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Hello all.

I have been a long time mechanical keyboard user, but I have never had a truly high end mechanical keyboard. I have always bought the standard fare that they had at microcenter or where ever else.

My keyboard crapped out on me the other day and I went to frys to go buy a new one. I am using some crappy azio board, and I have decided no more. I am going to get something high quality.

I am currently looking at getting a Drevo Excaliber. I am confident that I can not live with a 60% keyboard, and I think that the drevo will be a good compromise.

Here is where I think I might need a bit of help. I really want to tweak the board for typing. I have super heavy fingers and can easily bottom out cherry green switches. I am really torn between getting cherry mx blue switches again or getting cherry mx browns. In both situations I would probably swap the springs with 100 or even 120 gram springs. This would effectively turn the switches into heavier cherry green or cherry clear switches.

Every time I have felt cherry mx brown switches, they felt very mushy and bleh. I haven't been able to try cherry mx clears which should be similar to cherry mx browns with 100g springs. IDK if there is any other differences between clears and browns other than the spring rates. I simply want the best feeling switch possible.

IDK if it matters, but I will also be replacing the key caps with double shot pbt key caps, and I will either use orings or the soft cushions to dampen the switches. On top of that I will also be using vinyl stickers to shim the switches to reduce key wobble and I will lube up the switches as well.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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Hello all.

I have been a long time mechanical keyboard user, but I have never had a truly high end mechanical keyboard. I have always bought the standard fare that they had at microcenter or where ever else.

My keyboard crapped out on me the other day and I went to frys to go buy a new one. I am using some crappy azio board, and I have decided no more. I am going to get something high quality.

I am currently looking at getting a Drevo Excaliber. I am confident that I can not live with a 60% keyboard, and I think that the drevo will be a good compromise.

Here is where I think I might need a bit of help. I really want to tweak the board for typing. I have super heavy fingers and can easily bottom out cherry green switches. I am really torn between getting cherry mx blue switches again or getting cherry mx browns. In both situations I would probably swap the springs with 100 or even 120 gram springs. This would effectively turn the switches into heavier cherry green or cherry clear switches.

Every time I have felt cherry mx brown switches, they felt very mushy and bleh. I haven't been able to try cherry mx clears which should be similar to cherry mx browns with 100g springs. IDK if there is any other differences between clears and browns other than the spring rates. I simply want the best feeling switch possible.

IDK if it matters, but I will also be replacing the key caps with double shot pbt key caps, and I will either use orings or the soft cushions to dampen the switches. On top of that I will also be using vinyl stickers to shim the switches to reduce key wobble and I will lube up the switches as well.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
MX Browns and MX Clears are different in terms of the stem design. Cherry MX Clears have a more pronounced tactile bump than Brown switches.

Are you good with a soldering iron? Because you are going to at least have to desolder and resolder around 80 switches, and if it is a backlit board, double that. I feel like 120g might be a bit much but 100g springs in clears might work for you. I think I have only seen a few people actually use 120g springs for typing before, it just seems really heavy.

One thing you are going to have to keep in mind with that Drevo Excaliber keyboard is that whatever keyset you get to swap out the caps is going to have to be compatible with the layout. The drevo has a short right shift and 1u bottom row keys on the right side. Any set with that kind of compatibility will most likely have to be a groupbuy keyset and will cost 150+ with months of waiting even if it started today (unless you hunted something down aftermarket).

Whatever you do, I'd be sure to throw the modded switches on the keyboard before soldering them and try them out so you don't put together a whole board with switches that you later find to be too heavy.

One final thing, don't lube clicky switches like blues or greens (itll make them not clicky unless you do it perfectly), and honestly, switch stickers are pretty much a complete waste unless you are doing it only for the looks.
 
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Finally got my tax return last week & decided to spoil myself a bit with a new KB build. I went the Clueboard in an acrylic sandwich case this time around, it turned out even better than my expectations! smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





I went with the newest rev. 2.5 PCB from them, used PCB mount stabs that I clipped & lubed, for the switches I went with Cherry Whites lubed & spring swapped to 100g stainless springs. The case colors I decided on were a black bottom, clear middle, black reinforcing plate, frosted white switch plate, & pearl vanity plate. I wanted it to be reminiscent of a Fender Stratocaster guitar with a black body & pearl pick guard, which I think it does match the look of really well. GMK Sky Dolch caps with a Fugu for icing on the cake, LOL!

Overall I am really liking the feel of this board, the lubed whites still retained a slight click but have a nice tactile bump & feel super responsive with the 100g springs. The clipped & lubed PCB mount stabs go a long way to making the board feel great too. I had originally thought that going plate mounted when you can was the best option but now I plan on using PCB mount stabs from here on out. They feel better than plate mounted & have a great clacky sound from clipping them.

