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Originally Posted by SeeThruHead View Post

Thanks I contacted them but they don't offer a full Keyser with yellow legends.
Thanks I think I'll be ordering that. So while I'm at it is there any other interesting mods I can do to my QFR?

You could:
Paint the case top

Desolder all the switches and replace the stock switch plate with a Universal TKL plate (allows for easy switch opening for mods; probably have to wait for another group buy round)

Lube your switches with Krytox

Replace stock switch springs with replacement Korean springs

Add o-rings under the keycaps to reduce travel and/or bottom-out impact

Replace the stock controller daughterboard with a Frosty Flake programmable replacement controller board.


Those are a few things you could do, depending on your comfort level with modding keyboards. smile.gif
Edited by jdcarpe - 3/26/14 at 9:36am
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I'm going to bookmark that post. Perfect beginners guide to getting the most out of your QFR.

I've already got my case top painted. Currently waiting 48 hours for it to cure before I sand some dust out of the finish and repaint hopefully somewhere other than my kitchen floor. Then I'll let it cure for a week and add a matte clear coat.

So I've got a few questions regarding the mods you've suggested.

The universal TKL plate. What does that do exactly? Allow you to use the switches with the original pcb unsoldered?

I've been trying to find some explanation of plates but I find geekhack to be very hard to find the right information on.

How do the korean springs change things? Better feel?

That frosty flake controller looks amazing. Though I also can't find any info on what exactly it allows you to do.
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I'm curious to try out new switches, but I have a hard time justifying a keyboard when I couldn't use it for anything tongue.gif. The next keyboard I buy will be for my GF and it will definitely be modded to fit her tastes.
 
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Originally Posted by SeeThruHead View Post

I'm going to bookmark that post. Perfect beginners guide to getting the most out of your QFR.

I've already got my case top painted. Currently waiting 48 hours for it to cure before I sand some dust out of the finish and repaint hopefully somewhere other than my kitchen floor. Then I'll let it cure for a week and add a matte clear coat.

So I've got a few questions regarding the mods you've suggested.

The universal TKL plate. What does that do exactly? Allow you to use the switches with the original pcb unsoldered?

I've been trying to find some explanation of plates but I find geekhack to be very hard to find the right information on.

How do the korean springs change things? Better feel?

That frosty flake controller looks amazing. Though I also can't find any info on what exactly it allows you to do.

The Universal TKL plate allows you to open the switches with them still soldered to the PCB. It helps if you use switch tools, like in this guide. To install the uTKL plate, you first need to desolder all the switches from the PCB, remove them and the stock plate, then install the switches into the new plate and solder them back onto the PCB.

Korean springs can give you a heavier or lighter actuation and bottom out force in your switch, depending on the spring you use.

The Frosty Flake is fully programmable, and you can use custom firmwares. Gives you the ability to program any scancode to any keyswitch. Also, you can add function layers.
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I'm curious to try out new switches, but I have a hard time justifying a keyboard when I couldn't use it for anything tongue.gif. The next keyboard I buy will be for my GF and it will definitely be modded to fit her tastes.

You could always order a switch tester from CoolerMaster. thumb.gif
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You could always order a switch tester from CoolerMaster. thumb.gif

I've thought about it before smile.gif. Their TKL boards are so cheap, I'm tempted to buy them every time they hit their sale prices.
 
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What do you all think of the new Das Keyboard?
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Regal DSA Keyset on MassDrop for anyone interested. They will be double shot abs made by SP after the drop is completed.
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What do you all think of the new Das Keyboard?

I think it'll be nice to type on but I don't care too much for the looks, especially the huge wheel.
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What do you all think of the new Das Keyboard?
I love it. Will definitely be picking one up with MX Blues, as long as build quality is up to scratch.
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