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Originally Posted by Nuzart View Post

Rapid - Good quality
Other CM keyboards - Razer quality (not good)

I haven't gotten my hands on a Razer yet or a other high end board, but I don't see how CM Storm Trigger is "razer" quality.
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post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by xxgamxx View Post

I haven't gotten my hands on a Razer yet or a other high end board, but I don't see how CM Storm Trigger is "razer" quality.

Well, any mechanical keyboard will be better than 90% of rubber domes. Once you start looking into Mechanical keyboards, the perception of quality goes to a whole new level. As far as I know, CM mechs are same OEM as Razer (excluding the rapid) which is at the bottom end of the food chain.
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post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by Nuzart View Post

Well, any mechanical keyboard will be better than 90% of rubber domes. Once you start looking into Mechanical keyboards, the perception of quality goes to a whole new level. As far as I know, CM mechs are same OEM as Razer (excluding the rapid) which is at the bottom end of the food chain.

From what I read, it's the same manufacture as Filco's. I don't have a source, but maybe you do?
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post #14 of 29
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From what I read, it's the same manufacture as Filco's. I don't have a source, but maybe you do?

The Rapid is same as Filco (Costar) I have no problem recommending QFR to people on a budget (the branding and crappy keys are a turn off) But you can almost tell just by looking at the Trigger and the Pro that they aren't on par with the Rapid. They look almost exactly like the Razer BW.
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post #15 of 29
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Anyone else have the issue of sometimes the keyboard not being recognized on bootup? I just had to restart like 8 times and I tried different usb ports each time but it finally got recognized.
If I remember correct then browns should have softer springs. Browns/Reds should be "soft" while Blue/Black/Clear (and Green? although these are rather rare, I think) should be "stiff". Not 100% sure as I have not looked at mech keyboards intensely for a little while.
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So what would be the equivalent of Quiet blues?
Clears, I think. Tactile feedback without the audible "click" and should have also springs of roughly equal stiffness as blacks/blues.
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I actually just got a Brown QuickFire Pro. Rubber dome hurts a little now. It still has an audible "click", but it's not that bad, and the feedback is perfect for typing. I personally wish it was a little rougher to depress for gaming, but I've been on cheap keyboards. And will adapt tongue.gif

The quality is actually pretty good. It's very heavy compared to non-mechanical, and feel solid, even though it's mostly a plastic chassis. I'm never going back. Mechanical is too amazing.
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post #17 of 29
CM Quickfire Pro and CM Trigger are both Costar. Only the pro was from iOne (Razer's OEM).

http://www.overclock.net/t/1292538/thoughts-on-the-cm-quickfire-pro-quality/10

That's one post I can find from the Cooler Master rep. If you dig around enough you'll find more explicit statements saying which keyboard is made by whom if you still don't believe me.
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A link to this thread?
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post #19 of 29
just because they use the same OEM doesn't mean that they are the same quality. SMH, its like when people try to build speakers and use the same drivers and housing as high end manufacturers and they sound nothing like each other.

I would generally try to avoid any of the "gaming" brands for keyboards in general unless I have a real need for macros ( note i own a razer nostromo). The rapid is good on a budget, I would still prefer the filco though independent of name brand. Then again my impressions of the rapid only come from trying it out at frys electronics, so they arent as indepth as owning it.
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And not a single source was cited that day.
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