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post #1 of 44
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If you don't use the Intellimouse 3.0 or Wheelmouse optical, your not doing it right?

I been having a hard time figuring out just what to use and am already going through mice right now.

I have a G9x on the way which I have used before but not on a pc (PS3 setup deal for about a week). I just returned a Deathadder 3.5g and a RAT 7. The Mionix 5000 I am using is about to go back to amazon.... I just played some Crysis 1 with an MX518 I bought years ago and it felt pretty nice.

I like having a smaller mouse. The 518 fits VERY nicely in my hands and I can't complain at all about it. The Mionix doesn't feel right, is too wide, and is difficult to pick up due to having a slippery feel.

Other mice I have been watching are; CM Storm Inferno, Roccat Kone+, SS Kinzu, SS Xai, G500, Razer Abyssus and thats about it. I prefer a smaller fitting mouse as the deathadder just felt ok to me. I move the mouse around with palm into palm/claw into fingertip.

The problem is that I hear bad things about every single mouse I look into. Im not a CS pro. I don't swipe the mouse across my mat furiously. I don't understand how the accelaration and deceleration actually work. Do they only occur @ certain speeds of mouse movement?
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post #2 of 44
try a zowie ec2, and or a g500.
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post #3 of 44
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I was thinking about the G500 and it does fit the needs well but I keep reading about it and the G9x and pretty much every mouse but the IME3.0 and WMO having crap sensors...

The zowie only has the mouse clicks and scroll wheel though IIRC. Id rather not something so plain. Its one of the few reasons Im getting shyed away from the Kinzu. From the youtube video comparing the comfort of Kinzu and Xai, it really shows that I would love the feel. Then again, I haven't used a ambidextrous in a VERY long time.
Edited by Cpt.Jeff - 5/22/11 at 8:23pm
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I had a Rat7 and it was good but didn't quite fit my hand. I use a G9x now and it feels better. I have a big hand and I use a claw grip. Not sure if that helps.
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post #5 of 44
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Originally Posted by Cpt.Jeff View Post
I was thinking about the G500 and it does fit the needs well but I keep reading about it and the G9x and pretty much every mouse but the IME3.0 and WMO having crap sensors...
your going to read bad things about every mouse ever made if you keep reading long enough. as long as you use a quality hard mat the g500/g9x will be fine. ive been using a 3.0 and 1.1 since early 2000 and now use a ec2, this mouse is way better then they were to me.
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post #6 of 44
OP just take the mouse you find more comfortable with, even if its a 10$ cheap-ass mouse.

A Razer or Logitech mouse won't give your more skills at CS.
post #7 of 44
I still have an old original intellimouse. Works great for me.
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post #8 of 44
I have the g9x and I really like it so far. The mx518 is still a really solid mouse, so if you like gaming with that then feel no shame, it's a great one! Also, a good smaller mouse is the SS kinzu which a friend of mine has. The only downside is the lack of side buttons, but if you dont need those then that's also another I would recommend.
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post #9 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by iWantACookie View Post
OP just take the mouse you find more comfortable with, even if its a 10$ cheap-ass mouse.

A Razer or Logitech mouse won't give your more skills at CS.
This.

What other people think about the mouse you chose is largely irrelevant and how a mouse feels is subjective. If you have one and you like the feel that's what you should go with and if buying a new one I highly suggest finding a way to get a feel for it before you buy. I'm currently using a G9x on a Steelseries cloth mat and I love it, but there's no way I could know that's what would work for you.
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post #10 of 44
Yeah, don't listen to people about what mouse and/or grip you should use because they're superior or whatever reason they spit at you. Just find a mouse you're comfortable with and use it.
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