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So I would need to get this + switches (like whichever purple ones) + keycaps (like Ducky PBT) + an enclosure? Then, if I wanted a numpad, that would be an extra $40-$60? Is that correct?.. So I'd essentially be looking at likely $350 or more for a full size keyboard?.. Ridiculous...
Welcome to the hobby, I guess? Also you'd be missing the function key row if you wanted a full-size keyboard.
If you really wanted a full-size keyboard, though, I'm not sure why you'd be looking at a drop for a 60% PCB...
That's only if you want per-key RGB, which most mech enthusiasts don't. You can get a 60% PCB with even better layout support but no per-key RGB for about $30 instead of $115.
This the Mercedes of pcbs. There are much cheaper ones that actually have better layout options. Check the DZ60 or a techkeys GH60 if you're wanting to build a 60%
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Because they don't have a full-size.
Why would you presume otherwise? I didn't arbitrarily select this. That's a fundamental part of what I need (actually the reason I even began looking into mechanical keyboards originally which largely seemed to be the only ones with this feature). I particularly got into this because of ZealPC Purple RGB switches. I didn't like any regular browns I tried and Cherry MX Clears don't come in RGB (also not a fan of clicky switches).
Yes, something else would be cheaper. If I was making a point, that would be it. If there's an actual substitute to this, feel free to point me in the right direction. My questions in the OP also weren't entirely rhetorical. I was asking if those are the things I would actually need, if there was anything missing, anything extra, and if that would actually have to be the final price.
Nobody makes a full size pcb with per key rgb. In fact, the zeal 60 is the only pcb with per key, as far as I know, in any form factor. You could switch swap a masterkeys pro l though.
Edit: or get a full size gmmk
Exactly. So that should answer people's question as to why I was looking at this as an option despite my objection to the projected total cost. As I mentioned, I legitimately was looking for confirmation of whether what I was saying was correct and perhaps further engage if anyone knew of alternatives.
I totally forgot about the GK64. Kinda limited to one layout though (not to mention north facing switches), and Typhoon wanted a full size anyways.
Yeah, unfortunately for my purposes, I don't want - I need all those things :/