Reddit Reddit reviews CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Red Switches

We found 55 Reddit comments about CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Red Switches. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Red Switches
Mechanical Red CHERRY MX SwitchesWindows keys disabled in Game ModeExtra key caps bundled (with key puller)Laser marked key capsAnti-GhostingNKRO in PS/2 ModeRemovable braided USB cable with cable routingCompact design without numpad section provides extra space for your mouse and allows your shoulders to be comfortably positioned
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55 Reddit comments about CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Red Switches:

u/Scalarmotion · 11 pointsr/buildapcsales

Note that many have ironically found the TK layout annoying for data entry since the overlapping layout means you can't use the arrow keys and numpad at the same time. Still a pretty good board, but if you don't need the numpad you'd be better off with a Quickfire Rapid.

u/square965 · 5 pointsr/hardwareswap

$80 bucks brand new from Amazon.


Also, yes it warrants a discount. Opened or not, you can't sell stuff for full price. Just return it to Amazon.

And ignoring the sidebar rules... this thread is garbage.

u/Pwnerz64 · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Keyboards under $100, probably a [cm storm quickfire rapid] (

If you have a little more, maybe a logitech g710, das keyboards, ducky keyboards, or WASD keyboards, where you can customize the keycaps and the case.

/r/MechanicalKeyboards is a good place to find what you like

u/alose · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Corsair has a non-standard bottom row, making it hard to replace the caps. Eventually all caps will wear, and the thin stock ABS caps that come with Corsair wear fast. Corsair only has middling build quality, yet they command premium prices.

Browns do have a higher reset point, but much closer than Blues.

CM Storm QFR

Rantopad MXX. It will be cheaper at Rantopad's site if you do not have Prime.

u/Metaldrake · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Quickfire Rapid if your budget can stretch to it, great value for your money.

Otherwise get a magicforce 68.

u/rjmana · 3 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards
u/7h3_Pr0v010n3 · 3 pointsr/mechmarket

Wanted to give you a heads-up, Tenkeyless QuickFire Rapid w/ Cherry MX Reds is currently on sale for $73 w/ free shipping at Amazon.

u/libre_office_warlock · 3 pointsr/battlestations

The mouse is this guy and the keyboard is this one. I was really sad that Razer didn't make lefty mice with the larger array of side buttons (or didn't seem to at the time; I wanted a Naga and maybe didn't look hard enough), but it does the job.

u/kschang · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

You can get QFR for that price easily. It's a classic, but no backlight. Browns may be a hair cheaper.

If you want backlight there's always the QFRI

u/tomb0y · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I heard good things about the QFR, and it can be modified to be programmable later on:

u/frank_n_bean · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Unfortunately, I believe is the only retailer (at least in the US) that sells newer Ducky boards. Your best bet is to try to find one on /r/mechmarket, find one on a site like eBay, wait for them to replenish stock on, or buy one of the other One TKL with Red switch boards they have (though I believe the only in stock ones have LEDs).

EDIT: Sorry, missed the second part of your question... there's definitely other TKL boards with red switches out there... provided your budget is around the same, have you tried taking a look at the CM Quickfire TKL? It's a pretty good board and comes with Cherry switches.

u/NotSoRandomBear · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I found this. I don't know how much is cheap for mechanical keyboards in the US. Mechanical keyboards in the US and Canada are pretty cheap compared to the mechanical once over in Norway and Sweden, and there's way more variety in the US.

u/LesZedCB · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

It's a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with WASD keycaps which you can customize to your hearts content!

EDIT: It ended up costing about $130

u/parcel98 · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Well, first you'd have to decide which switches you want.
This keyboard is very good and available with Browns and Reds for under 90 bucks on Amazon!
You can also buy it with blues from a third-party vendor through Amazon for a slightly higher price.

u/mazrim12 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I just bought a CM Storm QuickFire Rapid today with Red switches. Only been typing on it for a day but I'm very happy with it so far. It was about $75.


u/metalmatan · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

CM storm quick fire rapid with cherry mx reds :) [amazon](CM Storm QuickFire Rapid - Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Red Switches

u/_mutinyonthebay · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I think your keyboard and mouse is worth more than 1.5% of your total build cost. Think about it a bit – they're your primary interface to interact with your system, yet folks tend to skip over them (keyboards especially). A truly nice mouse and keyboard is one of those things that, once you try it, you don't know how you ever lived without.

