If you prefer keyboards with built in fans, sirens, LEDs and a key count somewhere north of 200 then you might as well skip this review. Cooler Master not only eschews extra function keys on the QuickFire Rapid gaming keyboard, they’ve also dropped the numpad. The keyboard features CHERRY MX blue switches which are intended more for typists, with the red and black varieties more for usage by gamers. Sporting a quick response time in USB mode and true n-key rollover in PS/2 mode, you won’t find yourself dying because the game didn’t register a keystroke. If you are interested in a mechanical gaming keyboard and don’t mind paying $80 then check out the review at Techgage. If you want to shop around then check Scott’s reivews on out front page.
"CM’s QuickFire Rapid gaming keyboard is unlike any other. It’s not flashy, it doesn’t have a bunch of bright LEDs, it has no macro support and… it has no numpad. So what is it that sets it apart? Its sturdy design and use of CHERRY MX blue mechanical key switches. Let’s see if those features make up for what’s lacking."
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