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Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« on: Tue, 18 July 2017, 17:46:51 »
Looking for a new fight stick to be used with PC and PS3 games. Budget is <$200

Taking recommendations, was looking at the Quanba4 but I dunno  :-X

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 18 July 2017, 18:14:57 »
if it's got sanwa parts,  it's pretty much all the same stuff..  just comes down to looks..


pick one that you like the look of..   if it has sanwa, done,  if it doesn't , buy some sanwa buttons and sanwa stick and solder it in.



All that removable/ moddable is gimmicky,   just like moddable switch plates,  you do it maybe once, and never touch it again.

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 18 July 2017, 18:25:23 »
I'd say this is the best. They're very popular and also very moddable. They have 2 versions, sanwa and Korean.  I think it's the only stick that's compatible with both sanwa and Korean parts.  It has a full metal case as well.
http://www.etokki.com/Omni-Sanwa-Edition
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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 18 July 2017, 18:27:56 »
EDIT: nvm, went dyslexic and misread the thread title  :-[
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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 18 July 2017, 20:02:03 »
So Sanwa > Hori is the general consensus?

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 18 July 2017, 20:55:29 »
So Sanwa > Hori is the general consensus?

hori makes sticks using sanwa parts.


I don't think hori make any sticks without sanwa anymore,  they used to , i have an hrap original which i had to put in sanwa myself.

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 18 July 2017, 21:26:23 »
So Sanwa > Hori is the general consensus?

For the most part, yes. Hori uses Sanwa buttons, but they moved on to using their own stick. The Hori stick (Hyabusa) has an issue with wobbling though. Sanwa is pretty much the standard. Most tournaments are won with Sanwa parts. Fairly recently though Korean sticks have emerged and started winning. I have always preferred Sanwa parts. HAPP stuff to me feels cheap and wears out over time. It's funny you brought this up, the last week or so I was considering getting a new stick too. I will be going with the Etokki Omni in the Korean version, because I'm curious.

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 18 July 2017, 21:44:29 »
EVOs got me hyped  :eek:

Tekken 7 is out and amazing, DBZ Fighters is upcoming, MVC Infinite is in the wings - It feels like a good time.

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 18 July 2017, 23:23:35 »
EVOs got me hyped  :eek:

Tekken 7 is out and amazing, DBZ Fighters is upcoming, MVC Infinite is in the wings - It feels like a good time.

man,  there was this super cute female in the audience once.. 



I can't get into tekken..   


For example, you have games like CHESS, many many possible moves..   but it's playable because the rules don't change..

Fighting games change up the rules with every new iteration or patch..    just throwing alot of your practice hours away.

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 19 July 2017, 11:47:51 »
hmmm Pretty sure I'm gonna go w/ a fanta stick as I like the shape way more than ball-top

seems better for 2D fighters

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 19 July 2017, 11:59:09 »
hmmm Pretty sure I'm gonna go w/ a fanta stick as I like the shape way more than ball-top

seems better for 2D fighters

You can get bat tops for other sticks. Just know that the Fanta stick works a little different than the others on the market. The Fanta stick doesnt have a traditional gate like the others. The "gate" is internal. It also doesnt use a spring, it uses a rubber gasket. Its best used without touching the gate. They call it hair trigger, so its meant to play just past deadzone. Personally thats how I play so i'm looking forward to it lol.
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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 19 July 2017, 12:21:21 »
Oh I see, so it operates more like a flight throttle than a fight stick? Maybe it'd be wise to pick one up to just test, $30 is't too bad of an investment.
ty for the info

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 19 July 2017, 12:43:51 »
I love fight sticks yet do not own one. Really wanted to build my own but it ain't cheap. Looking forward to seeing what ya get
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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 19 July 2017, 12:44:25 »
Get a B15 SDM.

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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 19 July 2017, 12:45:44 »
Get a B15 SDM.

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 19 July 2017, 12:48:54 »
panthera/hrap for sf/anime. etokki fanta **** for tekken
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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 23 July 2017, 00:01:47 »
Welp, got mostly everything I wanted ordered. Should take almost a month for everything to arrive - will post more when the time comes.

Went with the Omni Sanwa Edition after doing some research. Probably could've gone w/ a Quanba and saved $50 but whatever, I can mod to Fanta if need be w/ the Omni.
Sanwa wooden bat-top w/ a 2lb spring
8-way gate
and some pretty gold Sanwa buttons w/ silencers (now to wait for Sanwa to make 'em in 24mm as well)

Very excited, my first fightstick!
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« Reply #17 on: Sun, 23 July 2017, 00:40:52 »
Welp, got mostly everything I wanted ordered. Should take almost a month for everything to arrive - will post more when the time comes.

Went with the Omni Sanwa Edition after doing some research. Probably could've gone w/ a Quanba and saved $50 but whatever, I can mod to Fanta if need be w/ the Omni.
Sanwa wooden bat-top w/ a 2lb spring
8-way gate
and some pretty gold Sanwa buttons w/ silencers (now to wait for Sanwa to make 'em in 24mm as well)

Very excited, my first fightstick!
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Great choice, and nice first stick man! I blew my new stick budget on a a Ribbit haha. I just got notification that these just came back in stock. They seem to sell out pretty quick so I'll probably pick them up and throw them in my modded Chun-Li stick. Let me know how you like that stick, its supposed to be awesome!

