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Acceptable mouse for fps gaming

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June 18, 2013 1:21:59 AM

I'm not a hardcore gamer. Not at all. Thus I don't spent a lot on gaming hardware. However I like to play some online fps games and to score frags. Now.. I googled some, and it turned to be all 'bout latency and accuracy, which my 5 bucks chinese wireless mouse can't provide. But I really don't feel like willing to buy a 100 bucks mouse. So the Q is whether I can find an acceptable mouse for fps'ing 'round 15-20 bucks?

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June 18, 2013 1:48:49 AM

Mice don't really help much. I mean it might help if you are going from a pretty bad wireless to a wired mouse but I went from a crappy 3 dollar mouse to a CM Storm spawn and I am still as bad as I ever was. The only improvement is it fits my had better and the grip I use is more comfortable due to the shape of the mouse.

Latency and framerate are much more important. If you are playing on 30fps, lower settings and get 60, etc.
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June 18, 2013 3:48:47 AM

A little higher than your price range, but I really like my Logitech G500. It was $45. "Gaming" mice are mostly about comfort by the way.
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July 4, 2013 4:13:50 PM

mouse24 said:
Mice don't really help much. I mean it might help if you are going from a pretty bad wireless to a wired mouse but I went from a crappy 3 dollar mouse to a CM Storm spawn and I am still as bad as I ever was. The only improvement is it fits my had better and the grip I use is more comfortable due to the shape of the mouse.

Latency and framerate are much more important. If you are playing on 30fps, lower settings and get 60, etc.


Guess u're right, it's all 'bout framerate and latencies. And mouse DPI maybe :) 
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July 7, 2013 11:53:07 AM

I guess what mouse24 said is really relative, I had a different experience with mice.
I first had this crappy $20 optical gigabyte mouse and it did pretty good for what I was doing, I was able to aim pretty decently but as soon as I flick shot in the slightest it added lots of acceleration.
late on I got the Razer Imperator, It fixed most of the acceleration (this is where I started getting into competitive gaming) but it was really noticeable. Took a break from the fps scene and the Imperator gave out because of a common flaw.
I then went to a Razer naga because I was into mmo's and didn't play much of anything else, but with the release of cataclysm I couldn't play wow anymore after all the years I had in the game so I went back to competitive fps gaming. I soon then realized that the naga was not a fps mouse and I had to sell it and then I finally got a mouse that could keep up with my reaction flicks. The zowie EC1evo has a almost perfect sensor. I noticed 0 mouse acceleration at high speeds with it so I was able to make every shot accurate.
other mice I have tested personally and had little to no acceleration are: Zowie AM, Zowie ec2 Evo, Microsoft intelli 3.0, Razer Deathadder 3.5g-4g, Zowie Fk, logitech g500 and g400.
So it really depends if you're deep into fps gaming. also one more thing. In almost every first person shooter you will notice even at 60 frames there will be mouse delay. I need at least 90 - 120 fps to play effectivly.
Another thing that might help is fixing windows 7 sensitivity (Google it!) and getting a crt monitor or low input lag monitor.
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July 7, 2013 11:57:53 AM

rgnr said:
mouse24 said:
Mice don't really help much. I mean it might help if you are going from a pretty bad wireless to a wired mouse but I went from a crappy 3 dollar mouse to a CM Storm spawn and I am still as bad as I ever was. The only improvement is it fits my had better and the grip I use is more comfortable due to the shape of the mouse.

Latency and framerate are much more important. If you are playing on 30fps, lower settings and get 60, etc.


Guess u're right, it's all 'bout framerate and latencies. And mouse DPI maybe :) 


Sensor quality means a lot more than DPI. Most people never go past 2000 DPI anyways. It is how well the sensor tracks, how accurate and how it minimizes prediction, wobble, acceleration and other unwanted characteristics that make them good.

That said, the G400 is a good basic mouse with an excellent sensor.
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