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Hi guys.

I hope you are all doing well.

I have recently returned to building my own computer after 10 years. I have successfully built and tested my system and I am really impressed with its performance. However, I am finding it strange using a keyboard and mouse for gaming. Whilst on my hiatus from building systems, I have been playing on my brother's XBox 360 and I have got used to using a controller.

So, I am considering buying a Windows compatible controller for my PC. The question is: which one?

I was disappointed to learn I have to buy a wireless dongle to use my brother's XBox 360 controller (MS do include cables but these are apparently ONLY for charging - that bloomin' sucks).

So, I am considering buying either:

1. Razer Sabertooth Elite or
2. The normal wired XBox 360 controller.

I will obviously be using a mouse and keyboard for strategy games, but it will feel more natural to use a controller for other types of games.

What do you guys think?
post #2 of 8
Don't quote me on this, but I would image for the 360 to have better native support in games. I don't recall ever having to setup mine.
post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by Fulvin View Post

Don't quote me on this, but I would image for the 360 to have better native support in games. I don't recall ever having to setup mine.

This. The 360 pad is well built, has great wireless range and is supported out of the box by basically any game that supports a controller. You might have issues with some older games that don't support the triggers, but that is easily fixed with xpadder.

Otherwise, you won't find a better controller. I know of some people having issues with the wireless/wired version... each claiming that one or the other always has issues, but I've owned both for YEARS (ie. since the 360 was released) and neither one have given me any issues.

So 360 pad is almost the only choice... that or the PS3 pad, which might require some setting up for some games. thumb.gif

Edit: You can get the wireless dongle for half the price of the controller and use your bro's controller... just another option that would still be cheaper than getting just the wired version. Alternative, you could get a used one too.
Edited by Derko1 - 8/7/13 at 2:58am
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Don't forget to get a wireless receiver if you buy the 360 controller.
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post #5 of 8
Likewise, either the wired or wireless 360 controller.
It's natively recognized and will likely give you the least amount of issues.
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Standard wired X360 controller here. Does everything I need when I need one (Batman, Trials, racing games, ect...).
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post #7 of 8
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Thanks for the advice guys.

I bought the 360 wired controller and it's working perfectly. Tested it out on Splinter Cell Conviction and it feels so much better playing the game using a controller.
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I have wireless controllers with my first gen X-box 360. I have bluetooth on my mobo (Asus RIVE). Can these be connected?
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