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Old 10-12-2016, 05:43 AM
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Default O-Rings for Cherry MX opinions

Ok so I recently bought the Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry Mx - Silent switches, it's very quiet, but you can still hear typing (like any other keyboard), so I found some cheap o-rings on ebay like $1 for 120 of them, they are clear color-

so after long ship from china (actually it was pretty fast), I just got them today and installed them on a few keys but the keys still sound the same as the other keys ><, so I think any noise from this keyboard is from the actuator / springs and not actually the key bottoming out..

interesting test though, glad I didn't spend a bunch of money on the o-rings since I would of been disappointed.

what are others peoples opinions on using o-rings :)
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:22 AM
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You could try silencing clips. https://zealpc.net/collections/group...ucts/zealencio

There is a youtube video on the page.
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Jesus! 65$ for 120 pieces?
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:35 PM
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Jesus! 65$ for 120 pieces?
Yeah, that's way too much overpriced.
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:52 AM
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yeah that's crazy expensive (probably costs 25cents to make 120 of them) .

my kb is actually pretty quiet I was just experimenting with the o-rings I think any noise is actually from the key coming back up after a press since it's pretty quiet going down :p
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:42 AM
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I can recommend this guy, he has two types. I use the red thin ones.

It made a clear difference on my mx browns at least.

http://lpwl.bigcartel.com/product/thin-o-rings
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:36 AM
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I used these one: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B019H3GJS2

I used two of these for one keycap and the keys got alot less noisy.
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I can recommend this guy, he has two types. I use the red thin ones.

It made a clear difference on my mx browns at least.

http://lpwl.bigcartel.com/product/thin-o-rings
I am using his clear XXL ones on my MX Reds and they are great!
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I have tried several different ones, 40A 1.5mm, 40A 2mm, 50A 1.5mm and settled on the 50A 2mm o-rings. They are a balance of feel and sound. The 40A just felt squishy to me and I didn't like it. The 2mm reduced the key travel a bit and greatly reduced my typing errors. It is a mechanical keyboard so it will never be silent and a lot has to do with how hard of a typer you are.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:48 PM
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I use 0.2mm O-rings and I think it dampens the sound on my Cherry MX Browns a little bit. It's still loud though. Probably would have to get a different kind of switch entirely to get quieter.
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