Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid
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Mechanical keyboards are the way to go
Filet Mignon, Amazon
19 January 2014
Summary: Once you use a mechanical keyboard it's hard to go back to rubber dome keyboards. I am using this tenkeyless keyboard right now and I can tell you that it's a delight. A quick review: PROS: 1. It feels a whole lot better than a standard rubber dome keyboard 2. Looks clean and modern with the numblock keys removed 3. Great finish and quality 4. Decent price for a mechanical keyboard 5.
Pros: The CM Storm Rapid series is a great line-up of boards. I've tried basically every major 'budget' mech board - rosewill 9000s, ducky 1087s, steelseries 6Gv2, razer blackwidow, corsair, and the other cm storms, and a blue, and brown, Rapid. And they are all pretty much the same, plain plastic boards with maybe minor aesthetic differences (and for the most part, they are all decent too).
Cons: There are no cons. Of all the sub-$100 boards I've tried, and I've tried just about all of them, the CM Storm Rapid stands far out as the best.
Summary: After a lot of research, I decided to buy the QFR with blue switches. It has a quality that is comparable to the Filco brand keyboards (pretty much "the" name in mechanical keyboards), at almost half the cost. An important decision when buying a mechanical is the switch-type. I would strongly recommend getting a sampler pack of the major switches/keycaps that the Cherry corporation makes. Blues are known to be clicky and best for typing.