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So I purchases a R.A.T. 7 about 9 months ago without looking at reviews while just looking at the customisation.

Currently, I'm looking at the Steelseries Sensei and the Mionix Naos 5000. I don't really think the Mionix will fit my hand well and I don't think I'll personally enjoy holding it for several hours of the day. In the past, I used a Razer Lachesis 4000 DPI for several years.

Obviously, I want a mouse with the best sensor I can get. I don't use more than 3500 DPI.
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Logitech G700 or G9x

I personally own the G700 and I also owned the G7 its predecessor.

The G700 is:

wireless

built like a tank

has 13 custom buttons

on the fly sensitivity adjustment

Plug and go ability so if you start losing juice to the battery you can quickly just snap in the USB cord and you are wired and ready to continue on.

Not a preparatory Logitech battery it takes any Rechargeable or non rechargeable AA Battery.

It uses one Sanyo Eneloop AA Nihm battery which lasts a decent amount of time.

A neat feature that I never use but find very interesting as far as build quality...

The mouse wheel appears to be running on a ball bearing...

The scroll wheel has two modes...the normal clicky mode that we are all used to, and then if you click a button above the scroll wheel it unlocks the clicky gear and the wheel free rolls.

If you give it a spin it glides like a skateboard or roller blade wheel for about 30-45 seconds.

I know this doesn't really sound so spectacular, but if you think about it...knowing that this is riding so smoothly...you do not have to worry about getting it all funked up like cheap mice where it is just a plastic spindle on two plastic posts and once you get some piece of hair or some type of skin flakes in it and binds up like a mofo -_-

some people will know what I mean.

anyway, I only also suggested the G9x as most people when looking at Logitech go for eithert he g700 or the g9x.

I have heard nothing but good things about either.

The shape of the G700 while took a little time to get used to as opposed to my older G7, I have fallen in love with the nice feel.

The mouse feet are amazing.

I put hyperglide feet on my old G7 and I thought those were incredible.

We have come a long way in the years that have passed.

Anyway hope this helps.
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I have a mouse fetish or something because I currently own 3 and rotate them out every few weeks to change things up. They are the DeathAdder, G9 and G700.

The DeathAdder is the most comfortable mouse Ive ever used. I love the way it feels and I use it more than the others. The sensor isnt as precise as the Logitech's but its 99% and nothing that has ever hindered my game play. Its a very light mouse and you dont get any weights to customize it.

The G9 is an excellent mouse. One of the all time greats. It is very comfortable and extremely adjustable. It comes with 2 grips one is wider and shorter and the other is more narrow but a little taller. I prefer the narrow one. The laser is surgical. I mean this thing is crazy accurate. You also get a bunch of different weights and you can put them at various parts of the mouse to customize the feel. Its the G9x now with a higher DPI but its still the same great mouse.

The G700 is a bigger mouse and my least favorite. Its still a great mouse and there was a time I liked it better than my Deathadder but I prefer the smaller mice. Its got a lot of great buttons but only the 2 normal thumb buttons are registered in games and you have to bind them to stuff like Page Up in order to get them to work in games. Kinda of a pain. The sensor is about as good as the Deathadder's. Actually I think its an issue of the wireless and not necessarily the sensor. You can play with it wired and charging but the supplied USB cable is as thick as a garden hose and makes it kinda difficult to use.

I tried a G500 for a week but never could get comfortable with it no matter how much I tried. Returned it.

The software for the Logitech's is excellent but just a little buggy but very refined and professional looking. The Razer's software is a little less polished but I havent noticed any bugs.

If I had to stick with one of them for the rest of my life, it would be the Deathadder. Id give a very slight edge to the G9 for performance but the feel and comfort of the Deathadder just makes up for it.
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So I purchases a R.A.T. 7 about 9 months ago without looking at reviews while just looking at the customisation.
Currently, I'm looking at the Steelseries Sensei and the Mionix Naos 5000. I don't really think the Mionix will fit my hand well and I don't think I'll personally enjoy holding it for several hours of the day. In the past, I used a Razer Lachesis 4000 DPI for several years.
Obviously, I want a mouse with the best sensor I can get. I don't use more than 3500 DPI.

If you don't need more than 3500DPI then don't pick a laser sensor mouse.
If you used a RAT 7 for 9 months you will be truly amazed with a Death Adder. I've tried those PTE sensors and they are twitchy, jumpy, feel weird.
I have not tried the Deathadder directly but the abyssus and is pretty sweet (same sensor). The only downside is the high lift off distance which can be fixed by taping the led on the bottom.
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