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I'm looking for suggestions for a mouse. I'm fairly picky, primarily for comfort and performance when playing Quake or other FPS.

Here's a list of the mice I own and my complaints with them:

WMO: stiff and heavy cord, buttons have poor tactile response, poor scroll wheel.
Abyssus: glossy, shape seems to bother my wrist for some reason, poor scroll wheel.
Lachesis: buttons directly under the thumb, heavy, could never get used to the shape, PTE sensor not great/issues.
TtEsports Black: shape doesn't really work for me, PTE sensor not great/issues.
G5: shape doesn't work for me (ridges in the wrong places), heavy, sensor not the best.
Kinzu: sensor not the best, a bit small but acceptable.
Kinzu V2: sensor not the best, a bit small but acceptable, sensor somehow doesn't seem "snappy". (I use this mouse at work now)
Kana: glossy, button under thumb is intrusive, buttons a bit stiff.

Here's my favourite aspects of each mouse:

WMO: good shape, good sensor response, light.
Abyssus: good sensor response, light.
Lachesis: texture of mouse.
TtEsports Black: button tactile response, texture of mouse.
G5: button tactile response, texture of mouse.
Kinzu: texture on sides and top of mouse.
Kinzu V2: button tactile response, texture on sides of mouse.
Kana: good shape, good sensor response, pleasant scroll wheel.

Out of these, I'm primarily using the WMO because the complaints I have with it are the least intrusive generally. I'm accustomed to playing FPS at 400dpi and approximately 35-40cm/360. I'm comfortable with the WMO shape and the classic IE3.0 shape, although most of my mouse experience follows the WMO and the MX300 shaped mice.

Heavy, glossy surface, buttons under the thumb, and a sensor that can't keep up are dealbreakers for me. Unfortunately, the popular G400 I don't like the shape, and Deathadder has buttons under the thumb.

I don't technically have a budget limit if I can really get something that I like.

I'd like to hear some suggestions for what other mice I could try that might fit the bill for me. Some particular mice I've considered and would welcome comments on with respect to my preferences:

Sensei Raw
TtEsports Azureus
TtEsports Azureus Mini
TtEsports Saphira
TtEsports Theron
Raptor Gaming M3 Dkt Edition
Coolermaster Spawn
Coolermaster Xornet
Zowie EC2 Evo Black
Zowie AM

I'm actually a little hesitant with the low liftoff with the Zowie mice, and it sounds like it causes more problems than it solves. I found the Kana had the right liftoff for me.

Or rather than trying another mouse, would it be reasonably possible for me to frankenmouse a bunch of stuff together to get what I like? (Eg. put omron switches into WMO and swap the cable from the Abyssus into the WMO)

Thanks for any help!
Edited by Luhz - 6/23/12 at 7:37pm
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Deathadder, G400, Abyssus, Spawn.
DA=heavy, G400=heavy, Abyssus=light, Spawn=medium.
Depends on what you like, all 4 are outstanding mice.

Thats the ideal mouse for everyone, all have an awesome sensor and they arent that expensive.
That or stay with your WMO, if your not after more dpi i really dont see why you would go away from this awesome mouse, maybe get a IME which has buttons.
Most of your choices have some minor or major problems, thats the link i always give to others. http://www.esreality.com/index.php?a=post&id=2024663
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(Eg. put omron switches into WMO and swap the cable from the Abyssus into the WMO)
Changing microswitches is a piece of cake and dont swap the cable just get a ziptie to work as mouse bungee thats the best solution for any cable.

PS: If you like stiff mouse buttons you are well served with the AM, otherwise stick to one of the 4i named you and fi you like the Abyssus take it it (or WMO/IME).
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Sensei Raw
TtEsports Azureus
TtEsports Azureus Mini
TtEsports Saphira
TtEsports Theron
Raptor Gaming M3 Dkt Edition
Coolermaster Spawn
Coolermaster Xornet
Zowie EC2 Evo Black
Zowie AM
The spawn i can recommend, the others i cant recommend or like the AM i dont like the switches.
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WMO: good shape, good sensor response, light.
Abyssus: good sensor response, light.
Lachesis: texture of mouse.
TtEsports Black: button tactile response, texture of mouse.
G5: button tactile response, texture of mouse.
Kinzu: texture on sides and top of mouse.
Kinzu V2: button tactile response, texture on sides of mouse.
Kana: good shape, good sensor response, pleasant scroll wheel.
Kinzu has some problems with the sensor, both versions. wouldnt recommend it.
Kana has prediction, though i love this mouse its not worth a recommendation.
Abyssus is awesome except the build quality, but you can get 2or3of them smile.gif
Edited by IloveKuchen - 6/24/12 at 11:24am
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If 400-500 dpi are enough for you go with the Logitech G100: after tring a lot of mice i 've found the peace of mind:thumb:
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