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What is the Best Gaming Mouse Right now?

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May 3, 2007 2:49:13 PM

Well I've been a fan of Logitech for a while now.

My Current Mouse is MX 1000 and I love it, I find it perfect for gaming and stuff.
Unfortunately lately it starts skipping, stops working a bits, etc. I think this mouse is about to die.

I would love to replace with another MX 1000, but only place that has em is ebay which are really expensive or only have used.

I also have a spare MX Revolution, but I hate it, specially because the scroll wheel I find it useless in the FPS I play. I usually use this botton at alternate Fire, or to Zoom with sniper rifle, by clicking on the wheel.
But clicking the wheel on the Revo changes the wheel to smooth roll and really messes up my game.


Of the Current mice which is Better?

Is Logitech coming out with a new Mice soon and should I hold for it?

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May 3, 2007 3:23:36 PM

I have the MX 518 and I think its really good. Never liked wireless mice for gaming since all of them lag. But my next one would be the G5 they say its better than the MX 518 and has weights. Never tried the razor or microsofts game mice but logitech mice are big and have a good weight. Oh and it works flawlessly mines almost 2 years old and works like the day I got it.
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May 3, 2007 3:47:23 PM

G7 all the way 8)
May 3, 2007 3:59:03 PM

Razer deathadder, only the best :) 
May 3, 2007 4:09:00 PM

Well Logitech has had out there G5 and G7 mice for sometime now. I completely love my G5. And they just released a new revision of the G5. If you want a corded mice go with the G5 if you want a cordless go with the G7 either of these are better then the MX1000. I use to have an MX1000, actually went through 3 of them. Then went to a Razr DiamondBack then back to logitech.

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May 3, 2007 4:45:07 PM

Razor all the way, i've been happy with my diamondback for sometime now, i might even get one of their other newer ones.
May 3, 2007 4:52:43 PM

the razors at least from the pics, dont look to ergonomical.

And I prefer wireless :( 
May 3, 2007 4:59:46 PM

easy then, logitech g7 mouse. Best wireless gaming mouse around. You'll love it :p 
May 3, 2007 5:06:16 PM

I like the G7, but it doesn't hold up. I wore out two of them. Currently I'm using a OCZ mouse - 2500dpi. It's much much cheaper than the G7, the software isn't as good, but it works SO much better.
May 3, 2007 5:07:31 PM

G7 is what i use, and i love it!!! I recommend it, you will like it.
May 3, 2007 5:10:36 PM

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the razors at least from the pics, dont look to ergonomical.

And I prefer wireless :( 


G7 is great if you want wireless. I have one, battery, after 2 years of abuse, maybe that is 1 1/2 years, anyways, it still works no problem.

Sometimes when your wireless mouse is skipping, it could be interferance with othe appliances in your house. I have found monitors/lcd's, speakers, telephones, and cell phones all interrupt wireless mice, if they are close enough.
May 3, 2007 5:28:50 PM

G7 here as well, I never cared much for wireless mice till I tried the MX1000 and then once the buttons on it started to go out I went to the G7 and I like the mouse alot seldom get any lag from it when gaming and I do alot and I mean alot of FPS gaming.
May 3, 2007 5:42:07 PM

my MX1000 bluetooth sometimes goes sticky ...
think it's the way windows handles USB IO.

try updating SetPoint (and check cpu usage)

Last year friend had 80% cpu usage spikes on a P3 (the mouse was unusable).

He updated setpoint and it made all the difference (basicly no cpu usage).
May 3, 2007 5:51:47 PM

Another vote for the G5 or G7.

I own both, and am currently mainly using the G5.

I loved the MX1000 (got a couple of those too), but the G5/G7 are better
May 3, 2007 6:09:50 PM

g5, best £40 i ever spent, easily the most noticable in game performance upgrade you can do, especially in battlefield 2, the weights are great! always go heavy if your a sniper, light if your medic/spec ops/assault

p.s wireless is crap, needs to recharge. i've done 8 hours solid gaming sessions before - a near impossiblility with wireless mice
May 3, 2007 6:17:28 PM

Eh... I wouldn't call wireless crap.. That's why the G7 comes with two batteries so you always have one charged...
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May 3, 2007 6:21:03 PM

I love my G5; bought a second one for my laptop. The extra buttons provided by the tilting scroll wheel are great. I use them for Target Previous / Target Next in Guild Wars, but in a FPS you might use them to select an alternate weapon. The Razer has additional buttons on the side, but I found them not as easy to use, so I gave it to my wife as an excellent general purpose mouse.
As much as I've read that the G7 does not lag, the last poster's point about battery life is a good one.
If you succumb to rage while gaming, a corded mouse is also less likely to be chosen as a missile 8O
May 3, 2007 6:33:03 PM

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If you succumb to rage while gaming, a corded mouse is also less likely to be chosen as a missile 8O


It only has less range and weighs less :twisted:. Hurts like hell if you get hit by it anyway 8O

My MX1000 lasts 16-24 hours of nonstop usage (RTS games).
May 3, 2007 6:39:31 PM

Yeah, I couldn't think of how long my G7 lasts because.. I dont swap the batteries much :wink:
May 3, 2007 6:41:41 PM

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If you succumb to rage while gaming, a corded mouse is also less likely to be chosen as a missile 8O


But it's more likely to take your whole PC with it... :twisted:
May 3, 2007 6:44:03 PM

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p.s wireless is crap, needs to recharge. i've done 8 hours solid gaming sessions before - a near impossiblility with wireless mice


Don't know what wireless you used, but it wasn't the G7...

I have gamed upwards to 10 to 12 hours straight, no recharging, and still had plenty of battery time left.

