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Want to buy a gaming mouse but have no idea what to get.

Rockgod99Rockgod99 Manhatten, NYPosts: 4,640Member
It's time for the good old God of Rock to bring his PC gaming into 2011. I would like to purchase a gaming mouse. One of those mice that have a crazy amount of buttons on them. Price range under 100 bones because the god of rock has a goddess that will kick the gods ass if he spends too much on a mouse. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Peace m/

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  • DarwaDarwa CambridgePosts: 2,184Member Common

    I recently bought a Razer Deathadder copy off ebay, and was amazed because it's actually better quality than the original. Apparently it's one of the biggest selling mice in China. Worth keeping in mind as you continue your search.

    Here's a link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/180594834180

  • ultreosultreos BrisbanePosts: 14Member

    The Razer Naga has more buttons to push than your "Goddess".  How many macro's does one need on one mouse? Who knows.  But the Naga should have enough.

     

    Link: http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.169418900

  • Luthor_XLuthor_X Campbellsville, KYPosts: 431Member

    Originally posted by ultreos

    The Razer Naga has more buttons to push than your "Goddess".  How many macro's does one need on one mouse? Who knows.  But the Naga should have enough.

     

    Link: http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.169418900

     

    I agree, I use a naga and it's top shelf!

  • thanoskkkthanoskkk AthensPosts: 229Member Common

    Same here, i have the razer  naga and i love it so far.

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  • cshanorcshanor Huntsville, ALPosts: 64Member

    I bought the Naga, and while it is a great mouse, I found it awkward for my big hand to use efficiently, so I traded it in for the Imperator which I am enjoying so far.

  • therain93therain93 Winthrop, MAPosts: 2,039Member

    I've been very happy with the logitech G5 for several years now.

  • OBK1OBK1 BorPosts: 637Member

    Naga! It is great. But as someone said, if you have big hands then you might want to look elsewhere.

  • Rockgod99Rockgod99 Manhatten, NYPosts: 4,640Member
    I like the look of the naga and the price is good. My issue is all those tiny buttons and my big ass hands having trouble hitting them comfortably. Anyone have the naga and semi-large hands wanna give me some feedback on how easy those buttons are to hit? I don't want hand cramps while playing.

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  • Rockgod99Rockgod99 Manhatten, NYPosts: 4,640Member
    Originally posted by OBK1

    Naga! It is great. But as someone said, if you have big hands then you might want to look elsewhere.

     

    Crap...

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  • JoarnajJoarnaj Elizabethton, TNPosts: 258Member

    Have you looked into a gamepad? I know it's not a mouse, but I've looked at the Naga, which looks amazing, but I don't think I could switch from my gamepad which is SO easy to use and you can hotkey up to 51 commands to it. My favorite is the Nostromo N52 Speedpad which can be had (used) on ebay for $25. Or you can get a new N52TE (personally not a fan but some people love it) for $45, also on ebay.

    Just a thought. Not as cool as a great mouse, of course, but probably a lot more functional.

    I was pleasantly surprised when I went from Apprentice to full 5 star Elite in under 2 months. I was pleasantly surprised again when I went from Elite to just barely Hardcore in 2 weeks. Apprentice, here I come!

  • JoarnajJoarnaj Elizabethton, TNPosts: 258Member

    Oh... and I also have semi-big and clumsy hands which is another reason I'm very comfortable with a gamepad.

    I was pleasantly surprised when I went from Apprentice to full 5 star Elite in under 2 months. I was pleasantly surprised again when I went from Elite to just barely Hardcore in 2 weeks. Apprentice, here I come!

  • cheyanecheyane Rome Posts: 3,002Member Uncommon

    You got a goddess kicking your ass in my home my husband is never allowing me to buy mouse or keyboard and arguing with me. I want to get the naga but I already have a G500 logitech which has 8 (10-2 which is left and right mouse) customizable buttons 3 by the side of the thumb two where the dpi those dpi can be reset too 1-0 on action bar and the scroll it too can be reset to left press,right press and centre press . So that is 8 buttons but all over the place and not organized like the Razer Naga. However the positions are easily reachable and may be the positions help you categorize your actions like heal on the thumb side and attack on the 3 scroll buttons and so on.

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  • Rockgod99Rockgod99 Manhatten, NYPosts: 4,640Member
    Ok I bought the Naga. One question I know this thing is going to come with an installation CD. Which for most people is no issue. Sadly my mobile gaming machine is a Alienware Mx11 and the little bastard doesn't have an optical drive. Do you guys know if the Razer site has the drivers available to download? Not really wanting to get this thing and find out I can't use it while I'm on the road with my band.

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  • OBK1OBK1 BorPosts: 637Member

    There should be drivers at the official site!

    http://cult.razerzone.com/2010/01/06/razer-new-razer-naga-drivers-key-mapping-is-a-go/

    edit: might not be the newest drivers, check the whole site.

  • Rockgod99Rockgod99 Manhatten, NYPosts: 4,640Member
    Originally posted by OBK1

    There should be drivers at the official site!
    http://cult.razerzone.com/2010/01/06/razer-new-razer-naga-drivers-key-mapping-is-a-go/

     

    Thanks!
    Alright guys/gals thanks for all the help. The Naga looks like the perfect mmo mouse. Can't wait to get that mofo.

