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CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

  • CHERRY MX Brown Keyswitches - Medium Resistance, "Bumpy" Feedback
  • Steel Backplate
  • Minimal bezels, slim profile
  • N-Key Rollover in PS/2 Mode
  • Multimedia Shortcuts
  • Windows Keys can be Disabled
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CM Storm aims to provide gaming enthusiasts with the ultimate gear to assure them victory. Featuring a smooth and clean aesthetic, the QuickFire XT comes equipped with ultra-durable mechanical Cherry MX switches, guaranteed to survive at least 50 million taps. The Embedded Steel plate, NKRO support, and key-combo functions all ensure that you never miss your opportunity to win. 

  • newegg Ultra-Slim Design With its ultra-slim body and elegant style, the QuickFire XT offers comfortable, ergonomic typing angles, and takes up little space on the desktop.
  • newegg Green Mechanical Switch The Cherry MX Green is both a tactile and a clicky switch. You can both feel the tactile bump, and hear the "click" that occurs, when the activation point is hit.
  • newegg N-KEY ROLLOVER FUNCTION and Adjustable Command Rate The QuickFire XT can have multiple keys pressed at the same time through a PS/2 connection without conflict, providing an incredible advantage for gamers. In PS/2 mode, the command rate can also be adjusted via key combos.
  • newegg Multimedia Shortcuts via Key Combos Take total control of your music and video playback easily with key combos.
  • newegg Detachable Braided Cable The detachable braided cable with a full-size USB plug prevents tangled wires, and provides extra flexibility for your keyboard positioning.
  • newegg Game Mode Disable your Windows keys to prevent accidental interruption of your gaming sessions.

Be a Serious Gamer

With high-grade Cherry MX Switches, N Key Rollover (NKRO) function, a set of extra keycaps (including a key puller), and solid build quality, the Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a must-have weapon to dominate the hottest game titles. Your weapon can also be striking with laser-marked keycaps and a non-glossy matte finish. Now get this powerful weapon with its smooth and clean aesthetic.

  • newegg Mechanical Cherry MX Red switches The mechanical Cherry MX Red switches deliver deliver a smooth, quick response with very low resistance, as well as an over-50-million-keystroke life cycle for ultimate durability and reliability.
  • 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 Key Combos The command rate can be adjusted by key combo in PS/2 mode. Windows keys can be disabled via key combo to prevent accidental interruption of your gaming sessions. You can also take total control of your music and video playback easily by key combos.
  • newegg Extra Key Caps The CM Storm QuickFire XT comes with extra key caps, which help gamers easily replace their control keys.
  • newegg Removable Braided USB Cable with Cable Routing The removable braided USB cable with cable routing prevents tangled wires and provides extra flexibility.


Learn more about CM Storm QuickFire XT

Model

Brand
Cooler Master
Name
CM Storm QuickFire XT
Model
SGK-4030-GKCM1-US

Keyboard Connection Type

Keyboard Interface
USB or PS/2

Keyboard SPEC

Design Style
Slim
Palm Rest
N/A
Mechanical Keyboard
No
Key Switch Type
Brown Cherry MX
Keyboard Color
Black
Dimensions
17.3(L)x5.2(W)x1.1(H) inch

Type

Type
Wired

Mouse Included

Mouse Included
No

Features

Features
All mechanical Cherry MX Keyboard - Guaranteed 50 million+ keystrokes

Embedded Steel plate for extreme stability and durability

Super slim keyboard body - more ergonomic and comfortable typing angles

N- KRO for unlimited simultaneous key presses (PS/2)

Command rate adjustments via key-combo (PS/2)

Windows Keys can be disabled via key-combo

Multimedia shortcuts via key-combos

Detachable braided cable with Full Size USB plug

Key Switch: CHERRY MX Brown
Back Plate: Black
N key Rollover: N key in PS/2 mode
Repeat Rate: 4 levels (PS/2 mode only)
Windows Key Disable: Yes, both sides
Media Keys: Yes (via F keys)
Extra Keys: 6 pcs
Keycap Puller: Yes
USB Cable: Removable, USB A connector

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Craig N.
  • 4/9/2014 6:02:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mechanical Keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: The keyboard is very minimalist. Aside from the tough-feeling braided USB cable, and the CM STORM logo on the front of the keyboard that you'll never see once you start using it, it looks like a plain black keyboard with some futuristicy-looking key prints.

