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new mouse recommendations

Postby shaderz » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:35 am

Hi everyone, i'm looking for a new mouse. I currently have an mx518 but the mouse wheel broke and i've had it for awhile now so I need something new. Quite happy with the shape and having 2 left side buttons, don't care about weights or profiles really just something straight forward and easy to use but good for QL. What are your recommendations?

Oh and budget, probably max $100 :)

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Re: new mouse recommendations

Postby INKoRP » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:48 am

I can recommend my current mouse. I got the Black EC1 or whatever one's the larger, initially I regretted it(getting the bigger one) but I wouldn't change it now. Has your 2 left thumb buttons and performs amazing. I thought it would be weird going from 3 Laser mice in a row (G700/Tt Black/Tt Theron) to this optical but it felt perfect and smoother in comparison.

Cost me like $75 delivered but the site I got it off no longer works (auswidecomputers)

You can get them from here, most expensive (not including freight) is $99.00AUD
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I guess eBay's worth a look too?

Failing that my next choice would be taking a stab at anything touted as "good" from Steelseries or Razer or going with anything else from Logitech... Only thing stopping me is I'm not fond of the weight of them anymore although I haven't touched one since they started that new and updated G series.

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Re: new mouse recommendations

Postby INKoRP » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:26 pm

List of mice/pads the pros use, up to date as of 03/2013

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108 - Zowie EC2 (+Corepad Deskpad XL + QPad MK50)
421 - Razer Abyssus (+Razer Goliathus) -> MS WMO 1.1a
AGENT - Razer DA 2013 (+Razer Goliathus Control Alpha + Razer Tarantula)
alfaomega - Razer DA (+Razer Goliathus)
alteza - Zowie AM (+Artisan Hien Mid + SS 6Gv2)
_ash - Logitech G400 (+A4Tech Bloody B-081 + Razer Black Widow 2012)
axion - Razer DA 3G
Av3k - Logitech MX 310 -> Razer Salmosa -> SS Kana
baksteen - MS IME 3.0 -> SS Kana
bodzo - SS Ikari Laser -> MS WMO 1.1a
bombthreat - MS WMO 1.1a (+PureTrak Talent)
calipt - Razer DA -> Roccat Kova -> SS Kinzu v1 -> Razer Abyssus -> Lollysus optical (WMO innards)
cAs - Logitech G100s
cerboz - Zowie AM (+Corepad C1 L)
chance - Razer Salmosa -> MS WMO 1.1a -> SS Kinzu v1
clawz - MS IME 3.0 (+Razer Goliathus)
coolleR - MS WMO 1.1a -> Razer Abyssus -> Zowie EC2 eVo -> Zowie EC eVo CL (+Corepad Cerro XXX-Large)
cYpheR - MS WMO 1.1a -> Razer DA -> Razer Abyssus -> SS Kana -> MS WMO 1.1a -> Razer Taipan (-> MS WMO 1.1a?)
czm - Logitech MX 300 -> Razer Salmosa -> SS Kinzu v1
DaHanG - SS Ikari Optical -> Razer DA -> SS Xai -> SS Kinzu v1 -> SS Kana (+Razer Goliathus + SS 7G)
debtorr - Zowie EC1
DEISMA - MS WMO 1.1a (+Razer Goliathus Control)
dem0n - MS WMO 1.1a
dimitri - Logitech G400 (+Razer Goliathus Speed)
dkt - Logitech G9 -> MS IME 3.0 -> Zowie EC1 -> Raptor M3 DKT -> Zowie FK
draven - MS IMO 1.1a
empish - SS Kana v2 (+Razer BlackWidow Tournament 2014)
