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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Gamers are now able to have an all-encompassing CM Storm experience in a smaller footprint. The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid by Cooler Master is a high-grade mechanical keyboard that employs the best selection of Cherry MX switches available. It is positioned as a premium quality keyboard with an attractive value proposition, inspired by a minimalistic design worthy of competitive use. The smaller design makes it the ideal choice for the gamer on-the-go.

CHERRY RED SWITCH
The high quality Cherry MX Red switches delivers a smooth, quick response with very low resistance. Excellent comfort and durability for gaming or office use with zero latency.
N-KEY ROLLOVER FUNCTION IN PS/2 MODE
The QuickFire Rapid can have multiple keys pressed at the same time in PS/2 mode without conflict, providing an incredible advantage for gamers.
EXTRA KEY-CAPS BUNDLED WITH KEYCAP TOOL
The QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool for added customization.
GAME MODE
Disable your Windows keys to prevent accidental interruption of your gaming sessions.
REMOVABLE BRAIDED USB CABLE WITH CABLE ROUTING
Prevents tangled wires and provides extra flexibility for your keyboard positioning.
MULTIMEDIA SHORTCUTS
Take total control of your music and video playback.

Additional Information

  • 1000Hz driverless polling/1ms response time
  • 87 Keys
  • Laser-etched keycaps
  • PS/2 or USB Connection

What's Included

  • QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • 6 replacement keycaps
  • Keycap remover
  • Mini USB Cable with gold plated connectors
  • Quick Start Guide

Compatibility

  • PC with available USB 2.0 port (500mA)
  • Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8

Choose Your Switch Type

Key Feel Tactile Smooth Tactile Smooth Tactile
Feedback Bump Bump Click Bump Click
Actuation Point 45g 45g 50g 60g 80g

Item Comparison

Model CM Storm QuickFire Rapid CM Storm QuickFire Pro CM Storm QuickFire TK CM Storm Trigger
Switch Type               
Key Roll Over NKRO/PS2 NKRO/USB NKRO/USB 6 KRO
Total Keys 87 104 (Numpad) 92 (Numpad) 109 (Numpad)
Backlit   Partial - Full -    Full -
Extra Feature       USB Hub/Wrist Rest
Best For FPS / RTS / LAN FPS / RTS FPS / RTS / LAN FPS / MMO
  • newegg Cherry MX Red Switches The Cherry red key switches deliver fast response on each key, linear felling with light operating force, and comfortable typing with a life expectancy of up to 50 million keystrokes.
  • newegg N-key rollover function in PS/2 mode The N-key rollover function permits keys to be pressed at the same time in PS2 mode without conflict, a great advantage for gamers.
  • newegg Extra key-caps bundled with keycap tool The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool, which help games easily replace their gaming control keys.
  • newegg Multimedia shortcuts With the multimedia shortcuts, control the volume, play back or pause music or videos at the touch of a button.
  • newegg Removable braided USB cable with cable routing The removable braided USB cable with cable routing prevents tangle wires and provides extra flexibility.
  • newegg Windows Keys disabled GAME mode Gaming mode disables both Windows keys to prevent accidental activation of the Windows Start function so your game won't be interrupted.

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Gamers are now able to have an all-encompassing CM Storm experience in a smaller footprint. The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid by Cooler Master is a high-grade mechanical keyboard that employs the best selection of Cherry MX switches available. It is positioned as a premium quality keyboard with an attractive value proposition, inspired by a minimalistic design worthy of competitive use. The smaller design makes it the ideal choice for the gamer on-the-go.

CHERRY BLUE SWITCH
Bred for gaming, the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid comes equipped with renowned Cherry MX Blue switches that deliver low resistance and click feedback, as well as over 50 million keystrokes life cycle for ultimate durability and reliability.
N-KEY ROLLOVER FUNCTION IN PS/2 MODE
The QuickFire Rapid can have multiple keys pressed at the same time in PS/2 mode without conflict, providing an incredible advantage for gamers.
EXTRA KEY-CAPS BUNDLED WITH KEYCAP TOOL
The QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool for added customization.
GAME MODE
Disable your Windows keys to prevent accidental interruption of your gaming sessions.
REMOVABLE BRAIDED USB CABLE WITH CABLE ROUTING
Prevents tangled wires and provides extra flexibility for your keyboard positioning.
MULTIMEDIA SHORTCUTS
Take total control of your music and video playback.

