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That's the question????
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post #2 of 33
Well, "Gaming" mice do it all.. They're good for games and good for being a "normal" mouse as well..

I'm assuming you're asking this question with costs in mind?


Either way, I say go for it. And i can recommend the Copperhead by Razer, nice bit of kit.
post #3 of 33
Gaming mice can improve your game overall no matter what genre of games you play. I play fps and have a G5, it improved my aim drastically. It's been my only gaming mouse purchase and I never expected such of an improvement over standard mice. I have the drivers installed and tweaked specifically to my liking and all I can say is "WOAH!!!" like Joey would say.
post #4 of 33
Gaming mice generally have very sensitive mouse click buttons so you can get that headshot at the exact right time and very precise and fast tracing so you can move around quickly and accurately. Having said that here are some tips:

1. Buy a mouse that is comfortable for you. Check the shape, the weight, the smoothness.

2. Don't be swayed by the DPI number. Anything above 1,600 makes minimal difference.

3. Make sure you know how many buttons you want on it.

4. If it has gaudy lights, make sure they won't irritate you.

I bought a Razer Krait which is the cheapest mouse Razer make at $30, and I think it was a steal except for the fact that it only has 3 buttons. It is light (I don't like heavy mice) and with 1600 DPI I find it more than sensitive. Also, for the games I play (RTS, FPS) the mouse clicks are extremely fast and responsive.

Just my 2c. Make sure you shop around because a good mouse can make a world of difference.
post #5 of 33
go for a mouse! having a good mouse is a godsend!

even for web surfing it's nicer and as exileschild, a good mouse really will improve your game, lol.

the mx518 and 2-side-button G5s are the only way to go as far as I'm concerned. I've tried a couple razer mice and I just cannot game for crap w/ 'em. However w/ the mx518 or G5 I'm always feeling comfortable and in control
post #6 of 33
I had a G5. That was my first gaming mouse and it made a world of difference over my microsoft wireless one.

I currently have a Microsoft Habu. I bought it because it was much cheaper than the razer ones, and it's still a great mouse.

But if you can stretch to the cost, razer make great mice.

Edit: forgot to say, i got rid of my g5 because i played it to death, the left click button broke off. Kindof important in FPS games lol.
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I'm playing the COD4 demo and I want to free up my left hand. I'm using my left hand for moving around. I'm using a MS intellimouse right now. I was at Staples the other day trying out mice, didn't find one that I liked. I was looking for a G5 or G9 they didn't have any. I was too tired to continue on to BestBuy. Try it out and Newegg if you know what I mean.
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post #8 of 33
Free up your left hand?? That's your WASD hand, you'll be needing that one..

My advice would be not to cheap out and buy a naff mouse. I did that once and bought a ... hell i can't even remember what it was called, but it was too small and cheap.

You're onto a win though by going to the shops to check everything out in person, then buying it cheaper online, it's what i do when i can.
post #9 of 33
I might start doing that from now on. That way I know what to expect when I receive the product.
post #10 of 33
One mouse to consider is Razer DeathAdder. I bought it 2 weeks ago to replace my broken MX518 and...WOW, this thing is amazing.
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