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« on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:15:52 »
I posted pics the other day of my Cheat in hot pink.  Well, as much as I liked the pink, I decided to get it refinished in something more classy.

Some specs:
- Case is Silver / Red / Silver with a red anodized plate, and red feet.
- 62g Blacks fully modded (sliders lubed, springs oiled, switches stickered)
- Crappy USB cable that's non-detachable (I'm planning on getting this fixed ASAP) and way too short
- F5-F8, 1x modifiers are Red LEDs, Capslock and Scroll Lock are White LEDs
- Keycaps are original RA
- Full Gallery:  http://imgur.com/a/zlE3z

Below are some before and after, enjoy :)

BEFORE





AFTER






Some additional pics of the finishing up close...





The one thing I'm a little sad about (my OCD won't let me live it down), is in the last pic, you can still see some of the pink dye inside the screw hole.  Oh well =/

Blog post to eventually come, but not before my TechKeys article (*wink* i3oilermaker *wink*)
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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:17:45 »
I am le jealous

If anyone can traffic one of these to me, Kit or Assembled, please PM me.

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:19:28 »
ewwwwwww the cheat is so ugly :P
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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:21:38 »
ewwwwwww the cheat is so ugly :P

Thanks >_>

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:22:12 »
I am le jealous

If anyone can traffic one of these to me, Kit or Assembled, please PM me.

With the 456GT coming out, I've heard reports of Cheats popping up lately on the Korean market

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:22:37 »
i still have to le put mine together :(

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:26:57 »
i still have to le put mine together :(

Me too.  Le.

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Re: Re: le Cheat
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:31:12 »
I am le jealous

If anyone can traffic one of these to me, Kit or Assembled, please PM me.

With the 456GT coming out, I've heard reports of Cheats popping up lately on the Korean market

That is a fact

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:39:15 »
How much did they cost unassembled originally?
How much does an assembled one cost?
Approximately how much does one have to pay to get one in EU/US today?

Just wondering. If I understood things right, the case was actually not that expensive.

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:42:54 »
I am personally saddened by the color change. Not man enough to rock the pink? :P

Joking aside, whoever did the refinishing did a nice job (aside from your pet peeve pink screw hole).
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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:45:18 »
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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 14:48:53 »
How much did they cost unassembled originally?
How much does an assembled one cost?
Approximately how much does one have to pay to get one in EU/US today?

Just wondering. If I understood things right, the case was actually not that expensive.

The Cheat's should be in the same price range as KMACs.  Assuming that's the case, you're looking at $200-250 for DIY (domestic S. Korea).  Adding in cost of switches, switch modding, and labor for assembly would cost roughly $60-100.  Then factor in shipping and you're looking at right around $400 assembled and then shipped.

I am personally saddened by the color change. Not man enough to rock the pink? :P

Joking aside, whoever did the refinishing did a nice job (aside from your pet peeve pink screw hole).

I actually liked the pink, and would have rocked it.  But, the Pink & Red stripe combo was killing me.  So it was either anodize the top and bottom pieces, or keep them pink and anodize the center red one.

The finish was a near perfect job I'd say...and for $40, I'm not complaining about the hole =)

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 15:07:17 »
I wish I had cool keyboards ;<
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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 15:13:58 »
* hashbaz slaps tsangan

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« Reply #14 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 15:21:06 »
Still amazed that they managed to make cases that cheap, especially considering they have all kinds of chamfers and nice features. We should give someone at their forums a design for a perfect case which we make, one which supports filco, phantom, plu87, quickfire and probably a couple more. I think they mostly differ in mounting holes and where the cable exits the case.

Edit: Now that I look at that one, it doesn't have chamfers or any particularly advanced features, but it still looks quite nice.

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 15:54:46 »
Still amazed that they managed to make cases that cheap, especially considering they have all kinds of chamfers and nice features. We should give someone at their forums a design for a perfect case which we make, one which supports filco, phantom, plu87, quickfire and probably a couple more. I think they mostly differ in mounting holes and where the cable exits the case.

Edit: Now that I look at that one, it doesn't have chamfers or any particularly advanced features, but it still looks quite nice.

Look for something like this real soon on the market. :)

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 16:01:54 »
I actually liked the pink, and would have rocked it.  But, the Pink & Red stripe combo was killing me.  So it was either anodize the top and bottom pieces, or keep them pink and anodize the center red one.

I agree. With silver in the center would have looked great. Maybe better yet, silver top and bottom and pink in the center (pun intended) and then the Valentines cap set.

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 16:17:13 »
I agree. With silver in the center would have looked great. Maybe better yet, silver top and bottom and pink in the center (pun intended) and then the Valentines cap set.

