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any word on the new batch of ocn ducky's?
I am waiting for them so I can pull the trigger.
They shipped out at the end of June; but until they hit customs I can't really give any good ETA's on it.

Right now all of the boards available are still solid products and if you do run into any issues, just shoot me a PM and I'll take care of you.

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Originally Posted by JedimindhaX View Post
Hmm, ok. So not the zibal 60 then. Moving on hmm
It'll be awhile, but we'll be offering a backlit version of our Ducky keyboards hopefully before the holiday season in Winter.

Other than that; my suggestion would be the XArmor U9BL-S with brown switches. It's not that different than normal boards, but nice for most users and fits into your needs well.
The Moinix board is the same though, made by iOne (XArmor's parent company) and is just green instead of blue in the backlighting.
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Originally Posted by JedimindhaX View Post
Hey,

I currently own a G15, but as im currently trying to build an ideal gaming setup, im thinking about getting another keyboard. A better keyboard. First off: the g15 has sculpted keys, right? Kinda non-glossyish keys or smt; are keys on most keyboards like the ones on the g15?

Well, regardless, what im looking for is this:

-backlit
-nkro
-maximum price $150. Ideally no more than a 100. I feel kinda silly already spending this much on a keyboard, but i figured since im saving on the cost of a new 120hz monitor by getting a crt, and seeing as i want my setup to be perfect, i figured i should get a proper mechanical one ^^

Anyone got any recommendations?
6KRO is enough for most gamers. That means you would need to be using 6 out of your 10 fingers pressing down a key before the next keystroke would be ignored. I hope that doesn't sound mean, but I just wanted to make sure you knew what NKRO was. I honestly have no idea what game needs more than 6 keys pressed at once.
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6KRO is enough for most gamers. That means you would need to be using 6 out of your 10 fingers pressing down a key before the next keystroke would be ignored. I hope that doesn't sound mean, but I just wanted to make sure you knew what NKRO was. I honestly have no idea what game needs more than 6 keys pressed at once.
I need it occasionally in a game that uses both hands on the keyboard. If you only have one hand on the keyboard, you only have 5 fingers to press keys, so it would be hard to run into trouble with USB.
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As far as I know. All the ones listed on the Cherry website (Brown and Blue) have NKRO (or 6+4 for USB models) listed.
What does 6+4 mean? Also, if I take the USB version and connect in to PS/2, will i have NKRO?
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What does 6+4 mean? Also, if I take the USB version and connect in to PS/2, will i have NKRO?
As Ripster pointed out, not all of them have NKRO. Some are using the IBM Model M matrix which is only 2KRO but it can game pretty well.

If it is NKRO then on USB you can hit 6 normal keys and 4 modifiers (that's what 6+4 means.)

Shift, Alt, CTRL, etc are modifiers.

Letters & numbers are "normal" keys (same with Tab, Caps, Enter, & Backspace.)
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All of who? G80s? I'm buying it new, still could come with Model M matrix?
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Well, the G80-3000 boards. Reviews on Geekhack show that the 3 tested are just 2KRO.

I'd suggest looking for another board unless the seller can confirm NKRO.
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I have only 3 options - Razer BlackWidow, SS 6gv2 and Cherry G80-3000 Brown. I prefer the browns because they are less noisy from what I've heard. The problem is 2KRO, will this hurt me in terms of games? It means I'll be able to push only 2 keys simultaneously right(including ctrl alt etc)? I think that could be a problem
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I have only 3 options - Razer BlackWidow, SS 6gv2 and Cherry G80-3000 Brown. I prefer the browns because they are less noisy from what I've heard. The problem is 2KRO, will this hurt me in terms of games? It means I'll be able to push only 2 keys simultaneously right(including ctrl alt etc)? I think that could be a problem
What about the Overclock.net boards? They're fairly inexpensive.

2KRO just means that is the minimum number of combinations that you can click. That means that pressing the keys 'QWRT' at the same time could be possible (which would make it a 4KRO board, but "QAZ" might not be.

I can't mention a board where Ctrl+Alt+Delete does not work. Even though many average boards are 2KRO.
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My Logitech Wave can't do QWRT, but can QAZ
I guess DK 9008-G2 could be ok, 110 is fine with me, but then I have to pay shipping which will be at least 15$, then taxes at customs... which will make it quite expensive

Is Logitech Wave a regular 2KRO keyboard (no gaming optimization)? If it is - then I'm fine with 2KRO, and if Cherry G80-3000 is the same as my Wave I'll buy it.
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