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    New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    Its safe to say my 8 year old Logitech MX700 is now on its last leg. So Im in the market for a new one, its just im 8 years behind the times so some advice would be great!!!
    • The charging station stopped working a couple of years ago, but a normal battery charger took care of that fault.
    • The top coat of silver paint has all but gone, now some of the under coat is going and the mouse is slowly turning white! Also its now completely de-branded all logo's have gone.
    • Recently the mouse has started to fiercely drain the batteries as though its trying to kamakazi. Sometimes im changing them 2 times a night, whereas up until a few weeks ago they were happily lasting 4/5 days.
    • And Im pretty sure im getting poor performance in games compared to current mice (800dpi). My £5 mouse at work is probably better than this from a laser point of view.

    The MX700 was great at the time because it was wireless, included a charging station, it was large & comfortable and performed great.

    Looking at past posts on the forum its obvious Logitech are still popular but im not restricting myself to Logitech.
    Im looking for a good performance mouse for gaming and normal desktop use. Similar size to MX700. Budget aim of £70. Wireless preferred with decent battery life (I dont game every day, I know when I do a full days worth of gaming they do need recharging), I could convert if there really was an outstanding wired mouse.

    Does higher DPI make much difference, I see today it tends to range from 1800 - 6000, but is 6000 just serious overkill or will it really make a difference?
    Some come with a lot of buttons, are they just annoying or actually helpful? How is it for non gaming use?

    Some mice I've spotted that hopefully some of you have or previous or similar models:

    Wireless:
    • Microsoft SideWinder X8 Mouse with BlueTrack Technology
    • Logitech G700 Wireless Gaming Mouse
    • Logitech performance mouse MX
    • Razer Mamba Wireless/Wired Gaming Mouse (worth stretching to £100?)


    Wired
    • Coolermaster Sentinel Advance 5600dpi Gaming Mouse with OLED display
    • Roccat Kone V2 Max Customisation Gaming Mouse

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    Re: New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    Considered an MX518?

    I know they're old now but what fantastic mice they are!
    Should you be interested? Here's what I've been...
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    Re: New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    It seems a bit daft to start worrying about getting insanely high DPI on a wireless mouse - wireless isn't going to be pinpoint accurate, so why worry about getting a pinpoint accurate laser?

    I like having a couple of side buttons, use them for back and forwards in web browsers and windows explorer, then usually switch to knife and throw grenade in a game. As for adjustable DPI and the like, I think I've only ever used it in games like BF2 where find yourself in a helicopter and want to make the damn thing turn around a bit quicker. Whether it actually makes any difference? I doubt it.

    Personally, I think it's a fairly crazy amount to spend on a mouse. I've got a Gigabyte M6880 (£10) and a Logitech G5, approx £50 I think a few years back. Apart from the grippy surface on the G5 which I really like, I couldn't really pick between them in terms of day to day use and gaming... I honestly don't find there to be any difference, certainly not one that explains the difference in cost.

    I'm a big fan of Logitech, because of their brilliant returns department, so I'd probably be looking at an MX518 @ £25 or a G500 @ £35. On the basis of gaming, I'm not convinced by wireless mice, which is why I've not talked about them... I don't know anything worth saying, in effect.

    Either way, £70 seems like a lot of money when you can get two G500s for that price.

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    Re: New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    Been using an Razor Mamba for almost an year now, the high DPI levels are really helpful for vehicle use when turrets are slow to turn.

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    Re: New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    It seems a bit daft to start worrying about getting insanely high DPI on a wireless mouse - wireless isn't going to be pinpoint accurate, so why worry about getting a pinpoint accurate laser?

    I like having a couple of side buttons, use them for back and forwards in web browsers and windows explorer, then usually switch to knife and throw grenade in a game. As for adjustable DPI and the like, I think I've only ever used it in games like BF2 where find yourself in a helicopter and want to make the damn thing turn around a bit quicker. Whether it actually makes any difference? I doubt it.

