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Looking for a mouse for gaming

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  • Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED! Registered User regular
    So my Microsoft Gaming Mouse is apparently dying (it turns off a lot for no apparent reason) and I have 20 bucks, at best, to get a replacement. Looks like I'm right fucked.

  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Magus` wrote: »
    So my Microsoft Gaming Mouse is apparently dying (it turns off a lot for no apparent reason) and I have 20 bucks, at best, to get a replacement. Looks like I'm right fucked.

    If you search around you can probably find an MX518 for cheap.

    It's replacement is out but it's still the most reliable and best mouse I've had.

    edit: looking around it looks like the replacement G400 may be cheaper actually.

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  • Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED! Registered User regular
    Might get a G500 on the cheap. I assume it's a step up from the G400?

  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    Magus` wrote: »
    Might get a G500 on the cheap. I assume it's a step up from the G400?

    I believe so, it's got a few more buttons and weight customization.

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  • minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    Magus` wrote: »
    Might get a G500 on the cheap. I assume it's a step up from the G400?

    I believe so, it's got a few more buttons and weight customization.

    It's also got a bigger number in the name. That's worth a few bucks right there.

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    Anyone know of any mice w/ soft actuation forces? Razer's were alright for that but I found the build quality shit, to the point where i was having to buy a new deathadder every 4-6 months when the buttons wore out. Logitechs have been lasting fine for me, but their right/left clicks require so much more pressure my fingers get sore.

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  • ResonanceSDResonanceSD SydneyRegistered User regular
    I was going to rec. the R.A.T.9 because it's the shit =D

    However, you can get some pretty decent Logitech kit for your budget.

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  • minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    I love my mice (currently a Naga Epic and a Mamba), but I'm thinking of picking up a Naga Hex for my MacBook Pro for Diablo-ing. Anyone own one? Is it as rock solid as the regular Nagas? Anything I should know?

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    I just sold a bunch of old edition textbooks to scrape together some money for a Naga Hex for D3 and possibly SC2.

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  • minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    Cantido wrote: »
    I just sold a bunch of old edition textbooks to scrape together some money for a Naga Hex for D3 and possibly SC2.

    I'm planning on cashing in some Microcenter store credit on one tomorrow, if I have time to swing by there. I'm playing with an old SteelSeries Xai (I think?) now, and I hate the side buttons on it.

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  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    So
    Mamba 2012 Elite Ergonomic Wireless Gaming Mouse
    http://www.amazon.com/Mamba-Elite-Ergonomic-Wireless-Gaming/dp/B0054JGGGY
    or
    Razer Naga Epic Gaming Mouse
    http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Naga-Epic-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B004AM5RAM
    or
    Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700
    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Gaming-Mouse-G700/dp/B003VAM32E/
    (which just priced dropped to $83 making it more enticing)

    I'm really not sure how I want to go with this... Currently just using a wired Logitech but I'm going to need to move the computer to a more permanent position which will require me going wireless.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    Never, ever go wireless. I don't know anything about the other two but damn does that Naga Epic look crazy and cool.

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  • minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Cantido wrote: »
    Never, ever go wireless. I don't know anything about the other two but damn does that Naga Epic look crazy and cool.

    I actually own all three of these. All of them are wireless and they all work fantastically. I just hate the shape of the Logitech and the side buttons are really cheap and shitty.

    The Naga and the Mamba are great, but for two different purposes. The Naga is clearly aimed at MMO players, because no one else needs that many goddamn buttons. For MMOs it really is exceptionally comfortable. And maybe RTS games.

    The Mamba is more general purpose and extremely comfortable. It's the same body as the Death Adder, which is evolved from the old Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer shape. It's my go-to mouse for most gaming. FPS, action, etc. it's just a fantastically comfortable, normal mouse with a couple extra buttons and no frills.

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  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    Cantido wrote: »
    Never, ever go wireless.

