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SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless


Aug 20, 2019
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As the name suggests, the Rival 3 Wireless is basically the wireless version of the ambidextrous Rival 3. With a new custom 18,000 CPI sensor, battery life of up to 400 hours, and optional Bluetooth operation, the Rival 3 Wireless brings a lot of innovation to an affordable price point of $49.99.

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Jan 2, 2009
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Processor AMD Ryzen™ 7 3800X
Cooling EVGA CLC 280mm AIO Liquid Cooler
Memory G.SKILL TridentZ 32GB (8GBx4) F4-3200C16-8GTZR
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 ULTRA GAMING 10GB
Storage 250GB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe, 2TB Inland Premium NVMe, 1TB Crucial MX500 SATA, 4TB WD Blue SATA
Display(s) Acer Nitro XV340CK Pbmiipphzx 34" UWQHD 1440p, LG 27GL650F-B UltraGear 27" 1080p 144 Hz 1ms
Case NZXT H510i Matte White
Audio Device(s) Kanto Audio YU2 and SUB8 Desktop Speakers and Subwoofer, Kingston HyperX Cloud Flight S
Power Supply Corsair RMx Series RM750x 750W
Mouse Kingston HyperX Pulsefire Dart
Keyboard Kingston HyperX Alloy Origins
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 2004
This is NOT a bad mouse, tbh. (I have one.) However it seems mine is draining the battery a lot faster.

I have not used Engine 3 with it yet (which means I didn't update any firmware, if available), so that could be the reason.

Harry Kane

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Dec 3, 2019
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The steelseries aerox 3 wiriless would also suffer from the same latency as this rival 3 wiriless ??
Mar 23, 2005
3,850 (0.67/day)
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Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700X @ stock - (Ryzen 7 5700X - Waiting)
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Cooling Corsair H115i PRO RGB, 280mm Radiator, Dual 140mm ML Series PWM Fans
Memory G.Skill TridentZ 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3200 (Maybe get another 2 for 64GB Total)
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB Nitro+ SE + (Radeon 6700XT or 6600XT - Price Dependent)
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Case Corsair Obsidian Series 450D Gaming Case
Audio Device(s) SteelSeries 5Hv2 w/ ASUS Xonar DGX PCI-E GX2.5 Audio Engine Sound Card
Power Supply Corsair TX750W Power Supply
Mouse Razer DeathAdder PC Gaming Mouse - Ergonomic Left Hand Edition
Keyboard Logitech G15 Classic Gaming Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro - 64-Bit Edition
Benchmark Scores I'm the Doctor, Doctor Who. The Definition of Gaming is PC Gaming...
Great review and very detailed. Not sure I am ready to move onto Wireless though.
I'll stick to wired gaming mouse and keyboards for the time being. :D
Jan 12, 2015
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I really like the detailed dimension info and size comparisons you guys commit to with these mouse reviews as I'm more picky about size and shape than anything else. It's been really helpful in deciding if I should give a mouse a closer look or pass entirely. Thank you.
Jun 27, 2016
178 (0.11/day)
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Power Supply Fractal Design Integra M 550W
I had the Sensei 310 and replaced it for a G305 and to be honest, I don't know what was the issue with the Sensei 310 but I always felt like there was some kind of filtering going on or acceleration. It was very evident for me when I tried to move the pointer quickly few pixels apart and it was always kind of inaccurate. With the G305 I feel like I have direct control as if my hand is a part of the mouse but not the same at all with the Sensei 310.
Oct 23, 2020
74 (2.11/day)
Ordered it yesterday, because i have a Steelseries Keyboard :)

Keyboard wired + wireless Mouse is a great combo.:love:
Jun 14, 2016
11 (0.01/day)
I own a rival3 wireless, while the shape and build seems great, for me what really kills it is the sleeping of the mouse, its not as seeming less as Logitech/Razer, it feels a lot like 20 years ago.