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post #13261 of 14566
Thanks for the thread, lotta good info

Just one question if you guys don't mind...

I'm looking at the DECK 88 ICE - for gaming, does this support full NKRO over USB or PS2? says you have to mod it for PS2, but if I can just stick w/USB that would be much nicer


Anyone able to link me to the mod required for ps2 to work, if NKRO is not over usb?
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Originally Posted by dealwithit002 View Post

Thanks for the thread, lotta good info
Just one question if you guys don't mind...
I'm looking at the DECK 88 ICE - for gaming, does this support full NKRO over USB or PS2? says you have to mod it for PS2, but if I can just stick w/USB that would be much nicer
Anyone able to link me to the mod required for ps2 to work, if NKRO is not over usb?

NKRO over for Decks is PS/2 only, 6 key over USB. I don't think you can convert the tenkeyless Deck keyboards, as far as I can tell that is only possible on the legends, which have PS/2 as an option at purchase.

From the user manual for the legend, here is how to do the mod though:
Quote:
Interface conversion:
The keyboard  interface can be changed from PS/2 to USB and vice‐versa.  Converting the keyboard from USB to PS/2
is not recommended unless you are competent at de‐soldering electronic components.  Please read all instructions
before beginning.
In either case, the keyboard must be disassembled by removing the screws from the bottom side of the enclosure
using the appropriate sized Phillips head screwdriver.  After removing the screws, turn the keyboard upright and
carefully separate the top half from the bottom half.  Note the routing of the data cord for strain relief purposes so
that it can be routed the same way when the keyboard is reassembled.  Also, note the location of the “W3” located
on the printed circuit board above and between the “F4” and “F5” keys.
If converting from PS/2 to USB, unplug the USB end of the data cord from the Type A USB receptacle located at “J2”
and plug the PS/2 end into the 6 pin mini‐DIN female receptacle at “J1”’ which is located above and  between the
“F12” and “PrtSc” keys.  Then clip‐out and discard the 10K Ohm resistor at “W3”.  Reverse the steps to reassemble the
keyboard and follow the USB installation instructions.
If converting from USB to PS/2, unplug and remove the PS/2  end of the data cord from “J1” and plug the USB end of
the data cord into the Type A receptacle which is located at “J2”.  If the product uses through‐hole parts, use a
soldering iron and solder removal tool to remove the lead clippings from “W3”.  Then solder a through‐hole, 10K,
1/4W, 5% resistor at “W3”.  If the product uses surface mount parts, use a soldering iron and solder a surface mount,
10K, 1/8W, 5%, package size 0805 resistor at “W3”.  Reverse the steps to reassemble the keyboard and follow the
PS/2 installation instructions.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

NKRO over for Decks is PS/2 only, 6 key over USB. I don't think you can convert the tenkeyless Deck keyboards, as far as I can tell that is only possible on the legends, which have PS/2 as an option at purchase.
From the user manual for the legend, here is how to do the mod though:

Might I suggest updating the OP with this info for the DECK82?

I'm looking for a 10keyless mechanical keyboard with NKRO and a backlight

I think I'm going to be settling for another keyboard that should be added to the list

http://www.fentek-ind.com/mechanical-gaming-keyboard.htm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dealwithit002 View Post

Might I suggest updating the OP with this info for the DECK82?
I'm looking for a 10keyless mechanical keyboard with NKRO and a backlight
I think I'm going to be settling for another keyboard that should be added to the list
http://www.fentek-ind.com/mechanical-gaming-keyboard.htm

thats a nice looking keyboard, far from settling IMO
post #13265 of 14566
yes it is like many keyboards. Like the QPAD MK-85.........
post #13266 of 14566
Quite a while ago, I asked about how Topre keyboards compared to Cherry MXes or my personal favourites, and I got an excellent comparison by Ripster in terms of shoes.
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Model M is for serious work. Cherry MX is for springy fun. Topre is for a comfortable but boring experience.
IBM
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Cherry Blues
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Topres
hush-puppies-shoes.jpg

What I am now interested in is what shoe wold best typify the Razer BlackWidow experience, and what keyboard would typify this shoe?

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I see what you did there smile.gif

But I got to somewhat disagree. The bells and whistles on the Razor remind me of:
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I see what you did there smile.gif
But I got to somewhat disagree. The bells and whistles on the Razor remind me of:
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I didn't mean to imply that the Razer experience was like my ultra-fancy shoes. I agree they are more like clown shoes. What keyboard DOES offer an experience like opera pumps?
post #13269 of 14566
Also (sorry for my double posting, if it's against forum rules) what are your thoughts on the pack-in Apple keyboard (laptop-style) versus the Unicomp SpaceSaver M? Does anybody like the Apple keyboard better than the Unicomp?
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

I'd be surprised if a store sold keycap pullers. It was almost impossible to even get a mech keyboard in store until Razer came out with them.
However, it's fairly easy to just get some stiff wire, pliers, and bend yourself one. Just look at the pic and I'm sure you can figure something out.:
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You can find them here: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keyboard-accessories-2.html

 

wirekeypuller1.jpgkeycappuller.jpg

 

Also if you have a noisy keyboard; get these dampenerr: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keyboard-accessories-2/cherry-mx-rubber-switch-dampeners.html

 
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