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pcb mount build so you can swap the stems as you desire?
( I do all my builds that way now )
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Originally Posted by cephelix View Post

That sucks man...Started with cherry blues myself but over time found the clickyness hard to mask when skyping with people. So i went with browns so i can stealthily google while chatting with people... biggrin.gif

Vintage blues are much quieter and don't have such a shrill click.
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Guys I'm in a predicament. I want to build another MX board, but I don't know what switch to use. I don't really like browns anymore after I tried topre. I've tried blues and didn't like them. Blacks are a no go. I think I might need to do another light linear build. idk maybe I'll try greens. I heard whites were inconsistent in their clicky/quiet clickyness. I don't like clears either. Maybe it's time to try matias quiet click. hmmmm

I'd try Matias. I prefer most Alps switches to Cherry, you just can't find Alps very much.
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So tell me guys, should I get in on this? I would be interested in trying out the Matias switches, and building my own keyboard would be a fun next step from just swapping keycaps and cases. But I have honestly spent very little time looking at switches outside of Cherry MX, how hard is it to get keycaps for them? Also, I already have a Poker II and I have a Pok3r on the way. But then I was also reading in the discussion that the plate allows for the tops of the switches to be removed so you can swap springs and stems? That sounds cool too.biggrin.gif

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/infinity-keyboard-kit?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Community%20-%20Mechanical%20Keyboards%20-%20MAU%20%28Active%29&utm_campaign=Mech%20Keys%20A%20Product%20Announcement%202015-05-15&mode=guest_open&referer=QURU8D
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So tell me guys, should I get in on this? I would be interested in trying out the Matias switches, and building my own keyboard would be a fun next step from just swapping keycaps and cases. But I have honestly spent very little time looking at switches outside of Cherry MX, how hard is it to get keycaps for them? Also, I already have a Poker II and I have a Pok3r on the way. But then I was also reading in the discussion that the plate allows for the tops of the switches to be removed so you can swap springs and stems? That sounds cool too.biggrin.gif

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/infinity-keyboard-kit?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Community%20-%20Mechanical%20Keyboards%20-%20MAU%20%28Active%29&utm_campaign=Mech%20Keys%20A%20Product%20Announcement%202015-05-15&mode=guest_open&referer=QURU8D

Honestly, I don't think I have ever seen a matias switch keycap set, so if you want something that you can easily swap caps on, that would probably not be the best option (or at least with the matias switches). If I were you, I would stick to the Poker II and Pok3r for now, but if you really want to get the infinity, I would go with an MX switch version.
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post #32605 of 36815
Yeah you are pretty limited when it comes to Alps/Matias/SMK keycaps. You can get a full set from Matias (around $60 with shipping) and there is also a GB for mods right now.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=70817.0

I joined for the infinity as well though I'm not totally sure what I want. Currently I'm just going to get everything except switches/keycaps which is running around $80. Not bad for universal PCB/plate/case. I think I"ll end up with Matias though.
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anyone happen to know of any new tenkeyless boards coming out?
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anyone happen to know of any new tenkeyless boards coming out?

Not really. There are a ton of TKLs on the market though, and Massdrop has a few running right now.
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My Filco is finally starting to have issues after ~ 2.5 years, W and left shift sometimes don't register properly and it can take a few presses to get them to work. frown.gif

Maybe it's finally time to get another board.
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My Filco is finally starting to have issues after ~ 2.5 years, W and left shift sometimes don't register properly and it can take a few presses to get them to work. frown.gif

Maybe it's finally time to get another board.

sounds like dirty contacts to me. either that or a weak/broken/cold solder joint. Probably easily rectified.
    
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As much of a fan of expensive mechanical keyboards as I am, I think the idea that mechanical keyboards are waaay less prone to malfunction is... overblown. 

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