    Personally, I think it's a fairly crazy amount to spend on a mouse. I've got a Gigabyte M6880 (£10) and a Logitech G5, approx £50 I think a few years back. Apart from the grippy surface on the G5 which I really like, I couldn't really pick between them in terms of day to day use and gaming... I honestly don't find there to be any difference, certainly not one that explains the difference in cost.

    I'm a big fan of Logitech, because of their brilliant returns department, so I'd probably be looking at an MX518 @ £25 or a G500 @ £35. On the basis of gaming, I'm not convinced by wireless mice, which is why I've not talked about them... I don't know anything worth saying, in effect.

    Either way, £70 seems like a lot of money when you can get two G500s for that price.
    Totally agree with Jim on this. Most of these heavily adjustable mice seem very gimmicky to me. Does anyone really need multiple weight and/or grip adjustments?

    I've got the MX518 and its great. Its solidly made, has 3 adjustable DPI settings and enough buttons for whatever games might need them. I'm actually considering buying another one as a spare just in case. Also, like jim said, the Logitech Customer Service Dept are really good from what I hear (I've never had to use them).
    I don't think I would spend more than £30ish on a mouse. Its unnecessary.
    Oh and wireless mice are a pain in the ass. I tend to avoid them if possible.

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    Re: New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    MX518 is £18 at the moment. Would be my choice at just about any price point
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/logi...-gaming/801067

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    Re: New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    Quote Originally Posted by Flibb View Post
    MX518 is £18 at the moment. Would be my choice at just about any price point
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/logi...-gaming/801067
    Cheers Flibb for that link. I currently have an 518 but the feet has almost gone after 7 years so time for an upgrade - a brand new 518. It'll be rude not to at that price!

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    Re: New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    Thanks guys! really appreciate the comments.

    The MX518 is exactly the same size and shape as the MX700 just wired + £18 is a steal!! Perhaps I'll give wired more of a chance after all. For £18 if I dont like it I havnt lost a lot of money.

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    Re: New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    The G500 is a amazing mouse, Logitech sent me one as a replacement a while back
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    Re: New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    I have the Mionix Naos 3200 and the Roccat Kone +. Both of these are wired.

    Mionix Naos 3200:
    Pros:
    Some customization
    On the fly DPI Switching
    Feels fantastic
    Braided cable
    Price

    Cons:
    Only 3200 DPI? depends what you use
    Cant adjust x and y of the mouse
    No weight system

    Kone +
    Pros:
    Great customization (both lights and settings) I love it
    Good performance in gaming
    Up to 6000DPI
    Weights

    Cons:
    Dosen't support little finger


    I'm happy to answer questions about either of them, and can recommend both of them.
    There is 5000DPI version of the Mionix Naos available
    Expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PC4Free View Post
    Kone +
    Pros:
    Great customization (both lights and settings) I love it
    Good performance in gaming
    Up to 6000DPI
    Weights

    Cons:
    Dosen't support little finger

    I'm happy to answer questions about either of them, and can recommend both of them.
    There is 5000DPI version of the Mionix Naos available
    Expensive?
    Thanks for the input on both mice!

    When you say "Doesnt support little finger" is it bassically having to drag along the table/surface or hover in the air?
    Looking at the pictures it looks as big as the MX518, of course pictures can be decieving the Mobile/Laptop mice are made to look huge but are tiny.

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    Re: New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Thanks for the input on both mice!

    When you say "Doesnt support little finger" is it bassically having to drag along the table/surface or hover in the air?
    Looking at the pictures it looks as big as the MX518, of course pictures can be decieving the Mobile/Laptop mice are made to look huge but are tiny.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB_BYPN9_wQ

    Shown nicely here It drags slightly along the table, but not too much trouble

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    Re: New gaming mouse required - opinions valued

    Quote Originally Posted by PC4Free View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB_BYPN9_wQ

    Shown nicely here It drags slightly along the table, but not too much trouble
    Thanks for the vid! I dont have any sound at work but could see what you meant by the little finger. Now I realise my work mouse is worse with my little finger and ring finger dragging accross the table but its never bothered me so I can ignore that issue me thinks.

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