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Blackwidow KRO ? PS/2 Adaptator ?

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Hello folks !

I'm finally stepping outside of the good old laptop world, and I feel mostly awesome about it (yay games running smoothly for a relatively cheap rig !=.

However, I have to buy a keyboard, and I've heard a lot of good things about mech keyboards.

So I looked at "cheap" mechs and there's only two available here : BlackWidow and 6Gv2. 6Gv2 replaces the left windows button by a non-remappable media button which I don't feel comfortable with.

So I'm left looking at the black widow (a pity there's no cherry red switches keyboards available in AZERTY) and see that it has a relatively bad KRO(3KRO with a gaming matrix apparently)

So I'd like two things explained : What exactly is a gaming matrix ? Would 3KRO be limiting anything with said matrix ? And, would a greater KRO number be enabled if I used an USB-to-PS2 adaptator ?

Edit : My usage is gonna be 40/60 simple tasks (mostly typing) and gaming (mostly RTS, MMOs. FPS once in a while if friends are on it). I originally wanted to get cherry brown but the only available one is 40€ more, would blues do it just fine ? Should I just get a rubber dome keyboard like the sidewinder X4 ?
Edited by Khal - 6/12/11 at 7:45am
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no you get nothing nkro higher if you use the usb/ps2 adaptor
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3kro means that in certain combinations of simultaneous key presses the third key won't go through. Gaming optimized means that they tried to prevent that from happening in the cluster of keys around WASD. (The biggest issue I've seen was a guy who used ZXC for emu's had issues since you can't press those 3 at once.) Unless you type insanely fast or want to face smash your keyboard; you won't notice it.

I do own the standard BW and like it greatly. I have not once ran into an issue with the 3KRO in over 100 hours of gaming. There was a surge of complaints about the BW space/alt key sticking - I believe they were the minority of buyers. If you do get one though you can RMA it np. The paint on the keys WILL wear off fast though - not the black rubberized key coating, the white paint that covers the laser etched ABCD labels. It just makes them look duller. (The D's paint is worn on mine in a month or so)

Now, what did sell me on the BW was the drivers and 5 extra macro keys. The Razer software allows simplistic scripting and the ability to reassign any key to any button on the keyboard.
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