evil - SS Kinzu v1 (+SS QcK Heavy + SS 6Gv2)
fazz - MS WMO 1.1a -> MS IME 3.0 -> Razer Abyssus (+Razer Goliathus Speed 2014 + SS 6Gv2)
fearZZz - Logitech MX 518
FISHs - Razer DeatAdder 3.5 G --> Razer DeathAdder 2013 (+Razer Megasoma)
fox - MS WMO 1.1a
FraZe - SS Kana (+SS QcK+)
frs - Razer Abyssus (+PureTrak Talent)
funnyb - MS WMO 1.1a
gaiia - Logitech MX 300 (+Corepad Deskpad XXXXL)
gienon - MS WMO 1.1a
gandhi - Logitech MX 300
GaRpY - Razer DA
griffin - MS IME 3.0
Guard - MS IME 3.0 -> Zowie EC1 eVo
h8m3 - Ninox Aurora beta (+Artisan Hien Hard + SS 7G) -> Logitech G100s (+SS QcK Heavy + Ducky Shine 3 Yellow)
hypnoi - Razer Abyssus (+Razer Goliathus Speed + Logitech G11)
ikkeds - Razer Abyssus (+SS QcK+)
ins - MS IME 3.0 -> some black ball mouse & Zowie EC2 eVo
ischju - MS IMO 1.1a -> MS WMO 1.1a
jetro - Razer Abyssus 2014 (+Artisan Shidenkai Mid / Artisan Hien Soft)
jibo - MS WMO 1.1a
ka5ta - MS WMO 1.1a -> Logitech G9x
k1llsen - Logitech MX 518 -> Logitech G9 -> Logitech G9x
krysa - MS WMO 1.1a
l1nkin - MS WMO 1.1a -> SS Kinzu v1 -> KinzuAdder -> Ninox Aurora
Lam - Razer Diamondback -> ROCCAT Kone Pure Military
Latrommi - Logitech G400 -> ROCCAT Kone Pure Military (+Razer Goliathus Control)
Latvietis - MS WMO 1.1a (+Razer Goliathus Speed Omega)
madix - Zowie IMO 1.1a
med1xza - Logitech MX510 -> Logitech MX518 -> Logitech G400 -> Logitech G402 (+Artisan Shiden Mid L)
mew - Logitech MX 300 -> Logitech G100
mj_ - Razer Abyssus (+SS QcK Mass)
NiGHTOPS - Razer DA 3G
Nitrino - Zowie EC2 eVo (+Zowie CL + CM Storm Quick Fire white)
noctis - Logitech G1 inside MS "Trekker" ball mouse -> Razer Abyssus w. Salmosa internals --> Logitech G100s
NooD - Zowie AM (+Zowie G-TF Speed)
pavel - SS Xai -> SS Kana -> Zowie EC2 eVo (+SS QcK Heavy + SS 6Gv2)
plazma - Logitech G400 (+SS QcK+)
PURRI - MS IME 3.0 -> Zowie (EC1 eVo?)
rapha - Logitech MX 518 -> MS WMO 1.1a w. SS-sticker -> SS Xai -> MS WMO 1.1a (+SS QcK+ SK)
rehepapp - Logitech MX 518 -> Razer Abyssus
s7ry - Logitech MX 518 (+SS QcK mini)
Sev3n - MS WMO 1.1a -> Zowie AM (+SS QcK Heavy) -> Ninox Aurora (+Razer Goliathus Speed Alpha)
sparks - Logitech G400s (+SS 6Gv2)
SPART1E - SS Kinzu v1 -> SS Xai
starosta - Razer Abyssus (+Razer Mantis Control)
stermy - MS IME 3.0
strenx - Logitech MX 510 -> Logitech MX 518 -> SS Kinzu v1 -> Logitech MX 518 -> SS Kinzu v1 (+SS QcK+ fnatic)
T1E - Razer Abyssus
tox - MS WMO 1.1a
Trajan - Razer DA -> Logitech G9x (+Razer Goliathus)
twister - MS WMO 1.1a -> SS Kana
unnamedtony - Logitech MX 518 -> Razer Abyssus (+Razer Goliathus Control)
URAZ - SS Kana (+SS QcK+)
visje - SS Kinzu v1
Vo0 - MS IME 3.0 -> Razer DA -> MS IME 3.0 --> Zowie EC2 eVo
Weird - Logitech G5 -> "sum 2$ crap" : D
whaz - Razer DeathAdder 2014 (+Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition)
winz - Razer Abyssus w. Salmosa internals -> Logitech G100s (+Ozone Ground level Evolution)
Xron - Razer Abyssus Mirror (+Razer Goliathus Speed + A4Tech X7 G600)
Yakumo - Razer DeathAdder 2013 (+Artisan Shiden)
Yrx - Logitech G100s (+SS QcK+ / Icemat / Roccat Raivo)
Z4muZ - MS IME 3.0
ZeRo4 - MS Intellimouse (ball) (+Allsop Raindrop) -> MS WMO 1.1a -> Razer Abyssus
ZoOt - Logitech MX 518 -> Roccat Kone -> MS IME 3.0 -> SS Kana -> Zowie (EC2 eVo?)
zsx - MS IMO 1.1a(?) -> MS IME 3.0
zyrinx - MS IME 3.0 (+SS QcK+)


