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Hi guys,

Well I want to share my experience between the two mice. Im going to start off now with the fact that I am not a pro gamer, just your average full time job, few hours a week fps gamer. My current average of K/D on bf3 is probably 1.0-1.2 but since i sucked so bad at the start im actually .856 lol. SO keep that in mind....

I picked up the corsair m60 when It went on sale ($50 frys) since I was torn between the m60 and g9x. I have have been using my trusty mx518 for about 7yrs now and thought it was time for a change. I got a chance to game with the m60 maybe 45mins last night and really liked the build quality, its amazing, its very TOUGH feeling and doesnt feel cheap at all!! But I was having issues getting used to it. Dimensions seemed close to the mx518 so I thought i would easily jump right in, but im still getting used to the side buttons, the sniper button is a little too far forward for its intended purpose, but I think reasigning it for something else will make it perfect. Im not a sniper either so dont need that function in normal game play, but maybe grenade or something will be better.

After deciding I should get my hands on a logitech g9x since I can easily return the one I like least, I picked that one up today. I havent even gamed with it yet but am disappointed in the way it feels. I think its angles and design are amazing, and possibly like it over the m60 curves, but the build quality felt cheap compared to the m60 and that alone might have me stick with the m60. At first I thought it was the snap in place covers dragging too, but even with those off, it doesnt gluide as smooth as the m60 on the same surface either (cheapo large mouse pad).

Im going to play with the two for maybe a week and keep the one i like best, I will post anything important that others might find usefull in making a choice, but for now the biggest things I notice will be listed below. A side note, and since im not a mouse pro i have to look into this, with both mice at the same dpi setting, the logitech g9x moves further than the m60. Im gonna see why that may be unless someone knows that reads this, thought they both had the same sensor.


m60:
-seems to favor a palm grip but claw can work with average sized hands
-WAY better build quality than g9x
-slides smoother than g9x
-aluminum scroll wheel feels way better than plastic g9x one
-sniper button too far forward to be used as intended- will cause aim position to move since i need to reach for it- will reassign and use for something else since I dont care for that function anyways.

g9x-
-favors claw grip
-easier to change weight- tool less
-has some resistance when moving on mouse pad
-I like the buttons for left and right on the scroll wheel
-scroll wheel operation seems less solid/smooth than m60
-interchangeable grip caps seem to drag on mouse pad a bit

Im not trying to bash the logitech g9x, as I think I favor its "fit" and claw grip, but the perfect build quality of the corsair makes it more of a pleasure to use, after gaming a week with the two, or heck maybe i will know after a day of gaming I will know which I want for sure. Both seem nice choices, i just expected more for the g9x build quality for the price. Feels like a $30 mouse in the hand with the functions and precision that you expect for the price you pay.

(update 1)

So after about 1.5hrs with the m60 Im enjoying it, switched to the g9x and the dimensions felt slighly refreshing, but about 30mins into it the rubber surface starting to grip my palm so I couldnt move it as freely. I did put some tissue between the mouse chassis and the snap in cover which made it feel more ridgid which was nice, the way it slides on the mouse pad isnt BAD either, its just the m60 is so much smoother, think its the extra pads under the m60 than help it slide better. Both mice function equally good while gaming and think this is a personal prefference issue choicing between the two. I could have been happy with either one i think, but if I had to return one today it would be the g9x. It may change by the end of the week, we'll see.

Both mice are also having binding issues with bf3 so I think its the game. I cant get the mele and reload to work on anything other than the scroll wheel being depressed.


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Edited by 66racer - 3/4/12 at 11:57pm
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That is one sexy MX518
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I've used a good amount of Avago 9500 mice and the Xai/Sensei seem to obliterate all of them for me. The G9x just feels too heavy for it's size with the wide grip on, it's weight is also not balanced throughout the mouse well at all. Feels like I'm giving myself carpal tunnel slinging that little brick of a mouse g9x around. I can grip a Xai/Sensei much easier too.
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I've used a good amount of Avago 9500 mice and the Xai/Sensei seem to obliterate all of them for me. The G9x just feels too heavy for it's size with the wide grip on, it's weight is also not balanced throughout the mouse well at all. Feels like I'm giving myself carpal tunnel slinging that little brick of a mouse g9x around. I can grip a Xai/Sensei much easier too.

