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What mouse to buy for FPS games? What is best one for me?

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Hi guys. I want to buy some really good mouse for FPS games. Currently I own Logitech G 102. I find it really nice except in one thing (I will get to it later). I am new to mice and before I had A4Tech x7 mouse (I believe it had 3060 or 3080 sensor or even inferior one). I played few years with it and never found any problem with it, until... Until I bought Logitech g102, and I couldnt believe how much precise g102 is. I really thought you guys are making a big deal with precision on sensors (sorry) till I actually bought a decent mouse. I only then saw mistakes my previous mouse did. My aim got better with g102 (I play Warface, sometimes CS GO also, played cod4 for years and was really good with A4tech, never knew how actually it was lacking till I bought mentioned Logitech).

Sorry for long prologue, just I wanted to explain myself that I dont have a lot of knowledge on mice, but since I bought Logitech G102 it was almost perfect, except that right mouse button was really snappy, and sensitive, and it made me aim with sniper for example just by resting my finger on it. Sensor in this mouse, for me, is very good. I just want something with really good M1 and M2 buttons, not too sensitive, and I want mouse with same precision or at least similar. I use this mouse on glossy surface (I know, I know, I am noob, no mouse pad) and it still tracks perfectly which amazes me.

I will follow questions from sticky thread:


What's your grip style?

Cant really say, I think fingertip. I am pretty sure it is not claw or palmgrip. My hands are small to medium. Big mouse wouldnt suit me. And I dont like heavy mice.


What's your sensitivity? I use low sensitivity in games because it is more consistent for me. I am currently using 550 dpi, and 10 in-game, Warface (which is low. Some players use 40 in-game in Warface).

What's your maximum budget? 60-70 dollars.

Do you want additional buttons? No. I am not moba player. I need good M1 and M2 buttons, not too sensitive, very responsive ones (not with lag), and that's it.

What games do you play? FPS.

Do you mind about prediction? Have no idea what this is. Sorry.

Other relevant information:
Input anything else you want. Some examples: LOD, ambidextrous shape, weight, wireless, non-braided cord, glossy finish, button activation force, driverless, onboard memory, etc:
As I said, I really like my G102, and sensor, shape is ok although sometimes it feels small for me even that I have small/medium hands, but I dont have any problem with it. My mouse right button is little bit too sensitive. That is the problem I have with this mouse, but it is not a big issue. LOD, I prefer low one, similar like with G102. Shape, dont really know, I really like the shape of Zowie EC2-a. I feel it looks like essential only mouse, and no nonsense extra features (like for example G502 which I dislike for being too heavy and having too many "thingies" on it). I just want simple but excellent mouse, not some moba device. Weight, I prefer not so heavy mice. Cable, rubber preferred, not braided, but braided could work too I guess, not big deal. Button activation force is only thing that makes me wanna try other mouse than g102, I repeat m2 button is sensitive (not too much, but still if I am relaxed I will activated it involuntary), so I need very good buttons M1 and M2, nothing fancy, and very responsive ones in terms that they do not lag. Looks of mouse not important. I would actually buy Zowie EC2-a, but many of you guys trash it here for being outdated in terms of 3310 sensor. I need to remind you that I thought before that A4tech sensors (older ones) were actually good. So, I think 3310 would be fine for me, I guess. I just dont know if it would track good on glossy desk as my g102 does (this thing makes no error on desk even, at least IMO). EC2-a I really like, but dont know about sensor, would it work nearly as good as Mercury of g102? Thank you guys in advance for any suggestion.
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The answers you get will vary drastically. Many people swear by light mice with a low sensitivity that requires large arm movements. I prefer heavier mice with high sensitivity. I prefer twitchy hand movements over large ones. But I have been playing that way for a couple decades. That's what I am used to and cannot stand playing the other way around.

My best suggestion I can off try a few mice out. And try various styles, low vs high sensitivity for example. But try them for a week or so each to get used to it. Then decide what you prefer.

The reality is that if you are comfortable, it really will not matter what you use. I have seen people dominate with $10 Microsoft crap mice in CS. In the end, skill trumps your gear at anything below pro level tournament play. Just make sure you are comfortable.
 
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Personally, I like Logitech for my mouse choices. I've had the G500, G500S, and am currently using the G502 Proteus Spectrum (only switched because I had a nice opportunity to). I have issues with a mouse that doesn't have the 2 side buttons, and a dual-stage scroll wheel. I also have the Razer Ourobos, which was a decent mouse (got it used though, and previous owner didn't have all of the pieces), but I wasn't overly fond of the scroll wheel on it, or the fact that I couldn't swap out the other side panel to the flat one. The side buttons are helpful both in and out of gaming, as they function as the back and forward for web browsers by default. The free spin part of the dual-stage scroll wheel is mainly useful outside of games though, but is really helpful.

I'm with Prophet4NO1 on the preference to movement - I also prefer to be making smaller movements, using a higher sensitivity, though I tend to use my 502 Proteus without any of the additional weights in it. The best way that you'll know what is going to be best for you is to try them out.
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China ... nuff said.
post #5 of 31
I have a ec2-a and it's nice. It doesn't feel expensive tho... but that's about it.
Every mouse feels differently. What I like about the ec2-a is the large skates/glides at the bottom and that it comes with replacement ones.

I also have a rival 300 and the movement feels different to the ec2-a.

I use all my mice at 800dpi, 1000hz... but i've used it at 400dpi and 500hz and it feels nicer but i don't feel like changing the dpi every time I alt-tab, nor changing it in windows.
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g pro.
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Try to get a replacement, rightclick should not trigger that easy on a proper G102. Good alternative would be Zowie FK2 or Ninox Venator Black.
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Try to get a replacement, rightclick should not trigger that easy on a proper G102. Good alternative would be Zowie FK2 or Ninox Venator Black.

It is not triggered that easy that it is not functioning properly. I am pretty sure it is supposed to function like this. I just need something with less sensitive M1 and M2. I cant always have stiff hand on mouse and to be extra careful not to press button because it is sensitive (I need to relax my hand sometimes). Left mouse button isnt really any harder. Just my finger for m2 button is more prone to activate M2 button due to position. My index finger is pressing less on M1 so no accidental clicks. I guess I need something with simple shape, let's say "safe" shape, good sensor, and buttons with some more activation force on them. So FK2 is a good choice? I know it has safe shape, but I am wondering if buttons are too sensitive? And how is it compared to EC2-a? I know side buttons and wheel is bad on some Zowies, but I care more for M1 and M2. Thanks for responding.

To other guys who responded, thank you also for taking time to respond.
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Originally Posted by Prophet4NO1 View Post

The answers you get will vary drastically. Many people swear by light mice with a low sensitivity that requires large arm movements. I prefer heavier mice with high sensitivity. I prefer twitchy hand movements over large ones. But I have been playing that way for a couple decades. That's what I am used to and cannot stand playing the other way around.

What game do you play and what sensitivity do you use? Can't imagine playing CS like that ever since I switched to a low sensitivity o.o
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What game do you play and what sensitivity do you use? Can't imagine playing CS like that ever since I switched to a low sensitivity o.o

I play CS:GO at 6200 DPI, sometimes 9500....I couldn't imagine having to lift my mouse a couple of times (or even once) just to do a 180, or slide the mouse to the top edge of my mouse pad to look up....I tried the "common" 800 DPI, and good lord, it's horrible.... I don't understand how people can play like that....
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