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ive heard now and then that its possible,

however is it REALLY possible? and how difficult would it be?

also how much would it cost? say 135 key keyboard? (standard keyboard with lots of extra buttons!)

i know mech switches are expensive so im really curious
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You'd need to replace the whole PCB, and then use whatever switches you wanted, plus keycaps and maybe case modifications.

Really, just buy one.
    
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At 50¢ to $1 per switch alone, I think it would be much better to buy one.
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im wondering if its conceivable thought, my main issue with mech keyboards is that they dont have extras, media keys and the like, i know some have function style media keys but im a big fan of dedicated buttons for that
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I also dream of Zooey Deschanel.

It's conceivable.
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im wondering if its conceivable thought, my main issue with mech keyboards is that they dont have extras, media keys and the like, i know some have function style media keys but im a big fan of dedicated buttons for that
I believe I can help: what exactly do you need out of a keyboard in addition to the 104-key layout?

Also, what keys do you absolutely never use? Additionally, what keys do you use so infrequently that you could remap them to something else and not miss them?

I used to require dedicated media keys too, but now I have the keyboard below and I'm 100% happy with it.





I mean, this keyboard has everything I need even though every single keyboard I owned absolutely had to have dedicated media keys for Play/Pause, Stop, Next, Prev, Vol Up, Vol Down, and Mute. That is, if it didn't have dedicated media keys, then I wasn't able to consider purchasing it.

I currently have Play/Pause mapped to Scroll Lock (which I also use as a Stop button), the forward slash on the Keypad for Prev, asterisk (keypad) for Next, Keypad Minus for Vol Down, Keypad Plus for Vol Up, and Keypad Del for Mute. I never used those keys before, so I don't miss them one bit.

I did it with a little Registry editor called SharpKeys. So since it's a Registry editor, it doesn't need to stay open in the background just to keep your settings. But if you'd like one that does stay open in the background, then you could use KeyboardLink which is perfectly compatible with Windows 7.

But you can also get really fancy and do some relatively amazing things (some of which that have nothing to do with a keyboard) by using AutoHotKey. But I've never used it, so I can't provide any help with it.

Now I imagine that your initial reaction may be that you still want dedicated media keys. If so, then my response to that is the same: so did I. Or that's at least what I thought, except I was wrong.
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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