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post #11 of 28
USB ports are pretty cheap and plentiful these days. Plus modern PS/2 ports don't work half the time with keyboards that have a decent power draw.

But the OCN Mechanical Keyboard Guide disagrees with this.
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post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ricemagical View Post
I like USB because I go to LANs pretty frequently and the staff there are pretty anal about using usb keyboards so that their motherboards dont short out.


What? Oh you mean you have to shut down the PC then plug in PS/2 then start it back up? Same for unplug? Well...less than a minute of time is too much trouble? I will agree though, USB is more convenient. I use PS/2 though.

I have a couple reasons

1) my bios sometimes doesn't like USB keyboards and won't register until windows loads up. No clue why.
2) I have too many USB stuffs as it is.

I doubt you'd notice the NKRO deal tbh...and a lot of newer motherboards lack PS/2 ports at all.
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post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by ripster View Post
USB ports are pretty cheap and plentiful these days. Plus modern PS/2 ports don't work half the time with keyboards that have a decent power draw.

But the OCN Mechanical Keyboard Guide disagrees with this.
This


USB > PS/2. I say this is because the mobos these days seem to be lacking in the PS/2 department, at least for Model Ms. I also like the fact that all my mobos will basically never run out of USB ports
post #14 of 28
I can confirm that the Filcos work through PS/2 on the P8P67 Deluxe. At least for me.
post #15 of 28
If your motherboard has a PS/2 port like the others have said free up a USB, if not your not losing anything of importance using USB.
post #16 of 28
PS/2, think it has a lot less latency compared to USB.
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PS/2, think it has a lot less latency compared to USB.
Why do you think that? When typing on a USB connected keyboard have you ever seen lag between typing something and it appearing on your screen that couldn't be attributed to something else?
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^

I agree. I was looking for this and have never noticed no lag when I type. If anything you may notice it in first person shooters...
post #19 of 28
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I doubt you'd notice the NKRO deal tbh...and a lot of newer motherboards lack PS/2 ports at all.
youll only notice NKRO if you have fists of ham and punch the keyboard to move your player around, but knowing half the people i see in servers these days
    
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Free up a USB port and use PS/2 if you can is my vote...OTOH I have lots of devices.
this. but i still use ps/2
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