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    Default Do gaming mouses actually help?

    Or are they a waste of money/gimmick?

    I want to get the budgeted logitech g100s mouse.

    ANyone have that mouse? What is your opinion on it?

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    You will notice how smooth they glide compared to a basic mouse, I myself have a g700, has 4 side buttons and multi profile support per application, not sure what driver the g100 runs on but it should be able to do the same thing.


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    They take longer to break, and are more comfortable to use. I go through about one mouse per year. But as long as it's not wireless, you are fine. One benefit of gaming mouses is that you have more hotkeys available on the mousem which can save you time casting spells. Also, I love the feel of logitech's grip.

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    using a g9 ... totally different from a normal mouse ... gaming mouses help quite a lot because most of them got nice configs that you can change according to your gameplay style ... i got g9 for fps gaming because i can switch out my sensitivity on mouse directly and it glides super good ...
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    If you won't go hardcore into FPS then no, doesn't matter what you buy. Although a mouse with extra buttons can be useful in some games from time to time.


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    I've noticed a fair difference when using a friend's gaming mouse in my ability to aim. I'm still too cheap to get one, especially because I've been playing Dark Souls which uses my 360 controller.

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    I fell in love with my Razer immediately when I was hardcore into Battlefield. The adjustable DPI button on the side made it that much easier to toggle sensitivity for sniping (medium sensitivity), flying a jet (ultra high sensitivity), and general gameplay.

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    In essence, no. Some will argue otherwise. Gaming peripherals are generally targeted to a very small portion of the gaming community. Think about it, my friend blew on a keyboard and mouse what I spent on a graphics card, and I still beat him. I even had a very good gaming mouse and keyboard at the time (Microsoft's sidewinder) I never used the macro settings not once, in fact the only buttons I found worth using was the side buttons on the mouse for back and forward paging, and the volume on the keyboard.

    On the other hand it's pure cosmetics.

    There is a mouse I saw that reduces your recoil in fps games, but that's just cheating..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreyTrey12 View Post
    In essence, no. Some will argue otherwise. Gaming peripherals are generally targeted to a very small portion of the gaming community. Think about it, my friend blew on a keyboard and mouse what I spent on a graphics card, and I still beat him. I even had a very good gaming mouse and keyboard at the time (Microsoft's sidewinder) I never used the macro settings not once, in fact the only buttons I found worth using was the side buttons on the mouse for back and forward paging, and the volume on the keyboard.

    On the other hand it's pure cosmetics.

    There is a mouse I saw that reduces your recoil in fps games, but that's just cheating..
    They don't necessarily make you better at games, It's mostly how they feel in your hand, how smoothly it glides across a surface.


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    I hear they're more durable and has more...uhh...buttons? and extra options...like this gaming mouse my friend has, it has its own sensitivity settings

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    There are two things that matter when you're picking out a gaming mouse:

    The first is the DPI and how far the DPI does & doesn't extends. If you're buying a gaming mouse and the DPI only extends to 1200 than you might as well buy a regular mouse because that slight increase isn't, however, you don't want to set the DPI higher than you're comfortable with. For example I have played with a mouse that had a DPI of 5700 with low sensitivity* and I just couldn't get the hang of it, but @ 1920x1080 I feel comfortable with a DPI of 3200 with moderate sensitivity. If you train yourself to react to a higher DPI & high sensitivity it will, technically, mean that you can perform the same movement faster with less force.

    The second, and IMO, the most important thing about picking a gaming mouse is the weight system. If you're buying gaming mice just for the DPI than by-all-means go right ahead and plop down that wad of money. I would rather buy a 2000 DPI mouse with a weight system than a mouse with 6000 DPI without one. The weight system can be compared to IRL sensitivity settings. Normally it will come with five to eight weights that can be removed or entered into the back end of the mouse. This allows you to adjust the push and pull weight to your liking. My mouse has eight weights and I use four of them when playing FPS games and six of them when doing regular tasks.

    A common misconception about gaming peripherals is that you have to spend a boat-load of cash. Razer makes great peripherals but they cost a lot. You can easily find cheaper mice and keyboards. I would personally suggest the Anker« 8200 DPI mouse because it has an eight-piece weight system and that super high DPI can be adjusted to your liking. It's not going to win you mad cred at lan parties but it's functional. Mechanical keyboards can be had for as little as $30 (maybe lower?) on ebay, but that's another thread.

    *Sensitivity is a windows setting and not a mouse hardware setting. Sensitivity allows you to control the the accuracy of the mouse, while DPI is how fast the mouse moves. Here is a quote from someone who can explain it a little better than I can: "DPI means dots per inch. If the mouse is calculating more dots per inch then it is more precise. A bump in sensitivity is just a change in how the mouse interprets the jump between dots. So, low sensitivity with High DPI wont be any faster or slower, but it will technically be picking up more precise tracking."

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    I have the Mionix Naos 5000. It glides over my mouse pad much smoother than my old mouse. It feels really comfortable as well. If you're playing FPS, a mouse that you're comfortable helps tremendously. For MMORPG or RTS where you want to have a lot of key bindings, mouses with extra buttons are very nice.

    Gaming mouses with a lot of features are more for hardcore gamers. A regular mouse will be fine for a normal gamer. If you're not very hardcore but use the computer for a long time, a comfortable mouse is very preferred.

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    The 1000hz polling rate makes a lot of difference when compared to normal mouses. Very smooth. Gaming mice tend to be more durable as well.

    I'd pay up to $30 for one I guess. Got my Razer Abyssus cheap from a friend who was getting a new mouse.

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