Additional Information

  • 1000Hz driverless polling/1ms response time
  • 87 Keys
  • Laser-etched keycaps
  • PS/2 or USB Connection

What's Included

  • QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • 6 replacement keycaps
  • Keycap remover
  • Mini USB Cable with gold plated connectors
  • Quick Start Guide

Compatibility

  • PC with available USB 2.0 port (500mA)
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Choose Your Switch Type

Key Feel Tactile Smooth Tactile Smooth Tactile
Feedback Bump Bump Click Bump Click
Actuation Point 45g 45g 50g 60g 80g

Item Comparison

Model CM Storm QuickFire Rapid CM Storm QuickFire Pro CM Storm QuickFire TK CM Storm Trigger
Switch Type               
Key Roll Over NKRO/PS2 NKRO/USB NKRO/USB 6 KRO
Total Keys 87 104 (Numpad) 92 (Numpad) 109 (Numpad)
Backlit   Partial - Full -    Full -
Extra Feature       USB Hub/Wrist Rest
Best For FPS/RTS/LAN FPS/RTS FPS/RTS/LAN FPS/MMO

 

  • newegg Mechanical Cherry MX switches The mechanical Cherry blue key switches deliver fast response on each key, 2 stage of press feeling, click sound inside, 50 million life cycle and comfortable typing for long term use.
  • newegg N-key rollover function in PS/2 mode The N-key rollover function permits keys to be pressed at the same time in PS2 mode without conflict, a great advantage for gamers.
  • newegg Extra key-caps bundled with keycap tool The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool, which help games easily replace their gaming control keys.
  • newegg Multimedia shortcuts With the multimedia shortcuts, control the volume, play back or pause music or videos at the touch of a button.
  • newegg Removable braided USB cable with cable routing The removable braided USB cable with cable routing prevents tangle wires and provides extra flexibility.
  • newegg Windows Keys disabled GAME mode Gaming mode disables both Windows keys to prevent accidental activation of the Windows Start function so your game won't be interrupted.

CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Gamers are now able to have an all-encompassing CM Storm experience in a smaller footprint. The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid by Cooler Master is a high-grade mechanical keyboard that employs the best selection of Cherry MX switches available. It is positioned as a premium quality keyboard with an attractive value proposition, inspired by a minimalistic design worthy of competitive use. The smaller design makes it the ideal choice for the gamer on-the-go.

CHERRY BROWN SWITCH
Cherry MX Brown key switches deliver a quiet, fast response for each key. A popular choice for its soft bump response, 50 million key press lifecycle, and reduction of fatigue from long term typing or gaming.
N-KEY ROLLOVER FUNCTION IN PS/2 MODE
The QuickFire Rapid can have multiple keys pressed at the same time in PS/2 mode without conflict, providing an incredible advantage for gamers.
EXTRA KEY-CAPS BUNDLED WITH KEYCAP TOOL
The QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool for added customization.
GAME MODE
Disable your Windows keys to prevent accidental interruption of your gaming sessions.
REMOVABLE BRAIDED USB CABLE WITH CABLE ROUTING
Prevents tangled wires and provides extra flexibility for your keyboard positioning.
MULTIMEDIA SHORTCUTS
Take total control of your music and video playback.