    I have been using wireless mice for years, and yes, for gaming too. The only time I've ever had a problem was when I had the receiver plugged into a back USB port with a good three and a half feet of case and desk blocking line-of-sight to the mouse, and even then it was only a minor occasional annoyance.

    Can't imagine using a wired mouse if I didn't have to.

  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    Cantido wrote: »
    Never, ever go wireless. I don't know anything about the other two but damn does that Naga Epic look crazy and cool.

    I actually own all three of these. All of them are wireless and they all work fantastically. I just hate the shape of the Logitech and the side buttons are really cheap and shitty.

    The Naga and the Mamba are great, but for two different purposes. The Naga is clearly aimed at MMO players, because no one else needs that many goddamn buttons. For MMOs it really is exceptionally comfortable. And maybe RTS games.

    The Mamba is more general purpose and extremely comfortable. It's the same body as the Death Adder, which is evolved from the old Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer shape. It's my go-to mouse for most gaming. FPS, action, etc. it's just a fantastically comfortable, normal mouse with a couple extra buttons and no frills.

    So the Mamba would be your go to for Diablo 3? The Naga Epic seems a bit extreme on one hand but on the other hand MOAR BUTTONS!

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Incindium wrote: »
    Cantido wrote: »
    Never, ever go wireless. I don't know anything about the other two but damn does that Naga Epic look crazy and cool.

    I actually own all three of these. All of them are wireless and they all work fantastically. I just hate the shape of the Logitech and the side buttons are really cheap and shitty.

    The Naga and the Mamba are great, but for two different purposes. The Naga is clearly aimed at MMO players, because no one else needs that many goddamn buttons. For MMOs it really is exceptionally comfortable. And maybe RTS games.

    The Mamba is more general purpose and extremely comfortable. It's the same body as the Death Adder, which is evolved from the old Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer shape. It's my go-to mouse for most gaming. FPS, action, etc. it's just a fantastically comfortable, normal mouse with a couple extra buttons and no frills.

    So the Mamba would be your go to for Diablo 3? The Naga Epic seems a bit extreme on one hand but on the other hand MOAR BUTTONS!

    I use the Naga Epic (albeit I use it wired, because it is an option and seriously, F wireless mice), and I use the extra buttons for everything, not just MMOs.

    You can do per-game mappings of the numpad, and I will map most non-motion or non-augment game functions to it (like ctrl or alt).

    Frees up the left hand for wasd, and lets the right hand handle looking and pew pewing; its pretty great.

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  • minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    Incindium wrote: »
    Cantido wrote: »
    Never, ever go wireless. I don't know anything about the other two but damn does that Naga Epic look crazy and cool.

    I actually own all three of these. All of them are wireless and they all work fantastically. I just hate the shape of the Logitech and the side buttons are really cheap and shitty.

    The Naga and the Mamba are great, but for two different purposes. The Naga is clearly aimed at MMO players, because no one else needs that many goddamn buttons. For MMOs it really is exceptionally comfortable. And maybe RTS games.

    The Mamba is more general purpose and extremely comfortable. It's the same body as the Death Adder, which is evolved from the old Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer shape. It's my go-to mouse for most gaming. FPS, action, etc. it's just a fantastically comfortable, normal mouse with a couple extra buttons and no frills.

    So the Mamba would be your go to for Diablo 3? The Naga Epic seems a bit extreme on one hand but on the other hand MOAR BUTTONS!

    I'm probably a terrible person to ask because I actually just bought a Naga Hex for Diablo.

    In my defense, I'm playing D3 on my MacBook, and didn't want to have to move my Naga or Mamba over from my PC.

    That said, Diablo would be totally fine on the Mamba. You really don't need many extra buttons, but if you were only going to get one, and you play the occasional MMO or RTS, some type of Naga would be my suggestion.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    I craft stars all the time, moreso than MOBAs, so maybe I'll go for the Epic instead of the hex.
    Gaslight wrote: »
    Cantido wrote: »
    Never, ever go wireless.

