What gaming mouse should I get? (hard time choosing...)

I am having a very hard time deciding what gaming mouse to get this following summer. I am mainly focusing on the following features:
  • Stable Drivers and Software
  • Comfortable to use/hold for my hand type
  • reliability (does not get worn out or break over use)
  • Less than $95
  • Wired (coiled would be nice)
  • Up to 5400 dpi is enough
  • Customization such as few extra buttons and quick dpi changer. I like simple though, I hate tons of buttons on one mouse and also really hate having buttons on both sides of the mouse. I am right handed and only want buttons on the left side. I also like having custom LED lights or red led lights as that is the only color I like.

I have been looking at Razer Mamba (Newest), Steelseries Sensei, Logitech G9x, Logitech G500, Logitech G500s, and Mionix mouse.
From what I have picked up from the reviews for the mouse that I am thinking of getting seems to be well mixed such as following opinion I have to say for each mouses below:

As far as my hand size and preferred grip style is palm rest, actually a mix of both claw and palm grip but mostly palm. I have a small Microsoft mouse right now and I have my middle finger on the right click button.
Finally, I will be using my mouse for gaming, general use, and professional graphic editing such as Adobe software and Autodesk software's. Hope all of this information will help you to help me decide which mouse to get. Thanks.
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  1. I used the Razer Mamba before, it was a good mouse, but I hated the texture during summer because it gets oily from sweating which is the only reason I sold it, mouse comfort is a big priority for me.

    Logitech G9x is a good mouse, I used it ages ago, wire broke twice for me on it so I moved on, it was kind of small too.

    I've got through several mice, and so far one of my favorites so far besides the Mamba, Rat 7, and G9X is the M60.

    Here is the m65, a new version of the M60:

    http://www.corsair.com/en/gaming-peripherals/gaming-mice/vengeance-m65-fps-laser-gaming-mouse-gunmetal-black.html

    It's a very comfortable mouse and works great when gaming. You may need to try several mice before you find one you're really happy with though.
  2. edogawa said:
    I used the Razer Mamba before, it was a good mouse, but I hated the texture during summer because it gets oily from sweating which is the only reason I sold it, mouse comfort is a big priority for me.

    Logitech G9x is a good mouse, I used it ages ago, wire broke twice for me on it so I moved on, it was kind of small too.

    I've got through several mice, and so far one of my favorites so far besides the Mamba, Rat 7, and G9X is the M60.

    Here is the m65, a new version of the M60:

    http://www.corsair.com/en/gaming-peripherals/gaming-mice/vengeance-m65-fps-laser-gaming-mouse-gunmetal-black.html

    It's a very comfortable mouse and works great when gaming. You may need to try several mice before you find one you're really happy with though.


    How long have you had the M60? I have read comments that the M60 breaks easily. My favorite two choices are the G9x and G500. I have tried both of them very briefly and still don't know which one I like better. How did the G9x wire break on you? I don't know how a wire can break easily unless you got a cat playing with it often...
  3. I've had it since December and no issues. After a few months of use it would stop working if wire wiggled, but a mouse is a personal preference, so it's hard to recommend something. G9X was a good mouse though.
  4. I like The G9X it's top notch.I am sad to see it go The G9X is currently out of production. While there are still many boxes left for consumers to buy it remains to be seen exactly how Logitech will replace the gaming favorite.
  5. edogawa said:
    I've had it since December and no issues. After a few months of use it would stop working if wire wiggled, but a mouse is a personal preference, so it's hard to recommend something. G9X was a good mouse though.


    Correct me if I am wrong. Are you saying that just wiggling the wire of the mouse can make it stop working because that sounds pretty ridiculous for a product that cost more than $50. I have had cheap $15 mouse with thin crappy wires and it never broke. I still have the mouse somewhere in my house.
  6. bigcyco1 said:
    I like The G9X it's top notch.I am sad to see it go The G9X is currently out of production. While there are still many boxes left for consumers to buy it remains to be seen exactly how Logitech will replace the gaming favorite.