bps - Logitech MX 518 -> Razer DA
bulat - MS IME 3.0
LocKtar - Logitech MX 518 -> Logitech G400
Mawe - Razer Copperhead (+Razer eXactMat)
Milton - Logitech G400
Murdoc - Razer DA (+Razer Goliathus Control)
ParadokS - Logitech G1 (+fUnc 1030 rough side) -> Logitech G400
rikoll - MS IME 3.0 -> Logitech MX 518 -> Razer Lachesis -> Razer DA -> Logitech G9x
Zero - Zowie EC2

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Postby SCUMBAG » Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:33 pm

shaderz, i used to use a mx518 and loved it , when i died i got a G400s, almost the same if you can find one,
The G500 is the new replacement , i haven't used a 500
i have tried a few , my son just brought a steel series sensei and it also feels nice, but it did need a bit of tweaking through the software to get it working as he wanted it
it is the only one i like apart from the G400s
i have tried ........ cyborg rat , razor mamba and death-adder, corsair vengeance and raptor m40 they all feel like shit to me
That's just my opinion, the ones i dislike may suit you perfectly

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Postby INKoRP » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:02 pm

reminds me: Zowie's are "no drivers or software," just plug n play with a button on the bottom for DPI and some fuckery to change the polling rate... if you know or care about what a polling rate is...

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Postby JToombsy » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:22 pm

I got a death adder 2014.... I don't recommend it.its far to light for my looking and I find it almost impossible not to press the side buttons when you don't want to. There's a lot of love for the g400, however I haven't heard to much goodness about the500s. corsair would be my pick but don't think there would's much in your price range... :)
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Postby JToombsy » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:23 pm

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Postby shaderz » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:39 pm

thanks for the recommendations, was already looking at the Zowie range as they have some pretty good reviews around the place. Hard to move on from a mouse you've been so happy using though heh. Narrowed it down to the EC1 Evo CL and the EC1-A. Removed the logitech g500s from the equation as it has mixed reviews.

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Postby Dv8 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:32 pm

(auswidecomputers)

5 mins from where i live , my Deathadder 2013 is average imo , side buttons r annoying if you dont use them ,
I find it almost impossible not to press the side buttons when you don't want to.


Is,nt that just right , allthough you get used to gripping under them .

im gonna go back to Logitech next

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Postby INKoRP » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:51 pm

I just re-jigged my thumb buttons, been using 2 for crouch and weapon drop for ages

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Postby borgasm » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:05 am

If you are still deciding...
I used to use a MX500, then went onto the MX518 when that died and since I liked them so much the most similar mouse I found was a logitech G9x. Its a touch shorter than the 518 but feels very similar in hand. two thumb buttons in the same spot, awesome scroll wheel (either smooth scroll or clicky scroll at the push of a button) and customisable DPI settings that you can change between 4 profiles with a deliberate mouse click. Or you can lock it to the one profile if you want.
I found that playing Tribes I need to boost up the sensitivity massively to be able to control aircraft but then drop it back when I jump out. nice and easy to do.
Happy Fragging.

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Postby hardy » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:36 am

I use one of these, it will set you back 99 bux its solid as fuck and has lots of programable options it;s a 6000 dpi mouse.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=15724


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