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    Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    Ive gradually given up with the idea of a good wireless mouse so decided to go back to wired. So to replace my aged old MS intelli 1.0 im looking for a gaming mouse, heres what im looking for :

    Around £30
    Highish dpi(2000+)
    At least 2 configurable buttons(for gaming/media)
    Suited for medium to big hands
    A bit ergonomic(so my wrist/hand doesnt ache,)
    Good accurate sensor
    Stylish

    Ergonomics is probably the most important, i dont want to suffer from pains in my wrist like i did with the logitech vx revolution(took back next day!). Now ive been looking at the habu which is £30 at PCworld at the moment and it seems like an ideal mouse but im not sure about the laser position as some reviews say this affects the tracking with wrist movement(its harder than if it was in the middle), is this true?. Also been looking at the sidewinder by microsoft and it seems like an ideal mouse but the jagged edges look like they would dig into my thumb, is this the case?. Saw the X8 and loved it but its about £46!.

    So any suggestions? Im willing to up the budget if it gets me something thats really worth it.
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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    Below you budget I have the OCZ behemoth

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/163802...oduct_overview

    Was about £16 when I bought it.

    Adjustable weights, 5 button mouse with 4 profiles, adjustable 100-3200dpi (has dpi switch button on the mouse for on the fly changing). This is quite useful Going from photo editing or fantastic contraption to games or whatever its quite usefull.

    For £16 its brilliant - quite large/ergonomic smooth moving etc I really like it.

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    Define
    At least 2 configurable buttons(for gaming/media)
    most mice with side buttons can be set up so they can replicate any key press but some will not allow combination key presses
    ie a button can be set to Ctrl not Ctrl+c

    The Logitech M400/M500 is very nice, I personally love the shape of it.
    M400
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/327237...e/Product.html
    M500 (has the new "free" wheel, some people love, never used it so I cannot comment there)
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166176

    But this is a fairly personal thing, something that fits my hand well might not fit yours, also some people like more "humpy" mice other prefur a more flat mouse or a flat and tapered shape like the razor mice.

    For decent yet cheap mice the Gigabyte mice are great
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/797659...k/Product.html

    P.S. play.com is a great place for mice & keyboards esp with their free delivery

    Points I will make about mice.
    DPI - Having switchable dpi is very nice, however can be bad at times, eg my current A4Tech X-750BF has 6 dpi levels but it cycles through them, so you can up the dpi by a notch or two on the fly quite well but getting back to a lower dpi on the fly is not good.
    Just two dpi levels which you can quickly swap between is far better IMO and what I would look for.

    Laser - Optical mice are ok but Laser mice are better, esp if you don't use a mouse mat, a shiney desk surface can cause optical mice to have issues when a Laser mouse will work without issue.

    Mouse shape - A trip to pcworld can help here, don't buy anything just go to see the mice inperson and have a feel of some they have on display.

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    g5 ? i love mine

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    I've got a Logitech G5 and it's OK, but not awe inspiring. I was also considering a Razor Deathadder, but the two thumb buttons of the G5 won out.

    Highly suggest you visit a shop that has some on display, if such things still happen. As it's all personal preference.

    I wouldn't say the G5 supports big hands that well, but everyone's idea of big is different. As I don't class my hands as big and they cover the G5 with a relaxed clamp.

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    two of the best gaming mice are Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 Optical Mouse and Logitech MX518

    both optical and best suited for fps games

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    Ive got a sharkoon fireglider and ive been pretty impressed with it. Comfortable and good for fps.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Shark...ns-plus-Macros

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    I like my Saitek GM3200. Nice'n'chunky

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    You can pick a Razer Lachesis new on *bay for £35 posted, great deal!

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    I like my Logitech MX518. Nice weight and feel to it, ergonomic shape. Two thumb buttons plus a few others, all programable.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Logit...-Buttons-Black

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    My sidewinder x8 performs perfectly wirelessly. Just a thought...
    plus 4000dpi doesn't go amiss

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    My sidewinder x8 performs perfectly wirelessly. Just a thought...
    plus 4000dpi doesn't go amiss
    what do u actually use the 4000dpi for? its insane there is really no point a mouse being over 2000dpi when it comes to gaming

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    ^Subjective. I do know people who play (very well, I might add) at high DPI.

    To be honest, if you think that the X8 is the perfect mice, you might as well go for it. Sure it's over budget by 50%, but £15 is a couple of meals, and will save you from wondering 'what if'.

    I have it, it's a good mouse. I don't know if it's the best ever, but I know that it's no less responsive than wired mice I've used, and it has enough buttons for what I need it for. Not sure if it's perfect, but I doubt I'll find one even at double the price.

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    Im a logitech man myself but to really know you have to go test them out yourself see what fits your hand the best.

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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    Another vote for the Logitech G5 especially since it is under £30 now!!


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    Re: Gaming mouse for ~£30?

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcard01 View Post
    what do u actually use the 4000dpi for? its insane there is really no point a mouse being over 2000dpi when it comes to gaming
    I game
    having gone from 800 dpi to 4000 theres a hell of a diference. Dunno about 2000, nevre tried. All i know is that im higher skill now

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