Thinking about getting a mechanical keyboard, need suggestions.

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    I purchased a k70 and im happy with it, only gripe is the keys coulda been a tiny bit bigger.
     
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    Another Logitech G710+ happy user here. Recently switched to Logitech G710+ from Corsair K95 due to led lights dying on random keys.

    Each time a led light dies I return it. After two months, I basically returned and got a replacement three times. The Fourth K95 I sold to get G710+. I am using G710+ for a month and have no problem. Happy user here..:D
     
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    I don't know if the keys need to be bigger per say, maybe .5mm more space between the keys would be nice however.

    Did you get red, brown or blue switches?
     
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    I have the K70 with red switches and I love it for gaming (which is pretty much all I do) but I do find it quite difficult to type on. Never quite figured out why that is though, whether it's the red switches or the spacing or what.
     

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    Hence the "yes...", because I'm pathetic to even be tired enough to find the Blue tough. It does feel like a long break after typing on a rubber membrane somewhere else, though.
     
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    I actually find reds the easiest to type on, because the pressure is low. I can type pretty quick on my K70.
     
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    G710+ here. So far it's been great but it's also my first mech.
     
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    I picked up a Ducky 9008G2 Pro with PBT keycaps and Cherry Brown switches. Features optional full NKRO (if you want it), tank quality build, the option to disable windows keys and backlit WASD gaming keys. It was a little on the pricey side but is amazing. Best keyboard I've ever owned by far, and I know it will last for years.

    Ducky has a lot of products with far too much "bling" imo, like the Shine 3. I opted for something more practical and comfortable in the PBT key setup and am happy with that choice. Tons of backlighthing options aren't important to me when the ABS keycaps are just going to wear off in 2 years.
     
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    ^ Whoops, didn't realize this thread is a year old. lol
     
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    nothing against ducky, but for me they lack a lot of features that my 710+ has. They're very basic, yet well built units.
     

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    Fixed :p
     
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    Yeah, but tbh, I can't see my 710+ breaking, ever. It's solid.
     
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    lol, it's true really. Not only is the outside like tank metal, this 9008G2 Pro has a double reinforced PCB, so I could invite a Mithril Golem to my house to type on it and the board would still take zero damage from heavy key presses
     
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    Yeah guys, it's a keyboard, it sits on a desk and we touch it. It doesn't go to war. Pretty much every mechanical keyboard I've messed with was built sturdy enough to last years upon years.
     
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    My son uses a Maxkeyboard.com with Cherry MX Brown switches.
     

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