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    Gaming Mouse?

    What do you think people?

    Logitech MX518
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=191488

    Razer Professional (White) 1.6 Optical
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=394444

    Or does it make no difference to game play and should i just get good old m$ mouse?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...roductID=52517

    Thanks again all.

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    Logitech MX518 FTW!

    I believe it does make a difference - the extra buttons are very handy and the shape is so comfortable I can play for hours and not pay for it in the morning.

    While I'm here, I may as well recommend the SteelPad QcK Pro too.

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    mouse deffernatly matters in gaming! gotta feel good!!! erm, if it outa them to i would go logitech anyday of the week, but also have a look at the G5, a very nice mouse.
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    What abiut the G5
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    i have got a mx518 and i could not recommend it enough i used to have a saitek gaming mouse and various microsoft ones and nothing compares to my mx518! (also heard the g5 is very good) whatever you go for i would make it a logitech you wont regret it!


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    MX518 > G5...

    - Extra buttons
    - 2000dpi is just too much (as is 1600dpi if I'm honest but you certainly don't need more)
    - Weight isn't really an issue with the MX518 so there's no need for it to be adjustable
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 31-05-2006 at 07:56 PM.

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    I bought a second MX518 to use at work

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    Personally, I'm happy with my wireless MS setup... I don't see the need for expensive-high-intensity-ultra-shiny-crazay mouse... But then again, I'm not quite as addicted to some FPS's as others!

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    I was tempted to get a gaming mouse, then thought how much do I actually game...so went out and bought an MX1000, & haven't looked back

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    mx1000 ftw.. its got the laser, the wireless and and a much nicer button arrangement than the "gaming" mice.. only 800dpi but laser tracking and more than sensitive enough
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    The G5 is awesome, as much as knock it for its 2000dpi the accuracy gained form the laser is well worth. The weight system is brilliant, not only can you set how much it weighs you can choose where that weight is. I've had mine since soon afetr they came out and quite simply can't face useing anything else. Its incredibly responsive and if your gonna be playing games then it really will give you an edge.
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    Another vote for the Logitech MX518.

    'Tis a great rodent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    - 2000dpi is just too much (as is 1600dpi if I'm honest but you certainly don't need more)
    I agree. 2000dpi is also rather CPU intensive and can drastically decrease your game performance. 2000dpi is useful for apps like photo editing, but not gaming. Look for a mouse that can handle high-gee accelarations instead.

    Do NOT go for the Raser Copperhead for high-twitch games.... been there... done that! It has high-gee sensing capabilities, but it interprets it incorrectly when you quickly move the mouse a long distance (such as performing a 180-degree turn in a game with game sensitivity turned down for more control) by forcing you to CONTINUE your turn past the point where you stopped turning. This happens in all games and is not a driver or software issue.

    I went back to the trusty Raser Diamondback and have never looked back! The Copperhead has since been collecting dust.

    In addition, never go wireless for gaming. NEVER!

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    Definately avoid wireless, but seriously you will be amazed how quickly you can adapt to higher dpi, I went from a very cheap optical to the G5 and I thought 800dpi felt fast, you just slowly ramp it up, the dpi is very easy to change on the fly and the ,little display thingy shows what your at. very quickly you realize how awesome this mouse is.

    On Copperheads, I've had several friends ditch them for G5's over reliability and overshoot.
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    my brother went from a wireless logitech to a G5 and said it was much better. also depends on which matt ur using.
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    MX518 is a very good mouse. Trying to decide between that and the G5 myself. Not too sure about wireless though.

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