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ecthellion

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Jan 26, 2017
i'm in need of a new keyboard for my pc, i was looking for suggestions on one. i'd really like something with clicky keys, the clickier the better. any thoughts or recommendations would be apreciated. thanks
 

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
Joined
Jul 17, 2003
Mechanical keys are the way to go bar none. For clicky, you want "blue" keys. Note that the different colors denote what they are and not the color that you see. Some have a click built in and some do not. Some have stronger or weaker springs to make them easier or harder to press depending on your tastes. I went with "brown" because I don't like the click sound. Now I do bottom out on each key stroke so I get a loud "clack" but no "click".

Aside from the key type, you may also be interested in the roll-over spec. This relates to how many keys can be pressed at once and have each key respond. The cheap keyboards of yesterday had a low roll-over which meant that when you pressed a group of keys fast enough, some would not register creating typing errors.

The next thing is RGB. Some keyboards have none. Some have "a" color or two. Some have areas of the keyboard with different colors and some allow you to change the color for each key.

I bought a Corsair branded keyboard some time back and love it still to this day. I'm putting a link below but I did NOT pay that price. That price is high but it will give you something to look at and compare to.
https://www.newegg.com/corsair-k95-...usb-2-0-wired/p/0GA-007M-002W0?quicklink=true

Edit: Here is a guide from Cherry MX on what each "color" represents in terms of mechanical switches. There are other makers of these but they tend to keep a similar color naming scheme.
https://www.cherrymx.de/en/blog/cherry-mx-switches-at-a-glance.html

I'm digging this site for better understanding of mechanical switches.
https://dygma.com/blogs/stories/the-ultimate-guide-to-mechanical-keyboard-switches-for-2019
 
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ecthellion

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Jan 26, 2017
Mechanical keys are the way to go bar none. For clicky, you want "blue" keys. Note that the different colors denote what they are and not the color that you see. Some have a click built in and some do not. Some have stronger or weaker springs to make them easier or harder to press depending on your tastes. I went with "brown" because I don't like the click sound. Now I do bottom out on each key stroke so I get a loud "clack" but no "click".

Aside from the key type, you may also be interested in the roll-over spec. This relates to how many keys can be pressed at once and have each key respond. The cheap keyboards of yesterday had a low roll-over which meant that when you pressed a group of keys fast enough, some would not register creating typing errors.

The next thing is RGB. Some keyboards have none. Some have "a" color or two. Some have areas of the keyboard with different colors and some allow you to change the color for each key.

I bought a Corsair branded keyboard some time back and love it still to this day. I'm putting a link below but I did NOT pay that price. That price is high but it will give you something to look at and compare to.
https://www.newegg.com/corsair-k95-...usb-2-0-wired/p/0GA-007M-002W0?quicklink=true

Edit: Here is a guide from Cherry MX on what each "color" represents in terms of mechanical switches. There are other makers of these but they tend to keep a similar color naming scheme.
https://www.cherrymx.de/en/blog/cherry-mx-switches-at-a-glance.html

I'm digging this site for better understanding of mechanical switches.
https://dygma.com/blogs/stories/the-ultimate-guide-to-mechanical-keyboard-switches-for-2019

thx for the info, i have an eaglle keyboard right with the blue siwtches, but its getting a bit old and its had water spilled on it a number of times. its time to get a new keyboard, i want something a bitt clickier if that exists. that keyboard you linked was very sleek looknig but pretty pricey. stilll looking for a keyboard atm. like the feel and the sound of clicky keys. they feel better imo and i like the audible click as well
 

WhitehawkEQ

Premium Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2010
My KB does not click but you can take a look at it, it's not made any more but you may find a few on ebay.

Logitech G110
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Janus67

Benching Team Leader
Joined
May 29, 2005
I'm going to risk being seen as the "dinosaur"(that I am) and just ask- what is RGB? I see references to "RGB" to different components but really am not seeing the big picture.

Red-green-blue....I get that but....?
RGB is basically the short name for flashy color lights on everything. Like fans, keyboards, mice, cases, gaming chairs, coolers, video cards, etc. Some are static and many nowadays are adjustable via software in windows so they can all match.

 

PolePosition

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Jul 15, 2012
Location
Louisiana
I like my Rosewill Neon K75 mechanical keyboard with blue keys and backlight for a wide array of colors, patterns, macros, and has a really nice feel to it as well as good pricing for quality. Best bang for buck imo.
 
Joined
Dec 13, 2005
Keep an eye on Massdrop if you're OK waiting, they have a decent rotating selection. Got my last keyboard there, a Code (V2?) with Cherry Clears. The Clears may not be for you - they're basically stiffer Browns, not clicky. But the Code is solid, and IIRC the drop had several key options available. Backlit keys, metal frame, survived a couple moves.