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Old October 24, 2013, 07:02 PM
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Default Looking to upgrade keyboard

hello HWC,

I currently have steelseries 6gv2. I am looking for something preferable with blue switches. I was thinking about Logitech G710+ but it has brown switches. I am open at looking at any brand.

Thanks for your suggestions

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Old October 24, 2013, 07:39 PM
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Do you want a fullsize keyboard, TKL, 60% or 40%?

Filco majetouch and ducky shine both come in fullsized and TKL, KBT pure pro and the vortex poker II for 60%, and for 40% basically your only option is the poker X. All of these boards come with multiple color schemes, backlight or no, and whatever switch you'd want.
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Old October 25, 2013, 08:05 PM
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there is 40%/60% is the exact same thing(5 rows of keys) - koreans/other asians just call it 40% based on weight. REAL 40% keyboards (4 rows) are all custom-made/limited production GBs.

ducky is the premier brand when going for backlit minimalist keyboards.

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Old October 26, 2013, 07:56 AM
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I really like Ducky TKL. I am just not sure which one to get
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Old October 27, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Are Ducky's good for gaming?

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Old October 27, 2013, 04:34 PM
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keyboards are keyboards. they all work the same. they differentiate based on physical size, design, and extra features.

the only features that can make a keyboard WORK BETTER for gaming is macro keys (if your games use them), and backlights (for gaming in the dark). Ducky has backlights (ducky shine 2/3) but no macros on any keyboard. people generally like cherry mx reds for FPS and mx browns for RTS (blues are slightly less popular for RTS)

I can't give you a better answer than that because gaming keyboards don't exist; they're just a marketing term.
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Old October 27, 2013, 06:45 PM
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Why would you say that blue's are less popular?

I know this might sounds bad but i enjoy the clicky sound of the blues
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Old October 27, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Where in canada is the best place to bug a Ducky?
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Old October 27, 2013, 07:27 PM
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I didn't say they were WORSE; just that they're less popular. I'm not even saying they're not the most common switch for gaming; just that they're less popular. popular = more chance that someone will recommend that switch when you're asking

I only know of Duckys being stocked at NCIX.
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Old October 27, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Blues are the MOST popular for RTS, most SC2 players use blues. You can buy ducky boards at NCIX.
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