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Old 01-06-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Default Is a Gaming Mouse Necessary?

I was playing Just Cause 2 and it was hard to get head shots because I need precision mouse input. But do I need 400 dpi or 6000 dpi? - I don't know! If a higher 6000 dpi moves the mouse cursor more per inch than 400 dpi then maybe I just need 400 dpi?

Anyone have a gaming mouse and what are your experiences with it? Is higher or lower dpi better?
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:56 AM
 
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The higher the resolution, the better. You can still scale down speed (you don't want your cursor moving across the screen every time you move your mouse a quarter of an inch), regardless of how high of DPI you get.

My most favorite of mice is my trusty dusty Logitech MX518. I used to use Logitech Revolution mouses but they died on me every year or so....these 518s are the only ones for me now.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I use a Microsoft Sidewinder, has 3 DPI settings built in, works pretty well. Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse - 9-btn Mouse - Wired - USB

The higher DPI, the better control you have. However, I like having the adjustable DPI for when I need slower movement in games.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:27 AM
 
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I find too much DPI is too fast for me. My friend has a bunch of gaming mouses and I cant use them. I just use a regular old mouse(not track and ball, laser)
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: NH
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I have always used trackballs, currently use a Logitec Trackman and have no trouble getting headshots on moving targets.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I have always used trackballs, currently use a Logitec Trackman and have no trouble getting headshots on moving targets.
Tried to use a trackball for FPS games, and it didn't go well for me. Apparently my thumb isn't coordinated enough to snipe with one... However, I do use one for my MMORPG games, and it's great for that.
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:58 AM
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I use and can recommend a Logitech G9 gaming mouse. It's not the cheapest but has 3 "body" options of which you can choose the one that best fits your hand, a set of weights (not that big a deal if you're not a pro gamer, but it's nice) and is virtually indestructible - I've had it for about 3 years and while it no longer looks brand new, it still works like it is.
And it's really good for office work too!
Generally though you don't really need an expensive "gaming" mouse, with all their bells and whistles - you can choose a "budget" gaming mouse and won't feel a difference. Remember that a dozen or so extra buttons on the mouse, while usually a nice addition, won't really be useful to you - but you'll pay for every one of them
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