I'd take some of the money other folks here are saving you and buy this keyboard and this mouse. I'd go with Cherry MX Reds (linear), but Browns (tactile) are a reasonable alternative.

u/Tyler510 · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

Not OP, but I pick Reds and cheap. Thinking of this.

u/L7ryAGheFF · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I cannot recommend this keyboard because it uses "GAMDIAS Certified" switches instead of actual Cherry MX switches, and I've never even heard of GAMDIAS. With a budget of about $70, your only real option seems to be the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid. If you stretched your budget by an extra $20 or so, you would have a lot more options.

I don't know how familiar you are with the different colour switches, but make sure you get the ones you want. Red switches are very light and have no tactile bump, and a lot of people have problems typing on them. I love them, but you may prefer something like brown switches. Try to find display keyboards at a local store so you can try before you buy.

u/acdcvhdlr · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Quickfire Rapid. I got one with red switches a couple weeks ago. It has a nice soft touch case without any branding on the top or front or sides, I don't remember if the back edge has anything on it because I never see it. It also has a standard layout so custom keycaps are not a problem. It also comes with a nice braided USB cable. It is also quite affordable.

edit: There is a logo on the back edge

u/withnail · 1 pointr/pathofexile

I run a non-standard setup where I am able to detach my numeric keypad and place it on the left side of my keyboard.

I find this more effiicient, comfortable and ergonomic. It also allows me to access the majority of functions with my left hand with an additional six button column of buttons to the right for macro functions like /oss and /itemlevel. This setup would also be effective for someone with small hands.

How the keys are mapped

Numlock, /, *, - are potions 1-4 w/ potion 5 mapped to mouse4 (quicksilver).<br />
4, 7, 8, 9, 6 are bound skills 4-8 i.e. Q, W, E, R, T.<br />
5 - Inventory<br />
1 - World Map<br />
2 - Character info<br />
3 - Weapon swap<br />
0 - Toggle highlighting<br />
. - Map<br />
+ - Pickup item<br />
Enter - Remapped as Shift key<br />

Despite my reluctance to support Razer I am considering eventually purchasing an Orbweaver to duplicate this function and switching to a mechanical keyboard with no numeric keypad.

The only flaw with this setup re: PoE is I have not set a nearby key for Enable Corpse Targeting (A) or Detonate Mines (D) as I don't normally use these skills. I could re-map them to the six key column nearby.

u/youtes · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Do you absolutely need a full size keyboard?

Have you checked out CM's TKL option?;amp;qid=1479877634&amp;amp;sr=8-10

It's quite popular around here.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/gamingpc

As for keyboards, I went with something durable that had cherry mx red switches.

That led me to the steelseries 6gv2 with the red switches. I don't like black switches; too much force required to press them whether typing or gaming, imo.

The cm storm series of keyboards we wll known for price/performance as well.

u/raygan · 1 pointr/pcgaming

I got this one personally but what you're really looking for is the mechanical switches. Mine uses Cherry MX Red switches and I think they're excellent both for typing and for gaming. I consider backlights and ten-key keypads unnecessary but there are a lot of options.

If you want to really do a lot of research on these, check out /r/MechanicalKeyboards

u/MossyG- · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Sans keycaps as in without keycaps. I actually just bought a keyboard I wasn't able to find any mx red keyboards I wanted in stock, but joined the massdrop for the Magicforce 68 with gateron reds.

Hope I like it!

