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Ok so there is a G500 on sale for 60$ here, plus if I order that I get free shipping on the entire order.

Thing is I already have a G5, a MX518, and a Sidewinder X5. At what point does one have too many mice?

But I was also planning on getting 4 new Scythe Slip Stream Kaze Jyuni 120MM Fans to replace my stock antec 900 case fans and the free shipping would make the deal even better, saving about 12$ more on it.

So should I jump on this? I just can't decide, I also don't want to sell my MX518, my G5 and my X5 as they have all served me well.
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I'm not sure if the G500 really offers that much more over the G5. Is there a reason for the new mouse or do you just want a new one?
    
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I'm not sure if the G500 really offers that much more over the G5. Is there a reason for the new mouse or do you just want a new one?
Well it has a better sensor than the G5 and it has more buttons. When you factor in the free shipping it works out to like under 50$ for it. Right now I'm using a Sidewinder X5, and while it works you can feel that it is a cheaply made mouse.
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If you can justify the purchase with the new features, why not? A better sensor is always a good thing. I was looking at the X5 myself -- you saying there's better fish in the sea?
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If you can justify the purchase with the new features, why not? A better sensor is always a good thing. I was looking at the X5 myself -- you saying there's better fish in the sea?
I got the X5 for 25$ a couple months ago. Its a decent mouse but I would say the G500 is better. I would not buy the X5 at full price.
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I got the X5 for 25$ a couple months ago. Its a decent mouse but I would say the G500 is better. I would not buy the X5 at full price.
Noted. What about the CM Sentinel? I have an infatuation with that mouse as well...
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I've had a G5 for several years and I just moved on to a G500 and I absolutely love it. The only real discernible differences are the tracking and the button layout, even then you should be able to transition to a G500 painlessly if you're used to a G5. My only gripe about the G500 is it's "Non-Sweat" coating which has started peeling off where I rest my pinky on the mouse after 2 months of ownership.

I would say get the G500 as it's basically a beefed up G5 with a superior sensor and more features.
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Noted. What about the CM Sentinel? I have an infatuation with that mouse as well...
I've never used that mouse but I haven't heard anything bad about it. If you want a really nice ergonomic mouse I would suggest looking into the Steelseries Ikari. A friend has it and it is a really nice mouse.
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post #9 of 10
if you arent happy with your current string of mice then go for it.

personally i wouldn't as that's a touch expensive. it's a great mouse, yes, but i don't think it's worth more than $40 USD personally.
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if you arent happy with your current string of mice then go for it.

personally i wouldn't as that's a touch expensive. it's a great mouse, yes, but i don't think it's worth more than $40 USD personally.
I don't think I will, maybe if it was a Xai or an Ikari on sale I would but I think your right even on sale this thing doesn't deserve its price tag unless your ordering a whole new computer where the shipping would cost as much as the mouse.
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