The Cherry Brown switches are just what you'd expect. Tactile, audible, but not as bad as Blues, and comfortable to type on. I use this as a production keyboard at work and it's been fantastic. No extra work or software needed to get it working, so it works great if you work at a place where admin access is locked off and you can't install any peripheral software, because this doesn't need any. I have Cherry Reds on my Corsair gaming keyboard at home, and as far as typing goes I'd say the Browns definitely feel superior, but the Reds are definitely faster/lighter to type on.

Pros-
- Mechanical keys, seem pretty durable as well. I'm pretty hard on my keys and I haven't had any negative experiences so far.
- Tactile, but still fairly low actuation pressure compared to blues.
- Minimalist. No backlighting or crazy extra features. Perfect for work environments
- Just high enough actuation force that my heavy handed fingers don't accidentally push down when I'm resting them on keys while thinking ;)
- Windows key disable function and media function keys.

Cons: - Decently audible when bottomed out. I work in a cubical environment so this can be a concern, but coworkers haven't complained
- For those not using it for work, no backlighting, few extra bells and whistles.
- Braided cable a little stiff, texture of it feels weird on the fingers, but works. Not a real issue, just a "oh, that's weird." Don't notice it anymore now that it's plugged in.

Other Thoughts: I didn't take off any stars for any of my cons because the keyboard was exactly what I was looking for - A work-friendly production mechanical keyboard that wouldn't irritate everyone around me, and it satisfies exactly that. I listed the cons I could think of that other users might want to know about, however, but don't detract from the overall functionality of the product.

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  • Wayne D.
  • 3/23/2014 1:34:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLess than 3 months later, a dead key.

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: When all the keys worked, it worked nicely.

Cons: 'o' key stopped working less than 3 months later. Contacting Cooler Master about the problem through their website so far has not helped out after 5 days waiting for a response. According to newegg's site this keyboard has a 2 year limited warranty, and i want to send it to coolermaster to have them fix it. I feel like i wasted 90 bucks on this.

Other Thoughts: I got a mechanical keyboard because from everything I heard, they are durable and last alot longer than your standard keyboard. This is the shortest amount of time I have had a keyboard work, and I have purchased several, i have a 15 dollar keyboard that still works. 90 dollars for something that worked right for less than 3 months is unacceptable.

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  • Kristin M.
  • 2/26/2014 10:24:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCooler Master Rebate Scam

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: If you are a masochist, enjoy being lied to, waiting on hold, writing emails which are replied to by robot, this is the company for you They apparently are loathe to honor rebates, or warranties.

Cons: Be warned that Cooler Master has demonstrated itself to be a shady company. They will give you the runaround if you have a legitimate warranty claim, or a legitimate rebate claim. They are true professionals at wasting your time with endless emails and phone calls. They will not honor my legitimate, properly filled out, rebate claim which Status-Now.com has recognized as receiving about six months ago. Still no rebate..

Manufacturer Response:

Grey,
I'm very sorry for the troubles you're having with your rebate. Below is a link to our Contact Us form so that you can talk to us directly so we can try and help you out in seeing what's delaying the receipt of your rebate. Ideally, please have copies of all the rebate paperwork and any tracking IDs related to your rebate so we can verify the information and work it out as quickly as possible.

Regards,
Kevin with Cooler Master

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  • Chris H.
  • 2/18/2014 9:40:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: * Sturdy and well built.
* MX Brown switches are very nice and feel great to type on.
* No frills design and layout.
* Very easy to change/clean/repair key caps.
* N-key rollover (PS/2)

Cons: * The biggest problem early on (which is probably more my issue than the keyboard's) is that the shift key would not pop back fast enough (or I held it down and/or typed the next character after the character I was using the shift for) resulting in the 2nd letter of a capitalized word being capital as well (e.g. THis or THat). I have spent an incredible amount of time typing on a keyboard every day of my life for the past 20 years or so of my life and have never had that issue with a keyboard before. I added dampening o-rings and took a few weeks to adjust and the problem no longer presents itself.
* For whatever reason, very rarely something goes a little nuts and either the key registers as stuck or the keypress delay goes bananas and I get a string of the same character spitting out many times in a row (not a result of me holding the key down). Not sure why this happens, but the couple times it has left me scratching my head.
* As others have mentioned, the font on the keycaps isn't the best (the a's i particular look bizarre), but this is largely meaningless to me.

