OCAU Mechanical Keyboard Thread (No selling here, please use the Trading Forums)

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by stenchlord, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. micsway123

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    I was rocking a blue clicky razer for years and loved it, still got it, such a joy to type on just so offensive to anyone around you lol
     
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    That's why I love the Kailh Box Pinks, great tactility and sound without being obnoxious, I'm awaiting the NK Sherbets to be restocked so I can deck my other board out with them.
     
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    I plan to do a completely silent build one day because I need to do a bit of sound mixing when video editing. Even MX Cherry Reds might be too clickity clackity for that purpose :Paranoid:
     
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    Don't do it with silent reds because those are godawful.
     
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    I'll start off with some o-rings and see how I go. It's not terrible right now, but still would prefer just a little less clack for the time being.
     
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  7. Ethan W

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    So I dropped a stab stem without realising and the dog picked it up. I was all worried (mainly choking hazard, also possible ruined stem)

    ...absolute legend just clipped the stem, almost exactly where you're supposed to. No other damage...

    (not kidding at all)
     
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    Now you just need to teach the dog to lube your switches...
     
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    Recent build I did for a friend...
    Think 6.5v2 polycarb
    GMK Copper

    upload_2021-9-22_14-7-10.png
     
  10. micsway123

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    beauty
     
  11. Humane

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    Thanks :leet:

    I'll try share some more of my builds here as I do them.
     
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    I might be overlooking them but you seem to be missing your function keys.
     
  13. Humane

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    upload_2021-9-22_14-48-53.png found it :lol:
     
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    common to have the spacebar like that?
     
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    I've seen this before and tried it for a while, I rate it, good for gamers who use their thumb to hit the space bar
     
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    I use my thumb for spacebar for typing as well as gaming ie all the time. Flipping the spacebar means that my thumb is hitting a flat surface, not an edge, which I find a lot more comfortable.

    EDIT: To answer your question about whether it's common.. from observation it's probably 20-40% of people who have custom mechanical keyboards who flip it. A lot less if we add the population who use prebuilts like Razer or Corsair.
     
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  17. garfield2k

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    makes sense i guess. might have to try that sometime

    edit- yeah was asking in terms of custom.
     
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    I'll stick to 205g0 rather than dog saliva, but I will keep that in mind if I get desperate.

    Your build looks nice. :)

    I actually can't use a flipped spacebar because I bind the XCVB keys in games and use my thumb to hit them. Having a flipped spacebar actually makes this much harder.

    I still type normally...
     
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  19. micsway123

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    yea so I just flipped my space bar around and low and behold it's now rattly AF, seems my mod/lube job was not the best so will need to redo, good thing I've got some new stabs arriving tomorrow so was going to be swapping them out anyway, reverse space bar for the win!
     
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    Rattle when pressed at the edges? Sometimes that can happen if it goes on funny and the height of the stabs and the switch don't quite match. I find I get better results when I use a toothpick to hold the stab up when I attach the keycap, it works better and I get less rattle.

    That said, I have now done the holee and band-aid mod to my spacebar and rattle is a foreign concept.
     
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