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Going to get right to it. Need to replace my G700 which has the well documented crappy LMB switch problem and I'm looking to explore non-logitech alternatives. To avoid the whole spew of "my mice has been fine you're just abusing yours" anecdotal evidence, just going to say I have sent pictures of myself holding the mouse and I am definitely within the "target area" for normal usage. No I do not rage and mistreat my equipment.

Grip style - Palm or claw are both okay

Game Genre
- Moba, RTS, MMO, FPS

Gaming Style - I'm more of a low sens player, usually float between 800-1600 dpi setting without mouse accel

Will be used on - Steelseries I-2 (basically a big Icemat)

Preferred dimensions - Anything from G5XX to G700 shape and size would be awesome

Wire or Wireless - Can be wired if the cable isn't terrible, would prefer wireless if the cable is awful (like the G700)

Would like - Back and forward buttons for thumb, option to configure mouse weight (I prefer slightly heavier mice)

Do not want
- Infinity macro buttons, online profiles, LEDs, just want a simple mouse I can P&P without setting up software/drivers/etc.

I live in HK so most popular brands are available and I have looked at the following:

CM Storm & Tt e-sports - Have seen their mice around but have never really looked into them.

Corsair - Seen the M65/95, haven't had a chance to hold them

Logitech - Pretty much a life time user from MX500 to G700, not very happy with the LMB having crappy switches though. I'm currently re-using my old G5 and it works just fine with the exception of my mangled mouse wheel, is there a way to just replace it?. The clicks sound much crisper and both buttons still work despite having had much more mileage than my G700. I've swapped my G700 multiple times and it leaves a bad taste to know I'm pretty much getting the exact same mouse with "better switches" and uglier decal on it if I buy the s.

Mionix - The 8200 looks like a solid replacement for the G700, but the only problem is that there are no local distributors so I would have to import the thing. 90 USD with zero warranty before shipping sounds pretty iffy to me.

Razer - I have seen lots of people recommend the newest DA, not a fan of the Synapse software but if my reading is correct I can just use it as a standard P&P mouse if I sacrifice the cloud storage of macro setups and what not.

Roccat - I looked at the KOne Pure, XTD, and Savu and while they look okay it feels strange to hold despite being designed for both lefties and righties. Is this just a simple issue of getting used to a different style of holding it? Some people had a pain getting warranty honored by Roccat and claim the mileage they experienced was similar to my G700 (~6-9 months per mouse), not sure if this is just availability bias.

Steelseries - Love the look and feel of their mice, especially the frosty Sensei, but they are too small for my hands. I prefer something along the size of a G5 or G700. Tried the MMO mouse but it didn't feel comfortable.

Heading to bed now as it's 3 AM, will reply when I wake up! Thanks as always.
post #2 of 12
I live in Hong Kong too and I've found a store in Windsor House that has one Mionix 5000 and a SS Ikari Laser that you could take a look at it. This local online store seems to have the 8200 in stock http://www.linkecomputer.com/products/1017328/000MIO8200M/Mionix/
(http://www.linkecomputer.com/contact/ for contact details), other than that I think you can take a look at Zowie mice on taobao like the ec1 and ec2. Oh and you can take a look at the CM Storm Sentinel

Can't really speak for the performance of the mice I just mentioned cause I don't own any of them but I just wanted to add my bit on whats available here in Hong Kong.
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I was actually going to head to SSP to check out their selection of water products today but with the rain I don't know if I'm still going x.x

Haven't ever bought anything through Linke Computer before, but the fact that their RMA Department is in kwai chung is very disheartening. Way too far in the event that something does go wrong.
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I have an M65 and its amazing. It since it comes in three different colors you could try to match it to the rest of your set up
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post #5 of 12
ROCCAT Savu is great for low sens use on 800 dpi. Medium sized. Only downside is that it can go wonky on some mousepads. If it skips on 400 or 800 dpi, your mousepad is probably to blame (basically the SAVU doesn't like it).
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I dislike the Roccat Savu and some variant of the DA 3500... Fast swipes send the crosshair straight to the ceiling or down to the floor... VERY annoying. People diss the Zowie line of mice for their "low malfunction speed", but hey, atleast it doesn't to that ****.

Speaking of Zowie, you might like their EC1 or EC2.

Deathadder 2013 I could play driverless once i set it up one time.

If you want to give Logitech another shot, I think maybe G400 is very nice. Not the new G400s because of the sensor problem. <-- Actually you might want to disregard this, because currently my unit of the G400s exhibits an odd behaviour with the sensor, however I'm not sure about the regular G400.
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Originally Posted by Nilizum View Post

I dislike the Roccat Savu and some variant of the DA 3500... Fast swipes send the crosshair straight to the ceiling or down to the floor... VERY annoying. People diss the Zowie line of mice for their "low malfunction speed", but hey, atleast it doesn't to that ****.

That's your mousepad. I have several mousepads lying around here and there's those were the SAVU works flawlessly and those where it'll do what you mentioned. Basically you just need to pair it with the right mousepad and then it's golden.
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im on the mionix 8200 and like it a lot. its a tad light for me so if i had to say get the 5200 and use the weights. they are basically the same mouse other then the sensor and the weights
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Originally Posted by Nilizum View Post

I dislike the Roccat Savu and some variant of the DA 3500... Fast swipes send the crosshair straight to the ceiling or down to the floor... VERY annoying. People diss the Zowie line of mice for their "low malfunction speed", but hey, atleast it doesn't to that ****.

As was already mentioned: It's your mousepad causing that to happen. Savu needs a good surface to deliver the full performance. See it like this: some mice do well on all pads but do not excel on any. This mouse excels on some pads but is mediocre on others. I only tried it with 3 different pads: Qck+, NP+, Talent. It performed ok on Qck+ but far from optimal, better on Talent (I could make it skip but not in any gameplay situation, only staged testings) and perfect on the NP+. After those tests I realised that all of my mice performed best on the NP+ actually. So if you spend your money for a good mouse remember that the surface plays an equally important role.
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I recently purchase a G700 and regretted it within 30 minutes of use. I posted my review here.

Man, it seems like buying a mouse these days has become really hard. The market has become so flooded with crap and all kinds of jargon that it's nearly impossible to tell when you're actually buying a good mouse. I am probably in the minority, but I feel like Razer has crappy mice. My DeathAdder picked at my brand new steelseries mouse pad, and it just felt like a piece of crap and made cracking sounds when I would squeeze it (ever so gently) in my hand. It just felt like a really low-quality product.

I wish that I could find a simple mouse; I would be happy with just a right click, left click, and scroll wheel. But one with a high build quality, polling rate, and anything else that would be important (but not unnecessary) to someone who likes to casually or competitively play games. I don't need 15 buttons on my mouse, "hyper scroll", 24 different LED color schemes, macros, and 10,000 DPI (I play with a low sensitivity anyways!), and although I realize that some people out there actually probably do like that stuff, personally I hate all of it. I have yet to find a better, more enjoyable mouse to use than my freaking old Microsoft IntelliMouse, and that just doesn't seem right.
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