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Hey guys,

I just purchased the

from Amazon for $74.99 and supposedly has an additional $20 rebate and will be here Friday,(but my past luck with rebates never go as planned, so I won't keep my hopes up.) This will be my first gaming mouse. Now, I don't see many topics on this mouse and was wondering if this was a wise choice? Should I have went with one that seems to be commonly spoken of in this section, like the G500,Deathadder, Rat7/Rat9, etc....

The mouse I was previously using was simply a wireless Logitech M510 with 5 customizable buttons. It worked great and would have kept it, but I dropped it yesterday on the tile floor and think I damaged the IR cause the pointer was jumping across the screen. So I took it back to the store, hoping for a replacement but...non in stock. Found the opportunity to get a better mouse or so I think?

Anyway...wise choice, cancel the order and get something else?
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post #2 of 23
the G700 is an upgrade to the G500, and rectifies one of (for me) the G500's bigger issues - too few buttons.

IMO you made a good choice
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post #3 of 23
I think you will be more than happy with the response of the mouse. 1000ms polling rate vs 300ms on the M510. The higher DPI is really easy to get used to also. Good choice.

I had the RAT 7 but I dropped it on my tile floor and now it isn't working. I just ordered the Logitech G9x.
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post #4 of 23
Pretty damn good deal. I love my G500 and an optionally wireless version of it would surely be amazing. The only reason I haven't gone for one is its price tag which I really don't warrant spending over $60 on a mouse. For the record, I got my G500 for $25.
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Thanks guys. I wasn't going to get it at first because I've read some comments on the scroll wheel in the past, where the ratcheting mechanism is fairly weak. First thing that came to mind when I read that is overshooting weapon cycling in games, specifically BC2 as I already have a cheapo mouse that does that. But while using that M510, it was the best form fitting mouse I've ever had in my hands, so I'm hoping the G700 would be just the same since they look quite similar to each other (minus the button quantity.) But I figure, IF I do successfully get the $20 rebate, $54.99/free shipping isn't a bad deal to take on....but, wasn't sure if it was worth even that since I've rarely read any comments on this mouse.

At any rate, I did decide to order it as in the link provided even though it's not in stock...but as suspected, Amazon would get one out asap. So I just got the confirmation email that it'll be here Friday.

Thanks a lot guys for easing my mind!
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post #6 of 23
I hate wheels like those. I've bought two wireless mice now (both MS) that have a smooth scrolling wheel with no option to switch to a clickscroll wheel. I love the G500 because it lets you switch between smooth scrolling and clickscrolling, and the G700 has the same feature.
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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
the G700 is an upgrade to the G500, and rectifies one of (for me) the G500's bigger issues - too few buttons.

IMO you made a good choice
Yes, more buttons the merrier! I'm still a bit fresh behind the ears in the PC gaming genre...I've found those extra two buttons on the side of the M510 were what I needed to improve my gaming experience. I have the hardest time multitasking with one hand and striking the appropriate keys (like grenades, reload, function, etc) while still moving with WASD and crouching/running all at the same time!
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post #8 of 23
You just made a great choice by purchasing arguably the best gaming mouse available. Enjoy! The logitech drivers are great too.
post #9 of 23
Give it a day or two of play time and let us know how you like it. I picked up a R.A.T. 7 yesterday and after a solid 4 hours of playtime so far, I'm still finding the grip awkward. I was looking at the G500 and G700 and still am in case I take the RAT back.
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post #10 of 23
I would go wireless but the batterys adding weight would do my head in.
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