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#1 MSpurrier24

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:45 PM

Hey guys i am new to MMO's and gaming on the Computer entirely i usually play on consoles but i see all these gaming mice and was wondering what is a good cheap one that a beginner like me could use? im not looking to spend 120$ but a respectable price and a mouse that is better than a standard one that comes in the box ahahah

Please help and post a link below maybe if you're feeling generous !

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#2 Naoroji

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:50 PM

You don't need a gaming mouse to get good at gaming on the PC. ;) Just find one that fits your hand, really, that's all there is to it. ^^

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:52 PM

How much are you willing to spend then?

This is the mouse I used for years when I used to play WoW. It's incredibly durable, but only 2 extra buttons if that's good enough for you. And, of course, it doesn't cost much.

If you're looking for the higher end up the spectrum, this is what I currently use. It says it's $100, but you can easily find it for $80.

Edited by Shamadamun, 23 July 2012 - 08:54 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:58 PM

View PostShamadamun, on 23 July 2012 - 08:52 PM, said:

How much are you willing to spend then?

This is the mouse I used for years when I used to play WoW. It's incredibly durable, but only 2 extra buttons if that's good enough for you. And, of course, it doesn't cost much.

If you're looking for the higher end up the spectrum, this is what I currently use. It says it's $100, but you can easily find it for $80.
that G400 looks like just what i need, it says 8 programmable buttons which is more than what i need and its pretty cheap.. Thank you SOO Much!!!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:00 PM

View PostMSpurrier24, on 23 July 2012 - 08:58 PM, said:

that G400 looks like just what i need, it says 8 programmable buttons which is more than what i need and its pretty cheap.. Thank you SOO Much!!!

I was going to recommend the g500, you are goo to go either way. Don't forget Logitechs lifetime warranty with premium RMA free of charge.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:06 PM

View PostGhost Dog, on 23 July 2012 - 09:00 PM, said:

I was going to recommend the g500, you are goo to go either way. Don't forget Logitechs lifetime warranty with premium RMA free of charge.
thanks i definitely will look at the G500 as well, and i didn't know about warranty and stuff thanks!

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:13 PM

View PostNaoroji, on 23 July 2012 - 08:50 PM, said:

You don't need a gaming mouse to get good at gaming on the PC. ;) Just find one that fits your hand, really, that's all there is to it. ^^

I agree

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:57 PM

I quite like my g500, I use it with a gamepad because I have a laptop. If you like to do a bit of fps on the side the dpi buttons are useful.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:31 AM

I use the G700. The wireless option is nice, I never thought I'd use it but it's rather useful at times. Data over cable means I don't ever lose out because I can just plug in the cable and the mouse charges and I get the maximum reporting for USB. There are plenty of options to set the 4 quick-change DPI settings, reporting, battery settings, free-spin and tick mouse wheel options, customizable buttons, on-the-fly profiles for the customizable buttons (multiplying them by 5), and on and on. Best mouse I've used, and I've owned quite a few.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:42 AM

View PostKrazzar, on 24 July 2012 - 12:31 AM, said:

I use the G700. The wireless option is nice, I never thought I'd use it but it's rather useful at times. Data over cable means I don't ever lose out because I can just plug in the cable and the mouse charges and I get the maximum reporting for USB. There are plenty of options to set the 4 quick-change DPI settings, reporting, battery settings, free-spin and tick mouse wheel options, customizable buttons, on-the-fly profiles for the customizable buttons (multiplying them by 5), and on and on. Best mouse I've used, and I've owned quite a few.
Thanks for the info. I'm also looking to buy a new mouse, and so far G700 seems to be more to my liking than the G600.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:34 AM

Having had both the G400 (MX380 which is the same thing) and now having the G700 I would say that the G700 is worth the extra money.  At the same time, the G400 is easier to get used to from a standard mouse.  Also the G700 will feel awful in your hand due to the texture for the first week.  Then either you get used to it, or it gets worn down enough to feel a lot better.

Some people also like the G600, but I have no experience with it or the Naga counterpart.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:48 AM

The extra buttons are definitely worth it.

