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I just recently purchases a CM storm quick fire rapid, and I know a lot of you also have took advantage of the NCIX price reduction also.

I know there are a few of you having problems with not trying to bottom out and i remember reading a post on geekhack some guys putting (2)o-rings on their cherry keystems.

So here you can see I used some WASD o-rings the ones I bought are 40A Durometer which are softer.

I also tried doubling the up the o-rings by putting one of my dental bands first and then one red o-ring. It works the same as putting two o-rings on, however the o-ring has to go last, as the dental bands is kind of loose, the dental bands purpose is just to provide more spacing

So far my impressions of them.... Is that it works fantastic. It clearly solves the problem of kepcap clacking on the back board and it lets you double tap quicker because it reduces more keycap travel, more than if you were to put one o-ring on.

Right now when my keys are depressed they activate the switch and doesn't allow for any more key travel, so with the slightest pressure off the key's the switch deactivates. I found that i have been also able to type faster, and have been able to just enjoy the clickly blue switches with lighter force required to depress the keys.

I had them on my razer blackwidow stealth also, but haven't tried using two o-rings on a keycap with the brown switches on the Razer black widow stealth.

I suggestion those of you contemplating or just purchasing their new mx switch keyboard to also try this, Use one or two orgins. However i find that two o-rings on mx blues work pretty darn well for me.

Pictures Below

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Not exactly a guide, but I hope some of you guys might be enlighten to try it out.
Edited by lilraver018 - 3/1/12 at 12:32am
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I have the same setup too.
I have to crouch, sprint, jump faster. I put 2x o-ring inside shift, control & space bar.

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The control key on the left, I put 2x WASD 40A o-rings.
The spacebar on the right, I put 1x 50A from a groupbuy & 1x WASD 40A o-ring, to shorten the keypress distance.
(If I put 2x WASD 40A o-rings, it's higher the the 2mm actuate point)
That's the awesomeness of mech keyboard. Mod whatever you want to mod thumb.gif
Edited by qcktthfm1 - 3/2/12 at 12:10am
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How much it quiets the click? Any youtube video?
I slightly prefer the blues over browns (tried everything else except Topre), but the high pitch sound its a turnoff :/
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Cherry MX Switch Sound Comparison :
http://youtu.be/lFkl1Vet1eU

And we were talking about a similar topic here:
Do O-Rings Really Soften the Sound?
http://www.overclock.net/t/1226641/do-o-rings-really-soften-the-sound
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