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#1 shufu7-11
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Not quite.MonsieurX

Didn't think it'd be, just thought I should check before taking the plunge. Thanks for the input.

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I'm wondering if I'll notice any increase in performance from upgrading my green drive to a black? The greens are nice and quiet but really slowa, and I'm starting to regret using one in my build instead of a black. I'd rather not bother upgrading unless the difference will be noticeable.

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I would have agreed with you back when I was a console gamer. But since switching over to PC back in August, I can say without a doubt that I feel much more immersed in the action sitting about two feet away from my 24-inch LED at 1920x1080 than when I'm sitting on the sofa in the living room playing my PS3 in 1080p (basically the same resolution) on a 46-incher. I can't fully explain why, but I think that sitting close makes me fee like I'm right on top of the action despite the smaller screen size, whereas sitting farther away from a larger screen takes me out of it because I'm further away, despite the size.

That's just my two cents though. I imagine it varies from person to person. I do still prefer the larger screen in the living room for watching movies.

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[QUOTE="shufu7-11"][QUOTE="Cyberdot"]

Yes, they are very responsive. Once you press a key, it responses straight away.

Mechanical keys also feels good to press.

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This should help you in deciding which kind of Cherry MX switch you want.

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Thanks for the link! I guess my question now is can I expect a significant increase in my performance during gaming, i.e. will the increased responsiveness lead me to play any better than with my current cheap-o keyboard?

I wouldn't expect a performance increase, just a comfyness increase and a keyboard that'll last forever.

I suppose the increased comfort would certainly be worth the upgrade!
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[QUOTE="ShadowDeathX"]The type of keys highly depends on the user. I also use the keyboard for 50/50 typing and gaming, so I picked out a keyboard with MX Cherry Browns. LOVE THEM! Now I hear blues are good for that too (but more nosier). Or maybe Blacks will help you more. Depends on how you type and stuff.

Thanks for the suggestion. I was leaning toward browns so it's nice to get confirmation from someone else!
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Yes, they are very responsive. Once you press a key, it responses straight away.

Mechanical keys also feels good to press.

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This should help you in deciding which kind of Cherry MX switch you want.

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Thanks for the link! I guess my question now is can I expect a significant increase in my performance during gaming, i.e. will the increased responsiveness lead me to play any better than with my current cheap-o keyboard?
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Hey guys. I currently have a cheap rubber-dome keyboard (this one, to be exact: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823107120) and am looking into getting a mechanical keyboard. But before I drop that much dough for something I don't neccessarily need, I'd like hear from those who have used or are using mechanical keyboards themselves. Are they worth spending that much extra money on? And if so, which type of keys should I look into getting? I use my desktop pretty much 50/50 typing/gaming. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! :)

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[QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="shufu7-11"][QUOTE="FelipeInside"] If ur new to PC gaming I'll give a few tips after looking at ur configuration: - Don't use WD Caviar Green. They are low speed environmental drives meant for normal desktops, not gaming. - You don't really need to OC ur CPU at this moment.

I initially went with a Black, but the noise drove me nuts. I was willing to sacrifice performance for peace and quiet. :)

Noise? Really? U sure it wasn't faulty or something? I've used many Blacks and they sound fine. Greens are less noisy cause they actually turn off (power down to slowest speed) when not in use.

It may have been faulty; I can't say for sure since it's been so long. All I can remember is that it was loud enough to bug me. Ideally I'd have an SSD, but I'm just a poor college student lol. XD
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[QUOTE="shufu7-11"][QUOTE="Elann2008"]Simply no. You're fine where you are. No offense, but any PC gamer should know by now that next-gen "console talk" isn't going to change the game. Don't worry!FelipeInside
Yeah, I'm pretty new to PC gaming. Been a console gamer my whole life up until August of last year when I finally built my rig, so I don't have any first-hand experience with the effects (or lack thereof) of a new console generation on PC gaming.

If ur new to PC gaming I'll give a few tips after looking at ur configuration: - Don't use WD Caviar Green. They are low speed environmental drives meant for normal desktops, not gaming. - You don't really need to OC ur CPU at this moment.

I initially went with a Black, but the noise drove me nuts. I was willing to sacrifice performance for peace and quiet. :)
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Simply no. You're fine where you are. No offense, but any PC gamer should know by now that next-gen "console talk" isn't going to change the game. Don't worry!Elann2008
Yeah, I'm pretty new to PC gaming. Been a console gamer my whole life up until August of last year when I finally built my rig, so I don't have any first-hand experience with the effects (or lack thereof) of a new console generation on PC gaming.