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 24 July 2017, 12:08:31 »
Welp, got mostly everything I wanted ordered. Should take almost a month for everything to arrive - will post more when the time comes.

Went with the Omni Sanwa Edition after doing some research. Probably could've gone w/ a Quanba and saved $50 but whatever, I can mod to Fanta if need be w/ the Omni.
Sanwa wooden bat-top w/ a 2lb spring
8-way gate
and some pretty gold Sanwa buttons w/ silencers (now to wait for Sanwa to make 'em in 24mm as well)

Very excited, my first fightstick!
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Great choice, and nice first stick man! I blew my new stick budget on a a Ribbit haha. I just got notification that these just came back in stock. They seem to sell out pretty quick so I'll probably pick them up and throw them in my modded Chun-Li stick. Let me know how you like that stick, its supposed to be awesome!

i'm not convinced mx is the right choice for fight stick,  because the stem is not round,  which means applying pressure to different areas of the button top will result in slightly different actuation timing.

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 24 July 2017, 12:12:33 »
Welp, got mostly everything I wanted ordered. Should take almost a month for everything to arrive - will post more when the time comes.

Went with the Omni Sanwa Edition after doing some research. Probably could've gone w/ a Quanba and saved $50 but whatever, I can mod to Fanta if need be w/ the Omni.
Sanwa wooden bat-top w/ a 2lb spring
8-way gate
and some pretty gold Sanwa buttons w/ silencers (now to wait for Sanwa to make 'em in 24mm as well)

Very excited, my first fightstick!
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Great choice, and nice first stick man! I blew my new stick budget on a a Ribbit haha. I just got notification that these just came back in stock. They seem to sell out pretty quick so I'll probably pick them up and throw them in my modded Chun-Li stick. Let me know how you like that stick, its supposed to be awesome!

i'm not convinced mx is the right choice for fight stick,  because the stem is not round,  which means applying pressure to different areas of the button top will result in slightly different actuation timing.

I'm intrigued to see how it will feel, but I'll stick to Sanwa for now. Always a safe bet.

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 25 July 2017, 09:20:11 »
I use an old Hori Fight Stick 2 and a Soul Calibur 2 stick. I don't really play fighters it's more retro games. Think I played approx 20 for both of them new.

I used have a Namco stick which I loved weight and feel of but it went rusty sadly. Didn't think my room was that damp.
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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 31 July 2017, 16:27:07 »
It's here!


gonna get to modding immediately


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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 31 July 2017, 17:34:08 »
It's here!
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This is the easy part..

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 18 August 2017, 11:47:41 »
200 wtf.
what about a broken neo geo controller and an arduino?
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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 18 August 2017, 11:49:08 »
broken neo geo controller and an arduino?

classy

Pick one.

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 28 October 2017, 21:29:35 »
Added a short-throw actuator - 8-way gate - 2lb spring - detachable stick - cleaned and lubed w/ high friction silicon grease - new wiring harness and cabling inside - some pretty gold buttons and feet - EVO '15 exclusive Sanwa Denshi wooden battop .... wound up costing much more than $200 in the end  :))




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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 28 October 2017, 21:44:15 »
Looks great...my Panthera has been collecting dust

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« Reply #27 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 12:31:18 »
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« Reply #28 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 12:32:42 »
I'm actually surprised there aren't more fightstick people on GH considering we're into mechanical switches and video games.. fun stuff

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Re: Best USB fight stick for under $200?
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 12:34:41 »
So Sanwa > Hori is the general consensus?

Yes, the old Hori was good until they sold to TP's people in Chiner.

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« Reply #30 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 13:16:42 »
So Sanwa > Hori is the general consensus?

Yes, the old Hori was good until they sold to TP's people in Chiner.

sanwa is made by Tp's people too..

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« Reply #31 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 13:18:58 »
So Sanwa > Hori is the general consensus?

Yes, the old Hori was good until they sold to TP's people in Chiner.

sanwa is made by Tp's people too..

Japanese?? It's starting to make sense now (Ramen, etc.)

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« Reply #32 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 14:52:07 »

Japanese?? It's starting to make sense now (Ramen, etc.)

Nawh.. Tp born wit gold stickerz all over every component.




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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 15:11:05 »
We need a post your fightstick thread, ala SRK--I had a custom made years ago that I still use to this day. (Original Sanwa Flash optical  :p) Im thinking of throwing in a brooks pcb soon.  :thumb:
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« Reply #34 on: Sat, 11 November 2017, 10:09:13 »
Bought the 2017 seimitsu ls-32 for my panthera and some colored (racist) plungers...I'll get some pic's up soon once the parts come in.

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« Reply #35 on: Sat, 11 November 2017, 16:08:22 »
Bought the 2017 seimitsu ls-32 for my panthera and some colored (racist) plungers...I'll get some pic's up soon once the parts come in.

nice dude, looking forward to pics

we really should start a post your fightstick thread

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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 13 November 2017, 18:02:57 »
Added a short-throw actuator - 8-way gate - 2lb spring - detachable stick - cleaned and lubed w/ high friction silicon grease - new wiring harness and cabling inside - some pretty gold buttons and feet - EVO '15 exclusive Sanwa Denshi wooden battop .... wound up costing much more than $200 in the end  :))

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