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post #11 of 14
A lot of point-of-sale Cherry G80's have MX blacks and can be had for cheap on Ebay (<$60 easily). However, you have to deal with weird layouts and likely a lot of wear and tear (since most have been used in a retail environment), along with dirt and grime. Most are also PS/2, though there are a number of USB ones. Just type in Cherry G80 and you'll find some results.

When you find a G80 on Ebay make sure to look up the model number on a site like Geekhack to see what switches it has (black is most common, but there's a lot of point of sale boards with browns or clears. Blues are nonexistant on POS boards) Avoid boards that aren't G80s (G81s are supposedly horrible linear mechanicals with MY membrane swithces, G83's are rubber domes, G84s are low profile mechanicals, etc.)
Edited by B757 - 10/12/11 at 7:39pm
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Tbag;15284878 
Even tho one windows key is replaced there is still the one the right side on the steelseries.

Yea, the g6v2 still has a windows key on the right side. I picked one up for $60 USD shipped directly from steelseries, not sure it they ship international, but I think they should...
post #13 of 14
EDIT: Just remembered you don't live in the US...so the first keyboard is a no-go and shipping on the second one probably isn't accurate.

G80-11900LPMUS...MX Black switches, white case, white lasered keys and only $52.45 shipped on ebay. The keys should be PBT like my LTMUS, which love the dye.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cherry-G80-11900LPMUS-0-POS-TOUCHBOARD-Keyboard-Wired-/180706030703?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item2a12eb346f#ht_4749wt_1163

495157447_o.jpg

Or G80-11900HRMUS...MX Black switches, black case, black doubleshot keys (POM?) and $65 shipped on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/REFURBISHED-Cherry-G80-11900HRMUS-2-Black-PS-2-/290453770768?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a064d210#ht_1314wt_1163

GarageSale_1278976207_1402.jpg

I use one of these at work everyday, except I have converted mine to MX Clear switches and dyed the hell out of it.

attachment.php?attachmentid=233768&stc=1&d=1318600039
Edited by turbocharged - 10/14/11 at 7:26am
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post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by turbocharged;15305138 
EDIT: Just remembered you don't live in the US...so the first keyboard is a no-go and shipping on the second one probably isn't accurate.

G80-11900LPMUS...MX Black switches, white case, white lasered keys and only $52.45 shipped on ebay. The keys should be PBT like my LTMUS, which love the dye.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cherry-G80-11900LPMUS-0-POS-TOUCHBOARD-Keyboard-Wired-/180706030703?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item2a12eb346f#ht_4749wt_1163

495157447_o.jpg

Or G80-11900HRMUS...MX Black switches, black case, black doubleshot keys (POM?) and $65 shipped on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/REFURBISHED-Cherry-G80-11900HRMUS-2-Black-PS-2-/290453770768?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a064d210#ht_1314wt_1163

GarageSale_1278976207_1402.jpg

I use one of these at work everyday, except I have converted mine to MX Clear switches and dyed the hell out of it.

attachment.php?attachmentid=233768&stc=1&d=1318600039

Holy cow that's a nice job! Any high res shots of it? Nevermind, I'm stupid.

The blood red color would distract me though lol.
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