1. Post #41
    Porcupine162's Avatar
    March 2007
    503 Posts
    One more thing, I may as well be helpful before I ragequit. I pulled this list off the CG forums.

    Coolermaster:
    CM Storm Sentinel (Laser) Philips Twin-Eye
    CM Storm Inferno (Laser) Philips Twin-Eye

    Gigabyte:
    GM-M8000 (Laser) Avago ADNS-6090
    GM-M8000X (Laser) Avago ADNS-9500

    Logitech:
    G9x (Laser) Avago ADNS-9500
    G9 (Laser) Avago ADNS-6090
    G500 (Laser) Avago ADNS-9500
    Logitech MX518 (Optical) Avago ADNS-3080/3080E (1800dpi version)
    G5 (Laser) Agilent 6018

    Microsoft:
    Wheel Mouse Optical (Optical) MLT04
    Intellimouse Optical 1.1 (Optical) MLT04
    Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (Optical) MLT04
    SideWinder X5 (Laser) Agilent 6018
    Sidewinder x8 (Laser) BlueTrack

    Razer:
    Copperhead (Laser) Agilent 6018
    Krait (Optical) Agilent A3088
    Microsoft Habu (Laser) Avago ADNS-6030
    DeathAdder (Optical) Avago ADNS-3668
    Diamondback 3G Edition (Optical) Avago ADNS-3668
    Lachesis (Laser) Philips Twin-Eye
    Salmosa (Optical) Avago ADNS-3668
    Mamba (Laser) Philips Twin-Eye
    Naga (Laser) Philips Twin-Eye
    DeathAdder 3500 (Optical) Avago ADNS-S3888
    Imperator (Laser) Philips Twin-Eye
    Abyssus (Optical) Avago ADNS-S3888

    Roccat:
    Kone V2 (Laser) Avago ADNS-6090
    Kone [+] (Laser) Avago ADNS-9500
    Kova (Optical) Avago ADNS-3080

    Saitek:
    Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 3 (Laser) Philips Twin-Eye
    Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 5 (Laser) Philips Twin-Eye
    Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 (Laser) Philips Twin-Eye

    Silverstone:
    Raven Gaming Mouse (Laser) Cypress Laser Sensor

    Steel Series Mice:
    Xai (Laser) Avago ADNS-9500
    Kinzu (Optical) Avago ADNS-3080
    Ikai (Laser) Cypress Laser Sensor
    Ikari (Optical) Avago ADNS-3080

    Zowie:
    EC1/EC2 (Optical) Avago ADNS-3060
    works great for me, and I absolutely hate accelleration
    You won't feel it as much with a hard mousepad, but you still want to steer away from it if you want to use it for gaming.
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  2. Post #42
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,798 Posts
    I've had a Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI Edition for a pretty long time.

    So far, it's the best mouse I've owned, and I had an MX518 before this.
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  3. Post #43
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    AshMan55's Avatar
    July 2006
    10,145 Posts
    Looks really comfortable from the pictures. I'm interested, but I really doubt they're available where I live. Will look it up though.
    Actually a lot of the Steelseries mice seem to be ambidextrous
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  4. Post #44
    martijnp3000's Avatar
    December 2007
    830 Posts
    Because lefties are looking for new gaming mice, but nearly nobody makes them. Which either turns them automatically to Steelseries or Razer. Steelseries makes them ambidextrous so they can still sell them to right-handed people.
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  5. Post #45
    Allstone's Avatar
    November 2010
    1,692 Posts
    Looks really comfortable from the pictures. I'm interested, but I really doubt they're available where I live. Will look it up though.
    It's a pretty nice mouse. The dirt doesn't get caught in stupid places like on my old Imperator and it's supposedly using a more accurate sensor (ADNS rather than Twin-Eye).
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  6. Post #46
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    G-Guy's Avatar
    August 2006
    864 Posts
    For left-handed people, the only major mouse producer (major being Microsoft, Logitech, Razer, or Steelseries) that isn't really an option is Logitech.

    When it comes to Microsoft stick with the big three, those being the WMO, IMO 1.1, and IMO 3.0 (forgot that the IMO 3.0 is for right-handed unlike the other two). For Razer, I've heard some things about glitchy sensors in different versions of the Deathadder and I don't know if they ever fixed it, so if it were me I'd go with an Abyssus if I wanted a Razer mouse. For Steelseries, I don't really know much about their mice except that most people seem to praise them for quality/weight/reliability/etc. (I've never used one though), at the cost of bigger price. I'm thinking about getting a Sensei though.
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  7. Post #47
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    Mr. Agree's Avatar
    May 2010
    7,405 Posts
    Okay, decided i'll probably go for a Sidewinder x4 Keyboard but I require a mouse.

    I was planning to get the R.A.T. 5 for about 42, but is it just full of gimmicks or great? If not, what do you recommend for around 40?
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  8. Post #48

    April 2011
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    Okay, decided i'll probably go for a Sidewinder x4 Keyboard but I require a mouse.

