1st thing I want to know is whether the Hrarp and TE sticks have metal case or plastic case. if the casing is metal, the threading for the screws shouldn’t wear out easily, right? I know the plate where the buttons sit on is usually metal for arcade sticks, but I don’t know about the case because I only had budget sticks so far.
right now I have the most basic hori fighting stick v3.
if I buy a hori rarp it will cost me 150 bucks
but if I mod my budget v3 with sanwa parts, it will only cost me less than 75 dollars. my problem with the 2nd option is that the casing is plastic, the threadding for the screws seem to get easily worn out if I unscrew it too many times.
are the case for the budget sticks good enough or not? do the TE and HRAR stick casing really make that much difference other than weight? are there other issues I should worry about with the case?