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Looking to buy a mechanical keyboard w/ cherry MX browns (Got CM Rapidfire!)

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
What's the cheapest but best quality one I can get. I wanted the Logitech one but I don't want to spend 120 dollars on it unless I can get it cheaper elsewhere.

I really don't want to go over 100 dollars.
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post #2 of 10
Coolermaster quickfire rapid tenkeyless. I own this model with the blues and i really like it. The new models have no branding on them or you can go for the stealth version. The quality is nice on these Ive heard here on OCN that the OEM is Filco. 79.99 on Amazon.

CM Quickfire Rapid
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post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Oh nice. I got a big on a ducky on ebay right now, if it ends tomorrow and I don't win I'll look more into that one.

Stealth is more expensive? Has less branding? how do they justify that cost lol!
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post #4 of 10
http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/keyboards/quickfirerapid/

This is the regular version.

http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/keyboards/Stealth/

This is stealth.

Yeah they charge $10 more for "looks". It's how companies make money I guess >_____>

Though regardless it's still one of the best bang for the buck mechanical keyboard out there.
post #5 of 10
Its cause they know you want the stealth version biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Well I ordered it last night. Will be my first mechanical board so I'm pretty stoked.
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post #7 of 10
You won't regret it. If you bought the same ducky keyboard I have it feels good to type on these keys, and they aren't super clicky like the blues.
    
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post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Man I wanted a ducky shine so bad but I just can't justify paying that much for a keyboard. I know they're worth it and you're getting quality but still
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post #9 of 10
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BAZING! I knew buying the prime account was worth it.
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post #10 of 10
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For those who find this thread and look for info on the keyboard, here's my thoughts. For those who helped, +rep!

This thing is solid, it looked like a normal plstic keyboard when I first opened up the box (no over marketed packaging, just enough to keep it safe), but it's a keyboard made out of plastic, I don't want flashy. Picking it up, the thing feels like a crime deterrent. It's heavy and just feels really well built. They keys have a real nice texture to them and I love the lettering on the keys, they just pop, what ever font they used, I love it.

Browns are the first and only mech key style I've used and so far, I can't imagine anything is better or worse (except blacks, they just sound terrible). I game a lot of FPS and I find it refreshing to not have to jam keys down to do what I need to, i feel like my reactions are bit quicker since I'm not having to bottom out. Typing is like I said above, typing on marshmallows, they have that springy feeling that just feels perfect when pushing down, just enough to know your pushing a key but not enough to feel like it'll wear your fingers out.

The one thing I'm 50/50 on is the cord. I hate how stiff it is, it's got some sort of braided plastic sleeve on it but it makes the cord super stiff. Not really that big of a deal but I just don't' like it. The cool thing is the cord is external. It has a mini (not micro) usb port on the bottom the cable plugs into. This will/should pull out if you trip on the cord so it doesn't cause the keyboard to come crashing down. If something happens to the cord, it doesn't render your keyboard useless, just get a different cord. The downside is it leaves the possibility to ruin the usb port if something happens, I didn't open it up to look inside to see what kind of solder job it would be to replace it but I don't see it being an issue for me with how my set up is.

Was it worth 80 bucks? Yes, you get it a bit cheaper because it doesn't have the extra space on it for the numpad which I didn't need anyways, I like the smaller format of it. If you want to try a MX Brown keyboard and are on a budget. You have no reason to not buy this.

The OEM internal is Costar which is who Filco uses as well. So that's a good thing.
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