Friday, August 16th 2013

Cooler Master Introduces the CM Storm QuickFire Ultimate Gaming Keyboard

Cooler Master, an industry leading case, thermal solution, gaming gear, and mobile accessory manufacturer, announced the release of its newest keyboard: QuickFire Ultimate. Cooler Master has taken all the features of previous QuickFire keyboards and added enhancements. The result is the QuickFire Ultimate - the most feature packed mechanical gaming keyboard in the QuickFire line.

The QuickFire Ultimate is a full sized, steel-reinforced, completely backlit mechanical gaming keyboard.

Quality That Lasts
High quality Cherry MX switches means faster key presses and response times. Select from 3 different Cherry MX switches: red, blue or brown. These long-lasting switches are rated for over 50 million key strokes. The key caps are laser-marked and have a non-glossy coating to improve tactile response and eliminate fading. An embedded steel plate gives the Ultimate maximum stability and durability. A gold plated, braided USB cable and routing management groove maintains a strong link between keyboard and PC.

Your Gaming Command Center
QuickFire Ultimate has full LED backlights with 5 brightness levels. 3 modes can be toggled so only select keys will be on. N-key roll over in USB mode means every single key press is registered. 7 easy access multimedia shortcuts let you change settings on-the-fly.
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30 Comments on Cooler Master Introduces the CM Storm QuickFire Ultimate Gaming Keyboard

#1
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
oh of course they come out with just months after I buy a Quickfire TK... jackasses.
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#2
BiggieShady
crazyeyesreaper said:
oh of course they come out with just months after I buy a Quickfire TK... jackasses.
Argh ... I'm in even worse position ... I got half assed half lit CmStorm Quickfire Pro ... and now this full lit version comes out :banghead:
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#3
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
How does those letters look IRL? Because here they look sort of awful imo.
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#4
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
Letters look good on my keyboard easy to read and the leds work well the lighting is even across the entire Quickfire TK at least
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#5
BiggieShady
Letters are fine but spacebar should be clear imho
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#6
Winston_008
I have the cm quickfire keyboard but I got the one without the numpad as I have limited space. I have found them to be great keyboards.
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#7
McSteel
BiggieShady said:
Argh ... I'm in even worse position ... I got half assed half lit CmStorm Quickfire Pro ... and now this full lit version comes out :banghead:
Misery loves company, so you'll be relieved to know that I bought the QuickFire Pro 3 months ago... And only because it seemed that a full-lit version will not be around for quite a while.

Last year I bought a Fractal Design Define R3, and then the R4 came out 2 months later...

Somebody up there really enjoys trolling me.
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#8
BiggieShady
McSteel said:
you'll be relieved to know that I bought the QuickFire Pro 3 months ago
Also 3 months ... it's fine, it will age well ... and then it will be the rare one, the early one, the one that no one has :laugh:
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#9
AsRock
TPU addict
Frick said:
How does those letters look IRL? Because here they look sort of awful imo.
Hell a lot better than the Blackwidow that's for sure.. I'll wait for the Ryos mayas well do waited this long after all and it's due out in October.
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#10
riffraffy
Why does the back light up red even on the blue one , Does it double as a flashlight ? And why do most lighted keyboards light up the bottom of the keys when it's easier to see if only the tops were lit IMO .
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#11
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
because its a photoshopped background? And what do you mean bottom of the keys, the Blue and Red borders around the key are there because its a giant STEEL plate if thats what your talking about.
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#12
Volkszorn88
I have a CM quickfire Rapid Red and the CM Quickfire TK Reds as well. For me at least I like tenkeyless keyboards way more.

Just love that CM boards aren't glossy. My gf has the blue switch version. All 3 boards are solid. So definitely no worries in terms of quality from CM.

If people are looking for full mechanical keyboards this and Das are probably your best choices.
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#13
Wile E
Power User
I'll take one with blue leds and brown switches, please and thank you.
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#14
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
I like it, nicer than my QuickFire Pro. I like the full backlight and 5 brightness levels :)
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#15
riffraffy
crazyeyesreaper said:
the Blue and Red borders around the key are there because its a giant STEEL plate if thats what your talking about.
What does the giant steel plate or any other material have to do with the lighting scheme .
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#16
McSteel
A steel plate would be fairly reflective, lighting-wise. It's these diffused reflections from LED backlight that you're seeing between the keycaps.
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#17
Hilux SSRG
Looks like a quality keyboard but for the price they want, get a Ducky.
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#18
riffraffy
McSteel said:
A steel plate would be fairly reflective, lighting-wise. It's these diffused reflections from LED backlight that you're seeing between the keycaps.
So if you take the Razer Lycosa for instance and substitute a steel plate it wound lite on the bottom also...I'm not so sure about that , I think manufacturers decide if the bottom lights up . but hey maybe I'm wrong .
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#19
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
crazyeyesreaper said:
because its a photoshopped background? And what do you mean bottom of the keys, the Blue and Red borders around the key are there because its a giant STEEL plate if thats what your talking about.
If your talking about the splash of red behind the keyboard its PHOTOSHOPPED IN the background is black and they used Photoshop to edit the images used the red to make it stand out.
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#20
riffraffy
Just checked out the Ducky Zero Shine orange led and there's hardly no led bleeding on bottom it has a very clean look , but the Ducky Shine II is very bottom lit , Don't know if it's the photos or they were trying for that look . The Ducky is now at the top of my next keyboard list , it's a no bling board without extra gaming buttons ( have a G-700 mouse with 13 buttons I don't utilize already ) and I think I read were the Ducky also uses a steel plate . I just have to get over the $140 sticker shock for a keyboard but it looks worth it . #2 on the list wound be the Cooler Master Trigger but they are hard to find with the brown MXs right now for some reason .
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#21
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
yea certain MX keys are easy to find others extremely hard
Whats funny is MX reds and MX blacks used to be rare now they are everywhere lol I remember when almost every mechanical was MX blue for most of them.
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#22
Hilux SSRG
riffraffy said:
I just have to get over the $140 sticker shock for a keyboard but it looks worth it . #2 on the list wound be the Cooler Master Trigger but they are hard to find with the brown MXs right now for some reason .
This spring I looked to getting the CM Trigger w/browns and instead got the Ducky Shine II w/browns, white leds and English+Chinese lettering.

I couldn't be happier. It just feels so solid and a real pleasure to type and game on. I'm hooked on mech keyboards.
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#23
zepedee
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Hilux SSRG said:
This spring I looked to getting the CM Trigger w/browns and instead got the Ducky Shine II w/browns, white leds and English+Chinese lettering.

I couldn't be happier. It just feels so solid and a real pleasure to type and game on. I'm hooked on mech keyboards.
Hilux SSRG- Is mechanical keyboards not noisy. I mean click click clikety click .they make a noise don't they.
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#25
zepedee
crazyeyesreaper said:
they do make noise but you can also buy dampeners its the bottoming out that makes the most noise



Red and Blacks I know are linear so the only noise they make is from bottoming out. but by using these> http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/cherry-mx-rubber-switch-dampeners.html

the sound can be all but eliminated.
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dampeners are good idea cool Its worth the work I know those mech boards are great ..
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