Gaming Mouse vs Regular Mouse

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  1. .Vision

    .Vision Master Guru

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    Besides extra buttons what does a gaming mouse have that a regular mouse doesn't. I can sniper perfectly fine with the laser mouse that came with my computer. Can't snipe with a ball mouse though, I've tried. But really what difference would it really make to use "gaming" mouse.
     
  2. scatman839

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    Nothing, to be honest.

    High price mice are often more comfy though, and might have a longer battery life if wireless.
     
  3. Drizzt

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    Well companies that sell "gaming" mice will tell you they have enhanced precision, better lasers and response times etc...

    Theoretically, they are correct, but in actual practice the difference is usually insignificant. All that matter for myself is the amount of buttons, the ergonomics of the mouse and the quality of the mouse wheel. All of which are perfect on the deathadder and lacking on every other mouse I've ever tried.
     
  4. PHJF

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    Higher DPI, polling rates, "better" (subjective) buttons, weight management, and in the case of Razer mice, robust options.

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  5. anwaypasible

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    normal mice have a 'sleep' feature that goes in terms with the energy star energy efficiency

    basically the gaming mice never go to sleep while average mice take a nap when your not using it to conserve energy and the life of the diode.

    gaming mice should have better buttons that have longer life spans

    the usb polling rate is higher

    the dots per inch is higher

    you can adjust the weight of gaming mice

    one is made to be abused and the other is not.
     
  6. LedHed

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    DPI on the fly is really nice and "gaming" mice can track faster movements than standard mice.

    I notice a clear difference between using my Logitech MX518 and a standard Dell Optical when gaming. Not just the DPI difference but the smoothness and my overall accuracy. (I snipe in TF2)
     
  7. Ali_NZ

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    Once you've used to a high dpi gaming mouse, you'll find the standard 600-800dpi mice too slow. I can see your point though. Before my current mouse I was perfectly happy with a stock Asus one.
     
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  8. v3x?

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    I used to use a microsoft standard optical mouse. It was great! Small, easy to use and simple. But after i got into hardcore gaming i realised i wanted more from both my mouse and keyboard - and after buying a razer lycosa and krait, i can't believe i used to hit headshots lol It all depends on how you play, if you play fast paced games, i recommend getting a gaming mouse; their custmizable features put them way above default mice. The comfort and the way they look is a very big bonus in my opinion and, if you are into gaming a lot, they are very good at improving confidence as a whole helping gameplay :)
     
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    most people can never use a hi dpi gaming mouse at full sensitivity properly. go ahead and try one out at 2000 dpi. 800-1200 is a good range. a mouse is a personal thing. you have to try them before you find out what suits you.
     
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    i'm thinking about trading in my g5 for the microsoft sidewinder.

    i dont know how it performs but its a great mouse to wrap tension around.
     

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    Ergonomics, custom profiles that can be switched on the fly (different dpi, independant vertical and horizontal resolution) and generally higher dpi.
     
  12. Neo Cyrus

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    Normal mice tend to break down over time. "Gaming" mice have longer warranties and take a hell of a lot more to break down. Just buy a G5 and be done with it. That's what I did and now I don't have to worry about my mouse spontaneously imploding for no apparent reason like the 10,000 other mice I had did.
     
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    I know people who have been using the same G5s since the model came out, and they are still working great and going strong. With the latest revision adding the extra button like the MX518, I have to say that the G5 (or G7 - the wireless version) is really an amazing mouse.

    I'm thinking of getting one of the new 2 button wired G5s and using my G7 with my laptop.
     
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    Nothing.
     

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