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Hey TarballX,
I did put the red arrow keys on mine just to see what they were like, and they did not "click" in place like the black keys did when I put them back on. However they were the right height, I just had to push them on there pretty snuggly. Also, make sure you're putting them on right (you probably are!), because I can see how it would be possible to face each key practically any direction and just smash it on, but I think that the etching is actually nearer the part of the key that makes "sense". For example, the top red arrow key would be near the top of that key, the bottom near the bottom, left near left, right near right, etc. I hope I'm not just making that more confusing. smile.gif
Hope that helps!

Yeah, you're right, I just needed to use a little more force. When looking at the cross shape on the back of the keycaps, the original black keys seemed to have a slightly larger opening, but apparently the smaller opening of the red keys still works fine. Thanks!
post #792 of 1084
So Whats the verdict on this board? Garbage or not? I know its been out for a while, may be interested in picking one up for my gf w/ some diff keycaps ( as it is much cheaper than my filco)
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Guys, I miss my menu key next to Windows key, is there any simple way to map it? Would I need to use dedicated software for it or is it way to do it in Windows 7?
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So Whats the verdict on this board? Garbage or not? I know its been out for a while, may be interested in picking one up for my gf w/ some diff keycaps ( as it is much cheaper than my filco)
It's a really nice board. I'm using it for my main rig. All the keys work and I haven't experience any of the problems mentioned in this thread. thumb.gif
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I just got it, and the only issue I've had with it is the P key spontaneously stopped working. I unplugged it and plugged it back in and it still didn't work, so I pressed the key repeatedly and it suddenly kicked in. Since then, I haven't had it stop working (I'm typing quite a few "p"'s right now and they seem ok).

It was my first brown board and I came from blues, so I was a little surprised at how easily the keys press. "Scratch reds" would be a good description of it that someone else on this board used, because the keys press down real easily. Very easy for me to bottom out (which I do anyway so that works for me).

Quality wise, I guess it's pretty good. Comparing to my Razer BlackWidow, I think the keys feel a little more wobbly, but they type fine. The board's heavy as heck, so it feels well-built. The light key feeling takes a little bit of quality feel away for me, but I still attribute that to typing on blues first. I think they are actually normal for a brown switch and of normal brown quality, based on further research.

I'm still on the fence about keeping it. I'm thinking I might like something easy to press that's linear instead of with the mild bump. To me, the tactile bump on browns isn't worth it after using blues. The blues are your all-out "feel" key if that's what you're looking for. The browns are almost like blue wannabes without the noise. smile.gif That's how I think of them anyway. I think I personally will be happier with reds, but I won't know until I try them sometime.

The space of the board is great. I miss the numpad, but I like the space I'm getting without it, so that's pretty cool. I'm considering ordering the Rapid with red switches since I'm enjoying the smaller size of the board. We'll see what I end up doing eventually. smile.gif

Hope my mini-review helps you a little there, Protzman.
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Yeah I owned browns coming from blues, wasn't very satisfied at all. I find linear non tactile switches like the red specifically to be the best for gaming but everyone is different. Try reds, I think you will enjoy those.
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So Whats the verdict on this board? Garbage or not? I know its been out for a while, may be interested in picking one up for my gf w/ some diff keycaps ( as it is much cheaper than my filco)

Everyone loves it. People here and on geekhack say it's comparable to a Filco but for almost half the price.
Edited by boredgunner - 10/9/12 at 5:26pm
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Other than the case, the PCB, the rubberized coating, the controller firmware, the cable, the connector, the keys, the logo(s), and the font it is EXACTLY the same!

Oh, and the box.

Does the CM Storm come with that nifty Filco noodle cover?
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Just got my Quickfire with MX blues. Unfortunately mine still has the original branding frown.gif. But after staring at it for 5 minutes, I realized it isn't that bad. tongue.gif

anyways, what are some things I can test to make sure nothing is wrong with this keyboard? rolleyes.gif
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You mean like this? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Yup.
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Filcos don't ping, they sing.
The Cm Storms still have a label on the back.
http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/107iv5/i_was_just_thinking_why_remove_the_coolermaster/

I remember you posted in my thread saying "I feel your ping". tongue.gif
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Yup, the only branding on the "new" CM storms, are on the back. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Looks nice.
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Just got my Quickfire with MX blues. Unfortunately mine still has the original branding frown.gif. But after staring at it for 5 minutes, I realized it isn't that bad. tongue.gif
anyways, what are some things I can test to make sure nothing is wrong with this keyboard? rolleyes.gif

You can fix it with some paint. tongue.gif
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