Originally Posted by Maikeroppi
You could try getting a Street Fighter IV SE; it starts at $80, but you can get open box ones on Amazon for $60. Fair warning; this stick is of much, much lower quality than the TE. The bright side, though, is the SE stick uses quick disconnects internally, just like the TE. This means you can get Japanese arcade parts from LizardLick
for $50 shipped, and replace all the buttons and stick using only a screwdriver.
This is what I keep hoping to do, although I want to find an SE a little cheaper since I'm going to rip most of the parts out of it. ^_^
i really like this solution and did it for a friend (we put a seimitsu stick). Its a portable 100% arcade-parts stick for around 120. Easy mod and feels very solid