What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Glorious GMMK Modular Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Barebone Edition (DIY Assembly Required) – RGB LED Backlit, Hot Swap Switches (Customizable) (Tenkeyless, Black)?

A total of 15 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


15th Aug 2021

GMMK Modular seems to fit what you are looking for, but you would need to purchase switches and keycaps separate.



1 point


23rd Apr 2021

TKL is love, TKL is life!

After a couple high-end builds I’m about to build an XD87. I think it ticks all your boxes? You can use the base plastic case, or their fugly bent steel case.

I think GMMK is selling a barebones TKL that’s hotswap. Not sure about the stabs though: https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Modular-Mechanical-Keyboard-Gaming/dp/B01MSVHZTT?th=1&psc=1

Regarding picking a PCB that meets your requirements, then possibly picking case, I haven’t seen anything like that for TKLs. It’s my favorite layout, so I’ve done a lot of research (not saying it doesn’t exist, but…). There are very few TKL kits to start with, and I don’t think I’ve seen a single one that’s meant to have case interoperability.

2 points


26th Feb 2021

Glorious GMMK TKL barebones. You can get a white (silver?) version directly from them but costs a little more since it comes with switches.

1 point


23rd Dec 2021

Keyboard is a GMMK TKL: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSVHZTT

Numpad is this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MZ4Z2DK

Switches are box royals and the keycaps are edrug mix

1 point


30th Nov 2021

I think Razer only has linear (red) and clicky (purple) at least as far as Huntsman.

You can find a lot of keyboards with tactile switches, “brown” equivalent is a place to start. It’s best to fine tune exactly what you need though, in a keyboard with hotswap sockets. I recommend against going “full razer”. There are some really excellent tactile switches if you want to plug your own in.

Something like:
* https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Mechanical-Keyboard-Tenkeyless-Gaming/dp/B01MSVHZTT/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=hotswap+keyboard&qid=1638248895&sr=8-4
* https://www.amazon.com/Keychron-Bluetooth-Mechanical-Tenkeyless-Hot-swappable/dp/B0875VG9NL/

Those aren’t what I’d pick but to give you an idea of what is available in lower priced models.

If you do anything other than game with your computer (if you type on it) I really cannot recommend the linear red optical razer switches. If it’s just gaming, it’s a good switch. I mean some people love linear switches but I wonder what kind of typing they do that it is not a problem…

Why do you want to go all razer? Do you see it as a lifestyle brand or something? (just curious)

1 point


25th Nov 2021

I’m really new to this and was wondering if this board is worth it? I was thinking of getting this and some switch tester.


1 point


24th Nov 2021

GMMK TKL 80% keyboard

Alpaca Silent Switches highly recommended silent switches

And don’t throw the unused keycaps, keep the box and re-sell when your taste changes (thrust me it will).

1 point


13th Sep 2021

Glorious GMMK 10k ~ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSVHZTT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

YXK White Kangi XDA Key Caps ( prob clones of something) ~ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09CCS9VWT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Novel Key Box Cream switches ~ im, not your mom

link to the desk mat ~ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B092VB2WPL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Novel Key Box Cream switches ~im, not your momt.

1 point


14th Jan 2021

If you don’t want to get into custom switches. The Gateron Clears others mentioned is a great option. Below are a few links to products if you wanted to make your own board.

Prices using items below: About $150

Keyboard, Gateron Clear Switches, Keycap Options (you’re choice there are a lot, but here are two): Pudding Keycaps, Black Keycaps, and Keycap and Switch Puller.

1 point


1st Jan 2021


wellll………. its $80 BUT its close to your price range, I think its cool if u would spend 5 more dollars to get it. Idk where but its fairly hard to fine a good tkl hot swap board. This is also barebones so idk what u are gonna do so happy new year

This is Amazon Germany (or Europe) that offers multiple layouts, idk if it’s on Amazon.com, many sellers have the TKL kit, depending on where you live you should find multiple sellers after a quick search

1 point


19th Jan 2020

welcome to the rabbit hole that will devastate your wallet but delight your fingers and ears :p

doubleshot is a method of making keycaps that fuses two separate plastic molds together. it means the key legend (the letter on the keycap) isn’t merely on the surface of the key and thus will not wear off easily. hotswappable means you can remove the mechanical key switches without desoldering them from the PCB. this is desirable because you can buy a board, try a set of switches for a while, and then decide to get a new set of switches without buying a whole new case / pcb or spending a day desoldering 100 switches.

for keyboards, i would recommend checking out varmillo’s boards. NYT’s wirecutter blog has them as their best mechanical keyboard for people who don’t want to go down the rabbit hole. that being said, if you DO want to go down the rabbit hole i would recommend a DIY hotswap kit like: https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Modular-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B01MSVHZTT/ref=pd_sbs_147_3/140-4985370-7044646?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01D8YNJH0&pd_rd_r=1a4938cd-d561-401d-9ec9-dbf8b404fcdd&pd_rd_w=gynPF&pd_rd_wg=kvqR1&pf_rd_p=bdd201df-734f-454e-883c-73b0d8ccd4c3&pf_rd_r=EC2J2EXGNXNEQWJ7TRKX&refRID=EC2J2EXGNXNEQWJ7TRKX&th=1and getting a switch tester to decide what your ideal switch type is

edit: a switch tester is a grid of different mechanical switches that lets you sample a bunch of different switch styles easily. you can find them on amazon for about 15$ – 40$ for really big ones