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Old January 17, 2019, 04:16 PM
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^^^^ Yes have Macro buttons now that I never use .... but have always been a fan of Steel Series....!!!
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Old January 18, 2019, 09:16 AM
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I have a corsair K70 with Red switches for my gaming PC and recently purchased a Das professional 4 with brown for work, Love them both and are suited to what i purchased them for. Wouldn't want to switch them around.
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See if you can find a keyboard with Cherry Blacks. I have the Mionix Zibal 60 with Blacks. Extremely well made and hefty. MX Blacks are like Reds but with a heavier actuation force, so you're not always bottoming out and making noise when typing. They are Linear, no click.

I'm not sure where you can buy the Mionix any more, perhaps Amazon?
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I have used and quite liked my logitech products for years.
I got the G710+ after a blackwidow ultimate died on me one of quite a few razer products.

And its probably the first time logitech has disappointed me , The keys fall off/come loose on this keyboard often.

taking it back a few years ago i found some keys coming off , some were actually cracked on the keycap so i assumed this was the problem and i ordered a set of replacement keys considering this wasn't a cheap keyboard at the time i figured extra keys are good its mechanical and it should last quite some time.

the keys still come off randomly , its possible its the o-rings maybe not letting the keys seat all the way in.. perhaps that's it.. but they still come off and non of them are cracked.

The above is just pointing out the two above companies have disappointed one making dieing products and one apparently having lowered their quality standards.

I'm quite glad to see so many new competitors now making peripherals etc.

I have respect for corsair's quality if i was looking atm id prob get a keyboard from them.

There are quite a few other brands making some decent looking peripherals now a days id also consider some of those also.
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Likely go with the Corsair I linked above....maybe a refurb...as said I really liked the Steel Series I looked at..but a tad too big I think...was around $200 I believe ...Apex 350...but it maybe too big for my slide out keyboard tray (need room to the right of the keyboard fora mouse as well).....


...but have always like Steel Series ...


https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...1522-_-Product
It was a tough decision for me before I bought my "work" keyboard(G413). I was REALLY wanting to give the Apex m400 with QX1 switches but Staples didn't carry them in-store at my location to try the keys out before I bought it.
I didn't want to travel 45mins to the nearest Best Buy - not just because of the travel time but more importantly they wife would probably smash my computer while I was gone if I told her I was buying ANOTHER keyboard(I have 8 of them right now lol)
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See if you can find a keyboard with Cherry Blacks. I have the Mionix Zibal 60 with Blacks. Extremely well made and hefty. MX Blacks are like Reds but with a heavier actuation force, so you're not always bottoming out and making noise when typing. They are Linear, no click.

I'm not sure where you can buy the Mionix any more, perhaps Amazon?

The US based site mechanicalkeboards.com you can search by switch type. There are 5 pages of KBs with Cherry Black switches, so they are still around for sure. No Mionix though...
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The US based site mechanicalkeboards.com you can search by switch type. There are 5 pages of KBs with Cherry Black switches, so they are still around for sure. No Mionix though...
Looks like a seller on Amazon has some still: https://www.amazon.ca/Mionix-Mechani...s=mionix+zibal

Back when I first got mine (Probably 2011?), some of the key caps began to wear through (W, S, and D on mine). I emailed their support site and they sent me a full new set of caps! That being said, I never replaced the caps and they never did wear through any more. It could have been that they just needed a little extra time to cure correctly.
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If you don't want noisy ones then go for Cherry MX Red or Brown switches. Corsair K70 or HyperX Alloy Elite are best in your budget.
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Thanks for all the info guys....thought Id follow up and close off...
Settled on the Corsair K95 Cherry MX Brown Keyboard...
this one....
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...82E16823816088


But I found it on sale for $200....grabbed it...happy so far with it..the keys definitely are louder than my previous....but no biggie...
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Thanks for all the info guys....thought Id follow up and close off...
Settled on the Corsair K95 Cherry MX Brown Keyboard...
this one....
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...82E16823816088


But I found it on sale for $200....grabbed it...happy so far with it..the keys definitely are louder than my previous....but no biggie...
It is the clack of the key cap bottoming out that is loud. Install some o-rings on the bottom of the keycaps and it will be significantly quieter.
https://www.amazon.ca/Akwox-Keycap-D...dp/B01FNJQGQO/
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