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I going to start with the old Starcade Intro from The Other Forum:

 

Welcome to the world of arcade sticks!

 

Many fighting game fans, both casual and competitive, decide at some point to ditch the pad for an arcade stick. At one time, the options for American consumers were very limited, but following the release of Street Fighter 4 and subsequent revitalization of the fighting game scene, many new products are available on the market.

 

Why use a stick in the first place?

 

Simply put, most fighting game fans find them to be the superior control method. The stick itself is generally considered to be more precise and fluid than a d-pad. Having access to six (or eight) buttons on the control panel is also extremely useful for many advanced techniques in a variety of games. Some of the older, grizzled veterans also prefer them as they grew up playing on arcade parts. The "authentic feel" is very important to them.

 

That being said, when most people first change to a stick from a pad, they find their execution suffers in the short-term. This is totally normal! It takes most people a few weeks of practice to get used to playing on a stick. Spend some time in training mode before considering going back to pad, or altering your stick in some manner. You will adjust.

 

What is the best stick?

 

The truth is there is no best stick. The answer is subjective. The important thing is understand the differences, so you can make good decisions for yourself.

 

What is the difference between Japanese and American parts?

 

In short, Japanese parts tend to be more sensitive and responsive. American parts typically require more effort to move and engage button commands. People generally view Japanese parts to be of higher build quality. That doesn't mean they are necessarily better. Most of the top Japanese and American players use Japanese arcade parts.

 

On top of that, these days pretty much all of the commercially available off-the-shelf arcade sticks use Japanese arcade hardware, so they are easier to find.

 

What is the difference between Sanwa, Seimitsu, and other manufacturers?

 

Sanwa and Seimitsu are the two largest producers of Japanese arcade hardware. Which should you get? Ideally, try both out and decide which you prefer. If that isn't an option for you, just get a stick with Sanwa parts.

 

As far as American parts go, ironically the best American parts currently come from a European company, iL.

 

Post your questions here and we'll do our best to help you find an answer!

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DISCLAIMER

 

Please remember that It is the end user's responsibility to see to and to carry out proper implementation of their own repairs and modifications. Ultimately the end users hold responsibility for how they implement their own repairs.

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On 1/25/2018 at 4:14 PM, kikimaru024 said:

Should I buy a PS1 stick I have 0 intention of using, simply because it's probably rare?

 

Yes.  The answer is always yes.

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On 1/25/2018 at 4:14 PM, kikimaru024 said:

Should I buy a PS1 stick I have 0 intention of using, simply because it's probably rare?

 

If not you can give me the PS1 stick

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Actual Question:

A friend of mine wants to build a home-trading PC

 

Should I charge him for speccing it out for him, or just for the build itself?

Obviously he's not rich but I don't want him to think he can take advantage of me for tech support etc.

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On 1/29/2018 at 12:02 PM, kikimaru024 said:

Actual Question:

A friend of mine wants to build a home-trading PC

 

Should I charge him for speccing it out for him, or just for the build itself?

Obviously he's not rich but I don't want him to think he can take advantage of me for tech support etc.

 

For picking out parts? I don't think so. It's a one-time thing and I'm sure he can't do it by himself otherwise.

 

If you find yourself going to his house for tech support every weekend then maybe you should start charging him for that...but just picking parts? I'd do that for free.

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On 1/29/2018 at 12:02 PM, kikimaru024 said:

Actual Question:

A friend of mine wants to build a home-trading PC

 

Should I charge him for speccing it out for him, or just for the build itself?

Obviously he's not rich but I don't want him to think he can take advantage of me for tech support etc.

 

I would show him PC part picker.

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On 2/4/2018 at 10:06 PM, DarkSakul said:

I would show him PC part picker.

 

Nah I'm selling him some of my old parts, he wouldn't get a good deal on DDR4 if he bought new anyway.

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On 2/8/2018 at 7:52 AM, kikimaru024 said:

Nah I'm selling him some of my old parts, he wouldn't get a good deal on DDR4 if he bought new anyway.

 

That works just as well.

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