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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #100 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 18:56:40 »
when are we getting our tracking no.?
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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #101 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 21:06:20 »
when are we getting our tracking no.?
i havent sent it as registered letter, but it will come.

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #102 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 21:38:02 »
when are we getting our tracking no.?
i havent sent it as registered letter, but it will come.

hmm ok. then i just hope it will fit into my po box.  :-X
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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #103 on: Tue, 05 March 2013, 23:54:04 »
when are we getting our tracking no.?
i havent sent it as registered letter, but it will come.


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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #104 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 00:12:04 »
when are we getting our tracking no.?
i havent sent it as registered letter, but it will come.

He's the only guy who doesn't use tracking but the items I have bought from him in the past, always turns up on your doorstep.

He's a lot like Qtan.

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #105 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 01:03:40 »
when are we getting our tracking no.?
i havent sent it as registered letter, but it will come.

He's the only guy who doesn't use tracking but the items I have bought from him in the past, always turns up on your doorstep.

He's a lot like Qtan.
i just hope this arrives while i am working from home.
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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #106 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 01:44:50 »
Hey tinlong, hope you can check your PM soon - I had another quick question, will send a payment as soon as you respond! Thanks!

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #107 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 18:42:08 »
Are these lower profile than the stock Poker base?
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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #108 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 18:44:49 »
Are these lower profile than the stock Poker base?
what you mean?

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #109 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 20:50:41 »
Are these lower profile than the stock Poker base?
what you mean?
Sorry, I mean are they the same height as the original plastic Poker casing or are they shorter/lower?
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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #110 on: Wed, 06 March 2013, 20:53:22 »
Sorry, I mean are they the same height as the original plastic Poker casing or are they shorter/lower?

I don't have my Poker here (own both), but I would think it's shorter. Externally, the Pure CNC case is ~1cm high up front and ~2cm high in the back with a 45 degree upward bend in the middle of that measurement.

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #111 on: Thu, 07 March 2013, 03:06:51 »
all had been shipped.

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #112 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 09:02:25 »
The Pure aluminum case has a much lower profile than the stock KBC Poker case, but the keyboard appears to be at the same height and angle. Below are a couple of photos comparing the two.



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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #113 on: Fri, 08 March 2013, 11:05:38 »
Thanks for the picture!
I like how the plastic case covers the guts a bit more. But no biggie. Still looks great!

Hopefully my poker and case come in the mail today...




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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #114 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 00:24:28 »
The Pure aluminum case has a much lower profile than the stock KBC Poker case, but the keyboard appears to be at the same height and angle. Below are a couple of photos comparing the two.
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Thank you, that's exactly what I was wanting to know.
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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #115 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 05:59:55 »
Just received mine. Thanks  ;D

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #116 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 06:10:13 »
Just received mine. Thanks  ;D
what?! you received your case already  ;D  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #117 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 11:18:39 »
Just received mine. Thanks  ;D

That makes me excited :D
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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #118 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 11:47:21 »
Just received mine. Thanks  ;D
what?! you received your case already  ;D  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Yup :D

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #119 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 11:50:44 »
Just received mine. Thanks  ;D
what?! you received your case already  ;D  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Yup :D
super! :D

I just posted it as a letter and it usually arrive like 10 days o_O

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #120 on: Sat, 09 March 2013, 12:10:06 »

I just posted it as a letter and it usually arrive like 10 days o_O

i guess it should arrive to me next week. =.= wonder why it arrives to norway first when SG is nearer to HK  :))
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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case(fulled)(collecting payment/shipping)
« Reply #121 on: Sun, 10 March 2013, 10:35:47 »
most of the case shipped today.

so... where are my “phantom awesome face” keycaps

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #122 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 13:20:39 »
Mine came today, thanks dude.

edit - Protip, the foam stuff the case came wrapped in makes a great insulating sheet. Also, this totally changes the feel of my daughters Poker, almost makes me want to use it again!
« Last Edit: Mon, 11 March 2013, 14:55:27 by Hzza »

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #123 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 16:22:44 »
Got mine!

Here are some shotty pics if your still waiting! I dont have my poker yet :(

http://imgur.com/a/kydLY

I was also thinking of using that foam for the bottom sheet.




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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #124 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 16:41:14 »
Got mine!

Here are some shotty pics if your still waiting! I dont have my poker yet :(

http://imgur.com/a/kydLY

I was also thinking of using that foam for the bottom sheet.

Nice. I wish I was on the coast :)

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #125 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 18:35:53 »
mine came in,ill post a pic or two soon

its a TIGHT fit, at least for me but i got it in there and it works fine. looks great

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« Reply #126 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 18:51:19 »
mine came in,ill post a pic or two soon

its a TIGHT fit, at least for me but i got it in there and it works fine. looks great

Hurry with the photos lol :)

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« Reply #127 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 19:25:22 »
its a TIGHT fit, at least for me but i got it in there

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #128 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 19:26:59 »
ok well, i snapped these quick of the poker in the pure case








few things
1. i had to take off my wasd mod because the wires were too thick and the poker wouldnt fit in the case. it really wasnt too successful though, the LED seem to go dimmer and didnt serve any use
2. it was a very tight fit
3. youll notice on the picture where the usb plug is that the board is just slightly (looks like half a mm) bumped up compared to the other picture of the backspace

overall i like it
« Last Edit: Mon, 11 March 2013, 19:28:34 by Glod »

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« Reply #129 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 19:29:12 »

few things
1. i had to take off my wasd mod because the wires were too thick and the poker wouldnt fit in the case. it really wasnt too successful though, the LED seem to go dimmer and didnt serve any use
2. it was a very tight fit
3. youll notice on the picture where the usb plug is that the board is just slightly (in mm) bumped up compared to the other picture of the backspace

overall i like it

1. Yep, you'll need to dremel the case ridges like I mentioned before
2. Not a bad thing
3. Again, probably need to dremel the case :)

Thanks for the photos! I think it looks wonderful!!!


