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I've had this dream of a mechanical keyboard for a long time. The CM Storm QuickFire Pro is currently 30% off for me, is it any good? What switches should I get: black, blues or reds? From what I understood, blacks are for gaming, blues for typing, since I do both, are reds the middle ground?
Edited by Akusho - 11/22/12 at 12:45pm
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Quote:
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From what I understood, blacks are for gaming, blues for typing, since I do both, are reds the middle ground?

It's really your personal preference.

Blues give a tactile and clickly-noise feedback when pressing the key , oriented for people who type a lot. Gamers tend to avoind them since the higher actuation point struggles with double-tapping, AFAIK.

Blacks are considered gamig switches due to their linear switch. No tactile nor clicky feedback (except you count in bottoming out). I had blacks and loved them for gaming, my finger fatigued a lot quicker while typing for longer periods though.

Reds are from their construction identical to blacks, but require less force to actuate the keys. I tried them a few days ago and can say they definately feel more comfortable to type on (compared to blacks), yet I must say they felt kind of "cheap" (tried it on a Corsair K90).
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I've never typed on any of those switches, so I can't really say what is my preference. I'm looking for middle ground, and since browns are not available I'm stuck with reds.
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post #10374 of 36811
I like my Reds, but again it is a very personal thing. I am thinking to try green for me next. I mostly type but dont like the click so much and my wife'n kids hate it smile.gif

The Quick fire line are great. I love the rapid and the new led TK looks even better. The pro is the only one I don't recommend, sorry. It is OK but not as good as the others.

Akusho, you don't say where you are. America has great sales now on all the CM boards. I know the CM direct sale web page has the quick fire for under $40.
 
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^Greens are uber heavy. I'm using a QFR with greens right now. I prefer heavy switches, but man the greens require some break in time to get used. I've only had the board for 3 full days now. On day one I hated it since it was so freaking heavy. On day two the switches started to loosen up a bit (or my fingers got used to the extra amount of force). Today (day three) is a repetition of day 2, except the change isn't as apparent as day two's. I'm hoping in a week or two the switches will be fully broken in/I will have fully become accustomed to them.

TLDR: greens are cool, but man do they take some time to get used to.
    
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I thought switching from browns to blues (55g) was difficult, I can't imagine trying to use an 80g switch.
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can someone help me, I mals normally using my keyboard an d them all the keys stated typing different letters and some wouldn't work at all!
I am using a CM storm trigger.
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Green is heavier than blue? I thought they were the same or lighter and no click...
I may need a rethink.
 
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Green is heavier than blue? I thought they were the same or lighter and no click...
I may need a rethink.

 

Greens are heavier, clicky switches.

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Well, I had that backwards then. Glad I did not go get a Ducky Pro and solder led's to it smile.gif

Is there one that feels blue but no sound and perhaps a bit lighter, but at least not heaver? Or is that Brown smile.gif
 
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