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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by cKwok View Post

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.

DA 4G mouse buttons is way more crisp than Rivals.
post #22 of 35
I just got my refund on my Rival because of a design flaw. There's no 'divider' between RMB and LMB, and because of how thin the buttons are, if there's any lateral torque on the keys, it's possible to make the keys pinch together, and rub inside edges, or even get one caught under the other. For example, in Battlefield 4, you often have to hold RMB to scope while clicking LMB to shoot. So, if you're holding RMB, and using LMB but also turning around, there were cases where it was suddenly difficult to shoot because my LMB was rubbing or getting stuck on top of RMB. Why SteelSeries didn't put a scroll wheel divider piece between these buttons, I don't know, but it was really bothering me to the point I decided this wasn't the gaming mouse for me. For $60, I expect the mouse to function properly and for buttons to not interfere with each other.
post #23 of 35
I would choose the DA 4G - you do not have to or need to install synapse 2.0 to use it.

Check out the CM Storm Alcor it uses the "flawless" avago 3090 sensor and is a lot cheaper than both mice you mentioned.
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post #24 of 35
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DA 4G mouse buttons is way more crisp than Rivals.

Quoted for truth.
While it's not a dealbreaker imo. Feels dampened without feeling worse in quality.

However i find the Rival clicks a tad more heavy in a really close comparison.
post #25 of 35
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There's no 'divider' between RMB and LMB
THIS !!!!!!!
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post #26 of 35
I've been using Rival for some months now, and bought a DA2013 today.
I spoke to a person here who have also owned both, but prefered the DA2013, so I decided to try it myself.
So far im very positive!
Its lighter (atleast feels that way), and for some reason, its easier to place your crosshair around.
My theory is that duo to its width, u dont have such "narrow" gripstyle, and therefore its easier to do flicks and move around.

I'd recommend the DA2013 over the Rival.
As people mention aswell, the Steelseries support is sloppy...
post #27 of 35
cm storm alcor if you don't mind the 3 cd LOD, 35 euros well spent !!
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post #28 of 35
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I've been using Rival for some months now, and bought a DA2013 today.
I spoke to a person here who have also owned both, but prefered the DA2013, so I decided to try it myself.
So far im very positive!
Its lighter (atleast feels that way), and for some reason, its easier to place your crosshair around.
My theory is that duo to its width, u dont have such "narrow" gripstyle, and therefore its easier to do flicks and move around.

I'd recommend the DA2013 over the Rival.
As people mention aswell, the Steelseries support is sloppy...

I loved my Deathadder 2013 and wouldn't swap it.
Though it died after 1 year of usage so i got myself a Rival.

Both mice are good.
post #29 of 35
Rival for me. I love it! I had DA 2013. Damn good mouse. Its only mouse I would recommend out Razer line up. I just preferred the shape/grip on the Rival. Not sure why people are having problems between the LMB and RMB. I've had no problems whats so ever..
post #30 of 35
Avior beats both of these guys if you like the shape but is more expensive and correspondingly much better in build quality wink.gif
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