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Need help Deciding a keyboard from Corsair.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey,

I've come across a fork in the road, I need help deciding on whether to get the Corsair K95 with speed switches or K70 MK.2 with blue switches. They are both available for the same price. I like the clickyness of blues but, how well does that work out for daily use, will it get annoying and such. I'd like a switch that is "comfortable" for typing and gaming. Should I go with the K95 for clout, RGB light bar, and dedicated programmable keys. This will be my first mechanical keyboard purchase. I don't know much about how mx speed switches feel since I never tested them. My current keyboard is a Dell Multimedia Pro, I use the home and calculator shortcut quite a bit, should I go with the K70 and remap pause/break and print screen keys or get the K95 and use the G keys, do such shortcuts exist in icue, if not I could probably learn to live without the shortcuts. 

 

In summary, whats a good switch for typing and gaming, K95 or K70, and what are your opinions. 

 

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K90 Platinum

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/corsair-k95-rgb-platinum-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-cherry-mx-speed-rgb-led-backlit-black/5713210.p?skuId=5713210

K70 MK.2

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D5W7R2X/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

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If they're the same price, I feel like you're getting more for the same price out of the K95. I also have the K95, and I like the MX Speeds. I enjoy the tactile feel of blues, but I feel like they get inconvenient after a while, when your mic is picking up every key stroke, and people can hear you typing from different rooms.


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Both are very mediocre keyboards, even among other modern "gaming" keyboards.

 

 

I'd build a custom but if these are your only two options, get whichever one that has switches you prefer (try both, maybe).


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If you want to play it safe, Brown (tactile) switches are used by the vast majority of people (result from 2017 r/mk poll).  If you haven't really tried many switches they are likely the right choice.

 

Since you can get both for the same price, I would pick the K95.  But why do you specifically want a Corsair board?  Their boards are pretty expensive for what you get and their only defining feature is the RGB.  In most other threads we usually recommend other brands such as Ducky who often have better build quality for less money.

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1 hour ago, vbob100 said:

Hey,

I've come across a fork in the road, I need help deciding on whether to get the Corsair K95 with speed switches or K70 MK.2 with blue switches. They are both available for the same price. I like the clickyness of blues but, how well does that work out for daily use, will it get annoying and such. I'd like a switch that is "comfortable" for typing and gaming. Should I go with the K95 for clout, RGB light bar, and dedicated programmable keys. This will be my first mechanical keyboard purchase. I don't know much about how mx speed switches feel since I never tested them. My current keyboard is a Dell Multimedia Pro, I use the home and calculator shortcut quite a bit, should I go with the K70 and remap pause/break and print screen keys or get the K95 and use the G keys, do such shortcuts exist in icue, if not I could probably learn to live without the shortcuts. 

 

In summary, whats a good switch for typing and gaming, K95 or K70, and what are your opinions. 

 

Links:

K90 Platinum

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/corsair-k95-rgb-platinum-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-cherry-mx-speed-rgb-led-backlit-black/5713210.p?skuId=5713210

K70 MK.2

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D5W7R2X/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Why you dont try this one https://www.newegg.com/steelseries-apex-3-rgb-gaming-keyboard-10-zone-rgb-illumination-ip32-water-resistant-premium-m/p/N82E16823239056


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1 hour ago, Haas_ said:

Why would he chose a membrane board over a mechanical one? 

Maybe just to try it, bcs mostly reason why people buy mechanical keyboards are only bcs everyone else is buying it curently :)


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6 minutes ago, _DeXTeR_ said:

Maybe just to try it, bcs mostly reason why people buy mechanical keyboards are only bcs everyone else is buying it curently :)

That's not true at all.  The vast majority of people buy mechanical keyboards because they offer a much nicer experience to type on.  Any recent surge in mech board sales are likely cause by people spending more time on their computers and now realising that they would prefer using a mech board

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1 hour ago, vbob100 said:

I could try that, but I'm trying to keep my desktop an Asus/Corsair build.

So you really want only to have PC in two build factory. Lol thats waste of money. Buy what is best for money to performance thats my moto.


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1 hour ago, Haas_ said:

That's not true at all.  The vast majority of people buy mechanical keyboards because they offer a much nicer experience to type on.  Any recent surge in mech board sales are likely cause by people spending more time on their computers and now realising that they would prefer using a mech board

Its so nice to here click clack sound while playing :) Lol pls its like fashion 1970Lewis is back in 2020 :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, _DeXTeR_ said:

So you really want only to have PC in two build factory. Lol thats waste of money. Buy what is best for money to performance thats my moto.

I could describe it like the apple ecosystem, because of it popularity there's usually a lot of community mods. There's also simplicity, ique can control a lot. I don't want to have a seperate app to control motherboard rgb and a seperate app for keyboard and etc. I kind of think of it as the pc version of the "apple tax," I'll pay more now but in the long run it'll pay off on support, software, and warranty.

 

5 minutes ago, rapidkillerx said:

doubt he'd do that, it is probably way more expensive than what he is prepared to spend. however, what about something like a ducky?

I gave that a look, I think I'll just stick with something that can easily sync up my rgb and doesn't require extra software. I'm also looking for a full keyboard layout with volume knob and preferably media keys, I think it would be cheaper to go with a corsair keyboard than to build a mechanical keyboard with similar functions. 

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