Of course, those days are rare, but when I do get a free day, well, I like knowing my wireless mouse is ready. :) 
May 3, 2007 6:56:41 PM

i game with MX revolution :) 
you can turn the wheel special function off in the setpoint software, witch changes it into a normal scrollwheel again
love the mouse 8)
May 3, 2007 7:05:12 PM

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Don't know what wireless you used, but it wasn't the G7...

I have gamed upwards to 10 to 12 hours straight, no recharging, and still had plenty of battery time left.

Of course, those days are rare, but when I do get a free day, well, I like knowing my wireless mouse is ready.


QFT I too play a great deal on my G7 and barely rarely do I switch out. I'll play all night go to bed get up in the morning and swap out just so the other bat can charge up.
May 3, 2007 7:10:07 PM

I myself am really happy with my Razer Diamondback.
have never been found iof teh idea of Wireless, becouse of battery stuff...
maybe go for the Habu (microsoft's version of diamondback) but I am not sure at all about that one... i have somewhat long fingers so the razer fits perfectly. but I only consider 4buttons+wheel usable, as the ones on the pinky's side are hard for me to use. Razer is also the only gaming mouse that works for both left&right hand settings, it has perfect buttons (the ones on top of it) and the wheel is great.

I have no experience with logitech, but I think I've held a MX100o in my hand once (i think my friend has one) and I did not like it... the 'ergonomic' design made it hard to use...

so I say: G5, G7 or Razer Diamondback (dunno about Habu or Deathadder, but Deathadder was 1800dpi while Habu&Diamondback are 200dpi) one possible negative on the Diamondback is that I haven't found any way to turn it's lights off (not that I've tried) and it might distub you a little when watching a movie in a dark room...
May 3, 2007 7:10:09 PM

B1tches dont know bout my Trackball :p 
May 3, 2007 7:39:35 PM

if you like logitech's go with g5/g7. i have g5 and absolutely love it. i tried several mice, including razors and prefered the feel of g5/g7. my friend swears by his razor. both great gaming mice and really depends on personal taste.
May 3, 2007 8:30:37 PM

Logitech mice tend to be for those who like to control the mouse with their palms, while Razors are for those who want to control it with their fingers. It's a matter of personal choice, really.

The G5/G7 and Deathadder are both top notch mice. If possible, you should go into a store and try them out. Microsoft's Habu is also excellent; it's based heavily on the Deathadder, so if you like one, you'll like the other.
May 3, 2007 9:05:50 PM

the microsoft habu is easily the best mouse there as far as i am aware it is 6000dpi (yes 6000). and it is variable on the mouse itself for sniping ect

it all the nessery programable buttons are their and it look pretty comfortable, i would go for it as i have heard no bad reviews and plenty of good reviews.
May 3, 2007 9:57:07 PM

Personally, I do not mind the logitech mice.
When I got my G5 mouse with my custom in october of last year, I disliked the mouse.
I was use to playing on a microsoft intellimouse optical with five buttons (two in front, one with the scroll wheel, and one on each side of mouse).

Now, I did like the handling of my new logitech G5, HOWEVER I was use to using the side buttons and the G5 only has one. So, I was a bit disappointed.

I may go and buy a Razer mouse, since they seem much like the microsoft mouse that I use to use. I have gotten use to the G5 mouse though.

But other than the placement of the buttons on the G5 mouse, it is quite good. it took me a little bit to figure out the right weights for me, but the weight of the mouse itself is good enough for me for gaming.

I do like the sensitivity increase A LOT.

(sorry for a lengthy post)
May 3, 2007 10:32:04 PM

RAZER Copperhead hands down! I will own you all in the FPS multiplayer of your choice.
May 3, 2007 11:14:15 PM

Logitech G5 is real good, and the G7 is strong, too, even though I don't like most wireless mice. The MX revolution ain't bad, either.

I'm actually using Fanatec's Headshot mouse and pad, and I'm pretty attached to it. It's great for people with big hands.
May 3, 2007 11:26:53 PM

G7
May 3, 2007 11:30:44 PM

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the microsoft habu is easily the best mouse there as far as i am aware it is 6000dpi (yes 6000)


6000? care to show me where i can see this info?

personally i bought the new g5 and returned it for the copperhead. ergonomically designed mice or anything in that matter only work out good when you fall into the category theyre designing it for. my hand is too big for the g5.
May 3, 2007 11:37:02 PM

G5 here, had a copperhead but don't like the razor mouses, I always feel as if im gonna chuck it across my desk in the heat of battle. I prefer the g5 because I feel more in control.
May 3, 2007 11:52:56 PM

He's incorrect... Adjust mouse sensitivity on the fly—up to 2000 DPI – for controlled sensitivity. The default is 800 DPI but is adjustable from 400, 800, 1600 to 2000 DPI with the toggle buttons

Direct from their website...
May 3, 2007 11:53:44 PM

Hands down G7, absolutely no lag, fits my hand perfectly.
May 4, 2007 12:03:03 AM

My old Razor Diamondback is the best mouse I've ever had - perfect buttons / wheel / shape. It's also light, so it's good for FPS gaming. Looks quite cool too, and has nice slidey teflon feet.
May 4, 2007 12:05:13 AM

I went from an MX1000 to a G5 and I love both. Passed the MX1000 on to my sis and she loves it, the G5 seem's more comfortable when gaming but I wish it had two thumb buttons like the MX1000 :( . Still a great piece of hardware.
May 4, 2007 1:05:01 PM

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RAZER Copperhead hands down! I will own you all in the FPS multiplayer of your choice.


Name the game and the time.
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