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Corsair K90 vs Cooler Master Storm Trigger

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I have the chance of getting a used K90 for $110 but i can get a new CM Trigger for $129.

Both will be Cherry red switches and i'm having trouble choosing between them. Both have backlight and a palm rest which is something i need. The only annoying part about the K90 is that it not all keys are mechanical which is odd and annoying. The CM only has 6 key roller which is a bit low for a mech keyboard and might be annoying at times for me.

What do you think? Should i go with the Corsair or Cooler Master?
Edited by magicase - 6/12/12 at 11:35pm
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I tried both of these keyboards out at Fry's electronics (Electronics Superstore) and I really enjoyed the feel of the 'Corsair K90' more than the 'CM Storm Trigger'. Although I have read in some recent reviews on the 'K90' and some people have been reporting some dead LED's. Anyways that's just my two cents, hope you find what you are looking for.

Review Sources:

Newegg:
K90
CM Storm Trigger (MX Browns)

Amazon:
K90
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just got my storm trigger, its a cherry brown though, i like it a lot
   
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Here's a review i posted on another forum...

I bought a Corsair K90 (coming from a Logitech G15) recently.

I loved that the keyboard had a aluminum brush finish. The blue LEDs looked good (good, not amazing). My entire office were oogling over the LEDs. They like flashy things apparently. The brightness levels were just about perfect. With the raised keys, I knew cleaning the keyboard would be very easy. However, there is a downside with this mentioned below. The key caps themselves were made of some kind of material. I don't exactly know what it is, but I liked that it had a matte like texture. No slippage of my fingers.

Typing with the Cherry MX Reds was definitely a nice experience for me. This was actually my first mechanical keyboard and thoroughly enjoyed it. I can no longer look for a standard membrane keyboard.

The thing I didn't like about the K90 is that I found myself pressing keys without knowing it.
I've been playing Diablo 3 and I tend to rest my fingers on 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. I don't realize that I pushed the keys down far enough to activate it until I see it on screen. This kept happening.
I had used the standard wrist rest that it comes with. Perhaps the raised height of the keys was the reason for this and my fingers/hand was not used to it.

The G keys (macro keys) were standard membrane switches as is the F1-F12, ESC, Prt Scr, Del, Insert, Home, End, Pg Up, Down, etc. The main body of the keyboard, the arrow keys, and the numpad were Cherry MX Reds. I bought this keyboard knowing this fact. I was hoping it wouldn't bother me but it eventually got to me. It threw me off when I use the Del Key, ESC, and macro keys along with the main part of the keyboard.
The macro keys were just simply too many. I barely used 6 of them.

With that said, I was bummed that I had to return the keyboard. It just didnt feel like a $110 keyboard to me. if I had kept it, I wouldn't have been happy with it down the line. This was my first step into mechanical keyboard territory. There is no looking back.

I will be looking for Cherry MX Brown switch keyboards. I'm primarily looking at DuckyShine and Filcos...
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