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Originally Posted by neo0031 View Post

One day I should try a blue switch to see what all the fuss is about. rolleyes.gif I think my next (IF I can ever afford it! lol) might be a red switch... or black... but blues are tempting too... tongue.gif
I loved blue but i felt it was a bit ... lacking for a tactile switch so i tried a green and it's pretty much my perfect switch type.
All this while on reds biggrin.gif
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Don't know why I got the same switch type for my second board. If anyone want's to trade a brown for a blue let me know. tongue.gif
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Better picture of my QFR so that I can jump in the KOTM comp. thumb.gif


Seriously...
I kinda regret not to participate on the GB, but again
I'm running out of keyboard to put on

is that cable from pexon?
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Originally Posted by jokrik View Post

Seriously...
I kinda regret not to participate on the GB, but again
I'm running out of keyboard to put on

is that cable from pexon?

Nope, made it myself. Got some usb connectors from another member in a trade so that I could make a few of my own. I have a ton of spare sleeving stuff from when I was big into modding and doing power supplies and extensions for other people.
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The Rosewill RK-9000BR is on sale again with the free logitech mouse. This time it's the black version still with brown switches. It's $59 after a $10 MIR.
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I'm keepin' it, look how cute!

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Okay, I've a plan to paint my mechanical keyboard andthe keycaps. The issue is that my keyboard (a Corsair K95) is backlit and I still want to be able to have the LEDs shine through the keycaps.

Any idea on how to paint the keycaps without getting paint into the lettering?
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I doubt it, if they were white then you could probably use dye, otherwise I don't see how it would work unless you put a very light single coat (which would rub off)

I am still going to say that painting keycaps isn't ever going to work out unless its a key like esc that isn't used often.
 
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Okay, I've a plan to paint my mechanical keyboard andthe keycaps. The issue is that my keyboard (a Corsair K95) is backlit and I still want to be able to have the LEDs shine through the keycaps.

Any idea on how to paint the keycaps without getting paint into the lettering?

from personal experience, lots of testing and trail and error, its best to not paint a keycap.
not to mention you would need a really fine hand to not paint over the legends, and then the keys would feel like crap on your fingers.


you can get keycaps such as the semi-clear ones, as well as caps from other backlit boards, but as far as custom backlit caps you really wont find anything.
also the K95 isn't a costar board, so you'll have some issues finding caps for all the stablized keys.

As far as the case, why would you want to paint it? is anodized alluminum, which looks good, and the big problem is the switches are mounted directly to the case, so to properly paint it, you would have to desolder and remove each switch and pretty much completely disasemble the enitre board to paint that thing.
Edited by Jixr - 9/20/13 at 9:14am
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I decided to see what all this mechanical keyboard fuss was about..especially after my G15 drowned.

I decided to go for the top and got myself a Ducky Shine 3 with red LEDs and MX Blue Switches. Will take pics tomorrow when it arrives.
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