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Offline Giorgio

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Re: Gateron Blacks versus Cherry MX Blacks
« Reply #50 on: Tue, 06 September 2016, 12:50:34 »
I've always heard that gaterons wobble much more than cherry switches, and now this review tells the opposite.  :rolleyes: :'(

Offline Jolof

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Re: Gateron Blacks versus Cherry MX Blacks
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 08 September 2016, 06:21:23 »
Great review, looking to get me some Gaterons in the near future!

Offline CPTBadAss

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Re: Gateron Blacks versus Cherry MX Blacks
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 08 September 2016, 07:22:05 »
does this count as a necro?
CPT do you have any suggestions on where to get a 62 and 65g Spring? I want to test them because after trying gateron blacks I fell in love with how smooth they are they're just a tad too heavy
I really appreciate the review as well, I would probably prefer 62g but it wouldn't hurt to try both I guess

Yeah I'd cop springs from MK.com. They seem to have a reliable source of springs now. And springs are cheap enough that you can grab both types to try out for yourself.
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Re: Gateron Blacks versus Cherry MX Blacks
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 12 February 2018, 13:37:54 »
Reviving an old thread here :)

I am having the 65g vs 68g dilemma as we speak. I've lubed up both and while I THINK I can get away with 68g, I'm not sure if it'll be too tiring if I don't over exert my keypresses.
  
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Re: Gateron Blacks versus Cherry MX Blacks
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 20:55:49 »
I use gateron blacks myself, I was actually considering switching to cherry for my next build not having tried them, but I might hold off after reading this. Thanks for all the hard work and the detailed review!
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Offline z3r0_k00l75

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Re: Gateron Blacks versus Cherry MX Blacks
« Reply #55 on: Fri, 13 April 2018, 19:29:23 »
  This thread was a big influence in my choice to use Gat Blacks in both of my recent keyboard builds. I love linear switches but the Cherry reds were a little light, and the Cherry blacks just a tad too heavy. So glad I chose to use this switch. I don't think I'll need to look any further for my perfect switch now. Thank you CPTBadAss for a great review.
Daily Drivers: GON NerD60 (PBT / Gateron Black / UV LED), GH60 Rev.C (PBT / Gateron Black), WASD Code VP3 (Stock / Cherry Clear / White LED), NPKC KC60 (DS PBT / Gateron Green / White LED), Adesso 625UB (White English-Russian Thick PBT/ Cherry Red), Quickfire Rapid (Vortex PBT / Cherry Black), Quickfire Rapid-I (Stock+o-rings / Cherry Red / Green LED), Leopold Otaku (Black Gray mixed Dolch Thick PBT / Cherry Red).

Offline MrDongblaster

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Re: Gateron Blacks versus Cherry MX Blacks
« Reply #56 on: Sat, 09 June 2018, 21:58:24 »
I've got gateron silent blacks and standard blacks in an old G80. I like the gaterons just a bit more. Feel smoother to me. Still a bit of wobble, but nothing egregious.

Offline Duckunderscore

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Re: Gateron Blacks versus Cherry MX Blacks
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 09 June 2018, 22:10:30 »
I've messed around a lot with both and stock definitely I prefer gaterons but the noise gateron tops make with the upstroke bugs me. Lubed I don't see much of a difference either but since they've got meme value I stick with MX blacks.

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Re: Gateron Blacks versus Cherry MX Blacks
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 02 July 2018, 21:35:42 »
Great review. I am definitely going to try gat blacks for my next mx build. Thanks for putting this together.