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I can only comment on the G500. It is an excellent mouse for gaming, at least for me. Very comfortable and a ton of buttons and everything is customizable. I love how the DPI settings can be set to whatever increments you like. I have mine ranging from 200 up to 2000+ in increments of about 250, then from 2000-5000+ on the last few settings. The weights are nice as well, but I don't even use them, at least not yet.
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Razer Deathadder.

Comes with a blue scroll wheel and a blue Razer logo. You can also get the Black edition if you don't like the shiny sides.
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Well there are a couple of things that you have to do with your DA to get the most out of it. You'll have to stick a piece of scotch tape over the sensor to lower the lift off distance to 1.2mm (from up to 4.8mm). The problem with doing that is that the mouse feet are so thin on that mouse that your tape will start scratching against whatever surface you're using it on. You can fix that by throwing on a new set of feet.

My Deathadder can't track on my desk anymore after doing these mods myself, but it still tracks flawlessly on my mouse pad (puretrak talent) so I have no complaints about that.

My only issue after all that is that it's a little butt-heavy. 110g overall and a lot of that weight goes right under my palm which makes it not-as-enjoyable (compared to, say, the IME 3.0) to pick up and move and pick up and move. But still, none of these issues are related to the Deathadder's sensor, which is flawless. I can list a couple annoying things about the 9500 that the G500 uses and the 3080 that the MX518 uses.

They claim that the Valor is more than 30 grams less than the Deathadder (I don't believe it). They also claim that it's about the size of a WMO (smaller) which I might prefer. And the Valor uses a wannabe version of the Deathadders 3888 sensor (the 3090). So as long as Puretrak didn't **** up the firmware or something (like Cooler Master did with the CM Spawn), the Valor will be superior in every way. Never mind that it comes with a free puretrak talent.


yes cpi = dpi. You can't change your mouses cpi with the control panel, but you can use the control panel to apply a multiplier to it. It's not recommended though.
Why in the world would I put scotch tape on the sensor? And the talent with the mouse though, sounds like a good deal but the mouse doesn't glow as much as a razer mouse D:I guess that's not necessary though xp And having to use external programs to change DPI doesn't sound fun... would I at least be able to change it between the 500/1000/2000/3500 settings with their software?

And I've been thinking about the death adder but still a little iffy about it I guess... All the logitech mouses are ugly as hell they look really lame and it almost makes them not even worth considering to me, but I appreciate the comments none the less
Edited by rivaldog - 5/1/11 at 5:29pm
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Razer Deathadder.

Comes with a blue scroll wheel and a blue Razer logo. You can also get the Black edition if you don't like the shiny sides.
Does the black edition still have LED's in the scroll wheel and logo?
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Does the black edition still have LED's in the scroll wheel and logo?
Nope, its completely black like a stealth airplane, it does have the logo tho.
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Meh... I'd rather get the regular edition anyways. I might still give my lachesis some time, I've only had it two days, so I'll see what happens but pretty much I'm considering either the death adder or the puretrak mouse, especially since I'd get a nice new mouse pad with it
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Does the black edition still have LED's in the scroll wheel and logo?
Forgot to mention you'd lose all LEDs. Just thought I'd mention that the sides aren't glossy since everyone seems to hate that fact.
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Yeah, I wouldn't mind the glossy sides, it'd be worth it for the LED's IMO, but if the puretrak valor is a better mouse, I don't see why LED's matter all that much... they do look amazing on my Lachesis... but I would prefer comfort
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Didn't know aesthetics would have any weight in your decision. It doesn't bother me in the least, it could be hot pink with tele-tubbies plastered all over it and I would use it if it felt and performed well. To each their own though, won't knock ya smile.gif
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lol I won't be knocking you but those mouses are hard for me not to knock... what about the G9X? That sounds like a pretty decent mouse... reviews on new egg love the thing and are usually pretty trust worthy, but they also favor the death adder and say its an awesome mouse as well. I'd like the death adder because every one on new egg says its comfortable, and it has my desired LED lights. The G9X is fighting its way into position as an option for me though as, just like the death adder, it has a right handed design and has many people who love the comfort, and there are customers who have had the mouse for 3 years+ and still say its in great working condition. Where the logitech differs though, is that 6 pages into the reviews on New egg it still has only minor complaints and nothing major, and it has adjustable weight. The death adder doesn't have adjustable weight, and 6 pages into the reviews on new egg I heard about some poor soul having a tracking issue with the mouse. Willing to bet the kid just forgot to get firmware or update the driver. And one more advantage the death adder has though, is price. It's almost 30 bucks cheaper. So what are some thoughts on the G9X? Any one know a vid or site that compared G9X to the death adder?
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