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post #1 of 13
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Hi guys,

Might be upgrading from an mx518 soon (if I cant fix the scroll wheel) and have a list of 4 mice that im just starting to do research. My main question im not sure will be covered is if each of the following have a "click/bump" while spinning or is it like a supr smooth spin. I ask because I like to have weapons scroll with the mouse, the mx518 has a feel of it spin which actuates a single weapon switch at a time. I want to make sure my next mouse has that too. If its super smooth Im worried I will switch through too many weapons at a time. I would also appriciate any good info you guys would like to add on the following mice. Im thinking almost anything is an upgrade from my mx518 so the cooler masters made it to the list for that, the logitech and corsair are the most visually appealing to me, the CM mice look nice but made it primarily due to price. I mainly want a HIGH quality feel and better performance than the mx518. Im happy how the mx518 has been in service since 2005 too and want that in my next mouse.

what i have:
logitech mx518
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178

---What im looking into

-Logitech g9x (this and m60 are top 2 based on looks alone prior to research)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104261
-corsair m60 (looks nice and like the extra side button)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826816006
-cooler master spawn (red isnt bad but like black more, obvious specs better on this one so it made the list)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826570012
-cooler master xornet (like the black but spawn has nicer specs and what the hell is a xornet lol)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826570014
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post #2 of 13
Should consider the G400. Essentially the same mouse but an upgraded sensor, and removed angle snapping.
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Should consider the G400. Essentially the same mouse but an upgraded sensor, and removed angle snapping.

Whats the angle snapping? Im personally looking for an updated/agressive look if Im going to buy a new one though thats why I havent considered the G400
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post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by 66racer View Post

Whats the angle snapping? Im personally looking for an updated/agressive look if Im going to buy a new one though thats why I havent considered the G400

Basically it helps you draw straight lines. Most gamers dislike it, as it might mess up your aim if you want to aim a few pixels lower or higher, but your mouse makes a perfectly straight line instead.
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Basically it helps you draw straight lines. Most gamers dislike it, as it might mess up your aim if you want to aim a few pixels lower or higher, but your mouse makes a perfectly straight line instead.

Thanks +rep
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post #6 of 13
I'm on my 4th Logitech G400. Tomorrow I shall be requesting a 5th. All were returned for one reason - a faulty mousewheel.
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post #8 of 13
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I'm on my 4th Logitech G400. Tomorrow I shall be requesting a 5th. All were returned for one reason - a faulty mousewheel.

What happened?
post #9 of 13
The scroll wheel uses an LED that shines through a slotted disc. If you're having trouble with it, it's most likely just dust. Happens to me quite often. Sometimes I can get away with just blowing real hard onto it but I'll eventually have to open it up and clear the dust out of the wheel.
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post #10 of 13
Dust is not the problem. The G400 wheel (used by many Logitech mice) is simply a poor design. If the moulding is only slightly off you will get at least one plastic seperator that causes excessive rocking.
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