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I looked, but cant seem to get the options id like, or i might have to buy 2 sets of 104.

Do you know if its possible to select certain colors for key caps just like as if you were building a custom board?

get a layout on a board and have them send you the caps only? Is that possible?


Also the quality on those keys that i linked from ebay are they pretty fair?

Yep, you can get custom sets from here here.

The set you linked is from WASDKeyboards, the same people who do the custom sets I just linked. The build quality is ok, the only issue I had is being ABS, they tend to become shiny quickly.
Edited by Paradigm84 - 4/9/14 at 4:53am
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Sweet, saving the layout now about to order. Any idea how long it takes to ship?
 
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Sweet, saving the layout now about to order. Any idea how long it takes to ship?

According to their site, orders ship within 4 business days, and shipping times for the continental US are 1 - 5 business days conditional on current order volumes.
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Have any of you guys thought about plasti dipping key caps?
 
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A Filco is a really nice keyboard. I have always gone for at least Imsto's keycaps for a keyboard as nice as a Filco. From the list above, Imsto, Elite, geek_feng, and Techkeys.us would be my picks for quality. Look for thick PBT (versus thin ABS) and your fingers will be happy! Any US 104 or ANSI 104 set should fit your keyboard. (Some of Imsto's come with an extra keycap or two, so they are sometimes called 105/106. As long as they are US or ANSI, they will fit.

Oh, also, you are looking for MX-compatible keycaps. You are not likely to see anything else, but that is what you want for your Filco.

Here are some tall ones: http://www.geekkeys.com/white-top-printed-pbt-104-keyset/

Here are some low-profile ones: http://imsto.cn/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=61

Here are some very colorful ones: http://techkeys.us/collections/keycap-sets/products/miami-set
(You would need a TKL set plus a numpad set to make a full 104-key set from Techkeys.us.)

(OEM Profile = taller keycaps; Cherry/Low Profile = shorter keycaps. Many people like to replace the tall keycaps that come stock with their keyboards with lower-profile "Cherry" style. Definitely a personal preference thing.)

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post #16 of 31
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Damn i already ordered some keycaps from wasd i hope i like the way the feel, i am guessing they are the more lower profile ones.
 
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post #17 of 31
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Damn i already ordered some keycaps from wasd i hope i like the way the feel, i am guessing they are the more lower profile ones.

Nope. Tall ABS. Not bad, not great. Also not expensive, so a pretty good way to start down the keyboard customization path. WASD are good people, and their keyboards are worth a look as well. WASD also offers a ton of customization options, so keep them on your list if you like the keycaps. I've done a few custom boards with WASD keycaps.

Enjoy them and welcome to the hobby!

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post #18 of 31
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Nope. Tall ABS. Not bad, not great. Also not expensive, so a pretty good way to start down the keyboard customization path. WASD are good people, and their keyboards are worth a look as well. WASD also offers a ton of customization options, so keep them on your list if you like the keycaps. I've done a few custom boards with WASD keycaps.

Enjoy them and welcome to the hobby!

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Yea depending on how i like these keycaps i may not go with the corsair rgb keyboard.
 
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Key caps came in will post pics tonight
 
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post #20 of 31
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omg what a pain in the neck what i thought was going to be an easy project turned into a 3 hour project. and the keys are not even right.

Is there a certain row the main keys go into the top ones are not flush some have more curves then others. I am about to throw this damn keyboard out the ******* window.
 
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