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Question RoseWill RK-9000BRI with brown switches

As bad as I'm thinking it's gonna be ? Or decent ? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823201051

I all ready mapped the volume up/down/mute with autohotkey, so I wouldn't really care about losing media keys much (to not spend the extra $20-30+ to have them).

But is it going to be decent and last a while ? An in the ball park ($70 or below) one is Monoprice's Cherry MX Blue one but only has a 1 year warranty.
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It's a solid board.

It's built by Costar, like Filco, older Das Keyboards, and some other brands. One of the best OEM's out there for mechanical boards.
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Now I'm starting to wonder if they are planning to sell such a low priced mech that's worthwhile in other nations..
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Doubt it. Unless NewEgg expands into the EU market, which would be nice, mind you.

We'll stay limited to Steelseries, Razer, CM Storm, Thermaltake and the likes.

Speaking of which, does anyone know who makes the CM Storm QuickFire Pro?
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Speaking of which, does anyone know who makes the CM Storm QuickFire Pro?
QuickFire Rapid = Costar (solid board)
QuickFire Pro = iOne (don't buy it)
Storm Trigger = iRocks (solid board)

QuickFire TK is also another solid board, but I can't say who the OEM is.

QuickFire Pro was basically their one mistake.
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If you read the comments there seemsto be an issue with the usb connector.
Keyboard uses a plug on keyboard.
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If you read the comments there seemsto be an issue with the usb connector.
Keyboard uses a plug on keyboard.
The issue is people abuse their equipment. I still have one, and as long as you're not constantly throwing around the keyboard it's really not an issue.

My keyboard ever hardly moves on my desk, and in the month that I used the Rosewill, I only knocked out the connector once. That was mostly due to my own fault since I was shifting things around behind the desk and pulled the cord out.
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QuickFire Rapid = Costar (solid board)
QuickFire Pro = iOne (don't buy it)
Storm Trigger = iRocks (solid board)

QuickFire TK is also another solid board, but I can't say who the OEM is.

QuickFire Pro was basically their one mistake.
Yeah I was looking at the CM's, but IT AINT GOT NO STICKIN NUMBER PAD?! (besides the higher "pro" ones).

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It's a solid board.

It's built by Costar, like Filco, older Das Keyboards, and some other brands. One of the best OEM's out there for mechanical boards.
So even with the Rosewill name , it isn't going to be pounded in to dust ? The monoprice one with the blue switches only has a year warranty, while the Rosewill has 3.. So that is also some points for the rosewill.

BTW: The script was:
;; Map WIN + [ to Volume Down
#[::Send {Volume_Down 2}

;; Map WIN + ] to Volume Up
#]::Send {Volume_Up 2}

;; Map WIN + \ to toggle mute
#\::Send {Volume_Mute}
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QuickFire Rapid = Costar (solid board)
QuickFire Pro = iOne (don't buy it)
Storm Trigger = iRocks (solid board)

QuickFire TK is also another solid board, but I can't say who the OEM is.

QuickFire Pro was basically their one mistake.
Just my luck. I'm about to become a proud (but somewhat dispirited) owner of a QF Pro. Well, at least I'm not paying for it, so there's some consolation there... And I plan on treating it right, so I assume that will make up a bit for the quality deficit. Oh, and, it has the MX Red switches.

Thanks for the info, Tator.
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Yeah I was looking at the CM's, but IT AINT GOT NO STICKIN NUMBER PAD?! (besides the higher "pro" ones).



So even with the Rosewill name , it isn't going to be pounded in to dust ? The monoprice one with the blue switches only has a year warranty, while the Rosewill has 3.. So that is also some points for the rosewill.
Tenkeyless boards are actually attractive to some.

Like wise, Trigger & QuickFireTK do have number-pads.
QuickFireTK is a bit odd since the number pad and the arrow + action cluster are all combined into one section, which you toggle between with Num-Lock; but it works well when you get used to it.

Like wise, Rosewill's name might be that of a house brand, but the majority of their recent products have been solid quality.

ARMOR, ARMOR EVO, Thor, ThorV2, mechanical keyboards, many of their PSU series, etc.
They've been hitting it out of the park as of late.

Some minor blips here and there. The original Thor was solid, but the v2 was basically a big round of minor improvements.

Like wise, they will have an up-comming re-fresh of their mechanical keyboards where the USB plug is going to be "locked in" (from what I've been told) so that people won't be able to knock it out or pull it out by accident anymore.

I wouldn't say it's worth waiting for. I do imagine they will start including multi-media keys on the Function Row; as that's a feature of Costar's controller and you can usually find the labeled traces on the PCB.
Generally, this option adds about $5/board cost from Costar, cause they're a bunch of dicks.

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Just my luck. I'm about to become a proud (but somewhat dispirited) owner of a QF Pro. Well, at least I'm not paying for it, so there's some consolation there... And I plan on treating it right, so I assume that will make up a bit for the quality deficit. Oh, and, it has the MX Red switches.

Thanks for the info, Tator.
As long as it doesn't show up DOA or semi-defective, it shouldn't be too bad.
iOne generally doesn't screw up the soldering of the switches. Sometimes their keycaps have inconsistencies.

The biggest issue is the QC at the factory is bad and some boards are DOA. Generally, from what I've found on a few of them, it's a bad controller chip on the board, and the switches are fine.

CM's support in the US has been top notch, the Storm team does care about what they do. Not sure what the EU side of things is like, but I can't imagine it actually being bad from what I have heard.
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