CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Keyboard

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CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical KeyboardCooler Master is taking the gaming scene by Storm. With its successful CM Storm series of products they are raining down on the gaming peripheral competition. This review takes a look at the Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Keyboard.

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CM Storm ships this keyboard in a familiar CM Storm series style and class of box. Nestled in a thick strong box, a life size keyboard graphic sits on the top with the CM Storm markings and very little “splash” and effects. A small sticker with the mechanical key type is placed on the top of the box showing the keyboard switches are Cherry MC Blue stating Low resistance Force Feedback.

Quick Fire XT Mechanical Keyboard

The front edging contains title and keyboard shot.


CM Storm Quick Fire XT

The right side of the box States CM Storm TACTICS with the Strength, Security and Control symbols.

CM Storm Quick Fire XT

On the left side we see the title, compatibility tags, stocking bar code and product ID SGK-4030-GKCL-US.

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Along the back edge of the box has the message Mechanical Gaming Keyboard ~ QuickFire XT for more information, please visit our website in 21 languages.


Quick Fire XT Mechanical Keyboard

And finally the bottom that describes the features in English and 20 other languages. You can pretty much say that Cooler Master covered all the bases with the information presented on the box.

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When you open the box your presented with a carefully wrapped product, the legacy adapter from USB to PS/2 and boxed accessory enclosures.

CM Storm Quick Fire XT Keyboard

CM Storm Quick Fire XT Mechanical Keyboard

Here we see everything that is included in the box. The accessories included are the detachable braided cord, USB adapter. a bag of key caps and tool ; which we’ll examine in detail in a moment.

  • CM Storm QuickFire XT Keyboard
  • Braided detachable USB cable
  • USB to PS/2 adapter
  • Keycap puller
  • Extra Keycaps
  • Quick Start Guide (not included in this sample)


  • Mechanical CHERRY MX keyboard ~ Guaranteed 50 million + keystrokes
  • Super slim keyboard body ~ More ergonomic and comfortable typing angles
  • Embedded steel plate for extreme stability and durability
  • N-KRO for unlimited simultaneous key presses (PS/2)
  • Command rate adjustments via key-combo (PS/2)
  • Windows keys can be disabled via key-combo
  • Multimedia shortcuts via key-combos
  • Detachable braided cable with full size USB plug
Model SGK-4030-GKCL1-US (Blue Switch)
SGK-4030-GKCR1-US (Red Switch)
SGK-4030-GKCM1-US (Brown Switch)
SGK-4030-GKCG1-US (Green Switch)
Key Switch CHERRY MX Blue / Red / Brown / Green
Back Plate Black:
SGK-4030-GKCL1-US (Blue Switch)
SGK-4030-GKCM1-US (Brown Switch)
SGK-4030-GKCG1-US (Green Switch)Red:
SGK-4030-GKCR1-US (Red Switch)
N key Rollover N key in PS/2 mode
Repeat Rate 4 levels (PS/2 mode only)
Interface USB / PS2
Windows Key Disable Yes, both sides
Media Keys Yes (via F keys)
Extra Keys 6 pcs
Keycap Puller Yes
USB Cable Removable, USB A connector
Dimension 17.3(L)x5.2(W)x1.1(H) inch
440(L)x132(W)x29(H) mm
Weight 2.43 lbs / 1100 g
Warranty 2 years
UPC Code 884102021404 – Blue Switch
884102021411 – Red Switch
884102021299 – Brown Switch
884102022180 – Green Switch

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