Additional Information

  • 1000Hz driverless polling/1ms response time
  • 87 Keys
  • Laser-etched keycaps
  • PS/2 or USB Connection

What's Included

  • QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • 6 replacement keycaps
  • Keycap remover
  • Mini USB Cable with gold plated connectors
  • Quick Start Guide

Compatibility

  • PC with available USB 2.0 port (500mA)
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Choose Your Switch Type

Key Feel Tactile Smooth Tactile Smooth Tactile
Feedback Bump Bump Click Bump Click
Actuation Point 45g 45g 50g 60g 80g

Item Comparison

Model CM Storm QuickFire Rapid CM Storm QuickFire Pro CM Storm QuickFire TK CM Storm Trigger
Switch Type               
Key Roll Over NKRO/PS2 NKRO/USB NKRO/USB 6 KRO
Total Keys 87 104 (Numpad) 92 (Numpad) 109 (Numpad)
Backlit   Partial - Full -    Full -
Extra Feature       USB Hub/Wrist Rest
Best For FPS/RTS/LAN FPS/RTS FPS/RTS/LAN FPS/MMO

 

  • newegg Cherry MX Brown Switches The Cherry brown key switches enable quiet, fast response on each key, soft tactile feeling and comfortable typing with a life expectancy of up to 50 million keystrokes.
  • newegg N-key rollover function in PS/2 mode The N-key rollover function permits keys to be pressed at the same time in PS2 mode without conflict, a great advantage for gamers.
  • newegg Extra key-caps bundled with keycap tool The CM Storm QuickFire Rapid comes with extra key-caps and keycap tool, which help games easily replace their gaming control keys.
  • newegg Multimedia shortcuts With the multimedia shortcuts, control the volume, play back or pause music or videos at the touch of a button.
  • newegg Removable braided USB cable with cable routing The removable braided USB cable with cable routing prevents tangle wires and provides extra flexibility.
  • newegg Windows Keys disabled GAME mode Gaming mode disables both Windows keys to prevent accidental activation of the Windows Start function so your game won't be interrupted.


Learn more about CM Storm QuickFire Rapid

Model

Brand
Cooler Master
Name
CM Storm QuickFire Rapid
Model
SGK-4000-GKCM1-US

Keyboard Connection Type

Keyboard Interface
USB or PS/2

Keyboard SPEC

Design Style
Gaming
Palm Rest
N/A
Mechanical Keyboard
Yes
Key Switch Type
Brown Cherry MX
Keyboard Color
Black
Dimensions
14 (L) x 5 (W) x 1 (H) inch

Type

Type
Wired

Mouse Included

Mouse Included
No

Features

Features
Mechanical CHERRY MX Brown switches

Windows Keys disabled in GAME mode

Extra key-caps bundled (with keypuller)

Laser-marked keycaps

Anti Ghosting

NKRO in PS/2 mode

1000Hz/1ms response time in USB mode

Multimedia shortcuts

Rubber coated Keyboard surface

Removable braided USB cable with cable routing

6pcs Extra Keys

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Nicholas P.
  • 4/14/2014 7:42:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsShuldve listened t the reviewers

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Fast, respnsive, slid design

Cons: The key between the i and the p went ut n me in less than 2 weeks, I knew I shuld've fllwed the reviews.

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  • Matt C.
  • 4/5/2014 10:03:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Great feel, good weight, and the keys feel very nice. Nothing on this keyboard feels cheap. I wanted a mechanical keyboard that was just a keyboard, not some huge hunk of plastic with flashy lights all over. This keyboard delivers that perfectly.

Cons: None

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  • Andrew P.
  • 3/17/2014 6:20:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: This keyboard replaced my trusty IBM model M as it was becoming far too loud for my ears. I got the IBM for a song years ago, so I wasn't willing to pay through the nose for a mechanical replacement. Coolmaster delivered at a good price. Kudos to them.

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  • William R.
  • 1/25/2014 11:43:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAlright for 4 months

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Worked great for 4 months

Cons: Keys started to do separate functions. my spacebar acted like a windows key and about half the keys of the board were messed up.

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  • Shane W.
  • 1/21/2014 10:54:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood mechanical keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Nice design, feels great to type on. Sturdy and heavy so it doesnt get knocked around like the cheap 15 dollar keyboards do.