This is what mine will look like when it's assembled.  Pics from OTD.

 

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 16:23:44 »
Nice hash, u should be getting anxious. What caps are going on it?

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 16:25:56 »
You people are so fancy with your keyboards
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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 16:40:39 »
Still amazed that they managed to make cases that cheap, especially considering they have all kinds of chamfers and nice features. We should give someone at their forums a design for a perfect case which we make, one which supports filco, phantom, plu87, quickfire and probably a couple more. I think they mostly differ in mounting holes and where the cable exits the case.

Edit: Now that I look at that one, it doesn't have chamfers or any particularly advanced features, but it still looks quite nice.

He didn't pay 40 for a new case if that's what you are thinking. He got the pink repainted, I doubt aluminum cases would be cheaper than 150 for a filco.
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« Reply #21 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 16:45:07 »
Ofc not, I was referring to the price of the keyboard itself. Lucky asians with their cheap machine time. Contacts at my suppliers quote me quite a bit more for cases.

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 17:16:41 »
Cheat looks very nice, but I'm not a fan of round edges. I really like the silver/red combo you have going on Dan. :3

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 17:41:36 »

You people are so fancy with your keyboards



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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 17:47:47 »
I want a Cheat more than a KMAC. I personally like the rounded corners. Sell me yours Dan? :P

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 17:58:25 »
Very nice Dang.  Looks le awesome.

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« Reply #26 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 18:13:17 »
456GT? Do tell...

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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 19:26:38 »
456GT? Do tell...

OTD custom project.  Someone else will have to shed light on this (i.e. tsangan), I don't have much of the details =)

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 19:40:34 »
If anyone here is getting the 456 first, it's probably Tsangan :p








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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 20:04:45 »
No, hes not around. How that sound to ya? Jot it down.

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« Reply #30 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 20:11:17 »
Ofc not, I was referring to the price of the keyboard itself. Lucky asians with their cheap machine time. Contacts at my suppliers quote me quite a bit more for cases.
various vendors here have ins with this cheap machine time...

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« Reply #31 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 20:15:26 »
okay, obviously it is a sequel to the 356 series, what about the actual board?!?

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« Reply #32 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 20:20:56 »
what exactly do you want to know?

based off the pictures, it'll have a slanted case similar to the kmac mini. will only come in pink and some other color i can't remember right now.
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« Reply #33 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 20:45:37 »
Picture is worth a thousand words :cool:

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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 21:08:12 »
Comes in black and pink, units were sold out within 15 mins you had to take a quiz before you could buy it

356 series is known for its meticulous QC before GB happens it is known to be very well made











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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 21:08:40 »
i like the look of that slanted case much more than kmini.
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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 21:15:04 »
You guys are ****ing killing me right now. I want a cheat so badly.

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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 21:32:24 »
thanks for the pics Demik Tsangan! sorry to derail Dan :cool:

It really is too bad about the staggering on all these fancy boards :P

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« Reply #38 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 21:36:27 »
thanks for the pics Demik! sorry to derail Dan :cool:

It really is too bad about the staggering on all these fancy boards :P

i didn't post it, but **** it. you're welcome!
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« Reply #39 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 21:41:33 »
fixed.

I wonder what questions were on the quiz...

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« Reply #40 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 21:57:53 »
aww you crossed me out :(
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« Reply #41 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 21:58:40 »
that'll teach you!  :-*

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« Reply #42 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 22:34:18 »
Comes in black and pink, units were sold out within 15 mins you had to take a quiz before you could buy it

356 series is known for its meticulous QC before GB happens it is known to be very well made

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Now that's a slanted case I can get behind.  Much better looking than KMAC Mini.

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« Reply #43 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 22:45:55 »
Quiz:

1. Are you 1337 enough to purchase this KB?

2. Do you plan to resell this KB at a profit?

3. Which KB layout is superior, ISO or ANSI?

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« Reply #44 on: Mon, 10 September 2012, 23:03:43 »
i must be the only one that thinks that keyboard is ugly?

i like kmac mini's slant better.
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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 01:21:22 »
Too much slant in my book i dont like my legs propt up on my keyboards.

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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 05:13:32 »
I don't like any of the slanted cases I've seen. That's one of the reasons the cheat is my favorite korean board.

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 11 September 2012, 09:35:07 »
The only slant I like are my eyes (zing!)

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 16 September 2012, 13:39:23 »
AH! I see what you did there... I SEE IT!

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Re: le Cheat
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 17 September 2012, 21:25:49 »
That slat is epic
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