Thanks @CaptLevi and @flusteredpie for the advice. Currently a keyboard is not required as my new build won't boot, next step will be to see if chucking it out of a window will fix it.... (poo)
The typing experience is way better on a mechanical keyboard compared to membrane. There are a lot of other brands that make mechanical keyboard like Corsair or Logitech so u can have a look around. The noise level of ur PC depends on how many fans u plan to put in it. Generally, PC tend not to be as loud as laptop so I think you should be fine. Noise level of mechanical keyboard also depends on which switch type it’s using but it’s louder than membrane for sure
Brown switches (as seen in this keyboard) are the quietest but still noiser than membrane. I have a keyboard like this one and have woken my 16 month old daughter in the room next door on occassion with the clacking. You can buy dampeners but I haven't tried them yet so can't comment on their effectiveness - see https://www.howtogeek.com/293659/how-to-quiet-your-mechanical-keyboard-with-switch-dampeners/
Can someone tell me why I should buy this? Or indeed what other keyboards I should buy? I am in the middle of building my first PC since I studied the fine art a couple of decades ago. Things have changed a fair bit since then and I don't know what I need. It is a budget orientated gaming machine so it will be used for gaming but also general use so will this be noisy? Not used a mechanical before. I have a kid sleeping next door to me playing in the evenings. Is mechanical much more noisy than membrane I take it?
I have this keyboard and it’s amazing! I can’t go to another brand now that my muscle memory is setup for the thumbster keys just below the space bar! You can map them to any key or macro, and they are ridiculously useful, normally your thumb is “jump” and that’s it, but now it can use 4 keys, or more! I have the keyboard paired with a Roccat Kone Aimo, best setup I’ve had in ages