PC Gaming/Photoshop Mouse

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#1 Posted by _Matt_ (9337 posts) -

Hey Guys,

So I'm wanting to get a good quality mouse that will do well with both gaming, and photoshop, I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations?

I really wanted a Sidewinder X8, as having read reviews it looks perfect for me, but since it was discontinued it seems impossible to find any around. I would prefer a wired mouse, under 70 British Pounds (110$).

Also, preferably nothing by Razer, as not a massive fan of them, but still open to all suggestions anyway.

I would appreciate any advice, cheers guys :)

#2 Posted by topgunmv (10335 posts) -

Well, I just recently got the rat 7 gaming mouse. The first one I received was all kinds of messed up, but I suspect it might have been one that was returned to begin with.

The replacement I was sent works great. http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Catz-R-A-T-7-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B0095D1CM8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358763048&sr=8-2&keywords=rat+7

That said, I asked the same question before I picked it, and got probably 10 different suggestions. Take a look at everything people recommend and pick the one that focuses more on what you consider important.

#3 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

if you dont want a mouse that looks like it fell off the back of a truck try the logitech g500

#4 Posted by topgunmv (10335 posts) -

if you dont want a mouse that looks like it fell off the back of a truck try the logitech g500

ionusX

Definitely the most important criteria when choosing a mouse, which one looks prettier.

#5 Posted by kraken2109 (13203 posts) -

The only way to find a mouse you like is to try as many as possible.

#6 Posted by oddballrulez (1642 posts) -
Do yourself a flavor and get a logitech mx518 ;) Had mine for a year now. If it broke; I'd probably buy another one; love it.
#7 Posted by _VenomX (1614 posts) -
Do yourself a flavor and get a logitech mx518 ;) Had mine for a year now. If it broke; I'd probably buy another one; love it.oddballrulez
I recommend G500 instead, my middle mouse wheel broke after using my MX518 extensively and Logitech sent me a G500 no question asked. Their tech support is pretty nice.
#8 Posted by _Matt_ (9337 posts) -

if you dont want a mouse that looks like it fell off the back of a truck try the logitech g500

ionusX

I do like the look of this one, do you personally have one?

#9 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="ionusX"]

if you dont want a mouse that looks like it fell off the back of a truck try the logitech g500

_Matt_

I do like the look of this one, do you personally have one?

indeed i do its a pretty nice mouse its very lightweight with the weights on light. i use all heavy weights and it makes it feel pretty normal to me

#10 Posted by Stinger78 (5826 posts) -
I use a basic $10.00 Logitech M100 optical wired mouse I got from Wal-Mart.
#11 Posted by _Matt_ (9337 posts) -

indeed i do its a pretty nice mouse its very lightweight with the weights on light. i use all heavy weights and it makes it feel pretty normal to me

ionusX

[QUOTE="oddballrulez"]Do yourself a flavor and get a logitech mx518 ;) Had mine for a year now. If it broke; I'd probably buy another one; love it._VenomX
I recommend G500 instead, my middle mouse wheel broke after using my MX518 extensively and Logitech sent me a G500 no question asked. Their tech support is pretty nice.

Ok, thanks for the advice everyone, really appreciate, decided to go with the G500 :) , ordered it for 40 pounds.

Thanks again

#12 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
Can't go wrong with G500. And RATs are known for issues.
#13 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23826 posts) -
deathadder and abyssus have the best sensor of any mouse g400 has a good one too don't most artists use tablets to draw on anyway? Why do you care about your mouse?
#14 Posted by obenns (303 posts) -

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6 Pounds. had one for 6 years, used for Photoshop, Gaming and all the rest of it.

#15 Posted by _Matt_ (9337 posts) -

deathadder and abyssus have the best sensor of any mouse g400 has a good one too don't most artists use tablets to draw on anyway? Why do you care about your mouse?JigglyWiggly_

Tablets are brilliant, but on my current budget I can only afford either a decent mouse or a mediocre tablet (and currently have a rubbish mouse and a rubbish tablet); and thus mouse wins hands down as it has more uses: I can happily use a mouse within Unreal Development Kit, 3DS Max, and games, where I would struggle with a tablet.


But yes, a decent tablet will be bought at some stage too.


#16 Posted by _Matt_ (9337 posts) -

21DGT39036L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

6 Pounds. had one for 6 years, used for Photoshop, Gaming and all the rest of it.

obenns

That is my current mouse, it was ok, but is now a bit faulty, it often skips/hangs, and the scroll wheel has stopped working; time for an upgrade.

#17 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23826 posts) -
you can use a tablet for games http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FA59G0WqQg&t=15s dhat speed he also has videos where he plays chivalry with a tablet i tried playing that game on hard mode/insane mode my first try didn't work LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfklGcm8Oi8&hd=1
#18 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2621 posts) -

[QUOTE="obenns"]

21DGT39036L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

6 Pounds. had one for 6 years, used for Photoshop, Gaming and all the rest of it.

_Matt_

That is my current mouse, it was ok, but is now a bit faulty, it often skips/hangs, and the scroll wheel has stopped working; time for an upgrade.

Went thru a few of these. loved em. i have a new wife now though her name is g700<3

#19 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23826 posts) -
If that's a wheel mouse optical, if you overclock the polling rate to 1000hz or 500hz, it's what the majority of top CS players use. A lot of top quake live duelers use it as well. It's a good mouse, good sensor. It doesn't excel at anything though, it's a great all rounder when overclocked though.
#20 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2621 posts) -
[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]If that's a wheel mouse optical, if you overclock the polling rate to 1000hz or 500hz, it's what the majority of top CS players use. A lot of top quake live duelers use it as well. It's a good mouse, good sensor. It doesn't excel at anything though, it's a great all rounder when overclocked though.

how do you overclock a mouse? I must know
#21 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23826 posts) -
Just the polling rate. You have a g700, I think logitech software will let you change the polling rate. If you have a cheap generic mice, a lot of them become significantly better if you change the polling rate. http://www.ngohq.com/news/15043-how-to-increase-usb-sample-rate-in-windows-vista-7-a.html#ixzz1dfRTDX00
#22 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -
[QUOTE="_SKatEDiRt_"][QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"]If that's a wheel mouse optical, if you overclock the polling rate to 1000hz or 500hz, it's what the majority of top CS players use. A lot of top quake live duelers use it as well. It's a good mouse, good sensor. It doesn't excel at anything though, it's a great all rounder when overclocked though.

how do you overclock a mouse? I must know

Logitech Setpoint has the option to go up to 1000.