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Anyone know of any sales or deals for the Cherry MX Red? The cheapest I found it for is Mechanical Keyboards for $84 with $9 shipping.

Yah thats probably the cheapest one you will find. But its also a very nice board I'm typing on it now. At least the cheapest that is also quality. Not a ton of boards sold with reds also. Don't expect to save more than maybe 10 bucks on a sweet deal. DO IT!
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Just got my Quickfire Rapid yesterday... it definitely takes some getting used to, going from a standard keyboard to a mechanical one. I'm not used to there being so little resistance on the keys.

I'm getting used to it though, already I can't go back to my other one without thinking "eww this feels so gummy and weird to type on", haha.

Hopefully these keyboards are really successful for Cooler Master, and it ends up resulting in the different keyboard options (different color switches, and Pro vs Rapid) becoming more widely available. I got the blue switches because it was the only one available... I don't mind the clicking but I might want to eventually get one with browns.

I ordered some o-rings as well, can't wait to see how much of a difference they make.
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Cherry MX Blue switches are the best cherry switch for typing. The tactile bump can easily be felt, and the resistance is similar to your average keyboard.

Although many people find them just fine for gaming, some don't like the fact that the release point is above the actuation point. This can cause some trouble with double-tapping. This is usually the case with someone who has experienced other mechanical switches before hand.

As a note: this switch actually has a peak force of 60g, it is 50g at the point of actuation. This is due to the design of the Cherry switch itself.

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Our higher end models coming soon to the US will all be retail with the more expensive brown switch which we find to be the best gaming switch, tactile feedback, light actuation force, easier on the ear, and lack of double tap issue found in the blue switch.

SOURCE

I posted this in another thread but i'm not sure why people are still considering blues for gaming + typing. Browns seem too be the best option but i can understand blues if your strictly just typing.
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Cherry MX Blue switches are the best cherry switch for typing. The tactile bump can easily be felt, and the resistance is similar to your average keyboard.

Although many people find them just fine for gaming, some don't like the fact that the release point is above the actuation point. This can cause some trouble with double-tapping. This is usually the case with someone who has experienced other mechanical switches before hand.

As a note: this switch actually has a peak force of 60g, it is 50g at the point of actuation. This is due to the design of the Cherry switch itself.

SOURCE
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Our higher end models coming soon to the US will all be retail with the more expensive brown switch which we find to be the best gaming switch, tactile feedback, light actuation force, easier on the ear, and lack of double tap issue found in the blue switch.

SOURCE

I posted this in another thread but i'm not sure why people are still considering blues for gaming + typing. Browns seem too be the best option but i can understand blues if your strictly just typing.
People like the click. They can be used just fine for gaming.
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I don't recommend always believing Manuf Reps OR the Mechanical Keyboard Guide here. A bit out of date.
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The most .. or probably only trouble with double-tapping as comfortable as the other keys was with the blues for me.
But then again double-tapping isn't everything important for gaming in general.
I kinda want that ability for my fps gaming needs.

That's why I'm having a hard time deciding between the reds and topres, but that's another story..
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Well the new keys from WASD the Hear, See, Say from absyrd:

Who doesn't like coming home to a box waiting:

IMG_0859.jpg
IMG_0860.jpg
IMG_0861.jpg

Time to get to work:
IMG_0862.jpg
IMG_0863.jpg
IMG_0864.jpg

I also picked up some dampeners to try and kill some of the bottoming out noise since I'm a heavy typist:
IMG_0867.jpg

IMG_0866.jpg

All done:
IMG_0868.jpg
IMG_0870.jpg
IMG_0869.jpg
IMG_0873.jpg
IMG_0872.jpg

All in all I've very pleased. I have still have two more caps on their way, but I like the way the white looks against the gray rubber coating. I'm also in love with the way the dampeners make the keys feel, it's like a whole new experience.

You might notice the little holes on the F9, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock...well I kinda of out thought myself on that one. The CM QFR comes with LEDs on those keys and I wanted to keep them visible with the new caps. So broke out my trusty drill and did a little customizing.