Cons: Cable is bulky and stiff, wish I had gotten blues but browns are a great choice if loud clicks annoy you/those around you

Other Thoughts: Great first mechanical keyboard. If you don't use the numpad, not having one is amazing.

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  • Taylor C.
  • 1/21/2014 10:54:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice but possible quality issues.

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Love how it sounds and feels to type on it. Also really like how it has a removable cord because I tend to use it in my schools computer labs so the detachable cable lets me transport it to school and back easily without having to wrap the cable around the keyboard or rubberband it to the keyboard while transporting it.

The keyboard feels very solid and works great.

Cons: When I first got it I noticed the caps lock key was a little too thick and would rub against the led and stop short of hitting the metal plate in the keyboard and would instead stop on the led. However that was a easy fix I just pulled off they capslock key and dremeled down the little plastic window on the key a little and it was just fine.


After about 14-15 months of owning the keyboard the mini usb in the keyboard seems to have come loose. When plugging in or bumping the cable the keyboard will output a large string of characters and turn on the scroll lock key until it gets fiddled with. Got an rma from cooler master and im having it sent in.

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  • Tommy W.
  • 1/15/2014 1:25:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Nice weight & very solid feel. No flex when typing. Just a very quality feel overall.

Cons: The indicator LEDs (caps lock, etc) are a bit too bright for my taste.

Other Thoughts: Very high bang/buck ratio keyboard with very good quality overall. I'm not a big fan of ABS keycaps but I knew it had them when I ordered it - and Coolermaster has to cut a corner somewhere in order to provide a keyboard with such quality at this price. Highly recommended!

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  • Yolanda P.
  • 1/2/2014 12:33:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible Quality

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Looking for a budget mechanical keyboard? Look elsewhere. It seems Cooler Master jumped on the mechanical bandwagon to get some easy profits.

Cons: Dead key (L) on the third day of usage. The L key, of all friggin' keys! I'd expect WASD to break first, but the L key? What the hell.. quality control on this product must be awful.

Other Thoughts: Get a real brand, or don't get one at all. Don't make the same mistake I did.

Manufacturer Response:

Ryne,
I'm very sorry for the troubles with your Quickfire Rapid keyboard. It's not normal for it to be failing like that, and we do stand behind our products. We'd much prefer you have a fully functioning QFR, so let us help you take advantage of our warranty and get it replaced. You can register for an eRMA with us at the link below to get a tested replacement, or you can seek an exchange with Newegg since it's only been a few days and if that's more convenient for you.

If you have any questions or concerns about anything regarding the RMA, the keyboard, or anything Cooler Master, please don't hesitate to come and talk to us in tickets or live chat so we can help you out. You can find the Contact Us link below :)

Regards,
Kevin with Cooler Master

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  • Matthew D.
  • 12/16/2013 12:59:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest keyboard I've bought.

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: N-Key Rollover in PS/2 Mode
Very responsive
Consistent switch actuation point across all keys. (Brown are about half way down)
A bit of cable management.
Braided Cable.
Compact design.

Cons: It doesn't make me a sandwich.
Refuses to give me a back massage.

Other Thoughts: This is simply the best keyboard I've ever bought. It is worth every dime. I use this on my linux desktop for gaming/programming/writing. I think I'll get cherry black next time but this keyboard is a fantastic keyboard which is super comfortable to type on and plays games awesome.

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  • Jason L.
  • 11/4/2013 2:03:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Works great! Could have stood for a little more click so I should have got a different switch but that's not a minus to the keyboard itself. The build feels very solid (it's surprisingly heavy, no way it'll slide around on you) and I have had no problems with it. NKRO when connected via PS/2 is great. The status LEDs are very easy to see. Comes with some extra keycaps too.

Cons: Like others have stated in reviews - my fingers seem to be wearing the lettering off some of the keys already and I don't game for as many hours a day as I used to.

Other Thoughts: This is a great starter mechanical keyboard and if you don't need the ten keys on the side this is a great choice. It's not perfect but it's nothing that some improved keycaps couldn't fix. If you have doubts about this being a good first mechanical keyboard it's safe to lay them to rest.

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