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Fairly new to the gaming scene and looking for a good entry-level ($30-$60) gaming mouse - suggestions?

I'm fairly new to the PC gaming scene, at least to games that require some level of precision (CS:GO, TF2, Torchlight 2, LoL) and currently have a Logitech M305 wireless mouse. It's been great...but it's not a gaming mouse and I'm really seeing the need for a better mouse.

 

However, I've never really looked into mice before and don't know a whole lot about what's good & what's not. Basically, all I know is that Omron (is that right?) switches are the good ones, optical is better than laser, and that Logitech makes really good mice.

 

There are a few names I recognize or have looked into getting, but I, again, don't know for sure what would be best for the price. A couple of mice I've looked at include the Logitech G502, G402, eBlue Mazer II (cheaper, but seems to have good reviews,) and the Corsair M60, M65, M90.

 

I mostly play CS:GO, but enjoy the occasional game of LoL or some Torchlight 2, so multiple buttons doesn't hurt. The biggest thing in my case would be best quality for the money. I'd prefer to keep the price closer to the $30-$40 part of my $30-$60 spectrum, but I'd be willing to pay more if there is really a big performance increase.

 

Basically, I'm a n00b when it comes to mice, want to play games that require precision (and thus higher DPI/CPI on the mouse), and don't want to spend more than $60 on the mouse. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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I'm rocking an logitech g400s, and i'm madly in love with it.
Love this thing <3

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G502 is fantatsic

 

however the G302 (or even the 402) are just as good if you do not need the bells and whistles !!!

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I'm fairly new to the PC gaming scene, at least to games that require some level of precision (CS:GO, TF2, Torchlight 2, LoL) and currently have a Logitech M305 wireless mouse. It's been great...but it's not a gaming mouse and I'm really seeing the need for a better mouse.

 

However, I've never really looked into mice before and don't know a whole lot about what's good & what's not. Basically, all I know is that Omron (is that right?) switches are the good ones, optical is better than laser, and that Logitech makes really good mice.

 

There are a few names I recognize or have looked into getting, but I, again, don't know for sure what would be best for the price. A couple of mice I've looked at include the Logitech G502, G402, eBlue Mazer II (cheaper, but seems to have good reviews,) and the Corsair M60, M65, M90.

 

I mostly play CS:GO, but enjoy the occasional game of LoL or some Torchlight 2, so multiple buttons doesn't hurt. The biggest thing in my case would be best quality for the money. I'd prefer to keep the price closer to the $30-$40 part of my $30-$60 spectrum, but I'd be willing to pay more if there is really a big performance increase.

 

Basically, I'm a n00b when it comes to mice, want to play games that require precision (and thus higher DPI/CPI on the mouse), and don't want to spend more than $60 on the mouse. Does anyone have any suggestions?

check these out ~ http://www.bloody.tw/EN/products.php?pid=10&id=32  or   https://ametech.us/store/a4tech-q1100-gaming-keyboard-mouse its in my currency its about $29 or less ~ headshots through the eye precision.

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Maybe consider the Corsair M45? I own one myself and I'm very satisfied with it 

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Logitech G502 <3

 

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I'm rocking an logitech g400s, and i'm madly in love with it.

Love this thing <3

 

Is there a difference (other than esthetics & $20 price difference) between the G402 & G400s? Is one more optimized for a game type than the other? I personally prefer the design of the G402 over the G400s...

 

G502 is fantatsic

 

however the G302 (or even the 402) are just as good if you do not need the bells and whistles !!!

 

What bells and whistles would you be referring to? Basically, all I need is a mouse that can be used to precisely position for better aiming & precise movement that's under $60. If it's a difference in sensor or switches, I'd consider the upgrade from 402 to 502, but I'm curious as to what the difference is.

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Is there a difference (other than esthetics & $20 price difference) between the G402 & G400s? Is one more optimized for a game type than the other? I personally prefer the design of the G402 over the G400s...

 

 

What bells and whistles would you be referring to? Basically, all I need is a mouse that can be used to precisely position for better aiming & precise movement that's under $60. If it's a difference in sensor or switches, I'd consider the upgrade from 402 to 502, but I'm curious as to what the difference is.

