CM QuickFire Pro Mechanical Keyboard - Installation and Testing

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CM QuickFire Pro Mechanical Keyboard
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Testing and Installation:

What can I say about testing a keyboard?  I simply connected it and used it as I normally would.  I didn't think that I would notice any difference in game, but to my surprise I did!  Response time was very noticeable.  There was definitely an improvement in my gaming skills.  Key presses were very solid and definite.  They felt "clean" and you know if you press them.

Once I got everything set to my liking I gamed until my eyes bled!  Not once did the QuickFire Pro let me down.  Even in the normal mode, I was able to press as many as six keys at once without a fear of ghosting. I have to admit it took me a few day to adjust to how the QuickFire Pro Mechanical Keyboard felt.  Once I got acclimated to it, I loved it.

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Conclusion:

I found the CM Storm QuickFire Pro Mechanical Gaming keyboard to be of excellent quality.  It feels like it's made of lead and Kevlar and this makes it not the lightest keyboard I have seen, but if you want a good keyboard this is worth considering and really, the weight isn't an issue.  The gold-plated and sheathed USB cable is great.  My only complaint is that is come with only one backlight option - red.  As far as gaming peripherals go, this is not my favorite color.  The CM Storm QuickFire Pro Mechanical Keyboard can be found online in the US for $100.  This makes it a great deal! HooRah took a look at the Tt eSports G1 Mechanical Gaming keyboard which is very similar to the QuickFire Pro, but sells for about $40 more.

As far as performance goes, I could not find any thing bad to say about it.  The QuickFire Pro Mechanical Keyboard worked flawlessly!


Installation of the QFP was straight forward.  You just connect the supplied cable to the keyboard and your PC.  There is no software to install as all of the changes and settings are done in hardware.  It's off to the battle!

I think that Cooler Master hit a home-run with the QuickFire Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.  It is priced on the low end (for a mechanical keyboard) and is loaded with features and has a great fell to it.

If you are in the market for a high quality mechanical gaming keyboard the CM Storm QuickFire Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard definitely deserves consideration.  This is why I am giving the QuickFire Pro the "Gold Wrench Award".

Pros:

  • High Quality Braided USB cable
  • Non Slip Feet
  • Long Life Cherry Mix Switches
  • Gold Plated Connectors
  • Adjustable Polling Rate
  • FN Lock Key
  • Seven Multimedia Keys
  • Customizable Backlit Keys

 

Cons:

  • Only Red LED lighting

 

Gold

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I would like to thank Cooler Master for sending BCCHardware the QuickFire Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard to review. If you have any questions, comments or general feedback, please feel free to leave them in the forum at the  "Comments" link below.