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So, I've looked through the sticky and compared some of the top mice there to the ones in stock at the local Micro Center (in Columbus, Ohio if you want to check there before making a suggestion) and I'm a little indecisive.

The top 4 (would be 5 if the Sidewinder was in stock ) right now are:
Logitech G9x
Razer Lachesis
Logitech MX 518
Logitech G500

I mostly use a fingertip or "claw" grip. The weight of the mouse doesn't make a huge difference to me as long as it doesn't feel cheap. I've been using a Microsoft Intellimouse 3.0 and I actually quite liked it, but it's life is coming to an end and I'd like to make the transition to a more gaming oriented mouse.

I would prefer to spend less than $100, as I'm trying to pick up another hard drive when I go there and don't want to spend over about $160 for both (the hard drive should only hover around $60 I hope.)

Thanks for any suggestions and don't feel pressured to stick within the four I've been poking around at, I'm sure you all have much more knowledge than me on the topic of mice.
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mx518 is the best of the mice u mentioned, but i suggest u to keep your ime 3.0. i love mine
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for your grip style and if your hands aren't huge, the cm storm spawn would be perfect for you. And with the new firmware its pretty much flawless
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If you are going to be using the "claw grip" or "fingertip grip" don't pick the g500, it's a great mouse but for palm grip (I own 2 of those).
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The Lachesis is a great mouse performance wise IMO, tracks just fine to me, the only problems I had with it were that it does occasionally die out randomly but that can be solved by uninstalling the driver, and comfort was an issue as well. Just not a very comfortable mouse to start with, but you will adjust to it if you play with it. Besides that, the MX518 is the most highly recommended mouse I have ever seen. Never used it my self.
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post #6 of 16
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mx518 is the best of the mice u mentioned, but i suggest u to keep your ime 3.0. i love mine
I wish I could, but it's starting to show signs of use; clicking multiple times per press, side buttons are no longer as "responsive", and the thing rubber coating on the right side is wearing off.

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Originally Posted by HaiiYaa View Post
for your grip style and if your hands aren't huge, the cm storm spawn would be perfect for you. And with the new firmware its pretty much flawless
I looked for it, but Micro Center doesn't seem to carry it. Thanks though.

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Originally Posted by MrDucktape View Post
If you are going to be using the "claw grip" or "fingertip grip" don't pick the g500, it's a great mouse but for palm grip (I own 2 of those).
Alright, thanks for the input, G500 will be passed on then.

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The Lachesis is a great mouse performance wise IMO, tracks just fine to me, the only problems I had with it were that it does occasionally die out randomly but that can be solved by uninstalling the driver, and comfort was an issue as well. Just not a very comfortable mouse to start with, but you will adjust to it if you play with it. Besides that, the MX518 is the most highly recommended mouse I have ever seen. Never used it my self.
So other than dying out and being uncomfortable it's a pretty good mouse

Looks like the way to go might be the MX 518, and I certainly can't complain about the price!

Thanks, you've all been rep'd.
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Doesn't seem to me like the MX518 would be a good finger/claw grip mouse, as it's very similar in shape to the G500... Seems to me like the best finger/claw grip mouse of the ones mentioned is the G9x, although it's a bit heavy. The Lachesis might be ok too, but I've heard some bad things about it.
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I wish I could, but it's starting to show signs of use; clicking multiple times per press, side buttons are no longer as "responsive", and the thing rubber coating on the right side is wearing off.



I looked for it, but Micro Center doesn't seem to carry it. Thanks though.



Alright, thanks for the input, G500 will be passed on then.



So other than dying out and being uncomfortable it's a pretty good mouse

Looks like the way to go might be the MX 518, and I certainly can't complain about the price!

Thanks, you've all been rep'd.
Glad to have helped =)
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Doesn't seem to me like the MX518 would be a good finger/claw grip mouse, as it's very similar in shape to the G500... Seems to me like the best finger/claw grip mouse of the ones mentioned is the G9x, although it's a bit heavy. The Lachesis might be ok too, but I've heard some bad things about it.
Well thanks for throwing in some doubt when I was all but settled on the MX 518!

The price difference between the two isn't a huge issue to me, so which do you all think would be the better grab for a fingertip-ish grip?
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Well thanks for throwing in some doubt when I was all but settled on the MX 518!

The price difference between the two isn't a huge issue to me, so which do you all think would be the better grab for a fingertip-ish grip?
... sorry. IMO, the best fingertip mouse mentioned is the G9x. I'm a fingertip gripper myself. I went to best buy last night to buy a new mouse because the mouse I was using was a junk microsoft wireless mouse and it was just time for a new one. They had the G500 and the MX518 there. I ended up getting a Deathadder, as it and the R.A.T. 7 were about the only two mice that seemed to be decent for fingertip grip, and the R.A.T. 7 was just too expensive. The Deathadder is almost too big for fingertip IMO, but not quite. I can still use it comfortably. The MX518 and G500 are both about the same size as the Deathadder, but they're taller, so they kind of force you to palm them. You'd have to raise your hand up quite a bit to fingertip them. My friend has the G9, and size-wise I really like it, it's just a bit heavier than I like, although he has some weights in it so I'm not sure how heavy it feels with no weights.
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