Questions about HRAP 3

I’ve been looking for what is going to be my very first stick. I made a pre-order for the MadCatz TE and I’m still waiting to know if I’ll be able to get it or not. For what I’ve seen my next best option would be a HRAP 3, but I have a few questions that I would hope that any of the vets here would be able to answer me with ease:

  1. I would really like a stick for my ps3 that would also work with ps2 games on a BC ps3, will this kind of stick be reliable to do that?

  2. I searched in play-asia and they have this white version for $129
    http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-zl-77-1-49-en-15-hori-70-2sxw-43-bm.html
    what would be the difference between that one and the $99 black one they sell in Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Playstation-Real-Arcade-Fighting-Stick-3/dp/B001GDQRZM/ref=pd_bbs_sr_7?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1228594515&sr=8-7

  3. I looked at the arcade stick ranking made by Markman
    http://sdtekken.com/tech-area/arcade-sticks/arcade-stick-ranking/
    and the Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 SA is ranked ‘S’ while the Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 is ranked ‘A’. Is the SA model the white one I mentioned above or another completely different model? and what is the difference between the SA and the regular HRAP 3?

I think that’s it. Basically I want to get one really good stick for the ps3 that I can always rely on (don’t want to buy multiple sticks), easy for a noob to mod, and that also works with ps2 games on a BC ps3 as I mentioned above.

Any recommendations and answers to my questions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

The normal HRAP3 has Hori buttons which aren’t the greatest, and the SA has Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons.

get a hrap3 and if you dont like the buttons change them

Thanks. Yes for what I’ve seen it should be pretty easy to change the Hori buttons for sanwa ones, I would probably wait for the Hori to wear out or just change them if I feel I need the better ones.

Anyone knows about being able to play ps2 games and the difference in price between the white and the black models?