 

The G400s is an update of the G400 - both are older generation mice (still good but still)

 

The 502 has more features than the G402 more buttons, more DPI options and programmability, interchangeable weights (think the 402 has this too) etc 

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nobody wants A4tech nowadays but they are too damn good when comes to optical tech and dpi precision anti wiggle stabilization tech.

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If you can do Massdrop you should hop on the Mionix Naos 7000 drop. Although I've heard it might take a quite bit of time to actually ship.

 

Here are some other good mice to take a look at:

  • Logitech G302/G303/G402/G502
  • SteelSeries Kana/Rival
  • Razer DeathAdder
  • Roccat Kone Pure Optical/Military
  • Zowie AM/FK/EC
  • Corsair M45/Sabre Optical
  • Mionix Avior 7000
  • CM Storm Spawn/Recon/Alcor

All of them feature a great optical sensor and should be in your budget range (G303 and G502 might not be, though).

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I'm fairly new to the PC gaming scene, at least to games that require some level of precision (CS:GO, TF2, Torchlight 2, LoL) and currently have a Logitech M305 wireless mouse. It's been great...but it's not a gaming mouse and I'm really seeing the need for a better mouse.

 

However, I've never really looked into mice before and don't know a whole lot about what's good & what's not. Basically, all I know is that Omron (is that right?) switches are the good ones, optical is better than laser, and that Logitech makes really good mice.

 

There are a few names I recognize or have looked into getting, but I, again, don't know for sure what would be best for the price. A couple of mice I've looked at include the Logitech G502, G402, eBlue Mazer II (cheaper, but seems to have good reviews,) and the Corsair M60, M65, M90.

 

I mostly play CS:GO, but enjoy the occasional game of LoL or some Torchlight 2, so multiple buttons doesn't hurt. The biggest thing in my case would be best quality for the money. I'd prefer to keep the price closer to the $30-$40 part of my $30-$60 spectrum, but I'd be willing to pay more if there is really a big performance increase.

 

Basically, I'm a n00b when it comes to mice, want to play games that require precision (and thus higher DPI/CPI on the mouse), and don't want to spend more than $60 on the mouse. Does anyone have any suggestions?

What grip do you use?

How big are your hands? Check the link in my sig for info about this.

How many buttons do you want on your mouse for macros?

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Mionix NAOS 7000 is on Massdrop right now for like half off.

I've been using Logitech peripherals for over a decade.  Lots of mice have come and gone in my 15 years of PC gaming.  The two I still have, that still work?  Both are Logitech (9 year old G5 corded, 7 year old MX1100 wireless).  I don't know if the products they make today will stand up the same to the test of time but I'd be willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

That doesn't mean that some of these newer companies don't also make a quality product...  some probably do and some probably don't.  While you could probably waste that sort of money if you shopped specifically for the most expensive brick you could find (read reviews), most of the mice in that price range are going to be quite good.

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What grip do you use?

How big are your hands? Check the link in my sig for info about this.

How many buttons do you want on your mouse for macros?

 

Thanks, I'd never been entirely sure which grip I was - those pictures helped. I think I have a finger-tip grip (or maybe a hybrid finger-tip/palm grip).

 

As for hand size, I definitely do not have large hands. That said, they aren't china doll ones either, so I've probably got medium-ish hands. Not really sure what to compare that against.

 

Buttons on the side really aren't terribly important. I wouldn't mind having the forward/back buttons and maybe 2/3 extra ones - but I don't game terribly often and when I do it tends to be FPSes as opposed to games like LoL or Torchlight 2 - so side buttons aren't a must.

 

If you can do Massdrop you should hop on the Mionix Naos 7000 drop. Although I've heard it might take a quite bit of time to actually ship.

 

Here are some other good mice to take a look at:

  • Logitech G302/G303/G402/G502
  • SteelSeries Kana/Rival
  • Razer DeathAdder
  • Roccat Kone Pure Optical/Military
  • Zowie AM/FK/EC
  • Corsair M45/Sabre Optical
  • Mionix Avior 7000
  • CM Storm Spawn/Recon/Alcor

All of them feature a great optical sensor and should be in your budget range (G303 and G502 might not be, though).

