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You've read it all in the descriptions of the fabricants, whilst looking for a new mouse:

"gaming grade laser technology". Gaming grade huh?

Now it wasn't long ago that i was totally oblivious to the different quality of sensors that are built in mice of different manufacturers. I've read (scanned) several posts in this forum and others such as:

http://www.overclock.net/t/854100/gaming-sensor-list
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=335510
http://www.overclock.net/t/1351145/new-gaming-mouses

and i've come to realise that the numbers stated by the manufacturer, such as dpi, fps, ... and so on, don't quite cover everything there is to be said about the mouse. Although i'm eager to learn, i have a shortage of time to spend on catching up on all the theories, and that is why i would like some quick advice on my next purchase from you guys!

So now, in 2013, i'm looking for a new mouse. It can be laser, it can be optical. I'm an fps gamer, and i'm looking for a mouse with high precision, no pixel skipping or mouse prediction, no acceration and so on (the perfect fps mouse available today or in the near future). I use a SteelSeries 9hd hard mousepad which should be good for laser mice. Keep in mind that i'm a palmgrip user and very much into the design of the Qpad 5k, the Naos series, and the upcoming Func ms-3. A year or two back i used the SS Ikari, which was very comfortable to me, now i use a Logitech G700.
I don't need/want shiny lights or top notch marketing stuff.

Thanks in advance!

Edit:

To sum it up, i search a mouse that has the following characteristics:

perfect for fps gaming (you guys know this better than me).
palmgrip (ringfinger/pinky rest) is a bonus
price does not matter
Edited by arreb - 1/23/13 at 8:31am
post #2 of 12
Well as far as palming goes, Logitech G400 and the Razer Deathadder currently have the best raw performance imo (and alot of other people's).

The newer G400 batches also have prediction removed.
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post #3 of 12
Logitech G400 or Razer DeathAdder.
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Yep same as mentioned above Razer Deathadder and G400 for palm, mabay if you have medium sized hands could aswell look @t the roccat savu.
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I might actually buy a Roccat Savu since it seems like a middle ground between the DA and the Xai ( you might disagree, but I have owned both mice and , thats how I feel ) Middleground as in , best of both worlds ( for me because I couldn't deal with the DA ergonomic form, it hurt my hand on the long run ) I suppose I would like to thank Artifact for reeducating me redface.gif

So the Roccat Savu uses the Avago ADNS-A3090.

I have also owned a Logitech G5 in the past, but I try to stay away from that shape.
Edited by InsidiousBoot - 1/23/13 at 9:31am
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Good call with the Roccat Savu—apparently it has flawless tracking as well.
Edited by Artifact - 1/23/13 at 10:16am
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I like the g400 design, it looks comfortable and it's sort of an icon smile.gif. Amazon sells them starting at 31 euro's so i think i'm going with that.
But just to be sure: basically you guys are telling me a 31 euro mouse (G400) will outperform my 99 euro mouse (G700) in fpsgaming. And it uses an optical sensor which beats (in terms of tracking, precision etc) everything else on the market, laser and optical.

sounds too good to be true but if it is, that's pretty sweet!
post #8 of 12
I own a Deathadder (same sensor as G400) and I've also owned the G700, and I can tell you that the DA is FAR more accurate and tracks far better than the G700. That should pretty much answer your question. It doesn't make much sense, but with mice, more expensive doesn't always mean better. They (the mouse manufacturers) figured out that they could price mice higher if they had ridiculous DPI levels. Ignorant consumers automatically think more dpi equals more accuracy, and that is how the problem started.
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post #9 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rockgod213 View Post

I own a Deathadder (same sensor as G400) and I've also owned the G700, and I can tell you that the DA is FAR more accurate and tracks far better than the G700. That should pretty much answer your question. It doesn't make much sense, but with mice, more expensive doesn't always mean better. They (the mouse manufacturers) figured out that they could price mice higher if they had ridiculous DPI levels. Ignorant consumers automatically think more dpi equals more accuracy, and that is how the problem started.

Yeah exactly! Haha i feel a bit taken advantage of by this DPI-marketing tbh. But i'm glad i know this now, so instead of investing another 80+ euro's into a lesser quality mouse, i'm going with the G400.

Thanks for the quick response everyone!
post #10 of 12
You might want to add this to your writeup list, though its a bit of a long read: http://www.overclock.net/t/1251156/an-overview-of-mouse-technology
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