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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Gamers are now able to have an all-encompassing CM Storm experience. The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid is a high-grade mechanical gaming keyboard that employs the best selection of CHERRY MX keyswitches. It is positioned as a premium quality keyboard with an attractive value proposition. It features a minimalist design that makes it both an affordable step into using mechanical gaming keyboards and at the same time, worthy of competitive use.
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  • Mechanical CHERRY MX keyswitches - lifespan of up to 50 million keystrokes while providing unique feedback and resistance for satisfying keypresses
  • Windows keys can be disabled in-game to prevent accidental interruptions
  • Extra keycaps and keypuller included
  • Laser marked keycaps for increased durability
  • Anti-Ghosting
  • NKRO in PS/2 Mode
  • 1,000 Hz/1 ms response time in USB Mode
  • Multimedia shortcut keys - easily play, pause, stop, skip tracks, and control volume
  • Rubber coated body yields high quality finish
  • Removable braided USB cable and built-in routing grooves for clean and easy cable management




SGK-4000-GKCL1-US (Blue Switch/Gray Body)
SGK-4000-GKCC1-US (Black Switch/Gray Body)
SGK-4000-GKCM1-US (Brown Switch/Gray Body)
SGK-4000-GKCR1-US (Red Switch/Black Body)
SGK-4000-GKCG1-US (Green Switch/Black Body) 

Dimensions 355 mm x 135 mm x 35 mm (LxWxH)
14 in x 5 in x 1 in (LxWxH)
Weight 940 g (2.1 lbs)
Interface USB/PS/2

CHERRY MX Blue (Light resistance, "clicky" feedback)
CHERRY MX Black (Heavy resistance, linear feedback)
CHERRY MX Brown (Medium resistance, "bumpy" feedback)
CHERRY MX Red (Light resistance, linear feedback)
CHERRY MX Green (Heavy resistance, "clicky" feedback)

Keycap Puller Yes
Extra Keycaps Yes - 6 pieces
N-Key Rollover NKRO in PS/2 Mode
Polling Rate 1,000 Hz/1 ms
USB Cable Removable, Braided
Warranty 2 Years

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  1. L-CTRL Too Small 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Aug 2013

    If you play games like Counter-Strike or Half-Life where crouching or crouch jumping is important then this keyboard might take a little getting used to. The L-Ctrl button is pretty small, and as a result the windows key is shifted left - right where your pinky wants to go when you're trying to crouch.

    Other than that, the keyboard is fantastic. I especially like the indentation that grips the detachable usb cable. Makes it so the port is less likely to be damaged.

  2. The best value mechanical keyboard you can buy. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Feb 2013

    If you are skeptical about jumping into mechanical keyboards because of the price, or simply find most mechanical keyboards out of your budget, the Quickfire Rapid is something you need to consider.

    The build quality is outstanding and the feel is amazing. I'm a typist so I got the Cherry Blues, which are great for typing, and after using the Quickfire I have never went back to a standard membrane board. If you can live without the number pad, and are using a membrane keyboard, the Quickfire Rapid is the best value out there.

  3. This keyboard WILL spoil your typing experience forever. Is THAT good! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2013

    I bought the QuickFire Rapid Spanish ISO layout model a couple of weeks ago, and I can't remember being more satisfied with a computer accesory ever. Well, nearly 20 years ago I received an IBM Model M buckling spring keyboard, and it too made typing so enjoyable, no matter how many hours a day. For work, school and the occasional Test Drive or Space Quest gaming. The model I bought here has the Cherry MX BROWN switches, chosen beforehand for the typing feeedback of the Blue switches, but with less force (45g) and noise feedback. It is GREAT for typing. It has a nostalgic clack (not click) sound when bottoming out which I find very enjoiable. I haven't donde any "heavy" gaming yet, but since these keys are so responsive and light to press, I'm sure that this keyboard is also good at gaming.

    Cooler Master did a great job at bringing a no frills, top-quality mechanical keyboard at about HALF what other fancy brands charge. You can do a blind comparison of this Rapid model against a $150 Filco Tenkeyless and you won't be able to tell de difference.

