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Originally Posted by Terminus14 View Post

Just stopping in here to see if I can leech off of the wisdom in this thread.

I'm going to be getting my first mechanical keyboard soon and currently it's a toss up between the Shine 3 and the Corsair K70.

I love the look of both of these boards but the K70 currently has me won over to Corsair's side because of that sexy volume roller and dedicated media keys. However, I've read that the keys on the K70 aren't quite standard and it can be difficult/impossible to replace keys such as the spacebar and some of the modifiers with custom keys. To my knowledge, Ducky's offering doesn't have that issue.

Any K70 owners able to shed some light on the situation?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1406382/corsair-k70-with-custom-key-caps/0_50
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I have a QuickFire TK, which has the same dimensions for the bottom row modifiers. There's only one FULL keycap set I know of that fits the K70 and other nonstandard boards like it.

If you wanted to replace the modifiers with white or black it wouldn't be hard to find individual keycaps to replace the nonstandard ones, but if you end up buying a keycap set with specialized colors finding individual keycaps to match the rest of the modifiers would be impossible/expensive.

Oh well then that simplifies things tremendously. I know well the issues with keys for the CM keyboards. I wasn't aware that the modifiers for the K70 and the QF series were the same size. Thanks for your help!
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I have a QuickFire TK, which has the same dimensions for the bottom row modifiers. There's only one FULL keycap set I know of that fits the K70 and other nonstandard boards like it.

If you wanted to replace the modifiers with white or black it wouldn't be hard to find individual keycaps to replace the nonstandard ones, but if you end up buying a keycap set with specialized colors finding individual keycaps to match the rest of the modifiers would be impossible/expensive.

Oh well then that simplifies things tremendously. I know well the issues with keys for the CM keyboards. I wasn't aware that the modifiers for the K70 and the QF series were the same size. Thanks for your help!

If I remember, the Razer Blackwidow faces the same fate. All other keys can be modified though, so if you leave the bottom row as is, you can change all the rest of the keys.

You would figure with how many keyboards now feature that ridiculous modifier/space bar row, there'd be some key cap sets available
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Thank you smile.gif I'll be joining this club around the first of December. See you then!
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Can't wait to see somepics xV1ral

and Terminus 14, I am with you on how much nicer the Corsair looks, in a geekhack thread, Corsair's rep replied to me that the concern over non standard keys has not fallen on deaf ears, so maybe a revision may turn up.
Ducky of course gives you more back lighting options smile.gif I would still like the Alienware flexibility of being able to select backlight colour!
    
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I was looking for that thread so I didn't have to rewrite my answer. tongue.gif
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I would still like the Alienware flexibility of being able to select backlight colour!
yeah not gonna happen any time soon.
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I would be interested to know why that is
considering LED Colour selection can be done on many devices, so the led's are available, and Roccat have done this on a non mechanical already
http://www.roccat.org/Products/Gaming-Keyboards/ROCCAT-Isku-FX/

so is it just beancounters to blame? smile.gif
    
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I would be interested to know why that is
considering LED Colour selection can be done on many devices, so the led's are available, and Roccat have done this on a non mechanical already
http://www.roccat.org/Products/Gaming-Keyboards/ROCCAT-Isku-FX/

so is it just beancounters to blame? smile.gif

I'm guessing (it's been mentioned before) that it's harder to, almost impossible, to implement such a colour system on the currently designed Cherry MX switches. Currently as of the switches' design now, the switches can only contain one or 2 LEDs, the board and soldering probably won't allow more than 1 or 2 or something.

I think that's what's been said before anyway. It's sad, because I want an RGB with White LED system on a mech...
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We talked about this a few pages back, pretty much it comes down to you needing a red green and blue led under each key, and there are size limitiations and such.

Rubber domes can get away with it because they use clear membranes and put the led cluster under the rubber

I'm sure technically it could be done, but I don't think there is enough demand to warrant the high price of doing so.
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