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    New mouse...

    So I've decided I wouldn't mind a nice new mouse. At the moment I've got a Logitech Pilot Optical Mouse and was wondering if going for a gaming mouse is really worth it or if they are just as bit gimmicky? I'm tempted by the Logitech MX518 but I thought I'd ask for advice before spending over £30 on a mouse.

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    going for anything over the MX518 is overkill in my opinion. I've known someone who went pro, and he used cheap £2 ball mice and could kick my ass. I use a 518 now, and I noticed an improvement from my old microsoft optical, it's more precise and runs better on the desk ( should rpoaabbly get a mousemat really, but it wouldn't fit on the desk) I'd reccomend them, but unless you play lots and lots of FPS, it isnt really worth it.

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    I'm guilty of playing FPS a little too much yeah (<3 CS:S) but to be honest I've never been playing and thought "wow, my mouse is crap". It was after reading some reviews that I got the impression I'm missing out on this whole other level of gaming...

    I suppose the bottom line is: d'ya think the MX518 is &#163;32 worth of improvement?
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 28-01-2006 at 02:02 PM.

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    for sure they are the nuts i had one,
    nut now have the g7 which is overkill but hey i love it to bits

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    Winner. I'll post back after I've dropped by Scan and let you know what I think.
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    I really like my g5, was a bit sceptical about the rpice but what the hey I treated myself, they really are that good. Worth every penny, this is the ultimate mouse.
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    g7 for luxury

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    Your starting to tempt me towards a G5 - although i've been happy with my my MX310 so far...

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    why does every1 like the g5 so much then?
    i do like it but seems few ppl have the g7??

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    Probably the price difference?

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    o rite4 how much the g7 these days?
    i mean yer its cordless but the lasser performabce is so good it makes no differnce

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    I prefer the G5 to the G7 because you can adjust the weights. You alkso don't need to switch the batterires round and I think the G5 looks nicer. The g5 is just incredible if you play FPS games, its just sooo accurate.
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    So I'm back with one MX518 and a Steelpad QcK mousemat... first impressions are very good although I'm finding 1600dpi to be WAY too sensitive for both gaming and desktop use so I'm sticking with the 800dpi for now. Mmmm, smooth...

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    LOL i have 2000 on mine impossible lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    So I'm back with one MX518 and a Steelpad QcK mousemat... first impressions are very good although I'm finding 1600dpi to be WAY too sensitive for both gaming and desktop use so I'm sticking with the 800dpi for now. Mmmm, smooth...
    Give it a few days. Now i cant use a mouse without 1600dpi, the crappy dell one i use in work is so sluggish in comparison i keep pressing the wrong buttons

    MX518 is still king in my book, 2 side buttons are NECESSARY!

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    Back / forwards in Firefox... lean left / right in Soldier of Fortune II... weapon reload / last weapon in CS:S... how can two little buttons make such a difference?!

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