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what is the benefit of a gaming mouse? I currently have the microsoft intelimouse explorer 3.0, which does have 2 probramable buttons.
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The DPI of the mouse, basically how much you have to move the mouse physically to move the pointer certain distance.
     
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I used a Windows Mouse Optical for a very long time until the left mouse button failed. I too didn't see the point, and the WMO was very comfortable to use. I used a couple other basic mice afterwards but they definitely weren't as good or as comfortable after a few hours.

I eventually picked up a CM Storm Xornet as an intro to gaming mice, it was only $30 so there wasn't much to lose. I'll never go back. The higher DPI is extremely nice if you give yourself a few days to adjust, and made turning off mouse acceleration in Windows bearable. I would also like to note that the button switches are much nicer, they're far easier to press and have a less obtrusive sound. Lastly, this was my first mouse with side buttons, and after using it through several MMOs and FPSs I have to admit I wouldn't mind having a few more.
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Higher PCS, more buttons, teflon skates
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what is the benefit of a gaming mouse? I currently have the microsoft intelimouse explorer 3.0, which does have 2 probramable buttons.

It comes down to accuracy, which a lot of games require. Other features can be helpful but for FPS you want an accurate mouse, 5 buttons (7 including the mouse wheel up and down) and yes replacable feet/skates and sometimes configurability does the trick depending on the game, like profiles where you can set dpi levels for a dpi button, set your polling rate to the most optimal setting, that sort of thing. The good news is your current mouse is a good gaming mouse.
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