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    'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Who's using them? What do you think? Recommended? If so which ones?
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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Yup they're worth it imo. Can't go back to using a 'normal' one any more I currently use the razer deathadder an upgrade from the logitech mx510 I previously used, both brilliant mice
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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Dunno, I've always stuck with my £5 logitech, the razer one didn't make much difference for me. Looks the business though

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Logitech G5 is what I've got and I love it. The skin means it's comfy for long term use, and the extra buttons are useful for browsing web pages. Certainly worth it.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    A mouse is purely preference.

    I know plenty of people who play amazingly with a £5 one. You can't go wrong with any of the gaming mice these days. Logitechs, Razors etc. are all solid products. Its all about what you prefer, nothing more

    I had the MX518 for years but never truly liked it. Got me a Habu now and wouldn't go back.
    The MX518 wasn't a bad mouse, just not the one for me
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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    A mouse is purely preference.

    I know plenty of people who play amazingly with a £5 one. You can't go wrong with any of the gaming mice these days. Logitechs, Razors etc. are all solid products. Its all about what you prefer, nothing more
    Agree, have a look around at reviews on the net, they can be very subjective at times but they will give you a good idea.

    Here are some to start off with

    Razer Copperhead/Deathadder
    Logitech G9/G5/MX518
    Cyber Snipa Stinga
    Microsoft Habu/Sidewinder
    Saitek Cyborg

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I used to have a Logitech mouse worth about £5 like moogle. Recently I got myself a Razer Deathadder.
    I'll just list you the differences I noticed:

    Some finer precision when aiming with the mouse, not leaps and bounds but better.

    Extremely better mouse buttons. This was something that really annoyed me with my old mouse, you had to click the button in a certain area or it would act like you didn't click the button. With the Deathadder no matter where I press on the button it registers the click everytime.

    Extra buttons which you can map to pretty much whatever you like.

    Much more comfortable in your hand, though it should be noted the Deathadder is for right handed people only.

    It generally feels like it has much smoother movement when you're moving the mouse around.

    Something else which annoyed me about my old mouse was that it is an optical mouse. As far as I know optical mice have problems with skipping when tracking movement and also the one I had wasn't always on. Not being always on causes it to kind of switch off when you stop moving it, this can cause a slight delay when you start moving again. Also the mouse always caused me to spin around in game or when browsing cause the mouse to jump randomly across the screen. The Deathadder has eliminated all of these problems.

    It's also a case of whether you think a mouse is worth about £35. At first this is what put me off, but then I began to think... if a game console controller can cost you £35, why is it so wrong that you spend the same for your controller for PC gaming?

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    I've been using a Razer Diamondback for 2 years (one faulty wire after 6months, 2nd one is still going strong), best decision I made. Going to upgrade to the new model, or possibly the Copperhead soon. Definitely worth it.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    100% worth it.

    Options -

    G5
    G7 (as good as G5)
    Mx518
    mx510.

    Or go the razor route but takes some getting used to
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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin4458 View Post
    Or go the razor route but takes some getting used to
    Again, preference.

    As above, I had the MX518 for about 2 years and never got used to it. Picked up a Razor and 'felt' a million times better in my hand.

    You really need to try some out before you decide. I made the mistake of buying blind and going off other peoples recommendations. What suits them may not suit you though
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    I know plenty of people who play amazingly with a £5 one.
    *cough* me *cough*



    It's still the same mouse I was using to kill y'all during the UT3 demo server we had here

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    It's still the same mouse I was using to kill y'all during the UT3 demo server we had here
    You killed me?
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Yes it can make a difference if you find low dpi mice are bad. I never had a real problem with cheap mice but i needed more buttons, moved to a saitek cyborg and cant go back so many buttons and its more comfortable.
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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    You killed me?


    I can't remember, you never played under your name I bet

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Mx revolution here. It does help so much. I didn't realise how big the difference was until I plugged in my old mouse when my mx rev batteries needed charging one day... all you guys with decent mice, if you try a cheapo one now, you will be shocked how crap you are at cod4
    moogle, if you get a decent mouse you kill rate will increase...

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    Re: 'Gaming' mice - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    moogle, if you get a decent mouse you kill rate will increase...
    Oh I see...

    I shall start using one as soon as I get back onto my PC then
    I was so used to the Logitech £5 one that when I switched I was playing worse. After quite a long time of no gaming it seems that it'd be a good time to start getting used to it

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