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post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Davayy View Post

Opinion is subjective. I'm talking generally, not just about your beloved keyboard. I'm not questioning the build quality, i am merely seeing how it can get annoying, have you seen the first gen QF? The branding WAS EVERYWHERE. Now, why would they change it?

look awesoness thumb.gif

the white one is a QFR modified white... i dont see any diference between this keyboard and the larges ones... so again so picky biggrin.gif

post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by CMCarter View Post

What makes them so ugly? The logos? If you have followed any of the other threads you would be aware we have changed the keyboards outlook by removing all logos from the keyset and top of the board. Only Branded logo is on the front face plate of the board which is rarely visible.

I wouldn't say they're ugly it just doesn't appeal to me, that's more my problem than CM.
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Originally Posted by EliteReplay View Post

Yo, they Quickfire rapid in person look AWESOME. stop posting after reading someone complaining if you didnt use the keyboard yourself. please!
and the Quickfire rapid doesn't cost $100, you can get them from $65 to $80...

My god everything seems so much cheaper in america... the quick fire rapid is £80 on amazon in the uk which is almost $130. So jealous.
post #23 of 27
Subjectively, I recommend brown or blue.


IMHO:
Red is too light for inexperienced gamers.
Black is quite "meh". Heaviest switch.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Skylit View Post

Subjectively, I recommend brown or blue.
IMHO:
Red is too light for inexperienced gamers.
Black is quite "meh". Heaviest switch.

actually i would suggest red, i have black, i wish to have red, but black arent as hard to press as it seems to be, after a while u get used to it and it is just fine.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by EliteReplay View Post

this is the most ridiculous post i have ever read... wow so picky. so i guess you dont have any light on your PC and also you keep looking at your keyboard while playing lol
i have my QFR and i dont see why a simple logo will make you so unhappy... you better have all your shirt just plain and boring right?
I don't like the lights because they are in the perfect position to shine directly into your eyes, and it's really painful in a dark room. They could even just make the plastic which the light shines through translucent and it would fix it.

the logo is large and not a particularly nice looking logo. Things are nice plain; would you like a massive Corsair logo across the side of your case?
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actually i would suggest red, i have black, i wish to have red, but black arent as hard to press as it seems to be, after a while u get used to it and it is just fine.
I've tried black and it seems to be a fairly soft actuation. I've never heard anyone recommend reds though; most people say that they have way too little force behind the buttons.
I, personally, could never type on a black MX keyboard; I like how I can tell the point of actuation, as don't have to bottom out the keys to know that they are actuating on a blue MX board. If you are a heavy handed typist, then blacks are probably best for you, but if you don't like to have to bottom out the keys to get them to actuate, then the best ones for you are blues or browns. IMO, blues are about as light as I would want to go; I don't think browns would provide a very good typing experience comparatively.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by EliteReplay View Post

actually i would suggest red, i have black, i wish to have red, but black arent as hard to press as it seems to be, after a while u get used to it and it is just fine.

As a person who has switched from traditional WSAD kb and RH mouse to OKL: kb + LH mouse, Reds are an absolute pain to master with minimal experience. It will take over a few months.

While I was very skilled and had no issues with reds prior, I repeat, I don't recommend them for beginners.
post #27 of 27
As a long time user of mechanical keys for gaming, I'd suggest getting reds; I personally like the very light taps needed for reds, although it can take some getting used to. If you tend to rest your hands quite heavily on the keyboard blacks are better. For typing they're more or less fine for general use, but as prior comments have stated blue is better for productivity.

Regarding the K90: The wrist rest is nicely angled and firm, I tend to wrest the bottom of my palm against the upper area, having my wrist follow the angle down, and my arm on an arm-rest, it's nice and comfortable. It's not very cushioning; the surface has a rubbery smoothness to it, which makes it a comfortable rest (along with the small circular indents, which prevent your palms getting sweaty), overall it's a good wrist support, but if you want something comfy (more akin to the wrist rests you had in the old mouse arenas) this is not the wrist rest for you. Personally I like it.

Build quality of the K90 is sturdy, no problems so far, and I've had mine since release. Backlighting is a bit uneven, the main keyboard is lit clearly, however the Fkeys and Home block are somewhat dark. The numpad and macro keys are nicely lit. Media keys and volume scroll thing are nice. The macro record functionality, and general software functionality is reasonable - it's not the most intuitive macro software, but it's not nearly as bad as some have claimed (ie. people tend to rant about it rather than actually finding out how to use it). Regarding the design, personally I like it, the brushed aluminum nicely diffuses the light from the LEDs, as the keys aren't actually built into the body of the board, but rather resting on top of the aluminium, this is visually pleasing. This design also makes it quite easy to clean if you take the key caps off. The only downside is that peripheral keys aren't mechanical. This doesn't cause any issues to me, as I tend to use mouse buttons instead of F-keys, but for those who are frequently using F-keys or macro keys when gaming, this difference in touch might get annoying. I believe corsair stated that it was intentional such that the user could easily tell when they hit F-keys, frankly I think that's nonsense, but it's not entirely untrue, it's somewhat useful when getting used to the position of the macro keys, as you know you've hit one - overall it'd be nicer if they were mechanical though.

Overall at their current price I think they're a good buy, back at the original price of £120, I felt they were pushing their luck, but at £90 they offer suitable quality for the price.

[Edit]: I just read the post above me, regarding the difficulty of learning to use reds - I would have to agree to an extent. Very soft taps can trigger the key, and while this can be excellent for double-tapping, or 'nudging' in games, you will probably make a lot of mis-hits for the first couple of weeks wink.gif.
Edited by Wampbit - 11/11/12 at 3:46pm
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