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    Logitech mice: G5 or MX518

    Right then, my MX700 is coming to the end of its life and I have already settled on a new keyboard (Saitek Eclipse) but I now have to choose a new mouse! Having used a MX700 for about a year I don't really want to shift manufacturers as the shape of the Logitech mice is lovely, also the weight on the MX700 is *just* right.

    Anyway... onto the two contenders;

    G5
    Pros:
    2000dpi compared to the mx700's 800dpi
    Adjustable weight (maybe able to get it the same as my mx700)
    Shape/design same as mx700

    Cons:
    Price
    Missing "forward" button

    MX518
    Pros:
    1600dpi compared to the mx700's 800dpi
    Shape/design same as mx700
    Price

    Cons:
    No weight adjustment

    So then.. which should I go for?

    Craig

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    lol craig. Im at exactly the same dilemer. just getting rid of my mx700, but for diff reasons. I find the weight in it not quite centre for gaming, and also a little heavy. Used it for 3 years though

    If i had the cash i would go for the G5 because of the weight adjustablity and extra dpi.
    But its like 50 quid :S, so im tempted to lean to the mx518 as i KNOW for a afact its an awsome mouse
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    And in a america when G7 will ship they can get it for 50 £, and G5 is 35£, i hate them
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    Personally I like the 518. I use one along with a 510 & MX700. I can't see that the G5 is worth the extra cash personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD
    Personally I like the 518. I use one along with a 510 & MX700. I can't see that the G5 is worth the extra cash personally.
    i have the MX518 too, its brilliant i cant see how the g5 could be £15 or so better.

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    0iD, how does the 518 compare to the mx700 gaming wise. Do u notice a difference. Have u gamed with both?
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    Sorry to bring up an old-ish thread


    Does anyone have any opinions on the Razer Diamondback and Razer Diamondback Plasma?

    Cheers,

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    Using a 518, seems OK to me.. did upgrade from a M$ Intellimouse ball mouse though

    One bad side to 518 (I think) is that dirt from your fingers builds up on the left/right mouse buttons and you have to wipe it once in a while.

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    wait...and get the razer copperhead
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    I got the diamondback and its an awesome mouse. I love it to bits
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    Just got the Diamondback Plasma Limited Edition...

    OMG! Its the bestest mouse in the whole wide world!

    If youd rather save money, get a normal Diamondback Magma, around £30.

    Only difference is that its not blue!!!

    Seriously though, get a Razer Diamondback. Its a lot better than the MX518 that my mates got!!

    Really biased view, but hope it helps!

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    If your a fan of Logitech, the MX1000 is a very good mouse, especially, if like me, u use it for prolonged periods of time.

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