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anyone know where i could get some different colored keys for my Black Widow.....it has Cherry Blues i think....i am really new to the whole mechanical keyboard thing

With almost any keys you get you won't be able to see the backlighting through the keys, unless you get transparent keys or something.

I have the standard edition that does not have back light....if that is the case would pretty much any keys work?


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Hey all! I just got my new Cooler Master Storm Quickfire Rapid w/Reds today about 30 minutes ago! I took some pics.
I love it so far, although I notice that I type slower and with more mistakes than my old membrane keyboard. Is this just because I'm not used to the red switches being so light and stuff? Will it get better once I keep practicing?

If this is your first mech keyboard it will take some getting used to, especially since you're learning on reds.
    
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I started on very old blues, then browns, then blacks and now finally reds. Reds are my favourite of them all :D

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I started on very old blues, then browns, then blacks and now finally reds. Reds are my favourite of them all biggrin.gif

I started with an old '93 IBM Model M, then blacks, then topres, then reds. Only ones I didn't like were blacks; I find it takes too much weight for me to actuate keys with black switches.
    
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I am a self aware key basher, I loved the blacks because they were very resistive and therefore more controllable compared to the browns and blues. The browns and blues for me would bottom out all the time unless I concentrated on it a lot, It is because it they don't have equal force through the press, for me I couldn't handle it as I was new to mechanical keyboards. Now that I have used black switches for so long I have gotten very accustomed to the linear switch, but the blacks made my fingers sore after extended periods of typing, that was my reason for getting red switches and so far I am loving them.


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I've only tried blue and red switches, but my next board will be blue.
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I have the standard edition that does not have back light....if that is the case would pretty much any keys work?
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3.
In that case yes, I would think so. Try pulling off a keycap and compare the shape/size (mostly depth) to other keycaps you want. Should be fine though.
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I have the standard edition that does not have back light....if that is the case would pretty much any keys work?
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3.

As long as they are the standard Cherry MX switches then you'll have no problem buying keycaps and having them fit. The Black Widow is not as compact other other keyboards like the Noppoo mini, whose keys are slightly closer together making larger keys a tight fit.

In short, you shouldn't have a problem.
    
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Mmm tasty topres. My realforce 87u EK edition is getting delivered Monday.
    
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