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Need opinions.. Need a mechanical board with at least 1 USB 2.0 on it. These are the two i'm looking at.

Thanks.
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The first question you need to ask yourself is: blue or brown?
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The first question you need to ask yourself is: blue or brown?
Never used a mechnical keyboard, so I don't know. I'm being told brown is better for gaming.
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I would take the u9Bl-s cause it can do full key nkro and I have no use for macros.
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post #5 of 17
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I would take the u9Bl-s cause it can do full key nkro and I have no use for macros.
Can it do full key NKRO via USB?
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post #6 of 17
u9bl-s does 6kro over usb, but thats enough IMO
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u9bl-s does 6kro over usb, but thats enough IMO
Yeah, I just tested my G19 and it's 6kro.. Never had issues.

Gonna go with the Xarmor U9BL-S. Thanks.
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post #8 of 17
I personally use the Razer. While the browns are quiet by comparison I prefer the click as I type quite a bit as well as game. The clicking of the blues doesn't bother me at all.

As for the NKRO all usb keyboards are limited to about 6 keys. The PS2 is required for full NKRO.

More than anything the deciding factor should be click/no click AND the font. The razer uses a font that takes some getting used too but I like it.
post #9 of 17
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So I can't find this answer anywhere.. Is it true you have to use 2 USB cables for the XArmor? One for the USB Hub/Backlit and another for the actual keyboard?

This won't work for me. My keyboard is pretty far from my tower (Hence why I need atleast 1 USB on the keyboard for the mouse). Having to use 2 USB for the actual keyboard wouldn't work for me...

What to do...
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post #10 of 17
The Das Keyboard has two USB plugs - one for the keyboard proper, and the other for the hub. They tried hooking the keyboard up to the hub internally, but this caused power draw related issues that rendered many older models unusable.

Not sure if the same applies to the Xarmor.
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