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post #521 of 725
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Originally Posted by Glymbol View Post

G400 has lower LOD, this is first thing I notice when changing from G400 to Spawn. Spawn is lighter so it may be easier to lift it. I haven't any lag issues, but I rarely use caps lock and never scroll lock.

So far the one I have seems to give me the same LOD without any tape fix and so I stopped using it.
Edited by Omega215d - 2/28/13 at 10:03am
post #522 of 725
CMCARTER where are you dudeee?
post #523 of 725
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Originally Posted by memori View Post

Interesting article I found...
Mouse button lag
http://rafaut.blog46.fc2.com/blog-entry-114.html

that is interesting, thank you. wonder why nobody had thought to test this. i guess the spawn's optical sensor scans at 1000hz or better, while the buttons scan internally at less than 80hz(!!). so you can turn quickly but you can't fire quickly... this is either a firmware or hardware issue, though they're effectively the same thing at this point. g400 seems more and more tempting
Edited by dukeReinhardt - 3/5/13 at 1:42pm
post #524 of 725
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Originally Posted by dukeReinhardt View Post

that is interesting, thank you. wonder why nobody had thought to test this. i guess the spawn's optical sensor scans at 1000hz or better, while the buttons scan internally at less than 80hz(!!). so you can turn quickly but you can't fire quickly... this is either a firmware or hardware issue, though they're effectively the same thing at this point. g400 seems more and more tempting


i would love to see this kind of test for the sensor..
post #525 of 725
We need profiles in the Spawn's software!
post #526 of 725
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Originally Posted by dukeReinhardt View Post

that is interesting, thank you. wonder why nobody had thought to test this. i guess the spawn's optical sensor scans at 1000hz or better, while the buttons scan internally at less than 80hz(!!). so you can turn quickly but you can't fire quickly... this is either a firmware or hardware issue, though they're effectively the same thing at this point. g400 seems more and more tempting
It seems tempting? It is a nearly perfect mouse. I currently use it for CoD and some CsGO and you can rapid fire those FIve-Sevens and whatnot like nothing else. SOmething I have trouble with with other mice, because their buttons are too light - they dont move back as fast as the g400's, so you CANT really click it as fast.
After like 5 months of using the g400, I would say it pretty much jsut got minor flaws:
-weight could be slightly less
-mouse feet cause too much friction, replaced mine with old mx510 style feet from hyperglide
-cable still pretty vulnerable I guess
Edited by jayfkay - 3/24/13 at 5:06am
post #527 of 725
seems tempting as in, i have a spawn already but i'm starting to get the urge to ditch it. i can already see it's clearly superior to the spawn in every way
post #528 of 725
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Originally Posted by Wind View Post

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.

i love my xornet
i play on 500/1000 dpi and whip this thing around like a ******* boss (on a razer goliathus speed) and it tracks like one too.

i get sick headshots in planetside 2/TF2, slay mad zombies in L4D2 and slay orks in the name of the emperor in Space Marines. those are about the only shooters i play. i mostly play sc2/dota2.
ive had 0 issues with the mouse after about a month of ownership.

i have a medium/large size hand and use a claw grip, it fits the style very naturally and comfortably, the meaty rubber grips on the side ensure 0 slippage.
it claims to have omrons and I believe it does (i've owned a sensei and feenix nascita which both also have omrons) the clicks are snappy and tactile, a real joy to press.
this includes all the buttons, sides and middle mouse clicks are all very clicky and responsive. the middle mouse has a very nice bouncy click to it and doesnt require much force. the scrolling action however, leaves something to be desired. its a soft scroll and you can feel when it turns over but theres something about it that im not particularly crazy about. neither good nor bad, just a note.
its has the dpi adjustment on top of the mouse (preferred by me) because I do switch from 500 to 1000 in shooters. they are also very clicky and tactile to press so you know when you switch (besides the obvious).
the rubber on left and right clicks is a very smooth powdery finish, it feels very nice and can track oil from your fingers (after a long play session) but this is common for mice with these rubber coats. just a quick swipe with a towel or t-shirt and its gone.
the underside of the mouse has two big teflon feet one on the top and one on the bottom. it glides smooth on the goliathus speed and show little to no sign of wear after a month of heavy use.
the optical sensor shines a big bright blinding red when you turn the mouse over. there are some gaps in between the plastic right between the left and right mouse buttons. the LED shines so bright you can see it through the gap. only noticeable when your face is right over the mouse, its almost like looking down through a fissure with lava flowing below.
the rest of the mouse thats not rubber is just a regular hard plastic, not glossy in the texture but very close (if not spot on) in texture to my Microsoft IMO 1.1 and all black. with white cm storm logo at the butt of the mouse and XORNET across the ring finger rest in all white. it feels very nice and dry all the time, even after intense playing and my hand gets sort of clammy (i hate that word).

i was using a feenix nascita for about the whole fall and winter and a vanilla steelseries sensei before that (which died on me). i have not picked up the nascita since i've switched to this mouse nor have i even thought of switching to it for any reason. thats a $100 laser mouse. this thing was $20. ill probably just buy a couple more of these because they're so cheap and just be set for life. i really like the shape and buttons. the main reason i picked this over the spawn was because i liked the lower DPI settings and NO DRIVERS. i also liked the all black instead of the red on the spawn.

i highly recommend the cm storm xornet to anyone on a budget (or just anyone) or just someone looking for something new to mess around with. for $20 you really cant go wrong.
Edited by discoprince - 3/24/13 at 4:01pm
post #529 of 725
Hello all,

I bought the CM Storm Spawn quite a long time ago on the recommendations of this forum and I have been happy with it. I haven't updated the firmware or drivers since I bought it and I figured now would be the time. I never lift my mouse off the pad (I play med-high sensitivity) so LoD is not a concern for me. With that being said, what firmware version provides the best performance for med-high sensitivity without a real concern for LoD? Additionally, what DPI and polling rate produce the best results now for med-high sensitivity? I remember when the mouse first came out, it was recommended to use the 1800 DPI because it was functioning the best. I use a Puretrak Talent pad if it matters.

Thanks if anyone can help out an old(er) member!
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post #530 of 725
Fw 61 is the latest and the best one. With it installed, Spawn behaves equally good on all DPI settings and polling rates.
Download available here under Support: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=3021&product_name=CM%20Storm%20Spawn.
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