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so here is my take on this thread.
Ive been using the Microsoft Sidewinder X8 and its been wonderful for the last two years and works flawlessly even now. The ONLY reason i want to replace is for a few more buttons.....and to spend some money
I went to Future crap last night and not really looking for anything in perticular i ended up leaving the store with the Razer naga (not epic). The mouse looked good and seemed to have a good build quality to it. TONS OF BUTTONS, nice braded cord and pretty blue lights all over it. I know it was a mmo mouse and i bought it for fps but still it was fantasticly smooth and percise. I returned the mouse today. Two faults that i could no over look were lack of on the fly dpi and poor button layout for my large hands. The mouse was just too quick and i ended up spinning and turning too fast for good control, that said it was amazingly good for choppers. The button layout was not bad if youve the time to feel the buttons out and if you have smaller hands but for my mits its too small. I placed my hand over the mouse and both sides of my palm rested on the mouse pad, fingers tips touched mat in front of the mouse and only the back of my palm did not touch the desk. Needless to say that unless im able to dislocate my thumb and move it backwards several inches would the 12 buttons line up for good presses. Not the fault of the mouse and if not for this i could have overlooked the mouse size. I seriously could not press the 1,2,3 buttons which are primary for my bf3 mainkeys. Bf3 does not allow me to reassigne the buttons for any other layout or id have moved those buttons to 10.11.12 and not had an issue.
Fit and feel of the mouse was amazingly nice. Beautiful mouse and very sturdy. The price i paid was within $7 of what i could get if for online so i was also happy with that. Razer really did a good job making this mouse.
Ive not opened the RAT 7 yet, i will update this thread when i have and post a few of my own pics too.

Oh thank you for your input good sir. +REP for that. smile.gif

I, myself does not have large hand and when I tried the Naga in the store it felt kind of nice for my usual Claw Grip.
RAT 7 is an amazing mice, I cannot deny that. Though, I'm pretty sure I would feel the need for more buttons after a while with the RAT. Especially after I've been trying the Naga out.
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I have tried the RAT 7 for just a few short hours now but one thing i can say without any shadow of a doubt is that the RAT 7 is an amazing product. It is still lacking a few buttons BUT when combined with all other features is the mouse i would suggest.....BY FAR.

Here are the pics of my razer mouse i returned after a days use. My thoughts posted earlier in this thread.
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nice packaging, no disks included, lots of advertising and paper crap included
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Pretty basic shot, gets the idea across. What you see here is pretty much it. Its black, rubbery coating and soft rubber buttons on the side. Nice braided cable with gold plated usb
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im not good at dark lit shots but heres my effort to show off the lighting. Rear logo pulses blue light. Its to overly bright and can read the buttons well at a glance.

Overall a really nice mouse. Very responsive, feels good, heafty but not heavy.

RAT 7
The little ive used this mouse ive really liked.....REALLY LIKED. Its a different mouse all together. More expensive by about $30 most everywhere. Much better build. You look at it and see all the different parts you would think it flimsy but its not at all. It comes with a "tool kit' of sorts. Extra pieces of all the main parts. They are different looking in finnish but mimic the originals parts completely...just more plain looking. Braided cable also and about the same lengh as the razer mouse. Packaging is nice and other than the mouse and tool kit it only has some basic paper stuff, also no disks

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Pretty much it here, ive left out the papers but you get the idea of contents. Nice braided cable, tool kit with replaceable parts. This mouse is in a different class than the razer mouse. Much better mouse IMO. Its going to make you giggle abit when you hold it, its that nice. I really liked it but im still over whelmed by all the parts and as to how to set it all up. Far more comforatable than the razer mouse also.
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Playing BF3 with this baby your going to think your GOD. Now youll notice the little round red button on the side...i call it the god button if your a sniper. You set this button in the profile to slow the mouse down to whatever speed you want when pressed. Perfect for getting a bead on those headshots. Again when in a chopper shooting with the guns its a nice button to have when trying to line up your rain of fire. The second best feature of this mouse if the 'on the fly DPI" , five presets youve pre picked and you can cycle through while playing. Fastest for flying as its spins your chopper on a dime and the lesser DPI for regular game play, sniping, run and gun, tanks.

Overall the RAT 7 is the better mouse. Better quality, better feel, more features, bigger, made for fps all the way. Its mroe expensive but your getting alot more for your money. Both are nice but the RAT is a cut above.

Hope that helps. I took my own pics and comments are based on my use of both products.
Edited by cravinmild - 2/26/12 at 4:58pm
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Wow, great mini-review! The RAT 7 does seem like a godlike FPS mouse, but how do you think it would hold up in MMO's aswell?
I'm having a MX518 at the moment and I find two buttons on the side to be a few for my own liking.

Already ordered mine Razer Naga Epic for $130, about the same price as of the RAT 7 Contagion and it should arrive today or tomorrow morning. biggrin.gif
It'll be tough to get used to all the buttons, but after that I'll probably aren't going to make it without 'em. redface.gif
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There is an MMORPG version of the RAT7 that was recently released. Seeing as you're debating between a normal RAT7 and a Naga, the MMO RAT7 is the logical middle ground.

http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/9/2548613/mad-catz-cyborg-mmo-7-gaming-mouse-78-programmable-commands-over-13

As far as I can tell, there is no downside to getting this vs a normal RAT7 other than price, but the naga epic is just as expensive, so its really a moot point. If I personally were to buy a new mouse today, I'd buy one of these. I simply do not have any reason to though when I have a wonderful customized Deathadder.
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There is an MMORPG version of the RAT7 that was recently released. Seeing as you're debating between a normal RAT7 and a Naga, the MMO RAT7 is the logical middle ground.
http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/9/2548613/mad-catz-cyborg-mmo-7-gaming-mouse-78-programmable-commands-over-13
As far as I can tell, there is no downside to getting this vs a normal RAT7 other than price, but the naga epic is just as expensive, so its really a moot point. If I personally were to buy a new mouse today, I'd buy one of these. I simply do not have any reason to though when I have a wonderful customized Deathadder.

I've watched a few reviews on the MMO 7, although I like the layout of the buttons. I think I would have a problem getting used to them because of their complexity.
Most of the buttons can be pressed both forward and backward, and the 'joystick' button on the thumb panel would not fit me at all.(Kinda damaged since the old Sony Ericsson mobilephones. redface.gif)
Also, the MMO 7 are $185 vs $130 for Contagion and Naga Epic.
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Thanks guys, posting the new rat has made me feel like crap about my new purchase. Now i have to return it for the newest toy.
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