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    Top Quality Mouse?

    I think i might buy a new gaming mouse for myself. At the moment i have a MS Intellimouse 3.0A USB.

    My uncle has a MX1000 and i liked it. I don't really need a Wireless mouse, whats the best mouse out there. Will be playing games with it.

    MX518 looks nice? Is that what i should be looking at?

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    if i was to buy a new mouse id certaintly be considering the razor diamondback. It seems pretty much perfect for the job. http://kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_3176.html
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    That logitec Lazer mouse looks good the one with a real lazer rather than an LED.
    http://kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_3123.html

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    Thats the MX1000

    I have the MX1000 and am very pleased with it, would recommend it to anyone even with its relativly high price tag

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    I don't really need a Wireless though so i don't see the point in one. The MX518 looks almost the same?

    How often do the batteries last in the MX1000?

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    Go for the 518.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokey21
    MX518 looks nice? Is that what i should be looking at?
    Havnt used the Mx518, but im using a Mx510, which is very nice indeed.
    - Next door i have a cordless Mx500, which is also nice, although a little heavier.


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    Ive got the mx510 too (the blue version), its excellent so the mx518 should be perfect. Whether its worth the extra im not sure. Depends if you can find it for a decent price i think.

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    As you may have guessed, its between the diamondback, mx1000, and mx518. The mx1000 is not a pure gaming mouse and it is wireless if you do not want that. The mx 518 would be my choice, the diamond back seems a weird shape, but im sure it would be very comfortable. Try to try some out at say pc world or something.
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    I've been using the MX1000 for a while, and mostly it's great. I didn't notice any lag. Ever.
    But recently I noticed problems playing HL2 DM. Firing didn't always seem to happen first click. Grav gun behaved funny - as if the right button was being held down when it wasn't. I don't think the problem is the mouse itself, but I have a lot of wireless stuff in the house (inc. a broadband link to downstairs), I think it just conflicts a bit in the end. Not enough to cause problems in general use, but fatal in online games.
    So I've just bought an MX518. The problems are gone, and there is the added bonus of being able to adjust mouse sensitivity on the fly (using 2 buttons on the mouse.) In practice I don't do this. I just leave the mouse at 1600dpi, but in HL2DM set the sensitivity quite low. This gives very fine, yet fast control. As a result, I've been doing shockingly well, often finishing in the top 2 scorers, which is quite amazing since I'm lousy at aiming.
    I haven't tried the Diamondback, but I did try the Razer Boomslang. I just found it too odd, with the mouse ball being below the wrist rather than below the fingers. And the scroll wheel was useless because it was so stiff that when you tried to turn it you had to push so hard that it clicked its button. I don't know if the Diamondback has similar problems.

    For games. I recommend the 518.
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    I get no lag with the MX1000 ( I've used a lot of corded mice and this is my first cordless mouse and lag was a major concern*). Some people complain of the "time to wake up" if you have been inactive during FPS (multiplayer, [camping ]) and loss of tracking if the mouse has been lifted (more thanm 5mm in my experience). I personally have no problem with this as I keep "active". Batteries last a long time e.g. normal websurfing and stuff I get easily 2-3 weeks between the need to recharge. If I've been playing a lot (4-6hrs a day) then this will drop to a week. It's accuracy is fantastic. *I've not tried the MX518 or Diamond back.
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    The MX1000 lags, if you dont notice it then your not a hardcore gamer j/k
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum
    The MX1000 lags, if you dont notice it then your not a hardcore gamer j/k
    Dunno about that. I play for hours on end. I'm just not very good!

    I tried to find a reaction timer type program to test mouse lag, but the only thing I found was the mouserate utility here.

    All that tells me is that the MX1000 thru the PS/2 port (and a KVM switch) gives 40 updates per second, while the MX518 updates 124 times per sec thru USB.

    EDIT> The MX1000 also updates at 124-125 times per sec thru USB.

    EDIT2> Sorry, but I'm not having this. The MX1000 DOES NOT LAG DURING NORMAL USE. I'm certain of it. Even if you let it go to sleep (green power lights go out) the mouse pointer moves instantly when you flick the mouse.
    The only time it lags is if you lift it. When you put it down the mouse pointer will not move for something like 0.1 of a second. But remember, this only happens at a time when you want the pointer to stay still - when you're centreing the mouse on the pad!!!

    If you're the kind of gamer who lifts the mouse often, that could be a problem. The cure is not to lift the mouse at inappropriate times!

    Anyway, the MX518 is a perfect gaming mouse that's great for general use. The MX1000 is a perfect general-use mouse that's great for gaming.
    I imagine the Diamondback is a perfect gaming mouse that's OK-ish for general use.
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    Anyone know the best price for a mx510 or mx518?

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    Got my 518 for about £35 from Komplett, so around that price online.

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