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Good Gaming Mouse vs Budget Gaming Mouse + Budget Gaming Keyboard - Which is best?

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I have recently purchased a new computer, and I have quickly come to the conclusion that my old Packard Bell mouse is inadequate. The keyboard I am using at the moment, an old Dell, is totally fit for purpose, although it could probably do with a clean sometime or another, and is almost certainly inferior to modern boards. But I digress.

My question is simple: Should I get a better gaming mouse, or get a cheaper mouse but upgrade my keyboard as well?

If I get a gaming mouse alone, I would probably buy a Deathadder, although I am open to suggestions.

If I get the mouse & keyboard, I'm looking at a Gigabyte MX 6900 and a Microsoft Sidewinder X4.

I am open to suggestions, although my budget is £60 (I know, not enough really).

Thanks in advance.



For those leaving recommendations, I use a palm/fingertip combo grip (too much finger for palming, but I use my wrist for larger sweeps of the mouse). Thumb buttons would be nice, but they should not be a deciding factor. I can live without them.
For a keyboard, I'm not so bothered on macro keys, but I dearly love my numpad and my full-height keys.
post #2 of 7
i would get a better mouse and leave they keyboard. that at least gives you room to upgrade your keyboard sometime in the future instead of bieng left with budget parts and wanting to upgrade both. i think the razer deathadder like you suggested would be great
post #3 of 7
I agree with milanalden, you should make an upgrade worthwhile. Don't buy something you'll be tired of in a couple of weeks. On a side note, I picked up a Deathadder recently and it's fantastic. thumb.gif
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Ok thanks a bunch. I'll take your advice and go with the deathadder.
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Ok thanks a bunch. I'll take your advice and go with the deathadder.
Deathadder is a good choice, when you have enough money you could have a look at a cheap CM mechanical keyboard too.
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G400 plus a CM Quickifre Mechanical (tenkeyless ftw) is the best budget choice.

Luckily the Budget gaming mice nowdays are performing better than more expensive ones.
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post #7 of 7
There are plenty of strong options.
Cobra e-3lue. The ebay mouse. Works somewhat well for a mouse under $20.
Cooler Master Storm Xornet/Spawn. Both usually under $40 with great performance to many. The grip requires an acquired taste.
Razer Abyssus, extremely simple mouse, great performance. Around $30
Logitech g400 or Razer Deathadder. Two of the strongest mice in the business. g400 hovers around $40, Deathadder jumps between $40-$60 (or higher at times).
Zowie line of mice. Usually around $50-$60. No-frills[ish] design while offering worthwhile functionality.
Steelseries Sensei series. Anywhere from $60-$90. Very functional mice by today's standards.

A keyboard is a keyboard. Your simple $20 [insert brand here] keyboard found at a local electronics store will do quite well.
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