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  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn belleville, ILPosts: 1,706Member Uncommon

    lol, i wish i hadn't looked at this thread.  Because of it I just bought a new mouse and keyboard.  I looked at alot of reviews and such and chose the.

     

    cyborg rat 7 mouse

    cyborg gaming keyboard

     

    I more or less had to get one with the other since I like having matching equipment.

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  • CatamountCatamount Indian Trail, NCPosts: 773Member

    Yeah the RAT7 mice are very nice.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    Has anyone tried the Logitech G700? It doesn't have nearly as many buttons as the Razer Naga, but the buttons it does have seem to be setup pretty well.

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming/mice-keyboard-combos/devices/7244

    I have been looking at the Rat7 for awhile too. It looks like just the kind of mouse I'd like, but it's hard to justify when I have four or five different razer mice laying around.

    *edit* There's also a Logitech G13 Gamepad which looks pretty nice too (plus it's a Logitech).

    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboard/devices/5123

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  • RutterkinRutterkin Toronto, ONPosts: 33Member Common

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826102062

    That's what I recommend.  Been using it since Sept and I love it.  It's a touch on the heavy side if you prefer a light mouse but being able to customize the way it fits is what really sold it for me.

  • TheHelperTheHelper KnapstadPosts: 108Member

    I was going to advise the Razor Mamba, so farI have had it for 2 years now and never had a problem. Though the Naga is essentially the Mamba with macro buttons, so an all-around good purchase and hope you like it! :)

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by TheHelper
    I was going to advise the Razor Mamba, so farI have had it for 2 years now and never had a problem. Though the Naga is essentially the Mamba with macro buttons, so an all-around good purchase and hope you like it! :)


    The Razer DeathAdder is the same body as the Naga and the Mamba, but it's wired and less expensive. I got a Mamba for Christmas last year or the year before and it's still my mouse of choice. I also have the DeathAdder (red Voodoo Gaming Edition) that I took to work because I had to do something with it. I have trouble using other people's mice now though because they all move so slow.

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  • CatamountCatamount Indian Trail, NCPosts: 773Member

    Originally posted by lizardbones

    Has anyone tried the Logitech G700? It doesn't have nearly as many buttons as the Razer Naga, but the buttons it does have seem to be setup pretty well.



    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming/mice-keyboard-combos/devices/7244



    I have been looking at the Rat7 for awhile too. It looks like just the kind of mouse I'd like, but it's hard to justify when I have four or five different razer mice laying around.



    *edit* There's also a Logitech G13 Gamepad which looks pretty nice too (plus it's a Logitech).



    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboard/devices/5123

    Unless the idea is to have mountains of buttons to press for MMOs (macros can simply be kept on one's keyboard, as with my Sidewinder X4), the RAT 7 and the Logitech G500/G700 are probably the best mice on the market right now.

    The RAT 7 has customizability going for it if you're willing to take the time to set it up, while those particular Logitech mice have excellent sensors, and the G700s dual wired/wireless ability is nice (though you lose the G500s customizable weights).

     

    There's a lot more to mice than how many buttons one can cram on.

  • Rockgod99Rockgod99 Manhatten, NYPosts: 4,640Member
    Lol. You guys turned me onto that Razer stuff. I just ordered the Naga, the Norstromo and a new headset. The goddess will be upset.

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  • CatamountCatamount Indian Trail, NCPosts: 773Member

    I actually went with Razer for my headset. The Carcharias is really rather nice, and didn't break the bank at $55

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,453Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Catamount

    Originally posted by lizardbones

    Has anyone tried the Logitech G700? It doesn't have nearly as many buttons as the Razer Naga, but the buttons it does have seem to be setup pretty well.



    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/gaming/mice-keyboard-combos/devices/7244



    I have been looking at the Rat7 for awhile too. It looks like just the kind of mouse I'd like, but it's hard to justify when I have four or five different razer mice laying around.



    *edit* There's also a Logitech G13 Gamepad which looks pretty nice too (plus it's a Logitech).



    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/keyboards/keyboard/devices/5123

    Unless the idea is to have mountains of buttons to press for MMOs (macros can simply be kept on one's keyboard, as with my Sidewinder X4), the RAT 7 and the Logitech G500/G700 are probably the best mice on the market right now.

    The RAT 7 has customizability going for it if you're willing to take the time to set it up, while those particular Logitech mice have excellent sensors, and the G700s dual wired/wireless ability is nice (though you lose the G500s customizable weights).

     

    There's a lot more to mice than how many buttons one can cram on.

    The issue is not moving one's hand all over a keyboard if one can avoid it.

    I have to say the Razer naga was the mouse I invented in my head before it was ever marketed. I always wanted a mouse that I could access all the number keys with my thumb but never saw anything. Oh sure they had two side buttons but that wasn't enough. I like keeping my hands firmly on my move buttons and firing off abilities without ever changing hand positions.

    As long as one is intelligent about how they use the naga it could be a great fit for some people.

    I say "intelligent" because I think some people are just going to map their skills in an order and not think about tiring the hand.

    For me, any ability that I do many times over and over is put on a button that falls naturally for my hand. Any ability that is used less often I put on a button that is a bit less natural. In this way I don't hurt my hand or wrist. One has to experiment a bit with what feels "right". I approach the buttons of the Naga much like I approach a musical instrument.

    In any case, I'll never own another mouse again unless it's similar.

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