Hi there!


Hi everyone, I’m Infantius. I’m relatively new in this hobby and I hope I can build my first keyboard soon.



What’s the first keyboard you plan on building? Have anything in your sights just yet?


I want to build something similar to the CA66 but I’m not sure yet. Also, I want to use some Kailh Box Navy and the GMK Metropolis.


Welcome to the site!




Hey, that sounds like a great build, I just want to warn you that Kailh BOX Switches (even retooled) have been reported to crack and stretch keycap stems, especially ABS keycaps like GMK.


I have yet to find a confirmed case of retooled box switches causing damage. One possible report ended up being a case of a vendor selling old stock post retooled production.


Oh, really? And there’re any alternatives to the Box Navy. I really want a switch super clicky.


If you are concerned, there is a non box version of the navy switch that is near identical.


The Speed Navy right? Do you recommend lube them?



I never bothered to lube a click bar switch (I only have box versions); I don’t know if the difference would be noticeable over the tactility of the click.


Ok, thank you!!


And thank you all for your responses!!!


I’m Matt and I have really been loving the community so far. I rather new to the hobby, but am really eager to build my first custom one day. Just messing around on a gmmk with outemu skies atm. Cheers.


Hi, do you like those switches? How does they feel?


I think they are a big upgrade from the browns I had. I think the springs in the browns were slightly light, so I often accidentally hit keys quite often, but I do that less with the skies. I also like the larger tactile bump for sure. My only gripe is that there seems to be more wobble due to the housing and stem having some play.