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Hey guys, just picked up my first Mech ( CM quickfire rapid w/ blues )
Custom keycaps and mods on the way.


Question about 10-keyless mech keyboards, to me, they all look very very similar, is this just a case of one main manufactuer and the brands just slap their logo's on them and put them in a box? or is there a difference in quality between some of the higher priced brands vs the lower priced ones?

Many keyboards are produced by the same OEM company, e.g. Costar produces the Filco boards, the CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid and the WASD V1 boards, however the boards may have different build quality depending on the spec of the board.
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Are there any particular brands that are really easy to find complete sets of keycaps? I have a steelseries 6gV2 and I was going to get custom caps and literally couldn't find 3-4 keys because of the weird way steelseries had to lay it out.

I'm looking for a high quality tenkeyless keyboard. probs ducky or filco
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And different stabilizers, Rosewill keyboards are produced by Costar but like filco they use costar stabilizers instead of cherry stabilizers like the ones on CM Storm keyboards
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Are there any particular brands that are really easy to find complete sets of keycaps? I have a steelseries 6gV2 and I was going to get custom caps and literally couldn't find 3-4 keys because of the weird way steelseries had to lay it out.

I'm looking for a high quality tenkeyless keyboard. probs ducky or filco
WASD keyboards has a compatibility list for their keycaps.

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/keycap-compatibility
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And different stabilizers, Rosewill keyboards are produced by Costar but like filco they use costar stabilizers instead of cherry stabilizers like the ones on CM Storm keyboards
Aren't CM keyboards are also made by Costar?
Edited by Art Vanelay - 7/4/13 at 4:25pm
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Are there any particular brands that are really easy to find complete sets of keycaps? I have a steelseries 6gV2 and I was going to get custom caps and literally couldn't find 3-4 keys because of the weird way steelseries had to lay it out.

I'm looking for a high quality tenkeyless keyboard. probs ducky or filco
Filco and QFR are very easy to fin sets for. I think some duckys have an extra four buttons. But thats probably only on the full size boards.
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Are there any particular brands that are really easy to find complete sets of keycaps? I have a steelseries 6gV2 and I was going to get custom caps and literally couldn't find 3-4 keys because of the weird way steelseries had to lay it out.

I'm looking for a high quality tenkeyless keyboard. probs ducky or filco

Keycap sets are generally pretty universal, a few exceptions being ones such as those listed in the link below:

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/keycap-compatibility

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Thanks guys, guess i'll find a ducky or filco probably.. off hand does anyone know one that is somewhat slimmer? The 6gV2 is the only mech i have but its literally brick, and also a little high for my needs. Usually I never used the little height adjustmen to back of keyboards but this one its kinda built in.
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Thanks guys, guess i'll find a ducky or filco probably.. off hand does anyone know one that is somewhat slimmer? The 6gV2 is the only mech i have but its literally brick, and also a little high for my needs. Usually I never used the little height adjustmen to back of keyboards but this one its kinda built in.
I am in love with my k70. But you might want to check this out if you need a low profile one http://www.cmstore-usa.com/cm-storm-quickfire-xt-full-size-mechanical-gaming-keyboard/
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Thanks guys, guess i'll find a ducky or filco probably.. off hand does anyone know one that is somewhat slimmer? The 6gV2 is the only mech i have but its literally brick, and also a little high for my needs. Usually I never used the little height adjustmen to back of keyboards but this one its kinda built in.
I don't think there are any mechanical keyboards that are very thin. The keyswitches are very tall, and the metal plate and all that adds a lot of height as well.

The only thing I could find by looking was the cherry g84-4100, but that doesn't look ideal.

You could just get a wrist rest that's at the right height.
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I'm sure someone has done this, but I'm thinking about getting a 2x2 red lego block and making it my Esc key, anyone done this? it should fit, just put a little hot glue in the hole and push it over the switch stem, and it should still be removeable.
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