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hi,
I am new to the forum and doing my research to buy my first mechanical keyboard. I have decided to buy a new steelseries or ducky shine in the coming week but i was also considering buying some old faulty mechanical keyboard for replacement keycaps. esp white or grey which i can dye and create colorful keys without buying from from china which i am a bit paranoid about. I am not in US nd in asia so i dont want to pay extra for shipping if i buy off ebay.

From the guide i found only compaq mx 11800 nd compaq 11802 as the only old models on cherry mx switches. Is there more vintage models which i might come across repair shops which i can use to replace some of my new cherry mx keyboard keys?? I was hoping to find a new mechanical kb with grey/white keycaps but seems like the only model available is not available in asia. So been lookin for alternatives.

any advise, suggestions, warnings are all appreciated.

thnxx
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why not order a keyboard from www.wasdkeyboards.com you can get the keys whatever color you want. I've ordered keys for my Das from him. Really professional. thumb.gif
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why not order a keyboard from www.wasdkeyboards.com you can get the keys whatever color you want. I've ordered keys for my Das from him. Really professional. thumb.gif

Plus one to this, if you are looking for a particular keyboard, or want total customization.
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thanks a lot for this direction. never heard of wasd keyboards before. designing one now. costs abt 200USD including shipping nd no backlight. but i guess i will still go for this. thanks again.
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thanks a lot for this direction. never heard of wasd keyboards before. designing one now. costs abt 200USD including shipping nd no backlight. but i guess i will still go for this. thanks again.

You could always go semi custom and save some bucks.
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