• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

gaming mice - rly?

B

bassmasta

Guest
#1
right now I'm using an ocz equalizer and I love it, but the cable was broken by my dog. i've soldered it, but its almost dead.

I don't like the look of most of the gaming mice I see, but its about the feel. I dont have any shops near me where I can test many mice, but I know that I dont like the logitech mice, and my equalizer was a little slim on the right side. I found the revolution and it feels great. it is really worth it to get a non-gaming mouse? i'm also fairly sure its wireless which I hear has slight lag, which I cant stand. would it be a decent buy, or should I look out for a local gaming shop?

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10078950&catid=
 
Joined
Nov 8, 2006
Messages
5,052 (1.25/day)
Likes
540
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Processor AMD FX 8320 @ 4GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 rev1
Cooling Corsair H70
Memory 4 x 4GB DDR3 Ripjawz 1600Mhz
Video Card(s) Sapphire Vapor-X AMD R9 280X
Storage 1 x 500GB Samsung Evo 850, 1 x 500GB Vrap Data Drive, 3 x 2TB Seagate, 1 x 1TB Samsung F1
Display(s) 3 x DGM IPS-2402WDH
Case Coolermaster HAF X
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Coolermaster 1000W Silent Pro M
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Logitech G510
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
#2
Personally, I will only buy "gaming" mice, even for a normal office PC. I just don't feel the same kinda of quality in "lesser" mice.

As for which to get? Well, it comes down to choice of feel. Personally I love the logitech mice, especially my G5, and I despise the smaller Razer mice because I get hand cramps (no good for gaming for hours on end).

Wireless, well, the G7 has eliminated that lag, and there are very few wireless mice released in the past year that still have that flaw, but there are also very few wireless "gaming" mice.

In the end, it comes down to personal opinion.
 

WarEagleAU

Bird of Prey
Joined
Jul 9, 2006
Messages
10,809 (2.59/day)
Likes
529
Location
Gurley, AL
System Name Boddha Getta Boddha Getta Bah!
Processor AMD FX 6100 @ 4.432Ghz @1.382
Motherboard ASUS M5A99X EVO AMD 990X AMD SB950
Cooling Custom Water. EK 240MM Kit, Supreme HSF - Runs 35C
Memory 2 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance White LP @ 1.35V
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 6870 980/1100
Storage WD Caviar Black 1.0TB, WD Caviar Green 1.0TB, WD 160GB
Display(s) Asus VH222/S 22: (21.5" Viewable) 1920x1080p HDMI LCD Monitor
Case NZXT White Switch 810
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek 5.1
Power Supply NZXT Hale 90 Gold Cert 750W Modular PSU
Software Windows 8.1 Profession 64 Bit
#3
Personally I think that OCZ Equalizer is top notch. DD has a mx 518 (or he did) for sale. Last of the optical gaming mice. You might like that.
 
Joined
Jul 19, 2007
Messages
7,043 (1.85/day)
Likes
863
Location
Sector ZZ₉ Plural Z Alpha
System Name УльтраФиолет
Processor Intel Kentsfield Q9650 @ 3.8GHz (4.2GHz highest achieved)
Motherboard ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi; X38 NSB, ICH9R SSB
Cooling Delta V3 block, XPSC res, 120x3 rad, ST 1/2" pump - 10 fans, SYSTRIN HDD cooler, Antec HDD cooler
Memory Dual channel 8GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 @ 1800MHz @ 7-7-7-20 1T
Video Card(s) Quadfire: (2) Sapphire HD5970
Storage (2) WD VelociRaptor 300GB SATA-300; WD 320GB SATA-300; WD 200GB UATA + WD 160GB UATA
Display(s) Samsung Syncmaster T240 24" (16:10)
Case Cooler Master Stacker 830
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-E x1
Power Supply Kingwin Mach1 1200W modular
Software Windows XP Home SP3; Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
Benchmark Scores 3m06: 20270 here: http://hwbot.org/user.do?userId=12313
#4
I've found Razer's products to be top notch as well . . .


Biggest advice I can give, though, when purchasing a gaming mouse - take it for a test drive. You need to feel how the mouse fits your hand, try a couple of different games; is it comfortable? Are all the buttons easy for you to access? Does it feel heavy to you? For devout gamers, we are all influenced by these variables - a product might be great for someone else, but you might find the buttons unaccessible or uncomfortable to reach. Every gamer is different. The idea is to be able to feel like the mouse isn't even there.

TBH, there's no point in purchasing a gaming mouse that you aren't 100% happy with - you won't get your monies worth . . .


just my thoughts :toast:
 
B

bassmasta

Guest
#5
lol, thats just it, I cant try it. does anyone know if there's a review site for mice with gaming specifically in mind? I would love to see something like that, and I would hope that it would also check out non-gaming mice, too.
 
