Question which is the better pair up for alice style ?

DREDKNOT_2077

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Which is the better pair up for alice style the keyctron q8

https://www.keychron.com/products/keychron-q8-alice-layout-qmk-custom-mechanical-keyboard?variant=40077527449689

or the YMDK Wings

https://ymdkey.com/products/gbymdk-wings-aluminum-cnc-top-bottom-qmk-rgb-hotswap-v1-pcb-diy-kit?_pos=3&_sid=540558df9&_ss=r&variant=39348940832829

to use with these style caps

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MGGGMPV/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_9?psc=1

i prefer the low profile an narrow square

an id use the 2 numpad - an + as spacebars an pair with either the TTC Hey Linear Swtiches

https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/products/ttc-hey-linear-5-pin-swtich#waiting_list

if i can get while in stock or go with the Kailh BOX Switches - BOX Dark Yellow

https://novelkeys.com/products/kailh-box-switches

which iv had before an like an for either board with either switches should i use

gloriousgaming O-Ring Keyboard Switch Dampeners the

40A - Thin versions

an which is the better alice wing build quality the q8 or the ymdk

an do the TTC Hey Linear Switches shine-throw guide make a diff for rgb
 
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Lutfij

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Just out of curiosity, why are you looking at heavy linear switches? it defeats the purpose of having a gaming keyboard with a heavy linear switch, causes more finger fatigue and slower actuation if you're in competitive gaming scenario's...also they are horrible for typing(also due to finger fatigue).

The YMDK URL comes up with a 404 on their site. ow it works;
https://ymdkey.com/products/gbymdk-wings-aluminum-cnc-top-bottom-qmk-rgb-hotswap-v1-pcb-diy-kit?_pos=3&_sid=540558df9&_ss=r&variant=39348940832829

Lastly, you sure those caps on that keyboard will work after being transplanted? They look like the kecyaps have a different underside to them. You're spending a lot of dough on a DIY kit, what's stopping you from getting a proper(well made, genuine) keycap set?
 

DREDKNOT_2077

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desired switches like my current one dont cause me finger fatigue

2nd i like the cap style but havent for anyone that does custom in that style especially for under 100$
 

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