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I know like almost nothing about what makes a "good" gaming mouse. Im only getting a new mouse because my basic Dell mouse is starting to fail after like 5ish years. (Middle/Right click double click or dont register sometimes)

1. What's your grip style?
Claw, but I honestly dont know if I'd play better with palm. My current mouse is (I think) small for my hands, its less than 5 inches long, so I mightve just been forced to use Claw grip all this time. But I guess it'd be safer to stick with claw grip?

2. What's your sensitivity?
Not too sure how to describe this :|, best way I can put it is that in CS:S, I use about 6-7 sensitivity setting, with no acceleration and stuff.

3. What's your maximum budget?
The cheaper the better, like preferably 30 dollars or something tops lol. Im not expecting to get some awesome gaming mouse with that budget, all I really care about is getting something that works, and is an improvement over what I currently have.

4. Do you want additional buttons?
Left/Right/Scroll wheel click is all I need, but more buttons are welcome.

5. What games do you play?
Mostly FPS, CS:S, BF3, and then a couple of third person games like Arkham City and GTA. (But yeah mostly FPS)

6. Do you mind about prediction?
Not too sure what this is, other than I hear its bad? You guys being the experts can handle this one on your own lol

7. Other relevant information:
Has to be wired, and other than that, I dunno. I want something thats going to last, as the Dell mouse I currently use has been in use for nearly 5 years and is still almost fully functional.

I know I cant get much on a 30ish dollar budget, I just want something thats going to last, and is an improvement over my current mouse. (Currently just have a basic USB Dell mouse). (Playing mostly FPS, and the mouse has to be wired)
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post #2 of 10
I prefer laser over optical for a real "gaming" mouse, but this looks like one of your best options -
Logitech G400

You'll want around 2500-3500 DPI and a quick polling (or "reporting") rate for games.
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CM Storm Spawn is very well built for the price. Actually if not the thick cable it would be built better than most more expensive mice. Logitech G400 is good too, the price is higher however.
post #5 of 10
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Thanks for the quick replies, is laser better than optical? And does laser tend to be more expensive or something?

The CM Storm Spawn looks like it fits my preferences pretty well, but I also saw the CM Storm Xornet, which only has 2000 DPI.
Only reason Im really looking at the Xornet is because its black and even cheaper than the Spawn, is there any difference between the two other than DPI?

Although Broseidon up there said at least 2500 DPI for gaming, so I should probably just get the Spawn?
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by RavOC View Post

Thanks for the quick replies, is laser better than optical? And does laser tend to be more expensive or something?
The CM Storm Spawn looks like it fits my preferences pretty well, but I also saw the CM Storm Xornet, which only has 2000 DPI.
Only reason Im really looking at the Xornet is because its black and even cheaper than the Spawn, is there any difference between the two other than DPI?
Although Broseidon up there said at least 2500 DPI for gaming, so I should probably just get the Spawn?

Optical is better than laser, since they haven't made a laser sensor with no acceleration yet.
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Limniscate View Post

Optical is better than laser, since they haven't made a laser sensor with no acceleration yet.

That's not necessarily the issue. The problem of the older generation laser was the low perfect control speeds and jitter problems on cloth pads. The Philips Twin-Eye sensor also has no acceleration in its default configuration - that is not to say it doesn't have other issues though.
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MX518/G400 biggrin.gif
Pretty known for being very durable.
    
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by RavOC View Post

The CM Storm Spawn looks like it fits my preferences pretty well, but I also saw the CM Storm Xornet, which only has 2000 DPI.

Read Skylit's review of Xornet. It may be fine for you.
Edited by Glymbol - 2/4/12 at 2:42pm
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Most likely going to get the G400 or one of the Storm mice, is there anywhere I can go (Online) to see life size pictures of these mice? Using the length/width/height dimensions to approximate how big the mouse is doesnt work that well :|
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