CM Storm QuickFire TK Review

Posted January 16, 2013 by Michael Chang in Reviews
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Tenkeyless Formfactor with All Ten Keys

cm-storm-quickfire-tk-custom-pc-review-17Last year, we reviewed the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid which offered the tenkeyless formfactor for portability, but came at the expense of a missing tenkey pad, and although we liked how it could be stuffed into our backpacks effortlessly, we definitely missed having the number pad when it came to working with excel spreadsheets.

If only someone could make a tenkeyless formfactor mechanical keyboard with a tenkey pad…

So before 2012 rolled to a close, Cooler Master handed us what they call the CM Storm QuickFire TK packed with Cherry MX blue keyswitches for us to review. In case its name hasn’t given it away yet, the QuickFire TK features the tenkey pad, but that’s not all. It also features the tenkeyless formfactor of the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid.

Confused and wondering what a tenkeyless keyboard with a tenkey pad even looks like? Let’s jump in and take a look at what Cooler Master has created.

Features and Specifications

Model SGK-4020-GKCR1 (Red switch)
SGK-4020-GKCM1 (Brown switch)
SGK-4020-GKCL1 (Blue switch)
Key Switch Cherry MX Blue/ Brown/ Red
Keycaps ABS, grip coated, removable
Keycap Puller Yes, ring-puller
Backlighting All keys, Red, 5 Levels, 3 Modes
Key Rollover NKRO (windows only)
Polling Rate 1000 Hz /1 ms
Interface USB 2.0 full speed
USB Cable 1.8m, braided, gold plated, removable
Dimension 377.5(L)*138(W)*33(H)mm14.9(L)*5.4(W)*1.3(H)inch
Weight 544 g/1.2 lbs
Warranty 2 years
UPC Code 884102017971 (SGK-4020-GKCR1 Red switch)
884102017926 (SGK-4020-GKCM1 Brown switch)
884102017940 (SGK-4020-GKCL1 Blue switch)

About the Author

Michael Chang

During the day Michael Chang is a Process Integration Engineer, where he researches and develops MEMS technologies for logic and memory testing. He has been a tech enthusiast for well over a decade and applies his analytic mind to both his reviews and work.

  • Russell Robinson

    yes please with browns :D

  • robert soeharianto

    ah i should taking this one, instead of leopold fc500r. at my place, this cm storm quickfire tk cost around $110.sigh..

  • WG W

    So this article and keyboard is now around 3 years old and I’m just now picking one up. A shame CM did not take the writers suggestions or others and make a newer model in those 3 years. I wonder why? They would surely have a big hit keyboard if they did. I just don’t think many of these companies really have normal gamers or intelligent people working for them or at least they are not listening to them. The guys in the suits running the show are always about money yet all that Harvard education doesn’t seem to be working for them I guess… Anyways I was wondering if they ever fixed the “00” ghosting problem others complained about or if they actually were working on a program that would allow you to change profile light animations and such or even if there was enough onboard memory to even do this? Anyone made any hack firmware yet over the last 3 years for this board?