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I've owned a Logitech mx510 for the last six years. Thing is durable as hell. It's still not broken and I am absolutely in love with it. Probably the best mouse I've ever used.

I'd keep using it, however I'm getting to the point where I'm beginning to see the advantage in having the ability to switch DPI on-the-fly and the old workhorse simply can not do that.

The only reason I have been hesitant in changing mice is newer mice (even the mx518) have prediction that is unacceptable to me. I thought the mx518 would be a better mx510, and in many ways it is. It's just as durable and legendary and it's a wonderful mouse...

But it's not 100% movement to pointer speed motion. I was shocked by how odd it felt to use when I borrowed a mx518 at the same settings. Regardless of DPI, I could never get it to behave like my mx510, ever. It was disconcerting.

I had a similar effect with the G5, and suddenly I began to realize almost all new mice seem to have this prediction in them. I'm not sure if it's a sideeffect of the ability to switch DPI, but I've found it scary to adjust.

That said, it's time to move on, and I need suggestions. The Logitech G400 is looking like no frills, no nonsense logical upgrade for someone like me, but with so many mice out there released in the last six years, I could use the advice. I'd preferably like to stay on the Optical side of things.

Thank you.
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post #2 of 13
I liked my mx518, and now like my g400. I guess I don't notice the prediction/haven't used a mouse without it, so I don't know any better.
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Yeah, I think humans are capable of adjusting to anything so I'm sure I can too. Seeing as how the mx518 is such a pro gaming favorite, I obviously just need to adjust to it. Thinking of picking up the G400, how do you like the feet and motion of it? Is the DPI switching easy to access?
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I'm using a g500 and absolutely love it

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Originally Posted by Inverse;15479108 
Yeah, I think humans are capable of adjusting to anything so I'm sure I can too. Seeing as how the mx518 is such a pro gaming favorite, I obviously just need to adjust to it. Thinking of picking up the G400, how do you like the feet and motion of it? Is the DPI switching easy to access?

I find it smooth to move, if that's what you mean. Yeah, DPI switching is just as easy as previous generations, the buttons are in the same spot, and are easy to depress.

I haven't installed any of the logitech software, so I can't comment on that.

The scroll wheel is slightly different compared to my mx518, that's the biggest difference I noticed. (Other than it's more aesthetically pleasing) I wouldn't say it's bad, it's just different, and now I don't even notice it.
post #6 of 13
even though it has been 6 years theres is only a handful of good mice without prediction:

ms 1.1, 3.0, wmo
non jitter abyssus
deathadder (adds another layer of sensitivity with its driver which is annoying)
cm storm spawn can toggle off prediction
upcoming cm storm xornet looks good

there might be some others i missed but you cant go wrong with these.
post #7 of 13
If you don't want angle snapping, the Death Adder probably has the best sensor. I'm not sure how comfortable you would find the Spawn/Xornet shell. The G400 has prediction, but it seems to be very minor.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Inverse;15479010 
I've owned a Logitech mx510 for the last six years.
The only reason I have been hesitant in changing mice is newer mice (even the mx518) have prediction that is unacceptable to me.
But it's not 100% movement to pointer speed motion.

I never had a Logitech MX510, but i owned several G1 mice (same sensor Avago S2020 according to Skylit Sensor List). The Avago 3080 (MX518) has less prediction than S2020 and a much higher Perfect Control speed (in fact the G1 has the highest amount of prediction i ever noticed in a mouse). I personally think the 3080 is the best optical sensor (with prediction) out there. My advice is stop trying to compare another mouse with MX510. Every sensor is different at the same DPI and you will never experience the exact same feeling with 2 different mice. The sooner you accept this fact, the quicker you will find/adjust to a new mouse.
Edited by kaingosu - 10/27/11 at 11:19pm
post #9 of 13
As above, the mx510 does have prediction. If it is indeed greater than the mx518, you should look at the G400. IMO it has slightly higher prediction than the mx518. It does appear that you actually prefer prediction. The G5 you tested has a low amount of prediction, far less than any of the Logitech optical mice.
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post #10 of 13
I play CS Source, and I don't notice the prediction at all. Only time I can tell is when I'm in paint drawing a straight line. I will never go back to a laser mouse, and will stick with optical forever. Only thing I've wanted to upgrade to is the zowie ec series.
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