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I actually much prefer USB now over PS2 though I used to like PS2. USB is awesome because it is plug and play. So annoying to have to restart with PS2. Then again, I have some weird computer setups and I switch keyboards a lot lately.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Well theoretically if the keyboard has 6KRO, you don't need optimization. I wish they would increase the limit to around 10, as that is much safer, but 6 does seem to work fine 99% of the time.
They can't just increase that limit. Though they can make a USB 3.0 Keyboard interrupt based which would take one knock off what PS/2 has over USB.

And you would still need to optimize things, because the Blackwidow is 6KRO but using both Arrows & WSAD together can cause some blocking.

6KRO does not mean you will not have key blocking or transposition issues.
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However, I don't see why you wouldn't use PS/2 if your board supports it, and you have the PS/2 keyboard port just sitting there on your motherboard... it's not like you might want to plug a ipod into the PS/2 port or something.
I pretty much use the PS/2 port just for my keyboard. Though PS/2 ports are still highly favored in the IT world for KVM Switches.
I think PS/2 Keyboard & Mouse combo ports are the way to go for board makers.

It keeps backwards compatibility, allows you to have 2 extra USB ports, and still the benefits for where PS/2 comes in.

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Originally Posted by Ripster View Post
Too bad the OCN Mechanical Keyboard Guide doesn't say that.
I don't really mind. Yes PS/2 is better. Which is what it says.

Should there be an exert that says something along the lines of:
"While technically PS/2 is better, in most instances you will not need more than what USB offers in 6KRO"
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i haven't see any modern motherboard get rid off the purple PS/2 yet.
so..PS/2 FTW!
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Originally Posted by fssbzz View Post
i haven't see any modern motherboard get rid off the purple PS/2 yet.
so..PS/2 FTW!
ECS, MSI, & Jetway have released boards without PS/2 ports.
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ECS, MSI, & Jetway have released boards without PS/2 ports.
Yup, and my old Intel DP35DP doesn't have PS/2 ports, either.
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post #9296 of 14567
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ECS, MSI, & Jetway have released boards without PS/2 ports.
is it only happen on M-ATX board?
or all their board?

my new ASUS Crosshair IV have it.!
post #9297 of 14567
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They can't just increase that limit. Though they can make a USB 3.0 Keyboard interrupt based which would take one knock off what PS/2 has over USB.

And you would still need to optimize things, because the Blackwidow is 6KRO but using both Arrows & WSAD together can cause some blocking.

6KRO does not mean you will not have key blocking or transposition issues.
6KRO is referring to the minimum, not the maximum. If you have 6KRO, you will not have any blocking issues.

If on your keyboard you can get 24 keys to register at once, but when you press p and ] it won't let you press any more keys, then you only have 2KRO. If at any point the Razer can't press 6 keys, then it does not have 6KRO.

Most keyboards that have 6KRO have a matrix that would be able to do NKRO if they were a ps/2 board.
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Originally Posted by fssbzz View Post
is it only happen on M-ATX board?
or all their board?

my new ASUS Crosshair IV have it.!
ATX and mATX.

Though ECS's recent high end board: ECS P55h-AK, came with a PS/2 KBM Combo port.

It just depends on the board.
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I'm in the process of deciding between the Das Model S brown and the Filco Majestouch brown. I'm really leaning towards the Majestouch, but it says it's on backorder with a date of Nov 10. I hope their ETA dates are reliable, because I don't want to wait too long.
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I just don't like the Das' reflective surface that leave finger prints so easily. I would wait for a filco.
    
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