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I've been fascinated by modding keyboards so I decided to take on this new venture with my Cooler Master Quickfire Stealth with Brown MX Cherry Switches. I love this keyboard with its ninja-tastic Filco like side printed keys when it first came out. This will be my very own keyboard mod thread as I change and repair a few things (B-A-C-K-S-P-A-C-E Key of death) biggrin.gif.

The first thing I wanted to do was wrap the case with 3M Di-Noc carbon Fiber Vinyl, change out the key caps to some black on black (I like that look now), add the red back-plate only available with the Red MX Cherry Switches, and re-solder the backspace switch.

Here are a few pictures of my adventures:

Picked up an extra cover for the operation



All sized up and ready to get laid biggrin.gif



Notice I cut each hole in a diagonal... I prefer to wrap the sides instead of cutting it straight from the key holes like most of the wraps i've seen to give it a full look



Main keys DONE!



Arrow Keys and Navigation's CHECK!



She's commin' along Captn!



Void Warranty Sticker.... uuhhhh yea whatever! Long gone anyways biggrin.gif



I actually like the keyboard like this without the top. Any way I can get a cover for the PCB?



There she goeS along with my #beastMODE!



Stay tuned for next weeks EPISODE...
Edited by hyp36rmax - 10/6/14 at 2:12am
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Looks good... I had done the same when I had my quickfire.

If you want to run it without the cover, make a cover for the PCB out of a piece of acrylic or something and then cover that with CF vinyl
    
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Looks good... I had done the same when I had my quickfire.

If you want to run it without the cover, make a cover for the PCB out of a piece of acrylic or something and then cover that with CF vinyl

 

Thanks! That's an awesome idea!  I like the look without the top cover also.

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Update! Changed the OEM CM key set to an Originate Carbon Black ABS DoubleShot set.   Now I like this stealth version better :D

 

 

 

 

 

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