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Natec GX78 mouse - should I upgrade after jumping to 144hz gaming.

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I am no mouse expert, I just recently switched to 144hz and I'm loving it in first person games so far, especially shooters and Dying Light. My mouse is Natec GX78 [pics]



Specs say it's got Avago ADNS 9500 laser sensor, 5700dpi sensitivity, max speed (not even sure if this is the correct term,translating from Polish) of 150 inches/s (3,8m/s). It weighs 120g and cost me around $30. I don't know if these specs are good or bad, so I'm asking for your advice. I've been using it mostly for non-fps games,with some exceptions, and it did well at 60hz refresh. Now that I'm using 144Hz I feel that the mouse could in fact be a little better. It feels too heavy and IDK if the sensor in it is good for playing at high refresh/high pace.

That's why I'm asking if there's anything in the $60 range that could be a big improvement over my GX78, or it'll be just better on paper with no perceptible difference.
THX in advance, hope to learn a few thing about mice too.
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1. How large are your hands?

2. What is your in-game sensitivity?

3. Any preferences? IE weight buttons etc.
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1. How large are your hands?

2. What is your in-game sensitivity?

3. Any preferences? IE weight buttons etc.

Thank you for responding.
My hands are about normal size,the GX78 feels good, but rather on the big side. I could go for a smaller one.
Haven't touched in game sensitivity, just dpi setting on the mouse.
Like I said,could be lighter,I just need 2 extra buttons under thumb on the side of the mouse,nothing more. Of course I wanna change dpi on the fly.
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I would go with the Steelseries Rival 300 in that case, or the G502 if you can afford it. The Rival 300 comes in a few different textures, pick out your favourite. I would go with matte personally.
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thank you, rival 300 looks like it fit my hand better. I did a little research, and I think I would like my mouse to be profiled like tesoro gandiva,problem is it uses avago 9800 which I think is similar to my 9500 and I just found a OCN thread that says it's not very good actually.

post #6 of 12
Well, the most perceivable difference you will get out of buying another mouse could be weight, 120g is really heavy. That alone is a good reason.
That Tesoro mouse has a similar profile as the G303 from the side. It has the best sensor on the market and it's 87g, forget that laser stuff.
Cheap mice like that Natec usually have bad mcu coding resulting in high click latency and possibly unstable 1000Hz.
Btw any 1000Hz or 500Hz mouse is "good for high refresh". There are better sensors than the 9500 and better built mice than that Natec though...
post #7 of 12
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Waking up the dead thread here.
I was set on 303 but then I discovered it has sensor rattle,which I might be okay with when buying a $5 mouse but not a $50 one. Just pathetic thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
I like everything else about it tho, and I definitely would like to reduce my mouse weight for 120g to under 90g and try an optical sensor, so if anyone has any other ideas then please share them. Rival 300 is 120g if I read correctly, so no go.
post #8 of 12
$60 gives you plenty of options.
personally i would skip any laser mouse. laser mice aren't terrible, but (basically) less accurate.
the one 'downside' to LED(optical) sensors is that you are more or less forced to get a mat/pad.

anyway, when you say "change dpi on the fly", do you mean you want a dpi-button somewhere on the top of the mouse?
what cpi steps must the mouse have? (what steps are you using on your G78?)
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Originally Posted by Bucake View Post

$60 gives you plenty of options.
personally i would skip any laser mouse. laser mice aren't terrible, but (basically) less accurate.
the one 'downside' to LED(optical) sensors is that you are more or less forced to get a mat/pad.

anyway, when you say "change dpi on the fly", do you mean you want a dpi-button somewhere on the top of the mouse?
what cpi steps must the mouse have? (what steps are you using on your G78?)
I can get used to the dpi button being anywhere, so it's just supposed to have one.
post #10 of 12
a mionix castor or a roccat kone pure will be perfect for you
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