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CM Quickfire Rapid + GMK Carbon Keycaps

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I decided to install the GMK Carbon keycaps on my QFR board (the one I repainted a few months back).

For some reason the mods or dark colored caps show up as black in the photos but believe me they are really dark grey with orange legends. And I think orange, grey, blue go together.

The caps did considerably lessen the noise for my MX Blacks (well they were not really noisy to begin with) but because this are thick ABS the sound level actually went down compared to ABS keycaps. I posted a video (check my previous post) on how this board sounds like with OEM QFS ABS keycaps. Read more…

Sound Test: CM Storm Quickfire Stealth Cherry MX Greens

Before anything please remember that this is raw video/audio I did not edit anything and I just used my iphone 6 to take this video so it might not sound professional for everyone.

The thumbnail is the keyboard I used for this video

CM Storm Quickfire Stealth Cherry MX Green switches sound test. The keys do sound louder than the blues. It is definitely stiffer than the blues but it feels just about right not too soft not too hard. My Cherry MX Blacks in another video is stiffer than this so don't get fooled by paper specifications you see online

I am using thick pbt keycaps.

Sound Test: CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Cherry MX Blacks

Before anything please remember that this is raw video/audio I did not edit anything and I just used my iphone 6 to take this video so it might not sound professional for everyone.

The thumbnail is the keyboard I used for this video

CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Cherry MX Black switches sound test. Take note the keyboard is 5 years old and the switches have gone from stiff to stiffer now maybe due to the age.

I am using thick pbt keycaps I bought from Taobao

Cooler Master Quickfire Stealth Cherry MX Green

I was able to get myself the Cherry MX Green switches.. It is very hard to find around my area and to get one at a bargain price is really something uncommon.

Definitely the sound louder than the blues. My expectations about the resistance of the switches was correct it's a tad bit harder than the blues but not really as stiff as the blacks. I just feels alright. I was able to test drive the board at work the whole day today and it feels great.

I had to move my side printed pbt's to it and it looks just as nice. Stoked!!!

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Custom Blue CM Storm Quickfire Rapid

Finished product after repainting my Quickfire Rapid with Cherry MX Black

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