Does anybody have the acrylic case for it? If so how is it? Also whats the difference between acrylic and frosted acrylic?

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Jun 28, 2021
I've honestly never tried the metal case so I can't comment much on differences, but the acrylic case has been a great choice so far for me. There is already only a very small cavity of empty space beneath the PCB so combining that with a plastic case serves to reduce 'ping' reverberations quite drastically,most likely due to the material compisition of PC plastic. I typically have silent tactiles, U4s, installed in it but nonetheless what sound that isnt "silenced" is definitely pleasant. It sounds like a case that's a good bit bigger, heftier and very low on empty space inside itself. Very nice and full sounding board but avoids being too muted. It's got a good sound signature even with silent tactiles so :) Damn, realized I haven't tried linears in mine yet for some reason, always just using the U4s but I can imagine a good linear switch having a very nice tone and feel great installed in the board. No sound dampening material needed with the PC case in my opinion, the board on its own has great acoustics. And of course as an added bonus you can take advantage of the PCBs installed backlight LEDs :) Frosted poly is sort of smokey looking, more opaque than a straight up clear poly case, some crystal clear plastic cases look amazing with the right components trying to hide inside it lol. I've seen a good few pics of these builds being done very very well :) I have the frosted variety and one benefit is it's ability to diffuse the RGB quite well and allow you to have a very saturated color ol you'd like, except with a subjectively cool glow to it that takes up the entire surface area of the board below the keycaps. I like the foggy/frosted PC aesthetic quite a bit. LEDs or not. :) It was admittedly difficult for me to become anywhere near efficient with it's layout, but it becomes muscle memory eventually. It didn't help I was using XDA caps because I didn't have any other kits with the right keys abailable for the layout, but it at least taught me to appreciate a good DSA or XDA set after using it for a while. Obligatory TL;DR: Sounds and looks pretty solid in my experience. Haha.
Jden
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Jun 28, 2021
Thank you for the dedicated answer and good knowledge as I am pretty new to this hobby. :)