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post #1 of 7
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Heya, I'm looking for a new gaming mouse as my razer tron's wheel has a mind on its own and I don't like that.

I've currently set my eyes on the R.A.T. 9 or the Steelseries Sensei, but I've read some bad things about both, so I'm not really sure.

I read some issues with the R.A.T. 9 sensor, and as for steelseries sensei, I've seen some screenshots around here of its top thingy getting ruined after just a couple months.

What I like about the r.a.t. 9 is the lateral wheel, the customization to make it comfortable, the sniping button and obviously its look.

What I like about the sensei is the extreme software customization, though perhaps I would not make an efficient use of it, the slick style and the way I can put profiles onto the mouse itself. I move to other pcs too much, but it does happen often enough. The sensitivity up to 11k+ or 15k for the mlg edition is a nice number, but I doubt it would ever interest me smile.gif

I'd also get a mousepad along with the mouse, something not too expensive, but quite good enough, like a steelseries 4hd or something of the likes, doesn't matter if it's soft, cloth etc to me, as long as it works well with the mouse.


1. What's your grip style?
fingertips

2. What's your sensitivity?
not sure, I fiddle with around 1800-2000 dpi usually

3. What's your maximum budget?
not set (though mamba 2012 is kinda what I would define expensive)

4. Do you want additional buttons?
2 lateral buttons are good enough

5. What games do you play?
league of legends, dota2, 3rd person shooters and fps

6. Do you mind about prediction?
not so sure

Thank you for any help smile.gif Hopefully it's the right section, heh.
post #2 of 7
Well about the R.A.T. issues, me and my brother have been using it for a year now, and never had any problem, not even the axis lock. We got the 6400DPI, because they used to offer a 5600 DPI version but from what Iv'e heard, the 5600DPI had many flaws, which mostly got fixed in the 2nd version. And for the record, I use a razer Ironclad mouse pad, pretty expensive but feels very good with the RAT mouse. But if you're going to spend 100$+ on a mouse might as well throw out some extra money on a good mouse pad to get the best out of it smile.gif.

And lastly, from what Iv'e heard/seen, R.A.T. work good with light color/hard mouse pad.

Hope that was useful. smile.gif
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
That is actually very helpful. smile.gif I'd take it from amazon and they have the 6400 dpi there (I mean, pics are of the 6400 dpi, but the specs say 5600.. I guess the description is wrong).

Thank you.

Hopefully there is some more input to mark any choice wink.gif
post #4 of 7
Glad it help, and make sure it is the 6400 one, I had to cancel my first order for the exact same reason you stated, pic was 6400 but specs said 5600 but when I emailed them, the rep told me they only had the 5600.

And I know the wireless is very nice ( the double batteries is extremely useful ) but it may be good to look for the M.M.O. 7 model, the customization software is alot better, and it has many more buttons and interesting features.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
The M.M.O. 7 has the same price as the mamba 2012, and I guess they're both doable, so I'd at this point also consider that one. The many buttons are not my selling point, though, as I do not play MMOs anymore nor do I plan to at any point in time.

So I guess I'm now deciding between rat 9, mmo7, naga2012 and steelseries sensei
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snovv View Post

Glad it help, and make sure it is the 6400 one, I had to cancel my first order for the exact same reason you stated, pic was 6400 but specs said 5600 but when I emailed them, the rep told me they only had the 5600.
And I know the wireless is very nice ( the double batteries is extremely useful ) but it may be good to look for the M.M.O. 7 model, the customization software is alot better, and it has many more buttons and interesting features.

Actually, about what you said, pic was 6400 but specs were 5600 and it ended up being 5600, right? I guess that's a deal breaker then, as that's exactly how it is at amazon.it right now.

Leaning towards the sensei right now, I guess.
Edited by Kadas - 11/12/12 at 3:18am
post #7 of 7
If you play at 1800-2000cpi better think about a led based optical sensor.
For fingertip grip maybe a Genius Maurus does the job since you want the lateral buttons (It is also a much cheaper mouse, still good quality).
The CMstorm recon also looks good for fingertip grip as it is very small.

For a pad, cloth is the favorite cause its easier on the teflon feet and gives nice control, the Puretrack Talent or Stealth are quite smooth.
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Hitachi HDS7200 Hitachi HDS7200 OCZ Vertex Samsung Writemaster DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake TMGi1 Windows 8 x64 Viewsonic VX2250 CMStorm Quickfire Rapid CherryMX Brown 
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