CM Storm Quickfire XTi Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

CM Storm Quickfire XTi Review

Introduction

When a company introduces a popular model there is a tendency for them to stick with the brand that you have become accustomed to. Whether it's the ASUS Rampage, MSI Lightning or Cooler Master Cosmos, having a strong identity is vital. That probably explains why this is the twelfth version of the CM Storm Quickfire. Twelve.

Regular readers will know that nearly every mechanical gaming keyboard ever created takes advantage of the class-leading Cherry MX switches and the CM Storm Quickfire XTi is no exception. With the majority of features - Cherry switches, lighting, macros - being common to most mechanical keyboards then it's only in the tiniest details that differences can be ascertained. With eleven Quickfire keyboards already available the XTi has a lot of competition to stand out from the crowd, so let's see what it brings to the party.

Technical Specifications

Cooler Master (the parent company of the CM Storm division) provide the XTi with three Cherry MX options, Blue, Brown and Red. Our review sample comes equipped with the Brown switches. Actuation is the equal lightest of the Cherry range, requiring only 45g to register. The difference between the Brown and Red switches is that the Reds are linear whereas the Browns have a tactile bump, although without the noisy click noise you'll associate with the Blues.

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08-09-2015, 06:23:31

barnsley
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Whilst we don't know the street price yet we know that the MSRP for the Quickfire XTi is £140, and at that price there is no excuse to not use the full RGB LEDs. Both the Razer and Corsair range-toppers have RGB lighting and come in at around the same price.
I disagree. If the build quality is better than either (which IMO it wouldn't be hard to beat Corsair or Razer in that regard) then its almost a fair price. I'm guessing they're aiming at Ducky/Das who make keyboards similar to this £10 or so cheaper.Quote

08-09-2015, 06:25:50

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I disagree. If the build quality is better than either (which IMO it wouldn't be hard to beat Corsair or Razer in that regard) then its almost a fair price. I'm guessing they're aiming at Ducky/Das who make keyboards similar to this £10 or so cheaper.
The Corsair build quality is a great deal better than this dude.Quote

08-09-2015, 06:29:01

barnsley
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
The Corsair build quality is a great deal better than this dude.
Ah right then its junk and poorly priced . Knock off £40 then eh maybe its ok I guess? Looking at what is being sold currently this would be their most expensive keyboard, even beating their novatouch.Quote
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