    Will there be a mouse like G9x coming out to replace it? I notice that Logitech is replacing the G500 with the ugly brown G500S mouse.
  7. Anonymous said:
    edogawa said:
    I've had it since December and no issues. After a few months of use it would stop working if wire wiggled, but a mouse is a personal preference, so it's hard to recommend something. G9X was a good mouse though.


    Correct me if I am wrong. Are you saying that just wiggling the wire of the mouse can make it stop working because that sounds pretty ridiculous for a product that cost more than $50. I have had cheap $15 mouse with thin crappy wires and it never broke. I still have the mouse somewhere in my house.


    It was after a lot of use though. The wire would get messed up and stay on or go off, it was annoying. I had a friend who had the mouse, but it didn't have for him.
  8. edogawa said:
    Anonymous said:
    edogawa said:
    I've had it since December and no issues. After a few months of use it would stop working if wire wiggled, but a mouse is a personal preference, so it's hard to recommend something. G9X was a good mouse though.


    Correct me if I am wrong. Are you saying that just wiggling the wire of the mouse can make it stop working because that sounds pretty ridiculous for a product that cost more than $50. I have had cheap $15 mouse with thin crappy wires and it never broke. I still have the mouse somewhere in my house.


    It was after a lot of use though. The wire would get messed up and stay on or go off, it was annoying. I had a friend who had the mouse, but it didn't have for him.


    Oh okay I understand now. It seems to me that you move that mouse around often. I usually keep my setup in one place and just leave like that. Although I don't understand how using your mouse would make your wire get worn out instead of the actual mouse getting worn out. Unless you mean the beginning part of the wire that connects it together to the actual mouse.
  9. Anonymous said:
    bigcyco1 said:
    I like The G9X it's top notch.I am sad to see it go The G9X is currently out of production. While there are still many boxes left for consumers to buy it remains to be seen exactly how Logitech will replace the gaming favorite.


    Will there be a mouse like G9x coming out to replace it? I notice that Logitech is replacing the G500 with the ugly brown G500S mouse.
    I am not sure
  10. Yea, I mean where the wire goes into the mouse, it isn't very solid, or wasn't for me. You can always RMA if it's defective after use anyway. A great mouse.
  11. I like both the two Logitech ones you listed. Been anxious to try the Corsair M95 / M65 as well that the Thermaltake Level 10
  12. JackNaylorPE said:
    I like both the two Logitech ones you listed. Been anxious to try the Corsair M95 / M65 as well that the Thermaltake Level 10

    Thermaltake Level 10 is a computer case...
    Anyway, as far as Corsair M95 which I don't like because it has too many buttons and its more focused on MMO games. The M65 looks kinda nice, just wish it was black instead of military green. I will take a look at the M65. There's not very many reviews yet for that mouse as it just came out recently.
  13. M65 is just a slightly improve m60, and comes in black.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826816009
  14. edogawa said:
    M65 is just a slightly improve m60, and comes in black.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826816009

    Oh I see it does come in black also. I kinda wish it had custom led lights or red led lights as that is my favorite color. I'm kinda picky that way.
  15. I am curious about the Roccat Kone+ looks pretty dam sweet imo.
  16. Corsair mice are quite nice. I'm pleased with my M90 and find that I use most of the extra buttons even though I don't play MMOs. They sold me with the sniper button that lowers the DPI for sniping (not to mention the great sale that was going on).

    If custom LEDs are your thing, I'd agree that ROCCAT's products seem like a good fit for you, though to me, a 1 yr warranty isn't enough. The Kone XTD looks wicked with tons of custom colors, onboard processor, weights, button shift, omron switches, etc. : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826436016. http://www.roccat.org/Products/Gaming-Mice/ROCCAT-Kone-XTD/#crb_1
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