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post #11 of 28
Nice! You should have done website colors too, go full out with the overclock theme. A nice pale blue and grey mouse!
post #12 of 28
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Thanks!
I would've done something like that but I wanted something that matched my red/black rig. Maybe I'll take that on as my next project!

Update:
Holy crap this mouse is awesome. Been playing CS:S and AVA - two games that require absolute precision. It's awesome. It's super light, the glossiness keeps my hands from sweating, and the mouse buttons feel great. Only thing I don't like is that the cord is annoying. I'll find a zowie AM cord eventually though!
 
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I wonder how this will end :3 Omron D2F-01F and hyperglides.
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I wonder how this will end :3 Omron D2F-01F and hyperglides.
It will probably end like a wet dream.
post #15 of 28
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Holy crap drool.gif

VERY nice! What are you gonna do with all those?
 
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post #16 of 28
For the majority of my gaming career I only ever used those cheapo Microsoft mouse and everyone I played COD with was stunned at my abilities and more so of my mouse of choice lol, I loved them until I decided to get a RAT 5, but I will still happily use the optical, this mod looks awesome man, thanks for sharing with us!
    
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post #17 of 28
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No prob, man! I'm still looking for a replacement cable for this thing. if you know anyone with a zowie AM that's broken just let me know haha
 
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post #18 of 28

My 2 Zowie AMs, one in pieces, and the cable installed to my 3.0. I could try to mod a WMO with a AM cable, but I like the stiffer Microsoft cable, so I will probably stick with it.

It all started with me borrowing a old and worn down WMO from a friend. I really liked the shape, it feels good to palm with my small hands and it has good grip due the camber on the sides. I also liked the very low weight and simplicity. I did not however like the switches very much, they are not THAT bad, but it would be nicer with some real Omrons. I went for the D2F-01F because it had some "legacy" with the older Microsoft mice. So I thought that it would be cooler to use that rather than D2FC-F-7N(10M). Knowing that the WMO eol'd and that the scroll will wear out, I thought it just was a smart idea to build my own supply(also got 5 white incoming), and also with the very low price. I payed less for 5 WMOs from china than one Zowie here in Sweden... This thread stands for 100% of my inspiration in swapping the microswitches, without this thread I would just have kept the old switches. Going to get some soldering done later today, and hopefully with good results. I had an idea just to clear coat the normal shell, no paint, just clear coat the shell. My original idea was to use the SteelSeries modded one and just swap the internals as they wore out, but I didn't like that shell at all, so it will just end up as spare internals.
post #19 of 28
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No prob, man! I'm still looking for a replacement cable for this thing. if you know anyone with a zowie AM that's broken just let me know haha
Have you tried contacting Zowie with a mail? Maybe they would sell you one as a spare part, and maybe they would appreciate that you wanted to use just that cable in your mod.
post #20 of 28
So... I've changed the switches in one mouse. I failed with the first one I tried to fix frown.gif . So far I'm not THAT impressed. The clicks sure are different, but better? nah.. Greasing the scrollwheel and adding hyperglides does a lot more god than swapping the switches. Something I found when opening a couple of mice was that some had all "black dot" switches and others had "brown dot" on mouse 1&2 and black on the scroll. There was quite a different feeling between them, the brown feeling/sounding more like the D2F-01-F and the black more like the D2FC-F-7N. The cable on the new mouse is very stiff, the one on the older was better, but it probably gets better over time. I would not recommend swapping the switches unless you really know what you are doing because it's easy to break the mouse and the difference is not THAT big. But I can recommend hyperglides and lubing the wheel.
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