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post #31 of 59
They are less of a scam then "Gaming headsets" or "Super l33tbro XFX XXX edition video cards".

Gaming mice do come in handy with adjustable DPI, and they generally are more suited to gaming.

If your happy with your current mouse, then stick with it.

if you want more, a Razer Deathadder would be my choice.
post #32 of 59
As long as you understand mouse resolution in correlation to your desktop resolution, any mouse can be considered a "gaming mouse" as long as it doesn't produce any abnormalities. Polling rate can be bumped manually and is simply motherboard limited.
Edited by Skylit - 2/26/11 at 2:11am
post #33 of 59
I find myself needing a "gaming" mouse just do to usually better tracking less acceleration issues and a higher dpi. I find that after using 1,800 dpi on my windows machine for ages now, i find your normal 800 dpi too slow. Also having customizable dpi is awesoem for photoshop, there are some edits that you have to be really really precise with and i find a low dpi allows me to do that. Mousepad help for a few things, the phillips twin eye doesn't like most soft cloth mousepads so a hard surface is best for it. the Avago-9500 suffers from negative acceleration on soft pads as well for example.
Mousepads have all different kinds of feeling. My xactmat by razer, my mouse felt like it was on ice as it just slid. My Steelseries QCK on the other hand is smooth but not very fast. I've also used a razer goalithus control and it's bumpier and I do feel like I have more control but it's to slow for my gaming style.
post #34 of 59
Is there even an alternative to 'gaming mice' the way there is for keyboards? I mean, with keyboards you can go with 'gaming keyboards' or just pick up any of a number of high-quality mechanical keyboards. There's a good chance the latter will even outperform the former, depending on what you pick/what features you value.

But for mice, if I want a mouse with high-end features (plenty of buttons, high DPI is nice etc.) it doesn't seem like I have that many options. In fact, it seems like mice with a few of these features were phased out in favor of gaming mice.
post #35 of 59
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Thanks for all the responses I think I will invest in a gaming mouse. I like the precision that it can bring. Also, I might delve into modeling so I think it would be beneficial for me to get a gaming mouse.
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post #36 of 59
Gaming mice aren't necessary, but I do think they're great to have. The on-the-fly DPI change ability, three thumb buttons, and ability to change my scroll wheel from tactile to smooth are absolutely great and are features that do help me in games.
post #37 of 59
i had a generic optical mouse i bought for college...worked well and then it died...decided to buy a deathadder and it is real nice with all the customization options and side buttons.
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post #38 of 59
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When I made the thread I guess I should have put that are gaming mice a better options for games. Anyway, I'm torn between a couple of mice now. I'm looking at the deathadder and also the mamba but not sure which is better. Not even sure which deathadder since there are a couple
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post #39 of 59
DeathAdder unless you really need wireless, the price increase isn't worth it unless you really really want it.

And go for the Black Edition, it has rubberized sides which don't accumulate sweat as much.
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post #40 of 59
Adjustable sensitivity for sniping, extra buttons to assign for melee, grenades, etc. That's what I like.

Mousepads? To each their own, but I prefer a nice one like my Razer Scarab with some Hyperglide mouse feet. Doesn't make you game better, but it just feels nicer.

Using a Razer Imperator, btw.
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