    I have been using wireless mice for years, and yes, for gaming too. The only time I've ever had a problem was when I had the receiver plugged into a back USB port with a good three and a half feet of case and desk blocking line-of-sight to the mouse, and even then it was only a minor occasional annoyance.

    Can't imagine using a wired mouse if I didn't have to.

    I wouldnt even go so far as to say they perform worse from my personal experience.

    But at one point *spooky voice* when you leeeeaast expect it... you will be whooping ass online... and the battery will DIE *mwahahahaahahahaaha*

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    I actually love that G700. Using it right now. The side buttons don't feel cheap and shitty to me at all. It's also wired AND wireless. It charges with a USB cable that also acts as the wire when you're plugged in, but you can also just pop it out and use it wireless if you want. It's fantastic.

  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    I caved and went by Best Buy and ended up picking up the Naga Epic. I like the weight and feel of it (with the middle one of the three side pieces) and the thumb number pad is great... I haven't even modified any of the key settings just using 1-4 for Diablo 3 skills so far. I had a couple weird issues with the cursor locking up and skipping that was making me start to wonder if I was going to regret the purchase. However after some searching online I saw someone who mentioned similar things who said that switching USB ports has fixed it. So last night I switched to a USB 3 port that I know went to a different controller on the MB and after that played 3-4 hours of Diablo 3 with zero problems...

    Hopefully that resolves my issues for good because I do really like the mouse. I've got it glowing bright red to match the Diablo feel. Also so far even with the polling rate at 1000hz battery life seems to be fine... from a full charge I've played 3-4 hours and it still was reporting 85% battery life.

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  • HewnHewn Registered User regular
    Not a lot of talk about the Corsair line of meese, but I really love my Vengeance M90. Great build quality and the software, despite what online reviews say, works fine. I've been putting it through the paces with Diablo 3 and I can play entirely with my mouse hand. If you don't need 14 buttons, I hear the M60 is just as good.

    corsair_vengeance_m90_mouse_news.jpg

    The curve of the buttons allows you to be comfortable outside of gaming. Your thumb rests in between without issue.

    If you're looking at the M90, wait for a sale. They like to list it at $80, plus $6 shipping on Newegg. But I got mine for $55 with free shipping just the other week. It's often $65. At that price, it's a strong bargain.

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  • minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    Worth mentioning - The M60 is a totally different shape than the M90. The M90 is more of a big, tall, palm-grip body, while the M60 is lower, shorter, and more of a finger/claw grip.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Hmm, yeah that M90 looks mighty nice. I've found with my Deathadder that I would really love an extra couple of buttons (for a total of four or so).

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  • HewnHewn Registered User regular
    Worth mentioning - The M60 is a totally different shape than the M90. The M90 is more of a big, tall, palm-grip body, while the M60 is lower, shorter, and more of a finger/claw grip.

    The M90 is certainly more of a palm sort, at least that's how I use it. My hand isn't that large, so it fits it very nicely with a palm grip. It's more comfortable to me than the Logitech MX 518. But there are people on the Corsair forums that swear by going claw with it.

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    I've got massive mitts and I use a palm grip. The bigger the mouse, the better in my opinion

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  • minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    Hewn wrote: »
    Worth mentioning - The M60 is a totally different shape than the M90. The M90 is more of a big, tall, palm-grip body, while the M60 is lower, shorter, and more of a finger/claw grip.

    The M90 is certainly more of a palm sort, at least that's how I use it. My hand isn't that large, so it fits it very nicely with a palm grip. It's more comfortable to me than the Logitech MX 518. But there are people on the Corsair forums that swear by going claw with it.

    Yeah, the M90 isn't AS bulky as say, the Logitech G700, but it's definitely palm-able. The M60, however is completely un-palm-able.

    Just wante to point it out for anyone considering them because I was a little surprised they were such different shapes. I had assumed it was just the side buttons that were different.

    They're both solid mice, of course. I'm a big fan of Corsair, and it's nice to see their excellent quality translate well into their initial keyboard/mice lineup.

