS player that uses crouch a lot, I'm not a fan of the mechanical keyboards. The extra needed power to push and hold down on the buttons compared to a membrane keyboard can get tiresome for my pinky over long sessions. I also find membrane more comfortable to type on. Finally, there is no performance advantage of mechanical over membrane for FPS, so all-in-all I stay clear of mechanical. If I had to have mechanical, I'd go with a board with the more forgiving brown switches.
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As an FPS player that uses crouch a lot, I'm not a fan of the mechanical keyboards. The extra needed power to push and hold down on the buttons compared to a membrane keyboard can get tiresome for my pinky over long sessions. I also find membrane more comfortable to type on. Finally, there is no performance advantage of mechanical over membrane for FPS, so all-in-all I stay clear of mechanical. If I had to have mechanical, I'd go with a board with the more forgiving brown switches.
Interesting thoughs...thanks for the reply!
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