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Hey guys, my mx518 (which I love) has finally crapped the bed after a few years and I need a new mouse.

I am a palm gripper and use the mouse at 1800dpi and never change it in games or desktop, just change the sensitivity in the game.

I am looking at the g500 since its basically the same shape as the mx518, or I could just get another mx518...

also, I have been reading alot about the steelseries xai, since its recommended by alot of people here. Not sure if its a price error or not, but best buy has it for 49.99 right now (30-40 less than anywhere else ive seen) so thats kinda cool that they are selling it that cheap

How is the xai for comfort as a palm gripper? I also like the fact that no drivers are needed, and the settings are all stored on the mouse itself.

Theres also the steelseries ikari which seems like its tailor made for palm grippers...how is this mouse? Also, the optical version is 20 cheaper than the laser version, is the laser that much more worth it?

I am using a razer vespula hard mouse pad by the way in case that makes a difference. Thanks all!
Edited by saiyanzzrage - 12/25/10 at 7:10am
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Originally Posted by saiyanzzrage;11771037 
Hey guys, my mx518 (which I love) has finally crapped the bed after a few years and I need a new mouse.

I am a palm gripper and use the mouse at 1800dpi and never change it in games or desktop, just change the sensitivity in the game.

I am looking at the g500 since its basically the same shape as the mx518, or I could just get another mx518...

also, I have been reading alot about the steelseries xai, since its recommended by alot of people here. Not sure if its a price error or not, but best buy has it for 49.99 right now (30-40 less than anywhere else ive seen) so thats kinda cool that they are selling it that cheap

How is the xai for comfort as a palm gripper? I also like the fact that no drivers are needed, and the settings are all stored on the mouse itself.

Theres also the steelseries ikari which seems like its tailor made for palm grippers...how is this mouse? Also, the optical version is 20 cheaper than the laser version, is the laser that much more worth it?

I am using a razer vespula hard mouse pad by the way in case that makes a difference. Thanks all!

I have read alot of the lads on here saying best buy have it on sale. So i think 49 is right. A number of people on here have taken the plunge on the deal.
post #3 of 6
Buy the Xai.
I bought it, I love it.
It's amazing.
Also get a hard surface mouse pad like the 4HD.
This thing has mad precision.

Oh and get a warranty in case you have problems with the sensor later.
post #4 of 6
Another vote for the Xai here.

very high quality, tracks smooth on hard surfaces ( the feet on it are very slick), the interface for the adjustments is nice and does not need to run in the background, it saves the changes to the memory on the mouse.
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Been a CSS semi-pro player here in Brazil, went into some leagues and met some people, even playied many time with guys from mibr and fg...

anyways, in those experiences I've tested out a few mouses, and if you ar elooking for skill, that's within you, but the mouse can help

and the best mouse for you is the one that suits your hard and you feel confortable with it.

if ti shape of the mx518 suits you, then go for it again. if you think it's good but could be better, look for another again.

The opnion everybpdy shares is that those fancy sensors are already too fancy, every one of them is already good enought, those dpis almost make no difference anymore after some big number that they all have...
One other thing that is good to keep in mind is that if the mx518 suits you very well, maybe you could fall complletly in love with it and stick with it for the rest of your gaming life.. tongue.gif

the guys from mibr all use the same mouse since their "basement" days... the simple microsoft 1.1, which hasn't got those fancy sensors those mouses around there have...

so... the best one for you is the one you feel the most confortable with them, since they are all good mouses...

same goes for mousepads... the best for you is the one you like the most, whcih can be any of those out there
post #6 of 6
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thanks for the replies everyone..after doing some digging, I think I am going to give the Mionix Naos 5000 a shot. Reading awesome reviews on it, and the spots for the ring and pinky fingers on the right side are a big selling point for me. The mouse looks very comfy (similar in shape to the ikari)

I have big hands, and on the mx518 and deathadder, my pinky is always dragging on the mousepad when i play since there is no place for it.
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