MSI GK-601 Mechanical Keyboards

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    MSI has expanded its Gaming catalogue with its first Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Built on the popular Cherry MX Red linear switches, the MSI GK-601 provides superb feedback and sensitive key responsiv...

    MSI GK-601 Mechanical Keyboards
     
  2. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    Looks like a very basic keyboard, nothing special...
     
  3. -=WolverinE=-

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    Except that it's mechanical, has laser etched keys and it's backlit? If the price is low this will be a winner.

    Edit: The GK series is the backlit one, which is a shame. The yellow theme is kinda ugly. Also, there's no wrist wrest and choice of switches (at this time) which is a deal breaker for me.
     
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  4. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Looks basic indeed apart from it being Mechanical.

    I recently bought a Logitech G710+ as my first ever Mechanical Keyboard and i'm really happy with it. I did replace all o-rings with Red ones tho, ordered at WASD. I came from a G19.
     

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    mikeysg Ancient Guru

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    Well, in Asia, Cherry Red is the more popular switch among users here, so perhaps MSI is taking its cue from here....:infinity:
     
  6. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    My g710+ is coming on Tuesday. Why did you replace the rings?
     
  7. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    It comes with Black o-rings and they arn't really soft. So they don't absorb really well.
     
  8. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    I would have preferred it if they had a Cherry MX Brown switch variant. It'll be great for those like me who do more typing than gaming but don't want the loudness of the Cherry MX Blue.

    deltatux
     
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    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    I love cherry mx red over anything else o_O blues are horrid. Blacks are next best thing imo. Then brown. I own Gigabyte Osmium really good kb
     
  10. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Then get the Logitech G710+. You get some great profiler software aswell.
     

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    whats this cherry MX red, brown, blue, black you all talk about? :)

    those mounting switches on keyboard keys?
     
  12. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Ya, I know about that keyboard, but don't feel like replacing my current board, mechanical keyboards aren't cheap :p. I'll just stick it out with my Razer BlackWidow (Cherry MX Blue) board for a couple more years.

    deltatux
     
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  13. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    It's the switches themselves, the different colors all work different. Some have more resistance, the other less deadzone, the other more noise.
     
  14. -Tj-

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    Great, thanks!
     
  15. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    I can recommend to anyone thinking about using a mechanical keyboard to advancing that thought process to a purchase.

    Not just for gaming, but simple typing becomes a joy also as the keys have such a satisfying 'ping' to them; you'll want to type more. Run-on sentences are your problem. :)
     

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    True that and if possible test every switch before deciding cause. For me red was a clear winner. And for my friends brown. I just like the fact that these keys aren't tactile and actuation requires no force whatsoever. And well I don't exactly like the sound of typewriter that comes with mx blue ;)
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    The only thing i don't like about the G710+ is the Spacebar. But it been over 2 months now and nothing really bothers me anymore about it. You get used to it.

    I came from a G19 which is dome keys, and the first week i was like "Screw this, i'm gonna return this noisy crap". Now i wouldn't want anything else anymore.

    And i really really like the look of the G710+, no idea why ppl complain about it on other forums.

    Another thing i done was paint the top of the activation LEDs of Numpad and such Black with a Marker, as the LED control doesn't change the brightness of time. But that was an easy fix :)
     
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    Backlit in yellow? What are they on? Wouldn't be worth it because I'd have to mod the leds to blue or white.
     
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    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    This.

    As much as I like gaming, constant typing when coding or making documentation means Red or Blue switches a no-no.
     
  20. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    Yellow is way more easy on the eyes then blue or white. But ofc not as pretty.
     

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