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Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

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As above really.

Used to an Xbox Controller but have sold the Xbox and now only casually playing games on pc.

Have a microsoft xbox controller adaptor for pc but it doesnt work for all games.

Primarily Call of Duty franchise. I like 1st person shooters.

Have tried playing with a standard mouse but its taking time to get used to it ( in fact Im useless with it so far ).

Looked at Amazon and they seem to sell lots of cheap gaming mouse in there top ten - is this the right place to start ?

Dont want to spend a fortune.

What do you think please ?

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RE: PC Gaming

Razer are a good place to start, the Deathadder isn't too expensive (£40 ish). It's well shaped, responsive and very reliable. I throw mine about the room daily and it's still perfect! Avoid those Microsoft Sidewinder ones, they're very oddly shaped and the macro button is horribly placed.

Another recommended one is the Roccat Kone.

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Forget about all the more expensive ones... for PC gaming... buy the Trust 'predator' which has  a 'triple-fire ' button to boot ... brilliant gamer mouse and not expensive at all but will out perform many a more expensive mouse... I know this to be true   Smile

found here : http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Trust_GM-4200_USB_Gamer_Optical_Mouse_157258.html

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RE: PC Gaming

Alantiggger wrote:

Forget about all the more expensive ones... for PC gaming... buy the Trust 'predator' which has  a 'triple-fire ' button to boot ... brilliant gamer mouse and not expensive at all but will out perform many a more expensive mouse... I know this to be true   Smile

found here : http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Trust_GM-4200_USB_Gamer_Optical_Mouse_157258.html

Thats more like it ! Nice and cheap unlike the Razers ( which I am told are very good btw but a bit pricey ).

It does seem very cheap though but hey if you say its good then so be it.

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RE: PC Gaming

Razer Copperhead has worked excellently for me for years. Well recommended. Cool +1 on the Deathadder for £40.

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RE: Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

Had my Logitech MX518 for approx 3 years now and have been very happy with it. Don't think it is too expensive either but can't really remember!

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RE: Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

Zag wrote:
Had my Logitech MX518 for approx 3 years now and have been very happy with it. Don't think it is too expensive either but can't really remember!
£28 at Argos.......Smile

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RE: Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

MX518 is a great mouse, have used it several times and it's regularly discounted to c.£18 if you wait around a bit.

Personally I prefer the Deathadder which is what I have - It's twice the price but the build quality is very impressive.

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RE: Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

Welll.....the mouse depends on what game you are going to play on it.....

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RE: Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

I got the roccat kone plus they the ones to go for, google it, also get a decent mousepad that will also make a difference

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RE: Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

I've always wondered what the advantages of a gaming mouse over a normal mouse? I play mostly FPS games and was looking at the Corsair M60 FPS mouse:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CH-9000001-EU-Vengeance-Performance-Gaming/dp/B005QUQP76/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351906704&sr=8-2

 

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RE: Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

It all depends on what you want from the mouse.

A gaming mouse will generally update 1000 times a second; conventional mice will be slower - but will that extra 2-3 milliseconds really make a difference when your ping might be 50-200ms, depending upon where the server is located and what your broadband is like?

Another plus point for a gaming mouse is the higher resolution; but for most games you'll probably not be wanting to go much above 1000 DPI, unless it is a really twitchy game.

One other advantage is that a gaming mouse may have extra buttons that you can assign to keystrokes, so that you can switch weapons, throw your 'nade, spot, whatever, just by pressing a button on the mouse.

 

I know that this can hardly be described as budget, but I have a Logitech G700, which is an absolute beauty; very comfortable for me and has resolution up to 5700 DPI, switchable "on the fly" (I use 1000 for normal use, but switch to 4000 when I'm in a tank or manning a turret (Planetside 2). The G700 has loads of extra buttons on it which I use for Weapons 1, 2, 3, grenade, spot enemy, interact, melee.

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RE: Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

I absolutely love my Steelseries Sensei and its cheap as for the level of performance in Australia anyway.. not sure what it retails for in the UK but if you can afford it, its defiantly worth considering Smile My mate has the Razer Deathadder and i have to say thats a fantastic mouse as well.. i just found it a little big for the way i play.. I have my sensitivity set really low and  mainly play FPS. I find the Steelseries easier to throw around on the mouse pad..

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RE: Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

LOL only just realized how old this thread is  embarassed

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RE: Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

No need to be embarrassed. Sharing your experience is still valid....Smile

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RE: Gaming mouse for a beginner ?

Maybe that thread is old! But i plan to buy gaming mouse to play FPS game, anyone can recomment for me! Logitech g700 seems good? Please give me some advise