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Whats the best Mouse for PC gaming?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by SuperSaiyan4, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. SuperSaiyan4

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    Hi all I have a Logitech MX1000 laser mouse but would like to know is this the best mouse for gaming? If no then any reasons to why not?

    Thanks!
     
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    From what I’ve been told you have the best mouse there it is more precise for FPS where you need pixel point accuracy for shooting targets in the distance.
     
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    I've got the Logitech MX1000 also - best mouse ever IMO. Replaced all kinds of MS ones. Don't think you'll find better out there.
     
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    I also use the MX 1000, unfortunately I'm still useless in Counter Strike :(
     
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    Looks like a fairly unanimous vote to me. lol I'm also looking to pick up the MX1000 as a replacement for my MX500. Certainly is a long way from the old days of using a mouse that had a ball in the bottom.
     
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    I love my mx1000 - I've had problems in the past with other mice for playing CS etc.
    I had a great little mouse in the Logitec dual optical unit - but that started to die on me and I kept looking for a replacement.
    I went through a microsoft wireless intellemouse .... very quickly resigned that to work.
    Then I got an mx700 - which was okay, but not perfect - I used to play CS very seriously at a reasonably competetive level, so I just can't live with a mouse thats not keeping up with me.
    I got the mx1000 simply to 'give it a try' and loved it - its not quite as good as the boomslangs for accuracy - but unless you are a pro-gamer, you will NOT notice the difference.
    Its got the accuracy, function and its wireless ..... no messing about with cables.
    Its also alot nicer to hold than the boomslangs ... from my perspective, I like alot of players took ages to get a feel for the boomslang, the mx1000 is a pick up and play job.
    My personal opinion, unless you are planning to go off on the CPL world tour, the mx1000 is the best mouse you can use for normal desk top work AND gamming..... bit pricey though.
     
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    I've got an MX510 and I love it, its the best mouse I've ever owned, but I have been considering the MX1000. Looks a good product.
     
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    Thanks for that link looks like the Razor is no.1 for gaming.
     
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    I wonder if anyone reading this has used a Razer Diamondback? After the glowing comparison I posted I might take a look at it but I wouldn't mind a first- hand account of it before then.
     
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    I also have the mx510 and play CS online alot and love it
     
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    I also have an MX 700, is there really any noticable difference between the 700 and the 1000?
    I mean they are both 800dpi so there cant be THAT much different right?

    Also, would the laser burn a hole in my silicone mouse mat? :D

    If there is then ill get it, otherwise ill wait for the next one!
     
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    From personal experience, having owned both the mx700 and mx1000, I can say that there are some unique differences between the two. Firstly there are the ergonomics - the mx1000 is simply a better fit/better shaped mouse for my right hand. There's also the weight - the mx1000 is lighter then the mx700 and therefore easier to move when you're right in the action of a game. Another difference that I noticed straight away is that my gaming improved. Admittedly not a huge increase, going from my usual 1 frags a map in CS to about 4 - 5 a game. It somehow feels more precise in games then the mx700 (I found it easier to line up shots using the mx1000) even though they've both got the same dpi - maybe the fabled laser is more then just marketing - I don't know. Anyway this is just my opinion having used these two mice. And I'm sure the laser would not burn a hole in any mouse mat :)
     
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    Cheers! Sounds good, ill probably give it a shot. I might also get the Diamond back as i been looking into it and it seems the best thing for gaming. (1600dpi! Cant beat that!)
    I just wish the MX1000 had a higher dpi. I bet the next model will.
     
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    Well I wouldn't read too much into the DPI thing. The MX1000 is pretty whizzy - I'd say it's about an inch to an inch and a half to move my mouse pointer from one side of the screen to the other at 1024x768 and I have no pointer acceleration on either!

    I think the laser notices the movement of the mouse much more, therefore giving a very rapid reaction.

    PC Format reviewed the Diamond Back (IIRC) last month or so - they said that it was good, but felt a little unusual, but it wouldn't threaten to pry the MX1000 out of their hands. It's definitely better than the MX900 I have and the new style Intellipoint also. Battery life is also pretty good - can go for 5 to 7 days on a single charge too :)
     
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    I love my mx1000 lazer it's fragtastic;) even better than the mx700 which I thought could never be improved upon but has :D
     
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    I wrote to Razor zone to ask them where I can buy their 1600dpi diamonback mouse in Japan and they had this to say!

