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1. What's your grip style?
Claw/ Finger Tip

2. What's your sensitivity?
Medium

3. What's your maximum budget?
I want the best possible mouse, whether it be $40 or $150

4. Do you want additional buttons?
Not really, but I don't want something that has like 20 buttons.

5. What games do you play?
Starcraft 2 is the only game I play.

6. Do you mind about prediction?
Can someone explain to me what this is?

7. Other relevant information:
I have the Logitech G9x and Razer Imperator. I would consider these two mouses complete opposites. Razer Imperator is ergonomic and heavy and the Logitech is the complete opposite, but I love them both. I would have to give the edge to the Logitech G9x. I like the smaller mouse and lighter mouse. Mouses like the Microsoft Intelli, Sensei and Deathadder are too big for me. Well I could use it but it's not the most comfortable mouses to use for me

Sensor - I don't know what the Logitech uses but that mouse has a great sensor. So a similar sensor would be nice.
Weight - Lighter the better
Wireless - No
Non-braided cord - Prefer braided
Glossy finish - Don't care
Button activation force - Clickier the better
Driverless - not an issue
DPI - Would be nice if I could change it on the fly.
Don't need anything higher than 2,600

I was considering the Zowie Mico, but I would love to hear what you guys think thumb.gif
post #2 of 5
Mico's sensor malfunctions at quite a low speed, which may not affect you as SC player. Also its tracking quality is good only up to 800DPI, which some jitter at 1600DPI, which is not the best you can get. Its hard Huano switch might not suit your taste if you are coming from the Omrons in G9x/Imperator.

Mice that are not too big and good for claw/fingertip with good sensor that works well up to 1600-1800DPI:
Roccat Savu, CM Storm Spawn / Recon, Razer Abyssus, Cyborg R.A.T. 3, Tt esports Saphira, Krait 4G (only available in China and Brazil)

Similar mouse but has a laser sensor similar to that in G9x (Avago A9500) (good for 2600DPI):
Corsair M60, Logitech G9x (yes, it's still a good mouse and claw-grip mouse with this sensor is not common)

Similar mouse with an unproven upgraded sensor from the sensor in G9x (Avago A9800) (with possible input lag issue):
Razer Taipan, Roccat Kone Pure
post #3 of 5
I recommend in this order:

Abyssus (small mouse perfect for fingertip)
pros: deathadder 3.5g sensor (4m/s perfect control speed, zero prediction), small, light, \_/ shape
cons: weight centered slightly too forward for fingertip grip (you get used to it), high liftoff(very usable, it's about 3.5/4 cd's)

cm spawn (very short mouse, most comfortable mouse I have ever used for claw/fingertip)
pros: ok sensor, decent perfect control speed, AMAZING shape(albeit subjective, MANY hate it)
cons: high liftoff, tape fix is mandatory for reducing liftoff distance for me. The stock liftoff makes the mouse unusable for me. It registers movement at 5 1/2 cd's height on qck+ mousepad, feels like I have the whip it at the ceiling to readjust lol. tape fix, fixes that issue tho

a lot of RTS pros use the abyssus actually, its small light and it has a proven sensor it's also super cheap. one of my favorite mice next to WMO, Zowie AM

I would recommend the Zowie AM but the mouse buttons are slightly harder to press, RTS peeps don't seem to like that as it potentially reduces APM.

and just to confuse you a little more, I loved the shape of the G9, and I feel the CM spawn improves on that shape a lot (short, wide, light mouse)

source: competitive fps player
used: g9, mx518, wmo, I.E 1.1a, I.E 3.0, da 3.0, 3x da 3.5g, abyssus, g400, cm spawn, zowie am
Edited by Scorpion667 - 12/3/12 at 8:11pm
    
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post #4 of 5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpion667 View Post

I recommend in this order:
Abyssus (small mouse perfect for fingertip)
pros: deathadder 3.5g sensor (4m/s perfect control speed, zero prediction), small, light, \_/ shape
cons: weight centered slightly too forward for fingertip grip (you get used to it), high liftoff(very usable, it's about 3.5/4 cd's)
cm spawn (very short mouse, most comfortable mouse I have ever used for claw/fingertip)
pros: ok sensor, decent perfect control speed, AMAZING shape(albeit subjective, MANY hate it)
cons: high liftoff, tape fix is mandatory for reducing liftoff distance for me. The stock liftoff makes the mouse unusable for me. It registers movement at 5 1/2 cd's height on qck+ mousepad, feels like I have the whip it at the ceiling to readjust lol. tape fix, fixes that issue tho
a lot of RTS pros use the abyssus actually, its small light and it has a proven sensor it's also super cheap. one of my favorite mice next to WMO, Zowie AM
I would recommend the Zowie AM but the mouse buttons are slightly harder to press, RTS peeps don't seem to like that as it potentially reduces APM.
and just to confuse you a little more, I loved the shape of the G9, and I feel the CM spawn improves on that shape a lot (short, wide, light mouse)
source: competitive fps player
used: g9, mx518, wmo, I.E 1.1a, I.E 3.0, da 3.0, 3x da 3.5g, abyssus, g400, cm spawn, zowie am

You are getting me interested in the CM Spawn. Definitely going to research that mouse. From the looks of it the shape is to my liking.
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Originally Posted by raisinbun View Post

Mico's sensor malfunctions at quite a low speed, which may not affect you as SC player. Also its tracking quality is good only up to 800DPI, which some jitter at 1600DPI, which is not the best you can get. Its hard Huano switch might not suit your taste if you are coming from the Omrons in G9x/Imperator.
Mice that are not too big and good for claw/fingertip with good sensor that works well up to 1600-1800DPI:
Roccat Savu, CM Storm Spawn / Recon, Razer Abyssus, Cyborg R.A.T. 3, Tt esports Saphira, Krait 4G (only available in China and Brazil)
Similar mouse but has a laser sensor similar to that in G9x (Avago A9500) (good for 2600DPI):
Corsair M60, Logitech G9x (yes, it's still a good mouse and claw-grip mouse with this sensor is not common)
Similar mouse with an unproven upgraded sensor from the sensor in G9x (Avago A9800) (with possible input lag issue):
Razer Taipan, Roccat Kone Pure

Both the two responses said CM Spawn and Abyssus. I think I will definitely check those out first. Thanks for the comprehensive response.
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