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  • minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Tef wrote: »
    I've got massive mitts and I use a palm grip. The bigger the mouse, the better in my opinion

    Look into the Logitech G700 or the Roccat Kone+. They're both fucking mammoth. Both really good mice, too.

    And on a related note, the Roccat Kone+ has the nicest scroll wheel I've ever used for gaming. Each notch on the wheel has a thunderous CLICK CLICK CLICK. I love it.

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Tef wrote: »
    I've got massive mitts and I use a palm grip. The bigger the mouse, the better in my opinion

    The RATs are too ugly for you?

  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Yeah, I've been looking at the g700 for ages now. I really need to get my hands on one and take it for a spin. It's all hinged on me being able to sell my deathadder though.

    Chris, yeah I really don't like the aesthetics of the RATs and they're pretty expensive?

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Pricey yeah, but I think it's worth it. As for the aesthetics, I like pretty stuff, but function over form in this case. My hand will be covering it anyway.

  • TefTef Registered User regular
    I'll see if I can find one in a shop so I can have a play with it. You don't have one yet, hey? Are you getting the 9 or the 7?

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    7. I don't care about wireless.

  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    Argg... I had some issues with my Naga Epic last night again... So I didn't fix it after all. I guess I need to run in wired mode for a bit to figure out if its just wireless that causing the problems.

    Hmm I bought it at Best Buy so I guess I should be able to return it this weekend if I'm still having issues.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    Incindium wrote: »
    Argg... I had some issues with my Naga Epic last night again... So I didn't fix it after all. I guess I need to run in wired mode for a bit to figure out if its just wireless that causing the problems.

    Hmm I bought it at Best Buy so I guess I should be able to return it this weekend if I'm still having issues.

    I use mine in wired mode and have had zero problems.

    I had problems in wireless mode.

    I like the mouse so much that I don't care if I am wired or not. It is the best feeling mouse I have used in ages, with more buttons than my last three mice put together.

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  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    The problem is that I have my new PC connected to my bigscreen TV as a monitor. Currently I have an HDMI cable running across the floor which is only temporary. I really need to move the computer so that it's sitting with my entertainment center which will require me to use a wireless mouse.

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  • IncindiumIncindium Registered User regular
    So I returned the Naga Epic. The flakiness of the wireless outweighed how much I liked the thumb button pad. I ordered a Logitech G700. We'll see how that goes when it gets here.

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  • minor incidentminor incident expert in a dying field njRegistered User regular
    That's too bad. Mine has always been flawless in wireless mode. I'm assuming you just had a lemon.

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    I just switched from a g500 to a g700. I actually tried out an Epic naga in the interim, but I just didn't like the side buttons. I'm a little unsure about the four side buttons on the g700. They feel very solid, but take almost no pressure to click. The overall feel of the mouse is fairly premium, and I like the option to go wired/wireless at will. Scroll wheel lock is awesome. I'm a little surprised at the lack of adjustable weights, as the G500 had those and it's considerably cheaper.

  • GaslightGaslight Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    Question about the G700 and Logitech devices in general:

    I have a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse which I bought as a set. The mouse is the M705. Obviously, they both run off of the same tiny little USB receiver, and my understanding is that this is the new "unifying receiver" which will allow several different devices to connect to it all at once.

    If I buy a G700, will I be able to use it and keep using my current keyboard both off of the one receiver? I don't want to have to plug in two.

    Edit: OK, so apparently the G700 doesn't support the unifying receiver. Crap.

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    Mai-Kero wrote: »
    I just switched from a g500 to a g700. I actually tried out an Epic naga in the interim, but I just didn't like the side buttons. I'm a little unsure about the four side buttons on the g700. They feel very solid, but take almost no pressure to click. The overall feel of the mouse is fairly premium, and I like the option to go wired/wireless at will. Scroll wheel lock is awesome. I'm a little surprised at the lack of adjustable weights, as the G500 had those and it's considerably cheaper.

    The clicky/smooth scroll wheel toggle is SO COOL on the G700. I do love this mouse.

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