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I just bought the CM Storm Spawn mouse (based on recommendations on this forum) the mouse itself is just awesome...
However, there was something that I was a bit concerned about. I noticed that the dpi buttons (especially the top one) wobbles quite a bit, there is lots of play on these buttons and they can wiggle back and fourth. This issue concerns me since I feel that this could possibly pose future problems. Now am I just being paranoid? I'm mainly wondering if any other owners have this on their mice and if this is just the way that all of them are made, or if I have just gotten a defective mouse and should go exchange it to the store.


ALSO: What polling rates / DPI settings are supposed to be the best?

I also noticed the store had the xornet, what does everyone think about this mouse? The tracking specs are higher, but I mean is the mouse itself better, or is the spawn the way to go? I only ask because it was 10 dollars cheaper, I don't really care about binding buttons or anything like that. my main concern is the quality/tracking ability of the sensor.

(I play on 1800 DPI)


Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
post #2 of 610

On the Spawn...

 

They wobble for me too. I've been using mine since September and it doesn't bother me. I think it will hold up. The side buttons, on the other hand, suck. Because of that, I actually use the DPI buttons for Mouse 4 and 5 and the DPIs on the side.

 

I like 1000HZ and 1800 dpi for shooters. 800 for Sniping (sometimes) and 3500 for tanks and such.

 

Hope I helped. smile.gif


Edited by Deverica Wolf - 1/26/12 at 10:03pm
post #3 of 610
1800/250hz.

You can read my Xornet evaluation in my sig if you want. I personally think the Spawn is the better mouse.
post #4 of 610
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the quick replies guys!

@ Deverica Wolf, thanks for letting me know about the DPI buttons, you say you've had yours since Sept and there was a wobble, This makes me assume that it's just the way the mouse was built? Hopefully more people can also offer their input.

@Skylit, Thanks for linking your evaluation on the xornet, You said that you thought the spawn was the better mouse, i thought the sensor in the xornet is supposedly better tracking, but the 3090 can handle higher dpi? What reasons do you feel the spawn is better? more stable or something else?

Also, how did you guys choose between 1000hz, and 250, i think i read somewhere online that the tracking speed was fastest at 125 followed by 250, then 1000hz and 500hz were lowest (some video on youtube was the source of this info)

I'm using this mouse on a Steelseries 4HD pad (smaller version of the 9HD) and I was having some issues with skipping when I used the v32 firmware. I rolled back to the v30a firmware, and it seems to be working ok. Is there any recommendations on firmware?
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If you not hitting the max speed at 1000hz then use it over 250 hz. I've done excessive amount of FPS gaming on both settings with my spawn and 1000hz feels far more accurate.
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Originally Posted by CaptainBlame View Post

If you not hitting the max speed at 1000hz then use it over 250 hz. I've done excessive amount of FPS gaming on both settings with my spawn and 1000hz feels far more accurate.

Will do, just also wondering about the DPI buttons, do yours also wiggle from side to side, or is this an issue with only certain ones?
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Yes the DPI buttons are made this way, especially "DPI up" - the one closer to the scrollwheel.
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Originally Posted by Wind View Post

Also, how did you guys choose between 1000hz, and 250, i think i read somewhere online that the tracking speed was fastest at 125 followed by 250, then 1000hz and 500hz were lowest (some video on youtube was the source of this info)


I just picked 1000 because I heard it was the best in general. I tried the others and didn't notice too much of a difference. 

 

For firmware, I found both 31 and 32 to work best with my Mionix Propus 380 black hardpad and can't yet tell the difference between them. 30's lift off distance was too weird.

 

Yeah, the top DPI button is very wiggley. 

 

 

post #9 of 610
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Originally Posted by Glymbol View Post

Yes the DPI buttons are made this way, especially "DPI up" - the one closer to the scrollwheel.

Good to know, thanks for your input biggrin.gif



31 and 32 have been mentioned as working rather well, did you use any software or did you just notice in game? I tried out firmware 32 and I noticed some skipping in L4D, but that could have been attributed to other factors.
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No software. I was playing Day of Defeat: Source.

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