IMG_0865.jpg

Well it turns out I should have tested it before I drilled because when the LEDs are on you can see it glowing through the key so it wasn't really needed. I happy that it came out clean looking, but I did laugh after I got it hooked back up and realized it was not needed.

Next step is to see about removing the logo in between the ESC and F1 to clean up some of the clutter. I was going to remove the one above the arrows keys was well...but it kinda grew on me. It close the mouse and it makes them look like a matching set.
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Well the new keys from WASD the Hear, See, Say from absyrd:
Who doesn't like coming home to a box waiting: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_0859.jpg
IMG_0860.jpg
IMG_0861.jpg
Time to get to work: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_0862.jpg
IMG_0863.jpg
IMG_0864.jpg
I also picked up some dampeners to try and kill some of the bottoming out noise since I'm a heavy typist:
IMG_0867.jpg
IMG_0866.jpg
All done:
IMG_0868.jpg
IMG_0870.jpg
IMG_0869.jpg
IMG_0873.jpg
IMG_0872.jpg
All in all I've very pleased. I have still have two more caps on their way, but I like the way the white looks against the gray rubber coating. I'm also in love with the way the dampeners make the keys feel, it's like a whole new experience.
You might notice the little holes on the F9, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock...well I kinda of out thought myself on that one. The CM QFR comes with LEDs on those keys and I wanted to keep them visible with the new caps. So broke out my trusty drill and did a little customizing. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_0865.jpg
Well it turns out I should have tested it before I drilled because when the LEDs are on you can see it glowing through the key so it wasn't really needed. I happy that it came out clean looking, but I did laugh after I got it hooked back up and realized it was not needed.
Next step is to see about removing the logo in between the ESC and F1 to clean up some of the clutter. I was going to remove the one above the arrows keys was well...but it kinda grew on me. It close the mouse and it makes them look like a matching set.

Awsome! Will look good all white without the branding.
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I'm thinking of picking up a Quick Fire Rapid with Blue switches. I've heard there are issues with double tapping during gaming. Is this just a "problem" with all clicky switches? And is it an actual physical problem or just a user problem?

Also, is there such thing as a black frame version with blue switches? I like the black version because of the red inside.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kody7839 View Post

Well the new keys from WASD the Hear, See, Say from absyrd:
Who doesn't like coming home to a box waiting: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_0859.jpg
IMG_0860.jpg
IMG_0861.jpg
T
ime to get to work: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_0862.jpg
IMG_0863.jpg
IMG_0864.jpg
I also picked up some dampeners to try and kill some of the bottoming out noise since I'm a heavy typist:
IMG_0867.jpg
IMG_0866.jpg
All
done: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_0868.jpg
IMG_0870.jpg
IMG_0869.jpg
IMG_0873.jpg
IMG_0872.jpg
All
in all I've very pleased. I have still have two more caps on their way, but I like the way the white looks against the gray rubber coating. I'm also in love with the way the dampeners make the keys feel, it's like a whole new experience.
You might notice the little holes on the F9, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock...well I kinda of out thought myself on that one. The CM QFR comes with LEDs on those keys and I wanted to keep them visible with the new caps. So broke out my trusty drill and did a little customizing. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
IMG_0865.jpg
Well it turns out I should have tested it before I drilled because when the LEDs are on you can see it glowing through the key so it wasn't really needed. I happy that it came out clean looking, but I did laugh after I got it hooked back up and realized it was not needed.
Next step is to see about removing the logo in between the ESC and F1 to clean up some of the clutter. I was going to remove the one above the arrows keys was well...but it kinda grew on me. It close the mouse and it makes them look like a matching set.

Looks great! +rep for sharing

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I'm thinking of picking up a Quick Fire Rapid with Blue switches. I've heard there are issues with double tapping during gaming. Is this just a "problem" with all clicky switches? And is it an actual physical problem or just a user problem?
Also, is there such thing as a black frame version with blue switches? I like the black version because of the red inside.

Im not a pro gamer or anything but I dont have a problem with the blues and bf3, as far as I know the black frame is only for the reds but I havent checked their site recently.
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