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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by meticadpa View Post
They don't add anything to your gaming performance, that's for sure.
I disagree. Key placement is essential and the overall design of the keyboard can increase performance. It may seem like only a slight difference, but when everytime you go to do something and hit the wrong key, it makes a difference.

About the mouse. There is DEFINITELY a difference

as mentioned above. That thread has all you need to know.

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You don't have to pay 50+ for a gaming mouse, but most good quality ones are in the 50-80 dollar price range.

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Best mice ever

Gaming mice are worth it..

After using them, using crummy oem ones, isnt fun.

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Well I'm thinking of getting a gaming mouse for one real reason. The programmable macro buttons. Will I be able to program buttons to do things like: starting programs or converting something to editable poly in a 3D program like 3DS Max?

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I just bought this one and it must've been the last one they had, ha. Look around you may find it somewhere. Egg and tigerdirect doesn't have any either.
It's the best mouse I've ever owned and for $18, ha. I had 2 Razers, OK software sucks, Logitech Revolution, good wireless, MS 5000, good wireless. But this one blows them all away. Goes to 3200 DPI but I can't use it at that speed, way to fast, I backed it off to 2000. Customizable in software at 4 levels, switchable on the fly, you can change the DPI in each level or leave the default settings and just change one level to your liking and just use that level. (3rd level is 2000, 4th level is 3200 by default) And no you can't assign the buttons to anything you want but they are all assignable for gaming purposes, except the left button. The cord is made of some kind of material not rubber so you don't even know it's there, it's like having a piece of string for a cord. Razer has a nice pliable rubber cord but it still gets in your way. And this thing fits your hand perfectly. It's big not like those little Logitech mice so you can use your whole hand to move it not just a few fingers with your ring and pinky finger dragging on the mat. It also has 5 weights you can add or subtract any number you want. I'm just using 1 in the center, 3 or 5 makes it to back heavy and you find your weapon facing skyward when running, ha. The memory board is in the front of the mouse so they only have the back half to add weights to. Once you assign your buttons it saves your settings to the onboard chip and you don't have to re-enter them again if you unplug it or use it on another computer, the settings stay with the mouse until you change them. Glides like butter on a nice mat. VERY accurate.
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Ergonomics for long playing sessions
Teflon feet
Good button placement
Good tracking

All else is a marketing gimmick

A 450dpi mouse can be just as accurate as a 5200dpi mouse when in the hands of a good player

Gaming mice to consider:
DeathAdder v1
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Logitech G5 / G500 / MX518

Mice to avoid IMO:
CM Storm Sentinel
Anything from Razer except the DeathAdder
Anything from SteelSeries

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heh, i use this:

i still own in my games and all, i dont know if i should get a new mouse or not

really want a deathadder tho...

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Having a quality mouse is far more important than a good keyboard

I recommend the Logitech G5 or Razer DeathAdder and you should see a massive increase in response and control
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Originally Posted by sosikwitit View Post
Having a quality mouse is far more important than a good keyboard

I recommend the Logitech G5 or Razer DeathAdder and you should see a massive increase in response and control
a keyboard is more important. how about I take the one you have away for a week and see how well you do without it? you can get by without a mouse using mouse keys.

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