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To a point, try playing a FPS using a ball mouse. The rest of the high quality comes to features (sniper button and extra assignable buttons), comfort and if there's any 'bugs' with it jumping around and such, and how well it 'glides' or moves around the mousepad.

I dont use a mouse a pad and are ball mouses even sold anymore? The only times I've ever had a jumpy mouse was when there was a hair stuck in front of the laser. As for extra buttons to each their own I personally only need 5 really 4.
     
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I love my G500, and not just for games. Binding things to the extra butttons is handy, as is customizing the ppi sensitivity. Logitech has amazing warranty service, too. Definitely worth the 50 bucks or so.
    
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I love my G500, and not just for games. Binding things to the extra butttons is handy, as is customizing the ppi sensitivity. Logitech has amazing warranty service, too. Definitely worth the 50 bucks or so.

yea. I love the G500 for everything but gaming. The sensor location messed with me so bad! I mean bad! I need the it to be centerd in the body of the mouse:( so I'm getting the G400 to see how that go's. But it is a great mouse.
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imo, a mouse is all about comfort. Accuracy and all that jazz come along with time, and may not be due to the mouse.
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I had a Logitech MX-400 before the Avatar S and it was a good mouse as well, Its just not looking very pretty anymore so I upgraded thumb.gif
     
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Basically, your cheap mouse does acceleration or negative acceleration, got a bad sensor, not very responsive, weight isn't distributed evenly, doesn't have features (like additional buttons and easier key binds), doesn't glide well on surfaces, isn't adjusted well to suit a perfect mouse movement, isn't configured through drivers and not so comfortable. You might not have noticed all of that, unless you get a proper gaming mouse.

A good mouse raises the bar of ever usage of it. I had a crappy 5$ mouse before and I used to play well because I got used to it. Then I got Mx-518 and after a while, when got used to, were on a new level of playstyle. I'd recommend a G400 (not full of leds and gimmicks yet very professional mouse) / Deathadder (if G400 won't suit your hand/ better drivers) / Roccat Kone[+] (great features and weight adjustable) and plenty more but those are first to come to mind.
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Hi, I'm coming with input a little late but I hope this helps at least one person reading this wall of text.

I used to be competitive CS player since 1.6 was launched and before that I used to play for fun since 1.1. Had my days on source and stopped because of college and work.
By the way, I'm Brazilian, and I had the opportunity to play with highly known players like the guys from MiBr (made in brazil) and fG (fire gaming) on the 1.6, as well as vsONE, sXgaming and other great teams from Brazil.

First of all, in a short answer, the best option for you is what feels natural in your hands and has a quality sensor.

By quality sensor I mean the basic thing we used to say: if you perform a fast movement and the cursor "bugs" (doesn't respond, make random movements and end up in the sky/ground) it's not a quality sensor. If you do perform a fast movement and the cursor follows, you are good to go.

Furthermore, the funny thing is I only met one or two guys that were hardware enthusiasts like me and not even they knew all about mouses. By this I mean that those players on MIBR or fG that won the world cup had no idea what mouse prediction was, didn't care for laser or optic sensor, double sensor, on the fly sens, driver sweets, firmware updates, etc. All we did was buy a mouse, get used to it and use the same sens always on windows, in-game and DPI settings all of our life.

By the way, I got used to the razer copperhead, and one of my teammates used the krait (I think f0rest also used the krait, until he got other tons of sponsors), which aren't even sold anymore and if I go back to competitive gaming I will have to get used to another mouse.
The guys in MiBr all use the simple microsoft intelimouse 1.1. I asked them why, they said it was because they got used to it because it was the mouse available on the cyber-cafe they used to play on their early days.

All in all, I hope this helps you and anybody looking to get serious in any kind of gaming. Forget all the specs that can even sound like marketing gimmick for many pro players and look for a mouse that should fit your hand, feels natural, and then just use the same settings for your whole life.


here is a picture of nak from mibr and his mouse (IMO the most skilled player on the team). He played for us on CS:S for a month when one of our teamates left the team and we had to find somebody else.
You can google for images of mibr and see that they use the simple intelimouse 1.1 smile.gif
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Edited by EduFurtado - 1/29/12 at 3:15pm
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The deathadder is optical, not laser but it's still a good mouse.
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The Intelli was the first mouse I ever used. Used it for several years till it started shutting off randomly.
     
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post #30 of 59
Personally, I feel an expensive mouse is not necessary and is only really necessary if you need the extra features such as if you're an MMO player and you need the buttons on the side for extra keybinds.

To me, a mouse is all personal preference. You find what fits and you use it and do well with it. Yes, it's ironic that I make this post and I have a Razer mouse, but I have it at all default settings.. not raising the DPI or anything, it's just what I like best.
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