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Old 03-14-2005, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default What kind of mouse do you use for gaming?

What kind of mouse are you using for your gaming?

I have always used an Optical mouse, but lately have been using the MX1000 from Logitech. It's an awesome mouse, but doesn't seem that it's built for gaming, I think just because it's cordless. More tests to be had for sure though, as I will likely change my mind.

There are a ton of different mice for gaming, so which do you use? Logitech has a new pure gamers mouse coming out [MX518], which looks hopeful, since you can change your DPI during play.

Just want to know what everyone uses.. so I can have more excuses why I suck so bad at UT and CS: S.
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Old 03-15-2005, 10:52 AM   #2
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I use a wired black and gray logitech mouse with dual optical sensors.



* A 2X optical sensor-up to 800 dpi
* Three customizable buttons and a scroll wheel
* WebWheelâ„¢ software for smarter Internet browsing
* Comfortable in either hand
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Old 03-16-2005, 12:36 AM   #3
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i have a mx510. The mx518 just has better dpi. I love my mouse.
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Old 03-16-2005, 12:38 AM   #4
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I use the mx 700 wireless from logitech, though most of the buttons arent compatable with most games. I think im going to try the new one logitech is coming out with soon, the mx530 is it?
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:31 AM   #5
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This is my Workmouse...



It's an IBM Scrollpoint Pro 800dpi optic mouse.
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:32 AM   #6
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Expect a review of the MX518 tomorrow or Friday.

Mike, you play CS right? How do you find playing those types of games with a cordles mouse? I found that the control was a little worse, because I have the habit of lifting my mouse, moving it, and it then moving me in game. That doesn't happen with optical.
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Old 03-20-2005, 11:28 AM   #7
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I use the standard sony vaio mouse with cord... There isnt really a name for it...

Why? Cause it came with the computer and if i keep it clean it works fine for what i use it for...
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Old 03-20-2005, 03:37 PM   #8
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i use mx510 maybe once i get more money ill gethte mx518 and see if i can tell a difference. I love this mouse its so comfortable. B4 this mouse ive always had crappy microsoft ball mouses, they were horrible
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Old 03-20-2005, 04:07 PM   #9
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Oh yeah..

If anyone besides me lives in Canada.. Staples are selling the MX510 for $18.88..

$30 instant rebate and a $10 mail-in.

Good deal for sure.. considering the other day they were $60CAN.
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Yea Rob, CS is my life:-) I do find find that a broblem, when it happens, But I changed my mouse sensitivity up so i can turn faster that has helped. But I find the lifting of the mouse problem also effects me on cord mice too, all opticals do that i think, so i cant wait to try this mx518, looks nice :-P
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I still use my Razer Boomslang. It's about 4 years old but still awesome.
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Ahh.. the boomslang.

I used one when they came out. I remember the ads, I think they were with the game Hitman.

Good times.
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Yea, my old roommate and I scored 2 of them at Frag4 in Dallas, waaaay back in 2000. I still have a V5 6000 vid card from the same convention. remember those?
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:29 AM   #14
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im still using my first optical mouse a logitech wheel mouse optical. its at least 3 years old. still going strong, the mouse feet are still there but one of them needs regluing. it also has some paint rubbed off on the finger pads
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Old 03-30-2005, 10:35 PM   #15
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just got a Razer Diamondback and it is the best mouse i have ever owned.

super accurate and fast as hell.
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