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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I've always said I would buy one, but I've never got round to it, are they really worth it?

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Webbage View Post
    I've always said I would buy one, but I've never got round to it, are they really worth it?
    Up to you, if you play crap without the extra precision then maybe it is. My standard logitech mouse works fine for me though

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I tried a wireless mouse, but the cost in batteries and latency of the wireless just made it impractical, I had my fair share of mid-game battery changes. I use a G5 now, have both the v1 and v2 and use the v2 on my lappy. It just feels right and I like setting the weight so it also feels tangible
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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I love my razor deathadder for gaming, but I'd love something wireless like the Logitech MX1100 but unsure how it performs when gaming so meh.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    had a razer diamondback for a long while now, never been let down, the on-the-fly sensitivity changing is the best thing I think. Not tried the newer ones though, I'm not sure if it's worth upgrading? I think the G9 (upgraded version of G5) is like 3/4k dpi and mines something like 2, but previous mouse was just a ball so I don't really have much to compare with.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Personally I found my performance in games lept up when I went from an oem optical mouse to an MX518. So previously if I made the middle of the table I was doing well, these days I can hit top three positions much more often. Ofc sometimes I still suck
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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    The impression I'm getting is that people who don't own gaming mice are pretty happy with what they have, however people who've moved over to a dedicated gaming mouse prefer that to the generic mice before.

    I wonder how much of that is an appreciable improvement in quality and how much of it is a subconscious responce to justify a relatively expensive purchase?
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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    I wonder how much of that is an appreciable improvement in quality and how much of it is a subconscious responce to justify a relatively expensive purchase?
    Who knows, I've got a Razer Diamondback but I play better with my Logitech. The Razer is nice and rubbery and feels much better quality, and it's possible I play crap on it because I'm so used to the Logitech. I also probably don't like switching unless I have to. I only switched to the Logitech last year as I smashed my mouse (accident) and it took a bit of time getting used to. I suppose I should "break in" my Razer by playing some single player shooters on it when I get the chance to.

    All in all it (Razer) didn't let me do anything I couldn't do with my Logitech one. But for aesthetics the gaming mice with their glowing colours do look nice

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    The impression I'm getting is that people who don't own gaming mice are pretty happy with what they have, however people who've moved over to a dedicated gaming mouse prefer that to the generic mice before.

    I wonder how much of that is an appreciable improvement in quality and how much of it is a subconscious responce to justify a relatively expensive purchase?
    Tbh with you mate, I did go wireless for abit, bought myself a decent wireless mouse which cost a fair bit however in games it just felt useless. It was ok at the time because I never use to play games that much but ever since I got back into it, I was forced to sell that and get this razor krait which was the cheapest from all the razor mice. In all honesty no wireless mouse can come close to a wired laser 1600dpi+ mouse. I had a logitech mx518 over a year ago, that was also very good. I don't think I will bother with wireless again, the precision just isn't there.
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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by e36Adz View Post
    I don't think I will bother with wireless again, the precision just isn't there.
    Absolute nightmare if you'e in an MMO and you've got valuable items to drop while leveling up

    Never know when those batteries will run out.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    i got a new g5 2nd version and my only complaint is then i first used it the texture felt like SAND PAPER!!!!!!!!!!!other then that its an amazing mouse

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I think the most important thing for your mouse is the feel, you need to be comfortable with it and able to use it for a long time. Accuracy is obviously important too but most new mouses are equipped with good lasers/optical hyper drives.
    Generally gaming mice are a better shape for your hand and I would say are worth the extra money.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    My Cyber Snipa Stinger just died on Christmas day
    It was only 35 days old.. So I e-mailed Amazon and one is in the post
    I love the mouse it is superb for gaming.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Been using the G9 for a while now (replacement for the G5), can't really fault it (despite the odd looking design, it really is well made)..

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    When I first got my razer diamondback, everyone used to ask me why I bothered spending so much on a mouse. A few months later, they had all copied me. I'm currently using the 3g version and can't recommend it enough.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Definitely worth it. From a Dell optical to a Logitech G5 I could definitely feel the difference. It's not only faster in day to day use, but just the overall mould and quality is a LOT better.

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