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CM Storm QuickFire XT Review

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Shirty 14th April 2014, 10:50 Quote
This is the beginners mechanical keyboard.

If you can cope with the dated look and flimsy construction, the Cherry G80-3000 is the only other contender at this point imo.
Margo Baggins 14th April 2014, 10:51 Quote
no, you are wrong shirty i'm afraid. The XT is a superior typing experience to a g80, it's plate mounted, and it's built like a tank. If I like full size boards, I wouldn't put mine down!

hehe, I just kidding, The G80's are sweet. Though the XT is, you are right THE entry level board.
Shirty 14th April 2014, 10:52 Quote
Not wrong per se, it's just an opinion. I just love creaky old Cherries. But I won't deny the construction is worlds apart :D
Margo Baggins 14th April 2014, 10:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shirty
Not wrong per se, it's just an opinion. I just love creaky old Cherries. But I won't deny the construction is worlds apart :D

I realised my words were too strong which is why I put the just kidding edit in :D

Want to know a fun fact? I've never seen in the flesh a G80-3000, all the G80's I've got or had aren't 3000's. So I can't really have any opinion. My G80 is built like a tank with a big bit of steel in the bottom.

My only complaint for the XT, is the full size usb port on it, for me to utilise all the usb to usb cables I have around the house...
Shirty 14th April 2014, 10:58 Quote
I can't believe it - I feel like I'm going to have to buy one (with blues, naturally) and send it to you for review at once!

I still like you even though you said I was wrong :)
Margo Baggins 14th April 2014, 11:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shirty
I can't believe it - I feel like I'm going to have to buy one (with blues, naturally) and send it to you for review at once!

I still like you even though you said I was wrong :)

I will buy one, just you wait :D
Spreadie 14th April 2014, 11:24 Quote
Yep, the G80-3000 is very lightweight in comparison to my plate mounted boards, but it's lovely to type on.

I do like the Quickfire XT though - it looks like excellent value.
B1GBUD 14th April 2014, 12:29 Quote
This ticks all the right boxes for me to take the plunge into mechanical keyboard territory......
LennyRhys 14th April 2014, 12:32 Quote
Looks like a nice board. Of all the mechs I've tried I still haven't found a better typing experience than the G80-3000, and that includes classics like buckling spring and Alps.

Need to edit the article though - towards the end, the board is referred to as "Quickfire TK" a few times which might confuse readers. :)
Margo Baggins 14th April 2014, 12:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by B1GBUD
This ticks all the right boxes for me to take the plunge into mechanical keyboard territory......

BUY ONE! you will not regret it.
Shirty 14th April 2014, 13:00 Quote
I'm seriously considering one for myself... anyone fancy a one of a kind G80-8937LSGDB with PBT caps and MX blacks for 50 notes?

Spreadie 14th April 2014, 13:06 Quote
Ha ha, do a google image search for G80-8937 and scroll down a bit. :)
Shirty 14th April 2014, 13:09 Quote
Haha, Amish BeardHatMan™ strikes again!
Margo Baggins 14th April 2014, 13:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
Ha ha, do a google image search for G80-8937 and scroll down a bit. :)

Thats a good trick :)

I wish that board didn't have blacks on it. And I just remembered I haven't posted your browns - I will sort that!
jinq-sea 14th April 2014, 13:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
Ha ha, do a google image search for G80-8937 and scroll down a bit. :)

Amazing.

In other news, I have a G80-3494 which I removed the reds from and replaced with clears, and a nice Hyperfuse keyset. I use it every day, and it's a joy to type on!
Shirty 14th April 2014, 13:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Margon
Thats a good trick :)

I wish that board didn't have blacks on it. And I just remembered I haven't posted your browns - I will sort that!

I could put reds on it...

No rush on the browns my good man - but it will be nice to finally get this cougar finished and move on to the next project!
Margo Baggins 14th April 2014, 13:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shirty
I could put reds on it...

No rush on the browns my good man - but it will be nice to finally get this cougar finished and move on to the next project!

how many do you actually want? is it 15?

do you know how many reds and blacks I have that I will probably never use? I even found a bag of 30 reds the other day, that I have NO IDEA where they came from. I dislike them both perfusely, which is why I guess I am amounting them, as I just take them off anything that comes with them on :D
Shirty 14th April 2014, 13:27 Quote
It's 16 I think - thye whole numpad except the numlock key.

I've lost my love for linears a bit, but it always comes back when I play a game. Gaming on greens is hardcore!

EDIT: yeah it's 16 I need...

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n482/shirty101/IMAG0430_1_1.jpg
Yslen 14th April 2014, 22:32 Quote
Give you lot a place to mention keyboards and it turns into a new mechanical keyboards thread within 15 posts... :P

Very happy with CM for making this board the way they have, they've hit the nail firmly on the head here, I'm struggling to think of a feature I would miss if I bought this... except that I don't have caps for a full size board. TKL please! I suppose being really critical it would be nice if the USB cable was micro, so I can use the lovely Pexon ones I have :P
Shirty 14th April 2014, 23:12 Quote
Isn't the Rapid basically this in TKL?
Singularity 16th April 2014, 14:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shirty
Isn't the Rapid basically this in TKL?

Yup, the Rapid is the tenkeyless version of this. Love my Rapid (MX Blacks here)
Shirty 16th April 2014, 14:23 Quote
I enjoyed my Rapid for the short time I had it :)
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