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    Question What kind of mouse do you use to game?

    I’m in the process of building a new PC, I game a lot. A better DPI is a requirement. What mouse should I get?
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    I always preferred the Logitech MX series....back when I was gaming, that rig had an MX300 or something like that. Just using native Microsoft drivers...never installed Logitechs drivers, they often caused issues (as do most 3rd party mouse drivers). The basic MS drivers do just fine.

    Oh..and corded...never cordless/wireless.
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    I appreciate y’alls input. There’s about a billon mice with about a billion options, multiple buttons (I’ve seen as high as 14 on one mouse), 10,000 DPI, cordless. AAAAARRRRRRGGG!

    Another question, what kind of DPI should I look for?
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    IMO, once you get past a certain point with DPI...(like 600)....you can't tell the differences. The MX300 I have is 800 I think. That's at least several years old now, todays mice...I'm sure most of them are over a thousand....I wouldn't worry about the higher ones.

    For me...size/shape of mouse is what counts (I have big hands...and the MX series fits nicely for me).

    As for all those extra programmable buttons...I never use them. Some people might....depending on game support of them also.
    Plus on many of them, to use those extra buttons, you most likely have to install their software..which I'd avoid.
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    I agree with YS about the size/shape being a determining factor...

    As far as specs/brand, I'd get anything that is:
    Laser (Bluetrack?/Darkfield?), cordless, over 600 DPI, and a good brand - I buy either Microsoft or Logitech mice. I find that using more than 5-6 buttons is an overkill for me, even though I can see how it may help in some games.

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    Love the MX series myself also...the shape was great for my hands.. picked up very well.

    Also corded NEVER cordless for gaming.. to easy for it to lose connection and/or die in the middle of hard core pwning!!

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    Thanks for the advice, I wound up getting this one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104261
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    I use a logitech g500. It's a great mouse.

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    I use Mitsumi.Excellent

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    All 3 of my rigs i use a Logitech MX 518. I'd never use a cordless mouse.

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    Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104318
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    i also use a g500 i like it because i can change the weight of my mouse i like my mouse heavier in certain games etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    Thanks for the advice, I wound up getting this one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104261
    I got exactly same one, np using it while playing Rift or world of Tanks.
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    Logitech G5 i'm also using it.

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    Logitech Trackman marble since 2k2,Kensington Pro (all hardwired) before then.

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    I have used a Logitech Optical Trackball for years after an elbow surgery. Means I don't have to move my wrist as much and works good for gaming , at least for me. Too bad Logitech quit making them and they are hard to find online.

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    SteelSeries Sensei 310, this is what I use and best gaming mouse I have ever used. It totally justifies its cost and performance. It comes with 3 optical sensors that make it awesome to game with.

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