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Hey, I posted this in the mouse suggestion thread but it doesn't seem to be very active so hopefully someone is able to help me here. I'll just copy paste what I had in there.


1. What's your grip style? Claw grip

2. What's your sensitivity? Using 1800dpi on my Deathadder.

3. What's your maximum budget? $100

4. Do you want additional buttons? At least two on the side, more wouldn't hurt but I don't care as long as it has two.

5. What games do you play? Pretty much everything. FPS, MMO, RTS and RPGs are the big ones.

6. Do you mind about prediction? Don't mind.

7. Other relevant information:
Before I start on what I want for a new mouse, I'd like to add that I've been using a Deathadder for about a year but it's been occasionally registering single clicks as double click and has started to require more force on the left mouse button which is why I'm looking for a new mouse. Should I just get another Deathadder? I'm not sure if it's normal for a Deathadder to start having problems after only a year of use, but if it is I'd rather go for something more durable than another one.

Now, on to what I'd like in a new mouse.
- Good build quality, will last a long time of constant use.
- Similar in weight and size as the Deathadder. This one isn't very important, I guess it'd just help me get used to the new mouse faster.
- LEDs are not important, but they're a plus.
post #2 of 11
If you like the deathadder, you may want to get another one. In my experience Razer does not make the best quality products, but they work very well until they don't, lol! ( I hope that made sense.)

For me I use a Razer Naga for MMOs. I thought having 12 thumb buttons would be impossible to use. Now I can't live without one. If it fails on me, I'll get another one. That is how much I like it.

For FPS I went with a RAT 7 Albino ( they have the newer/better sensor). I like it.
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The cm spawn is a great mouse or get another deathvadder which i recommend the black ed which im using on my desktop at the moment with the scotch tape mod for low lod Build quality seems fine too me so far.

The 3 mouses that i have that i fully recommend is cm spawn, deathvadder black and g400.

And sense you been using optical i wouldn't recommend anything laser other than optical's

Ony 2 good lasers i liked was the g700 and xai that has the Avago 9500, But the 3 i listed is better.
Edited by gordesky1 - 10/19/11 at 7:40am
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post #4 of 11
I think G400 or Spawn would be best for op. Both mice have the 2 side buttons for the thumb obviously.

Spawn works best for claw/fingertip, has the button requirements, I hear it has overall good build quality (better than Razer's at least), and it's sensor is probably only second to DA's.

G400 is also a good choice, usually Logitech has really good build quality too so your mouse shouldn't act funny or malfunction like your DA has for quite some time, and if it does Logitech has really good Customer Support, although it has a little prediction but you don't mind. If you do use the software for the G400 beware of the jitter issue, there was supposed to be a driver update or perhaps a firmware one (not exactly sure which) that was supposed to alleviate the jitter, but there hasn't been any recent updates regarding that as of yet. I got a friend who has a G400 and he doesn't use the software, and swears by it, he loves his G400.

Personally I am getting a Spawn this week myself since I use claw/fingergrip, and while my g500 has served me well, I wanted to try something more in tune to my grip style, also the sensor locked acceleration on my g500 seems to be feeling more prevalent as of late.
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by yoshi245 View Post
I think G400 or Spawn would be best for op. Both mice have the 2 side buttons for the thumb obviously.

Spawn works best for claw/fingertip, has the button requirements, I hear it has overall good build quality (better than Razer's at least), and it's sensor is probably only second to DA's.

G400 is also a good choice, usually Logitech has really good build quality too so your mouse shouldn't act funny or malfunction like your DA has for quite some time, and if it does Logitech has really good Customer Support, although it has a little prediction but you don't mind. If you do use the software for the G400 beware of the jitter issue, there was supposed to be a driver update or perhaps a firmware one (not exactly sure which) that was supposed to alleviate the jitter, but there hasn't been any recent updates regarding that as of yet. I got a friend who has a G400 and he doesn't use the software, and swears by it, he loves his G400.

Personally I am getting a Spawn this week myself since I use claw/fingergrip, and while my g500 has served me well, I wanted to try something more in tune to my grip style, also the sensor locked acceleration on my g500 seems to be feeling more prevalent as of late.

Software is out actually. Still doesn't exactly fix the jitter. I would suggest sticking with the default 800 DPI and just raising your sensitivity.
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logitech G400. its the new version of the mx518 by far the best mouse that I have ever used.
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Originally Posted by gordesky1 View Post
Do you also want too stay optical? If so get the cm spawn its a great mouse or get another deathvadder which i recommend the black ed which im using on my desktop at the moment with the scotch tape mod for low lod

The 3 mouses that i have that i fully recommend is cm spawn, deathvadder and g400

Lazers mouses i don't really like anymore and also don't recommend sense i switch too optical, I will not go back too lazer which i have tons of mouses with it that was pretty much waste of money...

Ony 2 good lazer mouses that i have was decent is the xai and logitech g700 which has the decent Avago ADNS-S9500.
lol... this post is fail. i need a funny pic for these situations.

you sound like a lolcat or whatever they are called.
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Left and right click on death adders are already omron switches, they don't get much better than that. Razer has a host of QA problems, but this break down isn't on them. You could either get a new one, or if you're handy with a soldering iron, replace the switch.
    
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I went from a copperhead to a G9 (3200dpi i believe) which can be had pretty cheap now days. Perfect for claw grippers (like myself), don't really have any complaints about it. Has a weight system so you can pretty much adjust the weight of it to what you like within 28 grams or so. Comes with 2 different grips..a rubberized claw grip style shell and a more palm grip style shell you can switch out. Has two buttons on the left side for thumb, two profile changers on the top that cycle between 5 custom presets (that you can fine tune and all that jazz via logitech software) that I find pretty handy and the location is better than it being on the right side is what I used on my copperhead. I forget what the G9x has different, might be worth looking into.

I bought mine used (looked like it was very lightly used) for like 35 bucks over a year ago. I contacted logitech support about some mouse feet and they ended up sending me some replacement mouse feet for free without any hassle which was pretty cool.

Anyways, pretty decent mouse, figured I'd give my recommendation on it since I saw you were a claw grip. I'm not so up to date on the mice, but I'm sure they haven't changed much

That Coolmaster Spawn mouse looks pretty neat, overall looks like a cheap version of the G9 though IMO.
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HELLO

i have razer Lachesis v1, i use the claw grip but i do have big hands though, i only use it at 2000DPI, but the 2000DPI now seems less sensitive than the 2000DPI setting from when i first got it, paid $115 AUD for it and a razer exact mat for $35 AUD

*********FOR ANYONE BUYING A RAZER VESPULA**************

DONTTTT, that mouse pad is ridiculously crap, my exact mat has NO wear marks for 2 years of use, the vespula has very noticeable swipe marks within a few months, and moves alot on the table just thought i add this in
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