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Offline Countdown

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Good linear switches?
« on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 13:42:53 »
Hi,

Does anyone know of any in stock good linears I could get for my build

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 16:15:07 »
Define good for everyone its different. I think Stock Gateron switches are good enough or cherry switches.  Just have to break them in and they will feel nice after a few weeks.
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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 20:15:58 »
For me good would just be some generally solid linears.
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Offline zungzangbi

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 20:19:31 »
Cherry MX Blacks. Always my #1 Pick.

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 22:32:26 »
I mean...
Tangies are smooth, not my favorite sounding
Jwicks for budget
Waterkings are nice if you can pick out non-sluggish one

Offline Learis

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 09:46:31 »
For me good would just be some generally solid linears.
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I see, so the good ones for you are the ones which are good. Got it. In that case, I'd recommend durock linears; they're good.

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 16:21:09 »
Hi,

Does anyone know of any in stock good linears I could get for my build

Regards,
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Gateron linears are nice
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Offline CarnageHimura

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 16:20:39 »
Hi,

Does anyone know of any in stock good linears I could get for my build

Regards,
Countdown

Gateron linears are nice

Indeed, I recently got Gat Yellow Ink's V2 for my Drop Alt and they are reaaally good

Offline Leopard223

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 24 June 2021, 07:28:09 »
Gateron ones are good budget linears, Yellow is fan favorite with its weight.
Durock linears are fantastic, very smooth, tight housing tolerance and phenomenal stem wobble. 
Though itís downside itís that theyíre heavily factory lube and the factory lube isnít that great, off center presses can have a bit of jamming towards the north (when using south facing PCB at least). 
Though it can be easily fixed with proper lubing, though Iím unsure how effective and long lasting it will be on top of the factory lube.

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 26 June 2021, 20:33:36 »
BANANA SPLITS

Offline Jarhead

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 26 June 2021, 23:58:58 »
Maybe Durock linears or NK Silks if you want something that is okay stock.

Offline Leopard223

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 29 June 2021, 01:35:32 »
I mean...
Tangies are smooth, not my favorite sounding
Jwicks for budget
Waterkings are nice if you can pick out non-sluggish one
I thought I was imagining it but itís true, my water king sample actually feel sluggish, do you know what kind of lube theyíre using?

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 29 June 2021, 12:00:43 »
I thought I was imagining it but itís true, my water king sample actually feel sluggish, do you know what kind of lube theyíre using?

A lot lot of factory whatever and they also have pretty tight housings
Need a good cleaning and relubing

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 29 June 2021, 17:32:22 »
BANANA SPLITS

What do you like about these over other linears?
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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 30 June 2021, 04:09:34 »
No-one said vintage blacks yet.
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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 30 June 2021, 04:19:59 »
well i can't complain about my gat silent red, although they need break in or lube, after a few week they are smooth enough.
and no one mentioned vintage black because since cherry retooled and gat/kailh exists vintage blacks just became a pain in the ass to use overpriced switch, they are no smoother than modern black.
to get back to the original question, it also depend on your budget, if you want best bang for the buck then gateron is pretty much it, if you want the smoothest thing that can exist then you will need to go optical/magnetic/electro-capasitive but then it also mean completely different boards as you do no longer deal with switches per say.
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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 30 June 2021, 04:51:40 »
for me, tangerine, fff, cherry black, mauve, opblack, fierce woman

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 30 June 2021, 06:29:05 »
My friend loves his lubed Gateron Ink Blacks, however, can't say they'll be in stock though.

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 30 June 2021, 06:59:07 »
Lubed gateron yellows are my go-to. They're ubqiuitous at this point. I've also heard good things about the mints from Dinokeys
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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 30 June 2021, 07:58:08 »
Cherry MX Blacks. Always my #1 Pick.

I used MX Blacks for a good 5 years or so. I didn't really know a whole lot about keyboards back then and was coming from MX Browns. For five years I did not know that it was a linear switch, and that there was no tactile feedback. It was funny going back to that board recently after using buckling springs for a year.

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 03 July 2021, 06:29:17 »
I'm still leaning towards cherry hyperglides blacks. nobody says anything about them. Strange.
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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 07:57:14 »
Are there any contactless magnetic switches you can use out of the box? I've heard through multiple channels it's a complicated task, but they feel so damn good.
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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 10 July 2021, 23:25:52 »
haha very awesome post!

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Re: Good linear switches?
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 13 July 2021, 11:29:42 »
how about angrymiao's cyberswitch? I ordered some and was curious. still waiting for it to arrive