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Anyone wanna trade my Purple WASD Keys for a set a red ones?

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I'm sure this topic has been beat to death but I just wanted to see if I could scare up an answer. Does anyone do custom keycaps that are etched for being backlit? I was thinking of making an escape key wioth black and yellow danger stripes with panic in the center of it. I know WASD does printed caps but do they do backlit keys that are one-off? I would like it for my k70
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Just got my first mech recently. Quickfire rapid in browns.



And now for what I have to say regarding the board.

Starting off when i took it out of the box the first the thing I happened to notice about my QFR was the weight. The heavy feeling from having so many switches made seem really nice and sturdy as well as eliminate any worries about my keyboard sliding around. The black finish on the board looks nice and while I'm not a fan of the font used on the keycaps the board seemed to look good overall. (Excepting that 1337 G5M3R font).

Moving onto the switches themselves MX brown feels lighter to type on than most rubber domes (in terms of how hard I felt I had to press) while still feeling nice and solid with no mushiness whatsoever. Now the tactile bump that you get with MX Brown isn't nearly as large as I had expected. It's there but it's very light. If I hadn't known there was a bump i could have confused it for just bottoming out the key. I'm still happy with the bump and it makes the switches rather silent if i don't bottom out. (Compared to most rubber domes I've used)

Overall i'm very happy with my purchase and will see myself taking this anywhere where a keyboard is needed.
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I'm sure this topic has been beat to death but I just wanted to see if I could scare up an answer. Does anyone do custom keycaps that are etched for being backlit? I was thinking of making an escape key wioth black and yellow danger stripes with panic in the center of it. I know WASD does printed caps but do they do backlit keys that are one-off? I would like it for my k70

If you ever find a set, please, I beg you, shoot me a PM. I've been on the hunt for backlit-enabled key cap sets for a while. I'm maily interested in the numbers (above qwerty), numpad numbers, and function keys. All I've been able to find thus far have been custom single keycaps.
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Something like this? and blue edges.

Would look terrible though IMO biggrin.gif

wow ive been looking for something just like this. thanks for the anonymous tip
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There was also a lot of competition that month, I can't make people vote for a board because it has more modding, it's all personal preference. thumb.gif

Also, doing your best to make the photos of the boards interesting can only help your chances.

Lastly, you've still won once this year anyway. tongue.gif

My point is that there's no such thing as a shoo-in for a technically good mod. A ton of people vote purely on aesthetics and rare/expensive boards like KMACs and LZs generally dominate when they come up. I actually voted for Jocelyn's this last round since I thought it was more impressive than the Korean custom. No sour grapes, just giving some personal experience to back up my statement.
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Just modded my QFR with reds today:

I added vintage black switches, 62g Korean group buy springs, Krytox mix lube, Victorinox lube for springs, Super lube for stabilizers, a Grey top case over the Black one I had before, and universal TKL stainless steel plate to my QFR reds! Took all day but faster than my Ergo Clear mod on my Filco tongue.gif

I heard from a CM representative that a batch of QFR's had bad soldering jobs on the left Alt's... Looks like I fell victim... The solder was barely connected to the PCB and was just hanging there to an almost unattached eyelit. I would've never known had I never opened the keyboard... When I desoldered it, the entire eyelit just fell off and I actually lost and ONLY FOUND IT AFTER I HAD FINISHED PUTTING THE KEYBOARD TOGETHER LIKE 8 HOURS LATER. THE IRONY. At first I thought, "well darn... looks like I won't have a working left Alt..." but then I had to Macguyver moment and used solder to create artificial wires to connect to PCB by exposing the connection because of a lack of an eyelit... Thank God it worked. Felt boss for a few seconds wink.gif

FEELS LIKE BUTTER.






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Very nice!
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thats some good soldering and your trace repair looks great as well.

On a side note, I am looking for suggestions for a quiet mech for work and would like to not spend a whole lot on it. It is very important that it is quiet but not silent

I use my Nighthawk x8 at home and love it but loathe using the cheap $2 keyboard I have at work. I do a moderate amount of typing @work since I do IT support.
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