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Cooler Master Storm Quickfire Rapid Reviews

boredgunner

Raising the bar

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Pros: Great build quality, price

Cons: Standard keycaps get sticky after a while

This was my first mechanical keyboard. I've moved beyond, but I'll never forget how impressed I was by this gem. This is a high end Costar-made board; no China made weakness here, even though it costs the same as much worse China-made keyboards from Razer and other brands. This is how it raised the bar; quality mechanical keyboard for under $100? This was unheard of before CM. Pretty much every peripheral lineup of theirs raised the bar; their mice certainly did, especially when you factored in their prices. Ever since their gaming mouse lineup, most other manufacturers dropped their prices to compete. Their Sirus headset is one of few true surround headsets; as in it isn't...
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fil1p

Awesome first time mechanical keyboard!

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Pros: Good quality, Cherry Mx Browns, Braided cable, TKL

Cons: Mini USB cable requires a quite a bit of force to plug into keyboard (not a big deal), Caps lock and Scroll lock LEDs are really bright

First of all this is my first mechanical keyboard so I don't have any past experience with mechanical keyboards. I went from a Logitech membrane keyboard to this keyboard with Cherry Mx Browns and I must say I am impressed. The keyboard is very low profile, without any flashy back-lights or logos. My keyboard arrived with only one CM Storm logo on the back and it is in a matte black color. The OEM of this board is Costar, so you get the Costar stabilizers on the larger keys and they feel very nice. The only cons I have with this keyboard are that at first it was really hard to fully plug in the USB cable and the keyboard would not work (really scared me ). Once I fully pushed it in it...
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Maniak

CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Keyboard

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Pros: Mechanical CHERRY MX Red switches, Windows Keys disabled in GAME mode, Extra key-caps bundled (with keypuller), Anti Ghosting NKRO in PS/2 mode

Cons: USB cable routing might be a tight fit, Laser etched lettering might take getting used to

The CM Storm Quickfire Rapid is a Tenkeyless Cherry MX Red Switch keyboard. I purchased my keyboard at the CM Store . It took about a week to ship out (even though the site claims there is a 2-3 day turn around after the order is placed). The price was $89.99 + shipping. My initial impressions of the keyboard are very positive. Build quality is great. I also own a Filco Tenkeyless with Black switches. The CM Storm build is very, very similar to the Filco in quality and craftsmanship. It's built very sturdy and the base has a good weight to it (not too heavy though). Part of the heft comes from the rubber-coating but it doesn't cause it to flex. There are four rubber coated feet + two...
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