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

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April 16, 2013 3:22:52 PM

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:

      Razer Mamba - I don't care much about the wireless at all, I noticed a lot of people say that it is overpriced which I agree as this mouse is over my budget. I also read that Razer mouses break over time as they use cheap materials.
      Steelseries Sensei - I like the customization and feels like the old microsoft mouse which was ok to me when I use to play on my dad computer with it. I don't like the reflective silver and the buttons on both sides...I also read that the silver gets chipped off over time.
      Logitech G9x - Looks like a cool mouse with a lot of flexibility. The software seems to be pretty good to me. The only thing that holds me back is that it a tad bit uncomfortable to use and it is not located in the Logitech site as if it is unsupported now.
      Logitech G500/G500s - I have tried this mouse before and I enjoyed using it a lot. I like the style and look of it. It felt comfortable and had great software/drivers. The only thing that holds me back is the terrible reviews of the left click mouse or middle button breaking over time. I really don't want a mouse that breaks...
      Mionix - The last mouse I want to look at that seems like a good mouse although the reviews says that the software are buggy...eh...

    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.
    a b 4 Gaming
    April 16, 2013 3:32:11 PM

    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-mic...

    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.
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    April 16, 2013 3:37:01 PM

    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-mic...

    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...
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    April 16, 2013 3:52:06 PM

    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.
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    April 16, 2013 3:59:21 PM

    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.
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    April 16, 2013 4:03:16 PM

    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.
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    April 16, 2013 4:04:37 PM

    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.
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    a b 4 Gaming
    April 16, 2013 4:05:40 PM

    Oblivion2500 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.
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    April 16, 2013 4:08:52 PM

    edogawa said:
    Oblivion2500 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.
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    a b 4 Gaming
    April 16, 2013 4:18:13 PM

    Oblivion2500 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

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    a b 4 Gaming
    April 16, 2013 4:19:49 PM

    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.
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    April 16, 2013 4:56:01 PM

    I like both the two Logitech ones you listed. Been anxious to try the Corsair M95 / M65 as well that the Thermaltake Level 10
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    April 16, 2013 5:09:45 PM

    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.
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    a b 4 Gaming
    April 16, 2013 6:52:02 PM

    I am curious about the Roccat Kone+ looks pretty dam sweet imo.
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    April 16, 2013 10:47:50 PM

    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=N82E168.... http://www.roccat.org/Products/Gaming-Mice/ROCCAT-Kone-...
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