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paceman
11th Dec 2007, 09:09 AM
ARGH!!! My razor copperhead mouse died yesterday. :cry:

I need a new mouse - anyone have suggestions for a new gaming mouse?

Duke{CLR}
11th Dec 2007, 09:17 AM
I wuld get the Logitec G5 second eddition.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104076

I would have put this mouse on my Xmas list but I alread have two 518's :)

juneau
11th Dec 2007, 09:38 AM
Razer Lachesis. So comfy. :D

http://www.dvhardware.net/news/razer_lachesis.jpg

A1B2C3CAL
11th Dec 2007, 10:01 AM
I like the logitech Mx518 6 buttons including the wheel. I like to map out the buttons for everything from night vision to grenades, reload and switch weapons etc..

paceman
11th Dec 2007, 10:01 AM
I'm curious how easy it is to use the additional buttons on the lachesis?

I found the extra buttons on the copperhead a little awkward.

One thing I like on the G5 is that it's designed for right-handers. I don't need an ambidextrous mouse.

Right now I have on my list
Logitech G5
Razer Deathadder
Razer Lachesis

-I am leaning a little toward the Logitech, I've had a bunch of there stuff and not had a failure. But my Razor mouse died in only 2 years. So I have some questions about their reliability.

Duke{CLR}
11th Dec 2007, 10:38 AM
The two thumb buttons on the Mx518 are similar to the ones on the G5. They are mouse buttons 4 and 5. I use the front one for Mele/Knife selection and the aft one for primary weapon selection. :2thumbs:

BlackArrow
11th Dec 2007, 10:43 AM
I wuld get the Logitec G5 second eddition.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104076

I would have put this mouse on my Xmas list but I alread have two 518's :)


+ 1

I have the G5 and really like it. I have a drawer full of previous attempts to find the perfect gaming mouse.

juneau
11th Dec 2007, 10:50 AM
I'm curious how easy it is to use the additional buttons on the lachesis?

I found the extra buttons on the copperhead a little awkward.

One thing I like on the G5 is that it's designed for right-handers. I don't need an ambidextrous mouse.

Right now I have on my list
Logitech G5
Razer Deathadder
Razer Lachesis

-I am leaning a little toward the Logitech, I've had a bunch of there stuff and not had a failure. But my Razor mouse died in only 2 years. So I have some questions about their reliability.

It kind of depends on your hand size i guess. When i had a quick play i found it to be a breeze. The sensitivity is crazy. Possibley the best mouse i've ever used.... just a pity i can't afford to buy myself one right now. :cry:

A few customer reviews.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=KB-026-RA&tool=3&groupid=702&catid=23&subcat=3

Dead...Again
11th Dec 2007, 11:14 AM
Since the shape of the Razers is so different from that of the Logitech mice, it really depends on which shape you prefer. I personally don't like the shape of the Razer mice. If I were to get a new mouse right now it would be the G5 second edition. I have an MX518 right now, and I love it.

paceman
11th Dec 2007, 01:59 PM
Bought a G5 at lunch time. Love the feel. Buttons are in good position. Not sure about the weight changing abilities.....

{CLR}geneSW
11th Dec 2007, 02:37 PM
load it up all the way with heavies, and adjust it untill it feels right to you, that's how I did it. When I want to get serious I drop the entire weight carrier out and when i'm playing around I have almost all of the heavy weights in it.

BlackArrow
11th Dec 2007, 02:45 PM
load it up all the way with heavies, and adjust it untill it feels right to you, that's how I did it. When I want to get serious I drop the entire weight carrier out and when i'm playing around I have almost all of the heavy weights in it.

+ 1

I actually find myself playing with all of the heavies in it.

paceman
11th Dec 2007, 03:40 PM
load it up all the way with heavies, and adjust it untill it feels right to you, that's how I did it. When I want to get serious I drop the entire weight carrier out and when i'm playing around I have almost all of the heavy weights in it.

+ 1

I actually find myself playing with all of the heavies in it.
Sounds logical, at high DPI, the heaver weight would keep it from very minor twitches.

Thanks, I'll give it a try later tonight.

CarbonFire
11th Dec 2007, 05:31 PM
+1 to the mx518/G5

I'm not particularly fond of the shape of Razor mice.

Enjoy your new deadly precision paceman :D

gti420
11th Dec 2007, 10:44 PM
I'm still using an MX510, that they stopped production of a while ago. I've had it for at least 4 years, through planetside, 2142 and many other games. My starcraft addiction wasn't nice on it. It's lasted through 2 Dell keyboards, and my 3rd is on the outs. Logitech make the most reliable mice in the world, and when my 510 finally died, I'll send it back and they will replace it with another under their lifetime warranty. Of course, like everything else since the 510 isn't made they'll upgrade to whatever it is at the time. I love it!

Apache Warrior
11th Dec 2007, 11:00 PM
I still use, and love, my MX1000. Another one they don't make any more.
Apache

Dead_And_Gone
12th Dec 2007, 09:10 AM
G5 FTW!!! With all the Heavies in. I'll take smooth over jerky. :D

darth_nevus
12th Dec 2007, 09:39 AM
G5 FTW!!! With all the Heavies in. I'll take smooth over jerky. :D

+12000. and the ability to set my own 5 diferent resolutions makes it a VERY capable mouse. and as you sqaid paceman, its very ergonomic, and quite comfortable for a right hander!