• The Mouse Buying Guide
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[SUP]Grip Types: [/SUP] Palm Grip; [thumb]http://assets.razerzone.com/peripherals-guide/mouse/images/palmgrip-illus01.jpg[/thumb] The palm grip is the way many users use to hold a computer mouse, and is found to be the most comfortable grip but it comes with the expense of control. Claw Grip; [thumb]http://assets.razerzone.com/peripherals-guide/mouse/images/clawgrip.jpg[/thumb] The Claw grip is similar to the palm grip, but instead of using the entire length of your finger, you use the tips. This gives you more control but less comfort. Mouse mice that work with a palm grip work well with a claw grip. Fingertip Grip; [thumb]http://assets.razerzone.com/peripherals-guide/mouse/images/fingertip-illus01.jpg[/thumb] The Fingertip Grip controls the mouse entirely with your fingers. It is similar to the claw grip except you move your palm off the mouse. This gives you the most control but gives the least comfort and takes the most practice to get used to. [B][U]A mouse's DPI shows how sensitive to movement it is. A mouse with a high DPI will require a lower sensitivity however a higher dpi does not mean better.[/U][/B] Razer Deathadder 3500 DPI Wired Mouse | Cost £55.38/$61.61| 5 Buttons [thumb]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41uI42omxaL.jpg[/thumb] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Razer-DeathAdder-3500-dpi-RZ01-00151700-W1M1/dp/B003BIFI6E/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1329418155&sr=1-5[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/Deathadder-3500Dpi-Gaming-Sensitivity-Adjustment/dp/B005R3DPIY/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1329420598&sr=1-5[/url] Good for palm grip users. Razer Abyssus 3500 DPI Wired Mouse | Cost:£34.99/$49.82 [thumb]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31ozcPMeqoL._AA300_.jpg[/thumb] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Razer-Abyssus-Mirror-3500DPI-Gaming/dp/B003LKIBNO/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1329421659&sr=1-2[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Abyssus-Precision-ABYSSUS-PRECISION/dp/B00655D830/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1329421672&sr=1-3[/url] Good for palm grip users that want a simple mouse. Logitech G400 3600 DPI Wired Mouse | Cost:£27/$36.98 | 8 Buttons [thumb]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ybc8BGkYL.jpg[/thumb] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-G400-Optical-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B00573Y2RC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1326754048&sr=8-2[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-High-Precision-910-002277/dp/B0055QZ216/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329417900&sr=8-1[/url] Good for palm grip users. Logitech G500 5700 DPI Wired Mouse | Cost:£36.00/$54.99 | 10 Buttons [thumb]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81tGjsWS1EL._AA1500_.jpg[/thumb] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-910-001262-G500-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B002P0MIRG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329418492&sr=8-2[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G500-Programmable-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B002J9GDXI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1329418631&sr=1-1[/url] Good for palm grip users. Logitech G9x 5700 DPI Wired Mouse | Cost:£52.48/$61.99 | 7 Buttons [thumb]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NM9AwVT1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/thumb] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-910-001153-G9x-Laser-Mouse/dp/B001RQAMIG/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1329420050&sr=1-1[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Programmable-Laser-Gaming-Precision/dp/B001NTFATI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329420043&sr=8-1[/url] Great for any grip, comes with adjustable grips. Steel Series Sensei 5700 DPI Wired Mouse | Cost:£79.99/$86.66 | 7 Buttons [thumb]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31hnBQ7y-JL.jpg[/thumb] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/SteelSeries-Sensei-Grade-Laser-Mouse/dp/B005HGCNU2/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1329420311&sr=1-1-catcorr[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Sensei-Laser-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B005L38QLQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1329420322&sr=1-1[/url] Good for palm or claw grip users. Good upgrade from the Intellimouse. Cyborg R.A.T. - 7 5600 DPI Wired Mouse | Cost:£68.39/$79.99 | 7 Buttons [thumb] http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZQLf93%2BKL._AA300_.jpg[/thumb] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cyborg-R-A-T-7-Mouse-PC/dp/B003CP0BHM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329421146&sr=8-2[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/Cyborg-T-7-Gaming-Mouse-MAC/dp/B003CP0BHM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329421128&sr=8-1[/url] Great for any grip, can be easily customized to your need. Microsoft Wheel Mouse 400 DPI Wired Mouse | Cost:£15/$15 | 3 Buttons [thumb]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31YiU0HqJqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/thumb] [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000E1Z4UQ/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3/280-2721236-3496530?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_r=0GF6X1RXF612MEYA7SZ7&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=103612307&pf_rd_i=B00004VUC7[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-D66-00069-Wheel-Optical-Mouse/dp/B00025O7FC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329851786&sr=8-1[/url] Good for palm grip users that don't want any extra buttons or special features and need a cheap mouse. Microsoft Intellimouse 1500 DPI Wired Mouse | Cost:£30/$40 | 5/4 Buttons [thumb]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lUzB-jbDL.jpg[/thumb Very old mouse but very reliable. Good for palm grip users. Links Needed Open too sugestions. Regardless of what mouse you buy you should always go to a store and try the mouse out before you buy it.
