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Has anyone seen a back lit MX board with costar stabs. and not Cherry stabs.?

My mionix zibal 60 is a costar backlit board.

its actually kinda nice, I put some reds in mine, and i'm trying to figure it out, but something about the case design makes reds much quieter and more solid feeling than they do on my qfr's

I popped it open to change the switches and its pretty solidly built.
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^ I think I remember linus always said that was his favorite keyboard a couple years ago.

I am going to lose my mind over this keyboard

I would need to do a bit of touchup paint on a couple corners but nothing I am too worried about. The end connector is a little bashed up but it seems okay.
 
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linus's opinion has no affect on me, espc over mechanical keyboards. his show is nothing but typical gamer bro hardware.
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It's an unfortunate reality that usually the companies with the best marketing team often get the best reputation.

It goes along with fanboys in general--I remember someone asking for a product (forget if it was PSU or keyboard or what) they needed, but it HAD to be Corsair.
Why? Why not just go with the product with the best price to performance ratio or from the company with the best reputation?
Corsair doesn't even have a great reliability factor anymore compared to lots of companies. They're fairly solid all over (though overpriced), but there are often better alternatives in each category.

I'm just giving this as an example, but it goes along with why people would buy a Razer Black Widow over a Ducky. They haven't heard of Ducky, and Razer is 1337, so I have to go with them! lol

The only thing Corsair that is objectively better than the alternatives is the Neutron SSD, and that's because of the awesome controller. Everything else? They're like the Bose or Apple of components: good quality, but overpriced. I can't stand the really "modern" angular keyboards though. I like my Rosewill board: it's nice, minimalist, and is bright white. As long as it works, I couldn't care much less. If I were dropping the big bucks, Ducky and Filco, possibly WASD too, would be my choices thanks to durability. Maybe I'm weird, but I like my gadgets to last long after the next model comes out (hi there, Sandy Bridge and Phenom users!). Cooler Master sounds like they have a much better reputation, here at least, thanks to the price and build quality.
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linus's opinion has no affect on me, espc over mechanical keyboards. his show is nothing but typical gamer bro hardware.
Kinda, I can assure you I am not subscribed for any of the keyboard stuff from him tongue.gif

I still enjoy his videos though.
 
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linus's opinion has no affect on me, espc over mechanical keyboards. his show is nothing but typical gamer bro hardware.
Kinda, I can assure you I am not subscribed for any of the keyboard stuff from him tongue.gif

I still enjoy his videos though.

Samesies.

And he has done videos on Ducky and Filco as well, to be fair.
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Fellow keyboard nerds, I require your expertise.

As I'm sure you all know the CM Storm Trigger is built by Costar but uses Cherry stabilisers to accommodate the backlighting. My question is, is the build quality of the Trigger on par with the XT and Rapid, two other Costar boards? (although the XT and Rapid have Costar stabilisers instead of Cherry obviously).
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yeah, if thats his favorite keyboard ( note its in the $150 price range ) then he is as dumb as he looks considering I could list a billion things wrong with the keyboard, and $150 puts me in custom QFR territory, or some stock filcos, duckys, etc.
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Fellow keyboard nerds, I require your expertise.

As I'm sure you all know the CM Storm Trigger is built by Costar but uses Cherry stabilisers to accommodate the backlighting. My question is, is the build quality of the Trigger on par with the XT and Rapid, two other Costar boards? (although the XT and Rapid have Costar stabilisers instead of Cherry obviously).
I have a green MX trigger
to be honest, I'm not a big fan of CM keyboard. I like heavy keyboards so that it wont wobble around as I type ; the keyboard also still have a bit of flex

nevertheless I still prefer my trigger compare to my QFR, its a better built imo and those curves and attention to details are quite good

You'll get usb ports and macro though software wise, its not that amazing
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Fellow keyboard nerds, I require your expertise.

As I'm sure you all know the CM Storm Trigger is built by Costar but uses Cherry stabilisers to accommodate the backlighting. My question is, is the build quality of the Trigger on par with the XT and Rapid, two other Costar boards? (although the XT and Rapid have Costar stabilisers instead of Cherry obviously).

I don't think I've tried the Trigger, so I can't help you out there, but costar isn't the be all end all of quality. I think what's more important is which factory the board was made in. Costar has some pretty shoddy factories that push out boards with rather piss poor quality issues/standards.

 

That said, if the stars allign and they used a good factory for the board, I'm interested in whoever has experience with a trigger to lend their insight on the quality of the board although I have to say, probably not for me since it's way too gamerific looking and all that CM branding is a turn off.

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