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Hello, trying to get a good gaming mouse, would be my first. I think I am more of a palm type mouse user, so I suppose that would suit me best. I would like not to pay a lot for one. Here is two that I am considering:

Logitech G500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104318

Cooler Master Inferno
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826570006

Any suggestions or opinions?
post #2 of 22
inb4 the "gaming mice suck!" posters

with that being said, budget price?
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post #3 of 22
The G500 is a good mouse, just make sure to get a good mouse pad. A Steelseries 4HD will work great with it as it is a laser mouse.

The G400 is also worth looking in too. Some say it is actually better than the G500 due to the optical sensor but the G400 also doesn't have as many buttons and doesn't have the same scroll wheel feature.

Either way get a mouse pad, it does make a difference.

EDIT: G400 is also 15$ off with free shipping in that link, it wouldn't be a bad move to jump on that deal. Get a good cloth pad along with it.
Edited by james_ant - 11/2/11 at 2:05pm
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post #4 of 22
Imo for palm grip; G400 if you want prediction, DeathAdder if you don't want prediction.
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Yep, I wouldn't get the Inferno. It has the Twin-Eye sensor, which is made for both wireless and wired mice. As such, most sensors of that kind are low-power (meaning possibly worse tracking/issues).

I'd get an MX518 myself. It's has a good optical sensor, and is solid built. But you can get the G500 as well.
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post #6 of 22
The G500 is alright, personally I would probably pick a Deathadder or G400 over one because of the sensor and a few other things.

I thought that the scroll wheel on the G500 was trash (very loose and the infinite scroll is useless) and that the sensor position was a bit awkward (which caused the mouse to become front heavy). Those things may not affect you like they affected me but those are the things I didn't like about the G500, I still have it though and can pull it out if you want to know more about it.

I would steer clear of the Inferno with the PTE sensor, the other day I pulled out my Lachesis (also has a PTE) to see if the jitter was noticeable and it was quite bad. Even on very low DPI settings the jitter from clicking buttons and even tapping my desk was unacceptable and very noticeable in games. The z-axis tracking is also bad if you play with a low sens and need to lift your mouse a lot.
post #7 of 22
Stay far away from the G500 and G700. They really aren't made for gaming despite being marketed as such. Huge sensor problems, scroll wheel is nice for web browsing but worse for gaming.

Also, the G400 actually has the same number of buttons as the G500, they just aren't as convenient. You can reprogram the three buttons on top that default to sensitivity change and document flip.
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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by Vikhr View Post
The G500 is alright, personally I would probably pick a Deathadder or G400 over one because of the sensor and a few other things.

I would steer clear of the Inferno with the PTE sensor, the other day I pulled out my Lachesis (also has a PTE) to see if the jitter was noticeable and it was quite bad. Even on very low DPI settings the jitter from clicking buttons and even tapping my desk was unacceptable and very noticeable in games. The z-axis tracking is also bad if you play with a low sens and need to lift your mouse a lot.

Yeah. BTW, G400 is an MX518 in one way or another for those that don't know.

As for the Philips sensor, you know they have to make it low-power for wireless mice. So that the battery will last long. That's the culprit of issues with wireless sensors. If you want to a good mouse, get one that's wired and has a sensor that's used in wired mice only. Chances are it'll be better than the PTE and it's alikes regardless of what you got.
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post #9 of 22
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My budget is probably around $50-$60 max. I looked up some reviews on the G500, it seems it does have a really loose wheel. As for the Inferno, did not know about that one. I saw a review on it and wanted to check it out. People are saying the program that comes with is messed up as well.
post #10 of 22
Deathadder

or Kana if it's cheap.
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