I'm using mouse buttons for weapon skills, ctrl+mouse buttons for utility skills and shift+mouse buttons for profession skills.

My overall mobility has increased a lot since I've swapped my skills to my right hand instead of combining both movement and skills to the left.

EDIT: I have a G500 btw.

Edited by DarkWasp, 24 July 2012 - 01:49 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:59 AM

Think about your grip style before you buy. I have both a Razer Naga and a Logitech G300. I'm a claw grip and thought I'd get used to the razer naga, but I didn't, it just gave me a sore thumb, wasn't for me. So then I got the Logitech G300 which freakin' rocks - it seems to be designed for claw grips and I vastly prefer the extra buttons on top of the mouse than on the side (hitting them with your index and middle finger). I picked this little baby up for only $50 Australian and it worked great during BWE3, completely familiar with it in about 5 mins of play. Worth a look if you're a claw grip, but I woudn't recommend if you're a palm grip (too small).

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:51 AM

My suggestion if you want to go based off grip is G300 for Claw grips, G700 for Fingertip grips,  G600 or Naga Hex for Palm grips.  I advise always going Logitech over other brands just because I have used them for years and years and years and have never once had their products crap out on me at the speed that every other brands do.   That said, the Naga Hex looks downright amazing in button structure for a Palm Grip player  I was tempted by it myself but I like my buttons on the top.  The other mice work for other grips, but if you are going to step out of what I suggested do it for a Hex or G600.  I originally said 700 is best but honestly I am a big proponent of fingertip grip as well.

http://www.razerzone...guide/ergonomic

Will explain what the grips look like.

Oh and if you are a fingertip grip, get a trackball for work, or the lightest mouse you can possibly find and crank up the sensitivity.  I didn't realize how bad my natural grip was on my wrist until I started getting some severe pain by the time I was 17, especially using those old ball mice that weighed like lead bricks.  I swapped to a trackball at work and after a week pain was down considerably.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 04:59 AM

check out the logitech's new mouse, the G600 designed for MMOs, or the Razer Naga ( I got the naga, and if it ever breaks I'm getting the G600)

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

G400 if you play shooters more (~50 bucks) or Corsair M90 if spent more time in MMOs (~70 bucks)

Edited by Maidere, 24 July 2012 - 09:11 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 09:47 AM

All I can say about Logitech is: Only get (new) Logitech (mice) if you plan on getting a new mouse in a year.

They seem to have a persistent problem with microswitches wearing out well before they should, resulting in the mouse double-clicking while you're only single clicking. It's really, really, really annoying... Trust me, I have the G700 at the moment, and it does just that. :(

#18 Maidere

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

I purchased G400 second edition few weeks ago, it's ok.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

I'm surprised to see so many people using Logitech and not many references to the Razer Naga. I use the Naga and I've found it to be very helpful for GW2 in the beta weekends. I have my entire skill bar bound to the mouse which also is used to aim everything, so for me it just feels natural to have all your skill stuff on the same hand.

That frees up my left hand to focus on movement. Not just QWEASD but also jumping and dodging. Since dodging is so important I ended up binding it to space bar and putting jump on the shift key. Using a key for dodge instead of double tapping is required in PvP where that split second of removing your finger for the double tap opens you up to taking massive damage. I also constantly am holding either Q or E to keep moving, so it would be difficult to activate skills with that same hand.

A few professions have traits which add extra advantage to staying mobile. Elementalists have a trait which increases the damage of all attacks you make while you're moving. Thieves get increased damage while attacking from beside or behind an opponent instead of face on. The Naga allows me to take full advantage of the increased damage and of course I inherently take less damage because you can't take damage if your opponent can't hit you.

So I guess it mostly makes a big difference in PvP, now that I think about it. I still used it in PvE and the traits still give you bonuses there. I think it's just a good idea to be as effective as possible in any situation, not just in PvP. You should give the Naga a test drive. If you like it, buy one. :)

Edited by Eqo, 24 July 2012 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

View PostEqo, on 24 July 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

I'm surprised to see so many people using Logitech and not many references to the Razer Naga.