Other Thoughts: A great mechanical keyboard in its price range. Overall I have been extremely happy with it and would certainly recommend it to others.

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  • Sam T.
  • 2/10/2014 7:11:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: * Easy to disassemble and clean
* Detachable cord makes it a cinch to get out of the way if you need some desk real estate for something else.
* MX Brown switches aren't deafening
* There's a directness you just feel when typing that isn't there when using a traditional membrane keyboard.
* Build quality is top notch

Cons: * It's mechanical, so it is louder than a normal keyboard, and heavier too.

Other Thoughts: No eggs off for the cons since it's inherent in the device, but buyer beware. Would not advise for dorm rooms or family homes unless you can tuck your battlestation away where the noise won't bother other people.

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  • Paul D.
  • 2/1/2014 2:01:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: -Very high build quality
-Perfect key resistance (Cherry MX Brown)
-Just the right amount of 'click' sound
-Plenty long braided USB cable
-Anti-ghosting
-Useful Windows key lockout function

Cons: Wasn't available as a backlit variant?

Other Thoughts: This was my very first experience with a mechanical keyboard, as i've used standard ones my whole life. My friends finally convinced me to make the switch, so it was just down to doing some research and seeing what Cherry MX switch type I would prefer and whatnot. I'm glad I went with the Brown, this thing is WELL worth the ~$85 I spent back when it was on sale. I'm not all about the flashy full-fledged keyboards with all the MMO hotkey garbage. I just wanted a full-sized standard keyboard comparable to my previous wireless Logitech keyboard, and this thing perfectly fits the bill. This thing WILL NOT disappoint, I promise you.

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  • AJ J.
  • 1/26/2014 4:05:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Keyboard

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Cherry Brown Switches
Solid Base
Illuminated Gaming Cluster

Cons: Cant use during post
Media Keys don't eork

Other Thoughts: I really like this keyboard, although I do wish I could use it during boot up. It is a pain when I have to grab my backup keyboard.

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  • Alex M.
  • 1/15/2014 10:14:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: very solid, fullsize usb connector. rubber feet grip well

Cons: price

Other Thoughts: first mechanical keyboard and i will never go back to membrane. the brown switches have a good click and you can definitely feel the actuation point. not very loud. the paint on the keys is a little thick and is noticeable but should wear down over time. cap puller works good

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  • Jared M.
  • 1/4/2014 1:41:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad switch

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: I really enjoyed this keyboard. Pretty much a standard mechanical keyboard. Really nice to type on.

Cons: The o key stopped working. The keys feel sort of cheap.

Other Thoughts: I bought this keyboard for college/gaming. it was really great until the o key stopped working. I felt like my typing ability had increased considerably. It was truly disappointing when they key stopped working.

Manufacturer Response:

Jairbear,
I'm sorry for the troubles with your Quickfire XT. We really don't want your keyboard to have a broken key, so let us help you take advantage of the warranty we have on it. I'm attaching our eRMA registration page below in a link.

We definitely want you to come talk to us directly via tickets or live chat so we can help you out directly with any questions, concerns, or comments you have. Use that Contact Us link below if you want to chat with us. :)

Regards,
Kevin with Cooler Master

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  • Thang C.
  • 12/26/2013 1:09:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCM Storm QuickFire XT - 4 Eggs

This review is from: CM Storm QuickFire XT - Full Size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Brown Switches

Pros: Multiple key rollover and anti-ghosting
Brown switches are bumpy, and somewhat quiet
Windows disable key
Comes with key remover
Comes with USB 2 PS2 adapter

Cons: The keyboard's rubber grip on the left side was shorter than the right. Either that, or the keyboard was bent. I tried setting this keyboard on my wooden desk, and the left side kept sliding because there was no grip on the left rubber when the stands were set. Tried this on multiple surfaces, with the same result. I managed to fix it by adding a little bit of extra rubber, but still a hassle to me.

Other Thoughts: This is my first mechanical keyboard. I am enjoying it very much so far, and would recommend this item for those of you who don't need a back lit keyboard.

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