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Which keyboard are you using Tot?
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Hey Paradigm and fellow mechanical keyboard lovers. I don't think it has a post/thread floating around regarding this? But here's a suggestion for a thread/info to add to OP if you like the sound of it.

After browsing MaxKeyboards and discovering they ship to the UK at a low/reasonable price, I thought that maybe OCN/ this thread is missing some info on guiding keyboard modding n00bs (like myself) as to where to find gems aside from eBay and here and there.

Sure, we can always rely on other users for this kind of stuff. But maybe a thread/ info part in the OP with links to online retailers on where one could get things like keycaps, key switches, modding parts or even keyboard. Categorized by regions, so it would help OCN users when looking to shop. Since no one is an expert in all regions (well, you kinda are), this list would be user contributed, with info added periodically from user input.

I know there are cons, what with the many retailers available and the problem of regions and whatnot. But just a thought. Let me know what you (guys) think.

Lovingly typed on my mechanical keyboard,

neo0031

P.S. Ignore this wall of text if such thread/info already exists, lol.
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online retailers

here ya go
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=45672.0
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here ya go
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=45672.0

Ok, well, thanks. But I was thinking instead of someone asking and being linked each time, we could have our own user contributed/approved info post/thread.

Well I see. Ok, maybe this should be linked in OP since this is THE club? smile.gif Or add on to the list with out own info, but on OCN?

Ok, I'm just being non-constructive here... Long day....
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Which keyboard are you using Tot?

 

I'm using a customized Ducky DK9008. 
 
I did a switch swap with an extra Deck that I bought to make them all Cherry MX-Clears; I then got some after-market double-shot keycaps for almost all of the keys exception the buttons above the num-pad which I usually leave as the PBT's but I sometimes switch out to some of my custom keycaps. 
 
The flame keycap is also the original OCN Flame Keycap made by Sig-Plastics. 
 
I did a few other simple mods like adding rubber bits to the feet (as the original DK9008 didn't have that support) as well as modifying the channels for the cable so the cable wouldn't bend as extremely. 

 

I also did a slight 2-tone to the case so that the top of case is a smoked grey while the bottom is more of a dark almost gunmetal grey. 

Keycaps are all black and I made a custom decal for the side of my space-bar for the OCN logo. 

 

If you're familiar with dry-transfer decals, that's what it is. Put a layer of matte top-coat on it so it wouldn't rub off over time and it's good. Made sure not to spray the top of the keycap so it didn't get any form of a smudged look though. 

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I eagerly await the K70 Black w/ Brown Keyswitch. It's the best bang for my buck currently I think (I also like the ability to easily clean it, that's just awesome).
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Just a quick pic of my current Ducky collection.



Ducky Mini w/ white LED's and MX Reds
Ducky mini w/ purple LED's and MX Blacks
Ducky Shine 2 w/ red LED's and MX Blues
Ducky G2Pro with dyesub PBT caps and MX greens. biggrin.gif
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I eagerly await the K70 Black w/ Brown Keyswitch. It's the best bang for my buck currently I think (I also like the ability to easily clean it, that's just awesome).

 

K70 should be an excellent board for most users. Though I hope the black aluminum comes out as good as as the pictures suggest.

 

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Just a quick pic of my current Ducky collection.



Ducky Mini w/ white LED's and MX Reds
Ducky mini w/ purple LED's and MX Blacks
Ducky Shine 2 w/ red LED's and MX Blues
Ducky G2Pro with dyesub PBT caps and MX greens. biggrin.gif

 

You've got a long way to go, for I am the Ducky Master. I have owned all of them up to the ShineII. :p

 

Seriously though; Zero, G2 Pro, Shine III, & Mini are all excellent boards. It's not huge but they're all very good improvements over that base DK9000 series from 3 years ago.

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Has anyone ordered keycaps from banggood.com?
Does the space bar fit the costar stabilizers?
http://www.banggood.com/POM-87-Set-Blank-Key-Caps-Black-Keycaps-For-Cherry-MX-Keyboard-p-84081.html

Price is extremely cheap for a set of 87 keycaps PBT or POM
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The clear is heavier so the bump feels more tactile, making an overall better typing experience. Wonder if others agree with me on this.

I would. 

MX-Clear Master Race reporting in. General Spud on deck. 

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Hey Paradigm and fellow mechanical keyboard lovers. I don't think it has a post/thread floating around regarding this? But here's a suggestion for a thread/info to add to OP if you like the sound of it.

After browsing MaxKeyboards and discovering they ship to the UK at a low/reasonable price, I thought that maybe OCN/ this thread is missing some info on guiding keyboard modding n00bs (like myself) as to where to find gems aside from eBay and here and there.

Sure, we can always rely on other users for this kind of stuff. But maybe a thread/ info part in the OP with links to online retailers on where one could get things like keycaps, key switches, modding parts or even keyboard. Categorized by regions, so it would help OCN users when looking to shop. Since no one is an expert in all regions (well, you kinda are), this list would be user contributed, with info added periodically from user input.

I know there are cons, what with the many retailers available and the problem of regions and whatnot. But just a thought. Let me know what you (guys) think.

Lovingly typed on my mechanical keyboard,

neo0031

P.S. Ignore this wall of text if such thread/info already exists, lol.

I'd already considered making a thread with suggestions of where to buy mech keyboards for various areas around the world, but the issue that occurred to me is the success of that thread is completely contingent on the level of input from other members. Whilst myself or another member could put the thread up, we'd need a lot of information from other members and modding gurus to form any kind of useful resource on where to locate keyboards, keycaps and other keyboard parts.

If we could get everyone to help suggest stores/ people then I think it would be a good addition.
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