Best gaming mouse

I need a new mouse, a gaming mouse. I heard good things about the Logitech G5 and the Razer Deathadder. I need advice.
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  1. i own a g5 and love it
  2. I always like NZXT Computer Cases and they recently came out with an equally awesome gaming mouse called the Avatar.
    I
    Check it out, has pretty comparable specs to other gaming mice around. Plus, it glows blue, so if your rig has blue LED's it'll look pretty nice. Also, performs on par with its looks, has never let me down, the quick DPI switching (from 2600 down) really comes in handy when your switching from sniping (accuracy needed) or Close Quarters Combat (twitch actions needed).
  3. mx500 w/ usb polling rate set to 1000

    literally 10 X better than my g7 which is exactly the same as the g5 in terms of performance

    next best is mx518 and then the g5

    optical is loads better than lasers... its fact too
  4. kuuler said:
    I need a new mouse, a gaming mouse. I heard good things about the Logitech G5 and the Razer Deathadder. I need advice.


    OK, advice... Go to your nearest B&M store, and try out a few mousies. I like the G5, same as Chookman, but you might hate it or find that your handsize is too small or somesuch. Whatever you get, do avoid the wireless models... (I hate batteries.)

    Chookman, do you have the new (blue) one?
  5. Alas i do not :(

    i got one of the first gen orange ones.
  6. As do I... (sigh)
  7. G5 v2.
    The one with the 2 thumb buttons.

    I have both and the first one with the missing button for the thumb felt wrong.
  8. Depends on what games you play IMO. Personally I prefer my wireless MX1000 for the 3 side buttons. I had the mx518, and the g5v2 both great mice if you prefer wired. The wow gaming mouse I think would make a great mice overall too. I saw it at blizzcon, and I couldn't stop thinking of how great 6 side buttons would be for a first person shooter.
    http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=72631

    It's not out yet, but if your willing to wait it looks to be worth while. Here is manufactures site
    http://www.steelseries.com/int/products/partners

    My friend was into razor products. They're nice because they're symetrical great for lefties. but IMO you need to keep you hand flat on the mouse to get a good feel for it. If you like to hold your mouse with your finger tips it can get uncomfortable. Also I think razor products just feel cheap, almost as if the mouse itself was just a hollow candy shell. The logitech mx518 and the g5 have a much sturdier feel.
  9. I love my G5. Got the blue one. Good feel to it
  10. G5. It has snakeskin print covering.
    Oh and hotswitching through 2000dpi.
  11. Quote:
    mx500 w/ usb polling rate set to 1000

    literally 10 X better than my g7 which is exactly the same as the g5 in terms of performance

    next best is mx518 and then the g5

    optical is loads better than lasers... its fact too


    If that is a fact then back it up please. It seems you have not understood what a laser is...
  12. Laser
    Has higher dpi which in turn means better precison and speed
    works on any surface
    lower power usage
    generally looks nicer :p

    watcha got Opti-boy?
  13. PsyKhiqZero said:

    My friend was into razor products. They're nice because they're symetrical great for lefties. but IMO you need to keep you hand flat on the mouse to get a good feel for it. If you like to hold your mouse with your finger tips it can get uncomfortable. Also I think razor products just feel cheap, almost as if the mouse itself was just a hollow candy shell. The logitech mx518 and the g5 have a much sturdier feel.


    That's odd, to be honest. Logitech is known for creating a mouse good for gripping with the palm while Razer is known for creating a mouse good for gripping with the fingertips. I currently game on an MX518 and I use a fingertip grip. The mouse quality isn't up to par. Some of the rubber is starting to come off in the middle of the mouse by the sens buttons and the left click wheel has a double click now. This is after 3 MONTHS of use. I'll be going to Razer for my next mouse purchase.

    I will add that logitech was kind enough to send another MX518 for no cost. They were great to deal with.
  14. definitely get a Laser Mouse. Gaming Mice are kind of over-rated and expensive, you would actually be fine with just a Microsoft Lasr Mouse. but if you're intent on getting the best and have the money for it, get something from Logitech. if you prefer wireless mice (like I do) then you might be SOL.
  15. Well according to pmacdonald I'm definately abnormal in my mouse preferences. I'm not saying he's wrong. but you should definately get the mouse in your hands before taking anyones word for it.
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