Joined
Jul 19, 2007
Messages
7,043 (1.85/day)
Likes
863
Location
Sector ZZ₉ Plural Z Alpha
System Name УльтраФиолет
Processor Intel Kentsfield Q9650 @ 3.8GHz (4.2GHz highest achieved)
Motherboard ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi; X38 NSB, ICH9R SSB
Cooling Delta V3 block, XPSC res, 120x3 rad, ST 1/2" pump - 10 fans, SYSTRIN HDD cooler, Antec HDD cooler
Memory Dual channel 8GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 @ 1800MHz @ 7-7-7-20 1T
Video Card(s) Quadfire: (2) Sapphire HD5970
Storage (2) WD VelociRaptor 300GB SATA-300; WD 320GB SATA-300; WD 200GB UATA + WD 160GB UATA
Display(s) Samsung Syncmaster T240 24" (16:10)
Case Cooler Master Stacker 830
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-E x1
Power Supply Kingwin Mach1 1200W modular
Software Windows XP Home SP3; Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
Benchmark Scores 3m06: 20270 here: http://hwbot.org/user.do?userId=12313
#6
IDK of any specific sites - TPU has quite a few reviews of different gaming mice . . . you could always google the type of mouse for reviews as well.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,104 (9.57/day)
Likes
13,532
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#7
the other thread about mice showed the logitech MX518 and G5 to be on top by a huge margin.
 
Joined
Jun 1, 2006
Messages
754 (0.18/day)
Likes
136
Location
Australia
System Name max
Processor Ming Mecca
Software Torah
Benchmark Scores 884509627386359275033751967 943067599621731590401694134 434007629683591574337516791 1976157334751953
#8
I run a logitech g7,i think its the same as the g5 but wireless its nice....i think microsoft highend mice are good aswell
 

Attachments

Joined
Jul 19, 2007
Messages
7,043 (1.85/day)
Likes
863
Location
Sector ZZ₉ Plural Z Alpha
System Name УльтраФиолет
Processor Intel Kentsfield Q9650 @ 3.8GHz (4.2GHz highest achieved)
Motherboard ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi; X38 NSB, ICH9R SSB
Cooling Delta V3 block, XPSC res, 120x3 rad, ST 1/2" pump - 10 fans, SYSTRIN HDD cooler, Antec HDD cooler
Memory Dual channel 8GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 @ 1800MHz @ 7-7-7-20 1T
Video Card(s) Quadfire: (2) Sapphire HD5970
Storage (2) WD VelociRaptor 300GB SATA-300; WD 320GB SATA-300; WD 200GB UATA + WD 160GB UATA
Display(s) Samsung Syncmaster T240 24" (16:10)
Case Cooler Master Stacker 830
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-E x1
Power Supply Kingwin Mach1 1200W modular
Software Windows XP Home SP3; Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
Benchmark Scores 3m06: 20270 here: http://hwbot.org/user.do?userId=12313
#9
just my opinion - not a big fan of wireless mice. I've tried a few before and they can tend to get buggy sometimes, especially if the battery is starting to get low.
 
Joined
Jun 1, 2006
Messages
754 (0.18/day)
Likes
136
Location
Australia
System Name max
Processor Ming Mecca
Software Torah
Benchmark Scores 884509627386359275033751967 943067599621731590401694134 434007629683591574337516791 1976157334751953
#10
yeah teh cheap wireless mice arent any good at all...but the good ones are good..g7 has two rechargable Li-ion with a usb charger:rockout:
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,104 (9.57/day)
Likes
13,532
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#11
as craigo says, the G7 is a godsend. I've used a friends and its a great mouse, and the battery has lasted over a week between charges - and it literally takes 5 seconds to swap the battery over (you get two rechargeable Li-Ion batteries and a USB charger)
 

MadCow

New Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2007
Messages
544 (0.14/day)
Likes
33
Processor Athlon 64 X2 4400+ @2.6 GHz
Motherboard DFI LanParty UT CFX3200
Cooling 120mm Yate Loon fan intake, 82mm ex-PSU fan exhaust
Memory 2048 mb. of cheap DDR400 RAM w/cheap heatspreaders
Video Card(s) Sapphire+HIS X1950 PRO, Crossfired@635/709
Storage WD 250 GB SATA
Display(s) Samsung 216BW
Case No-name ATX case (modded to hell)
Audio Device(s) SB X-FI OEM
Power Supply Nikao Cool Power 500W (34a@12v)
Software Windows XP PRO SP2
#12
I don't understand these "gaming" mice. Right now I have a wireless Logitech MX3000 combo, and the laser mouse if just amazing. Great precision, and I actually like the extra weight of the batteries, plus I can't feel any lag.
 
