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Has anyone heard of the steelseries 7G being discontinued? They aren't in stock anywhere and from what I've read it has been that way for a while now.

Newegg also shows it as deactivated which means it is out of stock and may not be restocked.

I finally settled on this particular mechanical keyboard and am really disappointed that I can't find it anywhere. I know the 6gv2 is very similar but I really wanted the audio jacks plus ps/2 connection.
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post #2 of 24
They do still have it at Buy and Amazon though.
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post #3 of 24
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I did see it on amazon but its more expensive than even the steelseries website. Buy.com seems to be the right price but when it was in stock other places it was going for $120.

I also just noticed that it doesn't appear on the page for software downloads and neither does the 6gv2.
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post #4 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBEAU;11784736 
I did see it on amazon but its more expensive than even the steelseries website. Buy.com seems to be the right price but when it was in stock other places it was going for $120.

I also just noticed that it doesn't appear on the page for software downloads and neither does the 6gv2.

Why would it appear on a software download page? confused.gif
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post #5 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Izvire;11784749 
Why would it appear on a software download page? confused.gif

Yeah, it shouldn't appear unless there is software for these boards.
post #6 of 24
Cheapest Steelseries 7G I could find. Really skeptical about the site.
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post #7 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Khaotik55;11784790 
Yeah, it shouldn't appear unless there is software for these boards.

Yeah, there isn't.
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post #8 of 24
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Izvire;11784749 
Why would it appear on a software download page? confused.gif

Well all the mice have software and various other boards. I figured it may require software because of the function keys or something. My mistake.
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post #9 of 24
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And now Buy.com is sold out...

I really wanted a nice mechanical gaming keyboard with a native ps/2 plug but the Xarmor is getting mixed reviews because of the key shapes and space bar brace and the SS7g is sold out.. Do I have any other options?

Or can you convince me that ps/2 isn't THAT important?

I'd like to stay away from cherry blues if possible fearing the clacky clack. Browns seem to be ideal. Maybe I'll wait for the xarmor with browns. Filco seemed like the best bet but they're gone. Razer only has blues. I think DAS only uses USB. I'm lost...
Edited by DBEAU - 12/27/10 at 10:01am
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post #10 of 24
i have a 6Gv2....unless you mash on al lthe keys at once, youll never have a problem with usb
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