    I was planning to get the R.A.T. 5 for about 42, but is it just full of gimmicks or great? If not, what do you recommend for around 40?
    A Deathadder or a G4/500.
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  9. Post #49
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    tommyc225's Avatar
    August 2009
    3,348 Posts
    I have a Gigabyte M6900, got it for like 15 and it's served me well for over a year.

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  10. Post #50

    January 2012
    429 Posts
    I'll update the post tomorrow since this laptop is being a dick and not letting me edit.
    Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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  11. Post #51
    piranhamatt's Avatar
    July 2008
    601 Posts
    Add a bit about the different lasers or such Mice use..

    My Mouse has a blue Laser which apparently can work on more surfaces than a red ones do, then there's the ball mice which suck
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  12. Post #52
    Caragolpe's Avatar
    July 2010
    2,119 Posts
    WHY would I want a new mouse?

    Edited:

    mine works sweet when I want to.. wel... CLICK SOMETHING.
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  13. Post #53

    January 2012
    429 Posts
    WHY would I want a new mouse?

    Edited:

    mine works sweet when I want to.. wel... CLICK SOMETHING.
    More buttons, higher DPI, More comfort, Look's good.
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  14. Post #54
    Caragolpe's Avatar
    July 2010
    2,119 Posts
    I don't know why anyone would need more buttons, every game ever made on PC is designed to be played with 2.
    Never really understood the concept of DPI.
    More comfort and good looking are thte only valid reasons, but I'm not paying 100 dollars for a good looking mouse.
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  15. Post #55
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    November 2008
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    I don't know why anyone would need more buttons, every game ever made on PC is designed to be played with 2.
    Never really understood the concept of DPI.
    More comfort and good looking are thte only valid reasons, but I'm not paying 100 dollars for a good looking mouse.
    so pay 30
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  16. Post #56
    mutated's Avatar
    October 2010
    1,513 Posts
    so I want a wireless usb mouse with not too many extra buttons, but more than the standard three. I keep running into mice that are bluetooth-only, wired-only, or have about fifty extra buttons (which I don't need). Really I'd be fine with 4 or 5.

    Any good suggestions? I ask this as I'm slowly going through all the mice listed so far, but Amazon isn't giving me much.

    e. eyeballing these two, just in preliminary looks, any opinions or other suggestions?
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  17. Post #57
    I have a Gigabyte M6900, got it for like 15 and it's served me well for over a year.


    About gigabyte, their mice is really worth to be mentioned in this thread, of all the mice I tried and owned, none can compete to Gigabyte.

    I have a Razer Lachesis and a CM Storm Sentinel but none of these can compete against my old $15 Gigabyte M6800.
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  18. Post #58
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    Jasun's Avatar
    June 2009
    3,474 Posts
    Add the Xai to the OP. It's gorgeous.

    Got mine for 25 in a sale.
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  19. Post #59
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    Darkimmortal's Avatar
    April 2009
    2,735 Posts
    I have a Razer Lachesis and a CM Storm Sentinel but none of these can compete against my old $15 Gigabyte M6800.
    They are both awful mice so that is to be expected
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  20. Post #60

    January 2012
    429 Posts
    Add the Xai to the OP. It's gorgeous.

    Got mine for 25 in a sale.
    The Sensei is the new version, I would like to keep reliableish prices.

    Edited:

    I have a Gigabyte M6900, got it for like 15 and it's served me well for over a year.

    Couldn't find it on amazon.
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  21. Post #61
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    hexpunK's Avatar
    August 2008
    15,290 Posts
    I don't know why anyone would need more buttons, every game ever made on PC is designed to be played with 2.
    Never really understood the concept of DPI.
    More comfort and good looking are thte only valid reasons, but I'm not paying 100 dollars for a good looking mouse.
    Games aren't "designed" to use 2 buttons. Or at least, 2 pre-defined buttons. Ever noticed how your thumb usually rests on the side of the mouse? Not doing anything? Turns out if you put buttons there it gives you more options. Instead of having to spread a ton of binds across a keyboard, just stick something useful on your extra mouse button, bam. Instant fun.

    More buttons and higher DPI are perfectly valid reasons.
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  22. Post #62
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    May 2010
    7,405 Posts
    Games aren't "designed" to use 2 buttons. Or at least, 2 pre-defined buttons. Ever noticed how your thumb usually rests on the side of the mouse? Not doing anything? Turns out if you put buttons there it gives you more options. Instead of having to spread a ton of binds across a keyboard, just stick something useful on your extra mouse button, bam. Instant fun.

    More buttons and higher DPI are perfectly valid reasons.
    Well for me I use that Logitech marble trackball. Left thumb on LMB and pinky on RMB. Two either side of that to move the ball of the mouse and finally my middle finger waiting patiently to go up when something on a game doesn't go my way.
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  23. Post #63
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    October 2007
    21,855 Posts
    Games aren't "designed" to use 2 buttons. Or at least, 2 pre-defined buttons. Ever noticed how your thumb usually rests on the side of the mouse? Not doing anything? Turns out if you put buttons there it gives you more options. Instead of having to spread a ton of binds across a keyboard, just stick something useful on your extra mouse button, bam. Instant fun.