Yeah I think what the g9x needs are better/taller friction pads or whatever they are called in the industry. So far I was able to give it a more solid feel by putting some tissue paper between the removable cover and the actual mouse, removed the very small amount of play it had which i think shouldnt be there in a mouse of this price. I just had a solid 1.5hrs on the m60 and now gonna try a little with the g9x
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I hate the shape of M60 biggrin.gif
bought one here in sweden when they had em on sale ( 15 $ lol)

It feels as weird as Saiteks RAT.

Like the G9x with small grip alot more, or g9x without any shell at all.
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I didn't saw anywhere saying the weight of the M60 mouse without the weights and (at least most of) the cable.
Could you weigh the mouse?
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I hate the shape of M60 biggrin.gif
bought one here in sweden when they had em on sale ( 15 $ lol)
It feels as weird as Saiteks RAT.
Like the G9x with small grip alot more, or g9x without any shell at all.

I was unable to reach anywhere near the same level of performance in FPS games using a g9x with small grip as I could using a Xai with 6/11 cursor speed settings. I'm not sure exactly what it is that throws the g9x off so much for me, it almost feels like the g9x has more acceleration. The off-center sensor position is probably throwing things off as well.

Another thing I noticed is, the Xai feels pretty good at 1000hz and 500hz, the G9x doesn't feel quite right at 1000hz.
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I didn't saw anywhere saying the weight of the M60 mouse without the weights and (at least most of) the cable.
Could you weigh the mouse?

sorry dont have a fine scale for that, I use it without the weights at the moment. Its still heavier than the mx518 but it slides SOOooo smooth it feels great.
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I was unable to reach anywhere near the same level of performance in FPS games using a g9x with small grip as I could using a Xai with 6/11 cursor speed settings. I'm not sure exactly what it is that throws the g9x off so much for me, it almost feels like the g9x has more acceleration. The off-center sensor position is probably throwing things off as well.
Another thing I noticed is, the Xai feels pretty good at 1000hz and 500hz, the G9x doesn't feel quite right at 1000hz.

Ya know I noticed that with the g9x, when both mice were set to the SAME settings the g9x always covered more screen space with the same movement, I actually measured my physical movement to confirm it. They have some kind of logic being used and I couldnt find out how to disable it.

I will say that day 1 I was a little disappointed in how the corsair m60 felt in my hand, the next day I got used to it and love it now, I really think it was because I literally had my mx518 since 2005 and was just SUPER used to it while gaming. Actually day one of use was when I got back from vegas so it didnt help that I was driving for about 4hrs. Once i got the g9x I started to like the m60 even more, I couldnt get over the cheap feel of the g9x and it just felt kinda off with a claw grip since there is a decent bump where the cover starts by the buttons that kinda catches the hand sometimes preventing fluid movement in some cases.
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I bought a M60 recently and must say I loved it right away. Feels better built than the G500 and it glides even better than the RAT 5.
I was using the RAT 5 since the length was adjustable and it fits better my sort of fingertip grip and because it glides very well.
I must say that even tho the M60 looks like the RAT it is and feels very different, the main buttons are curved the opposite way, the back is much thinner so for those who prefer the V-grip is much more comfortable than the weird high back of the RAT. The RAT's highest point is the back, decreasing progressively to the front. The Corsair back is lowest point, then before the middle u got the highest point and then the height decreases to a mid-height point at the front.
I find more ergonomic to have the highest point slightly behind the middle.
Plus, the Sniper button on the M60 is actually usable, not like that small hard to push button on the RAT.

However the most remarkable point of the M60 I think is the adjustable LOD. While the lowest setting doesn't work for me since the mouse doesn't actually move (at least in my surface, Razer Sphex), the mid-low setting it's just the best for me (it's the lowest working LOD I've ever seen on a mouse). I was getting tired of the little Z-axis bug of the RAT and the G500 LOD was, naturally, higher than the setting I have on the M60.

What I don't like is the software, it feels amateur... not that the RAT one is much better. The better would be logitech's setpoint which works fine for me and has more features (app detection-profile change is a must have imo).
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Whats the lift of distance like on the M60 compared to mx518. I recently bought the G400 but the LOD is a bit too high for me.
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