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Hey guys. So I bought a G700 mouse to replace my aging MX revolution a few months ago before I got the crazy idea to build my sig rig. I was under the impression that I was a "palm grip" mouse user, as that's pretty much all I'd ever used on my MX rev. However, after buying a bunch of pc games (never hada pc that could run decent games before) and especially putting in some time on BFBC2, I found that, contrary to what I had previously thought, I was using what I have seen described as a "claw grip", with my fingers arched and touch the middle main mouse buttons and the lower middle of my palm wresting on the mouse. However, I'm really having a hard time using the G700 as a claw grip mouse for intense fps gaming. First of all, it's "heavy" and is definitely tailored (i.e. height of the mouse, slope down the right side) to palm grip users. On top of that, I really can't get smooth motions when I move this mouse slowly (yes I tried it with every configuration imaginable; dpi, refresh rate, sens, os/non-os control, w/ and w/o software, different surfaces, wired/wireless, accel/no accel, etc. you get the picture) in fps games and it's bugging the hell out of me.

So, I've come to you all to help me out. My hand (right hand) is a little over 8 inches from bottom of the palm to my middle finger tip and I have slightly over average hand width (maybe in line with my height, somewhere between 6'1" and 6'2"). I want a mouse that tracks smoothly (on a 9HD mousepad, preferably) and doesn't have laser placement at the tip of the mouse like the G700. I'm not sure if it's just the G700 or the Avago 9500 laser used in it (or the fact that I'm newish to pc gaming and have to resign to the fact that using controller joysticks is smoother for turning that using a mouse), but I'd be a little hesitant to use another 9500 variant, unless someone can prove other wise (yes, I am aware of the problems many people have reported with the G700 wireless). I'm open to optical also, as it seems many people have good tracking (smooth???) with those mice. Also, my budget is around $50 but I can venture out of that range if there is something worth doing so. Thanks!
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Well, I did some more reading around on the forums and found that the CM Spawn is supposedly a kick-ass claw grip mouse and comes out to under $36 on superbiiz. I might just grab it. I like that is has a "shelf" of sorts in the right side also. I will only be using this for gaming, so for $36, it looks pretty appealing. Any input?
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