Joined
Jun 1, 2006
Messages
754 (0.18/day)
Likes
136
Location
Australia
System Name max
Processor Ming Mecca
Software Torah
Benchmark Scores 884509627386359275033751967 943067599621731590401694134 434007629683591574337516791 1976157334751953
#13
yeah.."gaming" anything to do with hardware is usually just gimmicky marketing,that said i bought my mouse on the merit of supurb quality and features(the "gaming part is the luicrous high dpi setting, and its so well built i can beat people with it if they interupt my bioshock):laugh:
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
4,980 (1.39/day)
Likes
788
Location
Greensboro, NC, USA
System Name Cosmos F1000
Processor 6700K Skylake
Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula
Cooling Corsair H100i, Panaflo's on case
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ 2x8GB DDR4 3400
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA ACX 2.0 Superclocked GTX 980 ti SLI'd
Storage 2TB Samsung 850 Pro , 4TB WD Hard Drive
Display(s) ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q 27"
Case CM Cosmos 1000
Audio Device(s) Realtek® ALC1150 with logitech 5.1 system (midrange quality)
Power Supply CORSAIR HXi HX1000i 1000watt
Mouse G500 Logitech
Keyboard K65 RGB Corsair Tenkeyless Cherry Red MX
Software Win7 x64 Professional
#14
Personally I think that OCZ Equalizer is top notch. DD has a mx 518 (or he did) for sale. Last of the optical gaming mice. You might like that.

I bought it. It rocks! :toast:
 
B

bassmasta

Guest
#15
well, I'm either getting the mx revolution for 130 or the diamondback for 70. I think i'm getting the revolution because 1: its more comfortable and 2: the free-fly scroll wheel will be god-like using dual-elites in CSS
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
4,980 (1.39/day)
Likes
788
Location
Greensboro, NC, USA
System Name Cosmos F1000
Processor 6700K Skylake
Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula
Cooling Corsair H100i, Panaflo's on case
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ 2x8GB DDR4 3400
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA ACX 2.0 Superclocked GTX 980 ti SLI'd
Storage 2TB Samsung 850 Pro , 4TB WD Hard Drive
Display(s) ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q 27"
Case CM Cosmos 1000
Audio Device(s) Realtek® ALC1150 with logitech 5.1 system (midrange quality)
Power Supply CORSAIR HXi HX1000i 1000watt
Mouse G500 Logitech
Keyboard K65 RGB Corsair Tenkeyless Cherry Red MX
Software Win7 x64 Professional
#16
B

bassmasta

Guest
#17
lol, I would get it but I'm never around to get packages, and it's kind of hard to get it delivered to my worksites
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2008
Messages
4,980 (1.39/day)
Likes
788
Location
Greensboro, NC, USA
System Name Cosmos F1000
Processor 6700K Skylake
Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula
Cooling Corsair H100i, Panaflo's on case
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ 2x8GB DDR4 3400
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA ACX 2.0 Superclocked GTX 980 ti SLI'd
Storage 2TB Samsung 850 Pro , 4TB WD Hard Drive
Display(s) ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q 27"
Case CM Cosmos 1000
Audio Device(s) Realtek® ALC1150 with logitech 5.1 system (midrange quality)
Power Supply CORSAIR HXi HX1000i 1000watt
Mouse G500 Logitech
Keyboard K65 RGB Corsair Tenkeyless Cherry Red MX
Software Win7 x64 Professional
#18
lol, I would get it but I'm never around to get packages, and it's kind of hard to get it delivered to my worksites

If he shipped via USPS you wouldn't have to be there to receive it. They would just leave it at your door. ;)

UPS is the only one that requires giving it to somebody personally.
 
Joined
Jul 19, 2007
Messages
7,043 (1.85/day)
Likes
863
Location
Sector ZZ₉ Plural Z Alpha
System Name УльтраФиолет
Processor Intel Kentsfield Q9650 @ 3.8GHz (4.2GHz highest achieved)
Motherboard ASUS P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi; X38 NSB, ICH9R SSB
Cooling Delta V3 block, XPSC res, 120x3 rad, ST 1/2" pump - 10 fans, SYSTRIN HDD cooler, Antec HDD cooler
Memory Dual channel 8GB OCZ Platinum DDR3 @ 1800MHz @ 7-7-7-20 1T
Video Card(s) Quadfire: (2) Sapphire HD5970
Storage (2) WD VelociRaptor 300GB SATA-300; WD 320GB SATA-300; WD 200GB UATA + WD 160GB UATA
Display(s) Samsung Syncmaster T240 24" (16:10)
Case Cooler Master Stacker 830
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-E x1
Power Supply Kingwin Mach1 1200W modular
Software Windows XP Home SP3; Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
Benchmark Scores 3m06: 20270 here: http://hwbot.org/user.do?userId=12313
#20
yeah.."gaming" anything to do with hardware is usually just gimmicky marketing,that said i bought my mouse on the merit of supurb quality and features(the "gaming part is the luicrous high dpi setting, and its so well built i can beat people with it if they interupt my bioshock):laugh:
most "gaming" products anymore don't seem to offer any true advantages over traditional hardware except for some blingy lighting and the higher price.

