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Should I buy the deathadder 2013 or the rival

post #1 of 35
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I'm thinking of buying the steelseries rival but the shape looks kinda weird.My hands are 18 cm long from the bracelet line to the tip of my middle finger.I want to buy the rival because the razer synapse has a high cpu usage which is bad for my old laptop.Which one do you guys suggest?I dont have a store to try the rival but i have tried the deathadder and it feels pretty comfortable
post #2 of 35
I have 20cm hands... and use the DA2013. Really like it. Haven't noticed any extra CPU usage either.

Haven't seen the SteelSeries in real life ( I do use one of their keyboards!).. but it looks like a nice mouse. Some of them do look like they have a lot of arch to them, though.
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post #3 of 35
I would trust the 3310 mouse more, the Rival. Also, Razer's software is total crap...Synapse is just poor.

Yes, I've used the 2013 before. I'm not just spewing hate randomly.
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post #4 of 35
It's honestly complete preference.
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post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by tensionz View Post

It's honestly complete preference.
This. Pick which shape you think you would like better. 3310 vs. the 3988 is pretty much a wash, unless you care about 50 DPI steps. Sensor position on the Rival is not optimal, but again you can get used to that. As far as software goes, both companies to a pretty good job. I haven't tried the latest SSE 3.0 but 2.0 worked well enough. Synapse gets a lot of hate, but honestly I have never run into any issues with it.
post #6 of 35
Mionix beats both of them if your hand fits, but also is more expensive. More personal preference there as well.
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post #7 of 35
The Rival is bigger and heavier, which is something to consider.

Another similarly shaped mouse is the CM Alcor. Rumor is that it will be released with the 3310 sensor soon.
post #8 of 35
I have 2 death adder 2013s and after using the zowie ec2 evo I can't stand the DA's sensor. It has a bit of smoothing in the tracking and feels weird. Also the button clicks are really mushy which is a downside for me. I also want to try out the rival but its sensor is also said to have a "smoothing" effect to it. Also it is big and heavy which would probably affect me, being a low sensitivity player. (400dpi, low IG sens)
post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by cKwok View Post

I have 2 death adder 2013s and after using the zowie ec2 evo I can't stand the DA's sensor. It has a bit of smoothing in the tracking and feels weird. Also the button clicks are really mushy which is a downside for me. I also want to try out the rival but its sensor is also said to have a "smoothing" effect to it. Also it is big and heavy which would probably affect me, being a low sensitivity player. (400dpi, low IG sens)

The 3310 is a different animal. I don't feel any smoothing from it, it's a lot better than the S3988 in the 2013.
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post #10 of 35
I might pick one up from MemoryExpress and just return if I don't like it tongue.gif I doubt it will be for me but worth a try!

and to OP get the rival! Judging from the posts, the rival is a great transition from the Deathadder. Just remember that the front is thin, and the back is bigger for your palm. Also the sensor of the rival is superior, as the DA 2013's sensor is a bit flawed compared to its predecessors. Clicks should be more crisp while the DA's gets mushy.
Edited by cKwok - 3/14/14 at 8:42am
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