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My girlfriend is needing a new mouse and she doesn't want to spend over $40. She prefers wired.

She does mostly graphic design and plays some L4D2, CSS, Sims 3, etc...

I'm pretty mouse illiterate. I mentioned the mx518 but she said her dad has that one and doesn't want the same mouse as him if she can avoid it (yes she's weird lol). Any ideas?
 
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post #2 of 40
EDIT:

A sidewinder mouse will suite

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...+mouse&x=0&y=0
Edited by Morizuno - 10/11/10 at 7:35pm
post #3 of 40
Microsoft sidewinder x5


i got one , everytime i spend with it i love it more
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my sidewinder x5. ~$25!!
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I'll second the Logitech MX series. All of my mice have been MX series mice. Love them.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
my sidewinder x5. ~$25!!
yeah is very cheap , and is a good one
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post #8 of 40
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Any other ideas? I'm trying to build a list for her to pick from. She's not feeling the look of the x5. Still trying to push her on the mx518.
 
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post #9 of 40
I've got a Sidewinder X5 too, its great but its also really large and not the best looking. I'd say MX518. OCZ Eclipse is also a decent option but I've never really used mine enough to know whether its better than the X5.
 
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post #10 of 40
The Microsoft X5's sensor is an early generation laser. I would avoid at all cost, but that's just me.

The Mx518's drivers actually degrade the performance of the sensor (Avago 3080E), but it's a pretty good mouse if you're willing to manually bump the polling rate.

It has set DPI's of 400, 800 and 1800.
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