Aside, though, I bought my Razer after trying it, I loved the light weight of it; the shape is very comfortable (so comfortable I went from using two fingers to three, my middle finger rests on the scroll wheel), and the buttons don't require as much effort to actuate than a typical mouse does.

As far as the DPI/polling and sensitivity rate settings, I've become pampered by the Razer; using other peoples mice just feels so slow now.

For me though, the big sell was the comfortability of the mouse, and it's weight compared to others I tried.
 

Sh00t1st

New Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
371 (0.08/day)
Likes
25
Location
Austin,Texas
System Name Battlefield 3
Processor Phenom II x3 715 heka unlocked to x4 3.3ghz
Motherboard GIGABYTE ga-ma785g-ud3h
Cooling arctic cooling freezer 64 pro
Memory 4 gig ddr2
Video Card(s) saphire 5770
Storage 60gb mushkin ssd,120 and 160 gig ide
Display(s) 1 19" crt, 2 17" crt
Case 30 dollar gaming case with fan grills removed
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply 450 corsair
Software windows 7
Benchmark Scores Plays battlefield 3 well enough that i was ranked 1st globally in vehicles for november and december
#21
mx310 for the win hehe, ive had one for like 6 years and its worked great the whole time, and it just fits my hand perfectly, i had the mx510 and didnt like it one bit, only convenient thing it had going was switching resolution of the optical scanner on the fly which is neat if your an armor whore in any fps game hehe. hands down tho its the 310 even tho its way to dated i love it and own people nightly with it in bf2 and it just sits wherever i put it and doesnt move even on a slant some other mice do that which just pisses me off especialy when im trying to snipe someone :-D :pimp: lazer mice just feel to twitchy same with alot of the newer mice and some of the insane resolutions they have for them ive seen some with like 2800 dpi, thats just way to freaking much. im old fashioned i guess.
 

Sh00t1st

New Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
371 (0.08/day)
Likes
25
Location
Austin,Texas
System Name Battlefield 3
Processor Phenom II x3 715 heka unlocked to x4 3.3ghz
Motherboard GIGABYTE ga-ma785g-ud3h
Cooling arctic cooling freezer 64 pro
Memory 4 gig ddr2
Video Card(s) saphire 5770
Storage 60gb mushkin ssd,120 and 160 gig ide
Display(s) 1 19" crt, 2 17" crt
Case 30 dollar gaming case with fan grills removed
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply 450 corsair
Software windows 7
Benchmark Scores Plays battlefield 3 well enough that i was ranked 1st globally in vehicles for november and december
#22
UPS is the only one that requires giving it to somebody personally.
while it is their company policy, after working for ups for about a year i found out those are just really guidelines most of the delivery guys will just drop it right off at the door and skip the signing even if its a 60 inch big screen, ive heard way worse than that, one time they just left a 40,000 dollar dell server on the companys curb which was then promptly smashed up by random hoodlums and returned to us with a demand for reimbursement or the company would pursue legal action, so ups just told the insurance company it fell in the loading dock in ups's warehouse, one of the reasons i left , they don't fallow much regulation and are cheats to the nth degree, hell they would take 10 minutes worth of pay out just becuase you clocked in early
or didnt clock out at the specified time, even if they had you working that time. dont ship through them, ive seen first hand how they handle things in small sort which is where your ram or your cpu or your hard drive or video card will go through. you dont want to ever use ups even if you have no money dont use them, yay for rantage hehe.
 
B

bassmasta

Guest
#23
lol, if ups leaves something at my door it could be a few months before I ever got ahold of it.
 

AsGStorm

New Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2007
Messages
124 (0.03/day)
Likes
2
Processor AMD Athlon X2 6000+ @ 3.0GHZ 125 Watt Or Something
Motherboard AsRock ALive-NF6G
Cooling Stock
Memory 2 GB [2x 1GB] DDR 2 RAM @ 887MHZ
Video Card(s) Nvidia BFG 8800GT OC2 Edition
Storage 1 X 200 GB HDD SATA
Display(s) 19" Flat Panel Plug 'n' Play
Case It's black!
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply 550W
Software Windows XP Professional
#24
Seriously, don't bother with gaming mice.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,104 (9.57/day)
Likes
13,532
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + bob marley zion's
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#25
lol when you see how many people are opposed to gaming mice in this thread, as opposed to the other one where every 2nd person has a logitech G5 or MX518 and loves it...

Have you people ever TRIED a gaming mouse, and if so - did you try several, or just the most expensive?