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post #1 of 22
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First post greets, all!

I recently purchased a MMO 7 mouse. I noticed it started to malfunction on me during the second week of use. While playing CS:GO, it would stutter, stop tracking for a second, and one time turned me 180 degrees without any movement on my part during the time it did it. I mainly got the mouse in hopes of finding that just-right-fit due it's level of customization. Plus the store only had the MMO 7 version or the RAT 3 and I was getting anxious. doh.gif

I've decided to take it back to the store and get a completely different mouse. When I started to research the next purchase, I came across these two mice guides here on overclock:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1321025/the-ultimate-gaming-mouse-guide-by-corrupteagle-h7u9i

http://www.overclock.net/t/951894/the-truthful-mouse-guide

These were eye openers for me. After going through them, here's my scenario and what I'm looking to get:

-21 inch LED display running 1920x1080 @ 60Hz NTSC
-Cheapie old school $1 cloth mousepad
-Windows acceleration 7/11 no enhanced pointer precision checked
-Fingertip Grip
-Optical mouse
-No positive/negative acceleration
-No Angle Snapping
-No Z axis/lift issues
-1ms/10000Hz polling rate
-1:1 mouse movement

I proceeded to check options which roughly matched this list and came up with:

-Mionix Naos 3200
-Roccat Kova[+]
-Steelseries Kana

Razer's DA would have been included in the list but I've owned the 1800 dpi one and I could never get use to the feel of it as well as the Logitech G400 I retired for the MMO 7. Any recommendation based on the list above or extra options to consider?

Thanks.
post #2 of 22
I believe the kana has slight prediction, but I like the shape so much that I use it anyway.

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post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by analogital View Post

-Optical mouse
-No positive/negative acceleration
-No Angle Snapping
-No Z axis/lift issues
-1ms/10000Hz polling rate
-1:1 mouse movement

[...]

Razer's DA would have been included in the list but I've owned the 1800 dpi one and I could never get use to the feel of it as well as the Logitech G400 I retired for the MMO 7. Any recommendation based on the list above or extra options to consider?
Disregarding grip (I don't suggest mice based on grip because everyone has a different idea of what grip each mouse is best for), that narrows it down to:

Razer Abyssus (small, only 3 buttons)
Cooler Master Storm Recon
Cooler Master Storm Spawn (small)
Zowie AM (unconfirmed flawless tracking)
Roccat Savu (jitters at or above 3000 DPI)
Roccat Kova[+] (unconfirmed flawless tracking)

Mionix Naos 3200 has positive acceleration and SteelSeries Kana has slight prediction, a low malfunction point and issues with colored surfaces.

What was wrong about the DA? You may have better results with 2013 edition.
Edited by Artifact - 1/25/13 at 8:55am
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input and recommendations.

I think I'll be scratching the Naos 3200 and Kana off the list while looking into the Zowie and Cooler Master Storm ones to add to it.

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What was wrong about the DA? You may have better results with 2013 edition.

It wasn't an internal hardware performance issue so much as it was how it rested in my hand mostly and its build quality.

I tend to think I have average sized hands. Depending on your perspective, they're either medium or small-medium and are of average girth or a tad thick. My index finger is, however, shorter than my ring finger. When I place my hand on the DA with my fingertip grip, my index finger had a tendency to be positioned at the base of the left mouse button. It would take extra force to click the mouse button for me causing a slight delay or sometimes my finger would actually be pressing the base and not the button. More of a personal gripe with the side buttons, I could never use anything more than the side button toward the back of the mouse as my thumb couldn't reach the button toward the front without compromising my grip. If I re-positioned my grip to reach the front side button, my middle finger would severely hang over the right mouse button producing an awkward feel. Also, my DA started to get "gummy" and the glue started to wear away. I did use it for several years and gave it a fair chance but despite trying to get use to it, it never felt natural.

No doubt the 2013 DA looks to have a better build quality but it seems the body is the same style and dimensions as the previous editions and would present the same usage issues for me which definitely impacts my in-game experience and performance.
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Um put windows sens to 6/11 anything over that cause pixel skipping
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post #6 of 22
If the DA is a bad fit, I should warn you that the Zowie AM has very similar size and form factor. This post has a side by side comparison.

As for the CM Storm mice, the Spawn is advertised as best for clawing while the Recon is reported best for fingertip. Don't take it all from me though, wait for other opinions and read reviews.
Edited by Artifact - 1/25/13 at 12:50pm
post #7 of 22
Similar size and form factor? It's quite a bit smaller, it's not even remotely similar.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by Vikhr View Post

Similar size and form factor? It's quite a bit smaller, it's not even remotely similar.

Length / Width / Height

DA: 127 mm / 70 mm / 44 mm
AM: 125 mm / 60 mm / 39 mm

Difference: 2 mm / 10 mm / 5 mm

That's definitely "remotely similar" as far as mice go. And if you can't see it from the pictures I linked, get your eyes checked. No offense.
post #9 of 22
I own both of them and have used both of them, you on the other hand have not used an AM. Their shapes are very different and seemingly small differences in dimensions can make a big difference when it comes to the feel of the mouse.

I fail to see how an "ergonomic" design such as the Deathadder's is similar to the thin, but please prove me wrong.
Edited by Vikhr - 1/25/13 at 1:57pm
post #10 of 22
Edit: Whatever. The OP will decide if it looks similar for him or not.
Edited by Artifact - 1/25/13 at 2:12pm
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