Edit: Scratch that they don't ship til may 1st and want a keyboard before that. I have my eyes on this now,;amp;pf_rd_s=&amp;amp;pf_rd_r=PCNQD1426G7STGYARK87&amp;amp;pf_rd_t=36701&amp;amp;pf_rd_p=b06971ce-9992-44c1-9ee0-eb9792e71b5e&amp;amp;pf_rd_i=desktop

u/SqwurtleSqwad · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I have this CM Storm Quickfire Rapid TKL with Cherry MX Reds for $55 shipped.

u/BeyondClueless · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I was wondering if I could get any keyboard recommendations at around $100 or less for a 60% or 80% keyboard (I only care about escape and arrow keys for 80%) with cherry MX reds or browns, or if someone could give a little input on the two I am looking at getting at the moment. I am choosing between this and this at the moment. Any input one way or another, or for another keyboard entirely is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

u/btgio · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Sorry, I posted the wrong link in the post. This is the one he wants:

Is it that same for that keyboard? If so, where is a good place to look for them?

u/dragossk · 1 pointr/gamingpc

There's the Rosewill with reds, WASD also has a selection of all switches, Leopold on elitekeyboards also with several for choice.
Then there's the Coolermaster Storm Quickfire Rapid with reds.

I'd recommend the Filco, but those are definitely expensive.

u/CocothePug · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

First switch I tried was brown. I got a Cooler Master QFR with browns (Phenomenal keyboard if you dont need a 10-key)

My girlfriend uses MX Reds via this exact rosewill keyboard from OP. I have always considered them a more feminine/delicate switch. Meaning no disrespect

Now, I prefer MX Clears. They are like browns but a stiffer spring and a more pronounced "bump" that needs to be overcome before the switch will actuate.

Here's my baby

And her clear switches

u/Autonomoose · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

They have them in blue and red
Probably not going to find a cheaper TKL for that price this time of year.

u/vi11 · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Does anyone know if the CM Storm Quickfire Rapid MX Reds come in pure black


I don't really like the red back plate in the inside.. Or should I go with the ducky zero tkl? Thanks

u/SpecCRA · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I suppose what I mean with layout is, what keys can you do without? Here's a few examples:

u/kayk1 · 1 pointr/buildapc

SteelSeries Rival ($40) and Razer Deathadder ($60) are the mice I like for gaming.

Something like this for the keyboard: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid ($82)

I feel like the Rival and QuickFire Rapid together at $122 is a great deal.

u/haonamm · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Thanks! Doesn't look so bad.. So is this the right keyboard? link Seems its the only version with red switches. The bigger one does not have red switches..

u/HowCouldUBMoHarkless · 1 pointr/tf2
u/Zarknox · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I have my first mech in my closet with the box right now, are you interested in a quickfire mx rapid cherry mx reds? I believe this is the same model:;amp;qid=1463421813&amp;amp;sr=8-4&amp;amp;keywords=quickfire+rapid

$40+shipping? I am usd

u/Fictiouz · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid - Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with CHERRY MX Red Switches as simple as you can get and it is possible to buy a controller from 1upkeyboards to make it reprogrammable

u/dontheweegee · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

If you can get it I would recommend the KUL ES 87 it's about 144 CAD on elitekeyboards, and it's solidly build, highly recommended all over this sub.,tenkeyless&amp;amp;pid=es87u_cl_bbb_al

If you can't source that then your other option may be the Coolermaster Quick Fire Rapid, which will come in at a lower price, and still is solidly built.

The Corsair Strafe is another really good option and will be a pretty good upgrade from your blackwidow, and looks like it's on sale on

u/haelous · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

The important parts are the switches (and how they're mounted), the case, and the keycaps.

Here's some examples to give you perspective:

The Magicforce is an entry-level keyboard with clone switches.

The QFR's an example of an entry level keyboard with Cherry MX switches. The QFR-i is equal quality, with backlighting.

The FC750 is an example of a higher end keyboard with a Cherry MX switches, quality casing, and great PBT keycaps.

The VB87M is close in quality to the FC750, but has backlighting.

u/TeeBaginDragon · 1 pointr/MechanicalKeyboards

I actually prefer tenkeyless/60% boards so I have this one: From what I've seen and heard, you can't go wrong with cmstorm, good build quality with a low price.