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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16350 on: Thu, 26 July 2018, 10:32:48 »
I know you guys are too much of keyboards connoisseurs for this brand (  ;D ) but i'm looking for the new Corsair K70 Mk. 2 SE with European QWERTZ layout, and I can't seem to find it anywhere. Am I just bad at using the intertubes or you really can't find it anywhere in this version ?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16351 on: Fri, 27 July 2018, 04:59:24 »
I know you guys are too much of keyboards connoisseurs for this brand (  ;D ) but i'm looking for the new Corsair K70 Mk. 2 SE with European QWERTZ layout, and I can't seem to find it anywhere. Am I just bad at using the intertubes or you really can't find it anywhere in this version ?

https://amzn.to/2Lt4Fvb

This isn't the SE (aluminium) version.

This is the older version, that you can indeed find everywhere.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16352 on: Thu, 16 August 2018, 18:50:05 »
Is there a known procedure to make DIY side printed legends on DS ABS key caps? I'd like to make my own side printing to help using alternate custom layers.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16353 on: Sun, 19 August 2018, 16:05:38 »
Is it possible to clip the stabs once the board's been assembled? (switches soldered with plate)

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16354 on: Sun, 19 August 2018, 16:33:53 »
Is it possible to clip the stabs once the board's been assembled? (switches soldered with plate)

You'll need to desolder a few switches.
Once you do you'll have enough room to pop the stabilizer wire out of the stabilizer and remove the bit you need to clip.
Reassembly is the reverse.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16355 on: Sun, 19 August 2018, 16:37:10 »
Is it possible to clip the stabs once the board's been assembled? (switches soldered with plate)

You'll need to desolder a few switches.
Once you do you'll have enough room to pop the stabilizer wire out of the stabilizer and remove the bit you need to clip.
Reassembly is the reverse.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16356 on: Fri, 24 August 2018, 05:35:58 »
Alright guys, I need help with a new keyboard. I simply can't find what I'm looking for and I need you to save me from ending up buying a Corsair or something. This is basically what I want:

    - It must ship to Switzerland
    - Full size
    - ISO QWERTZ
    - MX switches (or something super similar)
    - Wood or aluminium case
    - PBT keycaps
    - NO need for crazy showlight
    - I like design. Can be super classy wood design or badass "gaming" design, but I like when the keyboard stands out in a way or another.

Thanks a bunch in advance !

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16357 on: Sat, 25 August 2018, 18:19:55 »
I was curious if anyone with a Leopold FC980M or KUL ES-87 could tell me how big/deep the bottom/front bezel below the spacebar/lower row is (inches or centimeters are fine...just trying to get an idea of the measurements).  I like having a little space between my wrist rest (a 3m gel wrest) and my keyboard as you can see by the rubber spacers between my Ducky Year of the Tiger keyboard and my wrist rest in the pic below:



I've been toying around with getting the FC980M or ES-87 so I could eschew the need for rubber spacers and was curious how deep their bezels were to determine if that would work.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16358 on: Wed, 05 September 2018, 07:38:03 »
This may be out of place but is it a rare occurrence to find a Chicony KB-5161 with SMK Second generation clicky switches? I just noticed that there aren't any instances of it very many places on the internet. Nice switches, btw.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16359 on: Wed, 05 September 2018, 09:57:03 »
This may be out of place but is it a rare occurrence to find a Chicony KB-5161 with SMK Second generation clicky switches? I just noticed that there aren't any instances of it very many places on the internet. Nice switches, btw.

Not rare at all, in fact I'd say that is the most common switch to find in a 5161. Mitsumi switches are much rarer and Blue Alps are the rarest of all.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16360 on: Fri, 07 September 2018, 01:08:42 »
Are there any readymade TKL keyboards having Gateron Clear switches that we can buy besides Glorious GMMK?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16361 on: Fri, 07 September 2018, 11:32:06 »
Are there any readymade TKL keyboards having Gateron Clear switches that we can buy besides Glorious GMMK?

I don't know if Varmilo still offers boards with them but they used to. I'd sell you mine but about half the switches have died already.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16362 on: Mon, 10 September 2018, 10:03:25 »
Was the Leopold FC660C discontinued, or something? It's really hard to find, and expensive where I do find it.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16363 on: Mon, 24 September 2018, 03:46:59 »
Is it possible to buy a standalone case for a VA68M? I would love to build one myself and i can get the pcb and plate, but i cant seem to find a place to get a case on its own. Anyone know if thats possible or is the only way to find someone with a used case they dont need anymore?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16364 on: Fri, 28 September 2018, 16:40:26 »
i kinda broke my spacebar for my cm storm quickfire xt, you guys know where to buy/get one? thankyou

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16365 on: Tue, 02 October 2018, 10:39:10 »
I have a at101w and I need replacement pads/feet for the keyboard.  the rubber ones not the flippy ones
Where would I but one?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16366 on: Tue, 02 October 2018, 16:13:09 »
What type of switches should I be using with a CF plate - tactile or linear?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16367 on: Wed, 03 October 2018, 03:01:24 »
Alright guys, I need help with a new keyboard. I simply can't find what I'm looking for and I need you to save me from ending up buying a Corsair or something. This is basically what I want:

    - It must ship to Switzerland
    - Full size
    - ISO QWERTZ...

You may want to run this by the good guys at Deskthority, which is based in Europe. Geekhack's based in the US, so we're not nearly as familiar with the things you need. Good luck, though!
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16368 on: Wed, 03 October 2018, 03:03:32 »
I have a at101w and I need replacement pads/feet for the keyboard.  the rubber ones not the flippy ones
Where would I but one?

If you need original feet, you'll probably have to buy the cheapest "parts" AT101W you can find on eBay, and cannibalize it.

Otherwise, I'd just get some generic stick-on feet at a dollar store... Who's going to see them, right?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16369 on: Thu, 04 October 2018, 10:13:14 »
Alright guys, I need help with a new keyboard. I simply can't find what I'm looking for and I need you to save me from ending up buying a Corsair or something. This is basically what I want:

    - It must ship to Switzerland
    - Full size
    - ISO QWERTZ...

You may want to run this by the good guys at Deskthority, which is based in Europe. Geekhack's based in the US, so we're not nearly as familiar with the things you need. Good luck, though!

I still don't understand this sentiment. There are plenty of US users on DT and vice versa.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16370 on: Thu, 04 October 2018, 20:28:19 »
Q: Are there larger layout keyboards available? If so does anyone know a company providing one? Thank you!

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16371 on: Fri, 05 October 2018, 18:48:35 »
Q: Are there larger layout keyboards available? If so does anyone know a company providing one? Thank you!
Do you mean large as in bigger than 100%? It can be hard to find new produced keyboards from a manufacturer. The best chances is to join a GB like this: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94495.0 or to look at Ebay and try to convert an old keyboard with a USB active converter :)
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16372 on: Fri, 05 October 2018, 19:26:00 »

Q: Are there larger layout keyboards available?


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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16373 on: Thu, 11 October 2018, 13:02:03 »
So I'm looking to buy a IBM Model M ( not a unicomp ) but there are quite a few variants out there. What variant do think is the best Model M. Thank you.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16374 on: Mon, 22 October 2018, 16:27:01 »
New to all this, trying to figure out what kind of switches I like before buying my next keyboard. I like the idea of avoiding hysteresis so that I can rapid fire in games, and I like the idea of a clicky sound aesthetically.

Do switches with clicky sounds always come with hysteresis, or can you get clicky switches with no hysteresis?

Thanks.