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Amazon.com has the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Cherry MX Brown/RedSwitches) for $60. Shipping is free.Alternatively, Best Buy has the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Cherry MX Brown/RedSwitches) for $60. Shipping is free.Description:
  • Compact design ideal for FPS gameplay. Solid-steel frame.
  • Ultra-portable design with detachable cable.
  • Cherry MX mechanical keys, Convenient USB charge port
  • Game mode, 100-percent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover functions.
  • HyperX red backlit keys with dynamic lighting effects. Additional Colored, textured keycaps for FPS gameplay.
This is the lowest price I've seen for this keyboard. It's a very good price.
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Are brown or red switches better for gaming? I've had the same dell membrane keyboard for 10 years and finally ready to upgrade.
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Are brown or red switches better for gaming? I've had the same dell membrane keyboard for 10 years and finally ready to upgrade.
Red are considered the "gaming" switch, but I game quite a bit and prefer browns. I would trying going to best buy and feeling the keyboards. They will definitely have some reds, and they will probably have a corsair with browns. If not, try a clicky keyboard and imagine that feeling but without the extra sound.
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Are brown or red switches better for gaming? I've had the same dell membrane keyboard for 10 years and finally ready to upgrade.
I think both are fine, but it's all subjective. Red switches are linear, so there's no tactile feedback which gamers might prefer. But I use Brown switches and game on them just fine. As Fare said, you can go to your local Best Buy/Microcenter/etc. to test out the mechanical keyboards they have on display.

For $60, you can't go wrong with this as your first mechanical keyboard.
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Hum, cheaper than buying Cherry switches alone. I can desolder the switches for my custom keyboard build.
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Are brown or red switches better for gaming? I've had the same dell membrane keyboard for 10 years and finally ready to upgrade.
Browns are the safer choice if u don't know which switch to get (not noisy but solid for typing and gaming)
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Damn, wish this was TKL... still a good deal if you actually want the number pad.
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Are brown or red switches better for gaming? I've had the same dell membrane keyboard for 10 years and finally ready to upgrade.
In my experience, get red for a gaming only PC. I hated typing on reds. Brown for 50/50 gaming/regular use PC. And blue for typing only. I also hated gaming on blue. Other switches I didn't have experience with.
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Red for gaming, linear switches means you get the full length of key activation without resistance, so you bottom out, ie, when you hit a key you feel the landing, not the motion, which is better for a gaming mindset where you just want the right key at the right time and prevents miss presses.

Browns for mixed typing/gaming, some feedback, some click, keys aren't necessarily 'slower' to respond, but because of the travel resistance, there's a feel in between mentally wanting a key pressed and a key pressed that isn't as present in reds which is more input which is obstructive in gaming.

Blues for typing, they most emulate the old school IBM mechanical keyboards that are the standard of typing. They have a motion resist and a click, you can learn to activate the key on the click without bottoming out the key, so you type with a lighter press and overtime, if you practice it, you can learn to type faster on it.

I personally prefer blacks, which like reds have no tactile feedback, and are 'best' for gaming because you usually bottom out the switch (slam the key all the way down) which is supposed to reduce errors in key pressed. I also type on blacks, which doesn't feel that great but I manage. I manage 150 wpm at max on blacks, adjusted for errors 135 wpm (-1 per error).

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2...witch.html
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Anyone know how the space bar is on this keyboard? I got a Logitech G413 Carbon and unless you hit the space hard and in the center it doesn't like to register.
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Are brown or red switches better for gaming? I've had the same dell membrane keyboard for 10 years and finally ready to upgrade.
do yourself a favor and try them first: https://smile.amazon.com/WASD-6-K...B00AZQKCD4

I prefer brown with o-rings for gaming, and everything else.
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Any know how this matches up with the Alienware posted a few days ago?

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Was $50 at prime day.
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