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What is the best non-MMO gaming mouse?

Hello Community! I've been using a Logitech G9 mouse for years now and loved every bit of it, but now it looks like the left mouse button is dying, it only acknowledges a click every four or five times I try. So it's time to get the new latest and greatest mouse. What do you all recommend? Keep in mind that I play first-person and strategy games but I don't play MMOs, so I don't need a dozen (or any) macro buttons on my mouse. I just want it to roll nice and smooth like my current one does.

I was looking to get a Razer mouse when I read all the nasty reviews about their required Cloud software...shucks.

If this question has been answered already, please point me to the threat or article? Thank you. :)
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  1. I use the Corsair M60 and play games like MWO, Farcry 3, BF3 and Skyrim. Excellent piece of kit, IMHO.
  2. There are so many mice models because everyone likes something diffrent.
    There are 3 main forms or mice use:
    Claw grip, finger grip and hand grip. Google those first to find out what user are you (mostly depends on the games you play and how good you really are at them).
    From there, i suggest you search some decent mice thread (http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=174311) like the one i liked under. Note that the site is focused on mainly an RTS game, so you might want to check other places as well.
  3. also have the corsair m60

    i use a finger tip grip and have found no problems with this mouse

    my old logitech g7 went the same way with the left click not working all the time

    if you have good eye sight and a steady hand you can open the mouse and bend the little copper thing back

    there are guides on the net how to do it

    edit-- http://www.redferret.net/?p=31008
  4. imo the g400
    looks the same as the g5 also
    instead of laser it is optical so no mouse accel and the optical sensor is centered

    Mouse: Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($39.98 @ B&H)
    MousePad: SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) ($12.99 @ Amazon)

    Best mousepad for it also ^_^
  5. Personally, I use the Razer Naga Epic, you don't have to get the profiles or there cloud software.

    Yes it does have 12 thumb buttons but even while playing a strategy game you can set up individual keys for your thumb, like for instance i play diablo 3 and i set up some of my attacks on the mouse buttons so it's easier access.

    Also the dpi on the mouse is 5600 i believe which from a fps standpoint is more then enough, plus it has 3 interchangable gribs on it and a 12 hour continous wireless gaming capacity.

    I like it it fits so nice in the hand and flows rather smoothly. :)
  6. ybnrmalatall said:
    imo the g400
    looks the same as the g5 also
    instead of laser it is optical so no mouse accel and the optical sensor is centered

    Mouse: Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($39.98 @ B&H)
    MousePad: SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) ($12.99 @ Amazon)

    Best mousepad for it also ^_^


    I've been curious, as I've heard a couple people mention this, why does it matter where the sensor is located? It is not used against the monitor, so everything is relative to how far you move the mouse and not where specifically it's located. I've always been curious on how it could affect anyone unless it goes off the end of the pad.

    Btw, I also second the G400 if you don't want or care about additional buttons.
  7. bystander said:
    I've been curious, as I've heard a couple people mention this, why does it matter where the sensor is located? It is not used against the monitor, so everything is relative to how far you move the mouse and not where specifically it's located. I've always been curious on how it could affect anyone unless it goes off the end of the pad.

    Btw, I also second the G400 if you don't want or care about additional buttons.



    WHOAH

    Nice question and honestly I would love to make a video to explain this to you but I have no camera so HERE WE GO DUDE ;)

    Okay so

    It isn't all about perfection where the sensor is it is mostly preference
    BUT it does help then it is centered due to


    SAY when you mouse your mouse left to right
    it moves not perfectly left and right looking at your hand

    more like a sunset like


    .-"""-.

    Kind of motion right?
    You do not want this in fps's or really any game to actually happen on screen so therefore instead of doing that with a centered mouse it makes an almost perfect line even when your motion is not

    with a uncentered or forward placed censor you get the tip effect

    the tip effect is when you are doing that motion it will follow it exactly and be a lot more pains taken to use


    UHMMM I hope you get it


    OKAY HERE

    This might help




    and no I do not move my hands like that
    it is more of a over time movement across my mousepad and not 90 degrees and more like 40
    but it is still stupidly annoying




    EDIT: Okay sorry about the all over the place explanation (I am very unorganized and my thoughts are everywhere...sooo....yeah sorry again)
  8. So this issue is if you turn your hand when you move it, having it closer towards your wrist, it turns less. I don't turn my wrist, but I do understand what you mean. Though even when I turn my wrist through experimenting, I'm surprised at how little it does what you talked about.
  9. I realized later why my tests did not show the results you explained. The reason it does not cause an arch motion on the screen is because when you create an arch, the mouse is still always moving perpendicular to it's orientation, which creates a straight line. It doesn't matter if you took a mouse, and spun it 360 degrees in a circle where the butt of the mouse is always facing the middle of the circle, you'd still get a perfect straight horizontal line on the screen, as the mouse would always be moving perpendicular to the mouse. The difference is the one with the sensor further forward, would move faster.
  10. Razer Deathadder pre-2013.
    Fits my claw grip like a glove.
  11. Anker laser precision gaming mouse , the new budget king... founf on amazon
    8000dpi 9 buttons and very responsive... its on special on amazon for $20 normal price $30 for the money you wont get better.

    this will be my standard responce from now on for a budget mouse..

    if you want better your looking at x2 the price.
    any mouse that uses the avango 9500 is well worth a look.
    http://www.esreality.com/wiki/Hardware:Mice_Sensors take your pick...
    in fact pretty much any mouse with a avngo sensor will be good. every mouse i have had and there have been a few with the avago sensors have been great mice... thats the g5, g500 and roccat kova recently... there have been many others but these stood out at the time.

    Corsair Vengeance M60 is a good mouse, very good in fact.
    the refreshed versions of the rat 7 are also well worth a look
    Zowie EC1/2 also very good but a bit basic as far as features go. but perfect for the smaller handed user.
  12. I keep hearing different preferences on mouse sensors. Some consider the Avago ADNS-3095 the better sensor, as it has no acceleration.
  13. bystander said:
    I keep hearing different preferences on mouse sensors. Some consider the Avago ADNS-3095 the better sensor, as it has no acceleration.

    It still is a laser and all lasers so far have issues
    It also does have accel
  14. ybnrmalatall said:
    It still is a laser and all lasers so far have issues
    It also does have accel


    The difference, from what I'm told, is you can turn the acceleration down to 0, where as the other mentioned can't go below 10%. It is also listed as an Optical sensor, and not a Laser sensor.

    Anyways, the difference is likely very small. I don't have an issue with the laser sensor HEXit mentioned as the best, as that is what my G700 uses. I only mention it because there are a few here that would strongly disagree.
  15. Best answer
    I'm using the Razer Imperator. Great light mouse, big so it fits in my hand, has a rubberized thumb grip, good scroll wheel, and macro buttons you can position forward or backward, depending on where your thumb belongs in long gaming sessions. I love this mouse for FPS games because it is so light and easy to move around with barely any resistance.
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