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You can always get a blue box if you don't have a port or yours doesn't work. USB is fine though. As long as you aren't hacking the keyboard for an arcade cabinet or something like that 6kro is more than enough.

Hacking into a arcade cabinet? Sounds intriguing...poke.gif I play MAME a lot. More info., please? kungfu.gif

Anyway, I'm think I'm gonna get it. Just wondering...why is it the best keyboard around? Better parts? It it better made than, say, the new Filco Majestouch-2?

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Hacking into a arcade cabinet? Sounds intriguing... I play MAME a lot. More info., please?

Anyway, I'm think I'm gonna get it. Just wondering...why is it the best keyboard around? Better parts? It it better made than, say, the new Filco Majestouch-2?
Yes, thick solid construction. Good, thick plastic, metal plates, and just a generally sturdy design. Only keyboards better made would be a few old IBM boards, and maybe the Realforce.

The actual switches themselves are exactly the same as all other Cherry MX boards pretty much, as they're made by Cherry.
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Yes...I actually looked behind my PC and I can't even find the PS2 port!

So it'll be USB then!

Anyway, back on topic.


When I said that, because of the stress of ordering this (and a new mouse), I forgot I have a new motherboard in a Newegg box right in-front of me. I am building a new PC after all! Losing it...

OK, so I am definitely gonna get it. Two last questions...

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Just thought I'd mention it, but the delay I get on USB with this keyboard is noticable compared to when I use it with the PS/2 adapter. Just saying, but it's not a deal breaker.
From the post ripster put. Is this a fact or just his opinion? I can't really find anything about it. In-fact, some people say the opposite.

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Good luck getting your PS/2 connection to work on many modern motherboards.
Would the PS/2 port work on a ASUS P8P67 Deluxe? It has just one.

I know the majority of people use USB so I wouldn't really be at a disadvantage. I once bent the pins on my old PS/2 keyboard (when I was younger) so I actually really like USB; helpful for opening up your PC a lot. I just would like to know before I place the order.
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Check this thread on the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe PS/2 port and keyboards that require a high power draw (like backlit keyboards).

Don't have confirmation on the Deck Legend so if you try it report back.
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Check this thread on the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe PS/2 port and keyboards that require a high power draw (like backlit keyboards).

Don't have confirmation on the Deck Legend so if you try it report back.
Read it.

**** it, I highly doubt it's gonna work. That Deck looks like it'll be a mother to power-up. And I get a blue cube, that defeats the whole purpose of going PS/2 anyway, as it doesn't just convert, it BECOMES USB, right?

Why the hell would I spend $11 more when I can just get the USB to begin with!

I'll be fine with USB. Thank you for all your help.
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Read it.

**** it, I highly doubt it's gonna work. That Deck looks like it'll be a mother to power-up. And I get a blue cube, that defeats the whole purpose of going PS/2 anyway, as it doesn't just convert, it BECOMES USB, right?

Why the hell would I spend $11 more when I can just get the USB to begin with!

I'll be fine with USB. Thank you for all your help.
Do you relly think that rougly 120 mA which is what a Model M drain could explaiun a PS2 failure ?.

The ripster's problem isn't definitely a power issue, indedd the Keyboard works always in BIOS.

So if you have to choose, PS2/is surely better (I tried my xarmor via PS2 with an half dozen of MB and obviously it worked in any of it)
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Why would PS/2 be better when the OP says he has no need for it's benefits (specifically being able to mash all your fingers on the keyboard instead of 6 keys and 8 modifiers (shift, WIN, CTRL, ALT for both left/right)?
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Do you relly think that rougly 120 mA which is what a Model M drain could explaiun a PS2 failure ?.

The ripster's problem isn't definitely a power issue, indedd the Keyboard works always in BIOS.

So if you have to choose, PS2/is surely better (I tried my xarmor via PS2 with an half dozen of MB and obviously it worked in any of it)
Right, but there is no conformation of the Deck working with the P8P67 Deluxe. I really don't wanna be the guinea pig to test this out. I'd have to pay for shipping back to them and then wait for the money to go back in the bank, all while not using my new PC! Ehhhhh...

I mean, if the PS/2 was simple like USB the choice would be obvious but since I don't believe I need NKRO (I mean I really don't know what I would use it for), I feel like I might be asking for trouble. If the speed was much better than I might take my chances but it seems to be roughly the same.

Maybe the Deck won't have power issues...but other issues could come up. Sounds like fun for little benefit.
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Yeah the novelty of the lighting wears out pretty quickly. My first keyboard was a sidewinder x4 and I think I actually only really used the back lighting once. Its pretty impractical because if your looking down at your keys, in the dark or not, your probably dead in whatever game youre playing anyway.
I use mine in the dark. Not for gaming but for general use where. I find it quite useful.
     
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I use mine in the dark. Not for gaming but for general use where. I find it quite useful.
Exactly. I'm not gonna use this during the day so the lights should last me a good while. I don't always play in the dark, either. The LEDs are supposed to last 22 years! Though, some people have said they died after a year. I'm gonna get a 3 year Squaretrade warranty with ADH so I will have a 4 year guarantee, God forbid. Deck does fix things for $60 + shipping after a year, though.

I didn't want to pay extra for LEDs when I could get the same quality for cheaper (Blackwidow vs Ultimate), but with this I am getting a better keyboard. And it just so happens to have GREEN leds which is what I want. Can't pass it up.

Of course, I might be asking for trouble with the leds breaking but I'll take my chances.

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