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Mechanical Keyboard building/buying help

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2 hours ago, Doctor Clams said:

 

Hi I was looking into building my first mechanical keyboard and i need help with some parts
I would like a TKL board and hot swappable pcb. if possible a purple case would be ideal

Here's what i already have

Switches: NovelKeys Cream

Keycaps: GPBT Keycaps

Lube: Krytox 205G0

I have no PCBs ,Plate, or stabilizers currently

Thank you for any help in advance!

Currently the Radiance TKL GB is live and looks like it's the perfect match for you. Although you will have to buy the hot-swap PCB seperately.
Here's the link for the GB in the NA region https://keyspresso.ca/collections/group-buys-current/products/group-buy-radiance-tkl
and here's the link for the hot-swap PCB: https://keyspresso.ca/collections/group-buys-current/products/group-buy-radiance-tkl-add-ons-1
For the stabilizer, I recommend a set of Durock V2 stabilizer, link to it from the same vendor as the board: https://keyspresso.ca/collections/stabilizers/products/durock-stabilizers-v2
i also recommend wire balacing each stab and also Holee mod the stabs, guides on how to said mods are followed:

 

 

Hi I was looking into building my first mechanical keyboard and i need help with some parts
I would like a TKL board and hot swappable pcb. if possible a purple case would be ideal

Here's what i already have

Switches: NovelKeys Cream

Keycaps: GPBT Keycaps

Lube: Krytox 205G0

I have no PCBs ,Plate, or stabilizers currently

Thank you for any help in advance!

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34 minutes ago, Doctor Clams said:

 

Hi I was looking into building my first mechanical keyboard and i need help with some parts
I would like a TKL board and hot swappable pcb. if possible a purple case would be ideal

Here's what i already have

Switches: NovelKeys Cream

Keycaps: GPBT Keycaps

Lube: Krytox 205G0

I have no PCBs ,Plate, or stabilizers currently

Thank you for any help in advance!

What is your budget?

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There is a purple Novelkeys NK65 Entry edition, budget, and 65% with arrow keys. But, its basically impossible to get (took my friend 3 months)

The GMMK Modular Barebone TKL is cheaper and comes back in stock soon.

https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Mechanical-Keyboard-Tenkeyless-Gaming/dp/B01MSVHZTT/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3VVR58PC4NXB5&dchild=1&keywords=gmmk%2Btkl&qid=1621380247&sprefix=gmmk%2B%2Caps%2C230&sr=8-3&th=1

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27 minutes ago, jrhaberland said:

What is your budget?

I can go up to 700 USD if needed

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19 minutes ago, davemc said:

There is a purple Novelkeys NK65 Entry edition, budget, and 65% with arrow keys. But, its basically impossible to get (took my friend 3 months)

The GMMK Modular Barebone TKL is cheaper and comes back in stock soon.

https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Mechanical-Keyboard-Tenkeyless-Gaming/dp/B01MSVHZTT/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3VVR58PC4NXB5&dchild=1&keywords=gmmk%2Btkl&qid=1621380247&sprefix=gmmk%2B%2Caps%2C230&sr=8-3&th=1

Thank you! I'll look into this

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2 hours ago, Doctor Clams said:

 

Hi I was looking into building my first mechanical keyboard and i need help with some parts
I would like a TKL board and hot swappable pcb. if possible a purple case would be ideal

Here's what i already have

Switches: NovelKeys Cream

Keycaps: GPBT Keycaps

Lube: Krytox 205G0

I have no PCBs ,Plate, or stabilizers currently

Thank you for any help in advance!

Currently the Radiance TKL GB is live and looks like it's the perfect match for you. Although you will have to buy the hot-swap PCB seperately.
Here's the link for the GB in the NA region https://keyspresso.ca/collections/group-buys-current/products/group-buy-radiance-tkl
and here's the link for the hot-swap PCB: https://keyspresso.ca/collections/group-buys-current/products/group-buy-radiance-tkl-add-ons-1
For the stabilizer, I recommend a set of Durock V2 stabilizer, link to it from the same vendor as the board: https://keyspresso.ca/collections/stabilizers/products/durock-stabilizers-v2
i also recommend wire balacing each stab and also Holee mod the stabs, guides on how to said mods are followed:

 

Edited by ProBottler
for some reasons the stabs' link got carried onto the next line

Big boi caveiat: Im not a native English user, i can totally bottled up the meaning of the words
A kid with a dream
thank you :D 

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1 hour ago, ProBottler said:

Currently the Radiance TKL GB is live and looks like it's the perfect match for you. Although you will have to buy the hot-swap PCB seperately.
Here's the link for the GB in the NA region https://keyspresso.ca/collections/group-buys-current/products/group-buy-radiance-tkl
and here's the link for the hot-swap PCB: https://keyspresso.ca/collections/group-buys-current/products/group-buy-radiance-tkl-add-ons-1
For the stabilizer, I recommend a set of Durock V2 stabilizer, link to it from the same vendor as the board: https://keyspresso.ca/collections/stabilizers/products/durock-stabilizers-v2
i also recommend wire balacing each stab and also Holee mod the stabs, guides on how to said mods are followed:

 

Thank you so much! if possible are there any ones that aren't in the wkl layout? i prefer having my windows key lol @ProBottler

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5 minutes ago, Doctor Clams said:

Thank you so much! if possible are there any ones that aren't in the wkl layout? i prefer having my windows key lol @ProBottler

Yes, you have to change it under "Case style" in the main listing:604663383_nh.png.5fa482b94e4cc9d388ec3693c35b1f52.png

Big boi caveiat: Im not a native English user, i can totally bottled up the meaning of the words
A kid with a dream
thank you :D 

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1 minute ago, ProBottler said:

Yes, you have to change it under "Case style" in the main listing:604663383_nh.png.5fa482b94e4cc9d388ec3693c35b1f52.png

oh my god thank you so much you're a life saver!

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Forgot to mention, it will be shipped in Q4 2021. It's not an in stock item so you should expect some waiting time.
just in case youre looking for a keyboard right away

 

Big boi caveiat: Im not a native English user, i can totally bottled up the meaning of the words
A kid with a dream
thank you :D 

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1 minute ago, ProBottler said:

Forgot to mention, it will be shipped in Q4 2021. It's not an in stock item so you should expect some waiting time.
just in case youre looking for a keyboard right away

 

yea that's perfectly fine i was just wanting to upgrade my old corsair one lol

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