    It was no marketing BS when reviewers say that this tenkeyless format and the Cherry switches coupled with the heavy metal backplate of the Cooler Master Rapid WILL make you a better, faster typist. They should add that this will make you a happier typist too.

    In all, the absolute best under $100 keyboard out there, bar none.

  4. Amazing keyboard 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Dec 2012

    This keyboard is simply fantastic. The build quality and design is simply superb. The only downside is the fact that I specifically asked for no branding but was given a branded one.
    But I have gotten used to the branding.
    The cherry mx brown switches are great, and I really like it a lot more than the blue switches that I previously had.

  5. Best keyboard you can buy! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Dec 2012

    Pros: This keyboard is the best you can get and is better than many that cost almost twice as much! It is manufactured by costar who currently has the best manufacturing process for keyboards. I have had a few other mechanical keyboards any this is my favorite by far. The closest compararible keyboard is a filco which costs much more and doesn't have detachable usb.

    Cons: The quickfire rapid is heavily branded but I actually think it makes it look nicer sans the "quickfire" text on the spacebar.

    Bottom Line: This is the best built keyboard you can get at a great value.

  6. Very great keyboard but no lights 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Nov 2012

    very nice keyboard i can type way faster on it and its great for gaming i love everything about it but i wish i got the pro because this one doesnt have the leds

  7. Great keyboard 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Nov 2012

    Love it. Definitely one of the best keyboards I've ever used. Only thing is that if you accidentally press a key half-way, it still types the letter, but that's negligible. Keys feel great, and make a satisfying CHUNK when you type. Not to mention it's small and portable.

  8. CMQR with brown switches 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Sep 2012

    A quality keyboard with a solid feel. I love the Cherry MX brown swiches.

    My only minor complaints are: (1) the top-side branding, (2) the keycap font, and (3) one of the rubber feet is a bit short making the keyboard wobble on my desk.

  9. Really great product 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Sep 2012

    I'd like to split this review into 2 parts.

    1) QuickFire Rapid as mechanical keyboard
    It's awesome. I've got everything i've expected reading all those
    reviews. The usual complaints i've used to find there - logos, font (!)
    - i like all of it. It suits really well IMHO. I like the build, the
    feel, it feels like you want to type just smth to get this feeling

    This is my first mechanical keyboard and IMHO it's one of the best
    choices avaliable.

    2) Typing on the mechanical keyboard
    It looks like i've typed on pretty decent scissors keyboard for the last
    few years. It uses the same 'switch' as notebooks, but there is the
    difference, I've used laptop stand (CoolerMaster also, no cooling, just
    stand) to use it with my Samsung laptop (and place 2nd monitor on the
    same level)
    The QuickFire is fun to type on, but my worn-out keyb still also is. :-D
    I've also happened to type on rubber dome keyboards just after buying
    QF, and QF beats them easily.
    One more thing - this is Cherry MX Brown, which is tactile, but not
    clicky. It makes more noise than scissors, it's not quite, it's just not
    'clicky' as 'Blues' keyboard is.
    If you think that your surrounding allows you to 'click' you may prefer
    to go with 'Blues' - just my IMHO, haven't tried it myself. You save few
    bucks also.

    But I wouldn't change my QF for anything, really enjoying it. You can
    always 'clack' bottoming out keys :-D

    Highly recommend this one.

    P.S. If you want to buy mechanical keyboard and you cannot decide which brand you want, google for geekhack reviews - people who are crazy fans for this stuff and used almost every thing on Earth, they like QF Rapid a lot (ugh, branding/font) :-)

  10. CM Quickfire Rapid - brown switch 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jul 2012

    I've had the CMQR keyboard for almost 2 months. Everything works well. The switches have good feel and the board does not move while typing. Right hand mouse position is much better because of the tenkeyless design.

    I hope Cooler master would also sell a version without the accessory keys - 60 to 66 key design
    - for extreme portability.

    I recommend this keyboard.

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