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post #1 of 21
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I just ordered my first mechanical keyboard (the CM Storm QuickFire TK) and I would like to get some custom keycaps for it.

I've looked at wasdkeyboards.com but the keycaps would be almost as much as the keyboard itself (I got it for $75.00 with free shipping), so I was wondering if there are any other sites that I should look at for custom keycaps before ordering?

To show you what I have in mind, I'm looking for something pretty simple, but I have to be able to customize the keys, as the TK is a non-standard board.

Anywhere, here is what I'm thinking (3 different designs):
Idea 1:


Idea 2:


Idea 3:



Also, which idea would you guys go with?

Thanks for the help!!
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post #2 of 21
I would go with 3 as the others just look messy to me.

Be aware that caps are just expensive though. I ended up ordering my caps from WASD's ebay store. They were brand new and bit cheaper that their site.

I got, all black blanks, red WASD blanks and a red esc novelty key. It's actually the picture for my rig in my sig!
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Personally not a fan of the green/orange combination at all. To each their own though
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Yeah, I think I'm just going to go with the 3rd setup. I'm just curious if there is anywhere else I should look before I order.
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post #5 of 21
From what I know, WASD is the only site offering such a level of detail for sets of keycaps.

My suggestion would be to get customised keys like the space bar from WASD, then get other keys from elsewhere.

Places I know of to get the other keycaps:

post #6 of 21
WASD is the best bet for a custom keycap set. I just got mine a couple weeks ago and they are high quality.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I would also go with #3. I'm a big fan of sleek, clean design and that bad boy hits the spot.
post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by CptChiggs View Post

WASD is the best bet for a custom keycap set. I just got mine a couple weeks ago and they are high quality.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I would also go with #3. I'm a big fan of sleek, clean design and that bad boy hits the spot.

They do go shiny after a while though as they are ABS.
post #8 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CptChiggs View Post

WASD is the best bet for a custom keycap set. I just got mine a couple weeks ago and they are high quality.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I would also go with #3. I'm a big fan of sleek, clean design and that bad boy hits the spot.
Yeah, that’s how I’m feeling, I like the sleek look. More than likely, though, I won’t be replacing all the keys as part of the reason I bought the TK was because it is backlit, so I might leave the letter and number keys black and make everything else white (and orange for the spacebar / windows keys). I think that would look the cleanest, while still adding some white to the board (to match my case). I’ll also be upgrading to a Corsair M65 mouse soon to keep the white theme on my desk.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

They do go shiny after a while though as they are ABS.

I don’t mind if they go shiny, but do they keep a nice feel or do they get slick over time? This could bother me if they get slick and my finger slide around on them.
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Originally Posted by WonderMutt View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by CptChiggs View Post

WASD is the best bet for a custom keycap set. I just got mine a couple weeks ago and they are high quality.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I would also go with #3. I'm a big fan of sleek, clean design and that bad boy hits the spot.
Yeah, that’s how I’m feeling, I like the sleek look. More than likely, though, I won’t be replacing all the keys as part of the reason I bought the TK was because it is backlit, so I might leave the letter and number keys black and make everything else white (and orange for the spacebar / windows keys). I think that would look the cleanest, while still adding some white to the board (to match my case). I’ll also be upgrading to a Corsair M65 mouse soon to keep the white theme on my desk.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

They do go shiny after a while though as they are ABS.

I don’t mind if they go shiny, but do they keep a nice feel or do they get slick over time? This could bother me if they get slick and my finger slide around on them.

They get slick, there is a noticeable difference in texture between less used keys like the F1 - F12 row than some of the letters.
post #10 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

They get slick, there is a noticeable difference in texture between less used keys like the F1 - F12 row than some of the letters.

Well, that gives me something to think about...


I don't know, the TK is being delivered today, so I'll get to try it out tonight (my first mech keyboard!!!) and I'll decide what to do tonight. I'm still pretty sure I'll order them, I really want at least some white on the keyboard, but I'll decide after I see how it looks. My other option would be to return it and get a Rosewill RK-9000I and not do any custom key caps, but I really do like the thought of the backlighting and smaller size of the TK.

So I guess the question I should ask is, Paradigm, since you have obviously used them before, would you recommend the WSAD keycaps? If not, maybe you could give me some pointers if I am wanting to incorporate a white theme in my keyboard?

Another thought I had was, since the keys are so easy to remove and the cord is detachable, I could tape off everything (where the keys are and the plug attaches) and paint the body of the keyboard white and then stick with the stock keys. This would be the cheapest route, but I don’t know how difficult it would be as I’ve never even considered painting a keyboard before.

Anyway, if you wouldn’t mind, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Thanks!!
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