I’m Thibault aka KPush. I live in France (where the hobby isn’t quite as developed).
I’ve been gaming on my Corsair Strafe RGB with MX Silents for quite some time before discovering the hobby on massdrop. Having never seen a 60% keyboard, I fell in love with the ALT keyboard and promptly ordered one with some mx brown.
Going from ISO AZERTY to ANSI QWERTY was (and still is) hard but I’ve come to realize that it’s the way to go if you ever want to have options for your keycap set.
I was engrossed with the feeling of brown (going from linear to tactile felt gooood) but the missus wasn’t quite as fond of the noise it made compared to mx silents with o-rings (+ poor construction of the ALT).
I went on geekhack and reddit to gather information onto how to reduce the noise and this is how I got my first peek into the keyboard community.
A few hours of intense browsing later, I understood that in order to make a truly silent keyboard, I’ll have to go the fully custom route and say goodbye to my ALT keyboard. (as a side effect, I’ve also come to hate geekhack’s color scheme…)
I then discovered KeebTalk after stumbling on @jshufelt’s marvelous build logs and decided to stick around for the amazing community, quality advices and the wayyy niceer color scheme (still not over the red/black thing…).
As I write this down, I’ve just received all the components for my first build :
- PCB : DZ60
- Case : TOFU 60% in aluminum
- Switch : Helios lubed with some Tribosys 3204
- Stabs : Zeal Transparent Gold Plated PCB Mount Screw-in Stabilizers V2
- Plate : None, I’m going with bare pcb first as I’ve heard it can be quieter. I might add a plate later on but that’s only if I got my hands on some Sorbothane to put between the plate and the pcb ( wink wink @Manofinterests )
- Keycaps : not definded atm
I’ll post pictures when the masterpiece is done !
See you around