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I picked up the Corsair M60 a couple of days ago as a potential replacement for my trusty Logitech G400. As nothing is particularity wrong with the G400 I've just seemed to realize a "Claw Grip" style mouse works better for me and when I saw Microcenter had them on sale for 50.00 I figured why the heck not and whipped out my credit card.

I've always had great success with Corsair in my short time after my migration to a PC gamer last year. Excellent products with support to match! My power supply, case and h60 all seem to have more than earned my money and EASY recommendations to anyone should the subject arise. I may or may not keep the mouse depending on what Corsair plans for the software in the future.



The Good:
Braided Cables
Customizable Weights
Very high DPI

The Bad:
Software could use some work
Has on-board memory...for only one profile
Graphite/Pebble feel for sides won't be everyone's cup of tea

The Surprising:
Sniper button is actually useful
Even for my big hands my claw grip felt much better and comfortable
Fantastic tracking
The initial heavyweight to the mouse felt like an extension of my hand after a while. I don't even notice it anymore.

I tested a variety of games with this one to see how it would react under different situations.

SKYRIM:
First off I'd like to say I definitely noticed an increased smoothness in all my games from my G400. I'd like to apologize to Bethesda for what I assumed was bad engine adjustments as Skyrim was much more playable with this versus my G400. Combined with the "SKY UI" mod this is probably the best experience I've had playing this game. It was an absolutely perfect experience all around.

Modern Warfare 3: May not be nearly as twitchy as the next game I played but it served as a perfect example how much a good mouse can help. As much as everyone hates COD you can't deny it's a fast, painless, arcade-style, jump in and jump out shooter. Which means it moves fast. I was able to aim much better than with my G400. I've probably nailed more headshots in the past hour that I have in the 20+ I've invested since I bought it mid-February. And a general increase in my accuracy overall- Even the rounds where I went negative there wasn't nearly as big as a gap.

Unreal 3: Fastest out the bunch yet still slower than 2004 which IMO would have been an EXCELLENT test for this one. Alas, I jumped on the first nearly full (What's left of the servers anyway) capture the flag map I could find. Suspense was the map and I couldn't have asked for a better one. Many high and low sniper points easily pop some heads. Now, this is where the use of the sniper button was mostly useful by comparison of the other two games. I've always had a problem in this game where my cursor (More than likely a fault of being designed around a controller) would never 100% line up with a headshot. In the midst of it I managed to get a few headshots in with my sniper rifle by hold it down and getting the perfect shot when aiming

Dawn of War 2: Retribution:
Not much to say here other than it worked and it worked well. Ordering troops around was a breeze and there were no headaches to be found.

I can't say how useful this is with games like Battlefield 3 (Since I've long since given up on it due to numerous bugs and countless cheaters.) but this one match showed me the usefulness of it. I will though, give the ARMA II "Free" game a try and re-download Battlefield 3 if only for a couple matches and update this section.

Tracking


Not much to say with this one. One I tried before downloading drivers and one after. I tried again to produce a perfectly straight line and it just wasn't happening. With my G400 on the other hand...it's infamous angle-snapping would kick in even when playing games which is why I suspect my skills increased even if there is a slight placebo effect gaming, I CAN say without a doubt I have an easier time maneuvering around Windows even at the insane 5700 dpi. It's just much more accurate.

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Software
Out of all the positive things I've said about this mouse you'd probably think it would be a no-brainer but there is one thing hold me back from making it my true replacement mouse. The software. Yep, Logitech and their infamous piece of "Gaming" software that's done nothing but make many gamers hardware experience a living nightmare. But...I just can't help it. Logitech's support is way beyond what any other manufacturer offers. Giving me recent game profiles that I can customize without having to go trough memory of setting it up "Per-Application" similar to Razer or Corsair. The only other company who does this is Mad-Catz with their R.A.T. series but you have to download and import while Logitech will just update to match a new set of games.

While Corsairs software is no slouch giving me nearly anything I can do with the hardware even so much as telling me that my surface quality. Really have to do a per-application is more of a tedious task than it needs to be for me as I'm always customizing my mouse controls. I know this is their first foray in the mouse market but I'd like too at the very least see them announce something about the future of profiles directly from the manufacturer. It's just much more convenient if the user doesn't have to do all the hard work.
LOGITECH
401
CORSAIR
449
449
449

Conclusion
Could I recommend this mouse? Yes and no.

YES: If you're looking for a well built and affordable claw grip mouse. Definitely feels like it's worth more than it's sticker price all things considered like the aluminum body and customizable weights. Great tracking and sense of control. Glides along like a greased pig on my cheap 10 dollar allsop mousepad so I can only imaging how it'll shine on something like the Razer-Goliath

NO:
If you enjoy a level of ease and customization from offerings from Madcatz RATZ line and Logitech's Gaming Software. I know the hardware is 99% here but the software makes that 100% for me and Corsair just doesn't have it...YET. Maybe CorsairGeorge can shed some light on if they're planning on releasing profile packs like Madcatz. If I keep it or not remains to be seen. The hardware is there, the software isn't.