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Poll Results: Which mouse?

 
  • 32% (31)
    Razer Lachesis (See Post #43 for pros/cons)
  • 67% (65)
    Logitch G9 (See Post #43 for pros/cons)
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post #1 of 128
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Just wanted to know what everyone thought.

Must have;
Extra Mouse Buttons
On-da-fly DPI switching

I have thought of the Razer Lachesis and the G9 but not sure if there are any others I may have missed.
    
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You know what, I think gaming mice are over-hyped and not worth the money. I bought a Logitech G5, the newer version, and the dpi switching stuff is just a pain in the ass. It is either too sensitive and screws with my normal windows use or too slow.
Also, coming into and out of some games it screws up and resets the dpi. It made it so that it was very hard pick up items in Diablo 2.
In contrast I was using an old optical mouse I had used since I put together my old computer, 2001. I used that mouse for 7 years and worked flawlessly. Very comfortable, worked great in games, never any issues at all. Now I wonder why the hell I ever bought this G5. It was a refurb that I got for $29.99 or else I would have never bought it.
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post #3 of 128
I found the Lachesis to be a horribly designed mouse.
The shape only suits quite large hands.
It feels as if its slipping forward all the time.
Its hard to click rather than drag as it rocks slightly. Also it tracks on its own even with the latest drivers.
I know a lot of people like it but I seriously don't.

I have a G9 and a Steel series Ikari.
Personally for gaming the Ikari takes the number one spot.
I find head shots easier and its more comfortable in my hand.
+ if you are fussy about dpi you can have any amount from 1 up to 3200 ,3200 options there then

If you are going to do a lot of desktop work too then the G9 is a good choice.
It may look strange but its very comfy to hold.
The scroll wheel is great fun as it can have clicks or free scroll for long pages.

Both are very very good.
Lachesis eww.




The best thing about the Lachesis is the scroll wheel, its perfect in every way.
Shame about the rest of the mouse.
post #4 of 128
I know alot of people dont like the creative labs hd7600l mouse, but I love it. It looks great, very convenient dpi switcher, and 2 extra buttons. The only problem I see is that the scroll will jam up and slow down at times, but that doesn't bother me, I dont use it alot anyways.

I just love it, it also comes with 3 interchangeable color plates.
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post #5 of 128
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
You know what, I think gaming mice are over-hyped and not worth the money. I bought a Logitech G5, the newer version, and the dpi switching stuff is just a pain in the ass. It is either too sensitive and screws with my normal windows use or too slow.
Also, coming into and out of some games it screws up and resets the dpi. It made it so that it was very hard pick up items in Diablo 2.
In contrast I was using an old optical mouse I had used since I put together my old computer, 2001. I used that mouse for 7 years and worked flawlessly. Very comfortable, worked great in games, never any issues at all. Now I wonder why the hell I ever bought this G5. It was a refurb that I got for $29.99 or else I would have never bought it.
That's why I'm asking for opinions here
    
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post #6 of 128
Just looking at your system and its lovely.
You need to treat yourself to a nice new mouse

Conversely I feel that gaming mice are very necessary if you can get used to the increase in acuracy.
A high dpi is not everything if the polling rate is not good. You want 1000+
post #7 of 128
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
You know what, I think gaming mice are over-hyped and not worth the money. I bought a Logitech G5, the newer version, and the dpi switching stuff is just a pain in the ass. It is either too sensitive and screws with my normal windows use or too slow.
Also, coming into and out of some games it screws up and resets the dpi. It made it so that it was very hard pick up items in Diablo 2.
In contrast I was using an old optical mouse I had used since I put together my old computer, 2001. I used that mouse for 7 years and worked flawlessly. Very comfortable, worked great in games, never any issues at all. Now I wonder why the hell I ever bought this G5. It was a refurb that I got for $29.99 or else I would have never bought it.
I think gaming keyboards a bit more useless because like in the G15 why would you look at the screen when you are busy fragging?

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Originally Posted by laurie View Post
Just looking at your system and its lovely.
You need to treat yourself to a nice new mouse

Conversely I feel that gaming mice are very necessary if you can get used to the increase in acuracy.
A high dpi is not everything if the polling rate is not good. You want 1000+
lol thanks. Yours is awesome too.
The Lachesis has a polling rate of 1000 so I'm not sure whether its bonuses outweigh the negatives. The wierd thing is that my palm doesn't touch the mouse when I am using it.
Edited by Danylu - 11/7/08 at 4:23pm
    
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post #8 of 128
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does microsoft have any products in this category?

Right now it seems that the Lachesis is what I would get if I decide to get one.
    
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post #9 of 128
Having an LCD screen is not really necessary but good quality responsive keys are.
Why would you go with the lachesis? Its awful!
post #10 of 128
I use a G7 and a G5 for backup. They're basically the same mouse, just the G7 is wireless. I can't even bring myself to use a "normal" mouse anymore, it feels to sluggish. I also have a G15, and I use the LCD screen to monitor CPU/GPU/RAM usage and temps, when I'm gaming or benching.
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