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Hotswap PCB with Novelkeys Cream.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I need some help! I want a new keyboard, as mine is not very well tailored to my wants. I want to use Novelkey Creams, and don't want to solder, as I am fairly new to the new keyboard building scene. However, I don't know what is compatible with what. Can anyone help me out? Thanks guys :)

 

Edit: I was also wondering if I could get a hot swappable keyboard like the GMMK and swap in Novelkey Creams in there. Does anyone know keyboards that support this switch?

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What is your budget? I'm assuming you need PCB + case + plate + caps, right?


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There's a seller on Aliexpress who sells a wood case, USB C hotswap PCB, metal plate, stab combo, for what I think is a pretty reasonable price. All you need to do is source, then plug the switches in and put the keycaps on, and source a USB C cable. I believe it's available in a bunch of sizes.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32993698879.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.616c3c00fQJudJ&mp=1

 

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The same seller will also sell you novelkey creams


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You can also get pretty much every OEM kailh, cherry, gateron and outemu switch under the sun from Aliexpress too at pretty low prices.


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KOAKUMA Mk.IB (24/7 Folding Slave PC made of spare parts): CPU: Core i7 4770, Cooler: Some small antex cooler with 80mm fan, RAM: 2x 4Gb Sticks of 2400Mhz DDR3, Mobo: Asus H81i-Plus, GPU: R9 390 Nitro+ (barely fits in case), Storage: 256gb Korean no-name SATA SSD, PSU: Corsair CX550 (Gray label), Case: Antec ISK600 ITX case.

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3 hours ago, BfehrmJR said:

I need some help! I want a new keyboard, as mine is not very well tailored to my wants. I want to use Novelkey Creams, and don't want to solder, as I am fairly new to the new keyboard building scene. However, I don't know what is compatible with what. Can anyone help me out? Thanks guys :)

How much u willing to spend? 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, kelvinhall05 said:

What is your budget? I'm assuming you need PCB + case + plate + caps, right?

Budget is 100-150

 

3 hours ago, ibabyslapper said:

There's a seller on Aliexpress who sells a wood case, USB C hotswap PCB, metal plate, stab combo, for what I think is a pretty reasonable price. All you need to do is source, then plug the switches in and put the keycaps on, and source a USB C cable. I believe it's available in a bunch of sizes.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32993698879.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.616c3c00fQJudJ&mp=1

 

EDIT

The same seller will also sell you novelkey creams

What do you mean by source

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, kelvinhall05 said:

What is your budget? I'm assuming you need PCB + case + plate + caps, right?

Budget is 100-150$ USD

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45 minutes ago, BfehrmJR said:

Budget is 100-150

 

What do you mean by source

He means buy.

 

 

China mechs are your only option. Hunt around on Aliexpress until you find a bundle you like.


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SPECS:

CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.4GHz @ 1.36V (courtesy of @XR6) Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Monitor: Dell G2410T and two Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: Northgate Omnikey Ultra Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL with stitched edge Headset:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

I like old-ass keyboards, Volvos, Thinkpads, and fountain pens.

 

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You want to find a cheap hotswap kit (Like a GK64 kit on Ali- Express). You then just need to buy keycaps and your switches, and they all pop in.

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