    More buttons and higher DPI are perfectly valid reasons.
    The problem is that I'm not terribly creative and I still have no clue what to bind to the side buttons on my MX518 other than PTT. :V
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  24. Post #64
    chipset's Avatar
    November 2010
    2,259 Posts
    The problem is that I'm not terribly creative and I still have no clue what to bind to the side buttons on my MX518 other than PTT. :V
    Switch weapon
    reload
    melee attack
    special attack
    flashlight
    grenade
    switch ammo/grenade type
    turbo/nitro/boost
    steady aim
    switch fire mode
    open map
    show X hud overlay
    show scores

    Baiscally anything you need to hit with incredible reaction speed or things that are normally akwardly mapped (open map is usually m which is annoying if you're activley using it to navigate and the minimap is nonexistant/nondescriptive).
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  25. Post #65
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    August 2008
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    Well for me I use that Logitech marble trackball. Left thumb on LMB and pinky on RMB. Two either side of that to move the ball of the mouse and finally my middle finger waiting patiently to go up when something on a game doesn't go my way.
    Ahh, that is kind of excusable with a mouse like that though. Weird design for a mouse, how do they control exactly? Comfortable or just kind of weird in general?
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  26. Post #66
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    August 2009
    3,348 Posts
    The Sensei is the new version, I would like to keep reliableish prices.

    Edited:



    Couldn't find it on amazon.
    I bought it from Ebuyer

    http://www.ebuyer.com/273442-gigabyt...e-usb-gm-m6900
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  27. Post #67
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    May 2010
    7,405 Posts
    A lot comfortable than the ones with the ball on the side. Unfortunately the trackball user base is going down, including me as I want a change but the Logitech marble mouse is definitely the best one. Gaming wise is debatable.. it has two extra buttons only but I found I could turn and react quicker than with a standard.
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  28. Post #68
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    November 2008
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    why would anyone ever try to game with a trackball
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  29. Post #69
    snarglemuffin's Avatar
    October 2011
    205 Posts
    I think I'm going to get the M6900 since it's pretty cheap and has everything I want. Should I get one of those mouse mat things too? They look like rip-offs.
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  30. Post #70

    January 2012
    429 Posts
    I think I'm going to get the M6900 since it's pretty cheap and has everything I want. Should I get one of those mouse mat things too? They look like rip-offs.
    I know where you can get some free mouse mats.
    Leme see if I can pull up the link

    http://www.vistaprint.co.uk/free-mou...&GNF=0&GPLSID=
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  31. Post #71
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    May 2010
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    why would anyone ever try to game with a trackball
    Because it's a lot easier for fps' personally.
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  32. Post #72
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    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
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    why would anyone ever try to game with a trackball
    bowling sim
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  33. Post #73
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    November 2008
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    Because it's a lot easier for fps' personally.
    lol
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  34. Post #74
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    October 2010
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    I have heard of upper-level Heavy players in TF2 using a trackball because it allows for very quick turns while allowing for minute adjustments - the accuracy of a minigun and the susceptibility to Spies plays into this.

    I agree with you on a personal level, but don't knock it too much.
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  35. Post #75
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    November 2008
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    I have heard of upper-level Heavy players in TF2 using a trackball because it allows for very quick turns while allowing for minute adjustments - the accuracy of a minigun and the susceptibility to Spies plays into this.

    I agree with you on a personal level, but don't knock it too much.
    upper-level Heavy players

    dude are you shitting me right now
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  36. Post #76
    Oh no, what have I done!
    milkandcooki's Avatar
    November 2007
    21,573 Posts


    This is what I use, the XM518's bigger brother.

    Looks like an alien brain, but is comfy as shit.
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  37. Post #77
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    May 2010
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    Because it's a lot easier for fps' personally.
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  38. Post #78
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    April 2006
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    I use a track ball too, man. Except the ball is moved with the thumb, the fingers operate the LMB and RMB. I've always loved track balls. Used the same Logitech one for the past 10 years.

    Having to move around my entire hand to turn my character, in an FPS for instance, just seems retarded to me. Being able to flick your thumb around and do sharp precise turns is nice.
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  39. Post #79
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,798 Posts
    I don't know why anyone would need more buttons, every game ever made on PC is designed to be played with 2.
    Never really understood the concept of DPI.
    More comfort and good looking are thte only valid reasons, but I'm not paying 100 dollars for a good looking mouse.
    You have never played an MMO or FPS/RTS while using VoIP.
    Mouse4 is basically required for using VoIP, people who use misconfigured voice activation should be shot.
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  40. Post #80
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    November 2008
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    I use a track ball too, man. Except the ball is moved with the thumb, the fingers operate the LMB and RMB. I've always loved track balls. Used the same Logitech one for the past 10 years.

    Having to move around my entire hand to turn my character, in an FPS for instance, just seems retarded to me. Being able to flick your thumb around and do sharp precise turns is nice.
    heh

    Edited:

    You have never played an MMO or FPS/RTS while using VoIP.
    Mouse4 is basically required for using VoIP, people who use misconfigured voice activation should be shot.
    i use left alt in every voip program because it was the default in vent
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