(I apologize for typing and gramma)
I’m pretty new to this site, but I like this type of forum over reddit and geekhack tho I still browse’em.
I created this tread cuz I want/need some help, guidens and feedback.
It would probably be a pretty easy thing if it wasn’t for one thing, ISO! Nordic ISO to be exact (SE/swe)!
And a lot of money ofc.
I’m a semi-hardcore gamer/nerd-of-all-traits, part time dad and a sailor spending half of my time out on the sea. Besides computer hardware and equipment a big interest is home decorating in teak&retro.
(work in progress)
As of now I’m dreaming of a retro looking 65% keyboard with 5 extra keys to the left for the use of esc and F1-F4. It would also have hot-swap, smd RGB and defused under/sideglow, high profile, a split design like the Dygma Raiser and ofc ISO layout.
Now I understand that’s quite the list and I’m willing to compromise.
The biggest issue I see is the PCB and top-plate.
Another thing is that I already put down a order for the SA Goodspeed so it need to go well with that.
Now cuz the main use of this keyboard will be gaming I’m leaning towards Kailh Speed.
Right now I’m thinking linier(but tactile is a possibility) with a spring like the Thic Thock DL series springs V2 58.5g, lubed and filmed.
Are there any premium/well renowned speed switches/frankenswitches out there?
Because my current keyboard is the GMMK TKL this is something I can start with right away to see what I like and so eliminate the need for hot-swap on the “endgame”.
I’m pretty handy/skilled tho not so experienced I’m pretty confident I would be able to mill a case if given the right tools and machines. Same goes for soldering, never done it before but I have done welding/soldering steel/copper pipes with TIG and gas.
But I do have access to a Crieleti Ender-3 3d-printer and a “old-school” soldering iron.
A “mid-game” solution would be to use my GMMK and put the pcb and top case/plate in a 3d printed high profile retro looking cace or buying the Dygma Raiser and do something similar.
As a gamer the mouse is as important. And as a gift from the God’s(Santa? ) Xtrfy released the M4 Retro in the end of last year. And it was love at first sight and on top of that my acc increased with 10% when shafting in Quake Live.
The dilemma here is that I already invested in the G Pro Wireless and Powerplay.
So the plan here is to get/trade a G703 Hero and put the M4 Retro case on top.
In the process I want to replace the switches with Kailh ones and paint the red side buttons to the same orange as the Ares keycaps.
What do you guys think about all of this? Is it doable or should I stop dreaming?