 

Awesome. I'll look into the Massdrop, do you know if it's a good mouse (personal experience?) I definitely prefer the look of the Mionix over the G402/G502.

 

Also, thanks for the list. This is really what I needed - a list of a bunch of mice that are good and decently priced that I can take and work through.

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Thanks, I'd never been entirely sure which grip I was - those pictures helped. I think I have a finger-tip grip (or maybe a hybrid finger-tip/palm grip).

 

As for hand size, I definitely do not have large hands. That said, they aren't china doll ones either, so I've probably got medium-ish hands. Not really sure what to compare that against.

 

Buttons on the side really aren't terribly important. I wouldn't mind having the forward/back buttons and maybe 2/3 extra ones - but I don't game terribly often and when I do it tends to be FPSes as opposed to games like LoL or Torchlight 2 - so side buttons aren't a must.

 

 

Awesome. I'll look into the Massdrop, do you know if it's a good mouse (personal experience?) I definitely prefer the look of the Mionix over the G402/G502.

 

Also, thanks for the list. This is really what I needed - a list of a bunch of mice that are good and decently priced that I can take and work through.

Does a Logitech G502 sound right to ya? Fits your qualifications. Also, the Mionix has some QC issues so I would avoid them for now.

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Does a Logitech G502 sound right to ya? Fits your qualifications. Also, the Mionix has some QC issues so I would avoid them for now.

 

Well, I'll definitely look into it. It's a bit more than I'd want to spend (I'd prefer to stay to the $30-$45 spectrum) and I'm not entirely sold on the design, but it does seem to come highly recommended. Would there be any reason for me to choose the G502 over the G402?

 

When you say QC issues, what do you mean exactly?

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Thanks, I'd never been entirely sure which grip I was - those pictures helped. I think I have a finger-tip grip (or maybe a hybrid finger-tip/palm grip).

 

As for hand size, I definitely do not have large hands. That said, they aren't china doll ones either, so I've probably got medium-ish hands. Not really sure what to compare that against.

 

Buttons on the side really aren't terribly important. I wouldn't mind having the forward/back buttons and maybe 2/3 extra ones - but I don't game terribly often and when I do it tends to be FPSes as opposed to games like LoL or Torchlight 2 - so side buttons aren't a must.

 

 

Awesome. I'll look into the Massdrop, do you know if it's a good mouse (personal experience?) I definitely prefer the look of the Mionix over the G402/G502.

 

Also, thanks for the list. This is really what I needed - a list of a bunch of mice that are good and decently priced that I can take and work through.

I've used Naos 7000 as my daily driver for over a year now and its easily the best mouse I've ever tried. I do have big hands though, and the Naos shell is more shaped towards palm and claw grips. For fingertip grip you'd probably want a smaller mouse, or an ambidextrous shaped one like Mionix Avior 7000, Logitech G303, Zowie AM/FK or CM Storm Spawn.

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M65 if you play shooters. Sabre for casual and not shooters. IMO

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M65 if you play shooters. Sabre for casual and not shooters. IMO

 

I heard that the M65 had some acceleration that you can't disable?

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I heard that the M65 had some acceleration that you can't disable?

I only own the sabre my buddy owns the m65 and he has had no issues.

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I heard that the M65 had some acceleration that you can't disable?

 

 

I only own the sabre my buddy owns the m65 and he has had no issues.

A common issue with laser sensors like the one in M65 is a small amount of acceleration (or variance), meaning you might sometimes overshoot or undershoot your cursor. For normal desktop use and casual gaming its not that noticeable, but for any serious gaming where muscle memory is used (most notably FPS games) it can be a huge disadvantage. However, Corsair has a superior optical versions of both M65 and Sabre: M45 and Sabre Optical.

 

If you really want to what makes a good sensor good, read this article: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=56240.0

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Thanks. I am not the heavy gamer so i would not notice this. My sabre is perfect for my needs.

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Well, I'll definitely look into it. It's a bit more than I'd want to spend (I'd prefer to stay to the $30-$45 spectrum) and I'm not entirely sold on the design, but it does seem to come highly recommended. Would there be any reason for me to choose the G502 over the G402?

 

When you say QC issues, what do you mean exactly?

G402 would work just as good.

 

The Quality control on the Mionix is pretty bad. Not the best quality

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