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Old 04-25-2015, 09:24 PM #1
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Is upgrading a board worth it?

I'm just wondering what is the purpose of upgrading your board? I could see someone wanting to go from led to oled but in terms of how your marker shoots with a stock board you can still pretty much get all the fire rates you'll ever need. So what are the benefits of upgrading to a new board?

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Old 04-26-2015, 09:47 AM #2
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It just makes the navigation of your marker easier. Rather than remembering many lights and flashes, your settings and modes are all displayed on the OLED screen. Upgrading wise, its one of those things that you'd buy if you have money making a hole in your pocket, ex. i wouldnt waste $250 on a Redline board for my axe. Its all player decision. It also depends on what gun you have and if there's even an oled upgrade for it.
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:36 PM #3
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Back in days when paintball guns were whittled from wood, and electronic guns ran on vacuum tubes (haha), a stock board was often semiauto only. A lot of them didn't have much adjustability built into their programs. Sometimes they just weren't great overall boards. Aftermarket boards were something that really gave you flexibility in your gun.

Today, guns come with tons of modes, they're infinitely adjustable, they can have new programming added either by USB or by a factory flash, and best of all, they WORK correctly. Notice Virtue has pretty much gotten out of the gun board market? It's because the need went away.

Now, moving from an LED to OLED, that's a whole other topic.
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Old 04-29-2015, 07:45 PM #4
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I recently started showing interest in a Drone DX with GTi upgrade. finding the drone for $200 then adding $180 for the GTi upgrade kind of puts it in that $400 range so in the end for that $400 i can grab a high end with OLED that may or may not be better suited for me than that drone. however if i could find a Drone with GTi for $300 it wouldnt seem that bad

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Old 05-11-2015, 04:17 AM #5
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If you need more adjustments and you want to put the money into your marker go for it!

If you just want a LCD/OLED screen, i'd recommend printing off a manual and putting it in your gear bag, and another at home where you work/play with your marker.
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