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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well I finally did it, I ordered a custom keyboard from none other than WASDkeyboards. This is the design I made

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I went with the classic font and the classic media keys with symbols and the old windows logo. I wanted it to have a retro feel but with a semi modern color scheme. I went with the subtle purple as I typically set all the rgb lights on my pc to purple as well as my mouse. I went through several designs were I went too hard on trying to make the keyboard seem functional and they all just looked too busy and not very clean. I found this was a good balance as the modifiers stand out just enough to make them easy to differentiate but not so much it distracts. Can't wait to see this thing in person. Not sure what I will do with my current keyboard tho (K95 platinum)

 


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Looks good! What switches are you using?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, HairlessMonkeyBoy said:

Looks good! What switches are you using?

Cherry MX Browns, out of all the key switches I have tried so far they seem to be the best balance between noise and feel. I did not opt for any o-ring dampeners on it but I may try them out in the future


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1 minute ago, thedangerine said:

Cherry MX Browns, out of all the key switches I have tried so far they seem to be the best balance between noise and feel. I did not opt for any o-ring dampeners on it but I may try them out in the future

I like browns too 😁


BabyBlu (Primary Rig): 

  • CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K @ Per Core 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.2Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.1Ghz, 5.0Ghz, 5.0Ghz; Cache @ 4.8Ghz; 0 AVX offset
  • Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 4000Mhz 16-18-18-36
  • GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Case: Phanteks Evolv X
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  • Monitor: Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Gsync
  • Cooling: Custom water loop (CPU & GPU), Radiators: 1x140mm(Back), 1x280mm(Top), 1x420mm(Front)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Strafe RGB (Cherry MX Brown)
  • Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Elite/MasterMouse MM710
  • Headset: Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

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  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Per Core 5.0Ghz - 5.0Ghz - 4.9Ghz - 4.8Ghz, Cache @ 4.6Ghz, De-lidded
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  • Case: Corsair Vengeance C70, With Custom Side-Panel Window
  • Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • PSU: Corsair AX760
  • Monitor: Samsung C27JG56 27" 2560x1440 144Hz Curved Freesync
  • Cooling: Corsair H115i RGB
  • Keyboard: Rosewill RK 9000V2(Cherry MX Blue)
  • Mouse: Glorious Model O-
  • Headset: SteelSeries Arctis 7
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

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  • Intel Core i7 6700 slightly under-volted
  • Asus H110T/CSM Thin Mini-ITX
  • G.Skill 1x8GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM CL16
  • iGPU
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2 minutes ago, thedangerine said:

Not sure what I will do with my current keyboard tho (K95 platinum)

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^When I can actually easily recommend someone to fully use their old Corsair board as a macro board

With Corsair keyboards (that support iCUE), you can change any key to any other key, so you can easily set up some easy macros for stuff you do often

 

P.S. nice choice on keycaps; purple/lavender is highly underrated!


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Posted · Original PosterOP
34 minutes ago, minibois said:

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^When I can actually easily recommend someone to fully use their old Corsair board as a macro board

With Corsair keyboards (that support iCUE), you can change any key to any other key, so you can easily set up some easy macros for stuff you do often

 

P.S. nice choice on keycaps; purple/lavender is highly underrated!

Yeah I am heavily considering just turning it into a dedicated macro board as right now I use the six macro keys on it for work a lot and having more would be pretty chill


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19 hours ago, thedangerine said:

Cherry MX Browns, out of all the key switches I have tried so far they seem to be the best balance between noise and feel. I did not opt for any o-ring dampeners on it but I may try them out in the future

I have gateron browns in my Keychron k2 and I love them. So many ppl hate browns but I really like the small tactile bump while typing and gaming so I can know when I'm pressing a key :3

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Gf has kailh brown and I have kailh speed copper ... love them both but I prefer the speed copper cause the bump is way more noticeable than on the regular brown.  

 

I really like that purple ... kind of one of my favorite color and I wanted to pain my case with something similar ... ended up painting it all black instead cause I was not able to make a nice pattern ... still have the can and I might paint my white redragon k552 case with that color. 


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