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Peripherals Looking for an MX518 replacement

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by silk186, 7 Sep 2017.

  1. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    I recently misplaced my logitech anywhere MX and went back to my MX518. I loved my MX518 and have been using one since it came out in 2005 (I'm on my third one).That said, I feel the mouse is too slow. I want to replace my MX518 because the dpi button is sticking, it feels a bit sluggish and I want something more updated. I can max the mouse speed in windows but the movement doesn't feel smooth. Hopefully newer sensors work well on a wider range of surfaces, though I do use a mouse pad..

    I would like an ergonomic, right-handed mouse with an 8 button design, I like how I can palm grip during normal activity and claw grip when playing FPS games. I will be buying the mouse in China from Taobao next month and most of the gaming mice seem to be around the same price. I would really like an 8 button design with a nice sensor that works on a range of surfaces. Naturally I don't want crap acceleration or prediction.

    If I could get one mouse that would do everything as well as wireless and working on all surfaces that would be great as well.

    It seems that I should consider these options based on my own:
    • Logitech G403 (379 RMB)
    • Razer DeathAdder Elite (399 RMB)
    • SteelSeries Rival 310 (379 RMB)
    • Zowie EC2-A (379 RMB)
    All of these mice are basically the same price: £45

    Games: Doom, JC3, The Witcher 3
    Hand size: 19.5cm x 10.5cm
    Hand Preference: Right
    Grip: Palm for regular use, claw for gaming
    Weight: No preference
    Sensitivity: High
     
  2. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    I have both a Logitech G402 and G502. They're both superb, but the 502 is a lot more comfortable.
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    I have the G403 [wired], and i find it ok... picked it up cheap on Amazon Prime day as a replacement for a knackered G400.
     
  4. silk186

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    Logitech G403 http://www.rocketjumpninja.com/logitech-g403-review/
    • Sensor: 3366 Optical (Extremely Good)
    • Weight: 90g wired, 106g wireless
    • Buttons: Omron Switches
    • Size: Large
    • Game Types: FPS, MOBA and RTS

    • Concerns: unsatisfying thumb buttons, braided cable, high palm

    Razer DeathAdder Elite http://www.rocketjumpninja.com/razer-deathadder-elite-review/
    • Sensor: Optical (Extremely Good)
    • Weight: 98g
    • Buttons: Razer Mechanical Switches
    • Size: Large
    • Game Types: FPS, MOBA and RTS

    • Concerns: Lacks on-board memory, requires proprietary software

    SteelSeries Rival 310 http://www.rocketjumpninja.com/steelseries-rival-310-review/
    • Sensor: 3360 Optical (Extremely Good)
    • Weight: 92g
    • Buttons: Omron Switches
    • Size: ML-Large
    • Game Types: FPS, MOBA and RTS

    • Concerns: buttons not the best

    Zowie EC2-A http://www.rocketjumpninja.com/zowie-ec2-a-review/
    • Sensor: 3310 Optical (Very Good)
    • Weight: 95g without cable
    • Buttons: Huano Switches
    • Size: Medium
    • Game Types: FPS
     
  5. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    The aesthetics of the G502 are really not for me. One of the reasons I didn't upgrade to a g400s the last time my MX518 needed replacing. I want my mouse to look like a mouse, not a space craft. It also looks harder to clean and easier to damage.
     
  6. silk186

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    I'm deciding between the G403 and Rival 310.
    Don't anyone know where I can hold these in London to see which one is more comfortable?
     
  7. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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    I had the MX518 and then moved to the G400 which is pretty much the same mouse.

    Now I have the Roccat Kone Pure OwlEye, which is great for smaller hands and I really love it, could even say prefer it. But I also tried the Roccat EMP and was impressed but it was to large for me and is a bit larger than the MX518.
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    GAME or Pissy world might have display models of the G403 that you can grope, not sure about the SteelSeries
     
  9. silk186

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    Does anyone know if Currys would have the G403 and Rival 310 on display? I would love to try the two out.
    I feel my MX518 is a little bigger than necessary which would indicate the Rival 310 as a better fit between the two.
     
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    The GAME near me said 'we don't support PC gaming', I can visit a Pissy world if they have both models. If them only have one it won't be able to offer much of a comparison. I'm sure if I were to try either I would be satisfied.
     
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    I tried the GAME and Currys in Stafford but they only have the Rival 100, no rival 310, no G403 and no display models.
     
  12. silk186

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    It seems that nobody carries both and that the only option is to order both from Amazon and return one. Not Ideal but...
    The benefit is that I can try them both out for a for a while before deciding. How many days to have to decide with Amazon?
     

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