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I thought of buying something like the Sidewinder x6 or Logitech g110, but then the CM QuickFire Pro came up as a solution. The problem though, is the CM Quickfire is a very basic Mech keyboard... no macros, backlit and such (Obviously for the price point 60-80$). I'm just wondering if it's worth buying that Mech keyboard over the SW X6 or the G110 which have much more options. (I never tried a Mech keyboard)
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The majority of people who have tried mechanical keyboards would say it is worth it, as do I, but as of now I think the only switch type availabl for the quickfire in the US is Blue. Depending on personal preference MX Blue switches might not be good for you. They are significantly louder than the average keyboard.
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post #3 of 8
I think it depends on what features you really need/want.

I personally rarely used my macro keys on my BW besides when trading in TF2:axesmiley

If you use the macro keys, or you use the audio or USB pass through that some keyboards have then all those features may outweigh the fact that another keyboard is mech.

I could personally go with a tenkeyless and be just fine, based on my usage of the keyboard. But consider whether you need LED backlit keys, USB/audio pass through and macro keys and then start to weigh options.

Good luck smile.gif
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Originally Posted by magna224 View Post

The majority of people who have tried mechanical keyboards would say it is worth it, as do I, but as of now I think the only switch type availabl for the quickfire in the US is Blue. Depending on personal preference MX Blue switches might not be good for you. They are significantly louder than the average keyboard.

The sound of blues is sweet sweet music to my ears and yes, pretty loud. Although none of the switches are quiet unless you're really good at not bottoming out but then again when we're gaming and hitting keys with fingers of fury, they all are pretty loud.

Edit: Sorry double post, was hoping it would merge for me..
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i went from the g110 to the corsair k60. it doesn't have all the extra keys like the g110,but still has media control. the only regrets i have is, i didn't buy it sooner.
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I doubt Ill need macros that much tbh, and well, backlight im used to not have backlight, only, I heard those blue switches are louder, and that's not the best thing in my case. I guess Ill go with the G110 for now. Thanks for all inputs ! +rep
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post #7 of 8
I have the same lost before.
That's why I'm using a G510 for surf and a kbtalking race for game.
I still waiting for a tenkeyless, but 12 macro keys on the left, backlit, media keys, volume roller, lcd screen, Mech keyboard biggrin.gif
Edited by qcktthfm1 - 1/26/12 at 2:15pm
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I believe you are talking about the Quickfire Rapid.

The quickfire pro is a new keyboard demo'd at CES. The Pro version will have LED backlighting around the WASD gaming cluster and also brings back the numpad.
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