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It's a high-grade mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Switches and other features and benefits.


Expensive when compared to non-gaming keyboards.


This is an excellent keyboard choice for gamers and it comes at an affordable price.

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Storm QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard from Cooler Master
Cooler Master Storm Keyboard Review
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Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Gaming Keyboard - FULL REVIEW

PC gamers use their keyboards more than just about anything when it comes to enjoying their favorite pastimes. It’s no surprise then that special keyboards have been made over the years that allow more functionality to gamers. If you’re looking for a new gaming keyboard, you will notice that there are many on the market and they can vary greatly in price. It can be hard to know which one to pick and what features you really need when there are so many to choose from.

The Storm QuickFire from Cooler Master is an amazing choice at an affordable price of $80. While that sounds like a lot compared to a normal keyboard, it’s actually much cheaper than similar gaming keyboards with the same functions and features. There are many benefits to selecting your keyboard for gaming carefully. For example, more are more ergonomically designed or they have padded keys that make for more enjoyable gaming. If you're like me when you play PC games, you probably spend hours at a time in a playing session and you want a keyboard that is comfortable and also durable.

Cooler Master is a well known name in the industry, although you may not first associate them with keyboards. This is actually the first I have heard of them making a keyboard but I was interested because I know they build their parts with quality.

Let’s take a closer look at what his keyboard has to offer.

Product Features

This keyboard has many features to make it unique from regular keyboards and to make it work specifically for your gaming needs.

  • Mechanical CHERRY MX switches
  • Windows Keys disabled in GAME mode
  • Extra key-caps bundled (with key puller)
  • Laser-marked keycaps
  • Anti Ghosting
  • 1000Hz/1ms response time in USB mode
  • NKRO in PS/2 mode
  • Removable braided USB cable with cable routing/ a detachable and replaceable USB cable
  • Rubber coated keys for added comfort

As you can see, this gamer keyboard comes with all the bells and whistles. A fast keyboard is important in any game but it’s especially important in first-person shooters (as is your mouse response time) and in MMOs where you may have macros and other keybinds to help you accomplish tasks more quickly in the game.

Why You Need It

So why do you need this awesome keyboard? It is designed to be a gamer keyboard so it has a quicker response time and other features that help you in playing video games on your computer. You get programmable keys for macros and key binds, laser marked keycaps so the lettering won’t just rub off, anti ghosting and more. If you’re looking for a top of the line keyboard to give you the cutting edge in your games, this one is a great choice.

Programmable keys are a great way to set the keyboard functions that you want to specific keys- often called “shortcuts”. You can then set it up so that all it takes is the simple press of a key to perform a specific action in the game. It doesn’t get any easier than that and a quality gaming keyboard will help you do just that. It makes a great addition to a gaming mouse because they will make a great pair. 

What People are Saying

“This keyboard is great value for money. It has cherry MX blue mechanical switches (clicky, tactile), and a flex-free chassis. It comes with extra red WASD keys and a keypuller. There is an option to disable the windows keys so you don't accidentally minimize out in the middle of a game.” – Fiat Lux

“In short, this keyboard works as well as my previous $140 Filco tenkeyless keyboard.”- Q Mou

“I've owned a lot of keyboards, including an IBM Model M, Das Keyboard (Silent) and a few other membranes along the way. In my opinion this the BEST one for typing and gaming.”- Jdawg


All in all, this is a great keyboard for gamers and for the price point. It brings you the quality you would expect from a keyboard that costs $100-200 but at a more affordable rate that nearly anyone can afford. It’s durable and made to hold up under heavy use. Cooler Master is a trusted name and those who have purchased this keyboard all have good things to say.  If you’re looking for a cheaper keyboard that does everything a more expensive version will do, then this one is a good choice.
Date Reviewed: April 1, 2012, 5:50 pm
Reviewed by Lisa Mason
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