Cherry MX Red
- 266 points
- 30 months ago
from completed build "Breath of the Machine" - MicroATX Z270 Build
This keyboard (not the Claymore Core version which doesn't come with the number pad) was extremely hard to find. I was EXTREMELY lucky enough to buy one used but still in good condition off of Ebay for $200, which is a really good deal considering it retails for $269 if available at all. It has Cherry MX Red switches, which are my overall preferred switch. I got this of course for the detachable number pad, which is something I had always wished for on a full keyboard. I remove it for gaming as it gives me extra space to move my mouse around which has low sensitivity and I put it back on when I'm not gaming for the convenience of the numpad!
- 36 points
- 10 months ago
from completed build Cygnet
EDIT: After less than a year, one of the keys on the detachable numpad (the * key) lost its RGB lighting.
The perfect size - no space wasted on this keyboard. The detachable numpad is great. You can even move the numpad to the left side if that's your thing. The volume slider is a nice addition to the numpad as well.
Be warned that on some RGB configurations when not using the ROG Armoury program, the num lock, caps lock, and scroll lock will not light up when active. There's no other indication that any of the three lock keys are active except for when the light directly on the key glows white.
- 33 points
- 25 months ago
from completed build Atmosphere
Stunning. The sturdy body, the Cherry Mx Red key switches, the aluminum "aztec" finishing, the outstanding macro options, the braided nylon cord, the swappable numpad that even has a volume wheel, it checks all the right boxes.
- 15 points
- 6 months ago
from completed build Not your average-looking PC
This thing is a pleasure to type and game on. The numpad can be detached if space was limited. It no way as loud as say, Cherry MX Blue but the travel and feedback are both satisfying
- Intel Core i7-7700K
- GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
- Intel Core i7-5960X
- GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (x2)
- Intel Core i7-8086K (@5.2 GHz)
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (x2)