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No response from CM. Looks like a dead end.
Anyway, I'm looking at 3 additional keyboards:
- KBTalking KBT Race
- Noppoo Choc Mini Cherry Mx-Red
- Filco Majestouch-2, Tenkeyless, NKR
How do they compare to the QuickFire Rapid?

Having owned the Quickfire Rapid, Noppoo, and Filco, my number one choice would be the Quickfire. Its build quality is on par with Filco and it's significantly cheaper.

I would say only get the Choc Mini or the KBT Race if you really prefer their layout or the backlighting on the Race. They are both nice keyboards but their build quality is not on the same level as the other two.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChaoticKinesis View Post

Having owned the Quickfire Rapid, Noppoo, and Filco, my number one choice would be the Quickfire. Its build quality is on par with Filco and it's significantly cheaper.
I would say only get the Choc Mini or the KBT Race if you really prefer their layout or the backlighting on the Race. They are both nice keyboards but their build quality is not on the same level as the other two.
Yeah I figured as much. I'm trying to order one at the moment but it's fairly complicated. Do you know of any group buys or such where I buy from Europe?
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expensive
They're actually cheaper given my location, which is why I'm asking how they compare (not in terms of cost, obviously.)
Edited by Artifact - 6/27/12 at 8:52am
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My CM QF Rapid w/ Reds came from PCHome at a fair price I believe and the only difference is it has small Chinese letter in the bottom right hand corner of the keys.
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So, including the shipping fee to my location that leaves us with...
MechanicalKeyboards.com: $135.65
PCHome: $121.19
CMStore.eu: €103,59 ($129) for the Cherry MX Black edition. I'm still waiting for their response on the Red edition, but I'm guessing it'll cost more.

PCHome has the best deal so far then. Thanks Slaughter.
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post #16 of 32
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o you know of any group buys or such where I buy from Europe?
You can get the Choc mini cheap from EBAY or in some countrys from Amazon too.
((click on the links;)))

I got my Choc mini for 100€, i choose the 15€ added price because i have the retailer near me and not in China, otherwise i wouldv gotten the one from Ebay.

I suggest, taken you LIKE the layout of the choc mini, to buy it since its an awesome keyboard, the white has even better keycaps then the cm storm (pbt keycaps!).
On the other side if you prefer the layout of the cm storm get this one, personally i couldnt find any difference in build quality on those two boards, both are very nicely built.

what i love about it is the option to change capslock and ctrl without 3rd party tools and how the multimedia keys are implented, i can control volume with one hand, though that depends on hand size.

PS: i forgot, theres one problem with the choc mini, i dunno if it applies the all/some cm storm too: the space key is rattling. After i put some tape on the stabilizer its not rattling anymore...therefore I think its neglectable.
Edited by IloveKuchen - 6/27/12 at 12:46pm
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85€ at eBay and 95€ at Amazon.fr for the white one. Hmm...

I do have a slight preference for that "mini" layout, but I'm put off by how those Asian models look (especially the white one). Plus, one poster reports better build quality from the CM so the price difference isn't enough to sway me for now.
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For the Choc Mini I would recommend buying from Qtan's store:
http://www.vendio.com/stores/E-sports-Gaming-equipments/

I believe his price for that keyboard is better than what you'll find on eBay. Also, from him you'll be getting the newer version with improved layout and keycap legends. This is generally not information that is included in a listing for the keyboard, but I believe some vendors are still selling the old model.
     
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No response from CM. Looks like a dead end.
Anyway, I'm looking at 3 additional keyboards:
- KBTalking KBT Race
- Noppoo Choc Mini Cherry Mx-Red
- Filco Majestouch-2, Tenkeyless, NKR
How do they compare to the QuickFire Rapid?

I have the Filco model you mentioned with Cherry MX Browns - beautiful keyboard, can't go wrong with it really. It was what was recommended to me when I was in your position. So just do it!! thumb.gif
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I caved in and ordered the Quickfire Rapid from PCHome—my new rig was just begging for it and I couldn't wait any longer. Thanks for your help everyone.

One last question before I leave: how difficult/pricey would it be to replace the keycaps on this keyboard? I'm especially interested in no-label keycaps.
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