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I missed the last sale and I don't want to miss this one. I have had a 518 for a few years but the right button is getting "stuck" when I try to press down on it once in a while. So I figured I would get a new mouse while there is a deal. I love the 518 but I have heard that the new ones have sensor problems. So I figured I might get the g500. If all is the same I will save the money and get the 518. What should I do?

MX518 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-178-_-Product <--$26 after MIB

G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ogitech%20g500 <--$40 after MIB

I wish there was a way to fix my current mouse but I have tried everything except taking the whole thing apart and I knowing my luck it wont go back together.

Thanks for the help.
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I have the MX518, G5 and G500 and i prefer the G500. G5 mouse is good but the buttons are too small for me. MX518 gets annoying if you use it for a prolong period of time. sweat builds up.

The only annoying thing about the G500 is the side buttons are too small. Apart from that i like the G500.
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post #3 of 16
mx518 and if it gives u sensor problems u can canabalize it and fix ur broken one
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post #4 of 16
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I do notice the 518 gets sweaty after a while. The G500 looks a little taller though.

How does the bumps feel on the G500 feel?
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post #5 of 16
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I do notice the 518 gets sweaty after a while. The G500 looks a little taller though.

How does the bumps feel on the G500 feel?
It depends on what kind of hand format u have. I'm more of a palm user so the "bump" is really nice, I think I would have been happier if i got deathadder if i were just purely gaming, but since I am not always gaming, i got the g500.
    
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post #6 of 16
I would choose the MX518. The clickyness of the buttons feel the best. I also dislike the bumps of the G500 it makes the mouse feel dirty.
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post #7 of 16
I just upgraded from the MX518, to the G500, and i love it! I for one really like the texture on the G500, and also helps reduce sweat... And the higher res sensor really helped improve my sniping on BFBC2.
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post #8 of 16
I have both the MX-518 and the G500 and I prefer the G500. It feels a lot more solid.
    
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post #9 of 16
+1 for MX518, got one two weeks ago and it is the best mouse I've tried so far build quality is better than the the death adder and SS Xai IMO.

The scroll wheel feels solid and buttons click nicely. You can't go wrong with optical mice for gaming and anything else really. Oh another thing, MX is probably suited to a palm grip style.

Haven't tried the G500 so cant really comment.
    
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post #10 of 16
i love my MX518
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