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I've used the Logitech G5 ( the one with one button on side, not two ) on a soft pad below for probably a few years now.

G5 - 300
Pad - 300

I'm upgrading and could use some opinions as I had a disaster run in with a recently acquired Razer Imperator 2012.

1. What's your grip style? Finger Tip/Claw hybrid. More so finger but I do shift oddly enough

2. What's your sensitivity? I play medium/high. I use to use higher dpi 2000-2400 but using 1800 for quite awhile now for a more precise aiming in competitive play for BF3 ect..

3. What's your maximum budget? Under $100

4. Do you want additional buttons? Side buttons, yes.



First let me say, switching to Imperator 2012 was awful. It looks awesome, feels awesome (for palm) and tracking seemed nice. Problem is, I do lift up my mouse a bit during FPS play which this mouse seemed quirky on and most importantly, the clicking. Unlike the G5, the Imperator buttons are elevated up. Not sure if my was faulty, but I could press down on left button, and there would be a gap before I hit the retention for a click. And, that of course took a lot more pressure to click and hold. My G5 is sensitive. I barely touch and it clicks. I need this. It helps with my sore wrist.

I've been looking at the G500 and G9x ( G700 wireless one seemed more causal looking than for FPS gaming, but I could be wrong? ). The G500 looks like G5, and has same laser engine as G9x I believe. So I'm thinking that might be best choice. The g9x shape does look appealing and seems more customization and may be a long term love. Regardless, I hear there is issue. Something with the engine and positive acceleration? I have old G5 so I have no idea if this had the same issue as newer ones? I do like 1:1 and on G5 I used markc to get rid of any negative acceleration. I'm not that familiar with this positive acceleration built in issue some talk about.

I believe these are both good for fingertip styles, but that's about it. I see corsair, coolermaster, steelseries and they have some nice mices. But the reviews out there are hard to judge. And what I know for sure, is that I don't want another Razer situation. Because it was worse mouse I've ever used.

Any thoughts about the Logi g500/700/g9x differences and other brands, that are catering the grip and style type I play, would be appreciated. I'm a big FPS person, I enjoy competitive and quick precision shooting. The G5 is bugging out, and it's past it's time. I loved the light weight feel of G5 with out weights and the sensitive clicks.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 31
G700 is great, but otherwise grab a G400.
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I've been using the g9x for a while and from my experience its a good mouse.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by That Guy View Post

G700 is great, but otherwise grab a G400.

What makes you say the G700/G400 over G9x/G500? Is it using a different engine? G700 looks like it will probably be heavier with it being wireless and all.



Quote:
Originally Posted by N3C14R View Post

I've been using the g9x for a while and from my experience its a good mouse.

Do you finger grip by chance/claw? Did you ever use a G5 like mouse shape? The transition to something design wise different has me nervous, as Imperator was awful. Do you FPS?
post #5 of 31
I used the G5 for a long time and when I had a problem with the cord shorting out I contacted logitech and they promptly sent me a replacement which is a G500, No complaints. It feels comparable and has three side buttons. If you were happy with the G5 then I think you will be happy with the G500.
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Im in the same boat as you ClemXII, im looking at a new mouse and prefer Logitech, but have you considered the Razor Mamba 4G?

It has a different shape to the Razer Imperator 2012 and the G5.
post #7 of 31
I have a G700 and I love it. This is the fourth mouse I've tried and it's been the best by far. It's a little big for the claw style, but I have fairly big hands so it works for me.
I think it's pretty versatile, I use it mostly for fps games but I do a few other things with it. It has enough buttons for rpgs and mmos and such, but they're not in one big cluster like the naga so you can hit them accurately, which is important in an fps.
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post #8 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post

Im in the same boat as you ClemXII, im looking at a new mouse and prefer Logitech, but have you considered the Razor Mamba 4G?
It has a different shape to the Razer Imperator 2012 and the G5.

I have. Problem is, it's using the Philips Twin-Eye like the imperator. I don't believe personally it's that great, and I had some issues with lifting mouse off pad as I usually do when gaming. One issue I have with Razer, and that is price. They make you believe it's some gods gift product, but you pay $80 or over 100 as you would for Mamba, and it feels cheap. Though, I did hear the Naga is great for MMO, doesn't help me. And I'm sure at that high price the Mamba will be better quality. But it has that same look/feel as Imperator imo.

For the price, I don't feel like I'm getting much. And I hate wireless when it comes to FPS gaming, so I'm paying for something I don't need.
post #9 of 31
I went from a G5 to Xai/Sensei and never looked back, I also have a hybrid grip, and I liked the Xai because its lighter and also lower(height) than the G5.

I wouldn't be looking for the Mamba/Deathadder because they're really palm mouses, feels completely different.
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I have 2 Logitech g500 mice, one old and new. I use the old one as my main because it works much better. I got the second mouse for free, but the mouse wheel is vary loose and the laser doesn't track as well ether. It seems the DPI adjustments are different, on each mouse even at the same dpi settings the newer mouse just doesn't feel as accurate. If all newer G500 mice are like this, then I would avoid the G500. I love my G500, much better then my old G5 mouse. But if I had to use my newer G500 mouse as my primary mouse, I would probably have been disappointed.

The G400 is a good mouse, just like the G5. The G700 Would be nice, but the battery run time isn't the greatest.
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