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Frail
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May 3, 2017
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I hate to be this guy but I am such a rookid that I'm wondering if anyone knows what kits would be needed to setup a CORE Vortex 47? I know a Base but I'm not sure what extras I need beyond that. Obviously a special size space bar.
May 3, 2017
Vigrith
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May 3, 2017
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Everyone is "that guy" some times, worry not. Copy pasting my comment from an earlier discussion regarding the Core; just scrolling down the entire way, which admittedly takes a little bit of patience, and then ctrl+F ing "Core" or whatever other keyboard one wants to know more about is bound to yield results at this point with so many comments.
"The Core is tricky, I've never looked into getting one so I'm not having the easiest time guessing what the key sizes are - however, if I had to guesstimate, you need base alphas, 60% mods and tsangan (or UK, you need the short shift) for sure and then probably TKL to fill a couple of the remaining slots.
This is if you want 100% legend accuracy however, this is DSA which is a uniform profile so if you want you could mix and match some of the keys and probably skip a few kits - you could get novelties or accents instead for example to replace the short shift you'll be needing from the UK/TSA kit. Matter of fact, you could most likely just go with alphas + 60% mods and then novelties/accents of your liking to fill in the gaps and skip the other kits - that's what I would most likely do."
May 3, 2017
OracleKev
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May 3, 2017
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Vortex Core has 4 1.25u keys, 3 1.75u keys (including 1.75u SPC since it's virtually impossible to get convex SPC this size) and 2.75 SPC. If you don't care about labels, there are multiple options (60% Modifiers, Tsangan Colemak, Novelty or Blanks) to get 4 1.25u and 3 1.75u. 2.75 SPC is in VE. A Bars Kit. I attempted to match labels, but I gave up once I went past sourcing from 3 different kits.
Mismatched labels would throw me off and since Core is 40% keyboard, I have some keys programmed "weird" with several roles. So, I prefer to use blanks for "outside" keys including modifiers. Unfortunately, current Blanks Kit does not work.
Core has the following dark shade keys: 10 1u, 4 1.25u, 3 1.75u. It would be nice if "Core" Blanks Kit including these keys can be offered. Core owners, if you agree, pls give your THUMB UP. If not, a fallback would be sourcing blanks from SP online website, but I rather avoid that hassle.
May 3, 2017
oxffff
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May 3, 2017
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glad to see i'm not the only one in pain
May 3, 2017
OracleKev
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May 4, 2017
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one man's pain is another man's ... pain
May 4, 2017
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