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Right now I have a Mircosoft Wheel Mouse Optical 1.1A and didn't think I'd need a new one for my new build, but I've recently read that a low DPI mouse isn't as good on higher res monitors. Right now I'm using it on a 15" laptop.

I really like this mouse, durable to my rage, good size for my hand using fingertip grip but if it's going to suck on my new monitor than it might be worth it to upgrade.

Any suggestions? I like the design (and cost) of the Kinzu but I heard it's a really crappy mouse.
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that mouse is fine. you can just increase the mouse sensitivity if you want in the mouse settings in control panel.
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Originally Posted by grassh0ppa View Post
Right now I have a Mircosoft Wheel Mouse Optical 1.1A and didn't think I'd need a new one for my new build, but I've recently read that a low DPI mouse isn't as good on higher res monitors. Right now I'm using it on a 15" laptop.

I really like this mouse, durable to my rage, good size for my hand using fingertip grip but if it's going to suck on my new monitor than it might be worth it to upgrade.

Any suggestions? I like the design (and cost) of the Kinzu but I heard it's a really crappy mouse.
1.1 is one of the BEST mice ever. countless pro players in both QuakeLive and CS use it.

I personally use a Xai, but honestly there isn't much of a difference. If you want a Xai you have the option of matching your polling rate and your dpi to your monitor but it doesn't make that much of a difference unless you are a mouse whore and/or pro gamer. I can customize my xai much better than a 1.1, and since it stores my data, I can bring it to LAN tournies no problem. That and the corded mouse cable is the only reason I like the xai > 1.1.
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post #4 of 15
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that mouse is fine. you can just increase the mouse sensitivity if you want in the mouse settings in control panel.
This.

But in case you want an upgrade for gaming, my MX-518 is (ergonomically) the best thing that ever happened to me. 1800 dpi, on-the-fly sensitivity changing, and $36.

Just a thought.
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post #5 of 15
MX518 is good but G500 is better.
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post #6 of 15
I would second the Xai suggestion. Although the mouse your using is pretty nice the Xai is highly customizable and built like a rock. It's a good buy should you choose it.
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Aeschylus View Post
This.

But in case you want an upgrade for gaming, my MX-518 is (ergonomically) the best thing that ever happened to me. 1800 dpi, on-the-fly sensitivity changing, and $36.

Just a thought.
mx518s are great mice, but they arn't similar to the 1.1 which is what I think he was getting at.

I think BB is having a sale on 518s for 20 bucks unless my local store is wack.
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post #8 of 15
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MX518 is good but G500 is better.
Both of those mice are nice, but nothing compares to the Razer Deathadder. I bought it on sale for $40 and it is the best mouse I have ever used. Feels perfect in the hand right out of the box, and buttons on side are great. Best feeling mouse I have ever used.

A second option is the MX518 though, as it is $15 cheaper than the deathadder.
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I currently run a 5760x1200 tripple 24" setup, and the best I have found is the Logitech Trackman trackball mouse. I've gained an affinity for trackballs, they work well.
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1.1 is one of the BEST mice ever. countless pro players in both QuakeLive and CS use it.
In that case I'll save $40+ bucks and not get a new mouse and just increase the sensitivity.

I've been using it for easily over a year, maybe 2 so my hand is well adjusted to it anyway.

I was gonna say, it seemed like a really good mouse even though its "just" a microsoft mouse. Not to mention its durable...very durable.

Thanks for all the input everyone
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