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So I've been really happy with my old keyboards which were the saitek eclipse series as i have owned all 3 lol....
I didn't know any better so i kept buying "rubber domes" i loved the way they felt and how they are comfortable.
Upon joining this forum i learned a lot more about keyboards and the same with computers and i have to say this site is great!

I was leaning on buying a Corsair k60 because i loved the aluminum look due to the fact that it would kinda go with my cosmos s so i waited....... and waited.... and was going
to continue to wait, but on black Friday i saw this in the back of the shelf and was amazed at the price!
(sorry for the poor pictures i was too lazy to bring out the dslr frown.gif so their iPhone 4 pics lol in low light)
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the amazing price!
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Now i am really skeptical about buying open box items esp things that is touched quite frequently so i opened the box and took a little wiff (gross i know) and ended up smelling new!
stood in the longest line of my life and eventually went home typed on it and i love it!(the black cherry switches are a little stiff but i am already getting used to it along with the small back space).

Now i would like to switch the keys but i am clueless when it comes to what keycaps would work and what keycaps won't, can someone help me with those?
Edited by KuuFA - 11/30/11 at 12:42am
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Switch the keys? What do you mean exactly? You mean swap out the cherry black switches for another type of switch, or swap the keycaps for another keycap?
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Switch the keys? What do you mean exactly? You mean swap out the cherry black switches for another type of switch, or swap the keycaps for another keycap?

edited the op thanks for catching that lo!
l i wanted to change the keycaps and was wondering which ones were compatible.
I've removed all the keys and washed them on my old saiteks and i am going to assume they are the same to remove?
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I've removed all the keys and washed them on my old saiteks and i am going to assume they are the same to remove?

Depends on what kind of stabilizers it uses.
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What HWI said... I MEAN STOP AGREEING WITH ME! tongue.gif

Once you figure out how its stabilized it'll be easy enough. for the standard keys (square) you can swap them with pretty much any caps made for cherry switches.
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Nice catch.

Did you catch a whiff of Xbox pepper spray?

Here's the key info:
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Key+Reference+-+Pics+and+specifications+for+various+manufacturers+keys#SteelSeries+6GV2+7G

If you want to help take a pic of the F, S, D keys like in the other entries.
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so most of the uhh single space keycaps like letters numbers and such are easily replaceable with any cherry type mounting?

and i am guessing you want me to take out the keys of the f s d keys and show you? lol.
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so most of the uhh single space keycaps like letters numbers and such are easily replaceable with any cherry type mounting?

and i am guessing you want me to take out the keys of the f s d keys and show you? lol.

Yeah. I think the 7G uses Cherry stabilizers, but has an oddball one off stabilizer on the enter key and has an abnormally shaped left shift key. Other than that, all the keycaps should be interchangeable with other Cherry MX keycaps and should pull right off.
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