What keycaps you going to run? This is just what I been looking for I love my leopold board with this layout would love to have the backlighting so this board it is. Have you found anyone selling the actual Leopold keycaps? they are pretty nice for stock caps
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MX Browns and MX Clears are different in terms of the stem design. Cherry MX Clears have a more pronounced tactile bump than Brown switches.

Are you good with a soldering iron? Because you are going to at least have to desolder and resolder around 80 switches, and if it is a backlit board, double that. I feel like 120g might be a bit much but 100g springs in clears might work for you. I think I have only seen a few people actually use 120g springs for typing before, it just seems really heavy.

One thing you are going to have to keep in mind with that Drevo Excaliber keyboard is that whatever keyset you get to swap out the caps is going to have to be compatible with the layout. The drevo has a short right shift and 1u bottom row keys on the right side. Any set with that kind of compatibility will most likely have to be a groupbuy keyset and will cost 150+ with months of waiting even if it started today (unless you hunted something down aftermarket).

Whatever you do, I'd be sure to throw the modded switches on the keyboard before soldering them and try them out so you don't put together a whole board with switches that you later find to be too heavy.

One final thing, don't lube clicky switches like blues or greens (itll make them not clicky unless you do it perfectly), and honestly, switch stickers are pretty much a complete waste unless you are doing it only for the looks.

Thanks for the reply.

Yes. I have a hakko soldering station and some solder wick ready to go.

And I was aware of the shorter shift key, but thanks for tipping me off about the 1u key caps. I see what you are talking about. Thankfully it actually isn't that big of a deal because I was gonna go for some custom key caps down there anyways. My current thought is to get the double shot vortex backlit key caps and at least change the primary caps. I can worry about the shift key later on. Or so I think lol.

I also found cherry mx gray switches. These SEEM to be perfect for my needs because they have a reasonable actuation force, but have a much higher bottoming out force of 110g. The nice thing is that I can get 90 switches for 50 bucks and all I would have to do is lube the switch. I wouldn't have to mess around with springs.

What are your thoughts?
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Looking good bud! thumb.gif How do like the side-lit ABS caps, are they decently thick?

That may have been me who recommended the board to you, my Disco had KBT browns in it originally & I actually did like them much better than any other browns for the same reason as you. The spring weight was my only dislike as far as they go. Since then I have swapped most of the KBT browns out for Gat blacks on it though. I still have KBT browns on the top row & 6 switches above the arrow cluster but put heavier springs from Cherry blacks in them while I had it all torn apart. The heavier springs makes them feel real good IMO, kinda wish I could find somewhere that sells KBT switches by themselves.

Honestly, the keycaps do feel a bit cheaper than the stock ducky keycaps. It doesn't bother me too much, but it is noticeable. I prefer the aesthetic significantly over the original though, so it's worth it to me.

Yeah, I love the KBT browns. I do prefer the lighter feel of the springs, so I suppose, to each their own redface.gif
     
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What keycaps you going to run? This is just what I been looking for I love my leopold board with this layout would love to have the backlighting so this board it is. Have you found anyone selling the actual Leopold keycaps? they are pretty nice for stock caps

I'm gonna keep the GMK Sky Dolch on my Clueboard. I purposely laid it out so I would have a 1u key & 1.25u R shift so I could use most of my key caps sets with it. The 2.25 R shift of the Leopold FC660M is really a pain in the butt when it comes to putting aftermarket key caps on it, I still have the stock set on mine. Thankfully they are nice thick PBT caps, sucks they pad printed them for 660M though. Afaik, Leopold does not sell full sets of their key caps by themselves, I know they sell a few single modifier keys in different colors but haven't seen sets of theirs for sale anywhere. Although MK.com sells Varmilo dye-sub PBT sets which I believe are pretty much the same as Leopold's step sculpture 2 profile. Here is a link to them, https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=421
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Hey guys! Never had a mechanical keyboard before and looking to possibly get one, but not sure what to look for so maybe you all can help me.

Looking for one that isn't insanely loud and obnoxious, and has white LEDs or RGB. Full size preferably and <$200

Right now I am using a generic Logitech and keys are getting kind of sticky
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Hey guys! Never had a mechanical keyboard before and looking to possibly get one, but not sure what to look for so maybe you all can help me.

Looking for one that isn't insanely loud and obnoxious, and has white LEDs or RGB. Full size preferably and <$200

Right now I am using a generic Logitech and keys are getting kind of sticky

WASD Code keyboard with cherry mx brown switches.
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I thought there were Cherrys and Browns, not Cherry Browns tongue.gif i know nothing

but I will look into it! Thanks for the suggestion
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I thought there were Cherrys and Browns, not Cherry Browns tongue.gif i know nothing

but I will look into it! Thanks for the suggestion

Cherry is a company name.

They make various switches. So for instance you have cherry mx browns, cherry mx reds, cherry mx blues, and so on. Each have their own unique characteristics and I encourage you to do your research.

Browns seem like they might be a good fit for you though.
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