    "You can purchase our mouse via the Razerzone webstore. It will be shipped from Singapore. Please let me know if this is acceptable, if not I will inquire with our Asia Pacific Office.

    Regards,

    Cameron Taylor

    PS – You would be wasting your money on the MX- 1000…Wireless latency alone will cost you a few lives per game…"


    :devil: :rotfl:

    I hope they dont get in trouble for such comments!
     
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    Im sure it is a good mouse, but there is still the inescapable fact that the dpi is still too low for such an expensive mouse.

    Im sure the next batch of mice will have a higher dpi like the razor mouse.
     
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    anythin wireless (imho), has to have a bit of lag. thats why i own mx510. great bit of kit.
     
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    doubt it - the boomslangs have had that sort of dpi for quite a few years - other manufacturers have kept it lower.

    DPI is not the be all and end all ..... MOST people are not taking advantage of the Higher DPI the mouse is set for ..... the boomslangs too responsive for me .... the mx1000 is as well unless I turn down the settings.

    If you have the hand to eye co-ordination of a 14 yr old boy who plays consoles 16hrs a day and has never corrupted his body with drink and drugs ..... you might be remotely able to take advantage of the difference between the 2 mice in resolution.

    otherwise its really down to a choice of aesthetics and useability.
    I prefer the no wires Logitech.
     
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    I'm guessing you failed physics ;)

    There is no reason why a wireless mouse can not transmit or refresh data as quickly as a corded one.

    Both have to encode the signals from the mouse and transmit them.
    If you use usb1 or 2, the mx700 and mx1000 can refresh their wireless data FASTER than usb 1 and 2 can handle.
    This was not the case with earlier wirless mice - they refreshed slower than the usb - thats where the lag came from.
     
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    I own a Logitech wireless keyboard and optical mouse combination and there is absoloutly no noticable lag at all, except if it is used at the extremeties of its range, ie. taking them to the sofa to play on the big screen.
     
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    I can only talk from my own experience. I owned a logitec cordless 18months ago & found a great deal more response when i moved to the mx510. My ol’ man also owns logitec cordless mouse & keyboard, & the keyboard is a nightmare for losing signal. Maybe not set up right, maybe faulty I dont really know.

    If you guys could convince me, Id be willing to give them another go. What would you guys recommend for a stable gaming cordless keyboard & mouse?

    tbh I wasnt top of the class, & it was a very long time ago ;)
     
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    The logitech mx1000 wireless can transmit at 27Mhz - and refreshes ( picks up changes in direction / clicks ) 125 times per second .... USB2 refresh rate = 125

    corded vs wireless = draw ;)
     
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    some of the older cordless mice were terrible ... maybe thats tainted your experience ....

    for the mouse, the mx1000 ..... for the wireless keyboard I'll have to bow to others opinions as I haven't used one.
     
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    For what I have heard, the Gyration Ultra is the best cordless keyboard around with a range of 10 metres, but it is only available with a keyboard / mouse combo I think.
     
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    I've used the MX700 and I found no problem with latency.

    I have also used the basic labtec cordless and I found that to be rather more problematic.

    If you use a cheap cordless solution then I would say there is a possiblilty of a regualr gamer noticing the lack of accuracy. But if anybody can spot the difference between logitech's top cordless mice (MX700, MX900, MX1000) and the corded ones then they are clearly immortal ;)

    http://www6.tomshardware.com/consumer/20041202/index.html
     
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    Well, i must be immortal coz i can swear feeling the lagg when playing Counter Strike Source!

    When moving with the keyboard and with the mouse (but not as bad) I always end up getting blasted coz i didnt move fast enough!
    It MUST be the keyboard as its wireless. I'm using an MX700 keyboard/mouse pack.

    I actually ordered a razor 1600dpi mouse and it has been shipped already, as soon as i get it ill give you guys an update of how it handles compared to the MX700.

    Ill probably get a new wired keyboard too to go with the new mouse.
     
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    I would guess that it's the keyboard, I've been using a MX700 for a couple of years now and not noticed any problems. I might be tempted by the MX1000 now though ;)
     

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