[QUOTE=Ooops: 404;34728209]Fancy Op in progress. Open for suggestions .[/QUOTE] You're fucking stupid.
You're doing God's work.
Add the Deathadder. Only good thing Razer make. Also add the Xai and the G9x. Also why are you posting this when you haven't finished the OP yet?
[QUOTE=Chubbs;34728301]Add the Deathadder. Only good thing Razer make. Also add the Xai and the G9x. Also why are you posting this when you haven't finished the OP yet?[/QUOTE] So I can get suggestions like these.
How is the Deathadder 50 quid? You can get them for far less than that. iirc they were going on Amazon for about 35. EDIT: Oh you're using the 3500DPI one. I was looking at prices for the 1800DPI one. [editline]16th February 2012[/editline] Add the MX518 too. The Razer Abyssus would also be a good idea as it's pretty good or a cheap mouse.
Good idea, flawed first post. Add the WMO and Xai as soon as possible.
[QUOTE=Chubbs;34728384] Add the MX518 too. The Razer Abyssus would also be a good idea as it's pretty good or a cheap mouse.[/QUOTE] The G400 is the new MX518 and from what I can tell it's the same price or cheaper than the MX518.
[QUOTE=David Tennant;34728425]Good idea, flawed first post. Add the WMO and Xai as soon as possible.[/QUOTE] WMO?
[QUOTE=SGTNAPALM;34728441]The G400 is the new MX518 and from what I can tell it's the same price or cheaper than the MX518.[/QUOTE] Should still be included for completeness. [editline]16th February 2012[/editline] You got the wrong link on the Deathadder. One of them is for the Respawn one with 3500DPI and the other one is the normal 1800DPI one.
Welp, since I guess we're sticking with this, you'd best add that it's usually the best option to go to your store and try them out, because with mouses, comfort in your hand is above all else. Who the hell games about 4000dpi and such anyway? God damn. Also you forgot to add Fingertip grip to the OP, and you should probably mention the King of all right-handed fingertip mouses, the G9x, and for everyone who is use to the Intellimouse, the SteelSeries Sensei (or the Xai, but that's last gen in their product line now) is a great upgrade.
[QUOTE=Weltmeister;34728670]Welp, since I guess we're sticking with this, you'd best add that it's usually the best option to go to your store and try them out, because with mouses, comfort in your hand is above all else. Who the hell games about 4000dpi and such anyway? God damn. Also you forgot to add Fingertip grip to the OP, and you should probably mention the King of all right-handed fingertip mouses, the G9x, and for everyone who is use to the Intellimouse, the SteelSeries Sensei (or the Xai, but that's last gen in their product line now) is a great upgrade.[/QUOTE] The plural of mouse is mice. [editline]16th February 2012[/editline] You could add the R.A.T mice, too.
[QUOTE=Chubbs;34728978]The plural of mouse is mice. [editline]16th February 2012[/editline] You could add the R.A.T mice, too.[/QUOTE] Welp Spanish is my first language im sorry professor
Doing a quick list of the mice you should include that I can think of off the top of my head. [RELEASE]Razer Deathadder Razer Abyssus Logitech G400 Logitech G500 Logitech MX518 Logitech G9x Steelseries Xai Steelseries Sensei Cyborg R.A.T 3 Cyborg R.A.T 7 Cyborg R.A.T 9 Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 WMO[/RELEASE] There are going to be far more than that, though. [editline]16th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Weltmeister;34729049]Welp Spanish is my first language im sorry professor[/QUOTE] Mis disculpas. (did I get that right?)
