Best budget stick (50-80) for PC use?


#1

So with SFIV, i’ve been wanting to get to grips with a stick. I grew up on SNES SFII, and therefore pads, so i’ve barely ever used a stick. But now with 2 decent sticks available, i’m thinking of switching over. But the more I think about it, the more I come up with reasons not to go for the tournament edition stick.

I mean apart from being incredibly rare and being scared to break it in years to come, plus it’ll be costing 150, I doubt i’ll become a high-level fighter. I mean I play a lot of FPS games, and i’m pretty good, but I never join clans or buy expensive mice or keyboards or whatnot, I just play for fun. That’s what I imagine my future fighting game experience will be like - the occasional arcade mode blast, a bit of online mode, bouts with my brother, but nothing major.

So i’m probably gonna go for something more around the price range of the standard edition stick. Now I know that even the SE is pretty great, but there must be competitors. So in a longwinded way, what i’m asking is what are the best sticks available for use on the PC for around 50-80?

tl;dr - topic title basically. What’s the best stick for the PC available for around 50-80?

Thanks!


#2

No one buys expensive mouse and keyboards for FPS.

Any mouse and keyboard will do (except the mouses with the balls)


#3

what are you talking about… most good fps players use an expensive mouse, heres an example of a widely used mouse


#4

Mice from Razer are good too =)


#5

I use Razr Lachesis, at 4000 DPI, (I am also the only person that can use this mouse at this setting that I know, its kinda funny), and Razer Lycossa Keyboard. Love em, only con is $$


#6

If you buy the 360 version of the standard SFIV stick it will work on the PC. There should also be plenty of other options with a PS2-USB adapter.


#7

Standard edition Fightstick by Madcatz for SFIV or the Hori Real Arcade Pro 3/EX.

Easy to replace the buttons on both, cheaper, sturdy bases. Excellent for casual play, truly excellent.


#8

Sure, if you aren’t worried about using a slow DPI mouse…


#9

I think the PS3 version also works for PC, and it’s cheaper too.


#10

this is true :nunchuck:

you can probably add sanwa buttons to the thing if u get the ps3 version and it would cost around the same as a 360 version :nunchuck:

(i used double :nunchuck: because that is just how awesome this is)


#11

You are mistaken, most pro fps players use older optical mice. such as the MS 1.1/MX500/MX518/etc.

the only ppl that use the new lazer mice with over 9000 dpi are rpg/rts players and scrubby fps players that thinks your mouse dpi directly translates to skill.


#12

I use an old wacom tablet myself (used to do graphics work), great speed and in a pinch/sniping situation I map the whole pad to the length of the screen, and use the stylus.

Tap Headshot :tup:

But quality wise I’d say drop for the standard fightstick madcatz is making, or the HRAP3 (depending on how much you want to spend)


#13

I’m a PC gamer who’s never used a stick, and after asking around and doing a LOT of reading, I’m getting the standard PS3 FightStick. It seems to me it’s the cheapest stick readily available in the UK that’s even worth considering. (Of course, I AM a noob to this…)

They both (xbox/ps3) cost the same in the UK for some reason (70). shopto.net were doing them for 55, but I dunno if that’s gonna be the price after all the fuss dies down and they get some more stock in. I emailed them, but they didn’t reply. I hope it’s not, cuz I pre-ordered from Amazon :sweat:

As to mice, MX518 ftw.


#14

That sounds hilariously cheap. You ought to make a video.


#15

wow

the new point and shoot, the tablet!!


#16

Doesnt mean oldskool players are better than newcomer and there is no point to be that impolite. I used MX300 till I broke it, now I stick with my G1.


#17

gross, mx518 shits all over that and good fps players know it.


#18

I don’t wanna be rude, but can we stick to arcade stick recommendations? I thank all those who gave relevant replies, i’ll take them into consideration.

Couldn’t care less about mice, I was simply saying a lot of gamers buy things like logitech G11/G15 keyboards and Razer mice which cost like, 50 and 30-40 respectively, whereas i’m using a 12 keyboard and 7 mouse and simply enjoying my game experience with whatever I can.

But yeah, any other arcade stick recommendations are welcome.


#19

hey man i use a trackball for fps so screw all your mouses! only reason i posted that thing is because i use it for starcraft and its a beast of a mouse.

and we already gave you the best options for sticks.


#20

for me, a good stick needs to be heavy and doesn’t move when i am playing. the street fighter 4 standard stick doesn’t look very heavy. i recommend the HRAP3. $90 on amazon.