^ Basically everything this user said.  Nagas are smaller than most gaming mice though so if you have larger hands it may be a no-go, but having so many options on one finger is beyond amazing.

#21 Jerakor

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:27 PM

The G600 is superior to the Razer Naga in just about every way is the reason why people haven't mentioned the Naga.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:44 PM

Debatable Jerakor.
The only thing G600 has in favor of the naga is the build quality, the rest is personal opinions and comfort.
The G600 is a very solid mouse and for most people who use a Naga atm (myself included), will try the G600 when (inevitable :P) our naga brakes or develops one of the many faults it has.

I'm curious about the finish on the G600 though, If its a standard plastic finish like on the G700, then I personally won't be able to use it because its not comfortable to me and I think it would be too big for my hands.  Again, Naga VS G600, is down to the person.

Edited by Matsy, 24 July 2012 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:48 PM

View PostKrazzar, on 24 July 2012 - 12:31 AM, said:

I use the G700. The wireless option is nice, I never thought I'd use it but it's rather useful at times. Data over cable means I don't ever lose out because I can just plug in the cable and the mouse charges and I get the maximum reporting for USB. There are plenty of options to set the 4 quick-change DPI settings, reporting, battery settings, free-spin and tick mouse wheel options, customizable buttons, on-the-fly profiles for the customizable buttons (multiplying them by 5), and on and on. Best mouse I've used, and I've owned quite a few.

I can only second that.

Especially for MMOs the mouse is really good with the additional buttons.

I have my 5 main skills bound to my mouse and the 5 other skills around my wasd using Q, E, 1, 2 and 3. For the F1-F4 profession specific skills I use shift and the 4 side mouse buttons.

I also like the side buttons more then the ones on the Razer Naga who are just too tiny and uncomfortable to reach for my liking.

Edited by Yphex, 24 July 2012 - 02:49 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

I'm a huge fan of Razer. This is the current mouse that I'm using.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:15 PM

View PostMaidere, on 24 July 2012 - 09:09 AM, said:

G400 if you play shooters more (~50 bucks) or Corsair M90 if spent more time in MMOs (~70 bucks)

I checked corsair m90 on youtube and web, seems like people had problem with assigning buttons and macros. Anyone who own this mouse, are there any bugs like this or different?

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:59 AM

View PostNaoroji, on 24 July 2012 - 09:47 AM, said:

All I can say about Logitech is: Only get (new) Logitech (mice) if you plan on getting a new mouse in a year.

They seem to have a persistent problem with microswitches wearing out well before they should, resulting in the mouse double-clicking while you're only single clicking. It's really, really, really annoying... Trust me, I have the G700 at the moment, and it does just that. :(

I've never had a problem with a Logitech mouse, I have three now and they all still work (now I have three computers). The G5 from 2005 is as good as it was out of the box, I'm using the G5v2 from 2008 right now without issue, and the G700 has been flawless for a year and a quarter. They all see everyday use. My brother has an MX518 from 2005 as well and has never had a problem with it. Sorry to hear you had some bad luck, but I wouldn't put Logitech in the same bin as Razer in terms of durability.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:04 AM

I use the Naga, works great for me. I have really small hands xD

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:09 AM

I use the g500 too. Quality is super good, 3 extra buttons on the side is the perfect amount IMO and it's cheap.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:09 AM

Really enjoying the G600

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 08:17 AM

View PostKrazzar, on 26 July 2012 - 04:59 AM, said:

I've never had a problem with a Logitech mouse, I have three now and they all still work (now I have three computers). The G5 from 2005 is as good as it was out of the box, I'm using the G5v2 from 2008 right now without issue, and the G700 has been flawless for a year and a quarter. They all see everyday use. My brother has an MX518 from 2005 as well and has never had a problem with it. Sorry to hear you had some bad luck, but I wouldn't put Logitech in the same bin as Razer in terms of durability.

Haha, I know Razer is worse; but it isn't just me. ;) I've searched the web for a solution to my problem and found that quite a few people with G700's were suffering from the same problem. I hope it doesn't happen to you as well, but you never know! (At least they have a few years warranty, right?)





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