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Hey everyone, I'm thinking about getting a new mouse and wanted some suggestions. Here's some basic info:

Grip style: palm
Current Mouse: DeathAdder 3500dpi
Preferred sensitivity: high
Games: Mostly CS:S and BF3

I have some issues with the DeathAdder, mainly that the side gets all gunky (I'm sure all DA owners know what I'm talking about haha). How's the RAT 7 for a palm grip? Is it comfortable? How is it for FPS's? Is it worth the money, or should I just keep my deathadder? Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 22
Keep your Deathadder, its a better mice sensor wise. If you really want to get a new mice, grab the DA. I do believe that doesn't get any gunk on the side due to the new material used.
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post #3 of 22
Isn't the DA for claw grippers? And yes, the texture on the DA is disgusting and the gunk that accumulates...oh god.

Get the G500, designed for palm grippers and has a good sensor not to mention the variety of buttons too.
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Isn't the DA for claw grippers? And yes, the texture on the DA is disgusting and the gunk that accumulates...oh god.

Get the G500, designed for palm grippers and has a good sensor not to mention the variety of buttons too.

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Isn't the DA for claw grippers? And yes, the texture on the DA is disgusting and the gunk that accumulates...oh god.

Get the G500, designed for palm grippers and has a good sensor not to mention the variety of buttons too.



Deathadder is for palm, And the Deathadder pretty much has the best sensor.

I own the black ed and it doesn't get any gunk or anything on it. Normal version does tho.
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post #5 of 22
Honestly, you're going to need to go to a store that has mice so you can get a feel.

Personally I can't use logitech's, they're either too long or too narrow. I'm currently using a RAT 7 and loving it. The precision aim button reduces DPI on the fly which makes scoped-in-sniping so much easier.
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Originally Posted by EventHorizon;15500747 
Isn't the DA for claw grippers? And yes, the texture on the DA is disgusting and the gunk that accumulates...oh god.

Get the G500, designed for palm grippers and has a good sensor not to mention the variety of buttons too.


The Avago 9500 isn't a good sensor. A good sensor should not have mice acceleration. rolleyes.gif
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post #7 of 22
I'd recommend that you stay away from the RAT 7, mine had problems with skipping and wouldn't recognize diagonal movement sometimes. I'd recommend the G9x, absolutely awesome mouse.
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post #8 of 22
I find it too heavy without using any of the additional weights, and even with the customization, find it uncomfortable as a palm user. Also, a few people over in the owner's thread have problems with the sensor, so I wouldn't recommend it.

I prefer logitechs personally.
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post #9 of 22
i've got the rat 9 and have yet to have any problem other than dirty sensors.
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post #10 of 22
I had a problem with the glossy sided deathadders gathering gunk but the DA:BE stayed clean for me.
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