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Razer Deathadder BA or Zowie EC2

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Thread name says it all,

I play competetive CS 1.6 and some comptetetive crossfire. I'm currently using my DA 3.5 but one of the side-buttons are broken so i really want that. Also, I used to have a Xai, but i had cable issues and it stopped working so I switched back to my good Ol DA and I actually got better lol since the sensor is just so good! its just that the mBouton5 is busted.

I use a QCK HVY.
post #2 of 7
Well since you went through the xai and the deathadder I would suggest against the EC2. Zowie is backing their EC2 with a pathetic one year warranty while the deathadder gives you three years and a better sensor.
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When I played competitive CS 1.6 back in the old cal main days. I used my Razor DA, or my logitech mx518. I liked my DA on my QCK+ the best tho.
    
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I would say go with the Zowie, when I was researching buying a new mouse I was looking at getting a Xai which was compared to the Zowie a lot. The EC-2 is suppose to be a very good mouse, and its cheaper then the Xai.
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Technically you can ghetto fix that DeathAdder easily with a wad of paper but you need to open the mouse up. I'd show you with pictures how to do it but I gave my DeathAdder away to my sister. But the ghetto fix might make your mouse side buttons a bit more stiffer. The side buttons of the DeathAdders are not reinforced well so the only thing that is holding it up is the internal frame that wraps around the button. You need to fold up a piece of paper into a U-shape and use that as a paper spring to push against the walls of the DeathAdder internals and the frame of the buttons. That should fix your button from being pushed all the way in when you use it.

I had the same button problem with my DeathAdder, I broke my side button playing too much COD4 with it. I wish Razer would actually engineer it properly and fix it. You would think that by now they would make revisions and fix it but guess not. They gotta keep making money some how. Makes me want to learn something like SolidWorks and design my own mouse.
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I've never used a razer mouse but I really like my zowie ec2
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post #7 of 7
I own both,

I find the EC2 to be better performing but not as comfortable. The LOD is a killer for me with the DA.

If your DA served you well then the Black Edition should be great.
Edited by mattlafleur - 2/11/11 at 8:34am
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