[QUOTE=Chubbs;34729113]Doing a quick list of the mice you should include that I can think of off the top of my head. [RELEASE]Razer Deathadder Razer Abyssus Logitech G400 Logitech G500 Logitech MX518 Logitech G9x Steelseries Xai Steelseries Sensei Cyborg R.A.T 3 Cyborg R.A.T 7 Cyborg R.A.T 9 Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 WMO[/RELEASE] There are going to be far more than that, though.[/QUOTE] Why all that rats, and why both the Xai and Sensei?
[QUOTE=Chubbs;34728978]The plural of mouse is mice. [editline]16th February 2012[/editline] You could add the R.A.T mice, too.[/QUOTE] When speaking of computer mouses, either is correct. I prefer mouses, obviously.
[QUOTE=Ooops: 404;34728209] Fingertip Grip; [thumb]http://assets.razerzone.com/peripherals-guide/mouse/images/fingertip-illus01.jpg[/thumb] The Fingertip Grip controls the mouse entirely with your fingers. It is similar to the claw grip except you move your palm off the mouse. This gives you the most control but gives the least comfort and takes the most practice to get used to.[/QUOTE] I never knew this. This is the one I've always used, I found it the most natural. The only problem is that I occasionally have problems pressing the side buttons.
[QUOTE=SGTNAPALM;34729187]I never knew this. This is the one I've always used, I found it the most natural. The only problem is that I occasionally have problems pressing the side buttons.[/QUOTE] Likewise but apparently that's how it works.
[QUOTE=Shadaez;34729165]When speaking of computer mouses, either is correct. I prefer mouses, obviously.[/QUOTE] I'm partial to saying "Mices" myself.
I absolutely love my Logitech G9x. The grip I'm using is inbetween claw and finger grip. Mostly I use finger grip though. Not having to move the mouse with your whole arm you can just use your fingers with slight wrist movement.
Really, you ought to add in the WMO (Wheel Mouse Optical), IMO 1.1 (Intellimouse 1.1), and IMO 3.0, they are great mice that all use the same great sensor and only differ in ergonomics and buttons, and a lot of professionals like to use them in games like Quake and Counter-Strike (WMO preferred for Quake players, IMO preferred for CS players) because those mice don't fuck around and are both extremely reliable and cheap. No offense but I think you should restructure the OP a bit and maybe polish it. I think that the Headphone Buying Guide would be an alright example of a general structure: [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1160541[/url] They make sure to explain various factors that can affect choosing the right headphones before actually introducing the different headphones, and while you did state the different grip types, you should probably also talk about things like optical vs. laser, or how optical mice need mouse pads to be effective whereas it doesn't really matter for laser, or how low DPI isn't the end of the world (some people only go for mice with like 3000+ DPI, while if you look at a lot of top players in Quake or CS, you'll see them using 400/800 DPI).
I had no idea that I used the fingertip grip automatically. I have the Razer TRON mouse (I got it for really cheap, don't judge.) Perfect for my grip.
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Even though it's the 3500 DPI DeathAdder you still can get it cheaper for $40 at Newegg. [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153055"]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153055[/URL] I've been using the DeathAdder for years a lovely mouse, but it's kind of on the heavy side. Also you should add the CM Xornet/Storm. They are getting high praises from people as great mice for claw users and the likes.
[QUOTE=Squirrel2531;34772962]Even though it's the 3500 DPI DeathAdder you still can get it cheaper for $40 at Newegg. [URL]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153055[/URL] I've been using the DeathAdder for years a lovely mouse, but it's kind of on the heavy side. Also you should add the CM Xornet/Storm. They are getting high praises from people as great mice for claw users and the likes.[/QUOTE] don't ever buy anything made by logitech then the g500 weighs over 120g without the weight cartridge
Just ordered a g500 today. I've been using this: [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logitech_VX_Revolution[/url] for 5 years, and it recently started having problems with clicking.
I love my RAT 7
Are the G400 or MX518 light mice? I was thinking of getting a gaming mouse and I want something that's lighter than the mouse I have now (generic Rosewill mouse).
G500 is an awful mouse, why the fuck have you suggested it? lmao, rate me dumb then. Enjoy your heavy as fuck mouse with inbuilt acceleration above 1m/s, terrible tracking, low perfect control, low malfunction speed, poor build quality. Not to mention the jitter due to the sensor having a bad SROM version.
Is the G9x good?
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