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Offline khaangaaroo

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89S 10th Anniversary Edition. I imported this from Amazon.jp through Tenso and used it as the donor board to swap switches with the FC660C. So instead of silent 30g switches (purple plungers), it has normal 45g switches (black plungers) in the main area of the board. It has also been modded to make the JIS layout more ANSI. More about how that was done here: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=44796.0 Also take note that it has a PS2 connector instead of USB. I did not type on this board at all other than to test all the switches after modding, so it's in brand new condition. Comes with lavender wasd keys, and original packaging. $250 OBO $200 shipped
















FC660C modded to all-30g silent, vinyl wrapped in white. This was only my second time ever vinyl wrapping a keyboard, so it's not perfect, but I'm still really happy with it. It's really hard wrapping around 90 degree corners! Reason for sale is because I prefer my Realforce. Less than a week worth of light use on this board. Comes with red esc, lavender wasd, usb cable, and original packaging. I put a lot of work into this unique beast, so it's not gonna be cheap. $320 + shipping. [SOLD]









Filco MJ2 with mx browns. It's brand new, but the packaging is pretty beat up. I had to take the board apart to replace a malfunctioning left ctrl switch that was probably damaged during shipping. (Thus the beat up packaging.) It's also missing a key cap for ctrl, so I'm including a blank modifier key instead. But the board works perfectly now, and the switches feel smoother than other mx brown boards I've tried. Get this Filco for the price of a QFR! $90 + shipping. [SOLD]





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Offline AKIMbO

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Re: [FS] Modded Topre boards and a Filco w/browns
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 13:08:28 »
Hot damn that 660c went fast man.
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Re: [FS] Modded Topre boards and a Filco w/browns
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 14:06:54 »
What a beautiful keyboard that FC660C is!
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Re: [FS] Modded Topre boards and a Filco w/browns
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 15:28:45 »
wow, you really love modding such things Khang!

I'm facing my first mod and don't even know what to do - just a simple change of cable from ps2 to usb.... but people like you are inspiring for me!
Most of the modding can be done on your own once you break through the psychological barriers.

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Re: [FS] Modded Topre boards and a Filco w/browns
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 19:13:38 »
wow that 660 really is really gorgeous

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Re: [FS] Modded Topre boards and a Filco w/browns
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 19:56:10 »
willing to ship the filco to AUS ?
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Re: [FS] Modded Topre boards and a Filco w/browns
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 21 June 2013, 20:16:46 »
Wow tempted to try some vinyl wrapping now:0

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Re: [FS] Modded Topre boards and a Filco w/browns
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 00:49:57 »
GAH upset that I bought a Poker X with reds instead of that Filco MJ2 :(. Probably won't get paid in time. That price is like woah.
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Re: [FS] Modded Topre boards and a Filco w/browns
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 07:51:20 »
YGPM on the Filco!

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Re: [FS] Realforce 89S 10thAE modified to ANSI and 45g
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 21:14:51 »
Hey khaangaaroo...  There's a low-visibility post over in the mechanical keyboard subreddit of your absolutely beautiful FC660 mod.  Really, this is some supremely nice work and kudos to you.  You seem to have moved your links and the OP image goes to the top of this page.  I resposted imgur links into that thread.

If you did this on purpose and don't want the visibility there, I can delete my updated links on your request.  Just giving you a heads up, if you don't care I'll leave it as is.

Wow, took me a couple minutes to figure out that WYSIWYG editor thing.  Done!

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Re: [FS] Realforce 89S 10thAE modified to ANSI and 45g
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 21:23:48 »
Hey khaangaaroo...  There's a low-visibility post over in the mechanical keyboard subreddit of your absolutely beautiful FC660 mod.  Really, this is some supremely nice work and kudos to you.  You seem to have moved your links and the OP image goes to the top of this page.  I resposted imgur links into that thread.

If you did this on purpose and don't want the visibility there, I can delete my updated links on your request.  Just giving you a heads up, if you don't care I'll leave it as is.

Wow, took me a couple minutes to figure out that WYSIWYG editor thing.  Done!


That's cool with me. I just moved the sold stuff to the bottom of the post to clean it up a bit. I'll move them out from the quote to unhide them.

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Re: [FS] Realforce 89S 10thAE modified to ANSI and 45g
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 22 June 2013, 21:55:19 »
Okay cool, thought you might've moved them because you didn't want externals linking here (no idea why you would want that, but wanted to make sure).

Really, seriously, amazingly, ****ing awesome work here yo.

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Re: [FS] Realforce 89S 10thAE modified to ANSI and 45g
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 27 June 2013, 14:05:26 »
Price drop on the 89S. I paid $250 for it, plus $50 in shipping and fees to bring it to the U.S.
I'll sell it for $200 shipped within the U.S.

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Re: [FS] Realforce 89S 10thAE modified to ANSI and 45g (price drop)
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 02 July 2013, 09:53:22 »
bump

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Re: [FS] Realforce 89S 10thAE modified to ANSI and 45g (price drop)
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 06 July 2013, 17:07:37 »
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