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CM Storm Quickfire Rapid vs XT?

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Hi,

I have been looking for a decent cherry mx red keyboard and I have narrowed it down to these two cooler master brand keyboards.

The rapid seems to be a crowd favourite that's been tried and tested. It's also tenkeyless which is good since I have been looking for a compact keyboard.

The XT on the other hand seems to be the new kid around the block and there aren't many reviews on it yet. It's fullsize, but other than that has the exact same features.

The price difference between the two is less than $10 and they basically offer the same features, but I wanted everyone's opinion on the comparison of the two.

Thanks!
    
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I have the red switch cm storm rapid. its a sick little board. Very well made. Has some great weight to it and it doesnt flex. Great for Lans, more room for a bigger mousepad!! I kinda wish it was backlit like my old g15, but I dont mind; It helps me practice being more accurate in the dark.
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It's basically just TKL vs full size.
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Like Emospence stated it's TKL vs full size. I have the Rapid in MX Blues and just ordered XT in MX Greens which will be here Wednesday I can't wait.
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