Originally Posted by BradleyKZN
Ok weird Q time. I want to get a mechanical keyboard, and I think im getting a coolermaster quick fire pro with red swtiches, I however find it a little bland, so what I want to do is strip some old mechs and use those buttons, so I would like to know if I can take any buttons from a cherry switch KB, or must it be cherry red switch keyboards only?
Originally Posted by Paradigm84
If by buttons you mean "keycaps" then yeah, generally MX switches are universal HOWEVER not all keyboards use the same layouts, so there will be a select few keyboards that won't be compatible with each other due to the differing keycap sizing.
Actually, he should be careful with this. Some key caps are actually not universally sized, especially ones made by gaming companies. For example: Corsair K series mechanical keyboards have smaller, and more tightly packed keys than usual, and Razer BlackWidow mechanical boards have larger and more spaced keys than usual. Professional grade keyboards, like DasKeyboard, or Filco are usually OK though.
Originally Posted by SolidSnakeUS
I wish I could have a job to actually spend this kind of money
Getting into mechanical keyboards is some of the best money I've spent. And I've spent probably over $400 on just mechanical keyboards. Finally ending up with my Filco, it was worth it, although I could have been way smarter with my money.
Originally Posted by M3T4LM4N222
I just recently bought a Razer Blackwidow for a low price and I love it. Much better than a normal keyboard - just a bit noisy
MX Blue switches.
I hope it was the new version with matt finish.