Edit: Does anyone know if Vortex or Beast's plate is thicker?
« Last Edit: Mon, 11 March 2013, 19:30:57 by Jocelyn »

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« Reply #130 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 19:49:23 »
You would be better off using small trace wires and cover them with silicone (or even tape) directly to the pcb. They wouldn't take hardly any extra space.

Seeing if I can find a photo to share of that....

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« Reply #131 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 19:57:46 »
that actually sounds like a good plan, need the right kind of LED this time though too, i grabbed some leds off the quickfires i harvested and they are very dim.

again, i love this case, so worth it

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« Reply #132 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 20:00:50 »
that actually sounds like a good plan, need the right kind of LED this time though too, i grabbed some leds off the quickfires i harvested and they are very dim.

again, i love this case, so worth it

What I use, really bright:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=2x3x4mm+LED&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Make sure they say 'water clear'
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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #133 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 20:02:23 »
rectangle? hmmm

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« Reply #134 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 20:03:27 »
rectangle? hmmm

Aye, fits the tightest clearance keycaps without worry. Some round LED's require trimming due to lack of clearance from the key cap hitting them.

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« Reply #135 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 20:06:41 »
ill give it a try, thanks.

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« Reply #136 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:09:34 »
extra pic of the poker with plate in this case



crappy camera phone pic i know but i think it better illustrates how it looks with the plate. not all may like not having that "lip" there but i think it looks bad ass

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #137 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:13:55 »
Got mine, looks nice at initial glance.... BUT... closer inspection is no bueno. Given Vortex's track records, I already expected this so I'm not too flustered. Machining marks are not even. Some inner edges are chipped. Outer surface is not totally flat. There are localized bumps and dents. Some local edges are not straight. Fillet corners are terrible.

Do note that I'm generally more nitpicky than most people. But regardless, thanks tinlong for a super speedy GB and shipping!

Pros:
- price
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Cons:
- Vortex
- mediocre quality











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« Reply #138 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:17:45 »
WFD - That looks really rough on the rounded corners. Looks really bad in those close-up photos. Sigh. Ah well, I guess 100 bucks wasn't too bad

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« Reply #139 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:18:59 »
Haha WFD strikes again!
I think most people, including myself, appreciate your nitpickyness. Anyway, nice mini review & photos.

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« Reply #140 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:20:04 »
I think this falls under the category:

GOOD FROM FAR.... BUT FAR FROM GOOD....

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« Reply #141 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:23:48 »
I think this falls under the category:

GOOD FROM FAR.... BUT FAR FROM GOOD....

Indeed.
Btw, I think Glod is using a Vortex plate. So, which plate is thicker, Vortex or Beast's?

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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #142 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:25:15 »
I think this falls under the category:

GOOD FROM FAR.... BUT FAR FROM GOOD....

Indeed.
Btw, I think Glod is using a Vortex plate. So, which plate is thicker, Vortex or Beast's?

The Beast's plate is thicker.

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« Reply #143 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:25:36 »
GOOD FROM FAR.... BUT FAR FROM GOOD....

I think I know her.

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« Reply #144 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:26:07 »
The Beast's plate is thicker.

Oh no!

Vortex plate is 0.060", Beast's plate is standard 16 gauge, so 0.0625". The difference is negligible when looking at it, but this actually matters for Costar stabilizers. For switch mounting or anything else, this difference doesn't matter.

Thanks for this.
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« Reply #145 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:27:27 »
I forgot to add that chamfers on there are a joke. However, the whole case was sand/bead blasted, then clear anodized. There's no conductivity except for the inner screw holes.


Btw, I think Glod is using a Vortex plate. So, which plate is thicker, Vortex or Beast's?
Vortex plate is 0.060", Beast's plate is standard 16 gauge, so 0.0625". The difference is negligible when looking at it, but this actually matters for Costar stabilizers. For switch mounting or anything else, this difference doesn't matter.
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Re: Pure aluminum CNC case ALL SHIPPED, NO LEFTOVER.
« Reply #146 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:44:59 »
odd mine looks different around the usb port, what i mean is on the outside mine looks more symetrical than WFDs

mine was a little ugly on the inside i didn't take any close ups on the inside of the case but it looked very rough.

i have a different kind of imperfection though, these little dots, as if its been poked with something sharp or bubbles maybe and then some scratches like it was dropped

again, i really need to invest in a better camera for low light......

here are the dots, they should be clearly visible in this picture if you view it larger, they are all over the case, and there was an odd droplet stain also pictured


here is where it looks like it was dropped at some point


i mean i'm happy with it, but this is my first customized board with a aluminum case and all. if i had the experience with KMACs and other stuff like WFD i bet you money i would be more unhappy with this case.

also forgot to say

THANK YOU Tinlong! none of these problems are your fault and you charged what i think is a fair price for these.

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« Reply #147 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:51:32 »
can you post a picture of the package as well? i need to see it to know whether the package will fit in the box >.>
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« Reply #148 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:52:38 »
can you post a picture of the package as well? i need to see it to know whether the package will fit in the box >.>

I want to say no way lol, but I'm sure someone will post a photo soon :)

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« Reply #149 on: Mon, 11 March 2013, 21:55:55 »
i threw it away, it wasn't a box, just a padded postpack mailer. could be shoved into a mail box but not sure if someone would actually do that.