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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

get some new keys on that sucker and enter keyboard of the month

Why would I need new key caps to enter it in the KotM contest? Between the switch swap, spring swap, stickering, plate painting, and shell painting, that's more of a mod than any keyboard I've seen in the KotM contest so far.
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Why would it need new keys?

I think it's because, for some silly reason, many people think that a keyboard mod entails swapping out key caps. A good percentage of the entrants in the KotM contest so far have just been cap swaps. Many more have been painting shells and rare keyboards, but quite a few have just been cap swaps. That and it seems like looks generally win the KotM contest, not necessarily the work put into the keyboard

Granted, I do plan on swapping the key caps in the future when I have more money, but the work I did on that keyboard is considerable.

Oh, and do you think you can add my new keyboard to the list?
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Here is mine
Cm Storm Quickfire Tk

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Here is mine
Cm Storm Quickfire Tk

How do you like it? I plan on buying one in the next couple of days thumb.gif
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Every one makes sure top go and vote in the Keyboard of the month competition here. http://www.overclock.net/t/1367963/keyboard-of-the-month-march-13
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How do you like it? I plan on buying one in the next couple of days thumb.gif

It's great. Having it be about the size of a tenkeyless saves space while giving you a full numpad.
The individually back-lit keys look gorgeous. Its a solid keyboard.
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wow guys chill. I was just saying that because I think it would look better with new keys.
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wow guys chill. I was just saying that because I think it would look better with new keys.

Already addressed in the OP.
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Future plans are to add a blank PBT key set. I'm leaning toward blue or red, but the funds just aren't there for it right now.
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I think it's because, for some silly reason, many people think that a keyboard mod entails swapping out key caps. A good percentage of the entrants in the KotM contest so far have just been cap swaps.
Technically, it is still a mod, as you're altering the stock product, even if it's not to the extent to which you feel a mod should be. You have to take in to consideration that not everyone has the knowledge/skill/patience/funds to extensively modify their keyboard like some of you hardcore guys. I don't know about others, but to me, as complete newbie, a keycap swap is as exciting as it gets when starting off. Maybe that makes it too softcore for a KotM entry, but hey, we have to climb the ladder, can't teleport to the top. thumb.gif
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Technically, it is still a mod, as you're altering the stock product, even if it's not to the extent to which you feel a mod should be. You have to take in to consideration that not everyone has the knowledge/skill/patience/funds to extensively modify their keyboard like some of you hardcore guys. I don't know about others, but to me, as complete newbie, a keycap swap is as exciting as it gets when starting off. Maybe that makes it too softcore for a KotM entry, but hey, we have to climb the ladder, can't teleport to the top. thumb.gif

Oh, I'm not saying it's not a mod, I'm just saying that it's silly to insinuate that you have to do a cap swap or paint the shell for it to be considered a mod or worthy of the KotM. When I won KotM with my QFR, it was just a simple painting of the shell and a cap swap, so I don't denigrate that kind of mod in the least. I just prefer mods that have more thought or effort put into them. That could be just making an aesthetically interesting and different keyboard through a cap swap or an interesting paint job or it can be much more intricate.

And I wouldn't exactly call my mod hardcore. I'm not designing my own keyboard or modifying the controller. It was just a simple desolder, paint, minor disassembly and reassembly, and solder job. Honestly, if you sat down and practiced for an hour or two with a soldering iron, you'd be able to do what I did easily. It's just a matter of patience and time.

And, to tell you the truth, my mod was incredibly cheap too. I snagged the keboard for $35, the switches for ~$45 (and, if I wanted, could probably sell the leftover Red switches for around to that), the springs were $20, and the switch stickers I snagged for $7. I had everything else on hand already. So, when you do a breakdown, I spent the same on the mod as a mechanical keyboard would have cost me.
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You can add me to the list, I have a Ducky DK9008G2. I happened to stumble across it at my local Micro Center for $120 while shopping for a new board, lucky me.
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